Privacy policy

Data protection

The protection of your personal data is very important to the operators of these webpages. We treat your personal data as confidential, and handle them in accordance with statutory data protection rules and this privacy policy.

It is usually possible to use this website without disclosing any personal data. Insofar as any personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) is collected on our pages, this always takes place on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data is not disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

We highlight that data transfer via the internet may be subject to security gaps (e.g. in email communications). Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

These webpages sometimes use “cookies”. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies used by us are “session cookies”. These are deleted after you finish your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser to notify you when a cookie is placed and only accept these on a case-by-case basis, to only accept cookies in specific cases, or to always exclude cookies. You can also activate automatic cookie deletion when you close the browser. Deactivating cookies may compromise the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of these webpages automatically collects and stores information in “server log files”, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information is disclosed:

  • browser type/browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of server request

This data cannot be attributed to any particular person. The data will not be merged with any other data sources. We reserve the right to verify this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of unlawful use.

Contact form

If you submit enquiries using our contact form, your details from the contact form including the contact details provided therein are saved for the purpose of processing your application, and for the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Information, deletion, blocking

You are entitled to receive information about your stored personal data, its source and recipient, as well as the purpose of data processing free of charge at any time, as well as to the correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Should you have questions about the above or other issues in relation to personal data, you are welcome to contact us any time at the address stated under “Contact details and legal notice”.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of your use of our website. The information about your use of our website created through the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide other services in connection with the use of the website and the internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of the cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; however, please note that you may then not be able to use all functions of this website in full. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie and in relation to your use of this website (incl. your IP address) for Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

You can prevent capture by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed which prevents your data being captured when you visit this website in the future:

For further information about the terms of use and data protection, please see http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. Please note that Google Analytics has been extended by the “anonymizeIp” code on this website to ensure that IP addresses are captured in anonymised form (“IP masking”).