Data protection and Cookie Policies

General Declaration on Data Protection:

When you use our website, you declare that you agree with the collection, processing and usage of data as described below. It is always possible to visit our website without registering. When you do so, data such as page visits and/or the name of the file that has been retrieved together with the date and time when this was done are saved on the server for statistical purposes, without this data being linked directly to you. Personal data, in particular your name, address and email address, are, as much as possible, only collected on a voluntary basis. Without your consent, we do not pass your data on to third parties.

Cookies Usage:

We use so-called ‘cookies’ to align our offering better to your wishes and to be able to collect statistical data about the usage of our website. Cookies are small text files which can be saved by a website in the memory of the internet browser on your computer. In particular, cookies enable the internet browser to be recognized. Once you have agreed to cookies, you can delete them yourself at any time by activating the corresponding menu function in your internet browser or by deleting the cookies on your hard disc.

Please take note of our advice regarding the use of Piwik which also uses cookies.

You can, of course, also use our website without using cookies. To do so, you can at any time refuse the usage of cookies in general via the settings of your internet browser or else request a cookie alert and then decide in each individual case whether you accept them. Refusing cookies or requesting an alert for them can have an effect on our website’s functionality.

Data Protection Declaration for Piwik:

On our website we use Piwik, an open-source software for analyzing visits statistically to optimize our web presence. Piwik uses so-called ‘cookies’. The information produced by the cookie about your usage of our website is saved on Piwik’s server. Unlike other range analysis programmes, Piwik stores the data it has received under a pseudonym to make it more difficult to identify the user. You can prevent the usage of cookies by changing the corresponding settings in your browser software, but in certain cases this could have a negative impact on your usage of our website.

Data Protection Declaration for Google Analytics:

Our 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 our 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

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 or at 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).


If you have agreed to receive the newsletter on our website, we need some personal data from you to be able to establish both that you agree to receive the newsletter and also that you are the owner of the email address that has been provided. We use MailChimp to send out the newsletter. This functionality is offered via the MailChimp Tool of the Rocket Science Group LLC., 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. MailChimp serves both to send out the newsletter and to compile your user data relating to our newsletter. To find out how MailChimp controls the handling of your personal data, go directly to their website MailChimp. The data which has been compiled is used exclusively for the purpose already mentioned. It is not passed on to third parties.

It is possible to revoke your consent at any time. To do so, please contact us at or follow the cancellation link in the newsletter.

Google Maps:

To indicate our location we use Google Maps belonging to the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you use our website, you confirm that you agree with the registration, processing and usage of the automatically compiled data of Google Inc., including their representatives and third parties.

You can find more detailed information on the subject of data protection at Google Maps here.


Our website uses functions of the networking platform LinkedIn which belongs to the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time that data is retrieved from one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions, a link is made to LinkedIn’s servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s ‘Recommend’ button and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit on our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the web site provider, we have knowledge neither about the content of the data that is transmitted nor about its usage by LinkedIn.

You can find further information about this in LinkedIn’s data protection declaration at


Our website uses functions of the networking platform XING which belongs to the XING AG, Dammtorstraβe 23-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time that data is retrieved from one of our pages containing XING functions, a link is made to XING’s servers. As far as we know, no personal data is saved when this happens. In particular, IP addresses are not saved and there is no evaluation of the user’s behaviour.

You can find further information about data protection and the XING share button in XING’s data protection declaration at

Information, Deletion and Blocking:

You can at all times obtain information free of charge about your personal data that has been saved, its origins, the parties who have received it and the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right to rectify, block or delete this data. You can contact us anytime on this and any other questions relating to the topic of personal data at


The content and artwork on this website are protected by copyright. In spite of our concern for detail, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided or permanent technical accessibility. We do not accept liability for the content for externally linked websites. We have no influence on their content and dissociate ourselves from it explicitly. Nevertheless, if you should have anything to complain about our web pages, please point this out to us briefly so that we can remove the content as quickly as possible.