General

Using our website in general does not require the provision of personal data. To the extent where the website collects or processes personal data (e.g. name, affiliation, house address, e-mail address, phone number), e.g. during the registration for the product service area, this is strictly on a voluntary basis. Your personal data will not be provided to any third party without your explicit agreement.

Note that in principle there may be security gaps when data is transmitted over the internet (e.g. communication by e-mail). It is not possible to fully protect data against accesses by third parties.

The contact information listed in the legal disclosure may not be used by third parties for sending unsolicited promotional information. We explicitly reserve the right to pursue legal measures in case of unsolicited promotional information, e.g. via spam e-mail.

At any time you can request full disclosure about your personal data stored in our systems, the source and the recipients of the data as well as the cause for capturing the data. You may also request corrections or to delete your personal data. If you have any questions please contact us at any time via the contact information provided with the legal disclosure on this website.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that allow to store device-specific information on the user device accessing the website (e.g. PC, smartphone). They are used to improve the usability of the website (e.g. for login information) and to capture statistical data about the website usage with the sole purpose of providing analysis information for improving the offering.

This website uses cookies for login in the support areas and (other cookies) for web analytics (see Google Analytics below).

Users can control the use of cookies. Most browsers allow to limit or suppress the storage of cookies. However, note that the user experience may be negatively affected without cookies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymization is active on this website (via “anonymizeIP” function). Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website and compiling reports on website activity for website operators.  The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, note that the user experience may be negatively affected without cookies.

You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the Browser Add-on or in case of using mobile web browser, you can click on the following link to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics on this website with effect for the future:

Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics

Thereby an opt-out cookie is placed on your device accessing the website (e.g. PC, smartphone). After deleting the cookie, you need to click on the above link again to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics on this website.

Here you can read more about how Google uses data.