Collection and processing of Hypertext Protocol data

When visiting our website and viewing or downloading files our web server collects protocol information about these processes (e.g. type of web browser, date and time). These are no personal data. It is not possible for us to assign these stored data to a specific, real person. All of this data is exclusively used for our website statistics. A transfer of this data or other personal data to third parties does not take place. A linkage of this data with other data through us does not take place.  


All person-related data are requested within the framework of registration for our newsletter. If you subscribe to our newsletter we do require besides your email address a confirmation that you are the owner of this particular address and that you approve to receiving the newsletter. This data will be collected for the purpose to send you the newsletter and to record your approval in this case. A transfer of this data to third parties does not take place. A deregistration is possible at any time through a provided link set out in the E-mail. Alternatively, you can send us a message by any other method.

Use of cookies and an Usage Analysis Tool

Cookies are data records that are sent from the web server to the web browser of the user and stored there for later retrieval. You control whether cookies can be collected or not by changing your browser settings such that you are informed in advance every time cookies are saved, and they are only saved when you explicitly approve it.

We only use cookies for the purpose of obtaining information about the use of our web services as well as for statistical purposes.

The data sets do not contain any personal information.  A conflation of your data retrieved from Cookies with any personal data you submitted does not occur.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc. (“Google).  Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) will be passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on website activities for their operators, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can disagree with the data collection, data processing and data use at any time with effect for the future. Given the debate about using analytical tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()" and therefore IP addresses are used only reduced to prevent direct personal references. Hereby a data privacy compliant usage is ensured.