Data protection

As a user of our website, this privacy policy provides you with all the necessary information on how, to what extent and for what purpose we or third-party providers collect data from you and use it. Your data is collected and used strictly in accordance with the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). We feel particularly committed to the confidentiality of your personal data and therefore work strictly within the limits set by the legal requirements. The collection of this personal data takes place on a voluntary basis, if this is possible for us. You can edit your cookie settings below:
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We also only pass this data on to third parties with your express consent. We ensure a high level of security for particularly confidential data such as in payment transactions or with regard to your enquiries to us by using SSL encryption. However, we would like to take this opportunity to point out the general dangers of Internet use over which we have no control. Especially in e-mail traffic, your data is not secure without further precautions and may be collected by third parties under certain circumstances.

Information, deletion, blocking

You can obtain information free of charge at any time about the personal data we have stored about you and about the origin, recipient and purpose of data collection and data processing. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of your data. Exempt from this is data that is kept due to legal regulations or is required for proper business processing. To ensure that a data block can be implemented at any time, data is kept in a blocking file for control purposes. If data is not covered by a legal archiving obligation, we will delete your data at your request. If the archiving obligation applies, we will block your data. For all questions and concerns regarding the correction, blocking or deletion of personal data, please contact our data protection officer using the contact details in this data protection declaration or at the address given in the imprint.


We use cookies on our website. These small text files are stored on your PC from our server. They support the display of our website and help you navigate our website.
Cookies collect data about your IP address, your browser, your operating system and your internet connection. We do not link this information to personal data and do not pass it on to third parties. Under no circumstances are cookies used by us to bring malware or spyware onto your computer.
You can also use our website without the use of cookies, which may result in some displays and functions of our offer only working to a limited extent. If you wish to deactivate cookies, you can do so via special settings in your browser. Please use its help function to make the corresponding changes.
You can manage online ad cookies via the following links: for the USA for Europe

Collection of access data

The delivery and presentation of content via our website technically requires the collection of certain data. When you access our website, these so-called server log files are recorded by us or the provider of the web space. These log files do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you and your person.

The corresponding information consists of the name of the website, the file, the current date, the amount of data, the web browser and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet provider, the referrer URL as the page from which you accessed our site, and the corresponding IP address.

We use this data for the presentation and delivery of our content as well as for statistical purposes. The information supports the provision and continuous improvement of our offer. We also reserve the right to check the aforementioned data retrospectively should there be any suspicion of illegal use of our offer.

Third-party content and services

The offer on our website may also include content, services and performances from other providers that complement our offer. Examples of such services are maps from Google Maps, YouTube videos or third-party graphics. Calling up these third-party services regularly requires the transmission of your IP address. This makes it possible for these providers to perceive your user IP address and also to store it.
We make every effort to only include third-party providers that use IP addresses solely for the delivery of content. However, we have no influence on which third-party provider stores the IP address, if any. This storage may serve statistical purposes, for example. Should we become aware of storage processes by third-party providers, we will immediately inform our users of this fact.
In this context, please also note the specific data protection statements of individual third-party providers and service providers whose services we use on our website. You will also find them in this privacy policy.


You can register on our website to receive our newsletter. We need your e-mail address for this. In addition, we have to check, in compliance with the relevant legal regulations, whether you are actually the owner of the e-mail address provided and would like to receive the newsletter. We therefore collect information that makes such verification possible. The data collected in this context is used for sending and receiving the newsletter. They have no other purpose and are not passed on to third parties. No further data is collected from our side apart from the information necessary for sending the newsletter.
As the sending and receiving of newsletters is dependent on your consent, you can revoke this consent to the collection and storage of your data at any time without giving reasons. To do so, use the "unsubscribe link" provided in the newsletter.

Personal data

In the context of data avoidance and data economy, we only collect personal data to the extent and for as long as it is necessary for the use of our website or as required by law. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and strictly adhere to the relevant legal regulations and this data protection declaration when collecting and processing personal data. If the purpose of the data collection no longer applies or the end of the legal storage period has been reached, the collected data will be blocked or deleted.
As a rule, our website can be used without disclosing personal data. If we collect personal data - such as your name, address or e-mail address - this data collection is voluntary. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.
Please note that data is generally not always transmitted securely on the internet. Especially in e-mail traffic, protection cannot be guaranteed when exchanging data.

Server log files

The server log files are anonymised data that are collected when you access our website. This information does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you personally, but is indispensable for technical reasons for the delivery and presentation of our content. Furthermore, they serve our statistics and the constant optimisation of our contents. Typical log files include the date and time of access, the amount of data, the browser used for access and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of the provider you have contracted, the page from which you came to our site (referrer URL) and your IP address. Log files also enable a precise check in the event of suspicion of unlawful use of our website.

SSL encryption

Our website uses SSL encryption when transmitting confidential or personal content of our users. This encryption is activated, for example, when processing payment transactions and when you make enquiries to us via our website. Please make sure that SSL encryption is activated on your side for corresponding activities. The use of encryption is easy to recognise: The display in your browser line changes from "http://" to "https://". Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties. Only transmit your confidential information when SSL encryption is activated and contact us in case of doubt.

Use of Google Analytics

We use the web analysis service Google Analytics from Google Inc. on our website, which uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your PC and allow an analysis of your user behaviour in relation to our website. The cookies generate information that is transferred to a Google server. These servers are usually located in the USA, but follow agreements on the use of the European Economic Area and shorten your IP address before transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address only be shortened after transmission to the USA. Google evaluates the transmitted information and provides further services for us website operators in this context. The IP address determined is not merged with other Google services.
You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by changing your browser settings. However, this may result in display and functional restrictions when using our website.
A browser plug-in also prevents the collection and use of the data generated by the cookies. You can download it under the following link:
Alternatively, you can manage your cookie settings at the beginning of this privacy policy and prevent tracking by Google Analytics.
Learn more about Google's privacy policy and Google Analytics at: or under

Google Analytics Remarketing

We use the remarketing function of Google Inc. on our website. With this function, we work together with Google to present our visitors with customised and interest-based advertisements. Cookies are set on your computer for this purpose. These are text files that recognise users when they call up pages and thus enable interest-based advertising throughout the Google network. Google denies the collection of personal data in this context and, according to its own information, does not establish any connections to other Google services.
You can prevent Google's remarketing function by making the appropriate settings under carry out a cookie test. Furthermore, the use of cookies can be controlled via or by changing the settings in your browser. If necessary, use its help function. You can find out more about Google Remarketing and Google's general privacy policy at:


We use the provider i-magazine AG ("Yumpu"), Gewerbestrasse 3, 9444 Diepoldsau, Switzerland, for the display of page flip catalogues on our website.

By means of Yumpu, the content of pdf files is presented as a so-called flip catalogue for everyone, freely accessible and easy to read directly in the web browser, without having to load pdf files.

To run the service, your web browser retrieves the content directly from Yumpu after you have given your consent. Yumpu receives - as with every website - your IP address and information about your web browser, operating system, date and time of access, as well as the so-called referrer data (, unless the referrer data is disguised by your browser. As far as we are aware, user data is used by Yumpu exclusively for the purpose of displaying the page-turning catalogue. You can find more information in Yumpu's privacy policy at

To our knowledge, Yumpu generally processes personal data in Ireland. Yumpu takes appropriate measures and provides safeguards for data protection when processing takes place in another country. Switzerland is recognised by the European Commission as a country with an adequate level of data protection. The European Commission's adequacy decision allows the transfer of personal data from the EU without further safeguards. For more information, please visit

Google Maps Plugin

We use a plugin of the internet service Google Maps on our website. The operator of Google Maps is Google Inc. based in the United States. USA, CA 94043, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View.
When you use Google Maps on our website, information about the use of this website and your IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and also stored on this server. We have no knowledge about the exact content of the transmitted data, nor about their use by Google. In this context, the company denies the connection of the data with information from other Google services and the collection of personal data. However, Google may transmit the information to third parties.
If you deactivate Javascript in your browser, you prevent Google Maps from running. However, you will then also not be able to use the map display on our website.
By using our website, you consent to the collection and processing of information by Google Inc. as described.
You can find out more about the privacy policy and terms of use for Google Maps here:

Facebook plugin

You will find plugins of the social network Facebook on our website. The provider of this social network is Facebook Inc. USA, California 94025, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park. The Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site identifies the Facebook plugins for you. Please also note the overview of the Facebook plugins at
When you visit our website, we establish a direct connection with the Facebook server via the plugin. You are then connected there via your browser. This provides Facebook with the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. By clicking on the Facebook "Like" button, you link content from our website to your profile on Facebook. For Facebook, the visit to our site can be assigned to your user account. We have no knowledge of the type of content that is transmitted to Facebook and how Facebook uses it.
For more information on data collection and use, please see the Facebook privacy policy, which can be found at find.
You can prevent your visit to our site from being associated with your Facebook profile by simply logging out of your Facebook account beforehand.

Google+ Plugin

We use Google+ functions on our website. The social network is offered by Google Inc. which is based in the USA, CA 94043, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View is resident.
Google+ allows you to publish content globally via its button. You are also offered personalised content from Google and partner providers. Google stores your rating (+1) on content and information from websites that you have clicked on when giving +1.
Your +1 rating may be displayed with your profile name and photo in other Google services. Google collects a total of your 1+ activities. This collection serves to optimise and personalise the Google offer for you. To use the Google+ platform, you create a globally visible profile under a name chosen by you. The name you choose will also be used for the other Google services. Anyone who knows your email address can thus access your Google+ profile.
Google uses the collected data within the scope of its privacy policy, among other things, to compile statistics, which are passed on in aggregate to partner companies or used in other ways. Details on the use of the data and the data protection provisions can be found at can be viewed. The link also provides information on individual privacy settings on Google+.

Twitter plugin

We also use functions of the microblogging service Twitter on our website. The operator of Twitter is Twitter Inc. The US company is based in the USA, San Francisco, CA 94103, 1355 Market St, Suite 900.
The main function of Twitter is the "Tweet function". If you use this via our website, a link is established with your Twitter account. Data may be exchanged with other users and data may be transmitted to Twitter. We do not receive any knowledge of the content of the data sent to Twitter, nor are we informed about its use. Find out more about these issues at There you will find Twitter's detailed privacy policy. Furthermore, the platform offers you the possibility of Design your own privacy settings.

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