Legal Disclaimer

Privacy notice regarding the use of Facebook
Our pages include Facebook plug-ins (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA). You recognize Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. An overview of Facebook plug-ins is available here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, the plugin creates a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. This lets Facebook know that a device with your IP address has visited our site. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while being logged into your Facebook account, you can link content from our site to your Facebook profile. Facebook then uses this information to associate your visit of our site with your user account. Please note that we as the operator of our pages receive no information regarding the data being transmitted or its use by Facebook. For more information, consult Facebook’s privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you don’t want Facebook to be able to associate your visit of our site with your Facebook account, you must log out of your Facebook user account prior to visiting the site.
Privacy notice regarding the use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions provided by Google Analytics (Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics employs so-called cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze the way you use a particular website. In most cases, the information generated by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored on a server operated by Google in the United States.
If IP anonymization is activated for this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and truncated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze the way the site is being used, generate reports on site activities, and provide additional services to the website operator in connection with the use of this website and the internet in general. Google will not relate the IP address transmitted by your browser to other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies via a setting in your browser software, but doing so may prevent you from using all of the website’s functions. In addition, you can prevent the collection and transmission of the cookie-generated website usage data (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as its processing by Google by downloading and installing this browser plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Privacy notice regarding the use of Google +1
Our site uses functions of Google +1 (Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Collection and transmission of information: Using the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information you provided via +1 as well as information about the page you viewed when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and your picture in Google services such as search results, in your Google profile, or in other locations on websites and ads on the internet. Google records information regarding your +1 activities in order to improve its services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button you must have a globally available, public Google profile that must contain at least the name selected for the profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases, this name may replace another name you used for sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.
How the information is used: In addition to the purposes listed above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google privacy policies. Google may publish summarized statistics regarding users’ +1 activities or provide such statistics to users and/or third parties such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.
Privacy notice regarding the use of LinkedIn
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network (LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Each time you call up one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions, the system establishes a connection to the servers of LinkedIn and notifies LinkedIn that you visited our internet site with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s “Recommend” button while being logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit on our internet site with your user account. Please note that we as the operator of our pages receive no information regarding the data being transmitted or its use by LinkedIn.
For more information, consult LinkedIn’s privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Privacy notice regarding the use of Pinterest
We use plug-ins of the Pinterest social network on our site (Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA). If you call up a page containing such a plug-in, your browser generates a direct connection with the Pinterest servers in the United States and transmits log data to them. This log data may include your IP address, the address of websites visited that may contain Pinterest functions, your browser type and settings, the data and time of your request, your use of Pinterest, as well as cookies.
For more information about the purpose, scope, processing and use of data by Pinterest as well as your relevant rights and ways to protect your privacy, consult Pinterest’s privacy policy at https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
Privacy notice regarding the use of Twitter
Our web pages use functions offered by Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). Using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function links the websites you visit to your Twitter account and make the information available to other users. As part of this feature, data will be transmitted to Twitter. Please note that we as the operator of our pages receive no information regarding the data being transmitted or its use by Twitter. For more information, consult Twitter’s privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change the privacy settings for Twitter account by visiting http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Privacy notice regarding the use of XING
Our website uses functions of the XING network (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany). Each time you call up one of our pages containing XING functions, the system establishes a connection to the servers of XING. To our knowledge, no personal data will be stored. In particular, no IP addresses will be stored or user behavior analyzed.
For more information about XING’s privacy policy and the XING Share button, visit https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
Privacy notice regarding the use of YouTube
Our website uses plug-ins for the Google-owned YouTube service (YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA). If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plug-in, the system establishes a connection with the servers of YouTube and let them know which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your surfing behavior with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information about the way YouTube handles your data, consult its privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Cookies
Our internet page use so-called cookies. Cookies are not harmful and contain no viruses. They are used to make our site safer as well as more user-friendly and effective. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when your session ends. Other cookies stay on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize you the next time you visit our site.
You can set your browser to notify you when a site wants to store a cookie and permit cookies only on a case-by-case basis. In addition to blocking the acceptance of cookies generally or only in certain cases, you can activate the automatic deletion of cookies whenever you close your browser. Deactivating cookies in your browser may limit the functionality of our website.
Server log files
The provider of our site automatically collects and stores in so-called server log files information that your browser automatically transmits to us.
These include:
• Browser type and version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of server request

This data cannot be assigned to a specific user. It will also not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data if we have a concrete cause to suspect illegal use.

Contact form
If you use the contact form to send inquiries to us, the information you provide as well as your contact data will be stored by us so that we can process your inquiry as well as any subsequent questions which may arise. We will never make this data available to a third party without your approval.