Data Privacy

Data Protection Declaration

1. Privacy Policy
Protecting your personal data when collecting, processing and using them if you visit our website is important for us. Below we explain what happens to your data: When you visit information regarding your access may be saved on our server (for example: date and time of your access, the name of your internet provider, which web-browser you use, which pages of our site you visit). However, these data are saved in anonymous form and we will use them exclusively for statistical purposes and for improving our offer on the web.

2. Your contact data provided through the contact form
If you use the contact form offered on our website and transmit personal data through this form, these data will be saved and processed by us in connection with processing your message or enquiry. We need your name to be able to address you in our response. We need your e-mail address for being able to send an answer. Your data will not be transmitted to any third party. Please note that the data you enter in the contact form are not encrypted. This means that they are not protected during transmission through the web. For that reason we recommend you to submit confidential enquiries by telephone or ordinary mail.

3. Right to information and revocation
You are entitled to claim information (free of charge) on your personal data saved by us and, if applicable, that your data are corrected, blocked or deleted. You may revoke your agreement to the processing of the data you provided any time by sending an email to

4. Cookies
Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer. They are used for making our website safer, more user-friendly and efficient. In addition to this they allow us to measure the number of visits to our website and general navigation. Most of the cookies transmitted to your computer will be automatically deleted from your system after your visit. Other cookies will remain on your system and allow us to recognise your system the next time you visit our website. If you do not want this, you can always prevent the use of these cookies by changing the settings in your web-browser.

5. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web-service provided by Google Inc. (below: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text-files that are saved on your computer and allow google to analyse how you use our website. The information generated by the cookies about the way you use our website (including your IP-address) is transmitted to a server of Google Inc. in the USA and saved there. However, if you activate IP-anonymization on this website, your IP-address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other member states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP-address be transmitted to a server of Google Inc. in the USA and shortened there. Google will use the transmitted data for evaluating how you use our website, for creating reports on the website activities and providing further services related to the use of the website and of the web. The IP-address transmitted by your browser in connection with the Google Analytics services will not be combined with other data collected by Google. You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting respective settings in your browser. Please note, however, that it is possible that you cannot use all of the functions of our website if you block cookies. Moreover you can prevent that your data which are generated by these cookies and related to your use of this website (including your IP-address) are transmitted to Google and processed by them by downloading and installing the following bowserplugin: You can prevent that data on your using our website are collected by Google Analytics by clicking here.

6. Statement on privacy when using Xing
Our website uses functions provided by the network Xing. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (“XING”). When accessing pages of our website where the “XING”- share-button appears the browser will briefly connect with the servers of XING which provide the functions connected with the “XING” share-button (in particular calculating/showing the metering values). As far as we know XING does not save any of your personal data on how you use our website. In particular XING does not save IP-addresses. Neither does it evaluate how you use our website by means of cookies in connection with the “XING” share-button. You find up-to-date information on the “XING” share-button and additional information on this website:

7. Use of Facebook social plugins
On our website we use social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network that is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The plugins can be identified by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile) or a “thumbs up” sign or they are marked as “Facebook social plugin”. When clicking on the link below you will find the list and appearance of the Facebook social plugins: If you access one of our webpages which contains such a plugin your browser will establish a direct connection with the Facebook-servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the website. For that reason we do not have any influence on the extent to which Facebook collects data by means of this plugin and we can only inform you about what we do with these data to the extent to which we are aware of it: through the plugin Facebook will get the information that you have accessed the respective page of our website. If you are a member of Facebook and logged into your account, Facebook can relate your visit to your Facebook-account. If
you interact with a plugin, e.g. by clicking on the Like-button or making a comment, your browser transmits this information directly to Facebook where it is saved. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook finds out your IP-address and saves it. According to Facebook only an anonymized IP-Address is saved of users in Germany. Information on the purpose and extent of data collection and their further processing and use by Facebook as well as your respective rights and how users can protect their privacy can be found in the Facebook privacy policy at: If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data on your use of our website and links them with your Facebook membership data, you have to log out from Facebook before visiting our website. In addition to this you can block Facebook social plugins by means of add-ons for your browser, e.g. by means of the Facebook-blocker. More settings and how you can deny the use of data for advertising purposes are offered under the Facebook profile settings at:

8. Statement on privacy when using Twitter
On our website we use the buttons of the service Twitter. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are identified by terms like “Twitter” or “Follow” and the stylized blue bird. These buttons allow you to share content or a page of our website through Twitter or to follow us on Twitter. If you access one of our webpages which contains such a button, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Twitter-servers. The content of the Twitter buttons is transmitted directly from Twitter to your browser. We do not have any influence on the extent of the data collected by Twitter by means of this plugin. As far as we are aware only your IP-address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted when using the button, however, this does not serve any other purposes than those of showing the button. Further information in this regard you find in the Twitter privacy policy at