Data protection and privacy
For the operator of this website, the protection of your data is of paramount importance. We keep your personal data confidential and treat them in compliance with the statutory data protection and privacy regulations as well as this privacy statement.
As a rule, using our website is possible without entering any personal data. To the extent that our web pages collect personal data (e.g., name, address, or email addresses), this always takes place on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data will not be handed on to any third party without your express consent.
Please note that transferring data via the Internet (e.g. in email communication) may be prone to safety gaps. It is impossible to seamlessly protect your data against third party access.
Some web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies will not damage your computer, and they do not contain any virus. Cookies serve the purpose to make our offer even more user-friendly, effective, and safe. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted once you leave our website. Other cookies will stay on your device until you delete them. Those cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our site.
You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed when cookies are to be placed on it, you can accept cookies only in individual cases, you can exclude accepting cookies either in particular cases or generally, and you can activate the function that cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
The provider of these pages automatically collects and saves information in so-called Server Log Files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
These data cannot be linked to any specific person. These data are not merged with data from other sources. We reserve the right to retroactively check these data in case we become aware of concrete indications of any illegal use.
If you submit a request to us using our contact form, the data from the request form including the contact data you provide therein will be saved by us for the purpose of answering your request and in case you have any additional questions later. We will not hand on these data to any third party without your consent.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files saved on your computer, allowing an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will as a rule be transmitted to a Google server located in the U.S. and stored there. Due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these web pages, your IP address will, however, be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server located in the U.S. and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, in order to draw up reports about the website activities, and in order to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
The purposes of data processing reside in analysing website use and in compiling reports about activities on this website. Based on the use of this website and the Internet, further associated services are then to be provided. Processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
You may prevent the saving of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent. Moreover, you may prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available at the following link and installing it: Browser Add On zur Deaktivierung von Google Analytics.
In addition, or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you may prevent Google Analytics from tracking our pages by clicking this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent future collecting by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser, as long as the cookie stays installed in your browser.
Publication of job ads / online job applications
Your application data will be electronically collected and processed for the purpose of managing the application process. If your application results in an employment contract, then the data you provided can be stored by us in your personnel file for the purposes of the usual organisational and administrative processes in compliance with the respective legal provisions.
In case your application is rejected, then the data you provided will be automatically deleted two months after informing you of the rejection. This is not the case if due to legal requirements (e.g. burden of proof according to the General Equal Treatment Act [AGG]) the data need to be stored for a longer period, or if you expressly gave your consent to our storing your data for a longer period in our database of prospective employees.
Use of Google Maps
On our website, we use the component “Google Maps” by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter called “Google”.
Every time the component “Google Maps” is called up, Google places a cookie in order to process user settings and user data when displaying the page on which the component “Google Maps” is integrated. As a rule, this cookie will not be deleted by closing the browser, but it expires after a certain time, unless you delete it manually earlier than that.
Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)
In order to display our content across different browsers correctly and in a visually appealing form, we use script libraries and type font libraries on our website, such as Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). In order to avoid multiple loading, Google Webfonts are transferred to the cache of your browser. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts or prevents access, contents will be displayed in a default typeface.
For reasons of safety and security and in order to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL Encryption. You can tell a transmission is encrypted by the browser’s URL line switching from “http://” to “https://”, and displaying the icon of a lock to the left of the URL in the browser line.
If SSL Encryption is enabled, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Right of access, erasure, blocking
By contacting our data protection officer using the contact information provided, you may exert the following rights at any time:
- Obtain information about your data stored by us and their processing,
- Rectification of incorrect personal data,
- Erasure of your data stored by us,
- Restriction of data processing insofar as we are not allowed to erase your data due to statutory obligations,
- Objection against your data being processed by us, and
- Data portability, insofar as you have given your consent to the data processing or entered into a contractual agreement with us.
If you have given us your consent, you may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.
You may at any time lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for your jurisdiction. Your competent supervisory authority will vary according to the German Federal State of your place of residence, your workplace, or the alleged breach. Please find a list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) including addresses here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Objection to advertising email
The use of contact data published within the scope of the required legal notices (“Imprint”) for sending advertisements and information material not expressly requested by us is herewith being objected to. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to pursue a legal course of action in case of any unsolicited dispatch of advertising information, such as spam email messages.
Changing our Data Protection and Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to amend this data privacy statement in order to have it reflect the respectively current legal requirements at any given time, or in order to have our Data Protection and Privacy Statement reflect changes in our services, e.g. when introducing new services. When you visit our website again, the respectively new Data Protection and Privacy Statement will then be valid.
By continuing your use of our website or by maintaining a business relationship, you declare your agreement with this Data Protection and Privacy Statement in its respectively current version.
Queries to the Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions or queries about data protection and privacy, please send us an email or directly contact the person in our organisation responsible for data protection and privacy: