Imprint and Privacy Policy


Information in accordance with section 5 TMG (German Telemedia Act):

HCS Holding GmbH
Schlengendeich 17
D-21107 Hamburg

Represented by:
Executive Directors: Dr. Uwe Nickel, Henrik Krüpper and Peter Stubbe

Phone: +49 (0) 69 695 386 0
Fax: +49 (0) 69 695 386 267

Register entry:
Commercial register of the Local Court of Hamburg Register number: HRB 130942

Value Added Tax ID No:
Value Added Tax registration number in accordance with section 27a of the German VAT Act (Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE815656011

Responsible for the content pursuant to Section 55 (2) RStV (German Interstate Broadcasting Treaty):
Sandra Zirm, HCS Group, Edmund-Rumpler-Str. 3 D-60549 Frankfurt Germany



Liability for content
As a service provider, we are responsible in accordance with section 7 (1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) for the content on this site under general law. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 TMG we are not obligated as a service provider to monitor conveyed or stored third-party information or to research for circumstances that are indicative of unlawful activity.

Obligations to remove or bar the use of information in accordance with legal regulations remain unaffected thereof. Any liability in this respect is, however, only incurred from the moment that knowledge of the specific breach of law is obtained. Upon receiving notice of legal infringements, we will immediately remove the content concerned.

Liability for links
Our site contains links to third-party websites over whose content we have no influence. Therefore we do not take any responsibility for this external content. The content of such linked sites is always the responsibility of the respective providers/operators. The linked sites were checked for possible legal infringements when the links were published. Unlawful content was not apparent at the time of linking.

However, permanent checking of the linked sites in terms of content is not reasonable without specific evidence indicating a legal infringement. Upon receiving notice of legal infringements, we will immediately remove the content concerned.

The content and works provided on these web pages by the website operator are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Reproduction, processing, dissemination or any form of commercialisation of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law requires prior written consent from the respective author or creator. Copies and downloads are only permitted for private and non-commercial use.

Insofar as contents on this website were not created by the operator, all third-party copyrights are respected. Specifically, third-party content is identified as such. Should you discover a copyright infringement despite this, please notify us accordingly. Upon receiving notice of legal infringements, we will immediately remove the content concerned.



Data protection
The operators of these Web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy.

It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal information. The collection of personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) on our Web pages is, if possible, always voluntary. Your information will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.

We wish to point out that the transferring of data via the internet (for example when communicating via email) can pose security risks. It is not possible to fully protect the information against being accessed by third parties.

Privacy policy for using Google Analytics
This website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The 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 enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

More information about how Google Analytics handles user data is provided in Google’s privacy policy at:

Browser Plugin
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, we would point out that if you do so you may not be able to make full use of the functions provided by this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google logging and processing the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

Objection to the collection of data
You can prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents your data from being collected during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

IP anonymisation
We use the “Activation of IP anonymisation” function on this website. This means that your IP address will first be truncated by Google in member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how you use the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing further services related to website and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transferred from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not associated with other data by Google.

Information, deletion, blocking
You have the right to request information, free of charge, about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient as well as about the purpose of the data processing. You are also entitled to correct, block or delete this data. If you have any questions regarding these aspects or your personal data, feel free to contact us at any time at the address listed in the Imprint:

The Web pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies help to make our Web offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on the next visit.

You can set your browser to inform you about setting cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Deactivating cookies can limit, however, the functionality of this website.

Server log files
The provider of the Web pages automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This data comprises the:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the computer accessing the site
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be attributed to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to review this data at a later date if concrete indications of unlawful use become known to us.

Privacy policy for using LinkedIn
Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our sites containing LinkedIn functions, a connection is made to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s “Recommend” button and you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, this enables LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the Web pages we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

You can find further details on LinkedIn’s privacy policy at .

Privacy policy for using Facebook plugins (Like button)
Integrated in our Web pages are plugins from the Facebook social network provider, which are provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:

When you visit our Web pages, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will be informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our Web pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the Web pages we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find further details about this in Facebook’s privacy policy at

If you do not want Facebook to associate visits to our websites with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy policy for using XING
Our website uses functions from the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 2932, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our Web pages containing XING functions, a connection is made to XING servers. As far as we know, no personal data is stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and the usage behaviour is not evaluated.

For further details about data protection and XING’s “Share” button, see XING’ privacy policy at



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