Privacy Policy







Thank you for using our website. This Data Privacy Policy will provide you with all the necessary details about the way we or our contractors collect and use your data, as well as the extent and purpose for which your data are collected and used. The collection and use of your data take place in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The confidentiality of your personal data is of special importance to us, and we therefore operate strictly within the limits of the law. Wherever possible, your data will be collected with your voluntary consent, and we will only disclose your data to third parties if we have your express permission. Whenever data are particularly confidential, e.g. in payment transactions or when you send us queries, we use SSL encryption for a high level of security. Nevertheless, we want to use this opportunity to draw your attention to the general dangers of internet use which are beyond our control. Please remember that emails, in particular, are not secure unless you take further precautions. Otherwise it is possible that your data may be collected by third parties.

Provision of information, erasure and locking of data

You may at any time receive free information about any of your personal data stored by us and also about their origins, the recipient and the purpose of our data collection and processing. Moreover you are entitled to demand the rectification, erasure or locking your data. The only exceptions are data which we store to satisfy statutory regulations or to ensure legally compliant business transactions. To implement a data lock at any time, we keep data in a lock file for control purposes. Unless data is subject to a statutory archiving requirement, we will delete your data upon request. If there is an archiving requirement, we will lock your data. If you have any questions or requests concerning the rectification, locking or erasure of personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer at


We use cookies on our website. These are small text files which our server saves to your computer. They help with the display of our website and make it easier for you to find your bearings on it. Cookies contain details of your IP address, browser, operating system and internet connection. We do not match these details with your personal data, and neither do we disclose them to third parties. We never use cookies to install harmful code or spy software on your computer. You can also use our website without the use of cookies, but you may find that some of the display and some functions on offer will only work to a limited extent. If you wish to disable cookies, you can do so through special settings in your browser.

Collection of access data

Technically, we can only deliver contents to our website and display it appropriately, if we collect certain data. Whenever you access our website, so-called server log files are created, which are then collected by us or by the web space provider. These log files do not allow any conclusions to be made about yourself or your personal details. The relevant information comprises the name of the website you are visiting, the filename, the date, the data volume, your web browser and its version, your operating system, the domain name of your internet provider, the referral URL of the page from which you accessed our website and the relevant IP address. We use these data to display and deliver content, as well as for statistical purposes. This information supports us in the provision and continuous improvement of our website. We also reserve the right to check such files at a later stage if we suspect that our content might have been used illegitimately.

Personal data

When we collect personal data, we seek to ensure data reduction and data minimisation. We only collect data to the extent that and as long as those data are required for the use of our website, or as specified by law. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and we strictly adhere to the relevant statutory provisions and this Data Privacy Policy whenever we collect and process personal data. Your data will be locked or erased as soon as we don’t need them any more, or the statutory data retention period has come to an end. Our website can usually be used without the disclosure of personal data. When we collect personal data – e.g. your name, surface mail address or email address – we only do it if you want us to, i.e. with your consent. Unless we have received your express voluntary consent, we will not disclose your data to third parties. Please remember, however, that as a general rule, data cannot always be transmitted safely on the internet. In particular, the protection of data exchange in emails cannot be guaranteed.

Server log files

Server log files are anonymised data collected whenever you access our website. This information does not permit us to draw conclusions about yourself as a person. However, for technical reasons, it is indispensable for the delivery and display of our content. They also help us with our statistics and the ongoing optimisation of our website. Typical log files are the date and time of access, the data volume, the browser used for accessing our website, the browser version, your operating system, the domain name of your service provider, the page from which you reached our website (the referrer URL) and your IP address. Log files also permit accurate checking if we suspect that our website has been used for illegitimate purposes.

Google Maps plugin

Our website contains a plugin to the Google Maps web service. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you use Google Maps on our website, the details of your site use and your IP address are sent to a Google server in the United States and are then saved on that server. We have no knowledge of the precise content of the data that are transmitted nor of their use by Google. In this context the company does not permit data to be combined with information from other Google services, nor the collection of personal data. However Google may share this information with third parties. To stop Google Maps from executing, you can disable JavaScript in your browser. However, if you do this, you cannot use maps on our website. By using our website, you give your consent to the collection and processing of your data by Google Inc. as detailed above. Further details of the Google Maps privacy policy and terms of service are available at


Our website uses YouTube plugins, operated by Google. The operator of such pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established with the relevant YouTube servers. The YouTube server is notified which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing patterns directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further details about the use of user data can be found in the YouTube Privacy Guidelines

If you have any further queries, please contact our Data Protection Officer