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Privacy Policy

Version 2016-11
Collection and processing of personal data
When you visit our web site, our servers routinely store various access data in an electronic "log file". These data include the IP address from which you are accessing our site, the web page from which you are visiting us plus the date and duration of your visit. The data are used exclusively for statistical purposes and under no circumstances are any forwarded to third parties. This enables us to continuously improve our web site and to enhance its attractiveness, usefulness and content.
Use and divulgence of personal data and limitation of use
We only collect and save personal data that you have voluntarily provided; for example, data that are submitted if you send us a message via a contact form, if you register for a download, if you participate in a survey, a contest or apply for a position. These data are used exclusively for the purpose identified and described.
Furthermore, personal data are only divulged to government institutions and authorities within the limits of mandatory regulations. Our employees and agencies are duty bound by us to respect the confidentiality of the data and strictly adhere to the stipulations of the German Data Protection Act.
Cookies
In some areas of our web site we use "cookies". These are small files that contain configuration information. You can adjust the settings of your browser so that it tells you when cookies are being sent. This enables you to see when cookies are being used. You may also 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.
Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, 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 truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. The Google Analytics opt out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 8-11, Safari, Firefox and Opera. For Internet Explorer, third-party cookies must be enabled.
Privacy policy for using YouTube
This website supports a plug-in operated by YouTube. When activating the YouTube plugin, you will establish a connection to YouTube’s servers, which registers the viewed pages. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly link your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy at: Youtube Privacy Policy
Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may occasionally amend this Privacy Policy. The effective date of the most recent Privacy Policy is noted at the top of this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to periodically review the Privacy Policy to be informed of how we are committed to protecting your information. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share the personal information that you have voluntarily provided, we will post notice of the changes in this Privacy Policy.

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