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 statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

The usage of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

Some of the pages use cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are 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 enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

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.

There are:

Browser type and browser version Operating system used

Referrer URL

Hostname

Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

Contact form

If you send us enquirers via the contact form, your details will be deleted from the

Inquiry form including the contact data provided by you for the purpose of processing your enquiry.

In the case of follow-up questions, we will store this information for you. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use these data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and their use to send the newsletter at any time, for example via the link in the newsletter.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics

will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser Plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics

You can find more information about how Google Analytics handles user data in the

Privacy policy of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

order data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics of Google Analytics

This website uses the function “demographic features” of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors.

This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described under “Objection to data collection”.

etracker

Our website uses the analysis service etracker. The Provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg Germany. The data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your Internet browser. The cookies make it possible to recognize your browser again. The data collected using etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify visitors to our website without the separate consent of the person concerned and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future.

In order to object to the collection and storage of your visitor data in the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker under the following link. This cookie ensures that no visitor data from your browser will be collected and stored by etracker in the future:

https://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb

This sets an opt-out cookie with the name “cntcookie” from etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you wish to maintain your objection. Further information can be found in etracker’s privacy policy:

https://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html

Matomo

This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo use „Cookies“. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before storage.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can use the

Deactivate storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo Opt-Out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.

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Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

On our pages are plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your

browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visiting our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy

https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Twitter

On our pages, functions of the Twitter service are integrated. These functions are

offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in Twitter’s data protection declaration at

https://twitter.com/privacy.

Your privacy settings on Twitter can be found in the account settings below:

https://twitter.com/account/settings change.

Google+

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

Collection and dissemination of information: Using the Google+ button, you can

Publish information worldwide. The Google+ button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both information that you have given +1 for content and information about the page you have viewed by clicking +1. Your +1 can be displayed as a clue along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google privacy policies. Google may publish or share aggregated statistics about users’ +1 activity with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliates.

Instagram

On our pages functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate visiting our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

For more information, see Instagram’s Privacy Statement:

https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

LinkedIn

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. Provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, a connection is established to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

You can find more information about this in LinkedIn’s privacy policy:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Pinterest

On our site we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”). If you access a page that contains such a plugin, your browser will connect directly to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin transmits protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA.

This log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited, which also contain Pinterest functions, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies.

Further information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights and possibilities to protect your privacy in this regard can be found in the Pinterest data protection information:

https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

SoundCloud

On our pages plugins of the social network SoundCloud (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, Great Britain.) can be integrated. You can recognize the SoundCloud plugins by the SoundCloud logo on the affected pages.

When you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the SoundCloud server after activation of the plugin. SoundCloud receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the “Like” or “Share” button while logged into your SoundCloud account, you can link and/or share the content of our pages with your SoundCloud profile. This allows SoundCloud to associate visiting our sites with your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by SoundCloud. For more information, please refer to the SoundCloud Privacy Policy:

https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy

If you do not want Soundcloud to allow your visit to our pages to be associated with your SoundCloud

user account, please log out of your SoundCloud user account before activating SoundCloud plugin content.

Spotify

On our pages functions of the music service Spotify are integrated. The supplier is Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm, Sweden. You can recognize the Spotify PlugIns by the green logo on our page.

You can find an overview of the Spotify plug-ins at

https://developer.spotify.com

This enables a direct connection between your browser and the Spotify server to be established when you visit our pages via the plugin. Spotify receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Spotify button while logged into your Spotify account, you can link the content of our pages to your Spotify profile. This enables Spotify to assign the visit to our pages to your user account.

You can find further information on this in Spotify’s privacy policy:

Https://www.spotify.com/de/legal/privacy-policy/

If you do not want Spotify to be able to assign visits to our pages to your Spotify user account, please log out of your Spotify user account.

XING

Our website uses functions of the XING network. Provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland. Each time you access one of our pages that contains XING features, you will be connected to XING servers. A storage of personal data does not take place after our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the

Privacy Policy of XING:

https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Tumblr

Our pages use buttons of the service Tumblr. Provider is Tumblr, Inc. 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share a post or page on Tumblr or follow the provider on Tumblr. When you visit one of our sites with Tumblr button, the browser connects directly to Tumblr’s servers.

We have no influence on the amount of data Tumblr collects and transmits with the help of this plugin. According to the current status, the IP address of the user and the URL of the respective website are transmitted.

Further information on this can be found in Tumblr’s data protection declaration under :

https://www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube page operated by Google. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to YouTube’s servers.

The Youtube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited.

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

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the data protection declaration of

YouTube under:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Comment function on this website

For the comment function on this page, information about your comment as well as information about the

The time of the creation of the comment, your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, the username you chose will be stored.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment feature stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before activating them, we need this data in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of infringements such as insults or propaganda.

Subscribe to comments

As a user of the site, you can subscribe to comments after registering. You will receive a confirmation email to verify that you are the owner of the email address you provided. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the info mails.

SSL-Encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as a site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “https://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this and other questions on the subject of personal data.

Contradiction advertising mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

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