It is normally possible to visit and use our website without entering personal data. If personal data is collected on our pages (e.g. name, address or email-address), this is done on a voluntary basis, if possible. This data will not be made available to third parties without your consent.
We would like to point out that data transfer on the internet (e.g. during communication via email) is not entirely safe. It is not possible to completely protect data against access by third parties.
Plugins of the social network Facebook, operator Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, have been embedded on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins from their Facebook logo or the "Like-Button" on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.phpIf you do not want Facebook to assign the information about your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log off your Facebook user account.
Information, deletion, blocking
You have the right to at any time request and receive free information about your stored personal data, its origin and receiver and the goal of the data processing, as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For questions about this topic and other topics related to personal data, please contact us by using the address listed on the imprint/disclaimer page.
If you send us an inquiry by using our contact form, we store the information from this form, including your contact data, in order to work on your request and in case we have questions for you. We will not pass on this data to third parties without your consent.
Objection to advertising emails
We hereby object to the use of contact information published to comply with the ‘Impressumspflicht’ (legal obligation to publish an imprint) for sending not expressly requested advertising and information material. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising information, e.g. as spam emails, is sent.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. It is operated by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “Cookies”. They are text files which are saved to your computer and facilitate the analysis of the website’s usage by you. The information created by this cookie about your usage of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US for storage there.
In case of active IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is shortened within EU member states or in other signatory states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to assemble reports about the website activities and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the operator of the website. The IP address that is transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by chosing the necessary settings in your browser software; however, we point out that you possibly might not be able to use all functions of this website in their entirety. You can also prevent data (including your IP address) created by the cookie and relating to your usage of the website from being collected, sent to Google and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Our pages use functions of Google +1, operated by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and transfer of information: By using the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Through the Google +1 button you and other users will receive personalized contents from Google and our partners. Google will store information about you giving +1 to a particular content, as well as information about the page you were looking at while clicking +1. Your +1, together with your profile name and photo might be shown on Google services, e.g. in search results or in your Google profile or at other places on websites and ads on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve the services of Google for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button you need to have a worldwide visible, public Google profile that needs to contain at least the name chosen for this profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name can replace another name used by you for sharing contents through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or other identifying information about you.
Usage of the collected information: In addition to the usages explained above the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the Google data privacy rules in use. Google might publish summarized statistics about the +1 activities of users or might provide them to users and partners, e.g. publishers, advertisers or connected websites.
You can change your data privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings ändern.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. It is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Whenever one of our pages containing Xing functions is accessed a connection to Xing servers is created. According to our knowledge no personalized data are stored during this process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and the behavior of usage is not analyzed.