Legal and data protection

  1. Content of the online offer

    The author assumes no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author, which refer to damage of a material or immaterial nature, which were caused by the use or non-use of the presented information or by the use of incorrect and incomplete information, are fundamentally excluded, unless the author proves intentional or grossly negligent fault is present. All offers are subject to alteration and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without special notice or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.

  2. References and links

    For direct or indirect references to external websites ("hyperlinks"), which lie outside the author's area of responsibility, a liability obligation would come into force only in the case in which the author has knowledge of the content and it is technically possible for him and would be reasonable to prevent the use of illegal content. The author hereby expressly declares that at the time of linking, no illegal content was recognizable on the pages to be linked. The author has no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, he hereby expressly dissociates himself from all contents of all linked pages, which were changed after linking. This statement applies to all links and references within the own Internet offer as well as to foreign entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and in particular for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information, the provider of the page to which reference was made, not the one who only links to the respective publication.

  3. Copyright and trademark law

    The author endeavors to observe the copyrights of the graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by himself or to resort to license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts. All brand names and trademarks mentioned within the Internet offer and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. On the basis of the mere mention alone the conclusion should not be drawn that trademarks are not protected by rights of third parties! The copyright for published objects created by the author remains solely with the author of the pages. Reproduction or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express consent of the author.

  4. Data protection

  5. If within the Internet offer the possibility for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses) exists, the disclosure of this data is carried out on the part of the user on an expressly voluntary basis. The use and payment of all offered services is - as far as technically possible and reasonable - allowed also without specification of such data or under specification of anonymized data or a pseudonym. The use of the contact data published in the imprint or comparable information such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers as well as email addresses by third parties for the transmission of not expressly requested information is not permitted. Legal action against the senders of spam emails in case of violations of this prohibition are expressly reserved.

  6. Privacy policy on personal data

    We value your privacy. Therefore, we process the personal data transmitted to us via our webpage or voluntarily only in accordance with the applicable data protection law (BDSG) and the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) which became effective on 25 May 2018. Therefore, we would like to inform you about the data processing that we carry out in our relationship with you.

    Types of data processed by us
    Personal data is data that can be used to identify you or relate to you. We process certain personal data that you provide us voluntarily, e.g. if you communicate with us via email, web forms or other channels, when you sign up for newsletters or other materials or ask us to send them to you or when you sign up for an event or provide us with your application documents. In some cases, personal data is supplemented by information from publicly available sources, e.g. online media or corporate websites.

    How we use your data
    We use personal data in the management of our relationship with you, as well as for communication purposes, inter alia, for sending newsletters, invitations to events, training programs, to process your application and to maintain our contact list.
    We do not sell your personal data and do not share it with third parties. However, certain service providers of ours may have access to certain personal data, especially for the maintenance of our IT systems.

    Basis for the processing of your data
    When processing personal information for the purposes described herein, we rely, among other things, on our legitimate interest in managing the
    business relationship as a business contact or applicant, as well as communicating with you about our operations and activities.

    Measures to protect your data
    We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data from loss and unauthorized access. We regularly review our security policies and procedures to ensure that our systems are secure.

    Your rights
    You have the following rights with respect to the personal data relating to you, provided there are no legal provisions against it:
    • Right of information,
    • Right to rectification or erasure,
    • Right to restriction of processing,
    • Right to object to the processing,
    • Right to data portability.

    How to contact us
    If you have any questions regarding the storage and processing of your personal data, you are welcome to contact us on +49 2261 9870 or dsb(at)

  7. Privacy Policy for using Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be previously abridged by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

    Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage concerning the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

    You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

  8. Privacy Policy for using Leadinfo

    We use the lead generation service provided by Leadinfo B.V., Rotterdam, The Netherlands, which recognizes visits of companies to our website based on IP-addresses and shows us related publicly available information, such as company names or addresses. In addition, Leadinfo places two first-party cookies for providing transparency on how our visitors use our website and the tool processes domains from provided form inputs (e.g. “”) to correlate IP addresses with companies and to enhance its services. For additional information, please visit On this page: you have an opt-out option. In the event of an opt-out, your data will no longer be used by Leadinfo.

  9. Legal validity of this disclaimer

    This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the Internet offer from which reference was made to this page. If parts or individual wordings of this text do not, no longer or do not fully comply with the current legal situation, the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected by this.