Data protection/privacy


During the course of your visit to this website, we will collect the following information: the date and time when the page on our website is called, your IP address, name and version of your Web browser and the website (URL) that you visited before calling this website.

We will process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • to make this website available to you, and to further improve and develop this website;
  • to be able to recognise, prevent and investigate attacks on our website.

The legal basis for processing your personal data is our legitimate prevailing interest (pursuant to Art. 6 para 1 lit f EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which consists of achieving the purposes mentioned above.

For the purposes given above, we will transmit your personal data to the following recipients:

  • IT service providers that we use;
  • if commanded, to government agencies and state institutions.


Some of the recipients mentioned above are located outside of your country or process your personal data there. In some circumstances, the data protection level in other countries does not correspond to that in your country. However, we only transmit your personal data to countries outside the EU for which the EU Commission has decided that they have a reasonable level of data protection, or we take measures to ensure that all recipients have a reasonable level of data protection. For example, we use standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC). They are available from us on request.


We will generally only store your data for a duration of 6 months. It is only stored longer if this is necessary to investigate attacks established on our website. 


So-called cookies are used on this website. A cookie is a small file that can be stored on your computer when you visit a website. Generally, cookies are used to offer users additional functions on a website. They can be used, for example, to simplify the navigation in a website, to enable you to continue using a website at the place where you left off, and/or to save your preferences and settings if you visit the website again. Cookies cannot access, read or change any other data on your computer.

Most of the cookies on this website are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website again. Permanent cookies, on the other hand, remain on your computer until you delete them manually in your browser. We use such permanent cookies to recognise you again when you visit our website the next time.


If you want to control cookies on your computer, you can select your browser settings so that you are given a notification when a website wants to store cookies. You can also block or delete cookies if they have already been stored on your computer. If you would like to know more about how to take this step, please use the “Help” function in your browser.


This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", which are text files stored on your computer to enable an analysis of your use of the website. We process your data on the basis of our legitimate prevailing interest to create easy to use website access statistics in a cost-efficient way (Art 6 para 1 lit f General Data Protection Regulation).

The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (including your IP address and the URLs of the calling websites) are transmitted to a server of Google in the USA, where it is stored. We do not store any of your data that is collected in connection with Google Analytics.

This website uses the possibility of IP anonymization that is offered by Google Analytics. Therefore, your IP address is truncated/anonymized as soon as Google receives your IP address. Google uses this information on our behalf to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and to provide additional services to us related to the website and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other data by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the respective setting in your browser software. However, we point out that in such a case, you might not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting your data in connection with Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in found at the following link:

You can also prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics on this website by clicking the link given below. An opt-out cookie is saved that prevents future recording of your data when visiting this website: Store opt-out cookie now.

More information on the terms and conditions of use of Google as well as Google’s privacy policy can be found at and respectively.     

Social Media Cookies

By default, we do not save any social media cookies and do not transmit any data at all to social networks. Only an active process in a social media service (share, tweet, like and so on) is recorded by this.