Data Protection

It is usually possible to use our website without providing personal information. The collection of any personal data (e.g. names, addresses or email addresses) is collected, wherever possible, on a voluntary basis. These data are not, without your express consent, passed onto third parties.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties is impossible.
The use of published imprint, under the obligation by third parties for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials, is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of these pages expressly take legal steps in case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.


Privacy Statement for the use of Facebook-plugins (Like-Button)

On our pages plugins, from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA), are integrated. The Facebook-plugin you recognise on our site is the Facebook logo or the “Like Button” (“Like”). You can find an overview of Facebook-plugins here:
When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of the site, neither have knowledge of the transmitted data content nor receive data of their use through Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy statement:

If you do not wish Facebook to track your visit to our pages through your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account.


Privacy Statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”; these are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of this website are usually transferred to a server of Google in the US and stored there. In the case of you making your IP address anonymous on this website your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this site Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and other website and internet related services are provided to the website operator. As outlined in Google Analytics, the IP address that your browser sends, cannot be merged with other data of Google.

You can refuse the use of Cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the Cookie, relating to your usage of the website (incl. Your IP address), to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the following link browser plugin:


Privacy Statement for using Google +1

Collection and transmission of information:
With use of the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Through the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you have given +1 as content, as well as information about the page you viewed when you click +1. Your +1 can be shown as evidence along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the chosen name for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information from you.

Using the information collected:
In addition to the above uses the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy. Google may release summary statistics on the +1 activities of users and sends it to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.