Data protection declaration

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Data protection

In the following, we would like to inform you about our data protection declaration. Here you will find information about the collection and use of personal data when using our website. In doing so, we observe the data protection law applicable in Germany. We expressly point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) is subject to security gaps and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties. The use of contact data in our imprint for commercial advertising is expressly undesired unless we have given our prior written consent or a business relationship already exists. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Personal data

You can visit our website without providing any personal data. Insofar as personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our pages, this is done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. If a contractual relationship is to be established between you and us, or if its content is to be modified or amended, or if you send us an inquiry, we will collect and use personal data from you insofar as this is necessary for these purposes (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data to the extent necessary to enable you to use the website (usage data). All personal data will only be stored for as long as is necessary for the purpose stated (processing your enquiry or processing a contract). Tax and commercial law retention periods are taken into account. By order of the responsible authorities, we may in individual cases provide information about this data (inventory data), as far as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, averting danger, fulfilling the statutory duties of the constitutional protection authorities or the military counterintelligence service, or enforcing intellectual property rights.

commentary functions

We collect personal data in the context of the publication of content or a commentary on an article or contribution only to the extent as communicated by you. When a comment is published, the email address you provide will be stored, but not published. Your name will be published if you have not written under a pseudonym.

Privacy statement for the newsletter function

By voluntarily entering your e-mail address in our newsletter and confirming this by double opt-in procedure, you declare your consent that you would like to receive our e-mail newsletter. You can object to this use of your e-mail address at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Each e-mail contains a “Unsubscribe” link. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an e-mail address. This website uses plugins from the provider which are provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website on which the Facebook plugin (“Like” button) is installed are hereby notified that the plugin establishes a connection to Facebook, through which it is transmitted to your browser so that the plugin appears on the website, and that the use of the plugin forwards data to the Facebook servers containing information about your website visits on our homepage. As soon as you actively use the Facebook plug-in as a logged in Facebook user (e.g. by clicking on the “Like” button or using the comment function), this data is transferred to your Facebook account and published. You can only avoid this by logging out of your Facebook account beforehand. For further information about the use of data by Facebook, please refer to the data protection regulations on Facebook at

Privacy statement for the web analytics service Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. “(“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We’ve activated IP anonymization. On this website your IP address will therefore be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA 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 relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Privacy statement for Google Maps from Google Inc.

This website uses the “Google Maps und Routenplaner” function of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”) to display and calculate geographic information and approach routes. Google Maps may transfer, collect and use data about your use of this website by Google. You can prevent such data transmission by deactivating “Javascript” in your browser. In this case, however, no cards can be displayed. By using this website and not deactivating “Javascript”, you consent to the processing of your data by Google for the purposes set out above. You can find further information about how “Google Maps” and the route planner use your data as well as Google’s data protection declaration at:

Privacy declaration for the use of the web message service

We have also integrated the web message service on our website. This is provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “Tweet” function. This allows you to publish 140 character long messages with website links in your own Twitter account. If you use the “Tweet” function of Twitter on our websites, the respective website will be linked to your account on Twitter and may be publicly announced there. We are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. For further information, please consult Twitter’s privacy policy: Twitter offers you the opportunity to set your own privacy preferences by clicking on the following link:

Privacy statement for the XING recommendation function

As part of the comment function, this website uses functions of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you access our website that is equipped with such a function, it causes the browser you are using to connect to XING’s servers. To the best of our knowledge, personal data relating to the access to our website will not be stored. XING also does not store any IP addresses, nor does it evaluate usage behavior through the use of cookies in connection with the “XING Share Button. You will find further information on data protection with the “XING Share Button” at: right.

You have the right at any time to inquire free of charge and immediately about your personal data. You have the right at any time to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data with effect for the future. For information please contact the provider under the contact data in the imprint.