Privacy Protection


The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Your personal data will be treated in strict confidence in accordance with the legal regulations as well as with this privacy statement.

In general, your use of this website is anonymous. In case personal data is asked for on these web pages (eg. name, postal address or e-mail address), this is made, as much as possible on a voluntary basis. We will not forward your personal data without your express permission.

Please note, however, that when data is transferred via internet (eg. for communication via e-mail) there is always a risk that third parties could intercept and falsify such data. It is not possible to provide an all encompassing security of data from third party interception.


We use plugins from the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The plugins can be recognized by way of the Facebook-logo or the ‚like’ button on our pages. A comprehensive survey of the Facebook-plugins can be found here:

When you visit our web pages, the plugin will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook-server. Thereby Facebook obtains the information that you have visited our webpage with your ip-address. If you click on the facebook ‘like’-button while you are logged into Facebook, you can link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. Hereby Facebook can trace your visit to our pages to your account. We point out that as website host, we will not receive information on the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or its use by Facebook. For further information on this subject please refer to Facebook’s data privacy policy:

If you do not want Facebook to map data collected about you via our web pages, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web pages.


Social plugins of the service Twitter are used in our web pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. If you use Twitter and the service ‘Re-Tweet’, the web pages visited by you are announced to third parties and associated with your Twitter account. Thereby data is transmitted to Twitter. We bring to your attention that as website hosts we ourselves do not receive any information on the content of the data which is transmitted; also we are not aware of how this data is used by Twitter. Further information on this subject can be found in Twitter’s data privacy policy:

You can modify your privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at


You have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, including the provenance of the data, the recipient and the reason for the data storage; this includes entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. You can contact us anytime at the address listed in the imprint regarding this issue as well as any other questions regarding personal data.


Persons under the age of 18 should not transfer any personal data to us without consent of their parents or guardians. We do not request personal data from children or adolescents. We do not knowingly collect such data and do not forward them to third parties.


To optimize our web presence we use cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any virus. Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalized and secure service for you. Cookies are small text files which are stored on the hard drive of your computer and in your browser.

This site mostly uses session- cookies (temporary use) which are deleted automatically as soon as you close your browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can adjust the setting of your browser in such a way, that you are informed about the placement of cookies and allow cookies only as an exception, that you accept the placement of cookies in specific situations or do not allow the placement in general; this includes the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. However, if the cookies are deactivated, you may not be able to use the full range of this website's functions.


If you send us a message using the contact form, the data from the contact form including your contact information is stored for the purpose of answering your request and for future questions following the request. We will not forward your data without your permission.


The website provider automatically retrieves and stores data in so-called server-log files, which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. These are:
- Browser type/Browser version
- Operating system
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server inquiry

This data cannot by linked to specific persons. This data will not be regrouped with data from other sources. We maintain our right to check the data in hindsight, if we become aware of clear indicators pointing to an unlawful use.


We hereby object to the use of our contact information – which we have published here in accordance with the imprint obligation - for sending unsolicited commercial emails. We reserve the right to proceed with legal steps in case we receive unsolicited commercial messages, such as spam emails.


If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter and/or e-invitations offered on our website, we require your email address as well as information, which enables us to confirm that the stated email address belongs to you and that you agree to receive the newsletter and/or e-invitations. Further data is not stored. We will only use the data for sending the requested material and we will not forward the data to third parties. At any time, you can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and the use of the data to send the newsletter and/or e-invitations, for example by using the unsubscribe link in the newsletter and in the e-invitations.