Data privacy policy

Data privacy

The operators of these webpages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with applicable data privacy legislation and this data privacy statement.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Any personal data (e.g. names, addresses or e-mail addresses) collected on our webpages is always obtained on a voluntary basis as far as possible. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that there may be security risks when transferring data on the internet (e.g. when communicating by email). It is not possible to protect such data completely from access by third parties.

Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins ("Like" button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our webpages. You will recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like" button on our website. You will find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:

If you visit our webpages, a direct connection will be established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. This will inform Facebook that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our webpages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of our webpages with your user account. Please note that we as providers of the webpages do not receive any information regarding the content of the data transferred or its use by Facebook. You will find further information on this in Facebook’s data privacy statement at

If you do not wish for Facebook to be able to associate the visit of our webpages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of Google Analytics, a web analytics service 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 users 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 servers in the United States.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. 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 for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

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 the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of information generated by cookies relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link:

Data privacy statement for the use of Google +1

Our webpages use functions of Google +1, provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and passing on of information: Using the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide and you and other users can receive personalised contents from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information given by you for a +1 content and information about the website you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1s can be shown as hints together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activity in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a public Google profile visible worldwide, which must contain the name chosen for the profile as a minimum. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name you used when sharing contents over your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or other information identifying you.

Use of the recorded information: In addition to the uses described above, the information provided by you is used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy policy. Google publishes any statistics put together regarding users’ +1 activity or passes these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Data privacy statement for the use of Twitter

Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our webpages. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through using Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the webpages visited by you are linked with your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. This will also lead to data being sent to Twitter. Please note that we as providers of the webpages do not receive any information regarding the content of the data transferred or its use by Twitter. You will find further information on this in Twitter’s data privacy statement at

You can change your privacy settings in your Twitter account settings by clicking on

Data privacy statement for the use of Xing

Our website uses functions of the network XING, provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Whenever you access one of our pages containing Xing functions, a connection to Xing servers will be established. As far as we are aware, no storage of personal data takes place here. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or user behaviour evaluated.

You will find further information on data privacy and the Xing "Share" button in the Xing data privacy statement at

Consultation, deletion, blocking

You have the right to consult, free of charge, your personal information recorded by us at any time, including the origin of this data, its recipients and the reason for having it recorded, as well as the right to correct, block, or delete this data. If you wish to contact us regarding this or any other personal data matters, you can do so at any time using the address stated on the Site Notice.


So-called "cookies" are used in some parts of the webpages. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help us to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies", which are automatically deleted after your visit. Besides these cookies, there are other cookies that remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser to always inform you about the placement of cookies and to let you allow them one by one, to accept cookies in certain cases or to generally not accept cookies. You can also set it to automatically delete cookies when the browser session is closed. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using our contact form, the information you enter, including contact details, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing your enquiry and dealing with follow-up enquiries. We will not pass on this data without your consent.