Data protection

Data protection

Privacy Policy 

Data Protection 

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidential and according to the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy. 

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis if possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission. 

However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g. e-mail communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible. 

Cookies 

This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damages to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our offer more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer. 

The most cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device. Those cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. 

You can adjust your browser that way in order to be informed when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies or to generally exclude cookies in certain cases as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website. 

Sever-log-files 

The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as  

  • browser type/version 
  • used operating system 
  • referrer URL 
  • host name of the accessing computer 
  • time of query 

Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. A merging with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if reasonable evidences concerning illegal use become known. 

Contact form 

If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact data, are stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of additional enquiries. Those data will not be passed on without your permission. 

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics 

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called"cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A. 

If the IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP-address will be shortened priory within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases your complete IP-address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 

You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to the use of this websites by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout;

Hotjar

This website uses Hotjar web analytics service by Hotjar Ltd. („Hotjar“). It anonymously records the interaction by randomly selected, individual visitors to the website. This creates a log of mouse movements and mouse clicks, for example, with the aim to identify opportunities for improvement of the respective website. Hotjar uses "Cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. In order to exclude personally identifiable information, IP addresses are only stored and processed anonymously. In addition, information about the operating system, browser, incoming and outgoing references (links), geographical origin as well as resolution and type of device used for statistical purposes are analysed. This information is not personally identifiable and will not be disclosed by us or by Hotjar to third parties. If you prefer not to have your session recorded, you can disable this feature for all websites that use Hotjar by placing the DoNotTrack header in your browser. For further information, please visit: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out.

WiredMinds AG

"For the purpose of marketing and optimisation, products and services of WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) are used on this website. Thereby data is gathered, processed and saved, from which a pseudonym usage profile is created amongst others. Where possible and prudent, the usage profiles are made fully anonymous. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files which are saved in the Internet browser of the visitor and which serve to recognise the Internet browser. The gathered data, which can also contain personal data, is transferred to WiredMinds or gathered by WiredMinds directly. WiredMinds may use information which is left on the websites by means of visits in order to create anonymous usage profiles. Without the separately issued agreement of the person concerned, the data which is gathered will not be used in order to personally identify the person visiting this website and it will not be combined with personal data concerning the owner of the pseudonym. Should IP addresses be gathered, these will be made anonymous immediately following the acquisition by means of deletion of the last number block. The gathering, processing and saving of the data can be objected to at any time with effect for the future."

Exclusion from website tracking

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook-Plug-ins 

On our websites plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. You recognise these plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, please see here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/;

If you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by this plug-in. By that Facebook receives information that you have visited our websites with your IP-address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account you may link the contents of our websites to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can associate your visit of our websites to your Facebook account. We would like to point out that we as providers of these websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of the transmitted data as well as the use of such by Facebook. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Facebook under www.facebook.com/policy.php. 

If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account. 

Privacy Policy for YouTube 

Our website uses functions of the website YouTube. The Youtube websites are provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you access a website which contains a YouTube plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Youtube. 

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your visit of our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as their use by YouTube. If you do not wish that YouTube associates your visit of our websites to your YouTube account, please log out of your YouTube account. 

For further information concerning the use of data by YouTube please view the YouTube Privacy Policy: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. 

Privacy Policy for the use of XING 

Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider of these functions are the XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg. On every access to our websites that contain the functions of XING, a connection to the servers of XING will be established. According to our present state knowledge, the storage of person-related data does not take place, especially no IP-addresses will be stored, neither will the usage behaviour be evaluated. 

For further information concerning data protection and the XING share button, please read the Privacy Policy of XING under www.xing.com/app/share;

Registration with this websites 

You can register with this website to be able to use additional functions on this website. The data entered for this purpose will only be used for purpose of use of the respective offer or service for which you have registered. 

We also use the provided e-mail address to inform you about important changes, such as change of the offer range or in case of technical changes. 

Processing of data (customer data and contract data) 

We collect, process and use person-related data only as far as necessary for the establishment, content-related arrangement or change of the legal relationship (stock data). We only collect, process and use person-related data about the use of our websites (usage data) insofar it is necessary for enabling, improving or invoicing the use of the service. 

Transmission of data on contract conclusion for online shops, traders and product shipment 

We transmit person-related data to third parties only if it necessary to fulfil the contract, e.g transmitting data to the forwarding agent or the commissioned credit institution in charge with the payment. A further transmission of data to third parties does not take place unless you have given your explicit permission. A transmission of data to third parties for commercial purposes does not take place. 

Transmission of data on contract conclusion for services and digital contents 

We transmit person-related data to third parties only if it necessary to fulfil the contract, e.g transmitting data to the commissioned credit institution in charge with the payment. A further transmission of data to third parties does not take place unless you have given your explicit permission. A transmission of data to third parties for commercial purposes does not take place. 

Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking 

You have the right to be informed about your person-related data, their origin and addressee and the purpose of data processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of those data at any time and free of charge. For further questions and questions concerning person-related data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the legal note.