Privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (Like Button)

This website contains plugins from the Facebook social network, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can easily identify the Facebook plugins thanks to the Facebook logo or the “Like Button” (“Like”) on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:

When you visit our site the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. In the process, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you click on the Facebook “Like Button” while you are still logged in your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This makes it possible for Facebook to allocate our pages to your user account. We would like to stress that, as the provider of the web pages, we have no knowledge of the data and how they are used by Facebook. Further information about this can be read in the privacy statement published by Facebook under

If you do not want to allow Facebook to allocate your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.


Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.

If the IP anonymisation option is activated on this website, your IP address is first abbreviated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement of the European Economic Area (EEA). The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide other services in connection with the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, be aware that in this case, you will then not be able to use all the functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website (incl. of your IP address) to Google and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under:


Privacy statement for the use of Google +1

Our website uses Google +1 from Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043,  USA.

Recording and distribution of information: With the Google +1- button, you can publish information across the world; you and other users can also receive personalised contents from Google and our partners via the Google +1- button. Google stores both the information that you entered for a content +1 and the information on the website which you visited when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be shown as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and in Internet ads, for example. Google records information on your +1- activities to improve its Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1- button, you need a worldwide visible public Google profile which must contain at least the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name which you used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or possess other identifying information about you.

Use of recorded information: Besides the aforementioned intended purposes, the information you provide is used according to the applicable Google data protection regulations. It is possible that Google publishes pooled statistics on +1- activities of the users and/or forwards them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.


Privacy statement for the use of Instagram

Our website uses features of Instagram, a social networking service provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. When you are logged on to your Instagram account you can link content from our site with your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This makes it possible for Instagram to allocate our pages to your user account. We would like to stress that, as the provider of the web pages, we have no knowledge of the data and how they are used by Instagram.

Further information about this can be read in the privacy statement published by Instagram:


Privacy statement for the use of Pinterest

Our website uses the social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). When you visit a site containing one of these plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The plugin transmits log data about your visit to Pinterest servers in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of websites you visit which also contain Pinterest features, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the query, your use of Pinterest and cookies.

Further information regarding the purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights and options relating to the protection of your privacy can be found in Pinterest’s data privacy policy:



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