The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. If and when personal data, such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses, are collected, this is provided on a voluntary basis if possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.
All personal data you provide will be processed and used only so far it is necessary for the fulfilment of the respective purpose.
However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g. e-mail communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.
The website contains so-called “external links” to other websites, on which content the provider of the website has no influence. Therefore, the provider cannot assume any liability for this content.
The provider of the linked website is responsible for the content and accuracy of the provided information. At the time of linking no legal infringements were recognizable. Upon notification of such infringements the link will be removed immediately.
This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damages to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our offer more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer.
The most cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Those cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can adjust your browser that way in order to be informed when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies or to generally exclude cookies in certain cases as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website.
The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as
- browser type/version
- used operating system
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of query
Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. A merging with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if reasonable evidences concerning illegal use become known.
If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact data, are stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of additional enquiries. Those data will not be passed on without your permission. After discontinuation of the purpose, we will delete your data.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require your email address as well as information which allow us to check that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to the reception of the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use those data exclusively for the sending of the requested information and do not transmit them to third parties.
The given permission to the storage of the data, the email address as well as the use of such for the purpose of sending the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time via the “Unsubscribe”-link within the newsletter.
This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called"cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.
If the IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP-address will be shortened priory within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases your complete IP-address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google Analytics will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to the use of this websites by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
On our websites plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. You recognise these plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, please see here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US.
If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under http://twitter.com/account/settings
On our websites functions of the service Google +1 are integrated. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and forwarding of Information: By using the Google +1 button you may publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personal-related contents from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have voted +1 for contents as well as information about the website that you were visiting as you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 votes may be published or displayed as notices together with your profile name and your picture at Google services, such as search results, your Google profile or at other places on websites. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve the Google sevices for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the user name chosen for this profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases this name may be replaced by another name which you used when sharing contents via your Google account. The ID of your Google account can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or possess any other information identifying you.
Use of collected information: Besides the above mentioned designated purposes, the details provided by you are treated according to current Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics about +1 activities of users or pass those statistics on to users and contractual partners like publishers, advertisers or linked websites, respectively.
Our website uses functions of the website LinkedIn, Provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With every access of one of our website which contains functions of LinkedIn, there will be connection to servers of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend” button of LinkedIn and are logged on to your LinkedIn account it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit on our website and your account. We would like to point out that we as providers of this websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of those data.
On our website we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ("Pinterest"). If you access a website which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin in transmits protocol data to the servers of Pinterest in the U.S.A. These protocol data may contain your IP-address, the address of the visited website, which also contain this plugin, type and setting of the browser, date and time of query, your way of using Pinterest as well as cookies.
Our website uses functions of the website YouTube. The Youtube websites are provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you access one of our websites which contains a YouTube plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Youtube.If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your visit of our websites with your user account. If you do not wish that YouTube associates your visit of our websites to your YouTube account, please log out of your YouTube account.
Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking
You have the right to be informed about your person-related data, their origin and addressee and the purpose of data processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of those data at any time and free of charge. For further questions and questions concerning person-related data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the legal note.
Objection to commercial mails
The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures in case of being sent unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam mails etc.
Additional advice to the already provided text on copyright
The content and works created on this website are copyright. All contributions from third parties are identified as such. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialisation of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator. Copies of these pages are for private use only, not, however, for commercial purposes.
The representation of this website in third-party frames is also subject to written authorization.