Privacy Policy

Data Protection Declaration

We take the protection of your data seriously. In these data protection rules, we would like to inform you about which of your personal data (“your data”) we collect, process and use while you look for information on our website or communicate with us via our website.

How you use our website

You may visit our website and use several of our offerings on the internet without any need to share your personal details. In such cases, we don´t collect any personal data from you but rather just store access data in the so-called server log files which are automatically communicated to us by your browser – such as the name of a requested file, of the most recently visited website, the date and time of your access, the type of browser you used, the volume of data that was transmitted, the provider through which the query was directed etc. This data is stored only for a limited time and used exclusively to ensure a  flawless running of our website, to enable us to perform an error analysis and to improve the products and services offered. The collected date does not enable us to identify you personally.


In order to make visits to our website more attractive and to enable you to enjoy certain functions, we use “cookies” on various pages. Cookies are short text files stored on your end device.

Several of the cookies used by us are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. when you close your browser – these are called “session cookies”. Other types of cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognise your browser during you next visit of our website.

You may review the duration of persistent cookies through your browser. You may set your browser so that you are informed whenever cookies are use. You can also decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept certain types of cookies or you can refuse to accept cookies in certain cases or on a general basis. Please be aware of the fact that when you do set your browser to reject cookies, the functionality of our website might be limited.

Web analysis – Webtrekk

We use the services of Webtrekk GmbH to collect statistical data about the use of our website – to improve it, to facilitate an analysis of its use and to compile reports on website activities. Webtrekk places and analyzes cookies for purposes of recognition. You can prevent the storage of these cookies by making appropriate settings to your browser software; however, please note that in such case you may not be able to fully utilise all of the functions of this website.

Social Networks

This website uses so-called social Plugins (“Plugins”) of the networks Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and the microblogging service Twitter and provides links to content from further third party providers. These services are offered by Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. (“Providers”).

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You will find an overview of the Plugins of Facebook and their appearance here.

YouTube is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). You will find an overview of the Plugins of Google and their appearance here.

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103. You will find an overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance here.

If you click on one of the buttons, a new window will open in your browser with a login page for the service providers, some of whom are located in the United States of America (USA).

To learn more about the purpose and the extent of data collection and processing by these providers, your rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please see the data protection notes of the providers in question.

Data protection notes from Facebook
Data protection notes from Twitter
Data protection notes from Instagram
Data protection notes from Youtube

If you do not wish that these providers directly associate the data collected about our website with your profile, you need to log out from the service in question prior to activating the Plugin.

You may completely reject the loading of individual Plugins, including those with add-ons for your browser – e.g. Facebook Plugins may be rejected using the Facebook blocker.