For definitions of key terminology such as “personal data” and “processing”, please refer to Art. 4 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As a general rule, it is possible to use this website without providing any personal data. In cases where we collect personal data such as names, addresses, and e-mail addresses, we strive to make sure that this is voluntary; we do not pass on such personal data to any third parties without your express consent.
Please be advised that data transfer over the internet (e.g. in e-mail form) can be subject to breaches in security. It is not possible for us to provide end-to-end protection from unauthorised access for data exchanges which take place during use of this website.
Access data (server log files)
As operators of this website and the webpage provider, we collect access data in pursuit of legitimate interests as in Art 6, pp 1 f GDPR, saving these data in the form of log files on our website server. These files record the following data:
- your browser and version
- your operating system
- the referrer URL
- the hostname of the device used to access
- the time of the server request
IP addresses as anonymised and stored in server log files for a maximum of 7 days. These data are saved for reasons of security (e.g. in our to identify abuse). If there is particular reason to hold data for longer for use as evidence, the data are saved unchanged until the matter has been fully resolved.
Most of the cookies used on this website are session cookies which are automatically deleted once you leave the site. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them and enable us to identify your browser when you next use it to access the site.
You can change your browser settings to notify you when cookies are placed on your device and to only allow cookies on express permission or in certain defined cases; you may also block all cookies or set your browser to delete all session cookies when you close it. By deactivating cookies, you may not be able to use all functions on this site.
If you use the contact page to send us an enquiry, we will use information and the contact data you provide there in order to process your enquiry and in order to refer back to it if you have a follow-up question. We will not pass on these data to third parties without your express consent.
This website uses the reCaptcha service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA to enable us to verify that entries made on our contact page are originated by human beings. During this process Google analyses the following data: IP-address of the originating device in use, the web page which has been visited and in which the reCaptcha code is embedded, date and duration of your visit, signatures of browser and operating system in use, your Google account if you are currently logged in, movements of you mouse or other input devices you are using while on the reCaptcha area as well as informations about the images you have to choose during the process. Legal basis of the data analysis is Art. 6 GDRP, par. 1 (f) and our legitimate interest to ensure the safety of our website. Embedding of this service leads to processing of your prescribed data outside the EU or EEA, respectively. This results in a risk of public authorities getting access to your data for security and surveillance purposes without your knowledge and any means to appeal against this action. Therefore processing of your data will take place in the United States based on your consent according to Art. 41 GDRP given by you confirming our cookie banner. Google offers further information about the processing of your data on their web page under policies.google.com/privacy.
On grounds of security and to prevent unauthorised access to sensitive data, this website uses SSL encryption protocols – e.g. when you transmit an enquiry to us as operators of this website. You can recognise that a secure connection has been established when the "http://" in the URL bar of your browser switches to "https://"; your browser will also display a padlock symbol.
When SSL encryption is activated, data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
In some instances, this website uses plug-ins provided by YouTube, a Google subsidiary company; its services are run by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page on our website which is fitted with YouTube plug-ins, your browser will connect to YouTube servers and communicate to YouTube which pages you have used on our website. If you have a YouTube account and are logged into it while using our website, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your YouTube account.
You can find further information regarding how user data is processed by YouTube here: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
As a user of this website, you have the right to request information from us about what personal data we hold about you free of charge. You also have the right to rectify incorrect data, to restrict how they are processed, and to have them erased; if applicable, you can also exercise your right to data portability. If you have grounds for suspecting that your personal data have been processed unlawfully, you may make a complaint to the relevant data protection authority.
Erasure of data
Unless there are legal obligations incumbent on us to the contrary effect (e.g. data retention), you have a right to obtain from us erasure of your data. In this case, we will erase all data we hold pertaining to you insofar as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected and no legal periods of retention apply. If we cannot delete data because they are required for a legally permitted purpose, we will restrict the way in which they can be processed; in such cases, data are blocked and cannot be used for any further purposes.
Right to object
Users of this website may, at any time, make use of their right to object to processing of their personal data.
Should you wish to rectify, restrict, erase, or access personal data stored pertaining to you as a data subject, if you have questions regarding the way in which we record, process, and use your data, or in such cases as you wish to revoke consent you have previously provided, please write to the following e-mail address: