Data protection declaration



This data protection declaration aims to give the user of this website information about the nature, scope and purpose of collection and use of personal and data by the website operator.


The website operator takes protection of your data very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal directives. As changes may be made to this data protection statement due to new technology and the ongoing improvement of this website, we recommend you read this data protection statement again at regular intervals.


You can find definitions of the terms used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing” in Art. 4 GDPR.


Access data


Based on our entitled interest (Art. 6, Para 1 letter f GDPR), we, the website operators or site providers, collect data about access to the website and save this as “Server logfiles” on the website server. The following data is recorded:


  • Website visited
  • Time of access
  • Volume of data sent in Bytes
  • Source/link from which you reached the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used


The server logfiles are stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. The data is saved for security reasons and also, for example, to help resolve cases of misuse. If data has to be collected for purposes of documentation, this is exempt from deletion until the case has been finally resolved.


Cookies and reach measurement


This website uses cookies for pseudonymised reach measurement, which

are transferred either by our server or a third-party server to the user’s browser. Cookies are small files which are saved on your device. Your browser accesses these files. Using cookies makes the website more secure and user-friendly. If you do not want cookies for reach measurement to be saved on your device, you can prevent use of these files here:


Cookie deactivation page of the network advertising initiative:!/

Cookie deactivation page of the US American website:!/

Cookie deactivation page of the European website:!/


Common browsers offer a setting option to stop use of cookies. Note: We cannot guarantee that all functions of this website can be accessed without restriction if you adjust the settings accordingly.


Recording and processing of personal data


The website operator collects, uses and passes on your personal data only when this is permitted within the legal framework, or you consent to this data collection. Personal data includes all information which can be used to define you as a person and which can be traced back to you - so it includes your name, your email address and your telephone number.


You can also visit this website without revealing details about your person. However to improve our online offering, we save your access data on this website (without a personal reference). This access data includes the file requested by you, or the name of your internet provider. Anonymisation of your data means that it cannot be retraced to you.


Handling contact data


If you contact us as a website operator using the contact options provided, your information will be saved so that it can be accessed for processing and to answer your query. This data will not be passed on to any third party without your consent.


Handling comments and contributions


If you leave a contribution or comment on this website, your IP address will be saved.

This happens due to our entitled interests as defined in Art. 6 Para 1, letter f GDPR, and helps our security as a website operator:  If your comment violates any applicable laws, we can be sued for this, which is why we have an interest in the identity of the author of the comment or contribution


Google Analytics


Due to our entitled interest in optimisation and analysis of our online offering as defined in Art. 6 Para 1 letter GDPR, this website uses the service “Google Analytics” provided by Google Inc.(1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The service (Google Analytics) uses “cookies” – text files, which are saved on your device. The data collected by the cookies is normally sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there.


Google LLC observes the directives of European data protection legislation and is certified under the Privacy Shield convention:


IP anonymisation is active on this website. The user’s IP address is abbreviated within the EU member states and the European Economic Area and in other contract states of the agreement. Only in exceptional cases is the IP address transferred unabbreviated to Google servers in the USA and abbreviated there. This abbreviation removes any personal reference to your IP address. The user’s IP address transferred is not combined with other data stored by Google.


As part of the order data agreement which we have concluded as a website operator with Google Inc, they use the data collected to produce an evaluation of website use and website activity, and deliver services associated with internet use.


The data collected by Google on our behalf is used to allow evaluation of the use of our online offering by the individual user, e.g. to produce reports on activity on the website, in order to improve our online offering.


You have the option to prevent storage of cookies on your device, by adjusting the corresponding settings in your browser. We cannot guarantee that all functions of this website can be accessed without restriction if your browser does not allow cookies.


Furthermore, you can use a browser plugin to stop the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc.

The following link will take you to the corresponding plugin:


Alternatively, click on this link (IMPORTANT: add in the opt-out link) to stop Google from recording your data within this website. If you click on the link above, you will download an “opt-out cookie”. Therefore, your browser must fundamentally allow saving of cookies.

If you regularly delete your cookies, you must click on the link again on every visit


You will find more information about Google Inc.’s use of data here:


Data collected by Google partners

Settings relating to advertising shown to you

Use of cookies in adverts


Users’ rights


As a user, you have the right to receive information, free of charge, on request, regarding which personal data is saved about you. You also have the right to have incorrect data corrected, and also limit the processing of your personal data, or to have it deleted. Where applicable, you can also make use of your right to data portability. If you suspect that your data may have been distributed unlawfully, you may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible.


Deletion of data


Where your request does not contradict a legal obligation to store data (e.g. retention of data), you have the right to have your data deleted. Data we have saved will be deleted if it is no longer needed for the designated purpose, and there are no legal storage terms. If deletion cannot be carried out as the data is required for permissible legal purposes, the data processing will be restricted. In this case, the data will be locked and not used for other purposes.


Right to object


Users of this website can make use of their right to object, and object to processing of their personal data at any time.If you would like a correction, restriction, deletion or information about your personal data which has been saved, or you have any questions relating to collection, processing or use of your personal data, or you would like to withdraw consent,


please contact the following email address:




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