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In principle, it is possible for you to visit our website without any data collection taking place. We use personal data collected solely for explicit and legitimate purposes.Any personal data collected on our website will be passed on to third parties only to the extent that is necessary or required under specific conditions. Your personal data will not be forwarded to any government institution or authority, except where required by law or for prosecution purposes.Your personal data will be deleted after the expiration of the storage period required by law, statute or contract as far as they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were transmitted.


In order to improve our website and increase its attractiveness, we also record statistical information (e.g. the date and time of your page view, the previous website you visited and through which you accessed our website). The collection of usage data and creation of a usage profile are carried out in anonymised  form. We create user profiles by using pseudonyms unless you object to the collection and storage of usage data of this sort. We do not combine them with any other information, which can provide clues about you as an individual person.


We will only use the personal data disclosed by you for marketing and promotional purposes with your consent or in accordance with the applicable provisions of the data protection laws.


Our website uses cookies, however no personal data can be stored in cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally on your computer through your Internet browser. The cookies used by our website are automatically deleted after your visit (“session cookies”). You can use all of our website’s features even if you have disabled the use of cookies in your browser settings.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 analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States of America. However, if the IP anonymisation on this website is activated, Google will anonymise the last octet of your IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and Internet usage to the website provider. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics procedure will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Additionally, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. More information about this can be found at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and/or support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). Please note that on our website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymised collection of IP addresses (“IP-masking”).