Privacy Policy

Privacy policy – Information according to Article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)



In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data that can be personally identifiable to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

1. Name and contact details of the responsible person

Responsible in the sense of § 13 para. 1 a) DS-GMO:
Albert-Nestler-Straße 24
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 721 989639 0

2. Contact details for the Data Protection Officer

3. Processing of personal data and its legal basis


a. Contact by e-mail or contact form
When you contact us by e-mail or via the contact form, the data you provide (your name, company, function, e-mail address and, if applicable, your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context as soon as the enquiry has been answered or limit the processing if there are legal storage obligations. This represents the legal basis for the consent pursuant to Art. 6 I S. 1 a) EU-GDPR.

If you contact us on the basis of a job offer or on your own initiative, we will process your personal data for the duration of the application procedure. In the event of rejection, all applicants’ personal data will be completely deleted after two months following the receipt of the rejection, and paper applications will be destroyed, unless we need the documents to clarify enquiries or disputes.

b. Visit the website
When using the website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or other-wise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect data that is techni-cally necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and securi-ty. This represents the legal basis of the legitimate interest of the website operator pursuant to Art. 6 I S. 1 f) EU-GDPR.
In detail, this concerns the following personal data:
– IP address
– Date and time of the server request
– Host name of the accessing computer
– Referrer URL
– Operating system used
– Browser type and browser version

The aforementioned data will be deleted within 7 days. Furthermore, for security rea-sons, the firewall stores your IP address beyond this period. The IP address is kept by the firewall for 90 days for security purposes, after which it is deleted, unless there are legitimate interests against it.

4. Newsletter

When you register for our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes.
If you have not given us your written consent to subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the so-called double opt-in procedure, i.e. we will not send you a newsletter by e-mail until you have expressly confirmed to us beforehand that we should activate the newsletter dispatch. The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 I S. 1 a) EU-GDPR, if you have expressly registered for the newsletter. Your personal data will be deleted upon revocation of your consent.

Within the framework of legal requirements, it may also be possible that you receive our newsletter without our express consent or that we contact you by e-mail because you have ordered goods or services from us, we have received your e-mail address in this connection and you have not objected to receiving information by e-mail. In this case, our legitimate inter-est in transmitting direct mail pursuant to Art. 6 I S. 1 f) EU-GDPR is to be regarded as the legal basis.


5. Linking to social media platforms


Our website refers to various social media platforms. We hereby inform you that by clicking on these links you leave our website and the scope of the data protection declaration. On the social media platforms, only the respective data protection declarations and terms of use of the operator of the social media platform apply.


6. Web tracking

The provider of this website uses services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany for the analysis of usage data. Cookies are used which enable a statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of use-related content or advertising. Cook-ies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user’s device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that can be used to identify a user.
The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker exclusively in Germa-ny on behalf of the provider of this website and is thus subject to the strict German and Euro-pean data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently audited, certified and awarded the data protection seal:
Data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 6 I S. 1 lit f EU-GDPR (legitimate in-terest). Our legitimate interest consists in the optimization of our online offer and our web presence. Since the privacy of our visitors is particularly important to us, the IP address is anonymized at etracker as early as possible and login or device IDs are converted into a unique key that is not assigned to a person. etracker does not use it for any other purpose, combine it with other data, or pass it on to third parties.
You can object to the aforementioned data processing at any time, as far as it is personal. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.
Further information on data protection at etracker can be found at

7. List of used cookies on this website

The following cookies may but must not be set as part of the usage of our website.
Depending on your individual privacy settings, none, a few or some of them will be used.

Your consent ID:

Customize Cookie Settings

7.1. Cookie Categories and List of cookies

The cookies used on this website are split into the following categories:


Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the proper function of the website.


Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website.

Google Analytics

NameGoogle Analytics
ProviderGoogle LLC
PurposeCookie by Google used for website analytics. Generates statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Privacy Policy
Cookie Name_ga,_gat,_gid
Cookie Expiry2 Months


Provideretracker GmbH
PurposeStatistics Cookie Name: The current etracker cookies can be found here:
Privacy Policy
Cookie Nameet_oi_v2, et_allow_cookies, et_oip, cntcookie, et_scroll_depth, _et_coid, isSdEnabled, BT_ctst, BT_sdc, BT_pdc, BT_ecl, signalizeIsSubscriber, signalizeSubscriptionChecked

External Media

Content from video platforms and social media platforms is blocked by default. If External Media cookies are accepted, access to those contents no longer requires manual consent.

Google Maps

NameGoogle Maps
PurposeUsed to unblock Google Maps content.
Privacy Policy
Cookie NameNID
Cookie Expiry6 Month


PurposeUsed to unblock Vimeo content.
Privacy Policy
Cookie Namevuid
Cookie Expiry2 Years


PurposeUsed to unblock YouTube content.
Privacy Policy
Cookie NameNID
Cookie Expiry6 Month

8. Your rights

You have the following rights towards us with regard to personal data relating to you:
– Right to information,
– Right to correction or deletion,
– Right to limitation of processing,
– Right to object to the processing,
– Right to data transferability
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our pro-cessing of your personal data.
Further information is available here:

9. Storage time

We always delete or block your personal data if the purpose of storage ceases to apply. However, data may also be stored if this is provided for by legal requirements to which we are subject, for example with regard to statutory storage and documentation obligations. In such a case we delete or block your personal data after the end of the corresponding specifications.