Data Protection Principles

We would like you to feel safe and comfortable when visiting our website. The protection of your private sphere is of great importance to us, because we understand data protection as a customer-oriented attribute of quality. The following data protection provisions are intended to inform you about how we handle the collection, processing, use, and disclosure of your personal data.

Usage data about visits to our webpages

We use the information that we obtain during your use of our webpages exclusively for statistical analyses and to defend against irregular inquiries made to our website. This helps us to adjust and optimize our webpages to your requirements. Personal user profiles are thereby not created. In this context we use the following usage data: the page from which the file was requested; the name of the file; the date and the time of the inquiry; the amount of transmitted data; the access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.); a description of the type of web browser used; and an anonymised IP address (shortened by the last three digits). The shortened IP address of your computer is collected anonymously by etracker GmbH in Hamburg, a company contracted by us; it is therefore not analysed on a personal basis and is deleted automatically after 24 hours.


In order to facilitate the guidance of users on our webpages, we use cookies (that is, identifiers that a web server transmits to your computer), which manage your connection to our webpages during the internet session. At the end of your session the session-cookies are automatically deleted.

Furthermore, on this site data is collected and stored by etracker GmbH (which has been contracted by us) for the creation of pseudonymised user profiles. For this purpose, etracker GmbH stores a permanent cookie in your browser, which enables your internet browser to be recognised. The data collected using the etracker technology is not used to personally identify visitors to this website, and is not combined with personal data pertaining to the bearer of the pseudonym. This collection and storage of data by etracker GmbH using permanent cookies can be opted out of at any time with ongoing effect. You can set up your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the placement of cookies. The use of cookies will thus be made clear to you. Nevertheless, we would like to point out that the functionality of the website may be restricted if cookies are generally unaccepted.