The provider of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and handle it in accordance with the data protection legislation and this privacy statement.
It is generally possible to use this website without providing any personal data. If any personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) is collected on these web pages, it is always on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.
We specifically draw your attention to the fact that transferring data over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may involve gaps in security. Complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
This website uses so-called cookies to some extent. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies“. They are automatically deleted once your visit is over. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can adjust the settings on your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, so that cookies are not accepted in specific cases or at all, or so that cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Server log files
When visiting the provider’s website, information about this access (e.g. date, time of day, pages viewed) may be saved. This data is not considered personal data but rather it is anonymised. It is exclusively analysed for statistical purposes. This data is not combined with other data sources.
The provider of these web pages automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. Following informations are collected:
browser type/browser version
operating system used
hostname of the computer accessing the site
time of the server request
If you send enquiries to us using the contact form, the data you enter on the enquiry form, including the contact details you specify there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of any follow-up questions. Without your consent we will not pass this data on.
If you would like to receive newsletters offered on this website, we require an email address from you along with information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address given and agree to receive the newsletter. No further data is collected. We use this data exclusively to send the information requested and will not give it to third parties.
By, for example, using the „unsubscribe“ link in the newsletter, you can at any time revoke the permission granted to save the data and email address and to use them to send you the newsletter.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. („Google“), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses „cookies“, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze 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. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html
or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by „gat._anonymizeIp();“ to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
This website uses Google Maps, a map service of Google Inc. („Google“), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Further information about Google Maps’ conditions of use can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/en_en/help/terms_maps.html
By using this website, you agree to the automatically collected data and the data you enter being recorded, processed and used by Google, one of its representatives or third-party providers.
This website uses Facebook plug-ins. The provider of these functions is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. An overview of Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
When you visit our website, through the plug-in a direct connection is made between your browser and the Facebook server. In this way Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook ‘like’ button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our website to your Facebook profile. In this way Facebook can associate the visit to our web pages with your user account. Please note that we as the provider of the website do not obtain any knowledge of the contents of the data transmitted or of its use by Facebook. Further information about this can be found in Facebook’s data protection statement at http://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate the visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
This website uses Google+ plug-ins. The provider of these functions is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and dissemination of information:
With the Google+ button you can publish information worldwide. Through the Google+ button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have given content a +1 as well as information about the website you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1s may be displayed as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or on your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google+ button you require a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and must at least contain the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name may also replace another name that you have used when sharing contents through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or possess other identifying information about you.
Use of information collected:
Besides the purposes outlined above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google may publish aggregate statistics about users’ +1 activities or share these statistics with users and partners such as publishers, advertisers and associated websites.
This website uses Twitter plug-ins. The provider of these functions is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the ‘Retweet’ function, the websites you visit are linked with your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In this process data is also transferred to Twitter. Please note that we as the provider of the website do not obtain any knowledge of the contents of the data transmitted or of its use by Twitter. Further information about this can be found in Twitter’s data protection statement at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en
You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings
This website uses plug-ins of the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of the websites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites containing a YouTube plug-in, a connection is made with the YouTube servers. In this process information is disclosed to the YouTube server as to which of our websites you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you make it possible for YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube’s data protection statement at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/