Data privacy declaration
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data privacy regulations as well as this data privacy declaration.
In general, this website can be used without providing personal information. If personal information (such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this always takes place on a voluntary basis. This information is not passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We advise that data transmission on the internet (e.g. in communication via e-mail) can present security gaps. It is not possible to provide seamless protection of data from access by third parties.
Some of the web pages use “cookies”. Cookies cause no damage on your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help to make our web presence more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and that your browser saves.
Most of the cookies used by us are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit has ended. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, rule out the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website can be limited.
Server log files
The provider of the web pages collects and automatically stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of the server request
This data is not assignable to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subject this data to subsequent review if we become aware of concrete evidence of illegal use.
If you send us enquiries via contact form, we save your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details provided by you there, for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for the event of subsequent questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require from you an e-mail address as well as information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the stated e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data is collected. We use this data exclusively for the purposes of sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You can revoke the issued consent to the saving of data and the e-mail address as well as their use for the purposes of sending the newsletter at any time, for instance via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analysed. In general, the information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. Thus, your IP address is abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Treaty on the European Economic Area prior to being transferred to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to assess your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to perform other services connected to the use of the website and of the internet for the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by means of a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we advise you that, in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. Additionally, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is stored that prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
You can find more information on how user data is handled in Google Analytics in Google’s data privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
Demographic features in Google Analytics
This website uses the Google Analytics function “demographics”. This function allows reports to be created containing information about the age, gender and interests of the visitors to the website. This data comes from interest-based Google advertising as well as from visitor data held by third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to any specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the advertisement settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the point “Objection to data collection”.
Facebook plug-ins (Like button)
Plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our web pages. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our web pages, a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server is created via the plug-in. Facebook thus receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can set links to the contents of our web pages on your Facebook profile. Facebook can thus assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We advise that as providers of the web pages we do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in Facebook’s data privacy statement at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign the visit to our web pages to your Facebook user account, please lot out of your Facebook user account.
Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our web 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 websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data is also transmitted to Twitter. We advise that as providers of the web pages we do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. You can find more information on this in Twitter’s data privacy statement at https://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your data privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our web pages use functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and disclosure of information: Using the Google+ button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google+ button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you gave +1 for content and information about the site you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be shown as notices along 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 in advertisements on the internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google+ button, you require a globally visible, public Google profile, which must include at least the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you used when you shared content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or who possess other identifying information about you.
Use of the information collected: In addition to the use purposes explained above, the information provided by you is used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy provisions. Google possibly publishes summarised statistics about the +1 activities of the users and/or discloses these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
Functions of the service Instagram are integrated on our web 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 link the contents of our web pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. Instagram can thus assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We advise that as providers of the web pages we do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.
You can find more information on this in Instagram’s data privacy statement: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
On our site, we use social plug-ins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”). If you access a web page that contains such a plug-in, your browser creates a direct link to the Pinterest servers. In the process, the plug-in transmits protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This protocol data may contain your IP address, the address of the visited websites that also contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your manner of using Pinterest, as well as cookies.
You can find more information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights and options in this regard for protecting your privacy in the Pinterest data privacy information: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
Our website uses plug-ins of the website YouTube, which is operated by Google. The web pages are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our web pages that are equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a link is created to the YouTube servers. In the process, the YouTube server is informed which of our web pages you visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
You can find more information on the handling of user data in YouTube’s data privacy statement at: https://www.google.de/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/
Google web fonts
For the uniform presentation of fonts, this website uses web fonts provided by Google. When you access a page, your browser loads the necessary web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a standard font.
You can find more information about Google web fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data privacy statement: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
This website uses the map service Google Maps by means of an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. In general, this information is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transfer.
You can find more information on how user data is handled in Google’s data privacy statement:
This website uses SSL encryption for reasons of security and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries you send to us as the operators of the site. You can recognise an encrypted link by the change of the browser address line from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your address bar.
When the SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Right to information, deletion, blockage
At all times, you have the right to information without charge about your stored personal data, its origin and its recipients and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to the correction, blockage or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time regarding this as well as other matters related to the topic of personal data at the address indicated in the legal notice.
Objection to advertising e-mails
The use of contact details published as part of the duty to provide legal information to send advertisements and information materials that have not been expressly requested is hereby objected to. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unrequested sending of advertising information, for instance by means of spam e-mails.