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Privacy Policy

Responsible for content

Although the content of these webpages has been created with utmost care, we assume no liability for it being correct, complete or up-to-date. According to Art. 7 para 1 TMG (German Telemedia Act), we, as a service provider, are responsible for our own content on these webpages in accordance with general legislation. However, according to Art. 8-10 TMG, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or saved external information or to investigate circumstances that may constitute illegal activities. This does not affect our obligation to remove or restrict access to information in accordance with the generally applicable laws. We will delete such content immediately upon becoming aware of any rights infringements.

Liability for links

Our own website contains links to external websites whose content we have no control or influence over. We therefore assume no liability for such content. The provider or operator of the linked pages is solely responsible for the content of those pages. The linked pages were checked for any potential infringements at the time that the link was created and no illegal content was discovered. Without being made aware of an infringement, we cannot reasonably be expected to monitor the content continuously. We will delete the corresponding links immediately upon becoming aware of any rights violations.

Copyright

The content of these webpages is subject to German copyright law. It may only be reproduced, edited, translated, distributed or used beyond the scope of the copyright with written permission from the corresponding author or creator. Furthermore, this website may only be copied or downloaded for non-commercial or personal use. If this website contains content that was not created by the operator, the copyrights relating to this content have been respected. Third-party content is identified accordingly. However, if you believe there may be an infringement of copyright, please inform us and we will delete such content immediately.

Data protection

Our website can generally be used without having to provide personal information. If personal data such as your name, address or e-mail address is collected on our webpages, you provide this information voluntarily, unless specified otherwise. We will not share this data with third parties without your express consent.

​We expressly point out that there may be security vulnerabilities when transferring data online or electronically (such as when communicating by e-mail). As a result, such data cannot be protected completely against being accessed by third parties.

​Contact details published as part of providing the disclosure information may not be used by third parties to transmit advertising or other information that has not been expressly requested. The operators of the webpages expressly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited promotional information is sent (e.g. in the form of 'spam').

Right to information; correction, blocking, deletion of data

You have the right to be informed (free of charge) at any time of the data being held about you, its origin and recipient and the purpose for which it is used, as well as the right to such data being corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any questions about personal data, you can contact us at the address stated in the Legal Disclosure.

Cookies

Some of the webpages use what are known as cookies. Cookies do not damage your device or contain viruses. They merely serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally on your device and web browser.

Most of the cookies that we use are “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session. Other cookies will remain on your device until you delete them. These "persistent cookies" enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies, so that you can decide in each instance whether to accept them, allow exceptions, or reject them in general. Rejecting cookies can restrict the functionality of our website.

Server log files

The provider of the webpages automatically collects information that your browser transmits to us and stores it in log files. This information comprises:​

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request


This data cannot be associated with specific people. The data is not combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to check this data retroactively if we have specific reason to believe that it is being used unlawfully.

Contact form

When you send us enquiries using our contact form, the data provided in the form (including the contact details) is stored by us for the purpose of processing your request and answering any subsequent questions. We will never share this data with third parties without your permission.

Newsletter data

If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter on our website, we need your e-mail address, along with information that enables us to prove that the specified e-mail address belongs to you and that you have provided your consent to receive the newsletter. No other data is collected. We will use this data solely for sending you the requested information; it is not shared with third parties.

You may at any time revoke your consent to us saving your data and e-mail address and using them to send the newsletters.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Browser plugin
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website from Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Opposition to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: disable Google Analytics

For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en


Demographic features in Google Analytics

This website uses the demographics feature of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be produced that contain information on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. These data are from interest-based advertising from Google and from third-party visitor data. This data can not be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Opposition to data collection".