Data Privacy Statement
The protection of your personal data is of our utmost concern.
In the following sections we would like to inform you about the manner, extent and purpose of the collection and use of your data in the context of this website.
Each time you access a page of our website or open a file and with each transmission of a form, the browser you use transmits certain data to our server in the context of its request. This transmitted data is used by the server to provide the requested content and is stored in connection with server-sided information about the (non-) performance of the request. That data is stored in protocol files.
A protocol file consist of the following data:
- Point in time (date and time) of the request
- URL of the requested content
- Transmitted data volume
- Status of access (data transmitted, data not found etc.)
The data is used to enable the use of the website, for example to provide a requested page or file or in case of access errors to remediate said errors. Additionally the saved data is analyzed for statistical purposes (see section “Piwik”).
To be able to utilize certain services (e.g. to request a call-back), there are options to fill in personal or commercial data in several places of the website. The transmission of that data by the user is voluntary. The data, which is thereby transmitted, is saved in protocol files of the server used to fulfill the request (e.g. e-mail server for the purpose of transmitting requested material) and is solely used for the purpose of performing the described service.
Cookies are small text files, which are sent from our server to your computer, where they are also stored. They can contain various information, which can be read by our server in the context of a current or future visit and can be equipped with additional information.
To make the visit of our website comfortable and to enable the use of certain functions, e.g. give you and take into consideration the choice of the content language, we utilize cookies on different pages of our website.
In detail following cookies are being used:
When visiting our website a so-called session-cookie is placed on your computer. It contains a digit sequence, which makes it possible to store the settings made by you in the context of the website on the server and to allocate them to the cookie. This, for example, facilitates the delivery of all (sub-) pages of the website in the language version selected by you without demanding a selection for each of these sites.
This cookie and the server-sided data related to it will be deleted after the end of the browser session.
This cookie remains on your computer until the end of the expiration period unless you delete it. This period lasts 365 days.
Concerning the placement of cookies in the context of the analytics tool Piwik please take notice of the respective section of this data privacy statement.
In the event that you do not concur with the analysis of the data relating to your visit of the website you can express your objection to the analysis as follows. Your objection is considered by placing a cookie on your computer. In the event of the deletion of this or all cookies, please consider that you would have to declare your objection anew if you want to uphold it.
In the context of the website we employ Social Plugins („plugins“) of the following social networks:
- “Facebook”, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
- „LinkedIn“, LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Facebook plugins are labeled with a Facebook logo or the addition “Facebook social plugin”. LinkedIn plugins are labeled with a LinkedIn logo or a relating LinkedIn lettering.
The default setting for plugins is: „deactivated“. Therefore the mere access of one of our website’s pages, which contains such a plugin, does not initiate any data transmission to the respective provider. Only after the activation of such a plugin through a click on the respective activation button your browser will initiate a direct connection to the