The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal information very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection statement.
In general, it is possible to use our website without entering any personal information. If any personal data is collected on our website (e.g. name, address or email address), this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express authorisation.
We would like to make you aware that data transfer via the internet (e.g. in email communication) can have security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to completely protect your data from third party access.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically communicates to us. This includes:
- Browser type and version
- Operating systems in use
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This information cannot be attributed to specific people. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this information retrospectively if there is specific evidence of illegal use.
If you send us an inquiry using our contact form, your details from the inquiry form including any contact details you have entered will be stored by us in order to process the inquiry and any follow-up inquiries.
This information will not be passed on to third parties without your agreement.
If you would like to receive the newsletter that we offer on the website, we will need an email address from you and information that proves you are the holder of the provided email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Other data is not collected. We only use these details to send you the requested information and do not forward any details to third parties.
You can retract your consent to the saving of your details and email address and their use to send to newsletter at any time through the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
This website uses the functions of “Google Analytics”, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses “Cookies”. These are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
You can find more information about how Google Analytics deals with your user data in Google’s data protection statement:
Opposition to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking the following link. This will install an opt-out cookie, which prevents your data from being recorded upon future visitors to this website:
Deactivate Google Analytics
Order data processing
We have concluded a contract concerning order data processing with Google and fully implement the strict guidelines of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Facebook plugins (Like button)
Plug-ins from social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our website. You will recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. There is an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here:
When you visit our site, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server through the plug-in. Facebook thereby receives information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our site to your Facebook profile.
This means Facebook can allocate the visit to our site to your user account. We advise you that as the provider of the site, we do not obtain any information of the contents of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. You will find more information about this in Facebook’s data protection statement at http://dede.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to allocate the visit to our site to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Twitter functions are incorporated onto our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “ReTweet” function, the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and displayed to other users. As a result of this, data is also communicated to Twitter. We advise you that as the provider of the site, we do not obtain any information of the contents of the data transmitted or its use by Twitter. You will find more information about this in Twitters’s data protection statement at
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at:
This website uses functions of Google+, provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and disclosure of information: the Google+ button allows you to publish information globally. You and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners via the Google+ button. Google saves the information that you have given +1 for content, and also information about the site that you were looking at when clicking +1. Your +1s can be displayed as notes together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as for example search results or your Google profile, or shown in other places on websites and ads in the internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google+ button, you need a Google profile which is visible and public throughout the world, and which must contain at a minimum the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In many cases, this name can also replace another name which you have used to share content via your Google account.
The identity of your Google profile can be shown to people who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Use of the collected information: as well as the intended purposes explained above, the information provided by you is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection conditions. Google may possibly publish statistical summaries about the +1 activities of users, or pass these on to users and partners, such as for example publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
This website uses functions of the LinkedIn network, provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you access one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions, a connection to the LinkedIn servers will be established. This will inform LinkedIn that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can attribute your visit to our website to your user account. We advise you that as the provider of the site, we do not obtain any information of the contents of the data transmitted or its use by LinkedIn.
You will find more information about this in LinkedIn’s data protection statement at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Our website uses functions of the network XING, provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you access one of our pages containing XING functions, a connection to the XING servers will be established. We are not aware of any personal data being stored; in particular, no IP addresses are stored and no user behaviour is analysed.
You will find more information about data protection and the XING Share button in XING’s data protection statement at:
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube website, which is operated by Google. The operator of this site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you access one of our pages which contains a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be created.
This will inform the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you are enabling YouTube to directly attribute your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
You will find more information about how user data is treated in YouTube’s data protection statement at:
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection when the browser’s address line changes from “http://” to “https://” and you can see the padlock icon on your browser line.
If the SSL encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Right to information, erasure, blocking
You have the right to information about the data we have stored about you, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to the correction, blocking or erasure of this data free of charge. You can contact us at any time using the address stated in the legal information section if you have any questions relating to this or to any other aspects of personal data.
Objection to advertising emails
The use of the contact data published as part of the obligation to provide legal information to send advertising and information that has not been explicitly required is hereby forbidden. The operators of the website reserve the explicit right to take legal steps in cases of unsolicited delivery of advertising information, for example through spam emails.