Data Privacy Policy

The entity controlling data in the definition of the data protection laws is:
Managing Director Sabine Panhorst
Waldstraße 11
33813 Oerlinghausen
Telefon: +49 5202 884603

Gathering of general information

When you access our website, information of a general nature is gathered automatically. This data (server logfiles) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar. This is exclusively data that does not permit any conclusion as to your identity. This data is required for technical reasons in order to deliver the requested contents of websites correctly and is always generated whenever the internet is used. Anonymous data of this kind is analysed statistically by us to optimise our internet appearance and the technology behind it.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small files that are transmitted from a website server to your hard drive. We receive certain data, e.g. IP address, browser used, operating system, from them automatically from your computer and your internet connection.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transmit viruses to a computer. By means of the information contained in the cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable the correct display of our websites.

The data gathered by us is never disseminated to third parties nor is it linked to your personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can generally also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are normally configured to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help feature of your web browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please notice that individual features of our website might not function when you have deactivated the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data in the transmission, we use an encryption protocol according to the current state of technology (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Contact form

If you contact us by email or by means of the contact form, the information provided by you will be stored for the purposes of processing your enquiry and for potential follow-up questions.

Deletion or blocking data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore store your personal data only for as long, as this is required to reach the purposes specified herein or as prescribed according to the various storage periods that are mandated by law. When the respective purpose no longer applies or these periods have lapsed, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal regulations.

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. In the use of Google Maps, Google also gathers, processes and uses data about the use of the map features by visitors. You can find more information on the use of data by Google in the Google Data Privacy Statement. In the data privacy centre there, you can also modify your personal data privacy settings.

Detailed instructions on the management of your own data in connection with Google products can be found there.

Embedded YouTube videos

On some of our websites, we embed YouTube videos. Operator of the corresponding plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, a connection to servers of YouTube will be established. In the process, YouTube will be told which pages you are visiting. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can attribute your browsing pattern to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that gather information on the user behaviour.

Anyone who has deactivated the storing of cookies for the Google Ad program does not have to expect such cookies when viewing YouTube videos. YouTube, however, also stores impersonal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you have to block the storing of cookies in your browser.

You can find more information about data privacy at “YouTube” in the provider’s data privacy policy at:

Social plug-ins

Our websites use social plug-ins of the providers listed below. You can recognise the plug-ins by the relevant logo that designates them.

Through these plug-ins, information, which can also include personal data, is sent to the service provider under certain circumstances, who can use it if applicable. We prevent the unknown and unintentional gathering and transmission of data to the service provider by means of a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plug-in, it must first be activated by a click on the relevant button. The gathering of information and its transmission to the service provider is triggered only by activation of the plug-in. We ourselves do not gather any personal data by means of the social plug-ins or through its use.

We have no influence over which data is gathered by an activated plug-in and how it is used by the provider. It must be assumed at this time that a direct connection to the services of the provider will be established and that at least the IP address and device-specific information is gathered and used. Likewise, there is the possibility that the service providers attempt to store cookies on the computer that is being used. Please find out from the data privacy policies of the respective service provider which data specifically is gathered in the process and how it is used. Note: If you are simultaneously signed in to Facebook, Facebook can identify you as a visitor of a certain website.

We have integrated social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 – 20354 Hamburg – Germany), Privacy Policy XING

Flickr, a service of Yahoo! Inc. (701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA), Privacy Policy Flickr

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to receive information about your personal data that is stored with us. You also have the right to correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data, unless it is such data that must be stored mandatorily for the processing of business. To do so, please contact our Data Protection Officer. You can find the contact details at the very bottom.

So that a blocking of data can be considered at all times, the data must be kept in a blocking file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data if no a statutory obligation for archiving applies. If there is such an obligation, we will block your data on request.

You can make changes or revoke a consent with effect for the future by sending a corresponding message to us.

Changes in our Data Privacy Policies

We reserve adjusting this Data Privacy Policy from time to time, so that it is always consistent with the current legal requirements or to integrate changes in our services in the Data Privacy Policy, e.g. if new services are introduced. The new Data Privacy Policy will then apply for your returning visit.

Questions about data privacy

If you have questions about data privacy, please write us an email to

The Data Privacy Policy was generated using the Data Privacy Policy Generator of activeMind AG and we have made additions to it and customised it.