Privacy Notice


Liability for Content

Although the contents of our pages were created with utmost care, we reserve the right not to be responsible for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the contents. According to § 7 paragraph 1 of TMG we, as a service provider, according to general law are responsible for own contributions contained in the contents of these pages. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, service providers are however not obliged to check foreign information transmitted or stored by them or to search for circumstances pointing to any illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block information according to general law remain unaffected hereof. Liability claims in this respect will only be possible from the point a definite infringement of law becomes known. If corresponding infringements of law become known, these contents will immediately be deleted.

Liability for Links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties on the contents of which we do not have any influence. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any foreign contents linked or referred to. It is always the respective author or operator of the pages who is responsible for the contents of the linked pages. At the time of linking, the linked pages were checked for possible infringements of law. Unlawful contents could not be recognized at the time of linking. A permanent control as regards content of the linked pages without a definite indication for an infringement of law is however not reasonable. If any infringements of law become known, such links will immediately be removed.


The contents and materials on these pages created by the site operator are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. As far as the content is not created by the website operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, contents of third parties are marked as such. If you still be aware of copyright infringement, we ask for a hint. Upon notification of violations, we will remove the content immediately.

Data Protection

Use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. To the extent that personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) are published in our pages, these have been indicated voluntarily, as far as this is under our control. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.

We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may involve gaps in security. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

The utilization by third parties of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for transmission of not expressly solicited advertising and information materials is herewith expressly objected. The author of these pages expressly reserves the right to take legal action, in case the transmission of advertising information, e.g. through Spam-mails, takes place without request.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated in our websites. Facebook plugins are indicated by the Facebook logo or the “Like-button” on our website. You will find an overview of Facebook plugins at the following website:
When you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and Facebook’s servers will be established. Facebook then is notified of the fact that you have called up the corresponding page on our website. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like” while you are logged in to Facebook, you may link content of our website on your Facebook profile. Thereby, Facebook can relate your website visit to your user account. Please note that we, as the website provider, know nothing about the content of data processed and used by Facebook. Further information can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at the following website: HTTP://DE-DE.FACEBOOK.COM/POLICY.PHP
If you do not wish to have data collected about you by Facebook via our website, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting the site.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that will be saved on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website will be generally passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In case of an activation of the IP anonymization for this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The complete IP address will only be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your website usage, create reports about website activities for the website operator and provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser will not be combined with other data held by Google.
You may decline to accept cookies in your browser settings; however, please note that if you do so, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. You may also prevent the collection of data (including your IP address) that are related to your use of the website and generated by cookies as well as the processing of these data by Google simply by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following website: HTTP://TOOLS.GOOGLE.COM/DLPAGE/GAOPTOUT?HL=DE.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “Cookies”, text data that are saved on your computer and allow the analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called Web beacons (invisible graphics). These Web beacons enable the analysis of information such as the visitor traffic on these sites.
Information about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats generated by cookies and Web beacons will be processed to a server of Google in the USA and will be saved there. This information may be processed to contractual partners of Google by Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other Google data. You may decline to accept cookies in your browser settings; however, please note that if you do so, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. Through the use of this website, you express your consent to the processing of data collected by Google about you in the manner described above and for the purposes previously mentioned.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google +1

Collection and processing of information:
With the Google +1 button you may publish information worldwide. In addition, you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google saves the information that you have given +1 for a content as well as information about the site that you have visited when you have clicked on +1. Your +1 may be shown on the Internet in combination with your profile name and your picture in Google services (e.g. in search results or in your Google profile) or elsewhere on websites or advertisements.
Google stores information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a worldwide-visible, public Google profile that must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name may also replace another name that you have used while sharing content under your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other personally-identifying information about you.

Use of information collected:
In addition to the above uses, the information you provide in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy will be used. Google may release aggregate statistics on the users’ +1 activities and communicate these findings to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter

Our websites use functions of the service Twitter. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you interact with Twitter and the function “Re-Tweet”, websites visited by you will be related to your Twitter account and will be visible for other users. Data will also be transferred to Twitter through this.
Please note that we, as the website provider, know nothing about the content of data processed and used by Twitter. Further information can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy at the following website: HTTP://TWITTER.COM/PRIVACY. You may change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at HTTP://TWITTER.COM/ACCOUNT/SETTINGS ändern.