Privacy statement in acc. with § 4 (1) Teledienstdatenschutzgesetz (TDDSG) (German Teleservices Data Protection Act)

Protecting the privacy of the users of our website is a priority for us. Therefore, the following data protection conditions shall apply for any user:

Anonymized data collection
Basically, you can visit our website without disclosing your identity. The only information that we can gather from such a visit is the name of your internet service provider (ISP), the name of the website you are coming from, and the pages you visit on our website. Such information are evaluated for statistical purposes in anonymized form. No personal user profiles are created.

Collection and use of personal user data
Personal user data are recorded only when registering for personalized services. When using personalized services, the user explicitly agrees with the collection and processing of the data described below:
Your registration data may be processed to be used for the purposes of responding to inquiries, requests for information etc. and for tailoring the design of electronic services in accordance with the needs. Personal data are stored only for a reasonable period of time in order to be able to also correctly reply to any additional inquiries. After such time period has expired, the personal data are deleted and only task specific data are kept for evaluation purposes.

In addition, information called by you during your visit on our website may be added to form a user profile in order to offer you personally customized information.

Transmission of personal data
Recorded personal data are used only for tailoring the design of electronic services, as described above. Personal data will not be transmitted to third parties.

Piwik Webanalytics

This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik 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 anonymized prior to its storage will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. 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 websit.

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 tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout