Personal information

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our services. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Therefore, we ask you to take note of our privacy statement:

You can use most of the functions of our website without us collecting any personally identifiable information from you. Where we do collect personally identifiable information (for example your name, address or email address), we do so only with your permission. Your information will not be shared with third parties without your consent.

We do however draw your attention to the fact that vulnerabilities can exist when you share information digitally (e.g. using email to communicate with us). Although we do everything we can to protect your data, it is unfortunately impossible to provide a cast-iron guarantee that your data will not be accessed by third parties.


Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network, operated by Facebook, Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin.” For a full list of all social Plugins please see

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. We therefore have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and can only offer you the following information: 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 Facebook. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins may transmit your IP-address to Facebook.

For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Facebook, along with your rights in this respect and options for protecting your privacy, please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect any data connecting your visit to our website with your membership data already stored by Facebook, please log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can also block Facebook social plugins by using add-ons for your browser, such as “Facebook Blocker.”

Google Analytics

Our website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics uses “Cookies” i.e. text files stored on your computer, enabling an analysis of your usage of our website. Cookies enable the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of the website (including your abbreviated IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the United States.

If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transferred to a Google server in the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services related to website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at (


This website uses plug-ins/functions of the LinkedIn social network provided by LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). When you visit a page of our website that contains a LinkedIn plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to LinkedIn servers. The embedded plugins provide LinkedIn with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you interact with a LinkedIn “Recommend Button” on our website while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to connect the information concerning your visit to our website with your LinkedIn account. We draw your attention to the fact that we have no influence on what data LinkedIn collects or how the data is used.

You can find out more about LinkedIn’s privacy policy at:


This website incorporates functions of Twitter provided by Twitter Inc. (1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). When you use Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In the process, data are transmitted to Twitter, as well. Please note that we, as the provider of the pages, are not notified of the content of the data transmitted or of the use thereof by Twitter.

For more information concerning this topic, please see the Twitter data protection/privacy statement at

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter by accessing your account settings:


This website uses functions of the XING social network provided by XING AG (Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany). When you visit a page of our website that contains a Xing plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Xing servers. As far as we are aware, no personally identifiable information is stored by Xing. In particular, Xing will not store your IP address or evaluate your usage of our websiteä.

You can read more on the Xing privacy policy and the Xing Share-Button at

Information, correction and deletion

You have the right to request details of any personally identifiable data you may have provided us with at any time and free of charge, along with details of where, how and when we collected the data, who we shared it with and what it has been used for. If any of the data is inaccurate, you can request that we correct the information we hold about you. In certain circumstances you can also request that we block or delete your information. If you wish to request a deletion, you would generally be expected to identify some contravention of data protection law in the manner in which we have processed the relevant data. Please contact us at the address provided in our Legal Notice with any questions you may have on the subject of personally identifiable information.

Automated data collection

On accessing our website, your internet browser automatically transfers data which we collect and store automatically in server log files. This information includes:

  • The browser and browser version you use

  • The operating system you use

  • The website from which you are visiting us (referrer URL)

  • The hostname of the requesting domain

  • The time and date of your visit

This data is stored solely for technical reasons and is not, at any time, associated with you specifically. This date is not combined with data collected from other sources. We do however reserve the right to examine this data if we have concrete indications that our site has been used unlawfully.


Our website uses Cookies. Cookies contain no viruses and will not damage your computer in any way. Cookies enable us to customise our website, improve security and offer a more user-friendly browsing experience. Cookies are small text files sent to your browser by our server which are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

A vast majority of the Cookies we used ar so-called “Session Cookies”. These cookies are automatically deleted once you leave our website. Other types of Cookies are stored on your computer’s hard drive until you delete them. These Cookies allow us to customise our website when you visit it again.

You can choose how Cookies are handled via your browser’s preference settings. Most browsers allow you to accept or block Cookies, notify you when a Cookie is issued and automatically delete stored Cookies when you close your browser window. If you choose deactivate Cookies, your experience of our website may be limited as a result.

Contact form

If you send us a request or message via our website’s contact form, we will only store your personally identifiable information for the purpose of responding to your request, and only for as long as necessary to respond to the initial message and any follow up questions. We will not share this data with any third parties without your consent.

Unsolicited advertising

We expressly prohibit the use of the contact details published in our Legal Notice for the purpose of sending us any unsolicited advertising materials. We reserve the right to take legal action against parties that send us unrequested advertising material, e.g. in the form of spam emails.

Privacy statement valid from March 1, 2016.