Data Protection Statement

For more information about privacy related to Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help Center      

Google Fonts  

Our websites uses external fonts, namely Google Fonts. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"). These web fonts are integrated by a server call , as a rule to a Google server in the USA. This will inform the server which of our webpages you have visited. The IP address of a visitor to this website is also stored by Google. For more information, please refer to the Google Fonts Privacy Notice which may be viewed at  


For the integration of videos etc, we use YouTube. YouTube is powered by YouTube LLC, with headoffice at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.  

Some of our webpages use YouTube plug-ins. When visiting pages of our website equipped with such a plug-in , e.g. our library, a connection is made to the YouTube servers and the plug-in is displayed. This will inform the YouTube server which of our webpages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user account. Using the plug-in, such as by clicking on the start button of a video, also assigns this information to your user account. You may prevent this association by logging out of your YouTube user account and other YouTube LLC and Google Inc. accounts before using our website and delete the corresponding cookies of these providers.  

For more information about data processing and privacy by YouTube (Google), please visit  

Google Tag Manager  

Our website uses the Google Tag Manager. Tags are small items of code on our site that are used, among other things, to measure traffic and visitor behavior, track the   effect of online advertising and social channels, use remarketing and audience targeting, and to test and optimize our site. The integration of the Google Tag Manager is done by a server call, usually to a Google server in the USA, which will advise the server which of our websites you have visited. The IP address of the browser used for access is also stored by Google. Incidentally, the Google Analytics note applies correspondingly to the transmission of data to the Google Tag Manager. Google's additional terms of use and Privacy Statement may be viewed at You may at all times disable Google's service and prevent the transfer of data to Google by disabling the JavaScript in your browser. We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website.    

6. Social Media Plug-ins  

As per Art. 6 Subsec. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR, our website makes use of links to the social networks Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Xing and LinkedIn to make our name better known. The underlying commercial purpose is to be regarded as legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. The responsibility for data protection-compliant operation is with the respective provider.    


Our website includes plug-ins from Facebook and Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. You may recognize the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo on our site. Use the functions offered (e.g. comment, share, rate) at your own risk.  

When visiting our Facebook page, Facebook collects various items of information automatically. The information collected by Facebook may be viewed at "What types of information do we collect?"  

Parts of this information are used to provide us as the operator of the Facebook page with statistical information on the use of the page. For more information, please contact Facebook at the following link:  

The above data are processed by Facebook for the purposes listed in ("How do we use this information?") and, when necessary, transmitted to countries outside the EU.  

When accessing a Facebook page, the IP address assigned to your device will be transmitted to Facebook. According to information provided by Facebook, this IP address is anonymised (with "German" IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. Facebook also stores information about user terminals (e.g., as part of the logon notification feature). If necessary or possible, Facebook assigns the IP addresses to individual users. If you are currently logged in to Facebook as a user, you will find a cookie with your Facebook ID on your device. This allows Facebook to determine that you visited this page previously and how you used it. This also applies to all other Facebook pages. Via the Facebook buttons embedded in web pages, Facebook is able to record your visits to these pages and assign them to your Facebook profile. Based on this data content, contents or advertising may be customized for you. For more details, see  

To avoid this, you should log out of Facebook, disable the function "Stay Signed In", delete the cookies on your device, terminate and then restart your browser. This will delete Facebook information by which you may be directly identified. This allows you to use our Facebook page without revealing your Facebook ID. When you access the site's interactive features (like, comment, share, news, etc.), a Facebook login screen appears. After logging in, you will be again recognized by Facebook as a specific user.  

The legal basis for data processing is provided by Facebook at "What is our legal basis for the processing of data?".  

You have the right to information, correction, portability or deletion of your data. You may view the exact rights at "How do you exercise your rights under the GDPR?".  


Our website uses plug-ins of the social network Xing or Xing SE of Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Xing plug-ins may be recognized by the Xing logo on our site. Please note that when activated the plug-in creates a connection between your respective Internet browser and the Xing server. This informs Xing through your IP address that you have visited our website. If you click on the Xing logo while logged into your Xing account, Xing is able to associate your visit to our website with your account. We point out that as the website provider we are not aware of the contents of transmitted data nor their use by Xing.  

If you do not want Xing to associate your visit with our website, please log out of your Xing user account.  

Further information may be found in the Xing Data Protection Statement (  


Our website also integrates plug-ins from the LinkedIn social network or LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter "LinkedIn"). LinkedIn plug-ins may be recognized by their logo or the "Recommend" button. Please note that when activated, the plug-in establishes a connection between your respective Internet browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn can see from your IP address that you have previously visited our website. If you click the "Recommend button" of LinkedIn while being logged into your LinkedIn account, you have the option to link the content of our website to your profile page on the LinkedIn profile. Doing so allows LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website with you or your account. Note that we have no knowledge of the contents of submitted data or their use by LinkedIn.  

For more details on how to collect the data and on your available rights and setting options, please visit LinkedIn at  


Instagram functions are integrated on our webpages. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.  

When you are logged into your Instagram account, you may link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit of our website with your user account. We point out that as the website operator we do not have any knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and their use by Instagram.  

For more information, see the Instagram Data Protection Statement at    

7. Links  

Note that this Data Protection Statement does not apply to any external links offered on our website. When we provide links, we make every effort to ensure that they also comply with our privacy and security standards. However, we have no influence on the compliance with data protection and security regulations by other providers. Please familiarize yourself with the data protection statements on the websites of other providers.    

8. Rights of Data Subjects  

You have the right

  • under Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may demand information on the processing purpose, the data category, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the scheduled archiving period, the rights to correction, deletion, processing restriction or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data when not collected directly by us, and the existence of automated decisionmaking, including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information on the details;
  • under Art. 16 GDPR, to demand the prompt correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored with us;
  • under Art. 17 GDPR, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, except when their processing is required to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to meet a legal obligation, is in the public interest or to assert, exercise or defend a legal claim;
  • under Art. 18 GDPR, to demand a processing restriction of your personal data if or when
  • under Art. 20 GDPR, to demand the surrender of your personal data previously provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to request their transfer to another data controller; 
  • under Art. 7 Subsec. 3 GDPR, to revoke your consent given to us at any time as a result of which we are no longer permitted to continue the data processing based on this consent in the future, and  
  • under Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority competent for usual place of residence or work or our company headoffice.    

9. Right to Object  

When we process your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest under Art. 6 Subsec. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right under Art. 21 GDPR to object to the specific processing of your data. When your objection is against direct mail, you have a general right of objection which is implemented by us even in the absence of particular circumstances. In all other matters, in order to successfully assert an objection, it is necessary to quote the reasons underlying your particular situation.  

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please e-mail us at [email protected]    

10. Data Security  

We encrypt the transmission of data from and to our website using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) method, in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. This is usually a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support this, 128-bit v3 technology will be used instead. The encryption of individual pages of our offer may be recognized by the closed key or padlock symbol in the lower status bar or address bar of your browser.  

To protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties, we also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures (TOMs). We continuously revise and improve our security measures in line with technical developments.    

11. Updating and Amendment of Data Protection Statement  

This Data Protection Statement is dated August 2019 and is currently valid.  

Changes in legal or regulatory requirements, developments in case law and the upkeep of our website may necessitate changes to our Data Protection Statement.  

The current version of our Data Protection Statement may be viewed and printed out at any time on the website