We only collect, use, and store your personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail address and telephone number) in accordance with the provisions of German federal data protection law. The privacy policy statement below contains information about the type, extent, and purpose of data collection and use on this site.

Collecting and processing data

Each time our site or a file stored on it is accessed, data about the access is logged; this log is used for our own internal system management and for statistical purposes. The data logged are: name of the file accessed, date and time of access, bytes sent, access confirmation, the browser used and the domain from which the request is issued. We also log the IP address of the computer making the request. Personal data beyond this scope is only collected when website users and/or customers offer information voluntarily – e.g. in sending an enquiry, registering, concluding a contract, or through their browser settings. Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files sent when the website is accessed and temporarily saved on the hard-drive of the user and/or customer visiting the site. If the corresponding web server is then accessed again by the user and/or customer, the use’s browser sends the cookie received back to the server, allowing the server to evaluate the information contained in this procedure in a variety of ways: by way of example, cookies can be used to control how advertising modules on the website behave or to simplify navigation for the user. If users and/or customers wish to prevent cookies being used, they can do so by changing the settings in the browser(s) installed on their computers (the browser is the program used to open and display web pages – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.).

Web analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” (see above), which are text files saved on your computer in order to allow Google Analytics to evaluate the way you use this website. The information produced by the cookie about your use of the site is generally sent to a server run by Google in the USA and stored there. If you activate IP anonymisation on this website, however, Google will shorten your IP address before storing it in if you access the site from within the European Union or other states who have signed the European Economic Area contracts. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The operator of this website has requested that Google use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order compile reports about on-site activity and to provide the operator of the website with other services in relation to using the site and the internet. The IP address transferred via your browser as part of Google Analytics is not stored with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by selecting the corresponding settings in your browser software, but we would like to remind  you that doing so could lead to you being unable to use the complete functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data produced by the cookie and your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing this browser plug-in. You can prevent Google Analytics collecting data by clicking on Disable Google Analytics. link to download an opt-out cookie which will stop your data being collected on this site in future. Further information on terms and conditions of use and data protection can be found http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html  and https://www.google.de/intl/us/policies/. We would like to inform you that Google Analytics on this website uses the gat._anonymizelp() code line to provide IP masking (i.e. anonymised IP address collation).

Newsletter circulation

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes with your consent until such time as you unsubscribe from the newsletter. When you subscribe to our newsletter you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm that you want to subscribe to our newsletter; we use a „double opt-in“ method of subscribing. This way we ensure that you have not been registered against your will by a third party. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time.

Use and transfer of personal data

We use the personal data provided by users of our website only in answering user and/or customer enquiries and in fulfilling contracts concluded with users and/or customers.

Personal data will be deleted once the user and/or customer of the website retracts their consent for said data to be stored, once it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was originally saved, or once further legal provisions require it to be deleted. Data for billing and accounting purposes are not affected by deletion requests. If you enter into a contractual relationship with us, or either define or change the contents of such an agreement, we will collate and use personal data to the extent this is necessary to that purpose.

We are subject to legal requirements to pass on data we hold on a case-by-case basis to the authorities if this is necessary for criminal investigations, for national safety, for the fulfilment of legal obligations incumbent upon the German secret services (civil and military), or to uphold copyright.

Freedom of information

We will respond to written enquiries from users and/or customers of this site by providing a copy of the data we hold with regard to their person. All enquiries should be sent to the address given in our imprint.