Data privacy policy

Data protection

The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection requirements and this data privacy policy. In general it is possible to use our website without providing personal information. Any personal information (e.g. name, address or email address) that is collected is provided on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data is not shared with third parties without your explicit consent.

We remind you that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. via email communication) can be subject to security flaws. Absolute protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. Data generated by cookies on your use of this website is ordinarily transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, in case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is first anonymized within European Union member states or other countries party to the European Economic Area agreement. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and anonymized there. Google will use this data on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your use of the website, create reports on website activities and provide additional services to the website operator connected with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser for Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by using the appropriate settings of your browser software; however, we advise you that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all features of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), by downloading and installing the browser add-on at this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Data privacy statement for the use of LinkedIn

Our website utilizes features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. A connection to LinkedIn servers is formed for any access to our website that includes functions from LinkedIn. LinkedIn is informed that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to connect your visit to our website with you and your user account. We advise you that as the operator of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn or how it is used.

You can learn more by consulting LinkedIn's privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Data privacy statement for the use of Twitter

Features of the Twitter service are connected to our website. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit are connected with your Twitter account and shared with other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter. We advise you that as the operator of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Twitter or how it is used. You can learn more by consulting Twitter's privacy policy at: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data privacy settings for Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Disclosure, deletion, blocking

You have the right at all times and at no cost to disclosure of your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of its use, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. Concerning this and other data privacy issues, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the masthead.

Cookies

Portions of the website make use of cookies. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies are used to make your experience more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies.” These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your device until you erase them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You may set your browser to be notified when cookies are generated and only allow cookies in individual cases, to accept cookies in specific cases or to generally exclude them, and to automatically erase cookies when your browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be limited if cookies are deactivated.

Server log files

The website provider automatically gathers and stores information in server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. This information is:

This data is not associated with specific individuals. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later time if we learn of concrete indications of unlawful use.

Contact form

If you contact us using the contact form, we store your data in the contact form including the contact information provided to process your request or in case of additional questions. We do not share this data without your consent.

Refusal of advertising email

The use of contact information shared in accordance with the editorial masthead requirement to send advertising and information materials that are not explicitly requested is hereby refused. The operators of this website explicitly reserve the right to legal action in case of unsolicited advertising, such as spam emails.

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an email address and information that allows us to verify that this email address is yours and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No other data is collected. We use this data exclusively to send the requested information and do not share it with third parties.

You can withdraw your consent to storage of your data and email address and to receive the newsletter at any time, for example with the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.