Privacy Policy

We appreciate you visiting our thinkstep AG Website and your interest in our firm and products. We are committed to respecting your privacy. The following explains the information we collect and process during your visit and how we use it.

Information we collect

Generally, we do not collect any personally identifying information when you visit our Website. If your browser permits, we will normally collect and maintain the following information:

  • The name of your ISP
  • The type of browser you use
  • The Website from which you come to us
  • Our Website pages you visit
  • The date and duration of your visit.

We may statistically evaluate such information to improve our site and online services, but such information cannot be used to identify a visitor. We do not combine this information with data from other sources.

Collection and processing of personal information

We maintain your personal information only if you disclose it to us, for example, when you request information or file a complaint, e.g., via our contact form or sign-up for our resources. Personally identifying information is defined as that which can be used to determine your identity, which may include your:

  • Proper name
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number, etc.

We share your personal information with a third party only to the extent necessary to process your order or invoice, pursuant to §11 of BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act), or if we have your express consent. We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We disclose such information to state or federal authorities only if required by law or a court order.

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information, obtained via our contact form or when you sign-up for our

resources, only to provide the products or services you requested, or for other purposes for which you give us your consent, unless otherwise prohibited by law. We have instructed and bound our employees to keep your information confidential, pursuant to the privacy protection provisions under §5 of BDSG.

Information we maintain

At thinkstep AG, we maintain your personal information as long as it is necessary to provide you the requested service, or for as long as you have given your consent, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

The right to revoke your consent

You may revoke your consent to prospective use of your personal information, in part or in whole, at any time.


At thinkstep AG, we deploy technical and organizational means to protect your information against coincidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or unauthorized access. We update our security measures in line with technical advancements.


Personal information on children (persons under 18 years of age) may not be transmitted to our Website without parental consent. thinkstep AG recommends that all parents and guardians should instruct their children on responsible use of personal information when surfing the Internet. We will not knowingly collect, process, maintain, or use personal information on children.


Our Website uses cookies, which are small files sent by a Web server to your computer and often maintained on your hard drive. These are not programs that can damage your machine; they simply enable us to recognize your browser when you revisit our site. No personal information is stored in a cookie nor can such information be used to identify you. You may disable cookies in your browser; for more details please refer to the help function of your browser. However, please note that some of our Website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Google Analytics

Our Website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), which uses cookies that are small files maintained on your computer for analyzing your visit. The information collected by the cookie about your visit to this Website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and kept on a Google server located in the United States of America. This Website uses the “_anonymizeIp()” extension from Google to anonymize or use short form IP addresses of user’s within the European Member States or in other treaty countries within the European Economic Union. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to Google servers in the US and then shortened. Such a short form IP address precludes the possibility of identifying the person visiting the site. Google uses this information to analyze usage of the Website by you and generate reports of your Web activities under contract to the Website provider. These reports allow the provider to improve the quality of its online service and your experience. Google never correlates your IP address obtained via Google Analytics with other data obtained by Google.

You may reset your browser to refuse cookies. However, please note that some of our Website features or services may not function properly without cookies. Moreover, you may download and install the following plug-in through your browser to prevent collection of any information by a cookie, transmission of data on your usage of the Website (including your IP address) to Google, and any subsequent processing of such information by Google.

Click the following link to set up an opt-out cookie to deactivate Google Analytics and prevent it from collecting any information during future visits to this Website: Deactivate Google Analytics.  If you delete cookies after surfing the Internet, you must reset the opt-out cookie. Please visit to view Google’s general privacy policy and to see privacy information relating to Google Analytics.


We have installed plug-ins on our Website that are operated solely by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can easily recognize the Facebook logo ‘f’ or ‘Like’ on the button. If you click our Webpage with this logo, your browser will connect directly with the Facebook server, which uses the connection to transmit information on the content of the button to your browser and integrate it into the Website. Moreover, Facebook will be notified that you visited our site. During this visit, if you are logged-in to your personal Facebook account, Facebook can record your visit under your user account and note your interaction, such as the ‘likes’ or comments you make. All this information is transmitted directly to and saved by Facebook. If you do not wish to have such information transmitted, you must log out from your Facebook account before visiting our Website.

Please visit for more information on the purpose and scope of Facebook’s Data Use Policy and how Facebook uses and shares the information it receives.

Tweet button by Twitter

We have installed a ‘Tweet’ button on our Website that is operated by the social network Twitter Inc., 750 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). You can recognize the blue bird logo on the button. If you click our Webpage with this logo, your browser will connect directly with the Twitter server, and the content of the Tweet button will be transmitted directly to your browser and integrated into your Tweet. ec4u thus has no control over what information the Tweet button collects. We believe that your IP address will also be recorded. Please visit for more information on the purpose and scope of Twitter’s Privacy Policy, how Twitter collects and uses this information, your rights, and how you may protect your privacy by modifying the settings. If you are a registered user of Twitter services and do not wish to have such information transmitted, you must log out from your Twitter account before visiting our Website.

LinkedIn button

Our Website uses a button operated by the social network, LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. You can recognize the blue ‘in’ logo on the button. If you click this button on our Webpage, your browser will connect directly with the LinkedIn server, and the content of the plug-in will be transmitted back to your browser and integrated into the Website. Moreover, LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our Website. If you are logged into your personal LinkedIn account during your visit, LinkedIn can identify you as the person visiting our Website. If you do not wish to have such information transmitted to your LinkedIn account, you must log out from that account before visiting our Website.

Please visit for more information on LinkedIn’s privacy policy and user agreement ( and the scope of the information collected and processed by LinkedIn.


This site may contain links to other Websites not under our direction or control. We carefully checked the target sites of these links before setting them up, but the respective provider may have subsequently changed the content therein. This privacy statement applies only to our Website, and we are not responsible for the content of the linked sites or how these sites handle personal information. You should always review the privacy representations of other providers when you visit their Websites, and/or contact them for more information.

Freedom of information

For information or comments concerning how we use your personal information, please contact our privacy officer: datasecurity spamgeschützt @ spamgeschützt

Upon request and as prescribed by laws and regulations, we will inform you as soon as possible in writing as to what if any of your personal information we maintain. We will correct any data we maintain that are inaccurate or not current. Moreover, you have the right to have your personal information blocked or deleted in accordance with the law.

Responsible for the content of this website

thinkstep AG
Hauptstraße 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
Phone: +49 - 711 34 18 17-0
Fax: +49 - 711 34 18 17-25
info spamgeschützt @ spamgeschützt

Represented by the Management Board: Peter Rau

HRB 735525 VAT registration number: DE 164 716 839