Data privacy 2016-11-30T09:42:05+00:00

DATA PRIVACY

The operators of this websites take the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We shall treat your personal details with confidence and in accordance with legal data protection provisions and this data privacy policy. Generally, use of our website can be made without the need to disclose personal data. Insofar as personal data (for example name, address or email addresses) is solicited on our website, to the extent possible, data shall only be solicited on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. We would like to point out to you that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. in the case of e-mail communication) can be subject to gaps in security and it is not possible to provide complete data protection secure from access by third parties.

Data protection statement relating to the use of etracker

Our website makes use of the etracker analysis service. This service is provided by etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstrasse 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. The software allows user profiles to be created from data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used in this process. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in your Internet browser’s cache memory. The cookies allow your browser to be recognised again. Without the specific consent of the user affected, no use of the data collected using etracker technology will be made to personally identify visitors to our website and nor will data be combined with personal details on the origin of the pseudonym. It is your right to object to the collection and storage of your data at any time and this objection will then take effect in the future. It is possible for you to obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker via the following link in order to object to the collection and storage of data relating to your visits in the future. This cookie will prevent your browser visitor data from being collected and used by etracker in the future: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb. This will cause an opt-out cookie called “cntcookie” from etracker to be set. Please do not delete this cookie if you wish to continue to prevent tracking. You will find more information in etracker’s data privacy policy at http://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html.

Data protection statement relating to the use of Facebook plug-ins (Like button)

Plug-ins from the Facebook social network, provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, have been integrated into our website. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins based on the Facebook logo or the “Like” button displayed on our pages. You will find an overview of Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When visiting our website, the plug-in will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This will provide Facebook with the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. Clicking on the Facebook “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account will link the content on our pages to your Facebook profile. This will allow Facebook to match your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as provider of the website, will receive no information from Facebook about the content of the data transferred or about how it is used. You will find more information about this in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. Should you not wish to allow Facebook to match your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data protection statement relating to the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics makes us of what is known as “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and which allow the use of our website to be analysed. The information generated concerning your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation has been activated for this website, Google will abridge your IP address within a member state of the European Union or another state party to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to one of Google’s servers located in the USA and abridged there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to the website operator relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You have the right to refuse to have cookies stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, it is possible for you to prevent the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being captured and sent to Google, and also prevent Google from processing this data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. It is possible for you to prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie that will prevent your data from being captured when you visit this website in future: Deactivate Google Analytics.

Data protection statement relating to the use of Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service have been integrated into our website. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. Clicking on the Instagram button whilst logged into your Instagram account will link the content of our website to your Instagram profile. This will allow Instagram to match your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as provider of the website, will receive no information from Instagram about the content of the data transferred or about how it is used. You will find more information about this in Instagram’s privacy policy at http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Data protection statement relating to the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. A link will be established to LinkedIn servers each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed. This will inform LinkedIn that you have visited our website with your IP address. Clicking the LinkedIn “Recommend” button when logged into your LinkedIn account will allow LinkedIn to match your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as provider of the website, will receive no information from LinkedIn about the content of the data transferred or about how it is used. You will find more information about this in LinkedIn’s privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacypolicy.

Data privacy statement relating to the use of Twitter

Features of the Twitter service have been integrated into some of the pages of our website. The provider of these functions is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Please note that using Twitter and the “Retweet” function will link the web pages you visit to your Twitter account and disclose them to other users. This also involves the transmission of data to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as provider of the website, will receive no information from Twitter about the content of the data transferred or about how it is used. You will find more information about this in Twitter’s privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your Twitter data protection settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Data privacy statement relating to the use of Xing

Our website makes use of features of the XING network provided by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. A link will be established to Xing servers each time one of our pages containing Xing functions is accessed. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in this process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and no analysis of user behaviour is performed. You will find more information about data protection and the Xing Share button in Xing’s data privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Data protection statement relating to the use of YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins from the YouTube website, which is operated by Google. The provider of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page on our website featuring a YouTube plug-in, a connection will be established to YouTube servers. The server will be informed of the pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you will permit YouTube to match your surfing behaviour with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. You will find additional information about how user data is handled in YouTube’s data privacy statement at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Cookies

Some web pages make use of what is known as “cookies”. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies help us to enhance your user experience and to make our offering more effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are saved to your computer and stored in your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” and are automatically deleted when you leave. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our site. You can configure your browser in such a way that you are informed when cookies are set and are able to choose whether to accept them in each individual case only, or whether to reject cookies in specific cases or generally, as well as choose to delete cookies when you close your browser. Please note that the functionality of our website may be restricted if you choose to deactivate cookies.

Contact Form

If you use our contact form to request information, we will store the details from the request form, including the contact details you provide there, to process the request and to answer any follow-up queries. We will not pass this information on without your consent.

Processing data (customer data and contract details)

We only collect, process and use personal data insofar as it is required for the basis, content-related design or amendment of the legal relationship (basic user data). We only collect, process and use personal data relating to the use of our website (usage data) insofar as this is required to enable the user to make use of the service or for charging purposes.