Data Protection

Data Protection

Please note: This is only a translation in order to support you in understanding our Data Protection terms. The German version is solely decisive.

Our website can be visited without submission of personal data. Any personal data, e.g. name, address or e-mail address, received on the site are normally supplied voluntarily by the visitor. Such information will not be transmitted by us to third parties without the owner’s prior express consent. Data transmitted through the Internet, e.g. communications by e-mail, are exposed to security risks Total protection against access to such transmissions by unauthorized third parties is impossible.

We hereby deny permission to send advertising and information material not expressly required under the legal notice obligation to our website and reserve the right to institute legal proceedings against natural or legal persons addressing such unsolicited transmissions, e.g. spam, to our site.

1. Collection and processing of data

All visits to our homepage and all retrievals of files deposited on our homepage will be logged. This information is saved solely for internal, system-related and statistical purposes. The information thereby logged includes: name of retrieved file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data retrieved, notification of successful retrieval, web browser used and requesting domain. The IP addresses and the server filing the request will also be logged. All additional personal data received will only be saved if this information is supplied voluntarily, e.g. a request or a registration.

 

2. Use and transfer of personal data

We hereby undertake to use and store personal data provided to us solely for the purpose of replying to questions directed at us by the owner of those data, or for the composition of contracts with him, or for technical 0r administrative purposes or for improvement of our procedures for handling incoming communications. We further undertake not to disclose, or otherwise tolerate disclosure of, such personal data or other personal information relating to business associates, - in particular, data relating to orders placed – except where this is necessary for the purpose of performance of contract or for billing purposes, or where the owner has issued his prior consent to such disclosure, which can be revoked at any time. The removal of saved personal data takes place, when the owner withdraws his consent for storage, when they are no longer needed to fulfill the intended purpose of the storage or when the storage is no longer admissible for other legal reasons.

 

HubSpot

Our website uses software from HubSpot Inc., USA. This software is used in the so-called range of inbound marketing and helps us i.a. to use statistical analytics and to evaluate the logged user behaviour, to better coordinate and optimize our marketing strategy. Cookies are used for this purpose. You may the storage of cookies at any time or delete those already stored by selecting the appropriate settings within your browser. Please note that in case of blocking the cookies, services provided on our website may not be fully available. For more information, please review the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy of HubSpot Inc. under http://www.hubspot.com/terms-of-service and http://www.hubspot.com/privacy-policy. If you do not want the information about your visit to be used for the purposes described, you can also inform us by mail at any time. All information collected by us is subject to this privacy statement. HubSpot is subject to the TRUSTe's Privacy Seal and the U.S. - EU Safe Harbour Framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbour Framework. Contact: HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland, Telephone: +353 1 5187.500.

 

LinkedIn

Our website employs components provided by the network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a LinkedIn component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from LinkedIn. Through this process, LinkedIn is informed exactly which page of our website is being accessed. By clicking the LinkedIn “recommend button“ while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link content from our website to your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate your visit to our site with your LinkedIn account.

We have no control over the data that LinkedIn collects thereby, nor over the extent of the data that LinkedIn collects. Nor do we have any knowledge of the content of data transferred to LinkedIn. Details on data collection by LinkedIn as well as your rights in this regard and your browser setting options may be obtained from the LinkedIn data privacy policy, which may be accessed at: http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Information/Cancellation/Deletion.

On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.

 

Xing

Our website employs components provided by the network XING.com. These components are a service of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a XING component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from XING.

To the best of our knowledge, XING does not store any personal information from the user obtained through accessing our website. XING also does not store IP addresses. In addition, no analysis of user activity occurs through the use of cookies in connection with the “XING Share-Button”. Additional information may be found in the data privacy provisions relating to the XING Share-Button, at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

 

Twitter

Our website employs components provided by Twitter. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Twitter component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from Twitter. Through this process, Twitter is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. We have no control over the data that Twitter collects in the process, or over the extent of the data that Twitter collects. To the best of our knowledge, Twitter collects the URL of each website accessed as well as the IP address of the user, but does so solely for the purpose of displaying Twitter components. Additional information may be obtained from the Twitter data privacy policy, at: http://twitter.com/privacy.
You may change your data privacy settings in your account settings, at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

  

Google +1

Our website employs the “+1“-buttom from Google+ belonging to Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a “+1“ component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from Google. Through this process, Google is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. As specified by Google, your visit undergoes additional analysis in the event you are not logged into your Google account. If you access our site while logged into Google and press the “+1″ button, Google can collect information about your Google account, websites you recommend as well as your IP address, along with other browser-related information. This allows your “+1“ recommendation to be stored and publicized. Your Google “+1“ recommendation can then appear as a reference in other Google services, such as search results, your Google account or other places, such as on websites and ads in the internet, , together with your account name and, if applicable, a picture you provided to Google. Furthermore, Google can link your visit to our site with data stored by Google. Google also records this information for the purpose of further improving Google services. If you wish to minimize the collection of information by Google as previously described, you must log out of your Google account before visiting our website.

You can access Google‘s data protection policies relating to the “+1“ button together with all relevant information on the collection, transfer and use of data by Google, your rights in this regard as well as your profile settings options at the following link:
https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

  

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by 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 the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by "anonymizeIp" to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

  

Facebook

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background, the word “like” or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please seehttp://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website and delete your cookies. You may also change how Facebook uses your data for commercial purposes within your profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.

 

3. Client's right to information on personal data

The client is entitled at all times to request information about all of his personal data saved on our system, their origin and recipient, and also the purpose for which they are being processed, and to modify, block or delete these data. We will be glad to answer any further questions relating to clients’ personal data.

 

4. Security disclaimer

We make every effort to protect clients’ personal data saved on our system by making use of all technical and organizational options designed to deny access to these by unauthorized third parties. Absolute data security cannot, however, be guaranteed for communications sent by e-mail. Consequently, we recommend transmission of sensitive information by post.

Do you have questions? Please let us know!

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