Data protection declaration

Scope of application
In compliance with the German Federal Data Protection Act and Telemedia Act, this data protection declaration is meant to inform users of this website about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator.

The website operator takes the protection of your data very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal regulations.

Please be aware that data transmission over the Internet may be subject to security breaches. Full protection against access by third parties is not feasible.

Access data
The website operator and/or provider collect data about visits to the site and store these as "server log files". The following data is logged in this way:
- Visited website - Time of visit - Amount of transmitted data in bytes - Source/link from where you visited the site - Browser used - Operating system used - IP address used

The collected data is used solely for statistical purposes and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

This website uses cookies. These are small text files which are stored on your device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website.

Most browsers offer the option to refuse cookies. Note: It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all features of this website without restrictions if you change the appropriate settings.

Handling of personal data
The website operator only collects, uses and passes on your personal data if this is permitted by law or if you have given your consent to the collection of data.

We consider as personal data all information that is used to determine your person and which can be traced back to you - for example your name, your email address and telephone number.

Handling of contact data
If you contact the website operator via the contact options offered, we will save your information so that it can be used to process and respond to your enquiry. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

Handling of comments and contributions
If you leave a contribution or comment on this website, your IP address will be stored. This serves the security of the website operator: If your comment violates applicable law, the website operator wants to be able to trace your identity.

Google Analytics
This website uses the "Google Analytics" service, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyse the visitors' use of the website. The service uses "cookies" - text files which are stored on your device. As a rule, the information collected by the cookies is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymisation is used on this website. The IP address of users within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area will be shortened to eliminate the personal reference to your IP address. In the context of the order data agreement that the website operators have entered into with Google Inc., Google uses the information collected to evaluate the use of the website and website activity and to provide services related to Internet use.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.

Moreover, a browser plugin allows you to prevent the data collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. Please follow this link for the corresponding plugin: For more information on data use by Google Inc. please follow this link:

Use of social media plugins
This website uses Facebook Social Plugins, which are operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). Some of the recognisable trademarks of Facebook include the Facebook logo, the terms “Like”, “Share” in the Facebook colour palette (blue and white). Information on all the Facebook plugins can be found at the following link:

The plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website operator has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the Facebook Inc. servers. Information can be found here: The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that the you have visited this website. There is the possibility that your IP address will be saved. If you are logged into your Facebook account while visiting this website, the information will be linked to you.

If you use the functions of the plugin - for example by sharing or "liking" a post - the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc.

If you want to prevent the Facebook. Inc. to associate this information with your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website.

Furthermore, this website uses the Twitter buttons. These are operated by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). If you visit a page containing such a plugin button, a direct connection will be created between your browser and the Twitter servers. The website operator therefore has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the server Twitter Inc.

According to Twitter Inc. only your IP address is collected and stored. For more information about how personal information is handled by Twitter Inc., please visit:

Our website uses XING's Share Button. When you visit our website, your browser will connect to the servers of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. This enables the share functions (e.g. the counter display). In this respect, your personal data will not be stored when you access this website. In particular, IP addresses are not stored by XING. Your usage behaviour will also not be evaluated. You can read the latest information on data protection regarding the "Share Button" as well as further relevant information at

Our website contains plugins from the Linkedin social network, Linkedin Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “LinkedIn”). Linkedin plugins can be identified on our website by the Linkedin logo or the “Recommend-Button” they contain. If you visit a page on our website that contains this plugin, it will create a direct link between your browser and Linkedin’s server. Thanks to this, Linkedin is informed that you have visited our site with your IP address. You can create a link between the content of our website and your Linkedin profile by clicking on the “Recommend-Button” when you are logged into your Linkedin account. In this way, Linkedin is able to link your visit to our site in your user account. We draw your attention to the fact that, as operator of the site, we do not receive any information about the data transmitted and used through Linkedin.

You will find more information about data collection as well as your rights and different configuration options in the Linkedin data protection guidelines. You can find this information here

Newsletter subscription
The website operator offers you a newsletter, in which they inform you about current trends and issues, companies, events and other offers. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, you must enter a valid email address.

In case you would like to receive our newsletter, which is offered on our website, we need your email address as well as information that proves that you are in fact the owner of said email address and that you consent receiving the newsletter.

We use the so-called Double-Opt-In procedure in order to guarantee the consensual delivery of our newsletter, through which a potential newsletter recipient agrees to be added to a mailing list. Following this step, the user has the possibility to legally confirm his or her email address through a confirmation email. Only after such confirmation is the user’s email address added to the mailing list.

We only use this data for the delivery of the requested information and offers.

We use Newsletter2Go as newsletter software. In this respect, your data is transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH. Newsletter2Go is prohibited from selling or using your data for other purposes than the delivery of our newsletter. Newsletter2Go is a German certified provider, which has been selected according to the requirements of the data protection regulation of the German Federal Data Protection Act.

More information can be found here:

You can revoke your consent regarding the storage of your data, email address as well as their usage in relation to the delivery of our newsletter at any time, e.g. via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Privacy measures are always subject to technological development. Due to this fact we kindly request you to periodically check our Data protection declaration for changes.

Rights of the user: Access, correction and deletion
As a user, you have the right to request free information on what personal data has been stored about you. As long as your wish does not conflict with a legal obligation pertaining to the storage of data (e.g. telecommunications data retention), you have the right to have incorrect data corrected and your personal data blocked or deleted.