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The website managers of these webpages take the protection of your personal data very seriously.  We keep your personal data private adhering to the data protection requirements as well as this data protection declaration.  The use of our website is generally possible without personal data input.  If personal data (e.g. name, address, or email) is collected on our webpages, this occurs on a voluntary basis whenever possible.  This data will not be given to third parties without your explicit consent.  We would like to inform you that online data transmission (e.g. when communicating via email) is liable to security breaches.  It is not possible to guarantee that data will always be protected from being accessed by a third party.


The webpages sometimes rely on so-called cookies.  Cookies do not cause damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.  Cookies serve to make our offerings more user-friendly, more effective and more secure.  Cookies are small pieces of text which are stored on your computer by your browser.  Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies.  They are deleted automatically after you leave our website. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them.  These cookies make it possible for us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.  You can configure your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the creation of cookies.  You have the option of only allowing cookies to be stored one time, of accepting cookies under certain circumstances, or generally blocking the creation of cookies, as well as automatically deleting cookies as soon as your browser is closed.  If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be affected.

Contact form
If you contact us via the contact form, we will store the data you put into the form only for the purpose of being able to respond to your inquiry and for answering possible follow-up questions.  This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

Google Analytics
This website uses the functions of  the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc.,
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies". Cookies are small pieces of text which are stored on your computer and their analysis makes an analysis of website use possible.  The information about your use of this website, generated by cookies, is generally sent to and stored on a Google server in the US. More information on what Google Analytics does with user data can be found here:

Browser Plugin
You can prevent the storing of cookies by changing the settings on your browser software; however, we would like to inform you that you will not be able to use many of the functions on this website if you do so.  In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing data created by cookies and the data created upon your visiting our website (including your IP-address) by downloading and installing the plug-in found here:

Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link.  It will create an opt-out cookie which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to our website: deactivate Google Analytics

Facebook Plug-ins (Like-Button)
Our webpages contain Plug-ins for the social network Facebook, Service Provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker
Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook Plug-ins can be recognized by the
Facebook logo or the Like Button on our website.  An overview of the Facebook Plug-ins can be found here:
When you visit our webpages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be established via the plug-in.  Facebook is informed of the fact that you visited our website from a certain IP-address.  If you click the Facebook Like Button while you are logged in to a Facebook account, you can link content from our webpages to your Facebook profile.  Facebook can then associate your visit to our webpages with your Facebook account. We would like to inform you that we as a provider of these webpages have no knowledge of the content transmitted to and used by Facebook.  Further information can be found in Facebook‘s data protection clause at
If you do not wish for your visit to our webpages to be connected to your Facebook account then please log yourself out of your Facebook account.

Our webpages use functions of Google+. Service provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The collection and transmission of information: with the help of the Google+ toolbar you can publish information all over the world.  Via the Google+ tool bar you and other users can receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information you have entered content +1 as well as information via the website which you have visited by clicking on +1.
Your +1 content can be displayed together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as search engine results or in your Google profile or on other places on websites and advertising online.  Google records information about your +1 activities, in order to improve Google services for you and others.  In order to use the Google tool bar, you need a profile which can be viewed publically by the whole world and which must contain the name associated with the profile. This name will then be used in connection with all Google services. In some cases this name can replace a different name which you used to share content via your Google account.  The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or have access to other personal information pertaining to you.  The use of the information collected: in addition to the terms of use mentioned above, all the information provided by you is used according to Google’s data protection agreement. Google may publish a summary of statistics on a user’s +1 activities and/or pass this information onto users and partners worldwide, such as publishers, advertising agencies or associate websites.

Our website relies on functions of the network XING. Service provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-
32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every visit to our website, which contains functions from XING, creates a connection to XING servers. To our knowledge, XING does not store personal data.  In particular, neither IP-addresses are stored nor user behavior analyzed.
Further information on data protection and the XING share button can be found here:

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