Data Privacy Statement 

Privacy Statement

Data Privacy

Generally, our web site can be used without leaving any personal data. Should any personal data be gathered on our website (such as name, address or eMail-address), this will be done, if possible, voluntarily. Without your explicit approval these data will not be passed on to third parties. Please note that security holes can occur when transferring data through the internet

(e.g. email communication). A complete protection of data against access of third parties is not possible. We hereby explicitly forbid using our contact data published under the German Telemedia Act for the transmission of sales promotion or information material not explicitly requested for. The providers of this web site reserve the right to take legal steps in case of sending unrequested promotion material, e.g. spam mails.


Privacy Statement for use of Facebook-Plug-ins (Like-Button)

Our website is using social media plugins of Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). The facebook plug-ins can be recognized on our page by the facebook-logo or the "Like-Button".

An overview of the facebook plug-ins can be found here:

While visiting our website a direct connection between your browser and Facebook server will be established via the plug-in. Through this connection Facebook will receive information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the “Like button” while being locked in on Facebook you can link content from our website to your Facebook profile. Thereby Facebook can assign the visit of our pages to your account. Please note that we have no knowledge of content of transferred data as well as of usage thereof by Facebook. Further information of privacy statement of Facebook can be found here

If you do not want that Facebook can assign your visit of our website to your Facebook account please lock out of Facebook.


Privacy Statement for use of Google Analytics

This website is using Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analystics is using so called „Cookies“. Cookies are text files which will be stored on your computer and which will enable you to analyze usage of the website. Information generated by these cookies concerning usage of the website will generally be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other partner states of the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information to evaluate usage of website, to generate reports about website activity and to provide further services for the website provider concerning use of website and internet. Data gathered by Google Analystics of your IP address through your browser will not be consolidated with other Google data. Of course, cookies can be blocked by certain browser settings; however, we have to point out that in this case maybe not all functions of the website can be used completely. Besides, you can avoid that gathered data through these cookies concerning your usage of this website (incl. IP address) will be processed by Google by downloading following plug-in:


Privacy Statement for use of Google +1

Recording and transmission of information:

With help of Google +1-button you are able to publish information world-wide.  By clicking Google +1 button you and other users will receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google is storing data you left for +1 content as well as information of the web site you visited when clicking +1. Your +1 notes, your profile name as well as your Google picture can be faded in at search results, in your Google account or at other web sites and internet advertisements. Google keeps all information about your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and others. To use Google +1 button you need a world-wide visible and public Google profile that at least contains name selected for the same. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases this name can replace another name that has been used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be visible for users having your email address or other identifying information.


Usage of gathered information:

Next to the intended use mentioned above, the provided information will be used according to Google Privacy Statement. Google probably will publish combined statistics of +1 activities of the users and will transmit these to users and partners such as publisher, advertiser or linked websites.


Privacy Statement for use of Twitter

On our web site we have integrated services functions of Twitter. These services will be provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the function “re-tweet” the web sites visited by you will be linked to your Twitter account and displayed to other users. By doing so data will be transferred to Twitter. We point out, that we as provider of the web sites have no knowledge of content or usage of transferred data by Twitter. Further information of Twitter Privacy Statement can be found here:

Data privacy settings for your Twitter account can be changed in your account settings