Information in Accordance with § 5 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG)
Represented by the Board of Directors:
Mr Wilfried Philipp (Chairman)
Mr Oliver Nitschke (Technical Managing Director)
Mr Martin Dibowski (Chief Financial Officer)
Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
Mr Fritz Brändle
Telefon: +49 71 50 92 8 – 0
Telefax: +49 71 50 92 8 – 400
Entry in the commercial register
Register court: Stuttgart Local Court
Register number: HRB 206245
Value added tax ID:
Value added tax identification number in accordance with § 27a of the German Value Added Tax Act
(Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE 811 243 767
Source details for the pictures and graphics used:
© [KB3] – Fotolia.com
© [corbis_infinite] – Fotolia.com
Conception, design and realisation:
Content conception: come medien ag
Visual conception, photo shooting: donundpartner*
Copy strategy, text: Der-Texter.com
Project management, realisation: come medien ag
Exclusion of Liability
Liability for content
As a service provider, we are responsible, in accordance with § 7 Paragraph 1 TMG, for our own contents on these pages in line with the general laws. In accordance with §§ 8 to 10 TMG, we are not, however obliged as a service provider to monitor transferred or saved external information or to investigate circumstances which point to illegal activities. Obligations concerning the removal or blocking of the use of information in accordance with the general laws shall not be affected thereby. However, liability in this respect shall not be possible until after the time of becoming aware of a concrete legal breach. Once we become aware of corresponding legal breaches, we will immediately remove these contents.
Liability for links
Our service contains links to external third party websites, over whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we can also provide no guarantee in respect of these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the sites is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal breaches at the time of providing of the link. No unlawful contents were recognisable at the time of providing the link. However, without concrete indications of a legal breach, a permanent checking of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable. Once we become aware of legal breaches, we will immediately remove such links.
The contents and works on these pages which are created by the page operators are subject to German copyright. The duplication, processing, distribution and any type of use outside of the scope of copyright requires the written agreement of the respective author or creator.
Downloads and copies of this page are only permitted for private, non-commercial use.
To the extent that the contents on this page were not created by the operator, the copyright of third parties is being observed. In particular, third party contents are identified as such. However, should you become aware of a copyright infringement despite this, we would kindly request corresponding notification. On becoming aware of legal breaches, we will immediately remove such contents.
Data Protection Declaration
It is possible to use our site without providing personal data. For the use of individual services of our site, deviating regulations can exist in this respect, which are explained separately below for such cases. Your personal data (for example name, address, email, telephone number etc) are only processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German data protection laws. Data is of a personal nature if this can be clearly assigned to a certain natural person. The legal basis of data protection can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The regulations below inform you of the type, scope and purpose of the gathering, use and processing of personal data by the provider
Telephone: +49 71 50 92 8 – 0
Should you have any questions concerning data protection, please contact our data protection officer:
Mr Steffen Emhardt, Graduate in Business Information Systems (University of Cooperative Education)
Wir weisen darauf hin, dass die Datenübertragung im Internet (z.B. bei der Kommunikation per E-Mail) Sicherheitslücken aufweisen kann. Ein lückenloser Schutz der Daten vor dem Zugriff durch Dritte ist nicht möglich.
We wish to point out that data transfer of data via the Internet (for example in case of communication via email) can lead to security breaches. It is not possible to fully protect data against third party access. The use by third parties of contact data which is published within the framework of the legal notice obligation in order to send advertising and information materials which are not expressly requested is hereby expressly objected to. The operators of the side expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by means of spam emails.
On our website, we use so-called cookies in order to recognise repeated use of our service by the same user/owner of the Internet connection. Cookies are small text files which your Internet browser places and saves on your computer. They serve the purpose of optimising our Internet presence and services. These are mainly so-called "session cookies" which are deleted after the end of your visit.
However, these cookies partly submit information, by means of which you can be recognised again. This re-recognition takes place on the basis of the IP address saved in the cookies. The information which is obtained in this way serves the optimisation of our services and enables you to access our site more easily.
You can prevent the installation of the cookies by setting your browser accordingly; however, we wish to point out that in such cases, you may not be able to fully use all functions of our website.
For technical reasons, the following data which your Internet browser forwards to us and/or to our webspace provider will be recorded (so-called server log files):
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Website from which you are visiting us (referrer URL)
- Website which you are visiting
- Date and time of your access
- Your internet protocol (IP) address
This anonymous data is saved separately from any personal data provided by you and therefore is not traceable to a specific person. These are used for statistical purposes, in order to optimise our Internet presence and services.
On our website, we offer the option of subscribing to our newsletter. With this newsletter, we inform you of our services at regular intervals. In order to be able to receive our newsletter, you require a valid email address. We will then check the email address entered by you as to whether you are actually its owner and whether you are the owner of it who is authorised to receive the newsletter. Following your registration for our newsletter, we will save your IP address, as well as the date and time of the registration. This serves as safeguarding on our part should a third party have abused your email address and subscribed to our newsletter without your knowledge. No further data will be gathered by us. The data which is gathered in this way will only be used for the subscription to our newsletter. No forwarding on to third parties will take place. In addition, a comparison of the data which is gathered in this way with data which may be gathered by other components of our site will also not take place. You can terminate the subscription to our newsletter at any time. You can find further information in the confirmation mail and in each individual newsletter.
On our website, we provide you with the option of contacting us via email and/or via a contact form. In such a case, the details provided by the user are saved in order to process his or her contact request. No forwarding on to third parties will take place. In addition, a comparison of the data which is gathered in this way with data which may be gathered by other components of our site will also not take place.
Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is generally forwarded to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In case of the activation of the IP anyonymisation on this website, your IP will, however, be abbreviated by Google beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other Member States of the European Economic Area Treaty.
The full IP addressed will only be forwarded to a Google server in the USA and saved there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports concerning the website activities and in order to provide further services which are connected to the website use and Internet use in relation to the website operator. The IP which is transferred from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data.
You can prevent the saving of the cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we wish to point out that in such a case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent the recording of the data which is created by the cookie and which relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin which can be accessed via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can prevent the recording by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt out cookie is generated which prevents the future recording of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
Further information concerning terms and conditions of use and data protection can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=EN. We wish to point out that on this website, Google Analytics was extended by the code "ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true);" in order to guarantee an anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Information, deletion, revocation
In accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), should you have any questions concerning the gathering, processing or use of your personal data and its correction, blocking or deletion or a revocation of consent which has been granted, you can contact us free-of-charge. We wish to point out that you have a right to the correction of incorrect data or the deletion of personal data, provided that no statutory retention obligation prevents this.
Details concerning sources
Parts of this data protection declaration are taken from the sample data protection declaration of the law firm Weiß & Partner.