Analysis services from external service providers: We use services of corresponding providers, such as Google Analytics, which is provided by Google LLC (USA). As part of these services, the service provider collects information about the use of the respective website, but often in a non-personally identifiable form.
Finally, we may use features of service providers such as Facebook, which may result in the service provider in question processing data about you. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these external service providers.
Our pages may contain links or plug-ins that lead to the websites of the social networks listed below.
"Facebook" is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. The link to Facebook is marked with a blue logo with the white letter "f".
"Instagram" is operated by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA.
If you click on one of the links or buttons above, you will be redirected to the websites of the social networks mentioned above.
It is beyond our control to influence the content of the transmitted data.
If you click on the respective link or button, information that you have accessed certain pages of our website may be forwarded to the servers of the above-mentioned social networks.
For simultaneously logged in users of the aforementioned social networks, this means that the usage data may be assigned to your respective personal account or profile. If you use the links or buttons, it cannot be ruled out that this information is transmitted directly from your browser to the aforementioned social networks and stored there. Even if you are not a member of the social networks mentioned, there is still the possibility that the social networks mentioned determine and store your IP, which we also have no influence on.
In order to find out the purpose and scope of the processing of your data as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please visit the following websites with the data protection information of the providers mentioned above at
If you do not agree that the aforementioned social networks collect data about you when you click on the links or buttons, we ask you to log out of the respective account before visiting our website. You can object to the collection of your data for website addresses listed below:
YouTube: It is possible that our websites contain videos that link to YouTube. If you click on the YouTube button in such a case, you will be directed to our videos on the YouTube website. We then only allow you to connect to the YouTube service. YouTube is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"), operated by YouTube, LLC, Cherry Ave, USA.
Various of our websites may contain so-called embeddings of videos on YouTube or videos from the YouTube channels operated by us. However, these only allow the connection to YouTube.
If you wish to receive information on the purpose and scope of data collection and use by Google, as well as your rights and setting options for protection as a YouTube customer, please refer to the YouTube data protection information (https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/).
Use of email: We may use your name and email address to send you notifications, updates, event invitations and other information by email. However, we will ask for your consent first, unless we have already received your contact information from you elsewhere in connection with our services. If you receive marketing communications from us and you no longer wish to receive such communications, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the link contained in those emails. We may use external service providers to find out whether you open our emails or click on the links contained therein. You can prevent this by making the appropriate settings in your email client.
Visiting our buildings: When you enter our buildings, we record video recordings in appropriately marked areas for security and verification purposes. You will also be able to use a WLAN service. In this case, we record device-specific data during your registration and may ask you to enter your name and e-mail address during registration.
Customer events: If we conduct customer events, we may also process personal data. This data may include the name and address of participants or interested parties and – depending on the event – other data such as your date of birth. We may process this information for the purpose of conducting customer events, but also to contact you and get to know you better. You can find further details in the relevant terms and conditions of participation.
Business Partner: We work with a variety of companies and business partners, such as suppliers, commercial customers of goods and services, and service providers (such as IT service providers). We may process personal information about the contact persons of these companies, such as their name, function and title. Depending on the area of activity, we may be required to conduct a thorough investigation of the company and/or its employees. If this is the case, we will notify you separately. We may then process personal information about you to improve our customer focus, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty ("Customer Relationship Management").
Administration: We may process personal data for our internal company and group administration. For example, we may process personal data in connection with IT or property management. We may also process personal data for accounting and filing purposes and, more generally, to review and improve internal processes.
Compliance with legal requirements: We may process personal data to comply with legal requirements. This includes the disclosure of documents to an authority if we are required to do so by law.
Protection of rights: In order to protect our rights, we may process personal data in various circumstances, for example, to assert claims in or out of court or to defend claims against us. For example, we may seek clarification of litigation prospects or file documents with a government agency. We may also be required to disclose documents containing personal information to government agencies.
We process personal data based on the following principles:
Fulfillment of a contract and based on legitimate interests: These include, for example, an interest in customer care and communication with customers outside a contractual relationship, for marketing activities, to get to know our customers and other persons better, to improve products and services and develop new ones, to fight fraud and prevent and investigate criminal offences, to protect customers, personnel and other persons and data, secrets and assets, to ensure IT security, especially in connection with the use of websites, apps and other IT infrastructure, to secure and organize business processes, including the operation and further development of websites and other systems, to manage and develop the company and to enforce or defend legal claims.
Separate consent, and to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
In general, you are not obliged to disclose personal data to us. However, we must collect and process certain data in order to be able to conclude and fulfill a contract and for other purposes.