Privacy policy

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Data protection
The operators of this website are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. All personal data collected will be treated confidentially and according to the current data protection legislation and present privacy policy.
For use of this website, you are not required to provide personal data. Wherever possible, the collection of personal data, such as name, address, or email, is conducted on a voluntary basis or based on the terms specified in Article 96 of the 2003 Telecommunications Act or Article 8 of the Data Protection Act of 2000. Such data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
Please note that the transmission of data via the internet, such as in the case of communication by email, may not always be secure. We cannot ensure full protection against third party access to your information in this case.

Cookies
Our website may use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage computers and do not contain viruses. They help us improve the user friendliness, efficiency, and security of our product. Cookies are small text files placed on your device’s hard disk and saved by the browser.
Our website primarily uses session cookies. When you close your browser, these will be deleted automatically. Other cookies, however, will remain on your computer until you delete them yourself.
You can set your browser to inform you that cookies are being stored, to allow only individual cookies to be stored, to refuse specific cookie types or cookies in general, or to automatically delete any cookies upon closing the browser. Deactivation of cookies may, however, affect the functionality of our website.

Newsletter data
Should you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will need your email address as well as information allowing us to verify that you are the holder of the address provided to us and that you have agreed to receive the newsletter. No other data will be required. The information collected will be used to provide you with the requested information only. We do not pass this information on to third parties.
You may revoke approval to your data and email address being stored and used to send you the newsletter at any time. To do so, please use the Unsubscribe button in the newsletter.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics. The provider of this web analytics service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are small text files stored on your computer to enable the analysis of your progress through our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Further information about the handling of personal information by Google Analytics is provided in the Google Privacy Policy at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Browser add-on
You may prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by respective browser settings. Please note that, in this case, certain functions of our website might no longer be fully available to you. You may also prevent Google from collecting and processing personal data generated by cookies and associated with your use of the website, including your IP address. Please install the opt-out browser add-on available for download at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Opt out of data collection
You may prevent the collection and use of data by Google Analytics by clicking the link provided below. This allows you to download and install an opt-out browser add-on, disabling data collection when visiting our website in the future: disable Google Analytics tracking .

Order data processing
We have entered into an order data processing agreement with Google. Our use of Google Analytics is in full compliance with the regulations of German data protection authorities.

IP anonymization
Our website uses the IP anonymization feature of Google Analytics. Google will truncate your IP address in member states of the European Union and other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, before any processing or storage takes place. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operators of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Privacy policy for use of Google Fonts
This website uses so-called Google Fonts. This allows us to ensure the homogeneous display of fonts. Whenever you visit our website, your browser will cache the required fonts to be able to correctly display text and fonts. If you visit our website using an unsupported browser, the text will be displayed in a default font of your computer.
For further information about Google Fonts please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult the Google Privacy Policy provided at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Privacy policy for use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps APIs provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use Google Maps, we are required to store your IP address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. As the operators of this website, we have no influence on this transmission of data.
Further information about the use of user information can be obtained from the Google Privacy Policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about your use of this website, including your IP address, as well as about respective advertisements, may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to contracting partners. Google will, however, not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by way of respective browser settings. Please note that, in this case, individual functions of our website might no longer be fully available to you. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Privacy policy for use of Social Plugins (Like Button)
Our website uses Facebook Social Plugins provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. You can recognize social plugins by the Facebook logo or Like Button. An overview of social plugins is provided at: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our website, the plugin is activated and a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook immediately receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook Like Button while logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your account. Please note that, as the operators of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and the further use of the data by Facebook. For further information, please read the Facebook Data Policy at: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to your website with your Facebook profile, please log out of your Facebook account beforehand.

Privacy policy for use of Google +1
Our website uses Google +1 provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Data collection and transmission: The Google +1 button allows you to share information worldwide. It provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores information both about the content you shared and about the website you visited by clicking on the +1 button. Your +1’s can be shown as tips together with your profile name and profile picture in Google services, such as in search results or your Google profile, or in other places on websites and online ads. Google will record information about your +1 activity in order to provide you and other users with a better experience on Google services. In order to use Google+, you need to have a public Google profile visible to the world, which at least includes the name you chose for the profile. That name will be used across Google services and, in some cases, it may replace another name you have used when sharing content under your Google account. Your Google profile identity may be displayed to people who have your email address or other identifying information.
Use of the data collected : In addition to the above, the uses of the information you provide to Google isare described in the Google Privacy Policy. Google may share aggregate statistics about Google+ activity with the public, our users, and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or connected accounts.

Privacy policy for use of Instagram
Our website uses Instagram services provided by Instagram Inc. at 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If you are logged on to your Instagram account, you can link content of our website to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. By doing so, you will enable Instagram to associate your visit to our website with your user account. Please note that, as the operators of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to and used by Instagram.
For further information, please read the Instagram Privacy Policy at: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Privacy policy for use of LinkedIn
Our website uses LinkedIn services provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit a webpage using LinkedIn services, a direct connection is established between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn immediately receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Recommend button of LinkedIn while logged on to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with your user account. Please note that, as the operators of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or their further use by LinkedIn.
Further information can be obtained from the LinkedIn Privacy Policy provided at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Privacy policy for use of Twitter
Our website uses services provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and Retweets, you allow Twitter to associate the pages you visit with your Twitter account and display them to other users of Twitter. This also includes the transmission of other data to Twitter. Please note that, as the operators of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and its further use by Twitter. Further information is provided in the Twitter Privacy Policy.
If you wish to change your Twitter privacy settings, please visit http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy policy for use of XING
Our website uses services of the XING network provided by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit a webpage using XING services, a direct connection is established between your browser and the XING server. We have no knowledge of any personal data, neither IP address nor information about your online behavior, being collected in the process.
Further information about data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the Xing Privacy Policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Privacy policy for Bing Ads
We use Bing Ads Conversion Tracking to collect and store data, and create user profiles based on pseudonyms. Bing Ads Conversion Tracking is an analytical service provided by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. It enables us to track the activities of users who have been transferred to our website via a Bing ad. If you have clicked on a Bing ad to get to our website, a cookie will be placed on your computer. A Universal Event Tracking tag has been added to every page of our website. This is a code that, in combination with the cookie previously stored on your computer, collects and stores non-personal information about the use of our website. This includes the time spent on the website, the pages you have visited, and the ad you have clicked on to get to our website. Information about your identity is not collected.

The information gathered may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States for a maximum of 180 days. After this period, all relevant data will be deleted. This information includes the URL of the site you visited just prior to accessing our site, the URL you go to after leaving our site, and your IP address. The use of remarketing allows us to present you with specifically tailored options on your later searches, using one of the search engines mentioned above. You may also prevent the collection and use of personal data generated by cookies and associated with your use of the website by disabling cookies in your browser. Please note that, in this case, individual functions of our website might no longer be fully available to you.

Microsoft may also track your user behavior across several electronic devices using so-called cross-device tracking. This allows them to place personalized ads on Microsoft webpages and apps. You may disable personalized ads on: http://choice.microsoft.com/de-de/opt-out.

Further information about the Bing analytics services can be obtained from the Bing Ads website at: https://help.bingads.microsoft.com/#apex/3/de/53056/2. Further information about the handling of personal information by Microsoft and Bing is provided in the Microsoft Privacy Policy at: https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement.

Privacy policy for the use of Twyn
This website uses the targeting technology of twyn group IT solutions & marketing services.

The use of this feature helps us to adapt our online offers to our users’ search interests. It allows us to deliver targeted advertisements on the websites of twyn advertising partners to users who have previously shown interest in our topics, products, or services. All data collected is anonymous.

The display of such advertisements on the websites of our partners is implemented by a specific cookie technology and the analysis of previous user activities on our website. This form of personalized marketing is completely anonymous. Personal information is neither stored nor associated with any user profiles. Cookies are valid only for as long as required for the display of relevant advertisements.

If you do not want to receive individual ads from our partners, you may delete the cookies from your browser or, alternatively, opt out of personalized advertising by using the following link: http://et.twyn.com/html/datasafe.html.

Please note that your opt-out remains effective only if the cookies in your browser are not deleted. By using this website, you consent to the analysis of the use of this website in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


Privacy policy for cross-device remarketing
Our website uses Remarketing Audiences in Google Analytics and the cross-device features of AdWords and DoubleClick. These are provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
By using the features above, we can connect Remarketing Audiences created in Analytics with the cross-device features of AdWords and DoubleClick. This allows us to adapt personalized advertisements based on your previous user behavior on one device, such as your cell phone, for display on other devices, such as your tablet or computer.
If you have given respective permission, Google will connect your browser history with your Google account for the above purpose. This allows us to place the same personalized advertisement on any of the devices you use to log on to your Google account.
To support this function, Google Analytics will gather Google authenticated user IDs and temporarily associate them with our Google Analytics data. This enables us to define and create new audiences for cross-device targeting.
You may prevent cross-device remarketing or targeting by signing in to your Google account and opting out of Ads Personalization. Please use the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
For further information and respective data protection regulations, please read the Google Privacy Policy provided at: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

SSL encryption
For reasons of security, and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests submitted to us as the operators of the website, we use SSL encryption. A secure connection is indicated by the website prefix changing from http to https as well as the presence of the lock icon in the address bar.
An active SSL encryption prevents third parties from accessing the information you provide to us.

Cookies make it easier for us to provide you with our services. With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies.
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