Data protection

The managers of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential, in accordance with the data protection legislation and this data protection statement.

It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. When our website does collect personal data (for example your name, address or email address) this is always carried out, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

We wish to point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. via email communication) can give rise to security breaches. It is not possible to offer complete protection of data against access by third parties.



In places, internet pages use what are known as cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer, nor do they contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are what are known as session cookies. At the end of your visit they are automatically deleted. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser at your next visit.

You can set up your browser to inform you when cookies are placed on it, to allow cookies only in individual instances, to prevent the use of cookies in specific instances or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies the functionality of this website may be restricted.


Server-Log- Files

The provider of these web pages automatically collects and stores items of information in what are known as server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • the browser type and browser version
  • the operating system used
  • the referrer URL
  • the host name of the accessing computer and
  • the time of the server request.

This data is not attributable to a specific person, nor is it merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we are notified of concrete indications of illegal use.


Right to information, deletion and blocking

You have the right to receive, free of charge and at any time, information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing; you also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. To do this and to ask any further questions about personal data, you can contact us at any time, using the address given on our Legal & Contact Information page.