Data Privacy Statement

We take the protection and the security of your personal data (for example, name, address, telephone number or E-mail address) very seriously. We strictly observe the legal provisions governing data protection, in particular the Federal Data Protection Law (DSG - Bundesgesetz über den Datenschutz). Personal data on this website are only collected to the required technical and organisational extent or by your deliberate entry. The following explanation gives you an overview of how we guarantee this protection and what kind of data is collected for which purpose.

1. Data which you enter

Certain functions, such as the distribution of the newsletter or online applications, require you to enter personal data:

1.1. Newsletter

When you order the newsletter offered on this website, we collect the following data from you: first name, last name (for a personal address) and E-mail address as well as the time and the confirmation of the application. This data is only used to send out the newsletter. You may cancel this newsletter service at any time. This is also pointed out in each newsletter.

1.2. Contact forms

If you contact us using one of the contact forms, we collect the following data from you: your first name, last name, company, position, postal address, telephone number and E-mail address as well as the message. The compulsory fields are marked with an asterisk (*) in the relevant contact form. Data collected is only used to process and reply to your query.

1.3. Press mailing list

If you wish to register in our press mailing list, we collect the following data from you: your salutation, first and last name, company / publisher, department / publication, postal address and the E-mail address; the addition of your telephone number is voluntary. The time and the confirmation of the registration are also recorded. This data is only used for sending out press information. You are free to de-register from the press mailing list at any time.

2. Automated data capturing

When using our website, some data is captured automatically and stored in your browser.

2.1 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “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 the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

2.2 Web server protocols

When visiting the website, the server providing this website (web server) automatically collects certain information. This information includes the date and the time the website was visited, the Internet browser used (e.g. Firefox or Internet Explorer), your computer's operating system and the page of the website which linked you to this website. Web server protocols are regularly anonymized and evaluated for statistical purposes, which allows us, for example, to see how our website is being used. This serves to adapt to user requirements and to improve our website. IP numbers are deleted after a maximum of three months.