We implement technical and organisational security measures to ensure that the data we hold about you is protected against random or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are subject to ongoing improvement.
Cookies and website tracking
Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the buffer of the visitor's Web browser. The cookies enable the Web browser to be recognised at a later date.
Pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs and other similar tools, hereinafter referred to collectively as pixel tags, are used to monitor and collect statistical data on the usage of a website and its response rates. Pixel tags enable us to count the number of users visiting certain sub-pages of a website and to provide services associated with our brands, and they help us to analyse and optimise the operation of our website.
In order to keep our website up to date and respond to users' needs accordingly, we collect statistical information; for instance about the number of visitors to each individual Web page.
We record: computer and browser type, Internet provider, date and time of access and calculation data. This information is used exclusively for internal purposes and does not contain any personal references.
If we use usage data from your visit to our website and wish to merge this with your customer data – for the purpose of improving an individual product offering and our services – we will obtain your express consent to this by means of online dialogue. If you do not wish to give your consent, you can continue, disable or terminate each dialogue unobserved.
Access data may, if applicable, be stored if you request a file from our download library.
Each requested data record consists of:
- The page from which the file was requested
- The name of the file
- The date and time of the request
- The transferred data volume
The access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.), and
- The type of browser used.
The stored data is evaluated exclusively for statistical purposes and does not contain any personal references.
In addition, cookies are used. A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. If you visit the website again, the cookie registers that it is a repeat visit. The cookie merely contains a unique number; it does not contain any personal information. The cookie cannot be used to identify you on third-party websites, including those belonging to the analytics provider.
It is possible to configure your browser to reject cookies automatically or to notify you in advance if a cookie will be stored. For further information, please refer to the instructions for your Web browser.
We do not use IP addresses or cookies in order to identify you personally. Moreover, we use the Web analytics system in order to increase the efficiency of our website.
If you do not wish that Facebook can assign the visit of our sites to your Facebook-account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the "re-tweet" function the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we, as providers of the sites receive no information about the content of the transmitted data and their use through Twitter. For more information, please see the privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy
You can change your privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings
This website uses the "Share" button on XING. Therefore, when visiting this site in your browser a connection will be established to the servers of XING AG, Gaensemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Thus, the share features (e.g. the display of the counter value) are provided. Storage of personal data from you through the visit of this site is not made. In particular, no IP addresses are stored on XING, nor your usage is evaluated. The latest information on privacy in terms of "share buttons" and other relevant information in this regard can be found under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Our website includes plugins of the social network LinkedIn respectively of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter called "LinkedIn"). You recognize the plugins from LinkedIn by the corresponding logo or the "Recommend" button ("Share"). Please note that the plugin establishes a connection between your internet browser and the server of LinkedIn when you visit our website. LinkedIn is therefore informed that our website was visited by your IP address. If you click on the "Recommend" button of LinkedIn while being simultaneously logged into your account on LinkedIn, you can link content of our websites on your LinkedIn-profile. You enable LinkedIn to assign the visit on our website to your user account. You need to know that we gain no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use through LinkedIn. For further details of the data collection and your legal options and setting options consult LinkedIn. These are available under http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv
Typekit-Dienst von Adobe
For the design of this website fonts are used as Typekit service from Adobe. To provide the font in the scope of the Typekit service, no cookies are placed or used. For the provision of the Typekit service Adobe may collect information about the fonts that are available on this website. The information is used for billing and compliance with regulations and may include:
• provided fonts
• ID of the set
• Account ID
• Service providing the font types (for example Typekit or Edge Web Fonts)
• Application requesting the fonts (for example Adobe Muse)
• Server providing the fonts (for example Typekit Server or Enterprise CDN)
• Host name of the site on which the fonts are loaded.
More information and the data protection principles of Adobe are available here: http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/typekit.html