Privacy statement

On some pages of this website, the user is asked to provide personal data. The transmission of such information is at the discretion of the user. Your personal data will only be stored and processed to deal with your request and won’t be passed on to any third party. You can at any time object to the use of your personal data by e-mail or postal letter. We guarantee that your data will be treated confidentially in compliance with the provisions of the data protection law.

 Google Analytics

This website uses “Google Analytics”, a tool provided by Google Inc. which helps analyse the web traffic. “Google Analytics” generates so-called cookies, which are text files stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The data, collected by the cookie relating to your visit of this website, will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where they are stored. If the IP-anonymization is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address prior to transmission in the member states of the European Union as well as in other countries having adhered to the Treaty of the European Free Trade Area. Only in exceptional cases, Google will transmit the full IP address to its server in the USA and truncate it there. Google will use this information on behalf of the website provider to evaluate your use of the website, to draw up reports on the web traffic and to develop further services for the use of websites and of the internet. Google will not connect your IP address, transmitted to its server by Google Analytics, with other stored data. You can prevent the generation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software. Please note, however, that you will then no longer be able to use all services provided by this website. You can also block the collection of personal data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and their processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin which is available under the following link:


With our newsletter, we keep you informed of the latest news. If you would like to receive the newsletter and other information material, you are required to provide your valid e-mail address as well as further information, which will enable us to verify whether you are the holder of the indicated e-mail address or whether its holder agrees to receive the newsletter and other information material. We will not collect further data. The data provided by you will only be used to send you the newsletter and the latest information and won’t be passed on to third persons. When you sign up for our newsletter, we will store your IP address and the date of registration. This is necessary to prevent an unauthorised third party from abusing an email address, signing up for the newsletter without knowledge of the rightful holder of the email account. You can revoke at any time your consent to the storage of your personal data and your email address and to its use for the delivery of the newsletter and further information material.


This website contains so-called social plugins of Facebook social network operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These plugins are symbolised by a Facebook logo or marked with the writing “Social Plugin of Facebook” (“Soziales Plugin von Facebook”). Please click on the link below to view the list of Facebook plugins and their symbols. plugins:

When you visit a page of this website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin will be directly transmitted by Facebook to your browser, which embeds it into this website.

The embedded plugin provides Facebook with the information that you have accessed a certain page of this website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or if you are not logged in to Facebook. Your browser transmits this information (including your IP address) directly to the Facebook server in the USA where it is stored.

If are logged in to Facebook, your visit on our website can be matched with your Facebook account. If you interact with such a plugin, for example the “Like” button, or if you enter a comment, the information is transmitted to the Facebook server where it is stored. Facebook will also publish this information and display it to other Facebook users.

Facebook may use this information for publicity or market research purposes or to improve the design of the Facebook layout. Facebook creates user, interest and relation profiles, for example, to evaluate your use of this website with regard to the advertisements displayed on your Facebook account, to inform other Facebook users of your use of our website or to provide further services relating to the use of Facebook.

If you want to prevent Facebook from connecting the data collected about our website to your user account, you must log out from Facebook before accessing our website.
To get more information about the purpose and the extent of the data collection and processing by Facebook as well as your rights and configuration possibilities for the protection of your private sphere, please refer to the privacy statements of Facebook available under the following link:

Use of the Google +1 button
This website uses the Google +1 button, a website plugin of the Google+ social network. The button is recognizable through the symbol “+1“, which consists of white characters on a blue or black ground. You can see all variants of the Google +1 on the following page.

The Google +1 button, being directly embedded by Google into the website by means of JavaScript, establishes a direct communication between your browser and the Google servers. We cannot exert any influence on the content of the data transfer. Possibly, data, such as the time of the visit, the IP address and further information are transmitted to Google. For more detailed information regarding the data collection, transfer and processing, please refer to the following page:

In order to prevent the transmission of personal data from your Google profile, you should log out from Google or deactivate the “+1” personalization before accessing a website that contains the Google +1 button.

The Google +1 button is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. For further information, please refer to the following link: