Data privacy

The owners of these websites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentiality and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

In general, it is possible to use this website without specifying personal data. If personal data (for example, name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this normally occurs on a voluntary basis. This data is not being forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please be advised that transferring data on the internet (e.g. during e-mail communication) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data from third-party access is not possible.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address 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 Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

 

Cookies

Internet sites sometimes use cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our range of services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer that your browser saves.

Most cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically after you leave our website. Other cookies remain saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You can configure your browser to inform you about setting cookies, to only allow cookies in individual cases, eliminate the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deleting of cookies when the browser is closed. The website’s function can be limited if cookies are deactivated.

If you continue without changing your settings you agree to the use of these cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

 

Contact form

If you would like to send us an enquiry via a contact form, your information from the enquiry form is saved, including the contact data you specified on it, for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for follow-up questions we may have. We do not forward this data without your consent.

 

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter provided on this website, we require an e-mail address and information from you, which grants us the ability to check that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and have agreed to receive the newsletter. Additional data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and we do not forward it to third parties.

You can retract the consent granted for saving data, e-mail address as well as the use thereof for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

 

Privacy policy for using YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated website YouTube. These sites are owned by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. During this process, the YouTube server is being informed about which of our websites you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing patterns directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For additional information on the handling of user data, please refer to the YouTube privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy