Data Protection Statement

This Data Protection Statement was last updated in May 2018 to reflect changes in data protection laws, specifically the GDPR . It sets out the data protection practices carried out through the use of the Internet and any other electronic communications networks by GmbH and its associated companies (all together “”). A full list of our main offices can be found at



Contacts for Data Protection:


In case of any requests on data protection issues, please contact:
Robert Jeffares (Data Protection Officer)
Tel: +49 89 12501375-8
Requests that do not have confidential or sensitive content can be sent by mail to the Data Protection Officer (DPO) by using the following e-mail address:



Personal information we collect collects personal information from you through the use of registration forms, for instance every time you sign up for an electronic newsletter, when you send us an application to be considered for employment, when you register for an event, when you submit a request for proposal or for information, when you request the authorization of downloading a document, when you enter an online competition or when you send us a message via an email reply mechanism provided on the sites.



Utilization of personal information


We process personal information collected via the sites for the purposes of:

  • Providing our services
  • Dealing with your enquiries and requests
  • Proposing/inviting access to’s social media accounts
  • Providing you with information about products and services.



Information we gather via this website


When you visit one of the sites, we collect information automatically about those visits.

We also collect information through the use of cookies to better understand how visitors use the sites, to improve the functions of the sites and other information regarding the use of the sites. Cookies do not collect any information that enables you to be identified as an individual.



Use of cookies and Plugins


Cookies are small text files that Web sites often store on computer hard drives of visitors to their sites. They are widely used in order to make Web sites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

A cookie contains a unique number, which is used to recognize your computer when a user of your computer returns to a Web site that it visited previously. We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors, for statistical purposes and to better understand how our sites are used. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our sites before or whether you are a new visitor.

There are two broad categories of cookies – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’. First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the Web site operator to your computer, and are used only by the Web site operator to recognise your computer when it revisits that site. Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the Web site operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when it visits other Web sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for Web site analytics or advertising purposes.

This Web site serves only the following first party cookies to your computer:

Cookie Name    Purpose    More information
Session cookies JSESSIONID
These cookies are used to keep track of the session to know how many users are viewing the sites and to enable communication with the users’ Internet browsers.
Preference cookies country

These cookies are used to hold information about the specific country site users are visiting and users’ language preference.

Google Analytics _utma

These cookies are set by Google, Inc. and are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the sites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the sites, where visitors have come to the sites from and the pages they visited.

To see an overview of privacy at Google and how this applies to Google Analytics, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Furthermore, when browsing the website you may get access to embedded media and other external sources which may store cookies. As cookies from externally embedded media may be used or modified without’s knowledge or consent, you are invited to consult the following links for further information.

Media Link to their privacy statement

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the sites.

The „help“ portion of the toolbar on most Internet browsers will tell you how to change your browser cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. For further information about cookies and how to control their use, please visit the following third party educational resources:



Information we share


We will only disclose personal information to other companies within our group of companies, business partners, government bodies and law enforcement agencies, successors in title to our business and suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf. In these circumstances we will share your personal information for purposes such as our legitimate business purposes and to comply with legal obligations.



Links to other sites


This Data Protection Statement applies only to information collected by a site. For further information and the all data protection policies of please contact the DPO. sites contain links to other sites that are not owned or administered by Please be aware that is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other third party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of every Web site you visit.





We maintain safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction of the personal information you provide to us through the sites. Please note, however, that perfect security does not exist on the Internet. Therefore, while we endeavour to protect your personal data, when data is transferred over the Internet it may potentially be accessed and used by unauthorised parties.



Access and correction and deletion


We want to make sure that any information we hold on you is up to date and correct. If you have any requests concerning your personal information holds about you , to obtain a copy or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us at the contact the DPO as  listed the beginning of this document.



Internet based transfers


Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing the sites and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge our processing of personal data in this way. However, we will endeavour to protect all personal information collected through the sites in accordance with strict data protection standards.



Changes to this data protection statement


We reserve the right to amend this Statement at any time without advance notice in order to address future developments of, the Website or changes in industry or legal trends. We will post the revised Statement on the Website or announce the change on the home page of the Website. You can determine when the Statement was revised by referring to the „Last Updated“ date on the top of this Statement. Any changes will become effective upon the posting of the revised Statement on the Website. By continuing to use the Website following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Statement, in whole or part, you can choose to not continue to use the Website.