Data Protection

Data protection

Use of our website is generally possible without the provision of personal data. Where personal data is collected on our site (for example name, address, or e-mail address) it will be carried out on a voluntary basis where possible. This data will not be transferred to third parties without your express permission.

Please be advised that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. during communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. It is not possible to safeguard data completely from access by third parties.

The use of contact data that is published in connection with the site notice obligation by third parties to send unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby expressly excluded. The site operators reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited promotional information such as spam e-mails.


Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook-plug-ins (Like-button)

Our sites include plug-ins to the social network Facebook, (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). The Facebook plug-ins are recognizable by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our site. A summary of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here:

If you visit our pages, the plug-in will create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will then receive the information that you have visited our site via your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like button” when you are logged on to your Facebook account, you may link the contents of our sites on your Facebook profile. Facebook can then attribute your visit to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the sites we receive no knowledge of the content of the data supplied or its use by Facebook. More information on this can be found in the Facebook data protection statement at

If you do not wish Facebook to be able to attribute your visit to our sites to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.


Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” texts stored on your computer that enable you to analyze the use of the website. The information that the cookie generates on your use of this website will generally be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the US. In the event of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, Google will, however, abbreviate your IP address beforehand within the European Union Member States or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the US. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of the website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide the website operator with more services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address sent from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting on your browser software; 

we would, however, advise you that you will then not be able to use all the functions of this website. You could also prevent Google from downloading, installing, and processing the recording of the data created by the cookie and relating it to your use of the data (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in via the following link:


Data protection declaration for the use of Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies”, i.e. text files which are saved on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses Web beacons (invisible graphics). Web beacons can be used to analyze information such as the visitor traffic on these pages.

The information about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats which is generated by using cookies and Web beacons will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google may forward this information to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not make any connection between your IP address and any other data you may save.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by making an appropriate setting in your browser software; please note, however, that in this case you might be unable to make full use of all of the functions of this website. By using this website you will be declaring your consent to the processing by Google of all the data gathered about you in the 

manner previously described and for the purpose previously described.


Data protection declaration for the use of Google +1

Recording and passing on of information:

You can use the Google +1 push-button to publish information all over the world. Via the Google +1 push-button, you and other users will receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have provided for +1 content and also information via the site that you have viewed by clicking +1. Your +1 can be included as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, for example, in search results or in your Google profile or in other places in the websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google lists 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 +1 push-button you will need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace another name that you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the purposes stated, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the current Google data protection regulations. Google publishes statistics that may have been compiled on users’ +1 activities and/or passes these on to other users and to partners such as the publisher, advertisers, or associated websites.


Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are included on our site. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The websites you use are linked with your Twitter account if you use Twitter, and other users will be informed of this. Data is also transferred to Twitter.

Please note that we, as the site operator, do not receive knowledge of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For further information on this subject, please see the data protection declaration for Twitter at

You can modify your data protection settings on Twitter in your account settings at


Right to information and deletion of contact data

You have a legal right to inspect any stored data concerning your person, and also the right to demand their correction or deletion, and to withdraw your consent for their further use.

If you wish to obtain information on your personal data in relation to this website, or want us to correct or erase such data, or if you have any other questions concerning the use of personal data held by us, please contact us at any time at the website at the mail address given on the site.