We are committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal data. We therefore strictly comply with German data protection legislation (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG). In the following we explain what kind of data we collect and why:
1. Data transmission/data logging
During your visit to this website, the web server automatically records log files, which cannot be attributed to a particular person. These data include type and version of browser, operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited website), IP address of the accessing computer, date and time of the server request and file request of the client (file name and URL). These data are collected for statistical analysis only and will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial or non-commercial reasons.
2. Use of personal data
Personal data will only be stored or processed if you provide this information voluntarily for example within the framework of a request. Unless necessary for reasons relating to a business transaction you may revoke your approval to store your personal data in writing (e.g. per email or fax) at any time and with immediate effect. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties unless legally required.
3. Information about, correction and deletion of your personal data
In accordance with the applicable legislation you have the right to request information about whether and which personal information we have stored about you in writing. You will immediately receive an appropriate notice.
4. Security of your data
We safeguard the personal data you provide us with by making use of all available technical and organisational possibilities to prevent access by unauthorised third parties. When sending confidential data or information we suggest using the postal system instead, as complete data security cannot be guaranteed using email.
5. Google Analytics
This website uses functions of Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
You can prevent storage of cookies by activating the corresponding settings of your browser. Please note that you may in this case not be able to fully use all functions of our website. Furthermore, you can prevent collection and processing of the information on your use of our website that is generated by the cookie (including your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the use of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. This stores an opt-out cookie which prevents storage of your data for future visits to our website: deactivate Google Analytics
Data Processing Agreement
We have accepted Google's Data Processing Amendment and fully comply with the strict provisions of German data protection authorities for use of Google Analytics.
This website uses the IP anonymization function. Your IP address will be truncated by Google within the area of Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are part of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website use and web activities. The IP address transmitted by your browser using Google Analytics will not be aggregated with any other data held by Google.
Demogaphics and Interests
This website uses Google Analytics' Demographics and Interests function which allows to create reports providing information on age, gender and interests of visitors to our website. Data for these reports originate from personalized advertising by Google as well as third-party web activity data. This data cannot be attributed to a particular person. You can deactivate this function in the display settings of your Google account or generally object to the collection of your data using Google Analytics as described under “Objection to data collection” at any time.
We use session cookies on some of our web pages to make it easier for you to use our website. These are small text files that will be saved to your hard disk for the duration of your visit to our website only and will, depending on your browser settings, be deleted as soon as you close your browser. These cookies will not retrieve information which is stored about you on your hard disk and will not damage your computer or files. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies but you can disable cookies or configure your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent.