Data Protection Declaration
1. Data protection at a glance
The following information provides an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be identified personally. You will find detailed information about data protection in the data protection declaration below.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data are processed on this website by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the imprint for this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data are collected when you send them to us. These can, for example, be the data you enter in a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT system when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of your site visit). The collection of data is automatic as soon as you enter our website.
How do we use your data?
Some data are collected to ensure fault-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time to obtain details free of charge of the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the imprint if you require more information or have any questions about data protection. You also have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and tools from third parties
Your surfing behaviour can be evaluated statistically when you visit our website. This is done mainly by cookies and analysis software. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is generally anonymous and cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information in this data protection declaration.
You can object to this analysis. We will tell you about your objection options in this data protection declaration.
2. General and mandatory information
The operators of this site 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 data protection declaration. The use of our website is generally possible without submitting personal data. If personal data (e.g. name, street address or email address) are collected on our websites, this is always on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data are not passed on to third parties without your express permission. We draw your attention to the fact that data transfer over the Internet (e.g. in emails) can be vulnerable to security gaps. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.
Details of responsible body
The body responsible for data processing on this website is:
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses and the like).
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content such as requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change from "http://" to "https://" in the address line of the browser and the lock symbol on your browser line.
If SSL encryption is enabled, data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Right to information, erasure, blocking
You have the right at any time and free of charge to obtain information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, and the purpose of the data processing. You also have a right to the rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the imprint if you require more information or have any questions about personal data.
Objection to promotional emails
We object to the use of contact data published as part of our imprint obligations for sending unsolicited promotional and information materials. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited promotional information such as spam emails being sent.
3. Data collection on our website
Server log files
The site provider automatically collects and stores in so-called server log files details that your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:
- browser type and version
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- host name of accessing computer
- time of server request
- IP address
These data cannot be assigned to specific people. These data are not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.
If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the form, including the contact details you provide, will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on these data without your consent.
We offer you the option of registering on our site. The data entered during registration, which can be viewed from the input mask of the registration form, will only be collected and stored for use with our offer. When you register on the site, we also store your IP address and the date and time of registration. In the event of a third party misusing your data and registering on our site using these data without your knowledge, registration serves as a safeguard on our part. The data will not be passed on to third parties. There is also no comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other components of our site.
4. Social media
Facebook plug-ins (Like button)
Our pages contain plug-ins from the Facebook social network provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plug-ins on our site can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button. An overview of Facebook plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct link between your
browser and the Facebook server. In this way, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site using your IP address. If you click on the Like button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transferred or of its use by Facebook. More information can be found in Facebook’s data protection declaration at https://en-gb.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.
Please log out of your Facebook user account if you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account.
Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
A connection to the servers of LinkedIn is established every time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our Internet pages using your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our Internet site to you and your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transferred or of its use by LinkedIn.
More information can be found in the data protection declaration of LinkedIn at:
Our website uses features of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. A connection to the servers of XING is established every time you access one of our pages that contains XING features. To our knowledge, no personal data are stored. Specifically, no IP address is stored nor user behaviour evaluated.
More information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the
data protection declaration of XING at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection