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Privacy Statement

Data Protection
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The use of our website is usually possible without the need to provide personal information. Any data collected on our web pages (ie. name, address or email addresses) will – where possible – be on a voluntary basis. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transfer on the internet (ie. in email communication) may involve security gaps. A complete protection from third party access is not possible.

In parts, the internet pages use so‐called Cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer more user‐friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which are stored by your browser.

Most of the Cookies we use are so‐called „Session‐Cookies“. These are automatically deleted after your visit. Other Cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These Cookies help us recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that it informs you about the setting of Cookies and only allows them on a case‐by‐case basis, the acceptance of Cookies in certain cases or for them to be generally denied as well as the automatic deletion of Cookies when closing the browser. However, the deactivation of Cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server Log Files
The provider of these pages routinely collects and stores information in so‐called Server Log Files which your browser transfers to us automatically. These are:


  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of server request

These data cannot be connected to specific persons. They will not be merged with other sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check the authenticity of these data should we become aware of concrete evidence of an illegal use.

Contact Form
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details including your contact details will be stored with us in order for us to be able to process your request or any follow‐up questions that may arise. We will not pass on these data to third parties without your express consent.

Newsletter Data
If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we would need your email address as well as information which will enable us to check your identity and to make sure that you agree to receiving the newsletter. No further data will be collected. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and will not pass it on to third parties.

The granted consent to the storage of data, the email address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for instance via the „Unsubscribe“ button in the newsletter.

Our pages use functions of Google+. The provider is: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collect and share information: With the help of the Google+ button, you can publish information worldwide. The Google+ button will provide you and other users with personalized contents of Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you +1‘d for a content as well as information about the page which you viewed when clicking +1. Your +1 may appear as clues along with your profile name and photo in Google services as well as in search results or in your Google profile or elsewhere on websites and ads on the web.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile which has to contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used by all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name which you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the uses outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy. Google may publish summarized statistics on users‘ +1 activities or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, it connects to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s "Recommend“ button and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit with you and your user account. We would like to point out that we as provider of the pages have no knowledge of the contents of the transferred data or their use by LinkedIn.

Further information about these issues can be found in LinkedIn‘s privacy policy under:‐policy

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is: XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29‐32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our sites that contains XING features, it will connect to XING servers. A recording of personal data is not done to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is the usage behavior evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share Button can be found in XING’s privacy statement under:

SSL Encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You will recognize an encrypted connection by a change in the browser‘s address line from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon in your browser bar.

If an SSL encryption is enabled, the data which you submit to us cannot be read by a third party.