Privacy Policy

Welcome to our website!
We place great value on protecting your data and safeguarding your privacy.
We commit ourselves to comply with the legal data protection regulations, in particular the German Federal Data Protection Act (“Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG)”) and the German Telemedia Act (“Telemediengesetz (TMG)”).
Below we inform you about the collection and use of personal information for the use of our website.

Anonymous data collection
You can visit our website without disclosing any personal information. We do not store any personal information in this context. To improve our service, we only analyze statistical data, which do not allow drawing any conclusions on your person.

Collection and processing of data when using the contact form
When using the contact form, we collect personal data (information about personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person) only to the extent provided by you. We only use your email address to process your request. Your data is then deleted, unless you have consented to the further processing and use.

Personal data
If you wish to use certain services of this website which require you to have a profile you must register. Your personal information will only be used to process these services or contracts concluded with you.
During the registration process we collect the following details, among others: name (will not be shown to other members), email-address (will not be shown to other members), and other personal information. The answers to these questions can partly be viewed by other members.
Your profile information will be evaluated to make your profile searchable to other users via the search functions. We also process the data provided by you to make partner proposals that match your profile.

Archiving
Because our storage space is limited, the messages exchanged via the website and saved by you will be stored for a certain time and may then be deleted, even if you remain a member. We will delete your data, if you have not used our services for a certain time or have ended your membership, and data storage is no longer required. We may be required to archive data for example if we learn that someone has failed to comply with laws, the Terms of Use or other contractual conditions.

Disclosure of personal data
We will not pass your information to third parties without your explicit consent, unless having to do so due to legal or governmental order.

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze 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. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 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 please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 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 Addon for your current web browser: [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.] For more information on how Google uses your data please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/.

Use of Social Plugins
Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our pages. You can identify the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” (“Like”) on our website. Find an overview over Facebook-plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs /plugins/. When visiting our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. Thereby Facebook can correlate your visit of our site with your user account. We point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no information about the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. Further information about this you find in the data use policy of Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If you do not wish that Facebook can assign your visit of our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account.

Information about data, correction, blocking and deletion of data
At any time you have the right to get free information about data stored about you and the right to rectification, erasure or blocking. Contact us if you wish. Contact details can be found in the imprint.

Change
We reserve the right to change this policy at any time in compliance with data protection legislation. About amendments to those data protection provisions that affect the processing of your personal data we inform you by email. If you do not agree with the latest version you have the opportunity to withdraw your consent within four weeks. During this time, the changes will have no impact on you.