Please be assured that we take the protection of your data very seriously. We collect, process and store your data in accordance with the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). In general, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. To the extent personal data are collected, e. g. for a newsletter subscription, this is done on a voluntary basis.
For any transmission of your personal data to third parties, your explicit prior consent is required. A transfer to public authorities and institutions entitled to receive information, is exclusively done under the legally standardised duties of disclosure, or in case of obligations to report to a court. We would like to point out that data transmission in the internet (e. g. email communication) may pose security gaps. A complete data protection against unauthorised access cannot be guaranteed.
We would also like to point out that our editorial office has a data protection manager.
When signing up for a free-of-charge subscription, you will receive our newsletter four times a year, sent to the email address you have provided. Where appropriate, we will also use your email address for information purposes. Should you wish to amend your contact data or cancel your newsletter subscription, please use the form provided here. You have a right to information, correction, blocking or deletion of your stored data at any time.
You may link the articles published on our website to your facebook.com, twitter.com, or xing.com accounts, by using "share buttons" or "tweet buttons". Please note that during this procedure personal data may be communicated. By using the relevant share or tweet functions, you agree to the transmission of the personal data we have been provided.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
The IP address submitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to its use of the online offer and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http: // tools .google.com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = en.
The personal data of users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.