Data Protection

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 and this data protection declaration.

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e. g. name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

Personal data

Personal data is information relating to your identity. This includes details such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. It is not necessary for you to disclose personal information to use our website. In certain cases however, we need your name and your address and other information in order that we can provide the required services. The same applies, for example, to the answering of individual questions. Where this is necessary, we shall advise you accordingly. In addition, we shall save and process only that data which you provide to us voluntarily and, if applicable, information that we automatically collect when you visit our websites. If you make use of our services, we shall usually only collect the data which is required in order to provide those services. If we ask you for further data, the provision of that information is voluntary. Processing of personal data is carried out solely for fulfilment of the requested service and to protect our own legitimate business interests.

Intended use of personal data

We usually use personal data that is provided by you to answer your queries, to process your orders or to provide you with access to specific information or offers. It may also be necessary for the maintenance of customer relations for us, or a service provider engaged by us, to use this personal data to inform you of product offers, or to carry out online surveys, in order that we can better deal with the requirements and demands of our customers. We shall of course respect your wishes should you not want to supply us with your personal data for the purposes of supporting our customer relationships (in particular for direct marketing or for market research purposes). We shall not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties.

Use for specific purposes

We shall collect, process and use personal data that has been provided by you online only for the purposes indicated. Your personal data shall not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. The collection of personal data and the transmission of such data to government institutions and authorities shall only be carried out within the scope of the relevant laws or if we are obliged to collect and transmit such data due to a judicial ruling. Our employees, as well as service providers engaged by us, are obliged by us to confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act.

Your consent

Before using the Reiss Motivation Profile® online tool on our website, you have the possibility to electronically give us your consent by means of a consent text.

Children and young people

Persons below the age of 18 should not transmit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and young people, nor do we collect such information or pass it on to third parties.


Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your mobile device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, you can exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and you can activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Privacy statement for the use of Google analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if you opt-in to the IP anonymization on this website, your Google IP address will be truncated from time to time by Member States of the European Union or other signatory states to the EEA Agreement. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened 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 the website operator with further services associated with website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

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. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Privacy statement for the use of Piwik

This website uses the open source web analysis service Piwik. Piwik uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is made anonymous before storage.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. 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.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser to prevent Piwik from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Piwik Opt-Out cookie will also be deleted. The Opt-Out has to be reactivated when our page is back online.


When using our web pages, information that your browser transmits to us is automatically collected and stored for organisational and technical reasons. This information is:
Browser type/browser version
Operating system used
Referrer URL
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
We evaluate these technical data anonymously and solely for statistical purposes, in order to be able to continually improve our online presence and to make our internet services even more attractive. These data shall be stored on secure systems separately from other personal information. No conclusions are drawn with regard to any individual person. We reserve the right to examine this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete evidence of illegal use.


We have taken technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal information against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees and all those who are involved with the processing of data are obliged to comply with the German Federal Data Protection Act and other relevant data protection laws and the confidential handling of personal data. When personal data are collected and processed, they are transferred in encrypted form in order to prevent misuse of data by third parties. Our security measures are continuously revised and improved in line with technical developments.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries by means of the contact form, your data from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be saved for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on these data without your consent.

Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive a newsletter offered on our websites, we require a valid email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No additional data shall be collected. We use this data solely to send the information requested and shall not pass it on to third parties. You may revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address at any time, as well as the use for sending the newsletter, for example using the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

Objection to promotional e-mails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of our duty to publish an imprint for the purpose of sending advertising and informational material that has not been expressly requested. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of any sending of unsolicited advertising material, for example through spam email.

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to be provided free of charge and at any time with information about your personal data stored, its origin and recipient, and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You may contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Changes to our data protection policy

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In these cases, we shall also amend our information on data protection accordingly. Please always take note of the most current version of our data protection statement.

Questions, suggestions, complaints

If you have any questions about our information on data protection or the processing of your personal data, you may contact our data protection officer directly. He is also your contact person in the case of requests for information, suggestions or complaints.

Data protection officer

Thomas Heimhalt (Externer Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Wilhelm-Kolb-Str. 1a
76187 Karlsruhe

Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins (the "Like" button)

Our website includes plugins for the Facebook social network, the provider of which is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can identify Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see: When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by means of the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our site, from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses this data. For more information, please see Facebook's data policy statement at If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Data protection statement for the use of Google +1

Our website use Google +1 functions. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and dissemination of information: the Google +1 button enables you to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button allows you and other users to obtain personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for +1 content and information about the page that you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be displayed as a reference together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or shown in other places on websites and advertisements on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that contains at least the name you have selected as your profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you have used to share content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to other users who know your email address or who have other identifying information about you. Use of data that is collected: in addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection policies. Google may publish aggregated statistics on the +1 activities of users and/or pass this information on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

Data protection statement for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are embedded in our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data will also be transferred to Twitter. As the operator of this website, we would like to point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For more information on Twitter's data privacy policy, please go to To modify your privacy preferences at Twitter go to your account settings at

Data protection statement for the use of XING

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored here. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behaviour evaluated. For more information about data protection and the XING share button, please see the XING privacy policy at

Data protection statement for the use of YouTube

Plugins from the YouTube site, operated by Google, are used on this website. The operator of the site is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages that is provided with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This plug-in then transmits information to the YouTube server regarding which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube, YouTube can associate this information with your respective personal user accounts on these platforms. When using these plugins, such as by the click/start buttons for a video or sending a comment, this information is associated with your YouTube user account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plugin. For information on the collection and use of data by the platform or plugins, refer to the privacy policies: or