In general, our website can be used without the user providing any personal data. Where personal details (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) are recorded on our website, this is always conducted, wherever possible, on a voluntary basis. The data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
We would like to point out that Internet-based data transmission (e.g. e-mail communication) exposes the user to the risk of security lapses. It is not possible to protect the data fully from being accessed by third parties.
Some of our webpages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our service more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies“. They are automatically deleted once you finish your session. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can prevent your website usage data (including your IP address) from being recorded by the cookie or from being sent to Google, or prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available in the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in so-called server log files. These include:
This information cannot be matched up with a particular person. This data is not compiled with data from other sources. We reserve the right to examine this log data retrospectively in the event of concrete evidence of illegal activity.
If you send us questions via the contact form, we collect the data requested and the contact details you provide in order to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Further information on how user data is handled in Google Analytics can be found in the Google data privacy and security policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. You can prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. This inserts an opt-out cookie which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
We use the "Activate IP anonymisation" function on this website. Your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google has been instructed by the website operator to use the information to analyse your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide further services associated with the website and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address sent by Google Analytics by your browser will not be combined with any other data by Google.
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is made to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing habits directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Further information about handling user data can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/
You have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored, as well as its origin and the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal information if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Use of our contact data, published in conformity with the imprint requirement, for the transmission of advertising and information materials which have not been expressly requested, is expressly forbidden. The operators of the site reserve the express right to take legal action in cases where unsolicited advertising information, e.g. spam e-mails, is sent.