Privacy statement


Please be assured that we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We collect, process and store your data in accordance with the regulations specified in the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). In general, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. To the extent personal data are collected, e. g. for a newsletter subscription, this is done on a voluntary basis.

For any transmission of your personal data to third parties, your explicit prior consent is required. A transfer to public authorities and institutions entitled to receive information, is exclusively done under the legally standardised duties of disclosure, or in case of obligations to report to a court. We would like to point out that data transmission in the internet (e. g. email communication) may pose security gaps. A complete data protection against unauthorised access cannot be guaranteed.


Privacy statement for the usage of etracker

This website uses etracker technology ( to collect data on visitor behavior. The data is collected anonymously for use in marketing and optimization. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be used to aggregate a usage profile. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. It is possible to use these cookies to recognize a visitor’s browser. The data collected by the etracker technology will not be used to determine the personal identity of a website visitor, and will not be compiled with personal data relating to the person referred to by the pseudonym, unless agreed to separately by the person concerned. The collection and storage of data may be < href="" target="_blank">revoked at any time with respect to future services.


Privacy statement for the usage of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to facilitate the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. On no account will Google associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You may object to the collection and storage of your data at any time.

This website is using Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIp()” which means that IP-addresses are stored and processed only in a shortened manner to prevent a direct personal reference.


Privacy statement for the usage of LinkedIn

Our site uses functions of the network LinkedIn. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation 2029 Stierlin Court , Mountain View , CA 94043. Each time one of our sites containing LinkedIn functions, is viewed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP adress. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can attribute your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that as provider of the sites, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn.

For more information, refer to the privacy policy of LinkedIn:


Privacy statement for the usage of Twitter

We have integrated features of the Twitter service on our pages. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature, the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. As part of this process, data are transmitted to Twitter as well. Please note that we as provider of the pages do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data or their use by Twitter. You can find further information with regard to this topic in the data privacy statement of Twitter under

You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings under


Privacy statement for the usage of Xing

Our website uses features of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Whenever pages of our site containing Xing features are accessed, a connection to Xing’s servers is established. As far as we know, this does not imply the storage of personal data In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behavior analysed.

Further information on data privacy and the Xing share button may be found in Xing’s privacy statement under



To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer’s main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site.

You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a “disable cookies” option in your browser settings. But this can limit the functionality of our Internet offers as a result



The provider of the sites collects and automatically saves information your browser automatically transmits to us, in so-called server log files. These are:

  • Browser type / browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host Name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request

These data cannot be attributed to individuals. A consolidation of these data with other data sources will not take place. We reserve the right to a subsequent examination of these data, should concrete indications for an illegal use become known to us.


Contact form

By using the contact form provided on our website, you agree that your date be stored and used by us in line with your request and relevant to the issue. Your personal details will only be used as required for dealing with your contact request and for any possible subsequent contractual relationship. Your data will be treated confidentially and not be forwarded to third parties.


Objection against advertisement mails
We explicitly object the usage of the contact data provided on this website for sending advertisment and information material which has not been explicitly requested. In case of unrequested sending of advertisments, e.g. via spam mails, the right to take legal action is expressly reserved.