Copy­right and Lia­bil­i­ty for Links

We exclude all lia­bil­i­ty – par­tic­u­lar­ly for any dam­age or con­se­quences result­ing from the use of con­tent pre­sent­ed on this serv­er. No lia­bil­i­ty is accept­ed for the com­plete­ness or cor­rect­ness of the data pre­sent­ed. And again no lia­bil­i­ty is accept­ed for ensur­ing that this data is free of any rights of third parties.

We have no influ­ence on the con­tents of exter­nal web­sites. Hyper­links lead­ing from this web­site were pre­pared after view­ing the linked pages. How­ev­er, web­sites are sub­ject to fre­quent changes. If there­fore an exter­nal link fails to func­tion or does not lead to the giv­en tar­get, let us know and will be hap­py to cor­rect any error. Should the rea­son for the com­plaint relate to the con­tents of the linked page, please con­tact the oper­a­tor of this site.

The con­tents pub­lished on this web­site are sub­ject to Ger­man law on copy­right and ancil­lary copy­right. Every non-licensed use made of Ger­man copy­right and ancil­lary copy­right requires the pri­or writ­ten con­sent of the provider or respec­tive legal own­er. This applies in par­tic­u­lar to dupli­ca­tion, pro­cess­ing, trans­la­tion, dig­i­tal stor­age, rework­ing and play­back of con­tents in data­bas­es or oth­er elec­tron­ic media and sys­tems. Con­tents and rights of third par­ties are there­by marked as such. The unau­tho­rized dupli­ca­tion or pass­ing-on of indi­vid­ual con­tents or of com­plete pages is not per­mit­ted and is a pun­ish­able offen­sive. Only the mak­ing of copies and down­loads for per­son­al, pri­vate and non-com­mer­cial use is allowed.

The pre­sen­ta­tion of this web­site in exter­nal frames is only per­mis­si­ble with writ­ten authorization.

Data Pro­tec­tion Statement

We take the pro­tec­tion of per­son-spe­cif­ic data very seri­ous­ly and we want you to feel safe and secure when vis­it­ing our Inter­net pages. We process per­son­al data, that is col­lect­ed dur­ing vis­its to our web­sites, in accor­dance with the statu­to­ry reg­u­la­tions, par­tic­u­lar­ly those of BDSG (Ger­man Data Pro­tec­tion Law) and of TMG 

[Tele-Media Act].
How do we process per­son-spe­cif­ic data?

At cer­tain points in our Inter­net appear­ance we offer you the pos­si­bil­i­ty of con­tact­ing us, or of using spe­cif­ic ser­vices (e.g. newslet­ter sub­scrip­tions). The per­son-spe­cif­ic data trans­ferred in this con­nec­tion is used by us only for the pur­pose for which the data was pro­vid­ed. Your data is not passed on to a third party.

What is per­son-spe­cif­ic data?

Per­son­al data refers to infor­ma­tion that makes the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of a per­son pos­si­ble. This includes in par­tic­u­lar your cor­rect name, address and tele­phone num­ber. Infor­ma­tion that can­not be direct­ly asso­ci­at­ed with your true iden­ti­ty (e.g. pre­ferred web­sites or the num­ber of users of a page) does not con­sti­tute per­son-spe­cif­ic data. (In this con­nec­tion see also below: “Is data record­ed dur­ing my visit?”)

Which data is collected?

If and to the extent that the Inter­net site offers the pos­si­bil­i­ty of enter­ing per­son­al or busi­ness data (e‑mail address­es, names, postal address­es), such data is pro­vid­ed by the user on an explic­it­ly vol­un­tary basis. Where both tech­ni­cal­ly pos­si­ble and rea­son­able, the use of all ser­vices offered is per­mis­si­ble even with­out the dis­clo­sure of such data, or under the dis­clo­sure of anonymized data or the use of a pseu­do­nym. With the cor­rect dis­clo­sure of the option­al data, how­ev­er, you enable us to assist you per­son­al­ly and individually.

Is the con­fi­den­tial­i­ty of the e‑mail cor­re­spon­dence / con­tact form guaranteed?

Should you wish to con­tact us by e‑mail or con­tact form, we draw your atten­tion to the fact that under cer­tain cir­cum­stances the con­fi­den­tial­i­ty of the infor­ma­tion sent in this way can­not be guar­an­teed. The con­tent of e‑mails can be seen by third par­ties. We there­fore rec­om­mend that you only send us con­fi­den­tial infor­ma­tion via the post.

Is data record­ed dur­ing my visit?

With every access of a user to a page of our web­site offer and with every call-up of a file, access data on this process is stored in a record file on our server:

  •     IP address
  •    pages from which the file was requested
  •     date, time of day
  •     type of brows­er and brows­er settings
  •     oper­at­ing system
  •     the page vis­it­ed by you
  •     the quan­ti­ty of data transferred
  •     access sta­tus (file trans­ferred, file not found, etc.)

This data is used to gen­er­ate sta­tis­tics that help us to fur­ther adapt our Inter­net appear­ance to your require­ments. A per­son-spe­cif­ic ref­er­ence can only be deduced if you login to our page direct­ly or access our web­site from a per­son­al­ized page. How­ev­er, pass­ing-on of the data to a third par­ty, even in excerpts, nev­er takes place.

Do you make use of cookies?

We make use of ses­sion cook­ies on our pages. The data is not stored on a per­ma­nent basis. The use of the time-lim­it­ed cook­ies offers you the ben­e­fit that, when fill­ing out var­i­ous forms in our web­site offer, you need not repeat­ed­ly input your per­son­al data. The cook­ies are auto­mat­i­cal­ly delet­ed on clos­ing the browser.

Most browsers are set to auto­mat­i­cal­ly accept cook­ies. You can deac­ti­vate the stor­ing of cook­ies, how­ev­er, or you can set your brows­er to noti­fy you as soon as cook­ies are sent.

If you have deac­ti­vat­ed cook­ies, a so-called ses­sion ID serves to iden­ti­fy a per­son dur­ing con­nect­ed access to our web­site. No data is stored on your com­put­er. The ses­sion ID is delet­ed again after the end­ing of your access.

Do you make use of the web-adver­tis­ing service Google Analytics?

This web­site makes use of Google Ana­lyt­ics, a web-analy­sis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Ana­lyt­ics uses so-called “cook­ies”, text files that are stored on your com­put­er and per­mit an analy­sis to be made of your use of the web­site. The infor­ma­tion cre­at­ed by the cook­ies on your use of this web­site is trans­mit­ted, as a rule, to a Google serv­er in the USA and stored there. We have acti­vat­ed the IP anonymiza­tion. On this web­site, with­in the mem­ber coun­tries of the Euro­pean Union or in oth­er con­tract­ing states that were par­ty to the agree­ment on the Euro­pean Eco­nom­ic Area, your IP address is first short­ened by Google. Only in excep­tion­al cas­es is the full IP address sent to a Google serv­er in the USA and short­ened there. At the order of the oper­a­tor of this web­site Google makes use of this infor­ma­tion to eval­u­ate your use of the web­site, to pre­pare reports on the web­site activ­i­ties and to pro­vide fur­ther web­site-uti­liza­tion and Inter­net-relat­ed ser­vices vis-à-vis the oper­a­tor of the web­site. The IP address trans­ferred by your brows­er with­in the frame­work of Google Ana­lyt­ics is not brought togeth­er with oth­er Google data. You can pre­vent the stor­age of the cook­ies by adjust­ing your brows­er-soft­ware set­tings appro­pri­ate­ly. In this case, how­ev­er, we draw your atten­tion to the fact that you may not then be ful­ly able to use all of the func­tions of this web­site. You can also pre­vent the acqui­si­tion of the data gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie and relat­ing to your use of the web­site (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as its pro­cess­ing by Google, in that you down­load and install the brows­er plug-in avail­able under the fol­low­ing link:

Data-Pro­tec­tion State­ment for Use of Twitter

Our pages inte­grate func­tions of the service Twit­ter. These func­tions are offered by Twit­ter Inc., Twit­ter, Inc. 1355 Mar­ket St, Suite 900, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94103, USA. By using Twit­ter and the func­tion “Re-Tweet” the web­sites vis­it­ed by you are linked with your Twit­ter account and are made known to oth­er users. In the process data is also trans­ferred to Twitter.

We draw atten­tion in this con­nec­tion to the fact that we, as the provider of the pages, receive no infor­ma­tion as to the con­tent of the data trans­ferred or as to the use made of it by Twit­ter. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion relat­ing to this top­ic can be found in the data-pro­tec­tion state­ment made by Twit­ter under

Your data-pro­tec­tion set­tings at Twit­ter can be changed by you in the account set­tings under

Do I have any influ­ence on the use made of my data?

You have, of course, the sole right to decide whether and for what pur­pos­es we make use of your data. You have, for exam­ple, the pos­si­bil­i­ty of receiv­ing a newslet­ter. This can also be can­celled by you at any time. As a rule, you will find a link at the end of the newslet­ter that enables easy can­cel­la­tion of the newslet­ter. Fur­ther­more, you alone decide whether we our­selves may make use of your data for pur­pos­es of coun­selling, adver­tis­ing and mar­ket research. And here again, of course, any con­sent giv­en can be can­celled by you at any time.

Do you pass on my data to third parties?

Per­son-spe­cif­ic data is used by us, in the course of the cus­tomer rela­tion­ship, for inter­nal pur­pos­es only. It is not passed on to a third par­ty with­out your nec­es­sary con­sent. Col­lec­tion of per­son-spe­cif­ic data and its trans­fer to state insti­tu­tions and author­i­ties enti­tled to infor­ma­tion takes place only with­in the frame­work of the rel­e­vant laws, or if we are forced to make such trans­fers by court deci­sion. All employ­ees and service com­pa­nies have been bound by us to secre­cy and to com­pli­ance with the data-pro­tec­tion provisions.

How can I exam­ine, cor­rect or delete my data?

In accor­dance with sec­tion § 34 and sec­tion § 6b of BDSG [Ger­man Data Pro­tec­tion Law], users have the right, upon request and free of charge, to infor­ma­tion about the per­son-spe­cif­ic data stored on them. Users also have the right, in accor­dance with the statu­to­ry reg­u­la­tions, to cor­rec­tion, block­age and dele­tion of this per­son-spe­cif­ic data. In all such cas­es, con­tact us directly.

Will this data-pro­tec­tion state­ment also be altered?

On the basis of cur­rent cir­cum­stances, such as an amend­ment of BDSG (Ger­man Data Pro­tec­tion Law), we will – if nec­es­sary – update this data-pro­tec­tion statement.