Data protection

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (like button)

On our pages, plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. The Facebook plug-ins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the “like button” on our page. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This provides Facebook with information that you have visited our page with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This means that Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the pages we have no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook. For further information on this, please see the privacy policy of Facebook at

If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files, that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site is usually sent to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. In the case of activation of IP anonymity on this site, your IP address is however abbreviated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in conjunction with Google Analytics is not merged with other data held by Google.

You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available under the following link:
For more information, see or (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to point out that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended to include the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to guarantee the anonymous collection of IP addresses (so called IP masking).

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google +1

Collection and forwarding of information:
With the help of the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users will receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores not only the information that you have provided for +1 content, but also information about the page that you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1s can be shown as information together with your profile name and your photograph in Google services, such as in search results or your Google profile, as well as in other locations on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you require a public Google profile which is visible worldwide and which must contain at least the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name which you have used when dividing up content across your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your email address or who have other identifying information about you at their disposal.

Use of the collected information:
In addition to the applications explained above, the information provided by you is used in accordance with the current Google data protection policy. Google may publish collated statistics on the +1 activities of the users and/or forward these to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.