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Data privacy

Use of Facebook social plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers.
Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive the information that you have accessed the respective page of our website with your IP address. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account.  If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there.

For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please visit Facebook’s privacy policy.

If you do not want Facebook to collect data concerning your visit to our website, please log off Facebook before visiting our website.

If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook will find out and store their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.

Please be advised that we do not receive any information about the content of the data transmitted to Facebook and the use of this data by Facebook.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookies is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. In the event that IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will, however, be shortened first by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website, in order to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide other services associated with the website use and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and its transmission to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link (

You can prevent recording by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website.
Deactivate Google Analytics

You can find further information on the terms of use and data privacy at or
Please be advised that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension code “gat._anonymizeIp();”, in order to guarantee the anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking) .