It is generally possible to use our website without having to disclose any personal data. As far as personal data are collected on our website (such as name, address or e-mail address), this is always effected on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to any third party without your express consent.
We must point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. in the case of e-mail communication) can be subject to gaps in security and that it is not possible to protect against access by third parties entirely.
We hereby expressly reject the use by third parties of information published in accordance with our legal obligation to provide contact information to send us advertising material and information that we have not explicitly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the unsolicited sending of advertising material such as spam mails.
Data privacy statement relating to the use of Piwik
This website uses Piwik, a web analysis service. Piwik uses so-called "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer that make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by a cookie about your use of this website is transferred to our server and stored there.
Piwik will use this information on behalf of the website operator for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to the website operator relating to website activity and Internet usage.
You may refuse to have cookies stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent.
Data privacy statement relating to the use of Google +1
Capture and transfer of data:
You can use the Google +1 button to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button provides you and other users with personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores information made available by you as +1 content, together with information about the page which you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1 button may be displayed as information together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or at other places on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and for others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you require a globally visible public Google profile that must at least include the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. This name may in some cases replace a different name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information from you.
Use of captured information:
Data privacy statement relating to the use of Twitter
Features of the Twitter service have been integrated into some of the pages of our website. The provider of these functions is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Using Twitter and the "Retweet" function will link to the web pages you visit to your Twitter account and disclose them to other users. This also involves the transfer of data to Twitter.
You can change your Twitter data protection settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings