Data Privacy Policy

Our website may be used without entering personal information. However, different rules may apply to certain services on our site where we collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.). Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider. Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.

Server Data
For technical reasons, your internet browser transmits to us or to our web provider (server log files), data such as – type and version of the browser you use – operating system – websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL) – pages that you visit – date and time of your visit – your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This anonymous data is collected and stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes to improve our website and services.

Our website makes use of cookies to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website services and to expedite your access. In most cases these “session cookies” are deleted once you leave our website. 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.

Contacting Us
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred or sold to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

Publication of Vacancy Announcements / Job Applications
We electronically collect and process your application data for the purpose of completing the application process. If your application results in the conclusion of an employment contract, the data collected from you may be stored in your personnel file for purposes of normal organizational and administrative processes in compliance with appropriate legal requirements. Upon rejection of your application, data you have provided is deleted within two months. This does not apply in such instances where, due to legal requirements (such as any burden of proof obligations stipulated by law) a longer storage period is necessitated or when you expressly agreed to have your data stored for a longer period in our database of prospective applicants.

Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to a newsletter. To receive the newsletter, we require a valid email address. We may review the email address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the email address provided. The data collected is used solely for the purpose of receiving a newsletter. None of this information matched to any information that other components of our website may collect. You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time.