Data Protection Information


With the following information we like to provide you with details in connection with the processing of personal data when using our website at as well as about your rights in this regard. The information provided here applies to all visitors of our website when visiting it as non-registered users.

1. Explanation of Terms

Personal Data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Cookies are small text files that are stored locally on the visitor’s device (e.g. PC, smartphone, tablet PC) when a website is visited. They can contain various information about the device used and the usage behavior and are sent back to the web server setting the cookie for the purpose of recognizing the user and his or her settings when reconnecting. We use this information in order to improve and customize your browsing experience and for analytics and metrics about the interactions of visitors with our content both on this website and other media.

2. IP-Addresses and Logfiles

Every time you access our website, we automatically process the following information:

  • the IP-address of your computer or other device (e.g. tablet-PC or smartphone) and the request(s) of your browser (including dates and times)
  • the amount of data transferred, the browser type and version, the screen resolution and the operating system used. 

The IP-address and the information on your Internet browser’s enquiry(s) are technically necessary for accessing and using the website; without processing of this data, access to the Internet site cannot take place and Internet sites cannot be displayed. We also use the IP address to identify the rough location of the user visiting our website.

The information on the transferred data volume, the browser type and browser version, the screen resolution and the operating system used are collected and processed in order to optimize the presentation of the contents, determine system utilization and make future adjustments and improvements to the Internet presence, possibly on the basis of statistical evaluations.

3. Usage of Cookies

What are cookies?

If you use our website, open our emails we use so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally on the visitor’s device (e.g. PC, smartphone, tablet PC) when a website is visited. They can contain various information about the device used and the usage behavior and are sent back to the web server setting the cookie for the purpose of recognizing the user and his or her settings when reconnecting. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and effective overall. For more information about cookies, please visit

What are cookies used for?

Cookies are basically used to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall, to enable additional functionalities and to provide us with further information about your visit of our website and its use. Cookies enable us, for example, to determine whether a specific device has been used to visit our website before. Cookies also make it possible to adapt the offer of a website to previous visits if the previous behaviour of the user on the website or another website was stored in the cookie.

First and third party cookies

Our website places cookies for us (first party cookies) and also allow some other parties providing their services to us to place cookies (third party cookies). Our own cookies help us to run our services better and more efficiently and to track user behavior on our website. Third-party cookies are placed on your devices by various tools we are using on our website.

Types of cookies

Our website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies
  • Persistent cookies

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular session cookies. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the settings of your browser.

Third Party Cookies

The following third parties use cookies via our services:

  • Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (see below: “Google Analytics” & “YouTube”)
  • Google reCAPTCHA, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

4. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA “(“Google”). On our behalf, Google collects certain user and usage information in order to evaluate the use of the website (e.g. frequency of page views, entry and exit pages, click paths, time spent on individual pages, etc.). This is done to evaluate the use of the website, to generate reports about the website activities and to provide further internet services which are connected with the use of our website, for market research purposes and for the demand-oriented design of our internet pages.

In this context, Google is creating pseudonymised user profiles as well as cookies (see above). The information about your website usage generated by the cookie, includes

  • Internet browser type/version used,
  • the operating system used,
  • referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server request,

is usually transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However, we implemented the code extension “anonymizeIp” which causes Google to anonymize your IP-address within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP-address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP-address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Google is certified under the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield and we concluded a data processing agreement with Google covering the processing of user data on our behalf.

Further information on Google’s terms of use and data protection can be found under the following links:

You can

  • disable the use of cookies generally in the settings of your internet browser; however please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website and/or other websites;
  • prevent Google Analytics from processing your personal data by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available under the following link (
  • Opt-out from Google Analytics processing the personal data by clicking on the following link: (<a href=”javascript:gaOptout()”>Disable Google Analytics</a>). As a result, an opt-out cookie is set which prevents future collection of your data by Google Analytics when you visit our website.


reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google that helps protect websites from spam and abuse. It may analyse traffic, (potentially containing Users’ Personal Data) with the purpose of filtering the parts of traffic recognized as Bots or SPAM and “keeping automated software from engaging in abusive activities on our site”.

6. YouTube

On our website we provide links to videos offered on the platform YouTube. YouTube is provided by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

Please note that in the event that you visit these linked videos, information may be collected and processed by YouTube LLC, which may be assigned to your respective user account and stored and used in accordance with the privacy policy of YouTube LLC. Before visiting the linked videos, please review the Privacy Policy of YouTube LLC, which can be found here:

Wording of your consent:

We use cookies in order to provide content more accurately suited to your needs by tracking your use of our website (e.g. IP address, geographical location, type of browser, duration of visit and pages viewed). By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. If you decline the consent, your information won’t be tracked when you visit our website. However, a single cookie will be used in your browser to remember your preference not to be tracked. You can also withdraw your consent at any time, and you may do so by contacting us using our online contact form. 

To find out more about cookies used on our website, read our Privacy Policy:… 

Legal Basis for the above processing of data is Art. 6 (1) s. 1 lit. (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest in the processing lies in the interest to analyze our sales and marketing measures in order to make customer communications more relevant and help us understand the performance of our marketing campaigns for optimization purposes.

7. Contact Form and Contacting us by Email

You can contact us with questions or requests using our online contact form or by email. When you do so, the personal data you submit to us will be processed by us electronically for the purpose to answer your questions / handle your request.

When using the online contact form, you will need to submit your name, a valid email address, your message’s subject and your message so that we know who sent the request and to be able to answer the inquiry. Based on your consent, the personal data arising in this context will be stored in our system for answering your inquiry and contacting you with additional information on our products upon your revocation of your consent. If you only provide your email address, we will only contact you via email. If you also provide your telephone number (in the message box) we may choose also to contact you via telephone. The data will deleted upon you request or withdrawal of your consent or, if statutory retention obligations are applicable, its processing will be restricted, unless any further processing is covered by a legal basis.

Course, contacting us is voluntary and you can freely decide whether or not you like to do so and to submit personal data to us. You can also withdraw your consent at any time, and you may do so by contacting us using our online contact form or by sending an email to If you use our contact form, this of course will not result in a new consent. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.