Privacy Notice

We attach great importance to the protection of your data and your privacy. We therefore inform you below about the collection and use of personal data when using our website.

Anonymous data collection
You can visit our website without giving any personal information. We do not store any personal data in this context. In order to improve our offer, we only evaluate statistical data that does not allow us to draw conclusions about your person.

Collection and processing when using the contact form
When using the contact form, we collect personal data (individual details on the personal or factual circumstances of a certain or definable natural person) only to the extent provided by you. Your e-mail address will only be used to process your request. Your data will then be deleted if you have not consented to further processing and use.

Data collection when writing a commentary
We collect personal data in the context of your comment on an article or contribution only to the extent that it is communicated by you.
When your comment is published, the e-mail address you provide will not be published, only the name you provide.

Collection, processing and use of personal data
We collect personal data (individual details on the personal or factual circumstances of a certain or identifiable natural person) only to the extent provided by you.
The processing and use of your personal data is carried out for the fulfilment and processing of your order as well as for the processing of your enquiries.
After the complete execution of the contract, all personal data will be stored first under consideration of tax and commercial law retention periods and then deleted after expiry of the period, if you have not consented to the further processing and use.

Use of e-mail address for sending newsletters
We use your e-mail address for sending newsletters only for our own advertising purposes, irrespective of the execution of the contract, provided that you have expressly agreed to this.
Your declaration of consent to this effect is as follows:

"Sign in."

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by using the corresponding link in the newsletter or by sending us a message. The contact details can be found in our imprint.
Your e-mail address will then be deleted from the distribution list.

Use of e-mail address for sending direct mail
Unless you have not objected, we will use your e-mail address that we have received in connection with the sale of a product or service for the electronic transmission of advertising for our own goods or services similar to those you have already purchased from us. You may object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by notifying us. The contact details for the exercise of the objection can be found in the imprint. You can also use the link provided for this purpose in the advertising mail. There are no costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates.

Passing on of personal data
Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. Excluded from this are only our service partners, which we need to process the contractual relationship. In these cases we strictly observe the requirements of the Federal Data Protection Act. The scope of data transmission is limited to a minimum.

Our Internet pages use so-called cookies in several places. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies also enable our systems to recognize your browser and offer you services. Cookies do not contain any personal data.

Using Facebook plugins
These Internet pages use plug-ins from the social network facebook. com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").
If you call up Internet pages of our website that are provided with such a plug-in, a connection to the Facebook servers is established and the plug-in is displayed on the website by means of a message to your browser. This transmits to the Facebook server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a Facebook member, Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook account. When using the plugin functions (e. g. clicking on the "Like" button, submitting a comment) this information is also assigned to your Facebook account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plugin.
If you do not want Facebook to associate the collected information directly with your Facebook profile, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting our site, or you can use the add-on provided by Facebook for your browser This allows you to block the loading of Facebook plugins.
For more information about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights to this information, and how you can protect your privacy, please see the Facebook Privacy Notice.

Using the Google "+1" button
These Internet pages use the "+1" button of the Google Plus social network of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA, (hereinafter "Google"). When you access a website with the "+1" -button on our website, a connection to the Google servers in the USA is established and the button is displayed on the website by means of a message to your browser. In doing so, both your IP address and the information you have visited on our website are transmitted to the Google server. This applies regardless of whether you are registered or logged in to Google Plus. A transmission also takes place with unregistered or not logged in users. The "+1" button is not used to register your visits to the Internet. Google does not permanently log your browsing history when you display a "+1" button and does not evaluate your visit to a page with "+1" button in any other way. Google stores about two weeks of data about your visit for system maintenance and troubleshooting purposes. However, this data is not structured according to individual profiles, user names or URLs and will not be passed on to us.
If you are also a member of Google Plus and logged in to Google Plus while you are using the plugin, the information collected from your site visit will be linked to your Google Plus account and shared with other users. Also in case of interactions, which are possible with the different Google Plugins, the corresponding information about you is collected and transmitted to Google and stored. An overview of the different types of Google Plugins can be found here:

If you have made your profile publicly available in Google Plus settings, your Google "+1" can be displayed by Google as a clue along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or in other places on websites and ads on the Internet. If you do not want Google to associate the collected information directly with your Google Plus profile, you must log out of Google Plus before visiting our site.
For more information on Google's collection and use of the data, your rights and privacy protection options, please refer to Google's privacy policy: html.

You also have the possibility to prevent the loading of Google Plugins by installing appropriate add-ons in your browser.

Using Twitter plugins
The functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our website.
Twitter is a social media portal from Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St..,

Last update: 03.12.2015

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