Privacy Policy

Data Protection
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy declaration.

The use of our website is usually possible without the provision of personal data. As far as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, which is always done on a voluntary basis – as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) can pose security gaps. Complete data protection against the access of third parties is not possible.

The Internet pages use in part so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to help make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. You can configure your browser to advise cookie settings and allow cookies only in special situations, bar the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Deactivation of cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Contact Form
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, its contained information, including your given contact data, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and possible follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent.

Newsletter Data
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need you to provide us with an e-mail address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the indicated e-mail address and consent to receiving the newsletter. No further data will be collected. We use this data exclusively for the purpose of sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. You can revoke the consent given to store the data, the e-mail address, and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)
Our pages contain integrated plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the 

Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” (“Like”) on our Website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: When you visit our website, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our Website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like-Button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our Website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign the visit of our website to your user account. It should be noted that we, the website provider, receive no information from Facebook about its transmitted data content or related data use. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at If you do not wish Facebook to assign the visit of our Website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Our Website contains integrated service functions of Twitter, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In the process, data is also transmitted to Twitter. It should be noted that we, the website provider, receive no information from Twitter about its transmitted data content or related data use. For more information, please see Twitter’s privacy policy at You can change your privacy configurations on Twitter in the account settings under:

Our website uses functions of Google+, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and disclosure of information: You can use the Google+ button to publish information worldwide. The Google+ button provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores information that you provided +1 for content as well as information about the page you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and advertisements in the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you’ve used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be revealed to those users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information about you. Use of the collected information: In addition to the usage described above, the information you provided will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy regulations. Google may publish summarized statistics about +1 user activities or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Our website contains integrated service functions of Instagram, offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our website to your Instagram profile, by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our website with your user account. It should be noted that we, the website provider, receive no information from Instagram about its transmitted data content or related data use. For more information, please see Instagram’s privacy policy at:

Our website uses social plugins of the social network Pinterest, provided by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA. When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly with the Pinterest servers. The plugin transfers in this process protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This protocol data possibly includes your IP address, the address of websites visited – which also contain Pinterest functions, browser type and settings, date and time of the inquiry, your manner of Pinterest use as well as cookies. Further information on the purpose, scope and additional processing as well as the data usage by Pinterest and your rights and options to protect your privacy can be found in the Pinterest privacy declaration under:

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING functions is called up, a connection to XING servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not being archived. In particular, no IP addresses are stored, nor the usage behavior evaluated. Additional information on XING´s privacy policy and the XING share button can be found in XING’s privacy declaration at:

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated YouTube site, which is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our website pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is made to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server will be informed which of our website pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this function by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information on how to apply user data, please consult the YouTube privacy policy at:

Comment Function on This Website
By utilizing the comment function of this website, both your comment and the time of its writing will be stored plus, if you are not posting anonymously, the user name you have selected.

Storage of IP Addresses
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check comments on our website before they are activated, we need this data allowing us to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as insults or propaganda.

SSL Encryption
This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as inquiries that you submit to us, as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. Once the SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Objection to Unsolicited Mailings
We hereby object to the use of our contact data published within the obligatory private policy notice to send not explicitly requested advertising and information materials. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited deliveries of advertising and promotional information materials, such as spam e-mails.