Data protection

Data protection

The use of our website is generally possible without submitting any personal data. Insofar as we do collect personal data from you (for example your name, address or e-mail address), this will be insofar as possible on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that the transfer of data via the Internet (e.g. communications sent by e-mail) can be subject to security flaws. The flawless protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

We hereby object to the use by third parties of the contact data published (pursuant to our obligations to provide legal notice) above in order to send unsolicited advertising material and other information. The operator reserves the right to legal recourse against persons sending unsolicited advertising material, e.g. in the form of spam e-mail.

Data protection declaration for the use of the Facebook plugins (‘Like’ button)

Our site has integrated plugins of the social networking site Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These Facebook plugins are recognisable in that they feature the Facebook logo or a ‘like’ button. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:
When you visit our website a direct connection will be made via the plugin between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will then receive the information with which you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook ‘like’ button while logged-in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to allocate the visit to our website to your user account. We point out that we, as the operator of the website, receive no knowledge of the content of the transferred data and its use by Facebook. Further information on this can be found in the Facebook data protection declaration under

If you do not wish Facebook to allocate your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log-out of your Facebook user account.

Data protection declaration and the use of 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 will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. 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 usage. The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated 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.

You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser.


Persons responsible for content pursuant to section 10 subsection 3 of the Media Services State Contract [Mediendienstestaatsvertrag, MDStV]: Christopher Eichler, Marc Wilhelms