We attach great importance to the protection of your data. In order to fully inform you about the use of personal data, we ask you to take note of the following data protection information.
Personal data that you transmit electronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal details, will only be used by us for the purpose stated in each case, stored securely and not passed on to third parties. The provider automatically collects and stores information on the web server such as the browser used, operating system, referring page, IP address, time of access, etc.. This data cannot be assigned to specific persons without checking further data sources and we do not evaluate this data further as long as there is no illegal use of our website.
Form data and comments
When website visitors leave comments or form entries, the data entered and their IP addresses are stored. This is done for security purposes in case someone writes unlawful content (insults, left- or right-wing extremist propaganda, hate postings, etc.). In this case, we are interested in the identity of the author.
Cookies are small files that enable this website to store specific, user-related information on the visitor’s computer while our website is being visited. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website, as well as to make our offers convenient and efficient for you. On the one hand, we use session cookies, which are only cached for the duration of your use of our website, and on the other hand, permanent cookies to record information about visitors who access our website repeatedly. The purpose of using these cookies is to be able to offer optimal user guidance and to recognize visitors and to be able to present the most attractive website and interesting content possible with repeated use. The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Name, IP address, etc. are not saved. An individual profile of your usage behavior does not take place. A use of our offers is also possible without cookies. You can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, restrict it to certain websites or set your web browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox,…) so that it notifies you as soon as a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from your PC’s hard drive at any time. Please note, however, that in this case you will have to reckon with a limited display of the page and limited user guidance.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent 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 related 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 other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out to you however that in this case you will if applicable not be able to use all functions of this website in full. 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 clicking on the following link (http:// tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) and install the available browser plugin.
Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Functions of the YouTube service are implemented on our website. These functions are offered by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. The embedded videos place cookies on the user’s computer when the website is called up. Those who have deactivated the setting of cookies for the Google advertising program will not have to expect any such cookies when calling up YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block it in the browser.
Our website uses functions of the social media network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING functions is accessed, a connection to XING servers is established. XING may be informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click on the XING buttons and are logged into your XING account, it may be possible for XING to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by XING. Further information on data protection at XING can be found in the data protection declaration at https://www.xing.com/privacy.