The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Insofar as personal data are collected on our site (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses), this will preferably take place on a voluntary basis as much as possible. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.
Note that data transmitted over the internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may involve security vulnerabilities. Ensuring that data are completely protected against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.
Internet pages in part use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. They are used to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are saved by your browser to your computer.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically sends us. This includes:
These data cannot be assigned to certain persons. These data are not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of any specific indications of an illegal use.
Please note that you can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies so that you may individually decide on whether to accept them or exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Every browser differs in the way that it manages cookie settings. This is described in the Help menu of every browser which explains how you can change your cookie settings. These can be found for the respective browser under the following links:
Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
Personal data are collected when you contact us (e.g. using the contact form or e-mail). The data that we collect when using a contact form can be seen on the respective contact form. Such data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your inquiry or to establish contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing data is our legitimate interest in responding to your inquiry in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) of GDPR. If you contacted us with regard to the formation of a contract, Art. 6 Para. 1 (b) of GDPR represents an additional legal basis for processing of data. Your data will be deleted upon conclusion of processing your inquiry, which is the case if it can be inferred that the respective situation has been clarified conclusively and that there are not statutory safekeeping obligations to the contrary.
We use videos on our website. We use the possibilities of external third party providers for the integration of our videos. The integration of videos results, for technical reasons, in calling the service providers’ servers
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled pages, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube.
In such case, the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you are allowing YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
This website utilizes functions of the web analytics service provider Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics also uses so-called "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer, and which allow for analyzing your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie based on your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address is truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other parties to the agreement for the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the US. A full IP address is only sent in exceptional cases to a Google server in the US and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and offer the website operator other services linked with website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
You may prevent the storage of cookies by implementing the corresponding settings in your browser; please note however that you will not be able to utilize all the functions of this website to the full extent. In addition to that, you can prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie and associated with your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google's processing of such data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
Opposition to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your data from being collected during future visits to this website: Disabling Google Analytics
The applicable data protection law grants you as data subject comprehensive data protection rights (information and intervention rights) vis-a-vis the party responsible for processing your personal data, which we will inform you about below:
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive contents, such as inquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser’s address bar switches from "http://" to "https://" and a lock symbol appears there as well. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data that you send us cannot be read by third parties.
You have the right to receive at any time information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing free of charge as well as a right to correct, block or delete such data. In this regard and for further questions relating to the topic of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given under Impressum (Legal Notice).
Data Security Officer:
We hereby prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of the obligation to provide legal information for the purpose of sending any advertising materials or information. The operators of this site expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertisements, possibly via spam e-mails.