It is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. Where we collect personal data (such as names, addresses or email addresses) on our website, we do this, as far as possible, based on your freely given consent. We will not disclose this information to third parties without your explicit consent.
We would like to point out in this context that any transfer of data over the Internet (for example, when communicating by email) can pose a security risk. It is impossible to provide blanket protection of data from third-party access.
Handling of personal data
Personal means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, i.e. information that can be used to identify a person. This includes your name, email address or telephone number, but also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or information about websites you have visited. We as the provider may only collect, use or disclose personal data where we are permitted or required to do so by law or based on the user's given consent to data collection.
Integration of services and content from third parties
Our website may contain embedded third party content e.g. YouTube videos, Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. As a result, the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") will be able to see the user's IP address; otherwise, they would not be able to send the content to the respective user's browser. In other words, the IP address is necessary to display this content. We make every reasonable effort to use content from providers who only use IP addresses to deliver content. However, we have no control over the storage of IP addresses by third-party providers, e.g. for statistical purposes. If we become aware of this practice, we will notify users.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores data in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes information about the
- Browser type/ version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL (previously visited website)
- Hostname of the remote computer (IP address)
- Time of the server request
- Name of the accessed file
- Amount of data transferred
This data cannot be used to identify any specific person. The data obtained in this way will not be linked to other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.
This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of the way you use the website.
We use so-called “cookies” in certain areas of our website. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. They are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are notified every time prior to the storage of a cookie, and can decided whether to accept it on a case-by-case basis. You can also limit the acceptance of cookies to certain cases, block the acceptance of cookies altogether or enable automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If you disable cookies you may not be able to use all the functions and features of our website.
If you use the contact form to send us a query, we will store the information you enter into the form, including your contact details to process your query and to deal with any follow-up questions you may have. We will not share this information without your consent.
Use of Facebook plugins
Our website uses social plugins provided by the social media platform Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. These plugins are identifiable on our website by the Facebook logo or the "Like button".
For a full list of social plugins please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
When you visit a page of our website that contains a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. As a result, Facebook will receive the information that someone with your IP address has visited a page of our website.
If you want to prevent Facebook from relating the visit to our website to your Facebook user account, you have to log out from your Facebook account prior to visiting our website.
Use of Xing
Our website uses functions and features from the social media platform XING, operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you visit one of the pages of our website, which contains Xing functions and features, it establishes a connection to Xing servers. To our knowledge, this data is not being stored by Xing. In particular, Xing does not store IP addresses or evaluate user behaviour.
We hereby expressly object to third parties using our contact information published as part of the company and legal information to send unsolicited advertising and information materials. The website operator expressly reserves the right to take legal action against senders of unsolicited promotional information by email i.e. spam.