The providers of these pages take privacy and protection of personal data very seriously. We manage personal information and data very confidentially in accordance with the data protection principles and laws, as well as this confidentiality statement.

In general, you may visit our web pages without revealing any personal information.  On some pages, however, we may ask you to provide the personal information (like your name, postal or email address) that is needed to carry out the service or procedure that you are requesting.  Providing this information is never mandatory, but on the other hand, when this information is provided, we will not transfer it to any other third without your written consent.

We also inform you that automatic data collection that occurs while browsing (like the bytes transferred, the links you click, the mails you send etc…) are subject to a certain amount of vulnerability.  A flawless data protection against access, or use by other third parties is technically not possible.



Internet, or web cookies are a type of message that is given to a Web browser by a Web server.   Cookies are not dangerous to your computer and cannot transmit any viruses.   The main purpose of a cookie is to prepare safer and more effective customized web pages.  Most session cookies are short text strings that are stored in your computer, but do not collect information from it.

For our web pages, we mostly use session cookies, also called transient cookies that are automatically erased when you close the Web browser.   All other types of cookies are retained by your hardware after the browser is closed.  To work, a session cookie does not need to know where you are from, it only needs to remember your browser. This information is packaged into a session cookie and sent to your Web browser, which then stores the information for later use.

You may change the settings of your browser, so that you will be warned every time when you enter a Web site using cookies; or only allow web servers to use this information to present you with customized Web pages; or generally speaking automatically remove cookies from your computer while closing your browser.  However, if you deactivated cookies on your computer, you may not be able to utilize all functions and capabilities of our website.


The provider of these pages, maintains automatically collected data in a so-called server log file (or several files), and then shares them with us.  The data that are transferred to us are the following:

  • Browser type and version,
  • User’s operating system,
  • Referrer URL,
  • Host name of the user’s computer,
  • Time of the server request,

None of the above mentioned data can be matched or used to personally identify the user. These data do not combine with any other source data, and are not accessible to general Internet users, only to the webmaster or other administrative persons. We may access and check the contents of these files to examine  traffic patterns in the case of a suspected illegal use of the information provided therein.

Contact form

When sending us a submission through our website, you will be asked to fill out a contact form providing personal information; This information, including your contact details, is captured, and stored for later follow-up use. However, none of this information will be released to thirds without your consent.


Confidentiality Agreement for the use of YouTube

Our website utilizes plug ins of the google-operated YouTube page. The provider of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Every time a visitor opens one of our pages containing a You Tube Plug-in, a link to the YouTube server is created. Through this process the YouTube Server recognises the pages that you have been visiting.

By logging into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube, to match your surfing activity directly to your personal profile. If you do not wish this to happen, you should log off your YouTube account.

More information on the management of user’s data are available from YouTube confidentiality statement below:


Data Access, Cancellation, and Blocking

You are entitled to free-of-charge access to your personal details saved on our systems, as well as to their source, receiver, and reasons for their processing. Moreover, you are entitled to change, cancel, or block these data as you may wish. For this, and for any other issue concerning personal data and information, please use the address stated in our “Legal Mentions.”


Unsolicited Emails & Advertisement

Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Mentions. The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited.  The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures against senders of unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam emails etc.

Confidentiality Statement of Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps provided by Google Inc. By surfing this website, visitors tacitally agree with the gathering, processing, and using of all data automatically collected by Google Maps, its representative, and other thirds.
The terms and conditions of Google Maps are available here „Nutzungsbedingungen von Google Maps“.


Use of Web Fonts

For the homogeneous display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. Google Fonts is a service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). The use of these fonts is accomplished through a server call, normally a US Google server. On retrieving a website, the server is transmitted an information on which pages you visited. Moreover, Google stores the IP address of the computer used by visitors to access and surf  these pages. More detailed information is available from the Google data protection policy that you can access by clicking: