Privacy Policy

Data Protection
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your
personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.
The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as
names, addresses or email addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis when possible. Those
data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.
However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g email 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.

Cookies
This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer and do not
contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our product more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure.
Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer.
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 to inform you 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.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by 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 usually sent to
and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.
You will find more information concerning the treatment of user data by Google Analytics in Google’s
Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser Plugin
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 (including your IP address) and related to the use of these websites, as well as the
processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Facebook-Plug-ins (Like-Button)
Our websites integrate plug-ins from the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo
Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise these plugins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on
our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please see: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is
established by this plug-in. In this way, Facebook receives information that you have visited our websites
with your IP-address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook
account, you may link the contents of our websites to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can
associate your visit to our websites with your Facebook account. We would like to point out that we as
providers of these websites do not obtain knowledge about the content of the transmitted data as well as
the use of such by Facebook. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Facebook under
https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log
out of your Facebook account.

Instagram
Functions of the service Instagram are embedded on our websites. These functions are offered by the
Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram
account, you can link content of our websites to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button.
Instagram will thereby associate visits to our websites with your user account. We would like to point out
that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the content of transmitted data as
well as their use by Instagram.
For further information, please review the Instagram Privacy Policy:
http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

LinkedIn
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider of LinkedIn is the LinkedIn Corporation,
2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you access one of our websites which
contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn is established. LinkedIn will be
informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn recommend
button while logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our websites with
your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain
knowledge about the content of transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.
For further information, please review the LinkedIn Privacy Policy:
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacypolicy

Pinterest
On our website we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest which is operated by Pinterest Inc.,
808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-4904, 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 transmits protocol data to the Pinterest servers in the U.S.A. These protocol data might contain
your IP address, the address of the website visited, which also contains this plugin, the type and settings
of the browser, the date and time of query, your way of using Pinterest, as well as cookies.
For further information concerning purpose, extent and further processing and use of the data by
Pinterest, as well as your respective rights and possibilities for the protection of your privacy, please read
the Pinterest Privacy Policy:
https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

Google Web Fonts
For the homogenous display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google.
On retrieving a website your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order
to correctly display texts and fonts. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a
standard font.
For further information, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq
as well as Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

XING
Our website uses functions of the network XING. The provider of these functions is XING AG,
Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg. With each access of one of our websites that contains the XING
functions, a connection to XING servers will be established. To our knowlege, no storage of personal data
will occur. In particular, XING neither stores IP addresses nor evaluates user behaviour.
For further information concerning data protection and the XING share button, please read the XING
Privacy Policy under: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

YouTube
Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated website YouTube. The provider of the website is
YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites with an
embedded YouTube-plugin, a connection to YouTube servers will be established. Information about which
of our websites you have visited will then be transmitted to the YouTube server.
If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour
with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of YouTube.
You will find further information concerning the treatment of user data in the YouTube Privacy Policy
under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Objection to commercial mails
Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Notice/Impressum. 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 against senders of unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam emails etc.