Privacy Policy


We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle all of your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations as well as with this privacy policy.

Generally, it is possible to use this website without providing any personal data. We collect personal data (e. g. name, address or e-mail address) as far as possible only on a voluntarily basis and any personal data collected by us will not be passed on to third parties without your permission or consent.

We would like to point out though, that the transfer of data in the internet (e. g. by communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerability and therefore cannot be completely protected from being assessed by third parties.

Cookies

Sometimes, the web pages use cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer more user-friendly, more effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies used on our website are known as “session cookies” and they are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your endpoint device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

By activating or accessing the setting on your browser, you can be informed about the use of cookies and accept cookies only in exceptional cases, you may decline the use of cookies for certain cases or generally, or automatically remove cookies whenever you close your browser. Please note that if cookies are disabled or removed, not all features of this website may operate as intended.

Server Log Files

The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in form of so called server log files, which are automatically being transmitted to us. This information contains:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • hostname of the accessing computer
  • time of your access

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons and it is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later date if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Contact Form

If sending requests or enquiries via our contact form, we will save your data provided in the contact form, including the contact details provided by you, for the purpose of processing the request or enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on any data or information to third parties without your permission or consent.

Newsletter

If you wish to receive our newsletter, please provide us with your e-mail address as well as with all information needed, in order to check if you are the owner of the e-mail address stated, and in order to make sure if you agree to receive the newsletter. We will not save any further data. We only use these data in order to provide the requested information and we do not pass it on to third parties.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, by using the link "unsubscribe" which is provided in the newsletter. By using this link, all of the personal data provided previously, your e-mail address and the previously given approval to use these data for sending the newsletter to you, will be revoked automatically.

External Links

This website may from time to time contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, privacy practices and performance of those sites.


Privacy Policy for the Use of Google reCAPTCHA


We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots. This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases a full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of this website’s owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCAPTCHA from your browser will not be merged with any other data from Google. This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google (Google Inc.). By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/


Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Maps


This website uses Google Maps API to visually present geographical information. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. hen you use Google Maps, information about the use of this website, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored on a server belonging to Google in the USA. By using this website you confirm that in this regard you are in agreement with the recording, processing and use of your automatically collected data by Google, one of its representatives, or third-party suppliers. We, the owner of this website, do not have any influence on this data transmission.

For more information on the use of user data, please go to Google’s Data Protection Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/


Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Analytics


This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the website. The provider of Google Analytics is: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server. This information is then used to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile statistical reports on the website activities for the website operator.

Further information concerning Google Analytics’ terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Browser Plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Data Collection Disclaimer

You can refuse data collection and its use by Google Analytics at any time and with effect for the future by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: disable Google Analytics

Order Data Processing

We have concluded a contract concerning order data processing with Google and when using Google Analytics, we fully operate in accordance with the strict provisions and regulations of the German data protection authorities.

IP-Anonymisierung

We are using the functionality “activation of the IP anonymization” on this website. In case of such activation, Google will truncate/anonymize the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of this website’s provider, Google will use information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities for the website operator and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.Through the use of this website, you express your consent to the processing of data being collected by Google about you in the manner described above and for the purposes described above.


Privacy Policy for the Use of Facebook Plug-ins (Like Button)


Our website contains programs (plug-ins) operated by the social network Facebook. Thes programs are exclusively operated by Facebook Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The plug-ins are clearly visible on our website through the use of the Facebook logo or through the add-on “like” button. For a more detailed overview on Facebook plug-ins, please go to: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US

When visiting our website containing such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct link with the servers operated by Facebook. This will give Facebook the information that you have visited our Site with your IP address. If you visit our website whilst signed into your Facebook user account, you can link our website to your Facebook profile. By doing so, Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your user account. Please note, that Facebook does not send us (the provider of these pages) any information about the content of the transmitted data or in regard to its use by Facebook. For more information on Facebook’s privacy policy, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to link your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.