Privacy statement

We attach great importance to the protection of your data and the protection of your privacy. In the following we therefore inform you about the collection and use of personal data when using our website.

Anonymous data collection
You can visit our websites without providing any personal information. We do not store any personal data in this context. In order to improve our offer, we only evaluate statistical data that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

Disclosure of personal data
Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

Cookies
Our Internet pages use so-called cookies in several places. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies also enable our systems to recognise your browser and offer you services. Cookies do not contain any personal data.

Using Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
We use the online advertising program "Google AdWords" and conversion tracking as part of Google AdWords. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). When you click on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is placed on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not expired, Google and we may recognize that you clicked on the ad and were directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, there is no way that cookies can be tracked through AdWords customer websites. The information collected through the Conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for Conversion Tracking. This tells customers the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by preventing the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly (deactivation option). You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics..
Further information and Google's privacy policy can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB

Using Facebook plug-ins
Plug-ins of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"), are used on these Internet pages. When you access web pages of our website that contain such a plug-in, a connection is established to the Facebook servers and the plug-in is displayed on the web page by notifying your browser. This transmits to the Facebook server which of our Internet pages you have visited. If you are logged into Facebook as a member, Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. When using the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking the "Like" button, posting a comment), this information is also assigned to your Facebook account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plug-in. If you do not want Facebook to associate the collected information directly with your Facebook profile, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting our site or block the loading of Facebook plug-ins on our websites by using a "Facebook Blocker".

For more information about Facebook's collection and use of information, your rights in this regard, and how Facebook can protect your privacy, please see Facebook's Privacy Notice: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

You also have the possibility to prevent the loading of Google plugins by installing appropriate add-ons in your browser.

Using Addthis plugins
This website uses "Addthis" plugins provided by AddThis LLC, Inc. 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA; hereinafter referred to as AddThis LLC. With the "Addthis" plugin, the AddThis LLC makes it possible to use so-called sharebuttons with which you can recommend the individual Internet pages via social networks on the Internet or save them at different bookmarking providers (bookmarking service). You can see the different Addthis logos, which contain the plugin, under the following link: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing If you call Internet pages of our Internet presence equipped with such a plugin, a connection to the AddThis servers in the USA is established and the plugin is displayed on the Internet page by notification to your browser. Both your IP address and the information which of our websites you have visited are transmitted to the AddThis server. Cookies are used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor's Internet browser. Cookies enable the Internet browser to be recognised. AddThis LLC creates anonymous user profiles from this data. These are used to tailor online offers even better to the respective needs. You can find more information about the collection and processing of the transmitted data by AddThis LLC at https://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy You can object to the collection and storage of data by AddThis LLC at any time with effect for the future by clicking on the following link on the website https://www.addthis.com to set a so-called "opt-out cookie http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out. You can also prevent the Addthis plugins from loading by installing appropriate add-ons in your browser.

Using Twitter plugins
The functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our website. Twitter is a social media portal from Twitter Inc.,795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, (USA). We use Twitter plugins. If you visit a website that contains such a plugin, the data will be exchanged with the Twitter servers located in the USA. Even in the case of interactions that are possible with the various Twitter plugins, the corresponding information about you is collected and transmitted to Twitter and stored. In addition, if you are a member of Twitter and logged in to Twitter during the time you use the plugin, the information collected about your website visit will be linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. If you do not want Twitter to link and merge the information with your Twitter account information, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website. For more information about Twitter's collection and use of information, please visit https://twitter.com/privacy.

Using the XING Share Button
The "XING Share Button" is used on this website. When you access this website, your browser establishes a short-term connection to servers of XING AG ("XING") that provide the "XING Share Button" functions (in particular the calculation/display of the meter value). XING does not store any personal data about you when you access this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses. Nor does XING evaluate your usage behavior through the use of cookies in connection with the "XING Share" button. You can access the latest data protection information on the "XING Share Button" and additional information on this website: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Use of Pinterest plug-ins
On these Internet pages plug-ins of the social network Pinterest are used, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ("Pinterest"). You can see the different logos that contain the plug-in (e.g. "Pin-it-Button" or the "P″-Button) under the following link: http://business.pinterest.com/pin-it-button/ When you access a corresponding website of our website that contains such a plug-in, a link is established between your computer and the servers of Pinterest and the plug-in is displayed on the website by notification to your browser. Your IP address as well as the information which of our websites you have visited will be transmitted to the Pinterest server in the USA. This applies regardless of whether you are registered or logged in at Pinterest. Also with not registered and/or not logged in users a transmission takes place. If you are also a member of Pinterest and logged in to Pinterest during the time you use the plug-in, the collected information about your website visit will be linked to your Pinterest account and made available to other users. Also in the case of interactions that are possible with the various Pinterest plug-ins, the corresponding information about you is collected and transmitted to Pinterest and stored. If you do not want Pinterest to link and merge the information with your Pinterest account information, you must log out of Pinterest before visiting our website. For more information about Pinterest's collection and use of data, please visit https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

Information, correction, blocking and deletion of data
You have the right at any time to free information about your stored data as well as the right to correction, deletion or blocking. Please contact us if you wish. You will find the contact data in our imprint.