Data protection

The operators of these pages are fully committed to the protection of your personal data. We handle your personal data confidentially and according to the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.


Normally, the use of our website is possible without the need to specify personal data. If we collect any personal data (for example, name, address or e-mail addresses), then this takes place, insofar as is possible, on a voluntary basis. This data is not forwarded to third parties without your express agreement.


We would like to point out that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) can be subject to gaps in security. It is not possible to provide flawless protection of data against access by third parties.


Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files saved to your computer allowing an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there.


However, if IP anonymity is activated on this website, your IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. At the behest of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports on website activities, in order to provide services to the website provider with regard to website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other data by Google.


You can prevent the saving of the cookies through an appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we must point out that, in such cases, you may not be able to use the full scope of all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent the recording of the data (including your IP address), generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website, by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:


Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated in our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The use of Twitter and the “Re-tweet” function links websites you visited to your Twitter account and may make them known to other users. In so doing, data is transmitted to Twitter. We wish to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, are not provided with any information regarding the transferred data by Twitter nor regarding its use. You can find further information on this subject in the data protection declaration of Twitter at You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings at


Data protection declaration for the use of Xing
Our website uses the functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you open our pages containing Xing functions, a connection to the Xing servers is set up. As far as we are aware, your personal data is not saved. In particular, no IP addresses are saved and your use is not evaluated. You can find further information on data protection and the Xing Share button in the Xing data protection declaration at


Information, deletion, blocking
You have the right to free information at any time about the your saved personal data, their source and recipient and the purpose of the data processing, as well as a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. Also, and for additional questions on the topic of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the address stated in the imprint.


Some of the web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies will not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.


Most of the cookies we use are so-called “Session Cookies”. They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser again the next time you visit us.


You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed of the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the accept of cookies in special cases or at all times and also activate automatic deletion of cookies on closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, this can restrict the functionality of this website.


Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. These are: Browser type/browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, time of server query.


This data cannot be assigned to specific people. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at another time, if we have concrete evidence of illegal use.


Contact form
If you send inquiries to us using the contact form, we will save your data from the contact form, including the contact data specified there by you, for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for any subsequent questions. We will not pass on this data without your permission.


Revocation of advertising mails
Use of the contact data published in the context of the obligations of the imprint for the supply of not expressly required advertising and information material is hereby expressly revoked. The providers of the website reserve the express right to take legal action in the case of unrequested supply of advertising information, such as that via spam e-mails.


Newsletter data
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your e-mail address as well as information allowing us to check that you are the owner of the stated e-mail address and that you agree to receiving the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We only use this data for sending the required information and do not pass it on to third parties.


You can revoke the agreement to the saving of data, the e-mail address and its use to send the newsletter at any time, by using the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.