We take the security of your personal data very seriously. We will therefore ensure that your personal data remains confidential in accordance with data-protection regulations and this privacy statement.
Using this website is usually possible without specifying personal information. Should personal information (like names, addresses or e-mail addresses) be collected this will always take place, if possible, on a voluntary basis. The information will not be handed to third parties without your explicit permission.
We point out that online data transfer (for example during email traffic) can show security leaks. A complete protection of data from third-party access is not possible.
To some extent, these internet pages make use of so-called cookies. Cookies will not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies allow us to make our services more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files, which are archived on your computer and saved in your browser.
The majority of the cookies we use are so called “session cookies,” which are deleted automatically after your visit ends. Other cookies stay saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you return.
You can set up your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies, i.e. to allow them on an individual basis, to allow them in certain cases, to prevent them in general, or to delete them each time you close your browser. When deactivating cookies, some features of the website may be limited or affected.
When you send us requests via our contact form, the information you have entered including the contact information you provided for the processing of your request and in case of follow-up questions will be saved with us. We will not share this information with any other parties without your consent.
If you want to receive the newsletter offered at the website, we will need your email address as well as information that will allow us to confirm that you are the rightful owner of this address and that you want to receive our newsletter. Additional data will not be collected. These data files will only be used for the express purpose of sending the requested information and will not be made available to third parties. You may rescind your permission to store your data, email address and their usage to send you the newsletter at any time, e.g., by clicking the ‘unsubscribe to newsletter’ link.
This website uses functions of the suite of services available from Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ which are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie in relation to your use of this website will normally be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
More information regarding the use of user data at Google Analytics is available from Google’s data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; we must point out, however, that this will mean you are unable to make full use of all functions on this website. Additionally you have the possibility to prevent the Google from collecting and distributing data about your use of this website (including your IP address). To do so, use the following link to download and install a browser plug-in for this purpose: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Objecting to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie, which will prevent your data from being collected the next time you visit this website as well: deactivate Google Analytics
Our website uses etracker, a web analysis service. The provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. This service allows us to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files, which can be saved locally in the temporary storage of your internet browser. The cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit. The data collected by etracker are not used without the express permission of the persons in question, visitors to our website cannot be personally identified. Moreover, personal data will not be combined with data about the user of the pseudonym.
At any time, you have the opportunity to object to the collection and storage of your data effective in the future. In order to object to the collection and storage of your data effective in the future, you can use the following link to an opt-out-cookie from etracker, which ensures that the visitor data of your browser will not be collected and stored by etracker: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?sid=2092511bb60ac80f02b157dcd1760d5d&id=privacy&et=V23Jbb&languageId=2
By doing so, an opt-out cookie called “cntcookie” will be set by etracker. Please don’t delete this cookie if you wish to continue to opt out. More information is available from the data-protection policy of etracker: https://www.etracker.com/en/data-privacy/
Our website makes use of plug-ins from Facebook, provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plug-ins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the “like button” at our site. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins please visit: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_EN.
When you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and Facebook servers is created. Facebook will therefore receive information that you have visited this page at our site with your IP address. If you click on the “like button” when logged-in to your Facebook account, you’re able to link content at our site with your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to attribute your visit to our site with your user account. Please be aware that as the provider of this website, we will not receive any information about the content of the data sent nor their use by Facebook. More information is available from Facebook’s privacy statement at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to receive information about your visit, which can be linked with your Facebook user profile, please log out of Facebook before visiting our webpages.
Our website uses functions of Google+. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and dissemination of information: With the aid of Google+ button, you can publish information worldwide. Using the Google+ button you and other users will receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves the information about the content that you have given a +1 rating, as well as information about the page that you have visited by giving a +1. Your +1 can act as a indication of your browsing habits in combination with your profile name and your photo in Google services, i.e. in search results or in your Google+ profile, or be inserted at other places at websites and advertisements online.
Google keeps track of information that you have rated +1 in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a profile (visible publicly worldwide), which includes at a minimum the name used in conjunction with the profile. This name is used for all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace the name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who have your email address or other identifiable information.
At our website, we make use of the services and functions of Instagram. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged-in to your Instagram account, you can link the content of our site with your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This will allow Instagram to attribute your visit to our site with your user account. Please be aware that as the provider of this website, we will not receive any information about the content of the data sent nor their use by Instagram.
More information is available by reading Instagram’s privacy statement at
Our website uses Plugins from YouTube, a service operated by Google. The provider of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you want to visit one of our pages that take advantage of a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers will be created. As part of this process, YouTube servers will be made aware of which pages you have visited.
When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to discover information about your surfing habits in connection with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Our website uses the “Share Link” button of Twitter, a social network operated by Twitter International Company, The Academy, 42 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Twitter”). By clicking on the “Share Link” button, you can share content from our website with your followers on Twitter.
When you visit a web page on our site that contains such a button, your browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter’s servers, providing Twitter with log information that includes the web page you have visited and a cookie that identifies your browser. If you click the “Share Link” button while logged into your Twitter account, you can share the content of our web page on your Twitter profile, which allows Twitter to associate your visit to our site with your user account. We have no control over the amount of information that Twitter collects from you when you visit our site.
The provider of these webpages automatically collects and saves information in so-called server-log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. This includes:
– Browser type and browser versions
– Operating system being used
– URL of referring website
– Host name and accessing computer
– Time of server request
These data cannot be traced back to particular people nor will these data be combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to examine the data after the fact, if we become aware of concrete evidence of illegal use.