Data privacy statement

Data privacy statement

The owners of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data with confidentiality and comply with legal data-protection guidelines and this data-privacy declaration.

This website can generally be used without you having to provide any identifying data. Any personal data collected on our website (such as name, address or email address) are always submitted on a voluntary basis whenever possible. These data are not shared with third parties without your express permission.

We wish to inform you that there can be security gaps in data transmission via the Internet (such as in communications via email). It is not possible to ensure that data are protected from third-party access at all times.

Cookies

Some areas of our website use something called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer or contain viruses. They help us make our website more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer and stored in your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. These cookies make it easier for us to recognize your browser next time you visit our page.

You can modify your browser settings so that you are informed of incoming cookies and only permit them on an individual basis, only in certain cases or generally reject them. You can also have cookies automatically deleted when you close your browser. However, please note that disabling cookies may prevent the use of all of the functions of this website.

Data-privacy statement about the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files placed on your computer that make it possible to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the US. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory parties of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in rare cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google utilizes this information for the purpose of analyzing your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operators, and offering the operator other services relevant to the activities of the website and to internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Google Analytics is not linked to other Google data.

You can refuse to allow cookies to be saved by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that disabling cookies may prevent the use of all of the functions of this website. Furthermore, you can opt out of Google using the data generated by the cookie with regard to your use of the website (including your IP address), and you can opt out of Google processing these data by downloading and installing the browser plugin at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.