Privacy policy

We take the protection of your privacy very seriously. All personal information that is provided to us is recorded, processed and used in accordance with legal regulations. The following statement aims to provide you with a brief understanding of how we secure the protection of your privacy.

Subject of this privacy policy

This statement explains how we treat personal information that is disclosed when you visit our web site. It also addresses the utilisation of personal information that we receive through the use of online advertising links (e.g. pop-ups) or from our business partners. This statement does not cover the utilisation of these details by non-affiliated companies or individuals who are neither employed nor retained by us. The following examples are intended for illustration purposes only and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive catalogue of all conceivable scenarios and procedures.

Registration and utilisation of data

We record personal details in the following cases:

  • when applications are sent using our job application tool
  • when you send enquiries in respect of our investor relations or products
  • if necessary, we will contact you by telephone.

We are also provided with personal details by our business partners in many instances.
In addition, our server automatically records and stores information transmitted by your browser. This information includes, above all, your IP address, the pages you have accessed and information that we have filed on cookies with your consent.
The details we record are used for the following basic purposes:

  • to process your job application
  • to answer your queries relating to our products or company

Data are only processed within the Federal Republic of Germany.

Transfer of data to third parties

Apart from the following exceptions, we will neither transfer nor disclose your personal details to third parties.
We will only transfer your personal details to third parties under the following conditions:

  • if you have given your consent to the transfer,
  • if such transfer is necessary in order to provide the products or services you have requested,
  • if a subcontractor or vicarious agent used by ourselves in the course of providing the products or services requires these details (unless you are explicitly informed otherwise, these agents are only entitled to utilise the data to the extent needed to provide the product or service),
  • if an enforceable official or court order has been presented, or
  • to the extent necessary, and as far as legally permitted, to prevent the misuse of our products or services.

Apart from these aforementioned exceptions, your personal details will be neither transferred nor disclosed to third parties.

Cookies and web beacons

Cookies are files that we store on your hard drive, not on our server. These cookies contain information aimed at simplifying navigation and avoid you having to re-enter all of your registration data every time you use our site. Cookies can, moreover, be used to match – with your consent – our advertising content to your personal interests, to process orders, products and services, and to inform you – with your consent – about special offers or new products.
Internet pages can contain an electronic file, a so-called “web beacon”. Web beacons can count the number of visitors to these sites or can access certain cookies. Web beacons only collect anonymous but no personal information, together with the URL of the internet page on which the web beacon is installed.
You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive and/or render certain web beacons inactive by selecting “Don’t accept cookies” in your browser settings. Please consult the instructions of your browser provider for more detailed information. If you do not accept cookies, however, this may result in restrictions in respect of the functioning of our offers.
With your consent, we file the data recorded about you in cookies on your hard drive and call up this information again when you visit the web site at a later date. Our advertising partners are not entitled to access the information from cookies filed by ourselves. Our advertising partners may, however, file their own cookies on your hard drive. We are not legally liable for such cookies. Please consult the privacy policies of our advertising partners for details on their use of such cookies and the information they store on them; our privacy policy does not apply to such utilisation.

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 (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Processing or deleting data / Revocation of consent / Information

You are entitled to demand that the stored information and settings relating to your person be corrected, supplemented or deleted at any time.

Insofar as you consent to a specific utilisation of your personal details, you may revoke this consent at any time in the future.

Please notify us by mail or e-mail if you require your details to be corrected, supplemented or deleted, or if you wish to revoke your consent. We will then arrange for all further steps to be taken and will provide you with binding confirmation that your details have been amended or deleted or that your revocation of consent has been received.

Moreover, you are entitled to demand information about the content of the details captured in respect of your person at any time. We will process your request for information as quickly as possible.

Data security

We make every effort to protect your personal details against loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, amendment or destruction. When transmitting non-disclosable information over our web site, we use a 128-bit encryption system based on the well-known SSL protocol (SSL = secure socket layer) to ensure the safe transfer of your data over the internet. Please bear in mind, however, that any data you may transfer when responding to advertisements (e.g. pop-ups) may be unencrypted in parts. If you do not wish this to happen, please use the entry options on the web site.

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy in the future. In the event that we use your personal details for purposes other than those indicated in the privacy policy at the time of registration, we will make every effort to inform you accordingly by e-mail using the most recent information on our files. In the event that you have not consented to our contacting you, we will neither notify you, nor will we use utilise your personal information for any other purpose. A corresponding message will, in any event, be published by highlighted notification on our web site.


Should you have any queries, complaints, suggestions or doubts about this privacy policy, require information about the utilisation or disclosure of your personal details or the correction, amendment or deletion of your personal details, or if you wish to revoke your consent to the processing of your personal information, please inform us by e-mail to: datenschutz(at)