Data protection

Privacy statement

Data protection

The operator of these sites take the protection of your personal information very seriously. We treat your personal details confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy statement.

The use of our website is generally possible without the input of personal details. Wherever personal details are collected on our webpages (for example, name, address, or email addresses). this takes place, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This information will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.

We must point out that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can give rise to gaps in security. Complete protection of information from attack by third parties is not possible.

Privacy statement for the use of Facebook plug-ins (Like button)

Plug-ins from the social network, Facebook, are integrated into our webpages, the provider being Facebook Inc., Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plug-ins from the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our webpage. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here:

Whenever you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is created via the plug-in. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our page with your IP address. Whenever you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We must point out that we as providers of the pages receive no information about the content of the data transferred or its use by Facebook. You can find further information on this in Facebook's privacy statement at

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate the visit to our site to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses the 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 which are saved on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information created by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

In the case that IP-anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will however first be abbreviated within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be 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 evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports about the website activity, and to provide more to the website operator with the services related to website usage and Internet usage. The IP address transferred from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other information from Google.

You can prevent the saving of the cookies through a relevant setting in your browser, we will, however, notify you of the fact that, in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) on Google, as well as the dissemination of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Privacy statement for the use of Google +1

Our pages use functions from Google +1. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and dissemination of information: With the aid of Google +1 you can publish information across the world. Via the Google +1 interface you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have entered for +1 content, as well as information about the page you viewed when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be used as references, together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or at other places on webpages and notifications on the Internet. Google logs information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 interface, you need a public Google profile, visible across the world, that at least includes the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or who have access to other identifying information related to you.

Use of the information collected: Beside the usage purposes outlined above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google publishes potentially merged statistics about the user's +1 activities and/or provides these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected webpages.

Privacy statement for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are embedded in our pages. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94130, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, the webpages you visit are linked with your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data is also transferred to Twitter. We must point out that we as providers of the pages receive no information about the content of the data transferred or its use by Twitter. You can find further information on this in Twitter's privacy statement at

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at

Privacy statement for the use of YouTube

Our webpage uses plug-ins from the Google-operate site, YouTube. The operator of the sites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Whenever you visit one of our pages that is provided with a YouTube plug-in, YouTube creates a connection to the servers. Which of our pages your have visited is thereby shared with the YouTube server.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly associate your surfing behaviour with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You can find further information on the handling of user data in YouTube's privacy statement at

Information, deletion, blocking

You have at all times the right to free information about your saved personal details, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to the correction, blocking, or deletion of this information. On this and on further questions regarding personal details, you can at all times contact us at the address provided on the imprint page.


The Internet sites use, to some extent, so-called cookies. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our service more user-friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.

You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for particular cases or in general, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing the browser. The functionality of this webpage may be limited by the deactivation of cookies.

Server log files

The sites' provider automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which automatically transmit your browser to us. These are:

  • Browser model/browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This information is not relatable to particular individuals. A merging of this information with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to subsequently check this information, if concrete indications of illegal use are made known to us.

Objection to promotional mail

The use of contact information published as part of the obligation to provide an imprint page for the transmission of advertising and information material that has not been specifically requested is hereby objected to. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of the undesired mailing of advertising information, such as through spam emails.