Data Privacy Statement

Data Privacy

The licensees for these pages are taking the protection of your personal data quite seriously. We are treating your personal data strictly confidential and in accordance with legal data privacy regulations besides this data privacy statement.

Our website can generally be used without having to enter personal data. and in the event that personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) are asked for, this is done as far as possible on a voluntary basis. Nevertheless, such supplied data will not be made available to third parties without your explicit consent.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that any data transfer using the Internet (e.g. communication via email) may suffer security flaws. Watertight security protection of data against the use by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

Some Internet sites use cookies. Such cookies do not damage your electronic device and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are mini-text-data which are filed in your electronic device and are stored by your browser.

The majority of our cookies are known as ‘session-cookies’, which are automatically deleted after your visit has expired. Other cookies remain stored on your device until deleted by yourself. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser at your next visit.

You may set your browser in order to get information about the placing of cookies or to enable you to allow only special cookies, or to block the acceptance of cookies for particular cases or in general, or to activate the automatic deletion process at the shutting down operation of the browser. However, when deactivating cookies the functionality of this website may be curtailed.

Server-Log- Files

The provider of such websites generates and stores all information automatically in Server-Log Files, which are sent to us automatically by your browser. These are:

·         Browser-type and browser-version;

·         Driver-system used

·         Reference URL

·         Host-name of the accessing electronic device

·         Time of the server-enquiry

These data may be relatable to non-commissioned persons. No combination of these data with other data sources will take place, however, we retain the right to check these data retrospectively in the event that concrete evidence of illegal usage may come to light.          

Contact in printed form

In the event that you should contact us with your enquiry in printed form, your data including all contact information shown on your printed form will be stored in our system for processing your enquiry, and for any further possible enquiries. Such data will not be made available to third parties except with your explicit permission.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web-analysis-service Google Analytics; their provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are text-data which are stored on your electronic device, enabling you to analyse the usage of such website. Any information generated by such a cookie regarding your website usage is normally transmitted to and stored on a Google-server in the USA.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent cookies to be stored by choosing the relevant setting on your browser software; however, we want to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to make use of the entire functions available on the website. Furthermore, you can also prevent the recording by Google of any data (incl. your IP-address) resulting from your usage of a particular website as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser-Plugin under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

(link is external)

Objection against Data-recording

You are able to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: deactivate Google Analytics

This activates an ‘Opt-Out-Cookie’ which will subsequently prevent the recording of your data for all future visits to that website.

More information in respect of Google Analytics’ handling of user data can be found under Google’s Data Privacy Statement:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de (link is external)

XING

Our website uses functions supplied by the network XING. This provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, D 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every call to any of our websites containing functions belonging to XING, results in an automatically generated connection to servers of XING. We are not aware of any data-storage of personal data taking place. In particular, no IP-address is stored and neither is the usage pattern evaluated.

More information in respect of data protection and the XING Share-Button can be found under XING’s Data Privacy Statement:

https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection (link is external)

YouTube

Our website uses Plugins for YouTube run by Google. The licensee of these websites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Every time you visit our websites which are equipped with a YouTube-Plugin, an automatic connection with the servers of YouTube is generated, and the Youtube-server is informed which of our websites you have visited.

Whenever you log into your YouTube-account you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of your YouTube-account.

More information in respect of YouTube’s handling of user data can be found under YouTube’s Data Privacy Statement:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy (link is external)

SSL-Coding

This website uses SSL-Coding for security reasons and for the protection of confidential data being transferred, e.g. for enquiries you send to us as a website-licensee. You can detect a coded connection when the address line of your browser changes from "http://" to "https://", and a ‘lock-symbol’ appears in your browser line.

Any data you send to us cannot be accessed by third parties as soon as the SSL-Coding is activated.

Right to Information, Cancellation, Stoppage

You are entitled at all times to receive, free of charge, information of your stored personal data as well as their origin, possible recipients and the purpose of the data processing, and the right for the correction, stoppage or cancellation of such data. To this end, and for any further question in relation to personal data, you may contact us any time using the contacts shown in our ‘Impressum’.

Objection to Advertising-Mail

We hereby explicitly object to any utilisation of contact data published within the framework of our Impressum for emailing unwanted advertising or information material. All licensees of these websites explicitly retain the right to take legal steps in the event of receiving unwanted advertising material, for instance, Spam-emails.