Privacy policy

Collection and processing of personal information

You generally do not need to provide any personal information (your name, postal address or e-mail address, for instance) in order to use this website. You may, however, be asked to supply certain personal details in connection with some of our services. You are at liberty to choose whether or not you wish to provide these details. Any personal information you do supply is stored and processed in accordance with German data privacy regulations.

We use the personal information that we collect through this website to process contracts and handle your inquiries. Information that you supply will only be processed and used for the purpose of consultation, promotion and market research if we have your express consent. If the consent you grant for these purposes extends to sharing your personal information with certain specified third parties, we may pass on your details to these third parties. If it does not, we will not share your information. You may, at any time, and without stating grounds, revoke your consent to your information being shared in the future.

If you wish to receive our newsletter, we need you to supply a working e-mail address that allows us to verify either that you are the owner of that address or that the address owner agrees to receive our newsletter. We do not collect any other information for this purpose. You may, at any time, and without stating grounds, revoke the consent you have granted us to store and use your details and e-mail address for the purpose of sending you our newsletter.

You may, at any time, request to review any personal information about you that we may have stored, as well as details of the source of the information and why the information was stored. In addition, you have a legal right to have any personal information corrected, blocked or deleted.

Cookies and JavaScript

This site uses cookies and JavaScript to offer you a better browsing experience. Cookies are text files that are sent from a web server to your browser. They contain details of URLs visited, the dates of visits, and expiry dates that determine how long the cookies remain active. We use cookies both to identify the areas of our website that attract the most visits and to enable users to save personal settings or preferences for future visits to the site. You can decide whether or not you wish to accept cookies. You can set up your browser to alert you whenever a server attempts to send you a cookie; you can also choose to exercise your legal right not to accept cookies at all by configuring your browser accordingly. Please note that blocking cookies may have an impact on the functionality of our website.

We use JavaScript code to analyze visits to our website. This collects a variety of information about site visitors’ computers (e.g. the IP address, the times of page visits, the browser type, and the presence of any cookies previously set by the same server). You can choose to disable JavaScript in your browser if you wish.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within the area of member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional instances is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how you use the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data collected by Google Analytics. You can block cookies by choosing the appropriate settings in your browser. However, if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from recording and processing cookie data and information on your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.