Privacy Statement for the use of Facebook Plug-in (Like-Button)

Social network plug-ins from the site Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA is integrated on our website. The Facebook plug-in is recognized as a Facebook-logo or the “Like-Button”. You will find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here:

When visiting our website, the plug-in becomes a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook then receives information regarding the IP-Address you used to visit our website. By clicking the “Like-Button” while being logged into your Facebook account, information from our website will be linked to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your user account to your visit on our website. As provider of the website, we point out that we have no knowledge regarding transferred information or utilizing information through Facebook. Further information is located in their Privacy Statement here:

If you don’t want Facebook to link your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, then please log of your Facebook user account.

Privacy Statement for the use of Google Analytics

The website utilizes features from the web analysis service Goggle Analytics; provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 USA. Google Analytics use so called “Cookies”, which are text files saved on our computer to enable an analysis of the use of our website. The information generated by the Cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in USA and stored there.

In case of activation of IP anonymization your Google IP address will within member states of the EU or other parties of the EEA agreement be shortened. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in USA and then shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and provide the owner with website and internet related services. What is sent through Google Analytics from your IP address will not be brought together with other data from Google.

You can prohibit the use of cookies by selecting the suitable settings on your browser software; however, we point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You could also prevent the Cookie from generating data relating to your usage of the website as well as the data-processing conducted by Google, by downloading and installing the available plug-in from this link:

Privacy Statement for the use of Google +1

Our website utilizes the function Google +1; provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Information gathering and dissemination: The Google +1 button can publish information worldwide. By using the Google +1 button you and other users can receive personalized information from Google and our partners. Google will store both the content you clicked +1 for, as well as information about the page you looked at as clicking +1. Your +1 could be shown as a notice along with your profile name and profile picture in the Google-service, in search results, in your Google profile, or elsewhere on ads or websites on internet. Google records information regarding your +1 activities in order to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least a chosen name for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name you use when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information about you.

Using the collected information: In addition to the applications above, provided information will be utilized in accordance to the privacy policy by Google. Google may release summary statistics on the +1 activities of users and send it to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

Privacy Statement for the use of etracker

Our website utilizes the function etracker; provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg Germany.

By using data, user profiles can be created under a pseudonym. Cookies can now be used. Cookies are small text data which are stored locally in the cache of your Internet browser. Cookies make it possible to identify your browser. The data collected with the etracker technology are not used without the explicit consent of the person concerned. The data are used to identify visitors to our website and will not be merged with personal data regarding the bearer of the pseudonym.

The data collection and storage can be canceled at any time, and will apply from that moment. To prevent future collection and storage of data, you can by following this link buy an opt-out Cookie from a etracker, which makes sure that no future data will be collected and stored by etracker on your browser:

After that, a cookie by the name “cntcookie” is made. Please do not l&oouml;schen this cookie, as long as you want to get your opposition established. You will find more information regarding the privacy policy of the etracker here:

Privacy Statement for the use of Twitter

Our website utilizes the function Twitter; features are offered by the Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the function "Retweet", the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data are also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that as providers of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and the use of them through Twitter. You will find more information regarding the privacy policy of Twitter here:

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings here:

Privacy Statement for the use of Pinterest

We use social plug-ins from the social network Pinterest on our website. It is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ("Pinterest"). If you request a page that contains a social plug-in, your browser makes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plug-in transmits this log information to the server of Pinterest in the United States. This log data may include: your IP address, the address of the visited sites which also contain Pinterest functions, type and settings of the browser, date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest, as well as cookies.

More information about the purpose, scope and further processing and use of data by Pinterest, as well as your rights and ways to protect your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of Pinterest:

Privacy Statement for the use of Tumblr

Our website use the service button Tumblr, provider is Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. This feature allows you to share a post or page on Tumblr, or the supplier to follow on Tumblr. If you invoke your website with the share button, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Tumblr. We have no influence on the amount of data collected and transferred by the plug-in. As for now, the IP address of the user as well as the URL of the respective website is transmitted.

More information can be found in the privacy policy of Tumblr:

Privacy Statement for the use of Xing

Our website use functions from the network XING. Provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you connect with one of our pages that contain XING, a connection to the XING server is prepared. To our knowledge, storage of personal data does not take place here. In particular, either IP addresses are stored or usage behavior evaluated.

You will find further information on data protection and the Xing Share button in the privacy policy of Xing:

Information, erasure or blocking

You always have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and receiver, and the purpose of data processing. You also have the right to rectify, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as other questions relating to personal data, you can at any time contact us at the address given in the contact information.


The website use cookies. Cookies cause no harm on your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are known as “session-cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored at your device, until you deleted them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognize your browser at your next visit.

You may set your browser to inform you about the use of cookies, to only allow them in individual cases, to enable the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or as a general rule, or to automatically delete cookies when you close the browser. By deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be reduced.


The owner of this website automatically collects and stores information in Server-Log files, which are sent to us automatically by your browser. This information is:

  • Type of browser/browser version
  • Operating system
  • Referring URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server request

These data are not assigned to specific individuals. We do not compile these data and other data sources. We reserve the right to examine these data retrospectively if concrete evidence of illegal use is known.

Contact form

If you send us a question using the contact form, your data from the request form, including the contact details provided by you, will be stored there for the purpose of processing the request in case of follow-up questions from us. These data will not be disclosed without your consent.

Commercial e-mails

The use of available contact information to send unwanted advertising is hereby discarded. The operators of these pages will use legal steps in case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.

Newsletter data

If you want to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need your e-mail address and information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Other data is not collected. We use this information exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The consent for storing data and e-mail address and sending a newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.