The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will process your personal data in confidentiality and in accordance with statutory data protection requirements and this Privacy Statement.

As a rule, our website may be used without entering personal data. Where personal data is collected on our pages (for example name, address or email address), if possible this will always occur on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express approval.

Please note that data transfer over the internet (e.g. through email communication) may feature vulnerabilities. It is not possible to protect data completely against third party access.


The websites may use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. The aim of cookies is to make our content more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are saved by your browser onto your computer.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies may be saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You can configure your browser in order to be informed of the usage of cookies and only accept cookies on a case-by-case basis, to block acceptance of cookies in specific cases or in general and to enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be impaired if cookies are deactivated.

Server log files

The provider of the pages will automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser will automatically transmit to us. This information includes:

  • browser type and version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server enquiry

This data cannot be allocated to particular individuals. This data will not be cross-referenced with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine this data at a later stage if we become aware of specific indications to suggest unlawful usage.

Contact form

If you submit queries to us using the contact form, the information you provide in the query form, including the contact data indicated by you therein, will be stored by us in order to process the query and for any follow-up questions. We shall not pass on this data without your consent.

Privacy statement relating to the usage of Google Analytics

This website uses functions from the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files saved on your computer which make it possible to analyse how you use this website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website will as a rule be passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved at that location.

Further information on how user data is handled by Google Analytics may be found in the Google Privacy Statement:

Browser plugin

You can prevent a cookie from being saved by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software. However, please note that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent in this case. In addition, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address) from being by collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin from the following link:

Refusal of consent to data collection

You can prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will enable an opt-out cookie, which will prevent your data from being collected in the event of future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

Contract data processing

We have concluded a data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

IP anonymisation

We use the function “enable IP anonymisation” on this website. This means that your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or within other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated at that location. Acting on behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services associated with website usage and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address of your browser transmitted in relation to Google Analytics will not be cross-referenced with other data held by Google.

Privacy statement concerning the usage of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the site YouTube operated by Google. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit any of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection will be established with the YouTube servers. The YouTube server will thus be informed which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you will allow YouTube to allocate your browsing history directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further details of how user data is handled can be found in the YouTube Privacy Statement at:

SSL encryption

This page uses SSL encryption for security reasons and in order to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as for example queries submitted to us by you as the site operator. An encrypted connection can be recognised by the fact that the browser’s address bar changes from "http://" to "https://" and the appearance of the padlock icon in your browser bar.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.