The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal information. Where personal data (such as name, address or E-Mail addresses) are collected, this information is provided by the site user on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
Please note that transmission of data over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
Collection of Personal Data When Visiting Our Website
In the case of merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise voluntarily provide further information, we collect only data that your browser transmits to our server, and that are technically required to display the site and ensure stability and security (as permitted by article 6 (1), sentence 1 of the GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time Zone Difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (i.e. the specific page content to be viewed)
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Transmitted amount of data
- Website from which the request originated
- Browser used
- Operating system
- Language and version of the browser
Some of our internet pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer 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 the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, unconditionally reject certain types of cookies, or automatically delete all cookies when closing the browser. Note that disabling all cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
If you send us inquiries via a contact form or chat box, any details entered, including the contact details you provide, will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and, in the event of follow-up questions, until your request has been completed. We do not share any such information with third parties without your consent.
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- the right of access;
- the right to correction or erasure;
- the right to restrict use and processing;
- the right to object to the use and processing; and
- the right to data portability.
You also have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our use and processing of your personal data.
However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened before transmission to Google from within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and 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 transmitted as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection and transmission of data related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. Using the statistics obtained through Google Analytics, we can improve our offerings and make them more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which Personal Information is transferred from Europe to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 of GDPR.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the Account Settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings. Twitter has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework.
Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. Providers is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, it will connect to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s “Recommend Button” and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn. The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 of GDPR.
For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework.
Use of Vimeo Plugins
For integration of content such as videos, we use the provider Vimeo, operated by Vimeo LLC, headquartered at 555 West 18th Street, New York, NY, 10011.
Some of our pages use plugins from Vimeo. If you access a page containing such a plugin, a connection to Vimeo servers is established and the plugin content is displayed. This process will transmit to the Vimeo server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of Vimeo (which is not required to view only our video content), Vimeo associates this information to your personal user account. When using a plugin, e.g. by clicking the start button of a video, this information is also associated with your user account. You can prevent such associations by logging out of your Vimeo account before using our website and deleting the corresponding cookies from Vimeo. The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 of GDPR.
For more information about data processing and privacy by Vimeo, see https://vimeo.com/privacy.
Integration of Google Maps
On this website we use services offered by Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly in the website and allow you to conveniently use the map feature.
By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned above (“collection of personal data when visiting our website”) will be transmitted regardless of whether you are logged into a Google provides or not. When you are logged in to Google, your data will be associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or tailor-made website design. Such an evaluation is done in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the formation of these user profiles, but any requests related to this right must be addressed to Google.
Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube page. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you visited.
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.