The operators of these pages take the protection of your data very seriously. We treat your personal details confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy statement.
Using these pages is possible without giving out any personal information. If we do collect data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) it is always strictly on a voluntary basis on your part. Without your explicit consent your data will not be disclosed to a third party.
Please note that transferring data on the internet (e.g. while communicating via e-mail) can, at times, be unsafe. Protecting data against third party access completely is not possible.

Privacy statement for the usage of Facebook-Plugins (like button)

On our pages we have incorporated plugins of the social network Facebook, provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. You can identify the Facebook plugins through the Facebook logo or the “like button” on our pages. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:
When you visit our pages, a connection is established through the plugin between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our pages with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “like button”, while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. That way, Facebook can match your visit to our pages to your account. Please note that we as the providers of these pages receive no knowledge of the contents of transferred data or their usage from Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook’s privacy statement here: If you do not want Facebook to be able to match your visit to our pages to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy statement for the usage of Google +1

Our pages use features of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and dissemination of information: With the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. With the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google saves the information that you have +1’d content as well as information on the pages you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1’s can be inserted as a reference together with your username and profile picture in Google services, such as search results or in your Google profile, or on websites or ads online. Google records information on your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button you need a Google profile, which is publicly visible worldwide, which needs to contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. Sometimes this name can replace another name, which you have used while sharing contents via your Google account. Your Google profile identity can be seen by users, who know your e-mail address or have any other identifying information on you.
Usage of collected information: Apart from the aforementioned purpose, the information you provide will be used in accordance with Google’s privacy policy. Google possibly publishes summarized statistics on +1 activities of users or discloses these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected websites.

Privacy statement for the usage of Twitter

We have incorporated features of the service Twitter. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94193, USA. By using Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit are connected with your Twitter account and announced to other users. At the same time data is transferred to Twitter. Please note that we as the providers of these pages receive no knowledge of the contents of transferred data or their usage from Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter’s privacy statement here: You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings:

Privacy statement for the usage of Xing

Our website uses features of the network XING. The Provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. During every visit to one of our pages that contains Xing’s features, a connection to Xing’s servers is established. To our knowledge, no personal data is recorded during this process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and no user behavior is recorded. For more information on data protection and Xing’s share button, see Xing’s privacy statement here:

Privacy statement for the usage of LinkedIn

On our website you will find plugins of the social network LinkedIn of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can identify LinkedIn’s plugins through the corresponding logo or the “recommend button”. Please note that the plugin establishes a connection between your browser and LinkedIn’s server when you visit our website. Thereby, LinkedIn is notified that our website has been visited with your IP address. If you click the “recommend button” and are logged into your LinkedIn account, you can share our website’s content on your LinkedIn profile. In doing so, you enable LinkedIn to match your visit on our website with your account. Please note that we as the providers of this pages receive no knowledge of the contents of transferred data or their usage from LinkedIn. For further information on the collection of data and your legal options as well as settings, see LinkedIn’s privacy policy here:

Privacy statement for the usage of Piwik

On our website we use the web analysis service Piwik. Piwik is an open-source-software, which analyzes website access. The analysis is made possible through cookies. The cookies collect information on your usage of our website. These are stored on a Piwik server in Germany. Your IP address is anonymized beforehand. You do have the option to prevent Piwik’s cookies being saved on your computer. To do this, you need to modify your browser’s settings accordingly. This might result in you not being able to use our website completely.

You can choose, whether or not a unique web analysis cookie can be placed in your browser, to enable the operators of the website to collect and analyze various statistical data, here. If you decide not to, click the following link to place the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.

Information about your visit on this website is currently being gathered and analyzed by Piwik. Click here if you prefer that information about your visit not be gathered.

Rejection promotional e-mails

The usage of contact information, which has been published as part of our duty to publish an imprint, for the transmission of advertisements and information material, which has not been expressly requested, is hereby rejected. The operators of this website explicitly reserve the right to legal action in the case of unrequested mailing of advertisement information, for example through spam e-mails.

Contact form

If you request anything via our contact form, your information from the form including the contact information, which you provide there, will be stored for the purpose of working on your request and for possible follow up questions. This data is not disclosed without your consent.