Privacy Notice

Handling of Personal Data

Personal Data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual; an identifiable individual is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that individual. In this regard data on preferences, interests, memberships or which websites were viewed by an individual are considered Personal Data. Personal Data is only collected by us, used or disclosed, if this is permitted by applicable, or if this has been consented by the user of our website in the data collection.

Contact

When you contact us (for example, using the contact form or e-mail), your Personal Data provided by you will be collected by us and used for the purposes of processing and addressing your request.

Cookies

When you visit our website, one or more cookies may be stored on your computer. A cookie is a small file containing an identifier (a string of characters) that uniquely identifies your browser. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies help us improve the comfort and quality of our website service by storing user preferences, to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website or to identify users returning to a website, for example. It is possible to use our website without cookies. In particular, you can set your browser to store cookies, limit them to certain websites or set your browser so that it notifies you when a cookie is stored. You can delete the cookies in the privacy features of your browser at any time, or from the hard drive of your computer. In this case, it is possible that some of the features and usability of our website are limited or affected.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on users’ computers to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is aggregated and sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.

In the case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, the IP address of Google users will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and is shortened. IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our website by users, compiling reports on aggregate website activity and to provide us with other website and internet related services.

Website visitors who don’t want their data used by Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) running on websites to prohibit their information from being used by Google Analytics. Using the Google Analytics opt-out plug-in will not prevent site owners from using other tools to measure site analytics.

To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install the add-on for your browser. For more details on installing and uninstalling the add-on, please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser. Updates to your browser or operating system may affect the functionality of the opt-out add-on.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

This website uses social plugins of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc. The plugins are inserted within a visible Facebook logo or with the addition of “Facebook Social Plugin” sign. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be found here. By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives information that a user has accessed our website. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the website visit to that user’s Facebook account. When users interact with plugins like the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is sent directly from your browser and stored on Facebook.

Purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data through Facebook and the relevant rights and ways to protect the privacy your privacy as relates to Facebook can be found in Facebook’s Privacy Policy. If you have a Facebook account and do not want Facebook to collect information about your activities on this website and link such information to your account data stored on Facebook, you must log off on Facebook before visiting our website. It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins with an add-on for your browser, for example, the “Facebook Blocker”.

Twitter

This website uses the Twitter Follow button. This button is offered by Twitter, Inc. The Follow button is a small button displayed on our website to help users easily follow our Twitter account. A Follow button consists of two parts: a link to a follow web intent page on Twitter.com and Twitter’s widgets JavaScript to enhance the link with Twitter’s official and easily recognizable Follow button. More information can be found in Twitter’s Privacy Policy.

LinkedIn

This website uses the LinkedIn Follow button. This button is offered by LinkedIn, Corp. The follow button makes it making it easy for you to follow our updates on LinkedIn. When you click the Follow button, you will automatically follow us on Linkedin. More information can be found in Linkedin’s Privacy Policy.