Data protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and observe the respective applicable data protection regulations. In the following we inform you about how we handle your data.

Automated collection, processing and use of data

When visiting our websites only such data sent from your browser is automatically recorded. These include the following:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the data retrieved
  • Transmitted data volume
  • Notification whether retrieval was successful
  • Bowser and operating system used
  • Website from which access is made 
  • Name of your Internet access provider 


The recording of data is made for the purpose of​

  • facilitating the use of our website (connection establishment)
  • system security
  • technical administration of network infrastructure 
  • optimisation of the Internet offer 

After termination of use of our website these data are only stored to improve the quality of our services. It is not possible to draw conclusions as to your identity from these data.

Collection, processing and use of personal data following express consent

Furthermore, personal data are only collected, processed and used if you have given your express consent. The data is only used to the purpose you consented to. The data is not used further or passed on to third parties. We ask you to give your consent to the following:


If you want to subscribe to our newsletter we need least your email address to which the newsletter is to be sent. Further personal data are not required but optional with regard to the sending of the newsletter. Your subscription to our newsletter service is based on the so-called “double opt in procedure”. This procedure requires that the respective user confirms his/her subscription to our newsletter service by clicking of a link which is contained in the email which is sent to specified email address of the user after subscription to our service. In the process the subscription and the confirmation are recorded. In this way unauthorised persons are to be prevented from subscribing to our newsletter service by using an account of a third party.

A given consent may be revoked for future use at any time, if applicable. In this case, please use the newsletter unsubscription function. 

Use of cookies

We are always striving to improve our website and use cookies on our website. A cookie is a small text file which contains a particular string and is placed on your device. So-called session cookies are deleted again upon closing of the browser. The cookies remain on your device in part in order to enable us to recognise your browser when visiting our websites again. However, you may set your browser in such a way that no cookies may be placed or you are informed about individual cookies so you may decide on a case-by-case basis whether you want to give your consent to the use.  Please note that the functionality of our websites may be restricted in individual cases if you have disabled the use of cookies.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. («Google»)

“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 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 may revoke the collection and processing of data at any time with future effect. In view of the recent discussion about the use of analysing tools with complete IP addresses, please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension of „_anonymizeIp()“ and therefore shortened IP addresses are processed in order to avoid a direct personal reference.”
You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt out cookie is placed which prevents the future collection of your data when next visiting this website: deactivate Google Analytics
Google Analytics deaktivieren.

Social Plugins

Our website uses social plugins ("Plugins") of the social networks, (Google+),,, and LinkedIn (in the following jointly referred to as “the providers”). The plugins are identified by the respective logo of the provider.

When you visit our website your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the providers. Through the insertion of plugins the providers are at least informed that you accessed the respective website, or further information depending on the respective plugin or service, if applicable. If you are registered with the respective provider and logged in the provider is able to assign the access to your user account with this provider. When you interact with the plugin, i.e. you click on the “Like” button on facebook, for example, or you make a comment the respective information is directly transmitted from your browser to the provider and stored as well as processed, as the case my be.

Details with regard to the purpose and extent of data collection as well as the further processing of data by the respective provider and also your rights and settings options to protect your privacy may be found in the legal notice of the respective provider:

Facebook Inc.

Google Inc.

Your rights

Pursuant to the legal regulations you have the right of information with regard to your stored data as well as a right to correcting, blocking and deleting of your data, if applicable. If you want to execute this right or have any questions on this topic or in respect of data collection, processing or use of your personal data please contact us. Please refer to the legal notice of our website for our current contact data. 

Your contact:

Silke Schulte-Uhr
Fon +49 2501 802-207



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