Privacy Statement

When you use our website, we collect, process and store personal data in accordance with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. We do this within the scope, purposes and ways described below.

Collecting and processing data

All access to this website is logged including the date, time and purpose of access. In this context, “purpose” means the path and file names for statistical purposes. In addition, personal data will be stored if the customer/user provides these voluntarily e.g. when submitting an inquiry.

The website also uses cookies. Cookies are small, text-based files that are stored on the user's hard disk and are transferred to the web page every time they are requested. This means a computer is recognised, helping with website navigation. Also, this means that targeted advertising can be used. A user can block these cookies in their browser and delete them at any time. However, in this case, the full functionality of the website cannot be guaranteed.

The use and transfer of personal data

Personal data that is stored will only be used to process user requests and for technical and administrative purposes. Personal data will only then be passed on when needed to process user requests, for billing purposes or if the user has given their consent. The user can, at any time, withdraw their consent with immediate effect.

Personal data will be deleted if a user withdraws their consent or if the data is no longer needed. It will also be deleted when user requests have been dealt with or the law requires it to be deleted. If data is stored for billing or accounting purposes, it will not be affected by deletion requests and withdrawal of consent.

Upon request, a user can obtain information about their stored personal data. This request must be made to the contact person named in the imprint.

The Facebook button

This website uses Facebook buttons and these are disabled by default. When you enable these buttons, data is transferred to Facebook. We do not know anything about this data. We do not store it and have no access to it. Facebook will recognise your IP address. They can assign this to your website visit along with your Facebook profile if relevant. We have no control over the way the Facebook button is programmed, nor over the nature and extent of the data transferred to Facebook. Facebook is a social network and the address of their European headquarters is: Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. Technical details about the Facebook button can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

You can find the Facebook privacy policy here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

The Twitter button

The website uses Twitter buttons and these are disabled by default. When you enable these buttons, data is transferred to Twitter. We do not know anything about this data. We do not store it and have no access to it. Twitter will recognise your IP address. They can assign this to your website visit along with your Twitter profile if relevant. We have no control over the way the Twitter button is programmed, nor over the nature and extent of the data transferred to Twitter. Twitter is a short messaging service and the address of their European headquarters is: Twitter International Company, The Academy, 42 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

You can find more details about Twitter here: http://twitter.com/privacy

You can adjust the privacy settings for your Twitter account here: http://twitter.com/account/settings

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, which is a cookie-based analytics service from Google. The data obtained is normally transferred to the USA for analysis. We can then access the results to make the website more functional and user-friendly. If an anonymous IP address is provided, this is shortened within the EU or the EEA but rarely within the USA. However, IP information is not merged with other Google information. You can disable the cookie setting for this in your browser settings. However, if you do this, we cannot guarantee full functionality of the website.

You can prevent the collection, transmission, and processing of cookie-generated data on this website by installing a browser plug-in (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

You can also block any future collection of data through cookies on this website by clicking here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/eula.html

This activates an opt-out cookie that prevents the website from collecting data.

For more information on terms of use and privacy, please visit or https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

Please note that, on this website, the Google Analytics code "anonymizeIp" has been applied so IP addresses are collected anonymously (known as IP masking).

For more information, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html or https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

Privacy statement for Google Remarketing and Similar Audiences from Google Inc.

This site uses the remarketing or "similar audiences" feature by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). Therefore, you will see targeted advertising, which is where personalised and relevant ads are displayed when you visit other websites in the Google Display Network. Google Remarketing and similar audiences use cookies, which are text files stored on your computer. These analyse your website use and record your visits as well as anonymous data about your website use. However, personal data is not stored. By visiting another website in the Google Display Network, you are likely to see advertising which will reflect products and information you accessed previously while on our website.

You can block Google Remarketing or Similar Audiences by blocking cookies in your browser settings. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to fully use all website functions. Also, you can block data that Google collects and processes through cookies on your website use by downloading and installing the browser plug-in at: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?Hl=en. You can also disable the use of third-party cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative's opt out page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Follow the information provided there to opt out. Google's remarketing privacy policy and additional information is available at http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

Privacy Statement for Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

This site uses the Google AdWords Conversion Tracking feature from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). Google AdWords Conversion Tracking uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your website use when you click on a Google ad. The cookies are valid for a maximum of 90 days and your personal data is not saved. While these cookies are valid, both Google and ourselves as a website operator can tell when you have clicked on an ad and gone to a particular landing page (e.g. an order confirmation page or a newsletter registration page). Other AdWords users cannot track these cookies across multiple sites. They are only for Google AdWords conversion statistics. These statistics track the number of users who have clicked on one of our ads as well as the number of users who reach a landing page tagged with a "conversion tag". However, these statistics do not contain any data that can be used to identify you.

You can stop cookies from being stored on your hard drive by activating the browser setting "Do not accept cookies" (in Internet Explorer, this is under Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings. In Firefox, you will find it under Tools> Settings> Privacy > Cookies); However, please note that by doing this you may not be able to fully use all website functions. When you use this website, you are agreeing to Google processing and collecting data about you as described above and for the above purposes. For more information about how Google uses conversion data and Google's privacy policy, visit: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/93148?ctx=tltp http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.