Data Protection

Data protection policy

As a rule the use of this site is possible without declaration of personal data. Insofar as personal data is collected on our site (e.g. name, address or email addresses) this will always be on a voluntary basis. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.

Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data via the internet (e.g. communication via emails) because it is impossible to safeguard completely against unauthorised access by third parties.


In some cases, the Internet sites use so-called Cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and more secure Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and that your browser stores.

Most of the Cookies we use are so-called “Session Cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other Cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These Cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You may also set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie so that you can accept cookies on an individual basis only, prevent cookies in specific cases or in general and activate automatic deletion of cookies when your browser is closed. Deactivating Cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Server-log files

The provider of the sites automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. This information is:

  • Browser type/ Browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with data from other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of concrete evidence of illegal use.

Data protection for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)

On our pages, plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins on the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:

When you visit our pages, the plug-in is used to establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This gives Facebook the information that you have visited our site 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. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook privacy policy at

If you do not want Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data Protection Policy for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated in our site. These functions are being offered by Twitter, Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). The use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function links the websites you visit with your Twitter account and makes this information available to other users. Data is transferred to Twitter in the process. We want to make you aware that we as a provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transferred data or of its use by Twitter. You can find more information about the data privacy declaration of Twitter at

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

Data protection for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our YouTube-enabled sites, you will be connected to YouTube’s servers. The Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to map your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information about how to deal with user data, see the YouTube Privacy Policy at

Right to access information, deletion and blocking

You have the right to access information, free of charge, regarding your personal data which is stored, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to amend, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice if you have any questions about this or any other topic relating to personal data.

Opting out of marketing e-mails

The use of contact data published within the framework of our legal notice obligation for the sending of promotional and information material that has not been explicitly requested is herewith explicitly prohibited. The operators of the sites explicitly reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of promotional material being sent unsolicited, e.g. in the form of spam mails.