Cookie Notice.

Cookie Notice

By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you in the manner described below and for the respectively stated purpose:


We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your hard drive and associated with the browser used and that provide specific information to us. However, this does not mean that we receive knowledge of your identity in this way.

The use of cookies helps us design our website to be easier for you to use. For instance, we create so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited the individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted upon leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are saved on your device for a specifically defined period of time for optimizing the user-friendliness of the site. If you visit our site again to take advantage of our services, it is automatically detected that you were previously here, and the entries you made as well as settings you selected are loaded so that you do not have to enter them again.

We also use cookies to collect statistics on the use of our website in order to evaluate these in the interests of optimizing the site and its content. These cookies allow us to automatically detect during a subsequent visit that you were previously here. These cookies are automatically deleted after a specifically defined period of time.

The data processed by means of cookies is required for the specified purposes in order to preserve our justified interests as well as those of third parties according to Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 item f GDPR. You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to make use of all functions of this website if you refuse cookies.

The legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 item f GDPR.

Web analytics

1. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). We use Google Analytics in the interests of ensuring a user-friendly design and continuous optimization of our website as well as to record statistics on the use of our website in order top optimize our offering for you. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 item f GDPR.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and that enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. IP addresses are shortened and processed anonymously; no relationship to an individual person is therefore possible. If the data collected about you constitutes a personal reference, it is therefore immediately excluded and the personal data is immediately deleted. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google has undertaken to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the Website in order to compile reports on the website activities and to provide other services for the website operator in connection with use of the website and the internet (in particular, functions for display advertising, such as remarketing, reports on impressions in the Google Display Network, integration of DoubleClick Campaign Manager or Google Analytics reports on the performance based on demographic features and interests).

Under some circumstances, Google can analyze your usage behavior over multiple devices (PC, smartphone, tablet, etc.) by means of so-called cross-device functions and evaluate this for us. In this regard, Google can combine information generated via the respective devices for the purposes of personalized advertising as well as with data from your Google account, if you have a Google account and your account settings have been configured such that Google can associate the browser history with the Google account and such that information from the Google account may be used for the personalization of advertisements.

You can prevent the saving of cookies by configuring your browser software; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or in browsers on mobile devices, you can click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will in future prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics within this website (this opt-out cookie functions only in this browser and for this domain; if you delete your cookies in this browser you must click this link again): Click here to set the Opt-Out cookie for Google Analytics.

Third party provider information: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, terms of service: www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html, data privacy overview: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en, and privacy statement: policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

2. Siteimprove Analytics

This website makes use of Siteimprove Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Siteimprove A/S, Sankt Annae Plads 28, 1250 Copenhagen, Denmark (“Siteimprove”). Siteimprove Analytics uses “cookies”-text files that are saved on your computer or smartphone to help us analyze how visitors use the website. The information created by the cookies about the use of the website by users is stored and processed by Siteimprove on servers in Denmark.

IP addresses are completely anonymized before the collected data is visible to us via the Siteimprove Suite. A reversal of the anonymization of the IP addresses and any association of the IP addresses with the collected data is not possible.

We use this information to evaluate the user behavior of our website visitors, generate associated reports and, finally, to improve the website experience for our visitors. Siteimprove will not share this information with third parties or use it for marketing or advertising purposes of any kind.

By using this website, the visitor agrees to the processing of his or her data for the purposes described above.

Use of social media links

On our website, we use links to our profiles on the social networks Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and the video portal YouTube to increase our visibility in this way.

These services are integrated only as links to the corresponding social networks. No data is transmitted to the provider of the social networks if you do not click on the respective links. After clicking on the embedded links, you will be forwarded to the page of the respective provider. Only then is user information transmitted to the respective provider.

Addresses of the respective providers and URLs with their data privacy information:

Embedding of YouTube videos

We have embedded YouTube videos from YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”), in our online offering, which are stored on www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our website. The YouTube videos are embedded to enable you to conveniently make use of the website. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 item f GDPR.

By visiting this website, YouTube receives the information that you have loaded the corresponding sub-page of our website. Protocol data is also transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether you are logged into a user account provided by YouTube or no user account exists. If you are logged in with Google, your data will be associated directly with your account. If you do not wish this to be associated with your profile at YouTube, you must log out before visiting our website. YouTube stores your data as a usage profile and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or usage-based design of its website. Such analysis takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the provision of usage-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of this user profile, and you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

Additional information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by YouTube can be found in the privacy policy of YouTube. Here you will also find additional information on your rights and the configuration options for safeguarding your privacy: policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has undertaken to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield.


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