Privacy Policy

Explanatory notes on data protection

1) We collect, process and use your personal data only with your consent or when it is permitted by a legal provision. We shall collect, process and use only personal data that is required for the rendering and utilization of our services or is voluntarily placed at our disposal by yourself.

The following information explains how we handle your data. We reserve the right to modify this information from time to time. The review of our notes on data processing at regular intervals is therefore recommended.

2) With every instance of user access to our website, data on this procedure is temporarily stored and processed in a log file. Specifically, the following data is stored at every instance of access/retrieval:
Specifically, the following data about each access is stored:
- IP address / DNS name,
- date and time,
- page accessed / name of file retrieved,
- quantity of data transmitted,
- operating system utilized,
- browser utilized,
- notification of success of access/retrieval.

This data is evaluated solely for statistical purposes and for the improvement of our services. No other use or disclosure to third parties is made beyond the cases explicitly indicated here.
Upon access to individual pages, so-called temporary cookies are used to facilitate navigation. These session cookies do not contain any personal data and expire upon completion of the session.

3) Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies” – small text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate the analysis of your use of the website. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie concerning your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your utilization of the website, to compile reports about the website activities, and to provide further services to the website operator in conjunction with the utilization of the website and the Internet.

4) Protection of your personal data
To protect your personal data, the IP anonymization for Google Analytics is activated on this website. Through the activation of the IP anonymization, your IP address is abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, before it is transmitted to a server in the U.S. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and abbreviated there. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be associated with personal data.
In the event that we have further personal data of our website users at our disposal, we will not associate this information with website tracking data or other non-personal data.

5) Deactivation of website tracking by website users
You can prevent the storage of the cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. Please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website. You can moreover prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your utilization of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

6) The use of the Google Analytics advertising function
On this website, in addition to the standard Google Analytics configuration, functions of Google Analytics can be used that support interest-oriented advertising and advertising based on users’ surf habits. To this end, Google Analytics uses a third-party cookie of DoubleClick to evaluate data about users’ surf habits on various websites. With the help of this data, statistical assertions can be made about demographic data and the interest areas of website users.
We hereby explicitly call your attention to the fact that we have no access to the data of individual users, and that the statistical data we use cannot be linked with certain users.
Following their visit to our website, some of our website visitors will be shown our advertisements on other websites. This form of ad placement is referred to as remarketing or retargeting. If you would like to object to the placement of these ads, we recommend that you use one of the above-described means by which website users can deactivate the website tracking function. Google moreover offers you a means of controlling cookies for ad specifications yourself:

7) Google Custom Search
Our website moreover integrates the Google Custom Search engine, which also leaves a cookie in the user’s browser when the search function is used to search our website.

8) Copyright notices: All photos and film files presented on our website are protected by copyright. Where reproductions of artworks in the public domain are used on this website and the copyright has expired, those reproductions are likewise protected by copyright. The same applies to the texts, sound recordings, etc. presented on our website.
None of these copyright-protected materials may be copied, reproduced, circulated or used in any manner having copyright implications without our permission. Where applicable, permission must also be obtained from collecting societies, image agencies, etc. For this reason, we request that you contact us if you would like to use protected material. In the event of unauthorized use of material you must reckon with legal prosecution by us and third-party copyright holders.