Privacy Policy

Data Protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We keep your personal data confidential and handle it in accordance with data protection legislation as well as with our data privacy policy.

As a matter of principle, our website can be used without providing personal data. If and when personal data is collected on our pages (for example names, addresses, or email addresses), this is always done on a voluntary basis to the greatest extent possible. This information will never be transferred to third parties without your express consent.

Please be aware that the transmission of data over the Internet (for example, in the context of email communication) may be prone to security vulnerabilities; complete protection of data from unauthorised access by third parties is impossible.


Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer in any way, and they contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves for quicker access to sites that you frequent.

Most of the cookies we use are so called "session cookies"; these will be automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them (persistent cookies); these cookies enable us to recognise your browser on the next visit.

You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are created, to accept cookies in individual cases, to reject cookies either in specific cases or altogether, and to activate automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Please note that the functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are disabled.

Server Log Files

The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser will automatically transmit to us. This information includes:

  • browser type/browser version
  • operating system in use
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of server enquiry

This data cannot be associated with individual persons, and we will not merge this data with data from other sources. We reserve the right to review the data at a later point in time if there is concrete evidence of unlawful use.

Contact Form

If you send us an enquiry via our contact form, the data you enter into the contact form, including the contact information you provide, will be stored for the sole purpose of dealing with your enquiry and processing follow-up questions or queries, if applicable. This data will not be transferred to third parties without your consent.

Newsletter Data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require you to provide an email address as well as information enabling us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected. We will use this information for the sole purpose of sending you the requested information and will not forward it to third parties.

You are free to revoke your consent to the storage of your data and email address, as well as to their use for sending you the newsletter at any time, for example, by clicking the “unsubscribe” (“Austragen”) link in the newsletter.

Data Protection Policy for the Use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions offered by 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 saved on your computer and which enable your use of the website to be analysed. The website use information generated by the cookies will usually be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

If the IP anonymisation function is enabled on this website, Google will truncate (shorten) the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports about the website’s activities and to provide to the website operator further services in connection with website and Internet use. The IP address submitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other Google data.

You can prevent cookies from being saved to your device by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software. However, please be aware that if you do so, you will perhaps not be able to benefit from the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent transmission to Google of the data generated by cookies as well as of the data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google’s processing of the data by downloading and installing a browser plug-in which is available via the following link:

Data Privacy Policy for the Use of Google +1

Our pages use functions from Google +1. The provider is Google Inc.1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and transfer of information:
The Google +1 button enables you to share information publicly with the world. It also helps you and others receive personalised content from Google and our partners.The fact that you have clicked on the +1 button for a specific item of content will be recorded by Google, along with information about the page you were viewing when you clicked it. Your “+1” set may be displayed to others as an annotation with your profile name and photo in Google services (such as in search results or on your Google Profile) or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google will record information about your +1 activity in order to optimise Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need to have a public Google Profile visible to the world, which at a minimum includes the name you choose for the profile. That name will be used across all Google services, and in some cases it may replace another name you have used when sharing content under your Google Account. Your Google Profile identity may be displayed to users who know your email address or who have other identifying information about you.

Use of the collected information: In addition to the above-described types of use, Google will utilise the information you provide within the scope of the applicable Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish aggregate statistics relating to the users’ “+1” activity and may forward them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected websites.

Right to Information, Deletion/Erasure and Blocking

You have, at any time, not only the right to be informed about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, as well as about the purpose of data processing, but are also entitled to have the data corrected, blocked or deleted/erased free of charge. For further questions about these rights or for questions relating to the topic of personal data, please feel free to contact us at the address indicated in the Legal Notice section of this website.

Objection to Advertising Emails

We hereby object to any third-party use of contact information disclosed to comply with the obligation to provide a legal notice (“Impressumspflicht”) for the purpose of sending us unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of receipt of unsolicited advertising information, for instance, via spam emails.