Disclaimer

Privacy policy

We consider the protection of your privacy a high priority. The following points in this privacy policy are worth noting. 

Usage of information

In principle, you can visit our website without needing to reveal any personal information about yourself. We will only collect impersonal data such as your IP address, the last web page visited, the browser you use, as well as the date and time, etc. This information will be anonymised and analysed by us for the purposes of identifying trends and improving our online offers. The data will not be used to determine your identity. To protect your privacy the last octet of your IP address is anonymised. 

Information will not be passed on

The above-mentioned data will be neither sold nor shared with third parties. With the following exceptions: external service providers who require the data in order to carry out tasks on our behalf. In this particular case, we are referring to the following service provider:

Google Inc. (Google Analytics, access statistics)

Its privacy policy obliges it to comply with the requirements of data protection and data security.

Furthermore, Google’s additional terms and conditions, also apply due to the use of Google Analytics on this website:

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 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.

Cookies

In certain cases, what are known as cookies are used (see Google Analytics and Google AdWords). You can configure your browser so that it will display a warning before saving a cookie. You may also decide not to take advantage of the benefits of personal cookies. In such case, you will not be able to use certain services. 

Amendments to this privacy policy

This privacy policy may be amended at any time. Therefore, please check this policy regularly. 

Legal basis

The Federal Data Protection Act (Datenschutzgesetz – DSG) forms the legal basis for this privacy policy. 

(Issued: 07.05.2012)