Data protection statement

We, the operators of the website, take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the provisions of the Data Protection Act of the Federal Republic of Germany. The following statement provides an overview of how we ensure this protection and of what types of data are collected, and for what purpose.

Collection, use and transfer of personal data

Personal data is only stored if you voluntarily make this available to us, for example when you register with the website, or when you order informative material or subscribe to our newsletter. We use your personal data solely for the purposes of technical administration of our website, allowing you access to specific information and for other forms of communication with you.

We take the necessary precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access, and in so doing we ensure that the statutory data protection requirements of the Federal Republic of Germany are fully observed. We will not transfer your personal data to third parties or use it in any other way without your express consent. If you have given your consent, you may withdraw this at any time with future effect.

Our employees are under an obligation of confidentiality. If, as part of order data processing, data is transferred to service providers, then the latter shall also be under an obligation of confidentiality and shall furthermore be bound by the Data Protection Act, other legal requirements and this data protection statement.

Automatically gathered information

When you visit a website, data is always logged for technical and administrative reasons. This includes: date and time, web browser, requesting IP address and domain, called page or file, and status information about the success or failure of the call. The web server log data is stored for eight days and is then deleted following statistical evaluation. Further utilisation or transfer of this data does not occur.

Active components

The website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which are stored locally in the web browser memory. Cookies do not contain any personal data, and so protection of your privacy is guaranteed. Your web browser will accept cookies automatically, depending on your browser privacy settings. You may however change the settings of your browser and use our website with certain limitations even without accepting cookies.

The website uses JavaScript, but no Java applets or ActiveX controls. In order to enable you to make use of all of the website functions, JavaScript must be activated in your web browser. The use of JavaScript brings with it certain security risks. Always make use therefore of current versions of your browser and its plug-ins. You can deactivate JavaScript in your web browser, but if you do, you must be prepared for certain restrictions.

External links

This website may contain links to external internet sites to which this data protection statement does not extend. The operator of the website provides access for the use of these external websites (§ 8 German Telemedia Act), but is not responsible for their content, since it does not initiate the information transmission, does not select the addressee of the transmitted information and has not even selected, altered or cached the transmitted information. When you leave the website it is recommended that you read carefully the data protection guidelines of every other website that you visit.

Email security

When you send us an email, we will only use your email address for correspondence purposes.

Freedom of information

If you have any questions which this data protection statement is unable to answer, or if you require more detailed information, please apply in writing to the contact address given in the Website Notice. Upon written request you will also be informed whether we have stored personal data, and if so which, concerning you as the user of the website

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw at any time. In order to do so please apply in writing to the contact address indicated in the Website Notice. Your data will then be immediately deleted.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are saved on your computer and which facilitate an analysis of your usage of the web site. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this web site is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. In the case of activation of IP anonymisation on this web site your IP address is however first truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases.

Google uses this information on behalf of the operators of this web site to evaluate your web site usage, to compile reports on web site activities and to provide other services to the web site operator regarding web site and internet usage. The IP address passed on within the scope of Google Analytics will not be bundled together with other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies through an appropriate setting of the browser software; we point out however that in this case not all of the web site functions may be able to be used to the full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent Google acquiring and processing the data relating to your web site usage generated by the cookie (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link (