Data protection

The owners of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat all your personal data with the utmost confidentiality in accordance with both statutory data protection regulations and this data protection disclaimer. 

Our website can generally be used without providing personal data. Any personal data (e.g. name, address, email address) collected on our website shall always, wherever possible, be provided on a voluntary basis. No personal data will be passed on to any third parties without your express consent.

We must point out that transmitting data over the internet (e.g. via email communication) may pose certain security risks. It is therefore impossible to guarantee complete protection of data from third party access.

Data Protection Policy for Google Analytics Usage

This website uses functions provided by the web analytics 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 that are saved on your computer, enabling your website usage to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website will generally be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In case IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will however be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or other contracting states party to the agreement within 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. On behalf of the website owner, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on your website activities and perform other services associated with website and internet usage that affect the website owner. The IP address transmitted from your browser for the purpose of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies.

You can refuse the use of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings. However, this may prevent you from being able to use all the functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prohibit Google from collecting and processing personal data (incl. IP address) generated by cookies and your website usage by simply downloading and installing the available browser plugin from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Data Protection Policy for Piwik Usage

This website uses the Open Source web analytics service, Piwik. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer, enabling your website usage to be analysed. In addition, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be stored on our server. The IP address will be anonymised prior to storage.

Any cookie-generated information about your use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can refuse the use of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings. However, this may prevent you from being able to use all the functions of this website.

Should you not consent to the storage and use of your Data, you can deactivate both storage and usage here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will appear in your browser preventing Piwik from storing usage data. Deleting your cookies, however, will also cause the Piwik opt-out cookie to be deleted. The opt-out cookie must then be activated again by revisiting our website.

Cookies

The internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve the sole purpose of making our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are archived on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other types of cookies remain stored on your device until you physically delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on you next visit.

You can adjust your browser so that you are informed about cookie installation and only allow certain types of cookies. Equally, you can choose to refuse cookies either in certain cases or in general, as well as activate automatic deletion of cookies whenever the browser is closed. Deactivating cookies may, however, restrict certain features of this website.

Contact form

If you send us a message via our contact form, any information you provide – including contact details for enquiry processing purposes or follow-up questions – will be saved. This data will not be passed on without your express consent.