Data Protection

Data protection declaration
The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. It's normally possible to use our website without having to provide personal information. Any personal data (for example name, mailing or email address) collected by ourselves takes place, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis and will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please note that data transmitted over the Internet (for example, communication via email) may be affected by breaches in security. Complete protection against access by third parties is unfortunately not possible.

Some internet pages use "cookies". Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses and serve to make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, and by your browser. Most cookies we use are called "session cookies" and are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself. They allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser to inform you about cookie placement and to allow them only in individual cases. You may also choose to exclude them generally, or in specific cases, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies each time the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.


The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in "server log files" which your browser automatically transmits to us. These include:

  • - Browser type and version
  • - Operating system used
  • - Referrer URL
  • - Accessing computer's host name
  • - Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific individuals and will never be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Contact form
When you use the contact form to send us inquiries, the details you provide will be stored in order to process the request, and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Newsletter subscription info
If you'd like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address, and that you agreed to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The consent granted to store the data, email address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example using the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of Google Analytics provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses "cookies" which are text files stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your website usage. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to, and stored on, a Google server in the USA.

For more information on how to manage user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy:

Browser plugin
You can prevent the storage of cookies via a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to fully use all the features of this website. You can prevent Google's collection of the data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Plugin available at the following link:

Opposition to 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 on future visits to this website: disable Google Analytics

IP anonymization
We implement the "activation of IP anonymization" function on this website. Within member states of the European Union, or in other countries that have signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be shortened by Google prior to  being transferred to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US, to be shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you visit one of our web pages that includes LinkedIn features it will connect to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be informed that your IP address has visited our website. If you click LinkedIn's "Recommend button" and are also logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with yourself and your user account. Please note that, as the provider of the web pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by LinkedIn.

For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement at:

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you visit one of our web pages that includes XING features, it will connect to XING servers. To our knowledge, no personal data will be stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and no user behavior is evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING's privacy policy at:

Right to information, cancellation, blocking
You retain the right to access information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of the data processing and the right to correct, block or delete this data, free of charge, at any time. For further information regarding personal data, please contact us at any time at the address provided in the imprint.

Prohibition of advertising emails
We expressly object to the use of contact details (published within the scope of the duty to provide an  imprint) by third parties in order to send unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operator of the web pages expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam emails.