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You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting your browser settings (please check your browser’s help section on how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in disabling certain features of this site. It is therefore recommended that you do not disable cookies.
Server log file
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:
-Browser type and browser version
-Operating system used
-Host name of the accessing computer
-Time of the server request
This data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
If you send requests to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact information, are stored for the purpose of responding to your request and in the case of following up with additional requests. We do not share this data without your permission.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Third party cookies
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We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. The following social media sites are included: Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, XING and WhatsApp. They will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Our website uses components of the network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For each call of one of our web pages containing such a component, the component causes your web browser to download a corresponding view / representation of the component from LinkedIn.
This process informs LinkedIn of the concrete web page on our website which is currently being visited. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of our web pages to your LinkedIn profile. In this way, LinkedIn can link the visit of our web pages to your LinkedIn user account.
We have no influence on either the data that LinkedIn gathers here, or the scope of the data that LinkedIn gathers. Nor do we have any knowledge of the contents of the information transmitted to LinkedIn. Further details about the collection of data by LinkedIn and about your rights and configuration options can be found in the data privacy information published by LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Facebook plugins (Like & Share-Buttons)
Our website can include plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Functions of the service Twitter can be integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and function of “re-tweet” the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.
We point out that we as providers of the sites have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and the use through Twitter. For more information, please refer to the privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your privacy preferences at Twitter in your account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings
Our websites integrate services of Google+. The provider of these services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and forwarding of Information: By using the Google+ button you may publish information worldwide. Via the Google+ button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have voted +1 for content, as well as information about the website that you were visiting when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 votes may be published or displayed as notices, together with your profile name and your picture at Google services, such as search results, your Google profile or at other places on websites.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the user name chosen for this profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases this name may be replaced by another name which you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. Your Google account ID can be displayed to users who know your email address or possess any other information identifying you.
Use of collected information: Besides the above mentioned designated purposes, the details provided by you are treated according to current Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics about +1 activities of users or pass those statistics on to users and contractual partners like publishers, advertisers or linked websites, respectively.
This website contains the XING “Share” button. The services of the XING website are offered by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. When using the XING button your browser establishes a temporary connection to the XING AG (“XING”) servers used for providing the XING “Share” button functions (especially for calculating / displaying the counter value). XING does not save any personal data about you regarding your call to this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses, neither does it evaluate your usage patterns by means of cookies connected with the XING “Share” button. The data privacy policies for the XING “Share” button (as amended), and further information, can be found at the URL:
When contacting us with WhatsApp (WhatsApp Inc., 650 Castro Street, Suite 120-219 Mountain View, California, 94041, USA), the information provided by the user will be used to process the request and in case any follow-up questions arise.
If you wish to reach us via WhatsApp, we will need a valid mobile phone number from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you own or agree to receive the service number. Further data is not collected. These data are used only for sending the messages. When you contact us via WhatsApp, we’ll store your first name, name and mobile phone number, the device of use, and the contact date. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses a mobile phone number, or for contact with you.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the mobile number as well as their use for the dispatch of the service with us at any time. The revocation can also be made via WhatsApp message or by e-mail.