Data Protection Declaration

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or email addresses) are raised, this takes place, as far as possible, always on voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

The use of the contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information being sent, for example in the form of spam mails.

Data protection
We comply with the Data Protection Act and use every effort to handle the personal data of internet users carefully. By using our website you declare that you agree to the processing of the data collected concerning you in the manner described in this Data Protection Declaration and for the purposes described. The following principles apply to the collection und use of personal data:

Personal data
Personal data refers to all information relating to a person whose identity is determined or can be determined, including information such as their name, address, telephone number or email. This includes both individuals and legal entities concerning whom the data is processed.

Procurement of personal data
Personal data is only collected where it is necessary for the performance of services offered, for orders, participation in competitions and the use of offers tailored to the individual. Generally this is information about the name, address, email and user name and password. Any person is free to provide further information. Every person is informed in advance as to the purpose for which the data is being procured. Particularly sensitive personal data is not collected.

Use of personal data
Personal data collected by us is generally only used to perform services that are notified to the User. If we plan to use the data in another way, for example to make the User aware of features, products and services, the User can prohibit his data being used for a service other than the service originally requested. We do not pass any personal data to third parties. However, we do not process the data ourselves in every case but receive this service in some cases from our outsourcing partners.

Tracking data
In order to improve the service offered, we collect so-called tracking data which provides us with information concerning the surfing behaviour of users. Such tracking data does not allow the identity of individual users to be inferred and so no one’s identity can be determined based on this data.

The following tracking system is used:
Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc.

Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to help analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to and stored on a server belonging to Google in the USA. If, however, IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this information by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

What data is tracked by cookies
Cookies are used to track user interests such as:

  • Preference of individual articles (e.g. category News-domestic)
  • Use frequency (number of sites visited in one day)

Deletion of personal data
Any user may ask for data collected about him to be deleted from the database. Email

Information and correction right
Any person about whom personal data is collected has the right to ask to be informed of what data is being processed concerning them. Any affected person may call for data to be corrected or deleted from the register of addresses. Email

Protection of personal data
The data that is collected is tracked electronically. We ensure that appropriate technical and organisational measures are used to protect personal data from unauthorised processing.

Misuse of data
In the case of misuse or a suspected criminal act we are authorised to analyse the data and, if requested, to pass it to the competent official authorities where we have a statutory obligation to do so. If we notice that the personal data of a third party is being used by a user, that user will be banned from the services.