Terms of use

We are pleased that you have shown interest in our website and our company. Although we monitor content carefully, we are unable to accept any liability for the content of links to external sources.

It is matter of importance for us that your personal data, when collected, processed and used in relation to your visit to our website, are given every possible protection. Your data are treated according to all relevant legal stipulations regarding data confidentiality. We provide in the following some details regarding the data that are collected during your visit to our website and how these are then used:

1. Collection and processing of data

This website uses Google Analytics for analysing visitor data, a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) http://www.google.de/intl/de_de/impressum.html . Google Analytics uses Cookies, and the information on your use of the website that these Cookies generate (including your IP address) are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The following are recorded:

  • name of file accessed
  • data and time of access
  • volume of transmitted data
  • confirmation of successful data retrieval
  • web browser and referring domain
  • IP addresses of the requesting processor

Google uses this information for evaluating your use of the website, in order to compile reports on website activities for us and to provide other services for us relating to your use of the Web. Google can also provide this information to third parties if this is legally required or if these third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not link your IP address to other Google data.

Personal user profiles therefore cannot be generated.

Further personal data will be collected only if you provide this information voluntarily, for example by leaving a commentary. All offered services can also be used – if technically possible and practical – on the basis of anonymized data or a pseudonym.

You can prevent installation of Cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. We must, however, point out in this regard that, if you make such adjustments, you may not be able to use all functions of this website. If you do not wish information on your website visits to be obtained by Google Analytics, you can also install for your browser a “Deactivation Add-On”. You can download this add-on here ( http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de ). Please note, however, that this is currently available only for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

We also wish to point out that on our website Google Analytics has been expanded by the code gat._anonymizeIp() to ensure that IP addresses can only be collected anonymously. In this way, even we cannot obtain any data that could allow us identify you. With this IP anonymization feature on this website, Google will truncate your IP address by the last octet within the member states of the European Union in some other signature country of the European Economic Area Treaty before being saved.

We otherwise refer here to Google’s general data protection regulations.

2. Use and disclosure of personal data

If you have furnished us with your personal data, we shall use these data exclusively for answering your enquiries and for our technical administration. All stored personal data will be erased once your withdraw your consent to us saving your data, when knowledge of this data is no longer necessary for fulfilling the purpose for which the data were saved or if continued storage is not possible for legal reasons.

Your personal data will not be disclosed to any third party.

3. Right to information

We shall provide information on your personal data that we have stored after receiving a written request from you.

Security notice:

We store your personal data while taking all possible technical and organisational measures to ensure they are not accessibly by any third party. In e-mail communication we are unable to guarantee complete data security, and we therefore recommend the postal service be used for communicating confidential information.