Data Protection (Datenschutz)

Datenschutzerklärung und PIWIK-Analyse auf deutsch

Data protection information Piwik Analytics

Our website uses Piwik; this is a so-called web analysis service. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse the use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information produced by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transferred to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes which serves on our part for optimising the website. During this process, your IP address is immediately anonymised so that you, as the user, remain anonymous for us. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this website is not passed on to third parties. You can prevent the use of the cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

If you do not agree to the data from your visit being stored and evaluated, you can object at any time to its storage and use per mouse click, as follows. In this case, a so-called Opt Out Cookie is deposited in your browser, which means that Piwik does not gather any session data. Attention: if you delete your cookies this will also mean that the Opt Out Cookie is deleted and will have to be activated by you again, if necessary.

You can decide here whether you want to allow an explicit web-analysis cookie to be stored in your browser to enable the operator of the website to evaluate and analyse different statistical data.

If, on the other hand, you would like to decide against this, click on the following link to store the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.

Your visit to this website is being recorded at the moment by the PIWIK web analysis. Click here to prevent your visit being recorded.

Disclaimer for Facebook – Facebook Social Plug-in (Like-Button)

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. 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 by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession 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 are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker”.