Data protection

Legal note

Data protection

By visiting the website of the provider, information may be stored about the access (date, time, viewed page). These data are not classed as personal data, but are stored in an anonymous format. They are exclusively used for statistical purposes. No forwarding to third parties will take place, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

The provider wishes to explicitly point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. in email communication) may not be completely secure or protected against third-party access.

Use of the contact data in the imprint for commercial purposes is explicitly not desired unless the provider has granted prior written consent or there is already an existing business relationship. The provider and all persons listed on the website hereby object to any commercial use and forwarding of your data.

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 on servers in the United States. 
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 
On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. 
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. 
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html bzw. unter https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Limitation of liability

The contents of this website are compiled with the utmost care. However, the provider accepts no liability for the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of the provided contents. The use of the contents of this website is at the user’s own risk. Articles where the author is named represent the opinion of the respective author and not always that of the provider. With the pure use of the provider’s website, no contractual relationship is established between the user and the provider.

External links

This website contains links to third-party websites (“external links”). The respective operators are liable for the contents of these websites. When they were first included on this website, the provider checked the third-party contents of these external links for any legal violations. At this time, no legal violations were discovered. The provider has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design and on the contents of the external links. The inclusion of external links does not constitute the provider’s appropriation of the contents of the links. Without specific notification of a legal violation, it is unreasonable to expect the provider to constantly monitor external links. If however the provider finds out about legal violations, such external links will be deleted without delay.

Copyrights and performance protection rights

The contents published on this website are subject to the German Copyright and Performance Protection Act. Every use not permitted by the German Copyright and Performance Protection Act requires the prior written consent of the provider or respective legal owner. This particularly applies to reproduction, editing, translation, storage, processing or forwarding of contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. The contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorised reproduction or forwarding of individual contents or complete pages is not permitted and constitutes a criminal offence. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted.

The presentation of this website in third-party frames is only permitted with prior written consent.

Special conditions of use

Insofar special conditions for individual usage of this website deviate from those listed in 1 to 4, this shall be expressly noted in an appropriate place. These special conditions of use apply in such individual cases.