Privacy policy

Responsible party: Margret Degener


The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data-protection regulations and this privacy policy.
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. If any personal data (e.g. name, postal address, or email address) is collected, it is done as far as possible on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by email) can have security holes. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.



The Internet pages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When disabling cookies, some of the functionality of this site may be restricted.


Contact form

If you send us requests via the contact-form page, your data from the request form, including your contact details specified there for the purpose of processing the request and any follow-up questions, are stored with us. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service of Google Analytics. Provider Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater
Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”.
These are text files that are stored on your computer to enable analysis of the website’s use. 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.
For more information on managing user data in Google Analytics, see the privacy statement from Google:


Browser plug-in

You may refuse the use of cookies by adjusting your browser software; however, we point out that you may not be able to fully use all of this site’s features. You may also prevent the saving of data generated by the cookie and data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of suchby Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:


Opposition to data collection

You can click the link below to prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data. An opt-out cookie is set, which will prevent the collection of your information on future visits to this site:


Contract data processing

We have signed a contract for commissioned data processing with Google and completely implemented the strict requirements of the German Data Protection Authorities with the use of Google Analytics.


IP Anonymization

We use the “Activation of IP Anonymization” function on this website. However this means that Google will shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or other signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and to provide other website operators with website and Internet related services. Your IP address, transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics, will not be merged with other Google data.


Privacy statement for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service can be found on our pages. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the function “Re-Tweet ” the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In this case, data is transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we, as providers of the sites, receive no knowledge of the contents of the received data and its use by Twitter. For more information, see Twitter’s privacy statement at
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings under: change.


Privacy policy for use of LinkedIn

Our site uses functions of the LinkedIn network. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043. Every time you call up one of our pages that contain features of LinkedIn, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is made. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend” button of LinkedIn and are logged into your account on LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website and your user account. As providers of the sites, we point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
For more information, see the LinkedIn’s privacy statement at:


Privacy policy for use of XING

Our site uses functions of the XING network. Provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, and 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you call up one of our pages that contain features of XING, a connection to the XING servers is made. To our knowledge, personal data is not stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage patterns analysed.
Further information on data protection and the XING Share button, see XING’s privacy statement under


Access, deletion, blocking

You always have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and destination, the purpose of the data processing, and the right to correct, block or delete this data. On this and on other issues relating to personal data, you can contact us at any time using the information contained in the legal-notice address.


Rejection of promotional emails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published in the context of the legal-notice obligation for the transmission of advertising and information materials that are not expressly requested. The site’s operators expressly reserve the right to legal action in case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam emails.