Data Protection

The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations as well as in accordance with this data protection statement.
The use of our web pages is generally possible without providing personal data. If personal data (for example: name, address or email address) are collected on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (for example, when communicating via email) can have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data to prevent access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

The web pages use so-called cookies in some cases. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies help us in making our web pages offering more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.
Most of the cookies we use are so called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on the occasion of your next visit.
You can set your browser to provide information to you about the setting of cookies, to allow cookies in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be limited when cookies are deactivated.

Contact Form

If you send us inquiries by means of a contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provide, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the case of related questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the web pages, we require an email address from you as well as information that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the email address and agree to receive the newsletters. Additional data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletters at any time, for example, via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Google Analytics

These web pages use features of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow you to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
For more information about how to handle Google Analytics user data, please check Google’s Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Browser plugin 
You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie (including your IP address) related to your use of the website, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available at the following link and installing it: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to data collection 
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your data on future visits to this site: Google Analytics deaktivieren

Commissioned data processing 
We have entered into an agreement with Google for commissioned data processing and are fully implementing the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

IP anonymization 
We use the “Activation of IP anonymization” function on this website. This will, however, abbreviate your Google IP address previously within Member States of the European Union or in other States that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage against the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Google Analytics demographics 
This site uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows you to create reports that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. These data originate from Google’s interest-based advertising as well as third party visitor data. This data can not be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the advertisement settings in your Google Account, or you can prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as described in the section “Objection to data collection”.

WordPress Stats

This website uses the WordPress Tool Stats to statistically evaluate visitor accesses. Provider is: Automattic Inc., 60, 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.
Wordpress Stats uses cookies, which are stored on your computer, and which allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address will be anonymized after processing and prior to storage.
You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies, to allow cookies in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
You may object to the collection and use of your data in the future by placing an opt-out cookie in your browser by clicking on this link: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/
If you delete the cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Facebook-Plug-Ins (Like-Button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our web pages. You can identify the Facebook plugins through the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages, the plug-in is used to establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will be informed that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook Like button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook Privacy Policy at: http://de-en.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our web pages. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Twitter. For more information, see Twitter’s Privacy Policy at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Google+

Our pages use Google+ features. Provider is: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Gathering and sharing information: Google+ lets you publish information around the world. The Google+ button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you gave +1 for a content, as well as information about the page you saw when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be viewed as a reference along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your + 1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also be used to replace a different name that you used when sharing content from your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information from you.
Use of the information collected: in addition to the usage outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics on users’ + 1 activities, or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or related sites.

Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our web pages. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram.
For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Statement: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

XING

Our web pages use functions of the XING network. The provider is: XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our pages that contain XING features, you will be connected to XING servers. As far as we know, personal data are not stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and the user behavior is not evaluated.
For more information on the Privacy Policy and the XING Share button, please visit the XING Privacy Statement at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

YouTube

Our web pages use plugins from Google’s YouTube site. The site is operated by: YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our YouTube-enabled sites, you will be connected to YouTube’s servers. The Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to link your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information about how to deal with user data, please visit the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

Rights regarding Information, Deletion, Suspension

You are always entitled to receive information free-of-charge about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of data processing and the right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice.

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the legal notice for the transmission of advertising and information materials which are not explicitly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.