Please note: You can find the updated version of Data privacy in German here: Datenschutzerklärung. The updated English version will be available soon.
You can generally use our website without providing any personal data. If we do ask for personal information (for example, your name, postal address or email address), this is provided wherever possible on a voluntary basis. This information will not be shared with third parties without your express permission.
Please note that transferring data on the internet (for example, when communicating by email) may not always be completely secure. It is not possible to fully protect data from access by third parties.
Most of our cookies are session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you leave the site. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. They enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can change your browser settings to receive notification when cookies are being used and allow or block them by default or just for specific sites, or automatically delete them when you close your browser. Disabling cookies can limit the functionality of this website.
The website provider automatically gathers and stores information in server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. The following information is collected:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URLs
- Host name of the sending device
- Time server request received
This data cannot be attributed to specific individuals and is not combined with other sources of data. We reserve the right to examine this data at a later date if we have concrete evidence of unlawful use.
When you send us a query using the contact form, the information you provide – including your contact data – will be saved in our system to enable us to process your request and any further related queries. We will not pass this information on without your permission.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter available on our website, we require you to provide an email address and information that allows us to check that the address belongs to you and that you are happy to receive our newsletter. No additional data will be gathered. We will only use this data to send you the information you have requested and will not share it with third parties.
You can withdraw your consent for us to save your data and email address and to use this information to send you our newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.
Data privacy statement on the use of Piwik
The information gathered through the cookie about your use of this website will not be shared with third parties. You can change your browser settings to stop cookies being stored; however, please note that this may prevent you from fully using all the functions on this website.
If you do not wish your data to be stored and used, you can deactivate these processes here. An opt-out cookie will be created in your browser to prevent Piwik from storing usage data. When you delete your cookies you will also delete the Piwik opt-out cookie. This must be reactivated the next time you visit our website.
To guarantee security and protect transfers of confidential content, such as queries you send us in our role as website operator, the site uses SSL encryption. When a connection is encrypted, the start of the address in your browser bar will change from "http://" to "https://" and a padlock symbol will also appear.
When SSL encryption is activated, third parties are not able to read the data that you send us.
Accessing, deleting and blocking data
You have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about the personal data we hold on you, its origin and recipients and the purposes of data processing. You also have the right to correct, block and delete this data. If you have any questions about this or other issues concerning personal data, you can contact us at any time at the email address provided on the legal information page of the site.
Objection to marketing emails
We object to the use of the contact data published as part of our legal obligations to send marketing or information material that has not explicitly been requested. The website operators reserve the right to take legal action against those who send unsolicited advertising information, such as spam emails.