The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy notice.
The use of this website is normally possible without having to enter personal data. If and when personal data is collected from our web pages (e.g. name, address or email addresses), it is always done on a voluntary basis. This data will not be given to any third parties without your express consent.
We would like to inform you that the transmission of data using the internet (e.g. correspondence by email) may be subject to security gaps. It is therefore impossible to guarantee total protection of the data from being accessed by third parties.
Privacy notice for the use of Facebook plug-ins (Like button)
Plug-ins from the social network provider Facebook are integrated into our web pages: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can identify the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “like” button on our website. You can find a summary of Facebook plug-ins here:
If you do not want Facebook to be able to link your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Privacy notice for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses features from the web analysis service “Google Analytics”. The provider of this service is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files which are saved on your computer and make it possible to carry out an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and is saved there.
In the event IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory countries to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Upon the request of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website in order to compile reports about website activities and to provide the website operator other services related to website use and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent cookies from being saved by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions on this website. Additionally, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie that is related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
Privacy notice for the use of Google +1
Our websites use functions from Google +1. The provider of this service is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collecting and transferring information: With the help of the Google +1 button, you can make information public globally. By clicking on the Google +1 button, you and other users will receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google will save both the information that you gave for specific +1 content as well as information about the website which you were looking at when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be shown as notices together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or on other places on websites and ads in the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you will need a globally visible and public Google profile which must contain at least the name selected for the profile. This name is used for all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name which you have used to share content using your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or who have other identifying information from you.
Use of the information gathered: In addition to the intended use specified above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with currently valid Google data protection provisions. Google may disclose statistics compiled over the +1 activities of users and may give them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.
Privacy notice for the use of Instagram
Functions of the service provider Instagram are incorporated into our websites. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our website with your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This will enable Instagram to link your visit to our website with your user account. Please note that as the operator of the website, we will not receive any knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.
Privacy notice for the use of Pinterest
We use social network plug-ins from the social network provider Pinterest on our website which are operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ("Pinterest"). If you open a page which contains this type of plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. During this process, the plug-in transmits protocol data to Pinterest’s servers in the USA. This protocol data may contain your IP address, the address of the websites you visited that also contain Pinterest functions, the type of browser and settings being used, the data and the time of the query, the manner in which it is being used by Pinterest, and cookies.
You can find more information about the purpose, scope, further processing and use of data by Pinterest in addition to your rights related thereto in Pinterest’s privacy notice; it also explains the possible ways you can protect your privacy:
Privacy notice for the use of Twitter
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings by going to
Privacy notice for the use of Xing
Our website uses the functions provided by the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time our web pages containing functions from Xing are accessed, a connection is established to Xing’s servers. To our knowledge, personal data is not saved during the process. In particular, IP addresses are not saved and the usage behavior is not evaluated.
You can find more information about data protection and the Xing share button in Xing’s data policy, which is available at
Information, deletion and blocking
You have the right at all times to receive information free of charge about your saved personal data, its origin, the recipient, and the purpose of data processing; you also have a right to have your data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any additional questions regarding the topic of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the imprint.
The pages of this website partially use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and are saved in your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after you are finished visiting our website. Other cookies remain saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can select the settings in your browser so that you are informed if cookies are being saved; you can also choose to only allow cookies in specific cases, to accept them only in certain circumstances, to generally exclude them, or to automatically delete them when you close your browser. When cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website can be limited.
Server log files
The provider of the website collects and saves information automatically in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:
Browser type/ browser version
Operating system being used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
This data cannot be attributed to a specific person. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently review this data if we have specific reasons to believe it is being used illegally.
If you would like to contact us using the contact form, the information you provide in the form, including your contact information, will be used for the purpose of processing your request and will be saved by us so that we can use it again in the event there are follow-up questions. We will not share this data with a third party without your consent.
Objecting to advertising emails
We hereby object to the use of the contact information we provide as part of our obligation to publish an imprint for sending us advertising and informational materials which we have not expressly requested. The operator of the website reserves the right to take legal steps in the event advertising information is sent without being requested, such as spam emails.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we will need your email address and other information which allows us to prove that you are the indicated owner of the email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Other data is not collected. We will use this data only for sending the requested information and will not transfer it to a third party.
You can revoke your consent at any time for us to save your information and email address; you can also revoke your consent for us to use your data for sending you the newsletter by going to the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.