Data Protection

Privacy policy

We as the operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation and this privacy policy.

It is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. Where we collect personal data (such as names, addresses or email addresses) on our website, we do this, as far as possible, based on your freely given consent. We will not disclose this information to third parties without your explicit consent.

We would like to point out in this context that any transfer of data over the Internet (for example, when communicating by email) can pose a security risk. It is impossible to provide blanket protection of data from third-party access.


Handling of personal data

Personal means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, i.e. information that can be used to identify a person. This includes your name, email address or telephone number, but also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or information about websites you have visited. We as the provider may only collect, use or disclose personal data where we are permitted or required to do so by law or based on the user's given consent to data collection.


Integration of services and content from third parties

Our website may contain embedded third party content e.g. YouTube videos, Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. As a result, the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") will be able to see the user's IP address; otherwise, they would not be able to send the content to the respective user's browser. In other words, the IP address is necessary to display this content. We make every reasonable effort to use content from providers who only use IP addresses to deliver content. However, we have no control over the storage of IP addresses by third-party providers, e.g. for statistical purposes. If we become aware of this practice, we will notify users.


Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores data in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes information about the

  • Browser type/ version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (previously visited website)
  • Hostname of the remote computer (IP address)
  • Time of the server request
  • Name of the accessed file
  • Amount of data transferred

This data cannot be used to identify any specific person. The data obtained in this way will not be linked to other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of the way you use the website.


The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will typically be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is first truncated by Google in the member states of the European Union or in other countries that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and Internet use. Google will not associate your IP address collected by Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link ( .

You can find more detailed information about Google's terms of use and privacy policy at l . note that on this website, Google Analytics has been supplemented by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Source:



We use so-called “cookies” in certain areas of our website. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. They are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are notified every time prior to the storage of a cookie, and can decided whether to accept it on a case-by-case basis. You can also limit the acceptance of cookies to certain cases, block the acceptance of cookies altogether or enable automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If you disable cookies you may not be able to use all the functions and features of our website.


Contact form

If you use the contact form to send us a query, we will store the information you enter into the form, including your contact details to process your query and to deal with any follow-up questions you may have. We will not share this information without your consent.


Use of Facebook plugins

Our website uses social plugins provided by the social media platform Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. These plugins are identifiable on our website by the Facebook logo or the "Like button".

For a full list of social plugins please refer to

When you visit a page of our website that contains a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. As a result, Facebook will receive the information that someone with your IP address has visited a page of our website.


If you click on the "Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This also allows Facebook to link your visit to our website with your user account. Please note that we as the provider of the website have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy at

If you want to prevent Facebook from relating the visit to our website to your Facebook user account, you have to log out from your Facebook account prior to visiting our website.


Use of Xing

Our website uses functions and features from the social media platform XING, operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you visit one of the pages of our website, which contains Xing functions and features, it establishes a connection to Xing servers. To our knowledge, this data is not being stored by Xing. In particular, Xing does not store IP addresses or evaluate user behaviour.

For more information about the Xing share button, please refer to Xing’s privacy policy at Objection to promotional emails

We hereby expressly object to third parties using our contact information published as part of the company and legal information to send unsolicited advertising and information materials. The website operator expressly reserves the right to take legal action against senders of unsolicited promotional information by email i.e. spam.