Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Data Protection
The use of our website is possible without providing personal data. Deviating regulations may apply when using individual services of our website. Your personal data (e.g., name, address, e-mail, telephone number) will be processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law and will not be transmitted to third parties without your explicit consent. 

Please note that any data transmisson in the internet (e.g. in the case of email communicationMail) can involve security risks. It is not possible to guarantee a complete protection of data against access by third parties.

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smart phone or the like) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device and contain no viruses, trojans or other malware.

We use primarily so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These cookies are deleted automatically after you leave your website. To optimise the user friendliness, we additionally also use temporary cookies that are stored on your terminal device for a certain defined period. If you revisit our website to use our services, the cookie automatically recognises that you have been on our website before, what information you entered and what settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

We also use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it in order to optimise our offerings for you. If you revisit our website, these cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already been on our website. These cookies are deleted automatically after a defined period of time.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can, however, configure your browser such that no cookies are stored on your computer or such that a message always appears before a new cookie is stored. However, a complete deactivation of cookies can lead to you not being able to use all functions of our website.

Server Log Files
The browser used on our terminal device will automatically send information to the server of our website. This information will be temporarily stored in a so-called log file. When accessing our website, the following information will be collected without any action on your part and will be stored until it is automatically deleted: 

  • browser used
  • possibly the operating system of your computer,
  • Referrer URL
  • IP address of the computer making the request,
  • date and time of access,

These data are not attributable to specific individuals. They will not be merges with other data sources. We retain the right to examine the data retroactively if there are any indications of an illegal use. 

Google Analytics
This website uses the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The service provider is Google LLC ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”).

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smart phone or the like) when you visit our website. The information on your use of our website generated by the cookie are generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and and stored there. 

IP masking
The IP addresses are anonymised so that no allocation is possible (IP masking). As a result, the IP address of Google will be shortened within the EEA before being transmitted in the USA. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The information is by Google used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to render further services in connection with the use of the website and the use of the Internet for market research purposes and for the demand-oriented design of this website. This information may also be transferred to third parties if legally required or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be associated with any other data held by Google.

Browser Plugin
You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in ( We point out, however, that in this case, not all functions of this website can be fully used.

Alternatively to the browser plug-in, in particular for browsers on mobile terminal devices, you can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link:  An opt-out cookie, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website, will be set. The opt-out cookie only applies to this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you have to set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics is available in the data protection declaration by Google:

eSSL encryption
For security reasons and as a protection against the transmission of confidential content, this website uses a SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the address line in your browser which will switch from "http://" ´to "https://" and by the key symbol in the browser line. 

As long as the SSL encrytion is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by thirs parties.

Right to information, deletion, restriction
You have the right to information about data saved by us, their origin and their recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to a correction, restriction or deletion of this data. In case of questions, please refer to the address provided in the imprint. 

Objection to the use of contact data for advertising purposes
We contest the use of the contact data published on this webseite for the purpose of sending advertising and other information material explictly requested by us. The website operators explicitly retain the right of legal measures in case of unsolicited avertising, e.g. by spam emails.