This section is intended to notify you about our data protection policies. Here you will information on the collation and use of personal data during the use of our website. This is based on data protection legislation applicable in Germany. You can access this notice on our website at any time.
We expressly refer to the fact that transferring data on the internet (e.g. via e-mail communication) may pose security issues, and seamless protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The use of the contact data of our legal notice for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited unless we have granted our written consent in advance or a business relationship already exists. The service providers and all persons specified on this website hereby object to all commercial use and passing-on of their data.
You can visit our website without providing any personal data. Where personal data (such as name, address, or e-mail address) is collated on our pages, this is done voluntarily as far as possible. This data will not be passed to third parties without your express consent. To the extent that a contractual relationship is entered into between you and us, or the content of such a relationship is to be arranged or amended, we collate and use your personal data in the scope necessary for this purpose (inventory data). We collate, process, and use personal data to the extent necessary to enable you to make use of the website (usage data). Any personal data will only be stored for such time as is necessary for the specified purpose (processing your query or performance of a contract). Any retention periods under tax and commercial law are complied with. At the instruction of the relevant authorities, we may in individual cases provide information about this data (inventory data), provided this is necessary for purposes of investigating crime, averting danger, complying with statutory duties of the constitutional protection authorities or the military counter-intelligence service, or to assert rights to intellectual property.
Data protection notice for the Facebook plugin (“Like”)
This website uses plugins by Facebook.com that are provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website on which the Facebook plugin (“Like” button) is installed should note that the plugin establishes a connection to Facebook and the plugin is displayed on the web page by communicating with your browser.
Additionally, using the function sends data to the Facebook servers that contain information on which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged into Facebook when this happens, Facebook will allocate this information to your personal Facebook user account.
If you are logged into Facebook and actively use the Facebook plugin (e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or posting a comment), this data is transferred to your Facebook account and published there. You can only prevent this by logging out before using the plugin.
For further information on the use of data by Facebook, please refer to Facebook’s data policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
Data protection notice regarding the use of Google reCAPTCHA
Data protection notice for the Google Analytics web analysis service
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” text files that are saved on your computer and permit an analysis of the way you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. We have activated IP anonymization. On this website your IP address will therefore be shortened beforehand by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your usage of the website, to compile reports on your website activity, and to provide further services connected to the use of the website and internet for the benefit of the website operator. Google will not merge your browser’s IP address transmitted by Google Analytics with any other data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, please note that in this case you will not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link you can prevent the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and processed by Google: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Data protection notice for the Google Adsense web advertising service
This website uses Google Adsense, a web advertising service of Google Inc., United States (“Google”). Google Adsense uses “cookies,” text files that are saved on your computer and permit an analysis of the way you use the website. Google Adsense also uses “web beacons” (small invisible images) to gather information. Through the use of web beacons, simple actions such as the visitor traffic to the website can be recorded and collected. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon about your use of this site (including your IP address) will be transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the site regarding ads in order to show and compile reports on website activity and ads for website operators, and to provide other services with website and internet-related services. Google may also transfer this information to third parties to the extent that this is prescribed by law or where third parties process the data on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can avoid storing cookies on your hard drive and the display of web beacons by choosing not to accept cookies in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under “Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings,” in Firefox under Tools> Settings> Privacy> Cookies); please note, however, that this may prevent you from using all the features of this website. By using this website you declare your consent to the data collected about you being processed by Google as described above and for the above purpose.
Data protection notice for the social networking site Google Plus
This site uses the “G +1” button from the Google Plus social networking site operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button can be identified by the “G +1” sign. If you are registered with Google Plus, you can use the “G +1” button to express your interest in our site and share content from the site to Google Plus. In that case Google will store the information that you have “G +1ed” some of our content as well as information about the page that you were viewing when doing so. Your “G +1s” may be displayed with your name (potentially also with photo – if available) in Google Plus and other Google services such as Google search or your Google profile.
Data protection notice for the “Google Remarketing” and “similar audiences” function of Google Inc.
This site uses the Remarketing and “similar audiences” function of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). You may be presented with targeted advertising in the form of personalized and interest-related ads when you visit other sites in the “Google Display Network.” “Google Remarketing” and the “similar audiences” function use “cookies,” text files that are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. These text files are used to record your visits and anonymized data about the use of the site. No personal data is stored. If you visit another site in the “Google Display Network,” you may be shown advertisements that are likely to include product and information areas previously accessed on our website.
Declaration on data protection for “Google AdWords Conversion Tracking” from Google Inc.
This website uses the “Google AdWords conversion tracking” function of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google AdWords conversion tracking uses “cookies” (text files) that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of this website by you when you click on a Google ad. The cookies have a maximum validity of 90 days. No personal data is stored. As long as the cookie is valid, we (as the website operator) and Google can identify that you have clicked on an ad and have been forwarded to a specific target page (e.g. order confirmation page, newsletter subscription). These cookies cannot be tracked across multiple websites by different AdWords participants. The cookie allows conversion statistics to be produced in “Google AdWords.” These statistics record the number of users who have clicked on one of our ads. They also count how many users have accessed a target page that contains a “conversion tag.” However, the statistics do not contain any data that enable you to be identified.
Data protection notice regarding the use of the web messaging service twitter.com
We have also integrated the web messaging service twitter.com into our website. This is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the “tweet” function. This enables messages of up to 140 characters, including website links, to be published in a user’s own twitter account. If you use Twitter’s “tweet” function on our web pages, the respective web page is linked to your Twitter account and may be published there. This process also transfers data to Twitter.
Twitter allows you to set your privacy settings yourself under the following link: http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Data protection notice regarding the XING recommend function
Right of notification
You have the right to inquire about the data collected about your person at any time, free of charge, and without undue delay. You have a right to revoke at any time your consent to the use of the personal data you have specified with future effect. To obtain information, please contact the service provider via the contact data in the legal notice.