Data protection declaration

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

The use of our web page is usually possible without any statement of your personal data. If personal data (for example name, address or email addresses) is collected on our web pages, this will always be done on a voluntary basis if possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We note that data transfer in the Internet (e.g. for communication by email) can have security shortcomings. Absolute protection of data against access by third parties is impossible.



To some extent, Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.

Most of the cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser again on the next visit.

You can set you browser so that you are informed of the placing of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate automatic deletion of cookies on closing the browser. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be restricted.


Server log files

The pages provider collects and stores information automatically in so-called server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. These are:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • URL referrer
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server query

This data is not assignable to certain individuals. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently, if we become aware of concrete start points for its use against the law.


Contact form

If you send queries to us using the contact form, we will store your data from the query form, including the contact you have given in it, for the purpose of processing the query and should there be connected issues. We will not pass on this data without your consent.


Newsletter data

If you would like to refer to the newsletter offered on the web page, we will need an email address from you, as well as information which allows us to check that you are the holder of the stated email address and are in agreement with receipt of the newsletter. No other data will be collected. We will use this data exclusively for dispatch of the required information and will not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke the consent to store the data, email address and its use to send the newsletter at any time, perhaps via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.


Google Analytics

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 so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

There is more information about handling of user data at Google Analytics in Google’s data protection declaration:

Browser plug-in

You can prevent cookies being stored by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we must advise you that, in this case, you will if need be unable to use all the functions of this website to the full. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) at Google and the latter’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Objecting to data capture

You can prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by  clicking on the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie which prevents the recording of your data on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics

Order data processing

We have signed an agreement with Google for order data processing and implement the strict rules of the German data protection authorities on the use of Google Analytics to the letter.

IP anonymisation

We use the “IP anonymisation activation” function on this website. This means, however, that your IP address will be abbreviated by Google inside the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the agreement governing the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On instructions from the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide facilities associated with website and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address notified by your browser to Google Analytics will not be merged by Google with other data.

Demographic features with Google Analytics

This website uses the Google Analytics “Demographic features” function. This means that reports can be produced that include statements about the age, sex and interests of the visitor to the pages. This data originates from interest-related publicity by Google and visitor data from third party providers. This data cannot be assigned to any given person. You can disable this function at any time via the display settings in your Google account or ban the recording of your data by Google Analytics in general as illustrated in the point “Objecting to data capture”.


Facebook plug-ins (Like button)

Our pages incorporate plug-in from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You will detect Facebook plug-ins at the Facebook logo or the “Like button” (in German “Gefällt mir” ) on our web page. There is an overview of Facebook plug-ins here:

If you visit our pages, a direct connection will be set up between your browser and the Facebook server. This is how Facebook obtains information that you have visited our web page with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This is how Facebook can assign the visit to our web pages to your user account. We would advise you that, as a provider of pages, we do not receive any knowledge of the data communicated and of its use by Facebook. There is further information about this in the Facebook data protection declaration at

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign the visit to our web pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of it.


Our pages use Google+ functions. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Recording and reproduction of information: You can publish information worldwide using the Google+ button. You and other users will receive personalised content from Google and our partners via the Google+ button. Google stores both information that you have given for a content +1 and information about the page that you viewed when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be inserted as references together with your profile name and photograph in Google services, and perhaps in search results or in your Google profile, or at other places on websites and displays in the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and which must contain at least the selected name for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name that you have used for part of the content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have other information that identifies you.

Use of the information recorded: In addition to the purposes explained above, information that you have provided will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection regulations. Potentially, Google publishes statistics compiled about +1 activities or disseminates these to users and partners, such as publishers,  advertisers or affiliated websites.


Our website uses LinkedIn network functions. The provider
is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. A connection to the LinkedIn servers is set up with each call-up of our web pages which contains LinkedIn functions. This informs LinkedIn that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend button“ and are logged into your account with
LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our Internet page to you and your user account. We would advise you that, as a provider of pages, we do not receive any knowledge of the data communicated and of its use by LinkedIn.

There is further information about this in the LinkedIn data protection declaration at




SSL encryption

On grounds of security and for protection of the transfer of confidential contents, such as queries that you send us as page operator, this web page uses an SSL encryption system. You will recognise an encrypted connection in that the browser address line changes from “http://” to “https://” and there is a lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.


Right to disclosure, deletion, blocking

At any time, you are entitled to disclosure free of charge of your stored personal data, its source and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this and for other issues on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the masthead.


Objection to advertising mails

This is a formal objection to the use of the contact data published in the masthead to send unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operator of the web pages explicitly reserves the right to take legal proceedings in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, perhaps by means of Spam emails.