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Data for Alerts and Newsletters

If you want to refer to the website offered alerts or newsletter, we need your email address and information that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use this information only to send the requested information and pass it on to third parties. The consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter may be revoked at any time.

Consent to Data Processing

If and as far as consent is given, according to the conditions for data protection, it will be valid through DOAG and their service provider DOAG Dienstleistungen GmbH.

A transfer of data occurs only when it has been expressly agreed. Consent is considered to have been granted if DOAG works with third parties to carry out contractual services and the performance can only be provided in passing that information.

Privacy Policy for the Use of Facebook Plugins (Like Button)

Integrated on our pages are plug-ins of the social network Facebook, supplier Facebook Inc., 1 hacker way, Menlo Park, California 94025, United States. You can see the Facebook plugins on the Facebook logo or the "like button" ("like") on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins here:

When you visit our site, a direct connection is made via the plugin between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will give the information that you have visited our page with your IP address. When you click the Facebook "like button" while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we received no knowledge as the provider of the pages from the content of the transmitted data and their use through Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook privacy policy under If you do not wish for Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, log please out of your Facebook account.

Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Analytics

This website uses features of the Google Analytics Web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website are usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

In case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred 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, compiling reports on website activity and providing others with website and internet related services to the website operator. It is not merged into IP address sent as part of Google Analytics from your browser with other data of Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software; We point out however, in this case, that you can not fully use all functions of this website if necessary. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies concerning your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the following link browser plugin available at: 

Privacy Policy for the Use of LinkedIn

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, mountain view, CA 94043, United States. Any of our sites that contain features of LinkedIn will establish a connection to servers of LinkedIn. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn "recommend" button and are logged into your account on LinkedIn, LinkedIn is able to map your visit on our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn as the provider of the pages.

For more information on the LinkedIn Privacy Policy see: 

Privacy Policy for the Use of Twitter

Features of Twitter service are included on our pages. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States. Through the use of Twitter and the function "Re-Tweet", the webpages you visit are linked with your Twitter account and made known to other users. It transmits data to Twitter. We would like to point out that we received no knowledge as the provider of the pages from the content of the transmitted data and their use through Twitter. More information, see the Twitter privacy policy under

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings under

Privacy Policy for the Use of XING

Our website uses features of the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtor Street 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each call to one of our pages, which contains functions of XING, establishes a connection to servers of XING. Storage of personal data is not carried out according to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses or the usage behaviors of such are stored or analyzed.

More information on data protection and the XING share button, see the privacy policy of XING under 

Privacy Policy for the Use of YouTube

Our website utilizes plug-ins of the YouTube page powered by Google. The provider of this website is YouTube, LLC, 901 cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, United States. When you visit any of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin a connection is established to the servers of YouTube. Here the Youtube server is informed as to which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information as to the handling of user data, see the privacy statement from YouTube under 

Piwik Usage Analysis and Website Optimisation

Our website uses the Piwik web analysis service. Piwik uses cookies - text files - that are stored on your computer and that allow us to analyse use of the website. To this end, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) will be transferred to our server and stored for the purposes of usage analysis and website optimisation on our part. Your IP address will immediately be anonymised so that you remain anonymous to us as a user. Information on your usage of this website generated by the cookie is not made available to third parties. You may block the use of cookies by changing the settings in your browser software, however, if you do so you may lose some features and functionality of the website.

If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of the details of your visit, you may block their storage and use by clicking the relevant option. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be saved in your browser that will stop Piwik uploading any session data.

Please note: If you choose to delete your cookies, this will also result in the opt-out cookie being deleted. You will then need to re-enable this option.