Data Protection

Data Protection
Data is automatically stored when information is called up via the Internet. We endeavor to store as little data as possible, for the shortest possible time. We try to store only anonymized data wherever possible. If you have notified us of your e-mail address we are obliged to handle this personal data with the utmost care.

Use of data
We only use personal data to make our e-mail newsletter more personal. Providing data in excess of a simple e-mail address is voluntary and is only intended to enable us to address you personally. You may of course establish a second address and input made-up names. Every newsletter contains an encrypted hyperlink that you can use to access your data and amend or delete these as you wish.

Passing on data
We will not sell or trade data on customers or interested parties, nor will we harm your personal rights in any way. Similarly, we will not lease our address lists or send third-party advertising to you in our own name.

By inputting data about yourself you give us your consent to store and use such data in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetz]. Such information is personal and is not accessible to third parties. However, you may at any time revoke your consent and demand that we delete your personal data. If you request that we do not send you any more e-mails to the address you have supplied, we are in your own interests obliged to store this address in an internal negative list.

Usage behavior
Every web server automatically registers accesses to websites. This information is stored anonymously. It is not possible to identify you in person or your individual behavior. For our newsletter we use software that stores usage behavior on an anonymous basis. The hyperlinks that are clicked on are registered, but cannot be attributed to an individual person. We produce profile information on the use of our websites and our newsletter on a purely anonymized basis and only in the interests of improving user management and optimizing our offering based on users' interests. We do not register individual behavior.

We do not use cookies at present, but reserve the right to decide to use them in future. Cookies serve to simplify Internet usage and communication. If you wish, you can block all cookies generally via your web browser or decide if you want a message asking if you want to allow storage of cookies or not. Cookies are small chains of text (max. 4 KB); they enable an online supplier to store specific information relating to the user on the PC of the online user. Without such 'interim storage', which is limited in terms of time, data that has already been input would have to be entered again for some applications.

  • A cookie only contains data that a server issues or/and that the user enters on request. Structure: Information on domain, path, expiry date, cookie name and value.
  • A cookie cannot harm a hard drive.
  • A cookie cannot transmit or execute any viruses (at least based on current knowledge, as ASCII text only).

Further information
We shall be pleased to assist if you have any further questions on data protection.Simply send an e-mail to