Data privacy

The operators of these pages take protecting your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data in confidence and in line with the statutory data privacy regulations, as well as this data privacy statement.

It is generally possible to use our website without giving personal data. Should any personal data be gathered on our pages (for example, name, address or e-mail addresses), this is, if possible, always done on a voluntary basis. Such data is not passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may suffer from security gaps. It is not possible to protect data from access by third parties in an entirely secure manner.



Web pages mostly make use of cookies. Cookies do not do any harm to your PC, and do not contain any viruses. They serve the purpose of making our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and by your browser.

Most of the cookies used by us are session cookies. They will be automatically deleted once your visit has ended. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. Such cookies enable us to recognise your browser again at your next visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed on cookies being placed and can take an individual decision on whether to accept or decline each one or whether to exclude acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, as well as enable automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.


Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically gathers and stores information in server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type/browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • The host name of the computer accessing our site
  • Time of the server query

Such data cannot be attributed to particular individuals. It is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine it retrospectively if we become aware of any specific evidence of illegitimate use.


Contact form

If you place enquiries with us using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details given by you there, will be saved for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case there are any follow-up questions. We will not pass this data on without your consent.


Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you, as well as information allowing us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address specified and agree to receiving the newsletter. No further data is gathered. We use this data exclusively in order to despatch the information requested, and do not pass it on to any third parties.

You may revoke the consent granted to the data being stored, the e-mail address and the use of it to despatch the newsletter at any time, for example using the “Unsubscribe” link found in the newsletter.



Data privacy statement for the use of Piwik

This website uses the open source web analysis service Piwik. Piwik makes use of cookies. These are text files stored on your computer, allowing for an analysis of the way you use the site. For that purpose, the information on the use of this website generated by the cookie will be stored on our server. Your IP address is anonymised prior to being stored.

The information on the use of this website generated by the cookie will not be passed on to third parties. You may prevent cookies being stored by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out to you that, in this case, you may not necessarily be able to use all functions of this web site in their entirety.

If you are not in agreement with your data being stored and used, you can disable the storage and use here. In such a case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which prevents Piwik from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the consequence will be that the Piwik opt-out cookie will be deleted, as well. The opt-out needs to be re-activated when visiting our site again.

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Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plug-ins (“Like” button)

Plug-ins of the social network Facebook of Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our web pages. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the „Like“ button on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here:

When visiting our web pages via the plug-in a direct connection is produced between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thus receives the information 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 pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can allocate the visit to our pages to your user account. We are pointing out that we, as the provider of the pages, are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. You can obtain further information on the latter in Facebook’s data privacy statement at

If you do not wish Facebook to be able to allocate your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.


Data privacy statement for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the web pages visited by you will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data will also be transmitted to Twitter in the process. We are pointing out that we, as the provider of the pages, are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Twitter. You can obtain further information on the latter in Twitter’s data privacy statement at

You can change your data privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at


Data privacy statement for the use of Google+

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

The gathering and passing on of information: With the aid of the Google+ button, you can publish information worldwide. You and other users will receive personalised content of Google and our partners via the Google+ button. Google saves both the information that you have given a +1 recommendation, in regard to content, and information on the page that you viewed when clicking on +1. Your +1 recommendations can be shown as notes, together with your profile name and your photo, in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information on your +1 activities, in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google+ button, you require a public Google profile, visible worldwide, that needs to contain at least the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or are in possession of other identifying information about you.

Use of the information gathered: Besides for the purposes explained above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy provisions. Google may publish summary statistics about the user’s +1 activities, or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.


Data privacy statement for the use of Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated into our pages. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can, by clicking on the Instagram button, link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile. As a result, Instagram can allocate the visit to our pages to your user account. We are pointing out that we, as the provider of the pages, are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Instagram.

You can obtain further information on the latter in Instagram’s data privacy statement at:


Data privacy statement for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages that is equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a link to YouTube’s servers will be established. The YouTube server is, in the process, informed which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly attribute your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You can obtain further information on how user data is handled in YouTube’s data privacy statement at


Information, deletion, blocking

You are entitled, at any time, to be given information about your personal data stored, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, free of charge, as well as a right to have such data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us for this purpose, as well as if you have any other questions on the topic of personal data, at the address given in the legal notice at any time.


Opposing advertising e-mails

The use of contact details published within the scope of the obligation to provide a legal notice to forward advertising and informative literature not explicitly requested is hereby opposed. The operators of the pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of advertising information being sent without being requested, such as via spam e-mails.