Privacy notice

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with legal data protection regulations as well as in accordance with this privacy policy.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. In so far personal data is collected on our website (for instance, name, address or email address), this is, as far as possible, always carried out on a voluntary basis. This data will not be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.

We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the internet (e. g. when communicating by email) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to protect data completely against access by third parties.

Cookies

Internet sites sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our service more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files, that are placed on your computer and which are stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies“. They are deleted automatically after your session has ended. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser at the next visit.

You can configure your browser so as to be informed about the placement of cookies and to only allow them in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally reject them as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. However, the deactivation of cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. These are:

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

This data cannot be assigned to specific individuals. A combination of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to check this data afterwards, if clear evidence of illegal use becomes known to us.

Contact form

If you send us an enquiry by using our contact form, the information from the form, including the contact details entered by yourself, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

Data protection policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins

There are plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, integrated into our web pages. You can recognize the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo and the button to share contents ("share") on our web page. An overview of Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you use this function, a direct link is made between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result Facebook receives the information that you, with your IP address, have visited our page. If you click on the Facebook "share" button, whilst you are logged into your Facebook account, you can hyperlink the contents of our pages onto your Facebook profile. As a result Facebook can match your visit to our pages with your user account. Please note that we, as provider of the pages, receive no knowledge of the content of transmitted data as well as its use by Facebook. Further information about this can be found in Facebook’s privacy statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish that the visit to our pages can be matched by Facebook to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data protection policy for the use of Twitter

There are functions of Twitter integrated on our pages. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "tweet" function, the websites visited by yourself, are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In the course of this, data is also transmitted to Twitter. Please note that we, as provider of the pages, receive no knowledge of the content of transmitted data as well as its use by Twitter. Further information about this can be found in Twitter’s privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter by selecting account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Information, deletion, blocking

You may request information, at any time, free of charge, about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, as well as having a right to correct, block or delete this data. Should you have any questions concerning this as well as further questions on the topic of personal data, feel free to contact us at any time by using the address given in the imprint.