Privacy statement

Data protection

As operators of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data in strict confidentiality and in compliance with statutory data protection requirements and this data protection statement. Users of this website may generally do so without providing their personal data. Where personal data (e.g. name, address and email address) is captured on our website, this is always collected wherever possible on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to point out that the transfer of data on the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) is not immune from gaps in security. It is not possible to protect the data completely from being accessed by third parties.

Cookies

We use so-called "cookies" to extend the range of functions of our web offerings and to make it easier for you to use the website. Cookies are small files that are sent to the user's browser by a web server and stored on the computer for future access. You can determine whether your browser accepts cookies, and set your browser to inform you each time a cookie is offered, saving it only if you explicitly accept. Please refer to the help function of your web browser to make these settings.

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

Our website has plugins for the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plugins are indicated on our website by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button. For an overview of Facebook plugins, visit: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, a direct link is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. This informs Facebook that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you click on the Facebook Like button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your user account. We should point out that as website provider we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to the Facebook data protection statement at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data protection statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics functions, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are small text files saved to your computer that help analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a server at Google in the US where it is stored.

If the IP anonymizer on this website is activated, however, Google will shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union and in other signatory states in the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide the website operator with additional services connected with website usage and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics service will not be linked to any other data by Google.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by using the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we should point out that you may not then be able to use all the functions on this website to their full extent. Moreover, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie to analyze your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

Data protection statement for the use of Google +1

We use the functions provided by the Google +1 button, which is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and forwarding of information: the Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide and you and other users can receive personalized content from Google and our partners via the Google +1 button. Google stores both the information you have provided for +1 content and the information on the website you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1s can be shown as links, together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, for example, as search results or in your Google profile or in other places on websites and adverts. Google records information on your +1 activity in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a public Google profile which can be viewed globally 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 also replace a different name which you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or who have access to other identifiable information from you.

Use of the information collected: As well as being used for the purposes explained above, the information provided by you is used in accordance with current Google data protection regulations. Google may possibly publish a summary of statistics covering users' +1 activity or pass it on to users and partners - to publishers, advertisers and linked websites, for example.

Data protection statement for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses LinkedIn network functions provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time one of our websites is accessed which contains LinkedIn functions, a link is set up to LinkedIn's servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. When you click on the Recommend button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We should point out that as website provider we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by LinkedIn.

For more information, please refer to the LinkedIn data protection statement at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Data protection statement for the use of Xing

Our website uses Xing network functions provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time one of our websites is accessed which contains Xing functions, a link is set up to Xing's servers. As far as we are aware, this does not cause your personal data to be saved. In particular, IP addresses are not saved and usage is not analyzed. For more information on data protection and the Xing Share button, visit https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Data protection statement regarding the use of XXLAPPs technology

To analyze visitor statistics, we use XXLAPPs technology for collecting, processing and saving data for marketing purposes and for recognizing visitors to the website. Based on this data, XXLAPPs technology carries out an evaluation of addresses but only where it can ascertain that the visitor is a company and not an individual. This process uses "cookies", which are small text files saved to your computer that help analyze how users use the site. The corporate data collected by XXLAPPs GmbH may also contain personal data. XXLAPPs GmbH may use information which is left behind on visits to websites in order to create anonymized usage profiles. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. You can revoke your consent for XXLAPPs to collect and store data in the future at any time at www.leadinspector.de/widerspruch [in German].