The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations (Federal Data Protection Act, Basic Data Protection Ordinance) and this data protection declaration.
As a rule, our website can be used without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
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Data Protection Officer
The data protection officer is Mr. Martin Niederheide. Please use Martin.Niederheide@tqg.de to contact him.
Data processing on this website
We automatically collect and store in our server log files information which has been transferred to us by your browser. This covers:
- the type and version of your browser
- the operating system you use
- the referrer URL (i.e. the page you visited before)
- the host name of the computer accessing our site (i.e. IP address)
- the time of the server enquiry
We are unable to identify specific individuals using this information. We do not consolidate this data with any other sources of data and the data is deleted after we have performed a statistical analysis.
This website uses information collected by “piwik”, an open-source tool that allows us to collect and store data for marketing and optimization purposes (please visit www.piwik.org for details).
Piwik uses “cookies”, these are text files that are stored on your computer in order to help us analyze the usage of our homepage. The information cookies generate, including your IP-address, will remain on our own servers and will not be given to any third parties, unless we are legally obliged to do so. All information is collected anonymously and there will be no matching or adding of data on top of your IP-address.
Please be advised that, whenever you address specific sites and services that require entry of data, we do not use encryption software, meaning that your entries might be read or falsified by others.
This website uses “cookies” at several points. These serve to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved on your browser. Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not damage your computer nor do they contain viruses.
In order to design our website as required, we create pseudonymous user profiles using Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, ie text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.However, as we have activated IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within 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 sent to a Google server in the US and only then shortened. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website for us, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage.
You can contradict the creation of the pseudonymous user profiles at any time. There are several ways to do this:
1.) One way to object to web analytics through Google Analytics is to set an opt-out cookie that instructs Google not to store or use your information for web analytics purposes. Please note that with this solution, the web analysis will only be made as long as the opt-out cookie is saved by the browser. If you want to set the opt-out cookie now, please click here.
2.) You can prevent the storage of the cookies used for the profile formation by a corresponding setting of your browser software.
3.) Depending on the browser you are using, you have the option of installing a browser plug-in that prevents tracking. To do this, please click here and install the browser plug-in available there.
Online job applications / publication of job advertisements
We offer you the opportunity to apply for jobs with our company via our website. In the case of these digital applications, we collect your application data electronically in order to process your application.
If you are hired as a result of the application process, we will store the data you provide during the application process in your personnel file for the purpose of the usual organizational and administrative process, naturally in compliance with further legal obligations.
If we do not hire you, we will automatically delete the data submitted to us two months after the final decision is made. We will not delete the data, however, if we must store the data for legal reasons such as evidence of equal treatment of applicants, until any legal action is concluded, or four months.
Google-Maps und Google-Fonts
Our website uses Google Maps to display our location and to provide directions.
Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts.
We use this service to optimize the functionality of our website.
This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.
To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed.
If you access the Google Maps components integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your browser. Your user settings and data are processed to display our location and create a route description. We cannot prevent Google from using servers in the USA.
By connecting to Google in this way, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions are transmitted.
If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.
Google also offers further information at