Privacy statement

Privacy Policy for using Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

On our pages, plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins on the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plug-in is used to establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This gives Facebook the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook Like button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook privacy policy at http://de-en.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate the visit of our sites with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy Policy for using Google Analytics

This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analytics service. Provider is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow you to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, in the case of the activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be previously abridged by Google within the 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 transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated 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 usage and internet usage against 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 cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can prevent Google Analytics from being captured by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this site: disable Google Analytics

Privacy Policy for using Xing

Our website uses functions of the XING network. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our pages that contain Xing features, you will be connected to Xing servers. As far as we know, personal data are not stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated.

For more information about the privacy policy and the Xing Share button, please visit Xing’s Privacy Statement at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Privacy Policy for using YouTube

Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our YouTube-enabled sites, you will be connected to YouTube’s servers. The Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

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

For more information about handling user data, see the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

Cookies

The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on the next visit.

You can set your browser to inform you about setting cookies and to allow cookies in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are deactivated.

Contactform                                                                                                If you send us inquiries by means of a contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details given there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the case of further questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent

Liability for content
The content of this site has been created with the greatest of care. We cannot, however, guarantee that the information in it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. As a service provider we are responsible under Section 6(1) of the German Media Services Inter-State Agreement and Section 8(1) of the German Teleservices Act for our own content on this site. Service providers are not however obliged to monitor third party information transmitted or stored on their site by them or to look for circumstances which may suggest a violation of the law. This does not affect our statutory obligations to remove or block the use of information. Our liability in such cases shall however commence from the time we become aware of an actual violation. On becoming aware of such violations we shall remove this content immediately.

Liability for links
This website contains links to external third-party websites, over the content of which we have no control. We cannot, therefore, make any guarantees regarding this third-party content. Responsibility for the content of linked sites lies solely with the provider or operator of the site concerned. All linked sites were checked for possible violations of the law when they were linked to ours. At that time we were not aware of any content which may violate the law. However, we cannot be expected to monitor the content of linked sites on an ongoing basis unless we have reason to suspect a violation of the law. On becoming aware of such a violation we shall remove the respective link immediately.

Copyright
The operator of this site makes every effort to respect the copyrights of outside parties and to employ his own material and material in the public domain. All content and material on this site created by the site operator is governed by German copyright law. Downloads and copies of this site may be made for private, non-commercial use only. Reproduction, processing, distribution and any form of exploitation beyond that permitted by copyright law requires the written consent of the author or creator concerned. Contributions by third parties are identified as such. Should anyone become aware of a possible copyright infringement, we kindly request that you inform us of such. Upon becoming aware of such a violation we shall remove the respective content immediately.

Data protection
As a rule the use of this website is possible without providing any personally relevant data. Any provision of personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) occurs entirely on a voluntary basis. These data will not be provided to any third parties without the user’s express approval. Be aware that the transmission of data via the internet (e.g. communication by email) is subject to security gaps. Complete protection of data from unauthorized access by third parties is not possible. The use of contact details published under the statutory requirement to provide acknowledgements by third parties for the purpose of the transmission of unsolicited advertising and informational material is expressly opposed. The site operator expressly reserves the right to take legal action against the unsolicited mailing of advertising information by way of spamming or similar.

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