Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Detailed information about how we use your data is provided below.

Like many other websites, we use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files placed on your hard drive by the website server. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system used on your computer and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and ensure the correct display of our web pages.

Under no circumstances will the data we collect be shared with third parties or associated with personal data without your consent. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Web browsers are generally set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please consult the help function on your web browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that some features on our website may not work if you have disabled cookies.

Collection of general information
Information of a general nature is collected automatically when you access our website. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information. This relates solely to information that cannot be associated with you personally. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly provide the contents you have requested from our website and is required when using the Internet. We analyse this type of anonymous information in order to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

Registration on our website
When registering to use our personalised services, some personal data is collected, such as name, address, contact and communication data such as telephone number and e-mail address. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time as needed. Of course, we will also provide you information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. We will gladly rectify or delete this data at your request provided that there are no conflicting legal retention obligations. In order to contact us in order to make such a request, please use the contact details provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified by e-mail of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (e.g. changes to the newsletter or technical developments).

We require a valid e-mail address in order to complete registration. In order to verify that registration is actually intended by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double opt-in" procedure. For this purpose, we log registration for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the requested response. No additional data is collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter and will not be shared with third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for sending the newsletter at any time. A link for this purpose is included in every newsletter.

Contact form
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you have provided will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will, however, shorten your IP address prior to doing so within member states of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. The website operator has commissioned Google with using this information to analyse your website usage and to compile reports on website activity in order to provide further services relating to the use of the website and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google.

You may opt out of 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. You can also prevent data generated by the cookie as well as data relating to your website usage (including your IP address) from being saved or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics.

You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie will be saved on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this browser in future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
We use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts ( on this website in order to be able to correctly display the contents of our website in an attractive manner on a variety of web browsers. Google Web Fonts is transferred to your browser's cache in order to avoid repeated loading. Contents will be displayed using a default font if your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access.

Accessing script libraries or font libraries automatically creates a connection to the operator of the respective library. In such cases, it is theoretically possible that operators of these libraries could collect relevant data although it is currently unclear whether they actually do or for what purpose.

You may access the privacy policy for Google as library operator here:

Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API in order to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about use of the map functions by visitors to our website. More information regarding data processing by Google may be found in the Google privacy policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings via the My Account page.

Detailed instructions for managing your own data in connection with Google products may be found here.

Your rights to information, rectification, blocking, erasure and objection
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to have your personal data rectified, blocked or erased subject to required data storage in order to process transactions. Please contract our data protection officer for more information. You will find the contact details at the bottom of the page.

To ensure that data can be blocked at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the erasure of this data provided there is no legal obligation to archive this data. To the extent such an obligation exists, we will block your data upon request.

You can make changes or revoke your consent by notifying us accordingly with prospective effect.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to occasionally update our Privacy Policy so that it always complies with current legal requirements or so that our Privacy Policy reflects changes to our services, e.g. upon the introduction of new services. In such cases, the new Privacy Policy applies on your next visit to our website.