Thank you very much for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. We want you to enjoy browsing our pages and not to experience any unpleasant surprises.
You may enter personal data on the “Contact” page of our website. This data will be stored only to process and document your request. It will be passed on only when necessary to process your request. It will not be passed on to third parties for advertising purposes.
Furthermore, our internet service provider records data in “log files” during your visit. This means we receive the name of your internet service provider, your IP address, the website from which you came to our website, the pages you visit on our website and the date, time and duration of your visit. This data is used for statistical purposes only. We do not establish any reference to individuals.
USE OF BUTTONS WITH LINKS TO SOCIAL NETWORKS
Our website uses buttons with links to our accounts on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn. These buttons do not transmit any data to the social networks mentioned. Only by clicking these buttons do you leave our website and get redirected to our accounts in the relevant social networks. You are then no longer on our website, and are instead on the websites of the social networks you clicked on. Depending on the settings in your browser or in the social network, personal data about you will be recorded there. You can find the conditions for this in the data protection declarations of the social networks you clicked. We cannot assume any responsibility for these.
We do not use the Facebook “like” button on our website because this enables Facebook to record data about you even when such buttons are not clicked. If you wish to “like” us, we would be pleased to hear from you. Simply click on our button with the link to Facebook. Our Facebook fan page has a “like” button.
For data protection reasons, we do not integrate social media scripts because social media utilise background tracking processes. We will of course be delighted when you like our contributions in our blog and you would like to share them in social media. For this purpose, we have added buttons for Twitter, Facebook and Google+ following each posting. If you click these buttons you will be informed that social media analysis scripts are running in the background to record user behaviour. Only when you agree to this will the corresponding scripts be uploaded and the information shared.
USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This 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 analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We would like to point out that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to guarantee anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Google will shorten your IP address beforehand within the member states of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there.
You can also prevent Google recording data generated by the cookie. This data relates to your use of the website (including your IP address). To prevent the recording and processing of such data, download and install the following browser plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can prevent Google Analytics from recording your data by clicking on the green Analytics settings button. You can then choose whether to allow Google Analytics, disable it, or to allow it one time only. If you deactivate Google Analytics here, an opt-out Cookie is set, which prevents collection of your data when visiting this website in the future.
The legal basis for data processing on this website is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The data will be stored only for as long as is necessary for the above purposes or as required by law.
The supervisory authorities are the state commissioners for data protection. You can complain to them if you suspect any data security irregularities on our part. You can also directly contact our external data protection officer.
In accordance with the applicable data protection law, we will be happy to inform you on request whether and which personal data we have stored about you. Please contact our data protection officer directly.