Data protection declaration

Data protection

The operator of this Website is fully committed to protecting your personal data. We respect the confidentiality of your personal data, and observe both the legal data protection requirements and this data protection declaration.

Generally speaking, it is possible to use our Website without providing any personal data. If personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address) is gathered, this is done, where possible on a voluntary basis.  We will not disclose this information to any third party without your specific consent.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet (including communication by email) is not completely secure. This means it is not possible to provide 100 percent protection against unauthorized access by third parties.

Server-log files

The provider of these pages gathers and automatically stores information in so-called server-log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. This information is:

  • Browser type/ browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server query

This data cannot be assigned to certain persons. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine this data later, if we have specific evidence of its illegal use.

Contact form

Should you use a contact form to send us a query, your data from the query form together with the contact data you have submitted will be stored by us for the purposes of processing your query and answering any possible follow-up queries. We will not disclose this data to other persons without your consent.

Data protection declaration for the use of Piwik

This Website uses the open source web analysis service Piwik. Piwik uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of how you use the Website. Specifically, the information the cookies generate on your use of this Website is stored on our server. The IP address is made anonymous before storage.

The information the cookies generate on your use of this Website is not disclosed to any third party. You can alter your browser setting to disable cookies; however, please note that by disallowing cookies some functionality of this site may be restricted.

If you do not want your data to be stored and used, you can deactivate storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie is set in your browser that prevents Piwik from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies this will also result in the Piwik opt-out cookie being deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.

You can decide here, whether a web analysis cookie may be set in your browser to enable the operator of this website to gather and analyze various statistical data. To prevent this, click the following link to have the Piwik deactivation cookie set in your browser.

Your visit to this Website is being analyzed by Piwik web analysis. Please click here to stop your visit being analyzed.

Data protection declaration for the use of YouTube

Our Website uses plugins from the YouTube page operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, United States. If you visit one of our pages fitted with a YouTube-plugin, a connection is made to the YouTube servers and the Youtube servers are informed which of our pages you visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You can find further information on how user data is handled in the data protection declaration of YouTube under

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at all times to receive information free of charge about your personal data, how the data was originated and who has received it as well as the purpose of data processing, and you have the right to correct, delete or block this data. You can contact us at any time on other questions relating to personal data under the address given in the imprint.