The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. The collection of any personal data (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses) happens on a voluntary basis. This data will not be shared with third parties without your explicit permission.
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is impossible.
We have published our contact data according to the German ‘Impressumspflicht’ (Telemediengesetz). The use of this contact data for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials (spam mail) is hereby expressly prohibited.
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When you sign up for our newsletter, the data that you specify in the newsletter registration is transferred to MailChimp and stored there. After the registration you will receive a MailChimp email to confirm your subscription (“double opt-in”). MailChimp provides extensive analysis options about how the newsletter is opened and used. These analyzes are group-based and are not used by us for individual evaluation.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you can recall your subscription at any time. A notice in writing to the contact details mentioned in the imprint is sufficient for this purpose. Of course you will also find an unsubscribe link in each newsletter.
Our website uses social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from different social networks. Using these plug-ins, you can for example share content, or recommend products. The plug-ins are disabled by default and therefore do not send data. With one click you can activate the plug-ins.
If these plug-ins are enabled, your browser will create a connection to the servers of the respective social network as soon as you visit a page of our website. The content of the plugin is served directly from the social network to your browser and integrated in the website. The plugins can be disabled with one click.
Because of the integration of the plug-in, the social network will receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to the social network, it can assign your visit to your account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example if you press the Facebook “Like” button, or if you leave a comment, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly from your browser to the social network.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by social networks as well as your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policies of the respective networks or websites. The links can be found further below.
If you do not want social networks to collect information about you via our website, you must log out from these networks before you visit our website.
Even if you are not logged on to the social networks, data can be sent to the networks from websites with active social plug-ins. Through an active plug-in a cookie is set each time you visit the website. Since your browser will send this cookie each time you connect to a network server, the network could in principle create a profile of which websites you visited. It would then also be possible to connect this profile to your account when you log on to the social network at a later point in time.
If you do not want social networks to collect information about you via active plug-ins, you can either disable the plug-ins on our website (or not activate them in the first place) or go to your browser’s settings and disallow third-parties to set cookies. However, with this setting, other features on the website may not function anymore.
On our website we use the following plug-ins: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and XING.
We use plug-ins of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).
We use plug-ins from the social network Google+, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
We use plug-ins from the social network LinkedIn, which is operated by LinkedIn Inc., 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”).
We use plug-ins from the social network Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”).
We use plug-ins from the social network XING, which is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (“XING”).