Data Privacy Statement

Protection of privacy
The operators of these pages take your privacy very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance to current legislation in the field of personal data protection as well as in accordance to this privacy policy.

Use of this website is generally possible without specifying personal data. Insofar as personal data are collected on our site (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses), then this will be on a preferably voluntary basis. No personal data will be transferred to any third parties without your express consent.

We expressly declare that the data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data from interception by third parties is therefore not possible.

Data protection policy for the use of plug-in functions on Facebook (‘like’ button)
This website uses plug-ins from the social network Facebook, which are operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. These plug-ins are indicated by the Facebook logo or the ‘like’ button („I like“) on our pages. Here you will find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins:

When you visit our website, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result of the plug-in integration, Facebook receives notification that you have opened up the relevant page on our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook „like’ button when you are logged on to Facebook at the same time with your Facebook account, you can link the contents on our pages to your Facebook profile page. This enables Facebook to associate your visit on our pages with your Facebook account. As a provider of these pages, we wish expressly to point out that we do not get knowledge regarding the content of the transferred data or use of such data transmitted by Facebook. You can find further information on this in Facebook’s Privacy Policy at

If you do not wish your Facebook account to be identified by Facebook when visiting our pages, please log out of your Facebook account.

Data privacy declaration for the use of Google +1
Functions of the Google +1 service are integrated in our website. These functions are being offered by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and distribution of information: use the Google +1 button to publish information on a worldwide scale. The button ‘Google +1’ produces personalized contents for you and other users provided by Google and our partners. Google will store both information that you have given for a content +1, as well as information concerning the page you were visiting when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be shown as references together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and other users. To be able to use the Google +1 button, a globally visible, public Google profile, which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile, is required. This name is used across all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace a different name used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may appear to other users who know personal e-mail address or have access to other identifying information on your person.

Use of the collected information:
In addition to the above purposes of use, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the applicable Google Privacy Policy. Google may release aggregate statistics about the +1 activities of the users or pass this statistics on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.

Data privacy declaration for the use of Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated in our website. These functions are being offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The use of Twitter and the ‚Re-tweet’ feature links the pages you visit with your Twitter account and makes this information available to other users. Data is transferred to Twitter in this 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

Information, erasure or blocking
You are entitled to get, at any time and free of charge, information regarding your stored personal data and its origin, the recipients of such data as well as the purpose of the storage; furthermore, you have a right to the correction, blockage or deletion of such data. Please contact us at any time should you have further questions on the topic of personal data using the address given under the Legal Notices page of this web site.

Some of the pages on our website make use of so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are placed by your browser on your computer.

Most cookies we use are so-called ‚session cookies’ which are automatically deleted after your visit to our website. Other cookies remain stored on your computing device until you delete them from your computer. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser at your next visit.

You can configure your browser so as to be informed about the placement of cookies and to decide in each individual case whether to accept them or not, or to accept or reject cookies in general or in certain cases as well as to activate automatic deletion of cookies when you close down your web browser. However, the deactivation of cookies may restrict the functionality of our web offer.

Server Log Files
The provider assigned with the hosting of the site automatically collects and stores information in the server’s log files that your browser transmitted to us. These are:

  • browser type / browser version
  • utilised operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of accessing computer
  • time of server inquiry

For us, these data are not assignable to certain persons. A merge of these data with other data sources is not made. However, we reserve the right to check these data afterwards at any time if we become aware of specific indications that illegal usage may have taken place.

Contact form
If you send us a message by filling in the contact form, we must point out that we will store your data given on the inquiry form including the contact data you provided for the sole purpose of processing your inquiry as well as to handle any follow-up questions you may have. We do not transmit these data to third parties without your approval.

Cancel of consent, modifications, corrections and updates
User has the right to receive, upon request and free of charge, information about the stored personal data relating to him/her. Contact details are to be found in the ‚Legal Notice’ on this web site. Furthermore, users are entitled to the correction of incorrect data, revocation of a given consent, blocking or deletion of personal data, provided that no statutory period of retention contradicts this.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to amend this Data Privacy Statement accordingly in order to adapt it to the amended legal situation or in case of any changes to services and changes in the data processing. The user is therefore requested to inform himself/herself regularly about the respective content on this page.

Contradiction promotional emails
We hereby expressly object to the use by third parties of the contact data published within the framework of the statutory Legal Notice obligations (‚Impressumspflicht’) for the transmission of advertising and information material not explicitly requested. The operators of these web pages expressly reserve the right to undertake legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertisements, possibly via spam emails.