Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the provisions of data protection law as well as this data protection declaration. As a rule, it is possible to use our Website without providing any personal data. In so far as our Web pages do collect any personal data (such as your name, address or e-mail address), wherever possible this is always done on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to any third parties without your express agreement. We would point out that there can be security gaps in data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). Absolute protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Data protection declaration for the use of etracker

Our Website uses the etracker analysis service. The supplier is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg Germany. User profiles can be set up from the data under a pseudonym. Cookies are used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files which are stored locally in the buffer memory of your Internet browser. The Cookies enable your browser to be recognised again. The data collected with etracker technologies will not be used without the person concerned giving separate consent to visitors to our Website being personally identified and they will not be associated with the personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. You can object to the collection and storage of your data at any time with effect for the future. In order to prevent your visitor data being collected and stored in the future, you can go to an etracker opt-out cookie via the following link, which will mean that in future no visitor data on your browser will be collected and stored by etracker: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb. This will cause an opt-out cookie with the name “cntcookie” to be set up by etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you want your opt-out to continue. You can find further information in the etracker data protection provisions: http://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html

Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Our pages include plugins for the Facebook social network site, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins recognise you on the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. You can find a summary of Facebook plugins at: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our pages a direct connection is set up via the plugin between your browser and the Facebook server. This means that Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. In this way Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would point out that, as the supplier of the pages, we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or the use to which these are put by Facebook. You can find further information on this in the Facebook data protection declaration at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics

This Website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The supplier is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and allow your use of the Website to be analysed. As a rule, the information about your use of this Website produced by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this Website your IP address will first be abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this Website in order to analyse your use of the Website, to compile reports on Website activities and to provide further services with respect to the Website operator associated with the use of the Website and Internet use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we would point out that in this case you may possibly not be able to use all the functions of this Website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent the recording of the data produced by the cookie relating to your use of the Website (including your IP address) at Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available on the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Data protection declaration for the use of Google +1

Our pages use functions from Google +1. The supplier is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and dissemination of information: using the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. And with the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have provided for a +1 content and information about the pages that you have looked at by clicking on +1. Your +1 can be inserted as references, together with your profile name and your photo, into Google services such as search results or in your Google profile, or at other places on Websites and adverts on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and for others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button you need to have a public Google profile which is visible worldwide and which must include at least the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name which you have used with some content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information about you. The use of the information collected: in addition to the purposes explained above, the information which you have provided is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection provisions. It is possible that Google may publish summarised statistics about the +1 activities of users or pass these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated Websites.

Data protection for statistical analysis with Piwik

This Website uses Piwik, an open-source software product for the statistical analysis of user access. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, or text files, which are installed on your computer and enable your use of the Website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this Internet offer will be stored on the service provider’s server in Germany. The IP address will be rendered anonymous immediately after processing and before it is recorded. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by a corresponding setting on your browser software; however, we would point out that in this case you may possibly not be able to use all the functions of this Website to their full extent. The opt-out feature takes the form of an opt-out cookie, which means that you will have to declare the opt-out again if, for example, you have deleted all cookies.

Data protection declaration for the use of Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated into our pages. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, by clicking on the Instagram button you can link the content of our pages with your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would point out that, as the supplier of the pages, we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or the use to which these are put by Instagram. You can find further information on this in the Instagram data protection declaration at: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Data protection declaration for the use of LinkedIn

Our Website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The supplier is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you call up one of our pages which contains LinkedIn functions, a link will be created to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and you are logged into your account with LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our Internet page to you and your user account. We would point out that, as the supplier of the pages, we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or the use to which these are put by LinkedIn. You can find further information on this in the LinkedIn data protection declaration at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Data protection declaration for the use of Pinterest

On our site we use social plugins from the Pinterest social network, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). If you call up a page which contains a plugin of this kind, your browser sets up a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. In this way the plugin transmits protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This protocol data will possibly contain your IP address and the address of the Websites visited which also contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, the way in which you use Pinterest and cookies. You can find additional information on the purpose, the scope and the further processing and use of data by Pinterest as well as your rights in this respect and the possibilities for protecting your private interests in the Pinterest data protection notes: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

Data protection declaration for the use of Tumblr

Our pages use buttons from the Tumblr service. The supplier is Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share an article or a page on Tumblr or follow the supplier with Tumblr. If you call up our Web pages with the Tumblr button, the browser creates a direct link with the Tumblr servers. We do not have any influence over the scope of the data which Tumblr collects and transmits with the help of this plugin. Based on current information, the user’s IP address and the URL of the relevant Website are transmitted. You can find further information in the Tumblr data protection declaration at http://www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy.

Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are inserted into our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the Web pages visited by you will be linked with your Twitter account and made known to other users. In this process, data will also be transmitted to Twitter. We would point out that, as the supplier of the pages, we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or the use to which these are put by Twitter. You can find further information on this in the Twitter data protection declaration at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can alter your data protection settings with Twitter in the account settings on http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Data protection declaration for the use of Xing

Our Website uses functions from the XING network. The supplier is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Whenever you call up one of our pages which contains Xing functions, a link is set up with the Xing servers. To our knowledge, no personal data is stored in this process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and there is not analysis of the type of usage. You can find further information on data protection and the Xing share button in the Xing data protection declaration at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Information, deletion, blocking, at all times you have the right, free of charge, to information about your personal data which is stored, the origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. On this point and for any further questions on the subject of personal data you can contact us at any time at the address stated in the imprint.

Cookies

To some extent the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help us to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are installed on your computer and are stored by your browser. Most of the cookies which we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser again on your next visit. They can set up your browser so that you are informed of the setting of cookies and only in individual cases allow cookies which exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of the cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated this can restrict the functionality of this Website.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are: browser type / browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, time of the server request. This data is not assignable to specific users. This data is not put together with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data a later point if we become aware of concrete indications of any unlawful use.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, we will store your data from the enquiry form including the contact data which you have provided there for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that there are any follow-up questions. We will not pass this data on without your consent.

Prohibition of advertising e-mails

We hereby prohibit the use of contact data as published in the context of imprint obligations for the purpose of sending advertising and information material which has not been expressly requested. The operator of the pages expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spamming e-mails.

Newsletter data

If you wish to obtain the Newsletter offered on the Website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information enabling us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address stated and agree to receiving the Newsletter. No further data will be collected. We will use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and will not pass them on to third parties. You can withdraw the consent given to the storage of data, the e-mail address and the use of this for sending the Newsletter at any time, e.g. via the “Unsubscribe” link in the Newsletter.

Data protection for statistical analysis with Piwik

This Website uses Piwik, an open-source software product for the statistical analysis of user access. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, or text files, which are installed on your computer and enable your use of the Website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this Internet offer will be stored on the service provider’s server in Germany. The IP address will be rendered anonymous immediately after processing and before it is recorded. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by a corresponding setting on your browser software; however, we would point out that in this case you may possibly not be able to use all the functions of this Website to their full extent. The opt-out feature takes the form of an opt-out cookie, which means that you will have to declare the opt-out again if, for example, you have deleted all cookies.

 

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