Privacy Policy

The operators of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy statement.

The use of our website is generally possible without providing any personal data. To the extent that personal data is collected on our site (for example name, address or email addresses), this occurs, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express permission.

We would like to emphasize that data transmissions via the internet (such as when communicating by email) may have security gaps. Full protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.



The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do no harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are designed to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are notified once a cookie is stored, that you only permit cookies in individual cases, do not accept cookies for specific cases or in general, and you can activate an automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. When deactivating cookies, the features of this website may be limited.



The site provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. These data are not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively check these data should we become aware of any concrete indications of an illegal use.


Contact form

In the event that you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the contact form including the contact details provided will be stored in order to process the inquiry and in case there are follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your permission.


Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered by the website, we will need your email address and information that lets us verify your ownership of that address. In addition, your consent to the reception of the newsletter is required. Further data is not collected. These data are exclusively used for sending the requested information and we will not share these with third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, email address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.


Google Analytics

This website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your website use. The information generated by the cookie about your website use is generally transmitted to and stored by Google in the USA.

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in the Google Privacy Policy:

Browser Plugin

You may prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to fully use all website features in that case. You may also prevent data generated by the cookie that concerns your website use (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Objection against data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data in the event of future visits to this site.:
Deactivate Google Analytics


Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

Our pages include plugins of the social network Facebook. The provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives information regarding your IP address used to access our site. If you click the Facebook “Like button” while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile.

This allows Facebook to associate your site visit with your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of these pages, we do not receive any insight into the content of the transmitted data nor Facebook’s use of these. For more information, see the Privacy policy of Facebook at

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



Features of the Twitter service are embedded in our site. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the web pages you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter at the same time. We would like to point out that as the provider of these pages, we do not gain insight into the content of the transmitted data nor Twitter’s use of these.

Further information regarding this can be found in Twitter’s Privacy Policy at:

Your privacy settings on Twitter can be changed in your account settings at:



Our site uses the functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and sharing of information: By using the Google+ button you can publish information worldwide. The Google+ button provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you provided for +1 content and information about the page you viewed by clicking +1. Your +1 can be displayed as an indication together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads online.

Google records information about your + 1 activity to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible and public Google profile that must contain the name chosen for the profile as a minimum. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name you use when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other information that identifies you.

Use of the collected information: In addition to the above-mentioned uses, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish compiled statistics on users’ +1 activity or share them with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected sites.



Our website uses the functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you access one of our pages that contains a LinkedIn feature, a connection is established to a LinkedIn server. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website using your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend Button” while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can connect your visit to our site to you and your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data nor of LinkedIn’s use of these.


Further information regarding this can be found in LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy at:



Our website uses the features of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32,20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you access one of our pages that contains XING’s features, a connection is established to XING’s servers. To the best of our knowledge, personal data will not be stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behavior assessed.

Further information regarding data protection and the XING Share Button can be found in the Privacy Policy of XING at:


Comments function on
this website

For the comments function on this site, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was written, your email address and, if you do not post anonymously, your chosen username will be stored.

Comments subscription

As a user of the site, you can subscribe to comments after registering. You will receive a confirmation email to verify that you are the submitted email address’s owner. You can also use this function at any time to unsubscribe via a link in the information emails.


SSL encryption

SSL encryption is used for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection when the URL line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and the browser line includes a lock symbol.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to obtain free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients as well as the purpose of any processing of the data. You also have a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions on the subject of personal data.


Objection to advertising emails

Using the contact data published in the context of the obligation to provide an imprint to send unsolicited advertising and informational material is hereby objected to. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in case unsolicited advertising information is sent, such as spam emails.