The information on this website has been carefully examined and is updated from time to time. However, no guarantee can be made that all information is complete, correct and presented in the latest version. All information contained on our website can be amended, removed or updated without prior notification. This applies in particular to all links to other websites referred to directly or indirectly.
Copyright and usage rights
The content and layout of this website is subject to copyright law and other intellectual property right laws. News is for personal information purposes only. Any other use, especially storage in databases, the publication, reproduction, any form of commercial use or distribution to third parties – even in part or modified form – is prohibited without the express prior agreement of the author.
In its ruling of 12 May 1998, Hamburg District Court concluded that the author of a website may be liable for the content of a linked site. According to the court, this may only be prevented by explicitly distancing oneself from this content. This website contains links to other online content. The following applies to these links: we explicitly state that we have no influence on the layout and contents of the linked websites/content. We hereby completely distance ourselves from any potentially illegal content on any linked pages. This statement applies to all links and banners containing external content.
Data Privacy Statement
The operators of these pages consider the protection of your personal data as a very serious matter. We keep your personal data confidential and in accordance with both applicable data privacy protection legislation and this data privacy statement.
It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal data. Where personal data (such as name, address, or email ID) are collected on our pages, this is always, wherever possible, done on an optional basis. These data will not be shared with third parties without your explicit consent.
We need to point out that the transfer of data in the internet (e.g. with email communication) can be subject to security gaps. A gapless protection of the data from access through third parties is not possible.
For example, some internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies won’t cause any damage to your computer and contain no viruses. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer and stored there.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be automatically deleted after you exit our pages. Other cookies will remain stored on your device, until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize you with your next visit.
You can set your browser in such way that you will be informed about the import of cookies, enabling you to allow or deny cookies in each individual case or in general and set specific exceptions to your general rule. Also, you can set your browser to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Deactivating cookies can lead to limited functionality of this website.
Server Log Files
The provider of the pages collects and automatically stores information in the so-called server log files, which your computer will automatically transfer to us. These are:
- Browser type/ browser version
- Operation system used
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
These data are not allocable to specific persons. They are not merged or combined with data from other data sources. We reserve the right to ex-post validate these data, where concrete indications for illegal use become known.
If you send inquiries to us via contact form, your inquiry is stored with us including your contact data provided there for the purpose of processing your inquiry and the event of follow-up queries. We will not share these data with third parties without your permission.
Data Privacy Statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses functionalities of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Supplier is the Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer to enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of the website created by the cookie is usually transferred by Google to a server in the US and stored there.
However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, then your IP address will be shortened by Google within members of the EUR or in other nations that are signatories to the treaty about the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transferred to a server in the US by Google, where it is then shortened.
By order this website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, in order to create reports about the website activities and to enable the performance of other services provided to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address reported by your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not merged or combined with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that in this case not all desirable functionalities of this website might be fully available to you. Beyond that, you can prevent the transfer of the data created by the cookie (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as any processing of these data through Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
Data Privacy Statement about the use of YouTube
Our website uses plugins of the Google-operated site YouTube. Operator of the site is YouTube, LLC,
901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Once you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. At this, the YouTube server obtains the information which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly assign your surf behavior to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information about the handling of user data, please visit YouTube’s data privacy statement at
Disclosure, Deletion and Blocking of Data
At any time, you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data, their origin and receiver, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to correction, blockage, or deletion of these data. Please feel free to contact us any time for this or with other questions related to the topic of personal data via the mail address provided in the legal notice.
Objection to Ad Mails
We hereby object to the use of our contact data provided in accordance with legal notice requirements for purposes of sending advertising and information materials other than expressively requested. The operators of this website expressively reserve legal proceedings in the case of any non-requested sending of advertising information, such as through spam emails.