Privacy policy

We take your privacy very seriously. We keep your personal data confidential and handle it in accordance with data protection laws and this privacy policy.

It is generally possible to use our website without submitting personal data. Any collection of personal data (e.g. name, postal address or email address) that happens on our site will always be on a voluntary basis. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

Please be aware that there is potential for security vulnerabilities when transmitting data over the internet (e.g. communication by email), and that data cannot be completely protected against access by third parties.

Privacy policy regarding the use of Google Analytics

This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics utilises “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and help to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by cookies regarding your use of this website will usually be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA.

If IP anonymisation is active on this website, however, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within European Union member states or other countries that are party to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate how you use the site, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide the site operator with other services related to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other Google data.

You can prevent the use of cookies by changing the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all features of the website in full. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing cookie-generated data regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin provided at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Access, deletion, blocking

You have the right, at any time and free of charge, to view details of the personal data stored about you as well as its origin, recipients and the purpose for which it is being processed. You also have the right to correct, block or delete this data. To request this, or if you have any further questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us via the address given in our legal notice.

Cookies

Some pages on this website use cookies. Cookies will not cause any damage to your computer, nor do they contain viruses. Cookies help us to make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted once you leave the site. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set up your browser so that you are notified when cookies are sent and allow them only in individual cases, prevent cookies from being accepted in particular situations or as a general rule, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The site provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  1. the browser type/version
  2. the operating system used
  3. the referrer URL
  4. the hostname of the computer used to access the site
  5. the time of the server request

These details cannot be attributed to particular individuals, and will not be linked to other sources of data. We reserve the right to retroactively review this data if we become aware of any concrete indications of unlawful use.

Contact form

If you submit a query to us via our contact form, the details you provide on the form – including the contact details you enter – will be stored by us for the purpose of dealing with your query and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Refusal of advertising emails

The contact details in our legal notice are published as required by law. We hereby prohibit the use of these details to send advertisements and information materials that have not been explicitly requested. The operators of this site expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited advertising such as spam emails.