On the basis of the decision of the European Court of Justice of 16 July 2020, we hereby inform our customers, business partners, employees, website visitors and other communication partners that it may not be possible to maintain an adequate level of data protection comparable to that required by EU regulations when using US service providers such as Amazon, Asana, Facebook, Google, MailChimp, Twitter, TeamViewer, YouTube, etc. and their respective European subsidiaries within the scope of communication. Due to national laws, a non-European provider may be forced by national law to surrender communication data to national security authorities without the possibility of such surrender being reviewed for its legality in an independent judicial procedure at the request of the data subject. Since this finding of the court also applies to companies based and processing data in Europe under the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield, as well as the standard contractual clauses and the Binding Corporate Rules, we must now examine all data transfers to third-party providers on a case-by-case basis and, if necessary, discontinue them or replace them with EU-based providers. We are currently in discussions with our service providers and the supervisory authorities to this end.