Our website can generally be used without entering personal data. Where personal data is entered on our websites (e.g. name, address or e-mail address), this is always on a voluntary basis where possible and exclusively for the purpose specified. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.
We would like to point out that online data transfer (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security loopholes. This means a complete protection against access by third parties is not possible.
Contact information published by third parties in line with the obligation to provide legal information may explicitly not be used for sending advertising and information materials which have not specifically been requested. The operators of the page specifically reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising, e.g. via spam e-mails.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, are transmitted to the PIWIK server of our provider and partner WorNet AG in Germany and stored there. As part of this process, you IP address is immediately anonymized so that you as user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site is not transferred to third parties. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Should you be unwilling to have this data about your use of the site stored and analyzed, you may at any time subsequently withdraw your consent to it being stored and used with a click of the mouse. A so-called opt-out cookie is then placed on your browser, and as a result Piwik will no longer collect any data on your visits. Please be aware that, should you delete cookies from your browser settings, the opt-out cookie from PIWIK may also be deleted and will need to be reactivated.
Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. However, most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent cookies being saved by changing your browser settings. However, not accepting cookies can impede the functionality of our website.
Cookies will not harm your PC and do not contain any viruses or other tools which can cause damage.
When signing up for subscription of our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed about circumstances via email, which are relevant for the service or the registry. (For example changes of the newsletter offer and technical conditions)
Furthermore, we collect and save automatically the information about which newsletters are sent to you, whether you have opened it, which link was clicked and any other information about the reaction to the newsletter (For example (automatic) responses or a lack of deliverability – hereinafter called “newsletter data”).
The newsletter data will be used to determine, whether our newsletter meets your interest and how we can organize it more individual and adapt it to suit your personal interests and needs and so to improve it.
For an effective registration we require a valid e-mail address. To verify that an application actually address made by the owner of an email, we use the "double opt-in" method. To this end, we monitor the order of the newsletter, sending a confirmation email and receipt of hereby requested response. Further data are not collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending newsletters and not shared with third parties.
The consent for the storage of your personal data and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. In each newsletter, there is a corresponding link to. In addition you can unsubscribe directly at any time on this website or tell us your request via the corresponding contact details indicated at the end of this document.
Our website employs components provided by facebook.com. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”.
Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a “facebook” component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited.
When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. Whenever you click on the “Like“ button, for example, or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not.
If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of data by Facebook about you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. The data protection policies of Facebook provide additional information, in particular about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard as well as the options available to you for protecting your privacy https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
In addition, tools are freely available on the market that can be used to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons from being added to all commonly used browsers: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/.
You can find an overview of Facebook plugins at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Our website employs the “+1“-button from Google+ belonging to Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“.
Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a “+1“-component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from Google. Through this process, Google is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited.
As specified by Google, your visit undergoes additional analysis in the event you are not logged into your Google account.
If you access our site while logged into Google and press the “+1" button, Google can collect information about your Google account, websites you recommend as well as your IP address, along with other browser-related information.
This allows your “+1“ recommendation to be stored and publicized.
Than your Google “+1“ recommendation can appear as a reference in other Google services, such as search results, your Google account or other places, such as on websites and ads in the internet, , together with your account name and, if applicable, a picture you provided to Google. Furthermore, Google can link your visit to our site with data stored by Google. Google also records this information for the purpose of further improving Google services. If you wish to minimize the collection of information by Google as previously described, you must log out of your Google account before visiting our website.
You can access Google‘s data protection policies relating to the “+1“ button together with all relevant information on the collection, transfer and use of data by Google, your rights in this regard as well as your profile settings options at the following link: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.
Our website employs components provided by the network XING.com. These components are a service of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a XING component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from XING.
Our website employs components provided by the network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a LinkedIn component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from LinkedIn. Through this process, LinkedIn is informed exactly which page of our website is being accessed. By clicking the LinkedIn “recommend button“ while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link content from our website to your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate your visit to our site with your LinkedIn account.
Our website employs at least one plugin of the external internet platform „Youtube“. This Internet service is operated solely by the YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, hereinafter “Youtube”.
Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a “youtube“-component, the component prompts your browser to download an appropriate representation of the component of Youtube. Through this process, Youtube is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited.
As specified by Youtube, your visit undergoes additional analysis in the event you are not logged into your Youtube account.
If you access our website and while logged into your YouTube account, Youtube can link your visit to our site with data stored in your personal profile. If you wish to minimize the collection of information by Youtube as previously described, you must log out of your Youtube account before visiting our website.
You can access Youtube‘s data protection policies relating to the “youtube“-component together with all relevant information on the collection, transfer and use of data by Youtube, your rights in this regard as well as your settings options at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube.
We use the “Google Maps” component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google.”
Google sets a cookie in order to process the user configuration and data when the page with the integrated “Google Maps” component is displayed. As a general rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but rather expires after a certain time, as long as it is not previously manually deleted by you.
If you do not agree with this processing of your data, you may choose to deactivate the “Google Maps” service and thereby prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or at least only to a limited extent.
as well as the additional Terms and Conditions for "Google Maps"
Due to technical reasons among others the following data provided by your web browser is stored by our provider in so called server log files:
This anonymous data is stored separated from your personal data possibly provided and does not allow conclusion to a dedicated person. Data may be used for statistical purpose to optimize our web presence and offers.
You have the right to get free information on the personal data saved about you, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing at any time. You also have the right to correct, block or delete this data. To this end, or if you have any other questions, you can use the address of the website operator in the legal information, or contact us by e-mail on qfs@ or contact the data protection officer of the Quality First Software GmbH directly. qfs.de
Data protection officer of the Quality First Software GmbH:
Mr Holger Flemig,
EPRO Consult Dr. Prössel und Partner GmbH,