Below we inform you of how we collect personal data when you use our website or contact us. Personal data are all data which relate to you personally, e.g. your name, address, e-mail, user behaviour.
Controller and data protection officer
The controller in accordance with Art. 4 Para. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
(Please see our Legal Notice for further details.)
You can contact our external data protection officers under the following e-mail address:
or the following mailing address:
Please submit any requests for information, queries, revocations or objections to data processing to the data protection officer (contact details above) by e-mail or post quoting the name of our company.
2. Collection and processing of personal data in the event of contact by post, fax, e-mail or phone or if the contact screen is used
You can contact us by post, fax, under the quote e-mail address shown, by phone or using the contact screen. In this case, we collect and process your transmitted personal data (e.g. your name, e-mail address or phone number) in order to process your request. All of your information is provided voluntarily. However, we require the requested data in order to be able to process your request. If you do not wish to provide specific data, we will therefore not be able to process your request.
As soon as your data are no longer required for the purpose for which they were processed, they will be deleted, or, if statutory retention obligations apply, we will restrict processing.
The legal basis for processing the data transmitted as part of sending a letter, fax, e-mail or request via the contact screen or by phone is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the aim of the request is the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR.
To the extent that your consent must be obtained for further processing, we will obtain this.
3. Collection and processing of personal data when you visit our website
To the extent that we make use of commissioned service providers for individual functions of our offer or wish to use your data for advertising purposes, you will be informed of the relevant processes in detail below, including in the Sections below. We will also specify the specified criteria for the duration of storage.
If you use our website for information purposes only, we only collect the personal data which your browser sends to our server. We collect the following data which are technically required for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (the legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of the server request
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Transferred data volume in each case
- Website sending the request / previously visited website
- Browser (type and version)
- Operating system
- Number of visits
- Time spent on the website
- Your computer’s main processor
- Your computer’s graphics processor
In addition to the data mentioned above, cookies are saved on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are allocated to the browser used by you and saved on your hard drive and which ensure that the location of the cookie (in this case we ourselves) receives specific information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the website offer more user-friendly and effective overall (the legal basis for data processing using cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR):
a) This website uses the following types of cookies the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
– Transient cookies (see b)
– Persistent cookies (see c).
b) Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. They particularly include session cookies. These cookies save a so-called session ID which is used to allocate different browser queries to the joint session. This means that your computer can be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted if you log out or close the browser.
This website uses the following transient cookies:
Cookie name: __cmpcccu15164 (with the extensions _xtentio.com, _expire_.xtentio.com).
Purpose: Set when confirming the user of the cookie information in the popup.
Cookie name: _dc_gtm_UA-#
Purpose: Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of the Google Analytics script tag.
Cookie name: YSC
Purpose: Set by Google as part of the use of Youtube videos, see below.
c) Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specific duration which can vary by cookie. You can delete these cookies at any time in your browser’s security settings at any time.
This website uses the following persistent cookies:
Cookie name: _dc_gtm_UA-#
Purpose: Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of the Google Analytics script tag.
Storage period: 2 years
Name of cookies: _ga
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics. Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Storage period: 1 year
Cookie name: _gid
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics. Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.
Storage period: 1 day
Cookie name: _gcl_au
Purpose: Used by Google AdSense to experiment with advertising efficiency on websites that use their services.
Storage period: 3 months
Cookie name: collect
Purpose: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Captures the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Storage duration: for the active session of the browser.
Cookie name: yt (with extensions -remote-cast-available, -remote-session-name, -remote-session-app, -remote-fast-check-period, -remote-device-id, -remote-connected-devices, -remote-cast insalled, .innertube::requests as well as .innertube::nextId).
Purpose: Used by Youtube. Stores user preferences when retrieving a Youtube video integrated on other web pages.
Storage duration: for the active session of the browser.
d) You can configure your browser settings as desired and e.g. reject third-party cookies or all cookies. We need to point out that this can mean that you will not be able to use all functions on this website.
5. Microsoft Bing Ads Universal Event Tracking (UET)
This website uses Bing Ads Universal Event Tracking (UET) to collect and save data which are used to create user profiles with the help of pseudonyms. This is a service of the Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. This service enables us to track your activities on our website if you accessed our website via Bing Ads. If such an ad takes you to our website, a cookie is set on your computer. A Bing UET tag is integrated into our website. This is a code used to save various non-personal data about the use of the website in conjunction with the cookie. This includes e.g. the time spent on the website, which areas of the website were accessed and via which ad the user reached the website.
(2) The recorded information is sent to the Microsoft server in the USA and generally saved there for up to 180 days. You can prevent the data created by the cookie and related to the use of the website from being recorded and processed by disabling the setting of cookies. This may restrict website functionality.
(3) In addition, Microsoft may track your user behaviour across several of your electronic devices using so-called cross-device tracking and is thus able to display personalised advertising on Microsoft websites and in Microsoft apps. You can disable this behaviour under
(4) The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR. For more information on the Bing analytics services, please see the website of Bing Ads(https://help.bingads.microsoft.com/#apex/3/de/53056/2). For more information about data protection at Microsoft and Bing, please see the Microsoft Privacy Statement (https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement).
6. Use of DoubleClick by Google
Based on the marketing tools user, your browser automatically establishes a direct link to the Google server. We cannot influence the scope and further use of the data collected by Google with the help of this tool and inform you in accordance with our level of knowledge: By integrating DoubleClick, Google receives information that you have accessed the respective part of our website or have clicked on one of our ads. If you are registered for a Google service, Google can allocate your visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with or logged in to Google, it is possible for the provider to find out and save your IP address.
You can prevent participation in this tracking process in different ways: a) by setting your browser software accordingly. In particular, suppressing third-party cookies prevents the display of ads from third-party providers; b) by disabling conversion tracking cookies by changing your browser settings such that cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” are blocked, https://www.google.de/settings/ads, This setting is deleted when you delete your cookies; c) by disabling interest-based provider ads where these are part of the self-regulation campaign “About Ads”, via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices. This setting is deleted when you delete your cookies; d) through permanent disabling in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browsers under the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We need to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all functions on this website.
The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR. For more information about DoubleClick by Google, please see https://www.google.de/doubleclick and http://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090, and about data security at Google in general: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.. Alternatively, you can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
7. Use of Google Analytics an Tag Manager
This website uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, web analytics services provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), to analyze the use of the site. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. Google Analytics and Tag Manager use “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics and Tag Manager will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in such a case, you will be unable to fully use all functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent the data created by the cookie and related to the use of the website (incl. your IP-address) from being recorded by Google and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that IP addresses are shortened before they are processed further in order to exclude the possibility of relating them to any person. If the data collected about you have a personal link to you, this is excluded immediately and the personal data are deleted immediately.
Google has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield for the exceptional cases in which personal data are transmitted to the USA, . The legal basis for using Google Analytics is Art. 61 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Information about the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User terms: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, data protection overview: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and privacy statement: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
8. Integration of YouTube videos
We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer which are saved on http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly on our website. These are all integrated into the “extended data protection mode”, i.e. no data about you as the user are transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. The data mentioned in Paragraph 2 are only transferred when you play the videos. We cannot influence this data transfer.
When you visit the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the relevant subpage of our website. In addition, the information available in 3 is transmitted. This is done regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account, whether you are logged in to this account, or whether you have no such account. If you are logged in to Google, your data are allocated directly to your account. If you do not want this information to be allocated to your YouTube profile, you must log out before enabling this button. YouTube saves your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or other purposes relating to designing a website tailored to market need. Such an analysis is performed (including for users who are not logged in) particularly to provide advertising tailored to market need and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of such user profiles, but to exercise this right, you must contact YouTube.
For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by YouTube, please see the Data Privacy Statement there. This is also where you can find out more about your rights and settings options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.
9. Integration of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and you to easily use the map function.
When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the relevant subpage of our website. In addition, the information available in 3 are transmitted. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account, whether you are logged into this account, or whether you have no such account. If you are logged into Google, your data are allocated directly to your account. If you do not want this information to be allocated to your Google profile, you must log out before enabling this button. Google saves your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or other purposes relating to designing a website tailored to market need. Such an analysis is performed (including for users who are not logged in) particularly to provide advertising tailored to market need and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to object against the creation of such user profiles, but to exercise this right, you must contact Google.
For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by the plug-in provider, please see the providers’ Data Privacy Statement. This is also where you can find out more about your rights and settings options to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.
10. Use of Google Web Fonts
This website uses so-called “Web Fonts” provided by Google to ensure a consistent font display. When you visit the site, your browser downloads the required web fonts to your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent, appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. For more information on Google Web Fonts, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google privacy statement: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
11. Links to websites by other providers
Our website may contain links to the websites of other providers not covered by this Privacy Statement. If the use of the websites of other providers involves the collection, processing and use of personal data, the providers of the respective websites bear the responsibility for handling the personal data.
12. Social networks
We are represented on the following social networks:
Kununu, LinkedIn, Twitter, Xing.
The social media buttons used by us are not social media plug-ins, but only links to the external websites of these providers. The content of the above Section applies. The addresses of the respective providers of the external websites and the URL with the data privacy notice are as follows:
XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany; https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland; https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=seo_dach_members_brand_desktop-privacy-policy
The use of this LinkedIn page is for the purpose of generating advertising for the service and to seek contact with potential customers as well as existing customers. As the operator of the LinkedIn page, we have no interest in the collection and processing of individual personal data of our visitors.
Twitter, Inc.m 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA https://twitter.com/de/privacy
13. Your rights
If your personal data are processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and have the following rights in relation to the controller, meaning us:
You have the right to request information about your personal data saved by us at any time in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR in conjunction with §§ 27, 28, 29, 34 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). This also applies to recipients and categories of recipients to whom these data are forwarded and to the purpose of saving them.
In addition, you have the right to demand correction under the conditions of Art. 16 GDPR in conjunction with §§ 27, 28 BDSG and/or deletion under the conditions of Art. 17 GDPR in conjunction with § 35 BDSG and/or restriction of processing under the conditions of Art. 18 GDPR in conjunction with §§ 27, 35 BDSG.
Moreover, you can request a data transfer at any time under the conditions of Art. 20 GDPR in conjunction with § 28 BDSG.
Furthermore, you can object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR in conjunction with §§ 27, 28 BDSG.
You further have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority regarding processing of your personal data by us.
For further information about these rights, we refer to the full text of the GDPR available online at
and to the full text of the BDSG available online at