You generally do not need to provide personal information to use our website. Any personal information (such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses) collected on our website is, if possible, always done so on a voluntary basis. We will not share your information with third parties without your express consent.
Please note: Internet-based data transmission (e.g. e-mail communication) may not be secure. It is not possible to guarantee complete data protection against third-party access.
Our pages feature embedded plug-ins from social network provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. You can identify the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” buttons on our website. An overview of Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. This notifies Facebook that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you can link content from our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your user account. Please note that as the host of this website, we have no knowledge of the data that is transferred or how Facebook uses this information. For more information, please review the Facebook Data Policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
Log out of your Facebook user account if you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook user account.
This website uses features provided by Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files saved to your computer that make it possible to analyse how you use the website. The data generated by the cookie contains information on how you use this website and is generally transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA where it is saved.
However, in the event that IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Google will abbreviate your IP address beforehand in European Union member states or other states that are parties to the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. The full IP address is only transmitted to Google’s servers in the US and abbreviated there in exceptional circumstances. Google uses this data on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse how you use the website, to put together reports about website activity and to provide the website operator with other services associated with use of the website and the Internet. Google Analytics will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google.
You may block cookies in your browser settings; however, in this case you may not be able to use all of the features of this website. In addition you can prevent the data generated by the cookie related to your use of this website (including your IP address) from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
Our website uses social plug-ins from the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA. Whenever you access a webpage that contains one of these plug-ins, your browser establishes a direct link to Pinterest’s servers. The plug-in then transfers log data to Pinterest servers in the US. This log data may include your IP address, the addresses of any websites you visit that may also include Pinterest functions, the type and settings used in your browser, the date and time of your request, how you use Pinterest and cookies.
These webpages may sometimes use a technology known as “cookies”. Cookies will not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help make our website 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 used are known as “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted following your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser again the next time you visit.
You can adjust your browser settings to inform you in advance whenever cookies are set and allow cookies on a case-by-case basis only, block your browser from accepting cookies in certain cases or block all cookies in general and automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may restrict some of the functions of this website.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files that your browser automatically transfers to us. This information includes the:
- Browser type/browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the computer accessing the website
- Timestamp for the server request
This data cannot be associated with a particular person. This information is not combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to review this information at a later time if there are reasonable grounds to suspect illegal use.
When you send us a request via our contact form, we save the data you enter into the request form including the contact information in order to process your enquiry and in the event follow-up questions arise. We will not disclose this data to third parties without your consent.
If you wish to receive the newsletter we offer on our website, we require you to provide us with a valid e-mail address along with information that will enable us to verify whether you are the owner of the e-mail address you enter and consent to receiving our newsletter. We do not collect any further information. This data is used solely for the purpose of sending the requested information and will not be forwarded to third parties.
You may revoke your consent for us to save your data or e-mail address or to use this information to send you our newsletter at any time, for example by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
Right of information
You have the right to request information on the personal information we save about you and to have it corrected, blocked or deleted at any time. To do this, please use the contact information provided under the Legal Notice.
Liability for content:
As a service provider we are responsible for our own content on these pages under general law in accordance with § 7 (1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). Pursuant to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, however, service providers are not obliged to monitor information provided or stored by third parties or to investigate circumstances that suggest an illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under general law remain unaffected. Any liability resulting thereof is possible only after a concrete legal violation has become known. We will remove such content immediately upon first knowledge of any such violation.
Liability for links
Our website contains links to external webpages over which we have no control. We therefore cannot assume liability for such third-party content. The respective provider or operator of the linked pages is always responsible for their own content. The linked pages were checked for possible violations at the time they were linked. No illegal content was recognizable as such at this time. Permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation. We will remove such links immediately should legal violations become known to us.
The content and works created and provided by the site operator on these pages are subject to German copyright laws. Duplication, processing, distribution or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright requires the prior written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are permitted for private, non-commercial use only. Any content not created by the operator is subject to third-party copyright. Third-party content is marked as such. Nevertheless, please inform us should you become aware of a copyright infringement. We will remove such content immediately should violations become known to us.