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We are wholly committed to the protection of your data and only process the personal data that is collected during your visits to our website in accordance with the rules laid down in the applicable data protection laws, especially the German Federal Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Act. Therefore, at this point we would like to inform you of the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. Please be advised in advance that this data protection declaration refers only to our website and not to websites of third parties, to which we refer in the form of links.

Protected subject-matter
The protected subject-matter is personal data. Pursuant to section 3 (1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) it is information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. It includes above all information that enables conclusions to be drawn about their identity (e.g. details such as name, postal address, email address or telephone number).

Collection and processing of your data

Unless you object, our web server will, as standard practice, store the following information in a protocol file when you visit our websites.
  • the IP address assigned to you by your internet service provider,
  • a description of the type of web browser used,
  • the pages of our website which you visit,
  • the website from which you are visiting us,
  • as well as the date and duration of your visit.
We merely use the data to optimize our website for you. When the data is stored it is anonymized so that we cannot personally identify you as a user. We do not use the data for any other purpose, especially not for forwarding to third parties.

Google Analytics
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 this website will as a rule be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will however be truncated by Google beforehand within the area of member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how you use the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing further services related to website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser software. However, we would like to point out that if you do so, it may not be possible for you to make use of the full scope of all this website's functions. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of this website (including your IP address) from being conveyed to and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available through the following link: Browser add-on for deactivation of Google Analytics (BETA).

Right to information and right of revocation
Upon request, we are glad to inform you free of charge and as soon as possible as to whether and, if so which, data concerning your person are stored by us. You can have the data we store concerning your person blocked, corrected or deleted at any time.

Of course, you can also object to the anonymized storage of data at any time or revoke the declarations of consent granted to us for the collection and utilization of data. For this, please use the contact details specified in the legal notice.

Industrial property right infringements: No warning without prior contact! Should the contents of these web pages breach statutory provisions or the rights of third parties, please inform us accordingly. We shall remove any contents which are justifiably objectionable immediately without the need to seek legal assistance. A cost-incurring warning does not correspond to the will of the industrial property right holder. Any costs incurred without previous establishment of contact shall be rejected in full and may lead to a countersuit due to a breach of the aforementioned provisions.