Data protection declaration
The protection of your privacy is very important to us. In the following, we inform you about how we have implemented the protection of your data on our website:
You can use the website without registering as a user. No software or hardware techniques are used to collect the user's e-mail address or other personal data.
Personal data is only collected if you expressly provide it to us. Your data will always be treated confidentially and used only for the purpose for which it was given to us.
You have the right, upon request, to receive information about the personal data stored about you free of charge. In addition, you have the right to correct, block and delete these data in accordance with the statutory provisions.
The website, e-mail traffic, online services, advertising and interactive applications may use “cookies” to optimize our services.
What is a "cookie"?:
A "cookie" is a string of text characters that we transmit to the cookie file of your browser on your computer's hard drive via our web server. This allows our website to recognize you when a connection is established between our web server and your browser. The main purpose of a cookie is to recognize visitors to the website so that our web server can present you with a more individual and personalized website more tailored to your needs.
Two types of cookies are used on this website:
These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave our website. These cookies are necessary for certain applications or functions of the website to function properly.
We may use persistent cookies to improve usability (e. g. to provide optimal navigation). These are cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser for a longer period of time. This period depends on the settings of your Internet browser. Persistent cookies allow information to be transmitted to a web server every time you visit the website. Persistent cookies are also known as tracking cookies.
If you would like to learn more about cookies, many publications are available on this topic. See for example: allaboutcookies.org/
Use of Google Analytics:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymisation on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data held by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link .
By default, when you visit an individual page, web servers record in a log file the name of the accessed file, the date and time of the access, the amount of data transferred, any error messages and, if applicable, the operating system and browser software of your computer as well as the website from which you visit us. The log file data is used by us for the purposes mentioned under “Use of Google Analytics” and to ensure system security and to protect against misuse (e. g. to detect and defend against hacker attacks).