This sites‘ operators take the privacy of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as to this privacy statement.
The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. When personal data is collected on our site (e. g. name, address or e-mail address), it happens ‒ as far as possible ‒ on a voluntary basis. This data will not be given to third parties without your explicit consent.
We advise you that data transmission on the internet (e. g. when communicating via e-mail) can contain security holes. An all-over protection of the data against third parties is not possible.
The sites partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and that your browser saves.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They will be automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser upon your next visit.
You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are placed and to allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, to deny acceptance of cookies in special cases or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. After the deactivation of cookies, the functionality of the website may be limited.
The provider of the sites collects and saves information automatically in so-called server log files that your browser transmits automatically to us. This involves:
- Browser type/browser version
- Operating system
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. A combination of this data with other data sources will not be carried out. We reserve the right to examine this data subsequently if we notice concrete evidence for illegal use.
Privacy Statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses features by the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are saved on your computer und make an analysis of your use of the website possible. The information generated through the cookie concerning your use of this website is generally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA where it is also saved.
In case of the activation of IP anonymisation on this website, Google shortens your IP address beforehand within EU Member States or other signatories of the agreement concerning the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases your whole IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of this website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services connected to the website and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address your browser transmits in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
You can prevent the saving of the cookies by an appropriate setting of your browser software; but we point out that in this case, you will not be able to use every feature of this website to the full extent if need be. Furthermore, you can prevent Google gathering the data the cookie generated concerning the use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as processing said data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Data Privacy Statement for the use of Facebook Plugins (Like Button)
On our site, we have integrated plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the like button on our site. You can find an overview of all Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.
When you visit our site, a connection is established by the plugin between your browser and the Facebook server. Thus, Facebook gets the information that you visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook like button while you are logged in with your Facebook account, you can link to the contents of our site on your Facebook profile. Thus, Facebook can allocate the visit of our site to your user account. We point out that we as provider of the site do not receive any knowledge concerning the content of the transmitted data and their use through Facebook. For further information, see the privacy statement of Facebook: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to allocate the visit of our site to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Data Privacy Statement for the use of LinkedIn
Our website utilises features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. A connection to LinkedIn servers is formed for any access to our website that includes functions from LinkedIn. LinkedIn is informed that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to connect your visit to our website with you and your user account. We advise you that as the operator of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn or how it is used.
Data Privacy Statement for the use of XING
Our website utilises features of the Xing network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. A connection to Xing servers is formed for any access to our website that includes functions from Xing. We advise you that as the operator of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Xing or how it is used. To our knowledge, IP addresses or user behaviour are not being stored.
Further information about the usage of personal data and the Xing share button can be found in the privacy statement of Xing: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
Data Privacy Statement for the use of YouTube
Select pages of the Website contain so-called embeddings of videos on the Google-owned website YouTube. YouTube is offered by YouTube LLC with principal seat of business in 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube“). On every access to our websites which contain YouTube functions, a connection to the servers of Youtube will be established. YouTube is informed that you visited our website with your IP address.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you will allow YouTube to associate your surfing habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information about the usage of personal data can be found in the privacy statement of YouTube: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Disclosure, deletion, blocking
You have the right at all times and at no cost to disclosure of your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of its use, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. Concerning this and other data privacy issues, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the masthead.
Refusal of advertising email
The use of contact information shared in accordance with the editorial masthead requirement to send advertising and information materials that are not explicitly requested is hereby refused. The operators of this website explicitly reserve the right to legal action in case of unsolicited advertising, such as spam emails.