Data protection declaration

Data Protection

The operators of these websites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

As a rule, it is possible to use our website without giving personal data. If personal data is collected on our pages (for example name, address or e-mail addresses), this is consistently carried out on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.

We would like to point out that data transfer on the internet (e.g. during communication by e-mail) can show gaps in security. Gapless protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.


Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and saves information in server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. These are:

  •     Browser type / browser version
  •     Operating system used
  •     Referrer URL
  •     Host name of accessing computer
  •     Time of server request

This data cannot be assigned to certain persons. 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 indications of unlawful usage.


Contact form

If you send us queries via our contact form, your data from the enquiry form, including the contact details entered there, will be saved to process the query and any follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.


Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need your e-mail address, and information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the stated e-mail address and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We exclusively use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

You can withdraw the consent issued to save data, the e-mail address and its use to send the newsletter at any time, via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.


Data protection declaration for the use of Piwik

This website uses the Open Source web analysis service Piwik. Piwik uses “Cookies”. These are text files, which are saved on your computer, and allow an analysis of your use of the website. To this end, the information about the use of this website produced by the Cookie is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before saving.

The information produced by the Cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the storage of Cookies with the appropriate settings of your browser software, however, we would like to point out, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent.

If you do not consent to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and usage here. In this case, an Opt-Out Cookie will be stored in your browser, which prevents Piwik from saving usage data. If you delete your Cookies, the Piwik Opt-Out Cookie will also be deleted. The Opt-Out must be reactivated on another visit to our website.

Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Our website uses plugins from the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. A list of Facebook plugins can be found at

When you visit our pages with this plugin installed, your browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook server. In this way, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our page with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This means that Facebook can allocate the visit to our page to your user account. Please note that as the provider of the pages we have no information regarding the content of the data transmitted and its use by Facebook. More information on this can be found in the data protection declaration of Facebook at

If you do not want Facebook to allocate the visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.


Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter

Our website uses functions of the service Twitter, provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites that you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and divulged to other users. In the process, data will also be transferred to Twitter. Please note that we as a provider of the pages have no information regarding the content of the data transmitted and its use by Twitter. More information on this can be found in the data protection declaration of Twitter at

You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at


Data protection declaration for the use of Google +1

Our website uses functions of Google +1, operated by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and forwarding of information: with the help of the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have given +1 for a content, as well as information about the page that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1s can be faded in as information, together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile or other places on websites and adverts on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve the Google services for you and others.

In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a worldwide visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name selected 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 for sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users, that know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected: apart from the purposes for use explained above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the valid Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics about the +1 activities of the users or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.


Data protection declaration for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins of YouTube, a service owned by Google and operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites with a YouTube plugin installed, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server will be informed about the sites you visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to allocate your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

More information on dealing with user data can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube at


Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing at any time, as well as the right to amendment, blocking or deletion of this data. If you have any questions on this or on personal data in general, please do not hesitate to contact us at the address stated in the imprint.


Opposition of advertising e-mails

The use of the contact details published in the obligation to provide an imprint, to send adverts and information material that was not expressly requested, is hereby opposed. The operators of the website reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, i.e. through spam e-mails.