Data protection statement


Please read this statement carefully before using the website because it explains how we collect, process and store personal data. Every visit to our website and every retrieval of one of the files deposited on this website will be recorded. Storage of this information is used for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The details recorded are: name of the retrieved file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message regarding successful retrieval, web browser, requesting domain, IP address of the requesting computer, search words, (…)*. We will process and store all personal data that you transmit to us as part of an e-mail enquiry (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.) in order to establish the contact requested by you, and for the cultivation of customer relationships. These data will be stored by us until we receive a written request from you for their deletion. Any additional personal data will only be recorded when you supply this information voluntarily in the context of an enquiry or registration for the purpose of concluding a contract, or via the settings of your browser. Should we pass on data to external service providers, we will undertake technical and organisational measures to ensure that the information is passed on in compliance with legal data protection regulations. Data are processed on the basis of the statutory provisions contained in Section 8 DSG, Section 96 TKG*. You are entitled, at any time, to request information on personal data stored about you, the origin of such data, the recipient, and the purpose of storing such data. In addition, you have a right under the statutory provisions to request correction, blocking or deletion of your data. Please feel free to contact us at This data protection guideline is valid from 06/2013*. All future changes to our data protection guideline will be notified on this webpage. You should therefore check this website regularly for updates or changes. Should you have any questions, comments or other enquiries regarding this data protection guideline, please contact us at the address listed in the website owner details,


Use of personal data for application forms


First names, surnames and e-mail addresses are collected on application forms for subscribing to the newsletter. If you have agreed to receive news via subscription on the appropriate form, we will evaluate which contents are of particular interest to recipients in order to optimise such contents provided by us. This means that the opening of certain content and the click behaviour in the newsletter is recorded and evaluated in order to establish an individual profile. You can withdraw your consent to receive the newsletter at any time by clicking on the de-registration link in the newsletter. The link to the de-registration page can be found in each newsletter. All data recorded by us via the respective forms will be stored by us until we receive your written application for deletion. However, we would like to point out that the name will only be used for personalising the newsletter. Your data will not be passed on to any third party.




Information letter in the meaning of Section 13 of the data protection statement produced in accordance with the instructions of the Data Protection Officer 08/05/2014.
We herewith point out that we use cookies in the context of a visit to our website for the purpose of promotion and communication, for carrying out the registration for subscriptions and for avoiding spam. With respect to the type of data recorded and the duration of the storage, we refer to the respective sections in this data protection statement.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text strings that visit the location of visitors, their terminal (as a rule, the browser), where they are stored before they are transferred to the same place during the next visit to the same user. For this purpose, cookies are subdivided here into technical cookies and profiling cookies depending on the type of use, and into own cookies or third party cookies depending on the use by the user.


Different types of cookies  


Technical cookies

Technical cookies should solely be used for the "technical storage or access to stored information where they are aimed exclusively at carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service" (Section 122, paragraph 1 of the Data Protection Code). Technical cookies are different from navigation or use cookies (which guarantee normal navigation and use of websites); analytical cookies (similar to cookies, where technicians are used directly by website operators in order to collect information in general form, the number of users and how they visit the website) and functional cookies (allow the user to navigate on the basis of a series of selective criteria, for example the language, in order to improve the service for that user).

Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are used in order to send promotion messages in accord with the user’s network preferences. Third-party cookies. Owing to the different users of websites installing cookies on PCs, a distinction is always made between own cookies and third-party cookies, depending on whether it is the same administrator of the website visited by the user or another website that installs the cookies for its own use.

Cookies for avoiding spam

We use plug-ins from the Content Management System in order to be able to ensure that our forms are not abused for spam. Since these cookies are used in order to guarantee security, these cookies are used without prior consent.


The use of cookies on the website


Session cookie (local)

This is a technical cookie that stores the actions of the user within a website. This is deleted on leaving the website.


Google Analytics and Google Remarketing (by third parties)

This website uses Google Analytics and Google Remarketing. These are services by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Subsequently, the IP address is shortened by Google by the last three digits, which means that an unequivocal allocation of the IP address is not possible. Google observes the data protection regulations of the "US Safe Harbor" agreement and is registered at the "Safe Harbor" program of the US Department of Commerce. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
Third-party providers, including Google, will place advertisements on websites on the internet. Third-party providers, including Google, use stored cookies to place advertisements on the basis of previous visits of a user to a website.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. It is possible at any time, with future effect, to object to the collection and storage of data. You can de-activate the use of cookies by Google by an appropriate setting in your browser software by going to and clicking the "Opt out" button. Alternatively you can de-activate the use of cookies by third-party providers by going to the de-activation page of the network advertising initiative at Further information on the Google regulations can be found at
However, we would point out that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


How can cookies be de-activated, deleted or blocked?


This website you have visited enables you to click and un-click the individual cookies using the methods described below; however, you need to know that in the case of a de-activation the full use of the website can no longer be guaranteed.


Open the Firefox browser.
Press the "Alt" key on your keyboard.
Select "Menu" and then "Options" in the function bar.
Select the "Privacy" tab.
Under "Firefox becomes a chronicle" select "Install to user-defined settings".
Remove the tick from "Accept cookies" and save your settings.

Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer.
Click on the "Extras" button and then on "Internet options".
Click on the "Data protection" tab.
You can delete the tick in the "Cookies" tab and save your settings.

Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome.
Select "Settings".
Click on "Show advanced settings".
Under "Privacy", click on "Content settings".
In the "Cookies" section you can deactivate these and save your settings.


Open Safari.
Select "Settings" from the list of functions (grey cogwheel in the top right-hand corner) and click on "Privacy".
Go to "Accept cookies" where you can specify whether, and when, Safari accepts cookies from websites. For more information, click on "Help" (?).

If you want to learn more about cookies that are stored on your computer, click on "Show cookies".