DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT

DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT

PRIVACY POLICY

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 legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The use of our website is generally possible without the provision of personal data. To the extent that personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, if possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We would like to point out that the data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS (LIKE BUTTON)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. The Facebook plugins recognize you on the Facebook logo or the “like button” (“like”) 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 plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will receive information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “like button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to map the visit of our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of the pages, are not aware of the contents of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. For more information, see Facebook’s privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to map to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses features of Google Analytics web service. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre 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 usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

You can find more information about how to use Google Analytics in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in its entirety. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of that data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Opposition to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from capturing your data by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics

IP anonymization

We use the function “activation of IP anonymization” on this website. However, this will shorten your IP address from Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports about the website activities and to provide other services connected with the website use and the Internet use to the website operator. The IP address submitted by Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with any other data from Google.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE+

Our pages use Google+ features. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Capture and share information: Use the Google+ button to publish information worldwide. The Google+ button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for a content +1, as well as information about the page you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can appear as hints along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or other places on Web sites 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 that must contain at least the name you choose for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name that you used when sharing content with 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 purposes described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics about the +1 activity of users or share them with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or connected sites.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF INSTAGRAM

Our pages include functions of the service Instagram. These features are offered 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 assign the visit of our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of the pages, are not aware of the contents of the transmitted data and their use by Instagram.

For more information, see the Instagram privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF LINKEDIN

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. Provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you call one of our pages that includes LinkedIn features, you connect to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will inform you that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. When you click on LinkedIn’s “recommend button” and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn.

For more information, see the LinkedIn Privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF PINTEREST

On our site we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”). When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transmits log data to the server from Pinterest to the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites you visit, which also include Pinterest features, the browser type and settings, the date and time of the request, how you use Pinterest, and cookies.

For further information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest, as well as your rights and opportunities to protect your privacy, please see Pinterest’s Privacy Policy: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF TWITTER

Our pages included functions of the service Twitter. 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 posted to other users. It also transmits data to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as providers of the pages, are not aware of the contents of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Your privacy settings on Twitter can be changed in the account settings under: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF XING

Our website uses the functions of the Xing network. The company is Xing AG, Dammtor Straße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you call one of our pages that contains the functions of Xing, a connection is made to Xing servers. The storage of personal data is not carried out in our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated.

For more information on data protection and the Xing share button, see the Privacy policy of Xing at https://www.xing.com/app/settings?op=base&language_edit=1&hint=1&partner=obc_en.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF YOUTUBE

Our website uses plugins from Google-operated YouTube. Operator of the site is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is made to the servers of YouTube. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you can use YouTube to directly assign your surfing behavior to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information about how to handle user data, see the YouTube privacy statement at: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

COOKIES

The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and that your browser stores.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain events or generally, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this site.

SERVER LOG FILES

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type/Browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data are not possible to connect to certain persons. Merging this data with other data sources is not done. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we are aware of any concrete evidence of illegal use.

CONTACT FORM

If you send us a request via contact form, your information will be stored in the inquiry form, including the contact details you have provided for processing the request and in case of connection questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

OBJECTION AGAINST ADVERTISING MAILS

The use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation for the transmission of unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby rejected. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam emails.

NEWSLETTER DATA

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address and information which will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use this data only for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

TRACDELIGHT PARTNER PROGRAM

This website is affiliated to the Partner Program network of Tracdelight, a company of edelight GmbH, Stuttgart. The company Tracdelight provides advertising partners for whose products or services are advertised on this website. The placement of advertising resources made available by advertising partners – linked banners, text links etc. – can be used to earn commissions. Tracdelight uses cookies to track the source of the orders. For more information on the use of data by Tracdelight, please refer to the company’s privacy policy: https://www.tracdelight.com/privacy.