Company details

dotCQ Software Development Ltd. & Co. KG

Vorholzstr. 32
76137 Karlsruhe

Registration Court: Mannheim HRA 704886
VAT Id: DE289477133
Tax Id: 35039/11700

Personally Liable Shareholder:
dotCQ Software Development Ltd.
69 Great Hampton Street
B18 6EW Birmingham
Great Britain
Director: Thomas Weller
Co. Number: 8339380

Mail: info [at] dotcq [dot] com
Web: www.dotcq.com


Liability for Content

Every effort is made to keep the information on this Web site current, but no liability whatsoever will be accepted for the content provided. Pursuant to §7 par. 1 of TMG (German Tele-Media Act), the law limits our responsibility as a service provider to our own content on these Web pages.

According to §§8 to 10 of TMG, we are not obligated to monitor third party information provided or stored on our Web site. However, we shall promptly remove any content upon becoming aware that it violates the law. Our liability in such an instance shall commence at the time we become aware of the respective violation.

Liability for Links

This site contains links to third-party Web sites. We have no influence whatsoever on the information on these Web sites and accept no guaranty for its correctness. The content of such third-party sites is the responsibility of the respective owners/providers.

At the time third-party Web sites were linked to ours, we found NO GROUNDS WHATSOEVER of any likely contravention of the law. We shall promptly delete a link upon becoming aware that it violates the law.

Liability for Figures, Calculations, and Estimates

While the figures and calculations on this site are, to the best of our knowledge, as accurate as possible, we will not accept any liability whatsoever for the provided figures or any conclusions that you may draw from them.


The content and works provided on these Web pages are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator.

Data Protection

Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data, such as e-mails, via the Internet, because it is impossible to safeguard completely against unauthorized access by third parties. Nevertheless, we shall safeguard your data, subject to this limitation. In particular, personal information will be transmitted via the Internet only if it does not infringe upon third-party rights, unless the respective party has given its prior consent in view of such security risks. Accordingly, as the Web site provider, we shall not be held liable for any damages incurred as a consequence of such security risks or for any related acts of omission on our part.

We oppose the use of any available contact information by a third party for sending unsolicited advertisements. As the Web site provider, we reserve the express right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

(Sources: Rechtsanwälte Streifler & Kollegen, twiggs translations Übersetzungsbüro)



The general purpose of this site is to collect data that serves as a guidance in the further development of the .CQ service, and to align this development with real-world demands as close as possible. Whereas this site collects very few data by itself, it uses a number of 3rd party plugins and services that do so. These data then are sampled and evaluated in various ways, with the exclusive aim of drawing an overall picture that is as meaningful and significant as possible in the given context.

Data that we collect

Currently, the only data that are collected directly by this site, are:

3rd party services and plugins

As mentioned, this website is using a number of services and plugins from other companies. Each of these services collect data own their own behalf, using various technologies (e.g. Cookies). These services, their specific purpose in the context of this site, and their privacy statements are listed below:

3rd Party Credits, Licenses, and Acknowledgements

The making of this website involved the usage of a number of third party open source components. They are listed below. Besides these 'big' components, there were miriads of articles, blogs, stackoverflow answers and the like that helped in developing this site. Thanks to all!


This website uses Amazon's AWS SDK for .NET, which provides .NET APIs for many AWS services. It is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.


This website uses Bootstrap.MVC, a software package that adds Bootstrap support to ASP.NET MVC web applications. Bootstrap.MVC is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Disqus Helper

This website uses Disqus Helper for ASP.NET Web Pages to integrate Disqus threads. Disqus Helper is licensed under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).

Fluent NHibernate

Parts of the sample use analysis result from the source code of the Fluent NHibernate opensource project. It is licensed under the BSD 3-clause license.

JavaScript Number Formatter

This website uses the javascript-number-formatter JavaScrpt library, which is licensed under the MIT License.


This website uses jQuery, the popular JavaScript library, together with various plugins. jQuery is licensed under the MIT License.

jQuery UI

This website uses jQuery UI, a set of user interface widgets built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library. jQuery UI is licensed under the MIT License.

jQuery throttle / debounce

This website uses the jQuery throttle / debounce jQuery plugin. It is dual licensed under the MIT and GPL License.


This website uses Json.NET, a JSON framework for .NET, to perform various JSON-related tasks. It was written by James Newton-King and is licensed under the MIT License.


This website uses MCAPI.NET, a .NET wrapper for the MailChimp and Mandrill APIs, written by DK. MCAPI.NET is licensed under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).


For the making of the sample report, the Meta.Numerics math and statistics library was used. Meta.Numerics is licensed under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).


NUnit, the popular unit-testing framework for .NET, played an important role in the development process of this site. It is licensed under the NUnit License.


This website uses RestSharp, a simple and easy-to-use REST and HTTP API Client for .NET. RestSharp is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.


For the making of the sample report, the open source software quality management tool Sonar was used. Sonar is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0.

Sonar C# Ecosystem

The Sonar tool was enhanced with the C# Ecosystem, a set of Sonar plugins used to monitor .NET source code. The C# Ecosystem is also licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0.


For the making of the sample report, the StyleCop open source analysis tool was used. StyleCop is licensed under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).

Twitter Bootstrap

This website uses Bootstrap, a css front-end framework. It is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Documentation and contained Glyphicons Free are licensed under CC BY 3.0.


The blog of this website uses the WordPress open source platform. WordPress is licensed under GNU General Public License v2 (GPLv2).


This website uses ZendeskApi_v2, a C# wrapper for Zendesk's api v2. There is no explicit license attached.