Privacy Policy

Protection of Your Personal Data

This privacy policy is designed to help you understand which personal information is collected when you visit this site and with whom this information will be shared. It also explain your rights regarding your information and provides insights about whom to contact for further information or questions. The privacy policy refers to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been in effect since May 2018, as well as other applicable legal standards for the respective country.

Contact Person

Responsible in terms of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Your Data Protection Rights

You can execute the following rights at any time under the above contact details:

  • Obtaining information about your personal stored data and their processing (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Deletion of your personal stored data (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Limitation of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Entering an objection to the processing of your data (Art. 21 GDPR), and
  • Data portability provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have assigned a consent, you can revoke it at any time with an immediate effect for the future.

Data Security

When accessing this website, SSL encryption is used. Whether the encryption is active can be recognized by the padlock icon in the browser bar. In addition, the corresponding address lines begin with “https: //”. SSL encryption prevents third parties from reading the data sent between the servers. In addition, it is requested to implement the current technical and operational measures to protect the security of your data against loss, accidental or intentional manipulation, destruction and unauthorized access by third parties or unauthorized disclosure.

Gathering General Information

If you access this website and do not register or otherwise provide information, data of a general nature will be gathered. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and similar.

They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a hassle-free connection to the website,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of this website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability, and
  • further administrative purposes.

The data is not used to draw conclusions about the identification of a person. Information may be statistically evaluated in order to optimize the website and the underlying technology. The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on the legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of this website. The recipient of the data may be technical service providers who act as processor for the operation and maintenance of this website. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose. This is basically the case for the data that serves to provide the website when the session has ended. The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. Without the IP address, however, the service and functionality of this website is not guaranteed. Additionally, individual services may not be available. For this reason, a contradiction is excluded.

Comment Functionality

When users leave comments on this website, we are storing the time of their creation and the username chosen by the site visitor. It ensures the security of the website operator, as the comment functionality could be used for illegal or non-formal content. The processing of the data entered in a comment section is stored due to a legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). By providing the comment functionality, an uncomplicated interaction to the author or website provider can be ensured. Your information will be stored for processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose. The provision of your personal data is optional.

Contact Form

The provided data will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. This requires a valid email address and your name. This serves to assign the request and the subsequent answering of the same. The specification of further data is optional. The processing of the data provided in the contact form takes serves the purpose of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

By providing a contact form functionality, an uncomplicated contact can be ensured. Your information will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. If you contact us to ask for an offer, the processing of the data entered in the contact form for the implementation of pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) will be ensured. Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after processing the request. The provision of your personal data is optional. However, your request can only be processed if you provide your name, email address and reason for the request.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 U.S. (hereafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the US and will be shortened there. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics will not be matched with other data provided by Google.

The processing of the data is based on the consent of the user (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). The recipient of the data is Google as a processor. For this purpose, the corresponding order-processing contract was concluded with Google. The deletion of the data occur as soon as they are no longer necessary for these purposes. Google processes your data in the US and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield.

The provision of your personal data is optional, solely based on your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. You may also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser Add-On: Disabling Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent the functionality of Google Analytics for this website in the future.

Google Maps

This website uses the functionality of Google Maps. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S. (hereafter “Google”). As a result, interactive maps can be displayed directly on the website and a comfortable use of the map function can be enabled. For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. You can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy center. For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products, click here.

By visiting the website, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of this website. When you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be assigned to Google on your profile, you must log out of Google before activating the button. Google stores your data and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or tailor-made website design. Such evaluation is in particular (even for non-logged in users) to provide personalized advertising. You have the right to object to the formation of these user profiles, and you must comply with this to Google. We do not collect personal information through the implementation of Google Maps. Google processes your data in the U.S. and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield.

If you do not want Google to collect, process or use information about you through this website, you can disable JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, you can only use this website to a limited extent.

Social Plugins

You can use social media buttons from the following companies on this website:

  • XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 – 20354 Hamburg – Germany)
  • LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court – Mountain View – CA 94043 – U.S.)
  • Twitter, Inc. (1355 Market Street, Suite 900 – San Francisco, CA 94103 – U.S.)
  • Facebook, Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park – California 94025  – U.S.)

Shariff technology is used to implement these buttons. This means that the buttons are only graphically integrated, and you must actively click on the buttons to be transferred to the services of the aforementioned providers. No data is exchanged or used in conjunction with the social networks before you do so. You can and should read further information on the websites of these social networks to learn more about their usage and data privacy conditions.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

As we have seen, the legal situation surrounding data privacy can change regularly, which may cause us to update the Data Privacy Declaration as well. The content of this website is also subject to constant changes and further development. Therefore, we reserve the right to update this Data Privacy Declaration accordingly. In addition, however, you should also visit this website at regular intervals to learn about possible changes to the Data Privacy Declaration and the other terms of use for this website.

Further Questions

If you have any further questions on data protection, please write me an email.