Data privacy statement

Data protection

The operators of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will handle your personal data in confidence and in accordance with both the statutory data protection provisions and this data privacy statement.

It is generally possible to use our website without providing your personal details. Insofar as personal details are collected on our site (for example your name, address or email addresses), as far as possible this always takes place on a voluntary basis. These details will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. in email communication) may have security gaps. It is not possible to fully protect data against access by third parties.

Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

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

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States.

We wish to point out that on this website the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” has been added to Google Analytics in order to guarantee that IP addresses are recorded anonymously (IP masking). If the IP anonymisation on this website is enabled, your IP address will be abridged by Google beforehand within the member states of the European Union or in other states signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and it will not be possible to determine your identity.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services for the website operator relating to the use of the website and the Internet. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to Google for storage on a server in the United States, and abridged there. Google observes the data protection provisions of the US Safe Harbor agreement and is registered with the Safe Harbor programme of the United States Department of Commerce, and uses the information gathered to evaluate the use of our website, prepare reports for us in this respect and provide other related services to us. You can find out more at

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 all the functions of this website. You can also stop Google from acquiring and processing data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following address:

You can prevent the acquisition of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be installed that will prevent the collection of your data on future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics

Data privacy statement on the use of Xing

Our website uses functions of the network XING, provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you visit one of our pages containing Xing functions, this will create a connection to Xing servers. To our knowledge no storage of your personal details will take place. In particular, no IP addresses will be stored and your usage behaviour will not be evaluated.

Further information about data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in the Xing share button privacy policy at

Data privacy statement for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn, provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you visit one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions, this will create a connection to LinkedIn servers, which will inform LinkedIn that you have visited our internet site with your IP address. When you click on the LinkedIn Recommend button and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, it will be possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We wish to point out that as the provider of the site we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how this is used by LinkedIn.

You can find further information about this in the LinkedIn privacy policy at:

Data privacy statement for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site, operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, this will create a connection to the YouTube servers and the YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited.

When you are logged in to your YouTube account, this enables YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You can find further information about how user data is handled in the YouTube privacy policy at

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about your personal details that have been stored, the source and recipients of these and the purpose of processing this data, and you have a right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time for this or for other questions concerning your personal details using the address provided in the legal information.

Server log files

The site operator automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information comprises:

  • Browser type/ version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the computer from which access takes place
  • Time of the server query

This data cannot be attributed to particular persons, and will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using our contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you have provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing your enquiry and in case there are further questions. We will not pass this data on without your consent.

Objection to advertising emails

We hereby object to the contact details published in connection with our obligation to provide our legal information being used to send us advertising and information material that we have not expressly requested. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unrequested sending of advertising information, for example via spam emails.

Newsletter details

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your email address and information enabling us to check that you are the owner of the email address stated and agree to receiving the newsletter. No further data will be collected. We will use this data solely for sending the requested information, and will not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your details and your email address, and to these being used to send you the newsletter, at any time, for example via the Unsubscribe link in the newsletter.