We are committed to protecting your personal data. For this reason, in the following passages we would like to inform you about which data is used when you visit our website and for which purposes. Should you still have questions about the handling of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer.

Continual technological development, changes to our services or the legal situation as well as other reasons, may require us to adapt our data protection information. We therefore reserve the right to amend this data protection statement at any time and request you to regularly familiarise yourself with the current status.

Basic information

The term personal data is defined in the Federal Data Protection Act. According to this, personal data refers to specific data about the personal or objective affairs of a specified or specifiable natural person. These include for example your real name, your address, your telephone number or your date of birth.

Unless described differently in the following sections, in principle, no personal data is collected, processed or used when visiting our websites. When visiting our website, some information is transmitted such as IP address, type and version of the web browser in use, the operating system, the website from which you visited our site and the time of the request.

These data cannot be used by us to identify the individual user. The information is merely statistically evaluated and used by us for the exclusive purpose of improving the attractivity, content and functionalities of our websites.

Contact

You have the option of contacting us via our email address or the contact form. Of course we will only use personal data transmitted to us in this way for the exclusive purpose for which you provided it to us when making contact.

If we request you to enter data via our contact form, which are not required for making contact, we always define this as optional. We use this data to ascertain your request and to improve the handling of your request. This information is disclosed on an expressly voluntary basis and with your consent. Insofar as this information concerns communication channels (for example email address, telephone number), you also consent to us contacting you via these communication channels where necessary in order to deal with your request.

Naturally you can revoke this consent at any time in the future. In order to do so, please contact the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications

You can apply to our company by electronic means. Naturally we will use your data solely for the purpose of processing your application and will not forward it to third parties. Please take note that emails sent unencrypted, are not delivered in a way which is access-protected.

If you have applied for a specific job and this has already been filled or if we feel that you are equally or more suited to a different job, we would be happy to forward your application within the company. Please inform us if you do not consent to the forwarding of your application. After six months your personal data will be reduced, calculated from the end of the application process, to so-called master data, and then completely deleted following another six months unless you have given us your express consent to save your data over a longer period.

Data transmission

Transmitting your data to third parties will not take place unless we are legally obliged to do so or you agreed expressly to the disclosure of your data beforehand.

Data security

We have implemented extensive technical and operational safeguards so as to protect your data from intentional or unintentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access from unauthorised persons. Our safety procedures are checked on a regular basis and adjusted in keeping with technical advances.

Your rights

Upon request, we will inform you in writing in accordance with the applicable law about whether and which personal data we have stored about you. You can also contact us free of charge about questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data and their rectification, blocking, deletion or regarding the revocation of any issued consent. We will respond to any reasonable enquiries free of charge and as soon as possible in accordance with the applicable law. Furthermore, we would like to point out that you have a right to the rectification of incorrect data or the deletion of personal data, insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain such data.

The issued data usage provisions or data privacy statement will be continually adapted to the development of the internet or our offer. Changes will be announced on this page in due time. You should visit this site on a regular basis to inform yourself about the current status of our data usage provisions.

Cookies

We use cookies for the purpose of improving our website and giving you the best possible user experience. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer when visiting our website and enable your browser to be reassigned. Cookies store information, such as your language setting, the visit duration on our website or the data you entered there. This prevents you from having to re-enter all required data each time you visit. Moreover, cookies enable us to recognise your preferences and to align our website in accordance with your fields of interest.

The majority of browsers automatically accept cookies. If you want to prevent cookies from being saved, you can select “do not accept cookies” in the browser settings. You can find out exactly how that works from your browser´s provider instructions. Cookies that are already stored on your computer can be deleted at any time. However, we would like to point that it may only be possible to use our website to a limited extent without cookies.

We use the following technologies from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“):

Google Analytics and Conversion Tracking

The website uses Google Analytics. Google will evaluate your use of the website on behalf of the operator of this website in order to compile reports about website activities and render other services to the website operator that are associated with the use of the website and the internet.

Since the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information reached an agreement with Google on the basis of the decision by the Düsseldorf working group on data protection compliant design of analysis procedures as regards audience measurement for internet services, a data protection compliant and fault-free use of Google Analytics is possible under certain conditions. Naturally we adhere to these requirements. In particular, we would like to point out that Google Analytics was expanded on this website with the code „gat._anonymizeIp();“ in order to ensure an anonymous registration of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand if you are located within member states of the European Union or in other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Further information on terms of use and data protection can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer. As a rule, information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. You can prevent cookies from being stored by appropriately adjusting your browser software. However, we must point out that, if you do so, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. You can also prevent Google from recording data generated by the cookie and data which is related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as this data being processed by Google, by downloading and installing the browser-add-on. Clicking here will create an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: