Data protection statement

Collection, processing and use of personal data
Personal data is only collected when you provide us with this yourself. No personal data is collected. Processing of your personal data beyond the scope permitted by law only takes place on the basis of your explicit consent.

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This website uses social plugins from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter ‘Facebook’).When you access pages that contain such a plugin, data about your visitor behaviour is automatically transferred to the server of Facebook. The website operator has no influence on the type and scope of the data collected and sent to Facebook. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to your Facebook account. More information about data protection on Facebook can be found at

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses what are known as "cookies", text files that are saved on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information collected by the cookie on your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the entire address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. 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 and providing the website operator with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the saving of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent in this case. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: In view of the discussion regarding the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to indicate that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension ‘_anonymizeIp()’ and thus IP addresses are only processed in a shortened form in order to rule out a direct personal reference.

Use of dedicated ‘cookies’
This website uses dedicated ‘cookies’ to increase user-friendliness (cookies are records that are sent from the web server to the user’s browser, where they are saved for later access). No personal data whatsoever is saved in our dedicated ‘cookies’. You can generally prevent the use of ‘cookies’ when you prohibit your browser from saving ‘cookies’.

Additional information and contacts
If you have any questions about this data protection statement, please contact us at