Data protection

A visit to our website is usually possible without indication of personal data. If personal data (e.g., name, address or email-account) are collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible– with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties
without the express consent of the user shall not take place.

We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by email) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a
result of such security vulnerabilities.

The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of unrequested advertising or information is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of any unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g., by means of spam mail.

Data protection concerning Facebook-plugins („Like“-buttons)

Our page contains plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601
Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognize the Facebook-plugins by the
Facebook Logo or the „Like“-button. An overview of possible Facebook plugins can be found at: you visit our website, the plugin installs a direct connection between your browser and the
Facebook server. Facebook receives information about you visiting our site via your IP-address. When you press the Facebook „Like“-button while logged in at Facebook, you can link contents from our site with your Facebook Timeline. Facebook can match your visit to our site with your personal
account. Please note that the operators of this site have no control over the transmitted data and
its use on Facebook. Further information is provided in the privacy policy of Facebook:

If you do not wish Facebook to match data from your visit to our site with your Facebook Account, please log out of Facebook before entering this site.

Data protection concerning Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a service offered by Google, Inc. Google Analytics employs
so-called „cookies“, i.e. text files, which are stored on your PC and enable tracking your usage of this website. The user information gathered by those cookies is usually submitted to a Google server located in the USA, on which the respective information is subsequently stored. In case you
activated IP-anonymization while using this website, Google will shorten your IP-address hailing from any EU country or any contractual state of the Agreement of the European Economic Area before submitting it to a Google server.

Only on rare occasions is the full IP-address submitted to a Google server located in the USA and shortened afterwards. Google will use this information to assess your usage of this website to compile reports about your web activity and to provide further services to this site's operator
concerning website usage and internet usage. The IP-address submitted from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data collected by Google.

You can disable cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly, but please note: if you disable cookies we can not guarantee that you will be able to use every feature on this website to its full extent.To prevent Google from gathering and processing any data concerning your usage of this website via
cookies, including your IP-address, you can download and install the browser-plugin provided at:

Data protection concerning Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service embedding ads by Google, Inc. („Google“). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files, which are stored on your PC and enable tracking your usage of this website. Additionally, Google AdSense uses so-called web beacons, i.e. invisible
graphics. Via these web beacons the user traffic on these sites can be assessed.

The information gathered via cookies and web beacons about the usage of this website (including your IP-address) and the delivery of ad content will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and subsequently stored on this server. This information can also be passed on to one of Google’s
affiliates. However, Google will not associate your IP-address with other data provided by you.

You can opt out of the installation of cookies by changing your browser settings accordingly; please note: If you disable cookies we can not guarantee that you will be able to use every feature on this website to its full extent. By using this website you agree with Google’s usage of your
data according to the terms and conditions described above.


Data protection concerning Google+

Gathering and transferring information:
With the „Google+1“-button you can publish information worldwide. Via the „Google+“-button you and other users receive personalized content from Google and their partners. Google files the content you tagged with „+1“, as well as information about the site you visited while pressing the
„Google+“-button. Your „+1“-activity, combined with your Google Profile name and your photo can appear in other Google services like search hits or your “Google+”-page, as well as on other websites and web-ads. Google records information about your „+1“-activity to enhance Google
services for you and others. To use the „Google+“-button, you'll need a publicly accessible Google Profile containing at least a profile name. This profile name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can stand in for another name (“alias”) that you usually use for sharing
content via your Google Account. Your identity will be revealed to other Google-users who know your email address, or other parameters identifying you.

Usage of the gathered information:
Besides the above-mentioned purposes, data provided by you will also be used according toGoogle's prevailing data protection regulations. Google might publish summarized statistics about your “Google+”-activities, alternatively passing it to other users and partners like publishers, advertisers or associated websites.


Data protection concerning Twitter

Applications from the microblogging service Twitter are embedded in our sites. These applications are provided by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the „retweet“-function, websites visited by you will be connected to your Twitter- account and presented to other Twitter users.

Please note: we have no control over the specific content of the data or its usage by Twitter. Further information provided in the privacy policy of