Privacy Policy

Data Privacy Statement and Piwik opt-out cookie

Data Privacy Statement
We at take the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adhere to the stipulations of the data protection laws. On this website, personal data is only collected to the minimal extent that is technically necessary. In no case such data is sold or passed on to third parties for whatever other reason. The following Statement provides an overview of how we guarantee data protection and what data is collected for what purposes.

Data Procession on this Website and automatically collects and saves Information transmitted by your web browser in your server log files. This Information is:
  • the browser type and version
  • the operating system used
  • the referrer URL (i.e. the previously visited website)
  • the host name of the accessing data processor (IP address)
  • the time of access
By completing the registration process, the permission for the storage and analysis of this data, e.g. for statistical pruposes, is expressly given. The stored data is not merged with data from other sources. It will also not be transmitted to external services like Google Analytics.

Our websites use so-called cookies in different places. They help to make our services more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are put on your computer and saved by your web browser. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies". Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses.

Piwik opt-out cookie

For statistical analysis, the open source tool "Piwik" is used on the pages of and In contrast to "Google Analytics" data is not transmitted to servers, which are outside of our control.

Piwik uses "cookies" which are text files stored on your computer, to help us analyze the use of the website. For this purpose, the useage information generated by the cookie (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored there for analysis, which helps us to optimise our website. In that process, your IP address is immediately anonymised, so that you as a user remain anonymous for us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, however, it may be that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in that case.

If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of the data about your visit, you can object to the storage by ticking the box below at any time you like. In that case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which has the consequence that Piwik does not collect any session data. Warning: If you delete your cookies, this will have the consequence that the opt-out cookie will be deleted, too, and may have to be re-activated by you.

The setting for the opt-out cookie is valid for the domains and