Privacy notice


 Anonymous data collection

Under section 13, paragraph 1 and section 15, paragraph 4 of the German Telecommunications Act (TMG) all access to the web server is recorded. No personal data is stored. Different rules may apply to the use of individual interactive services of our website.

If you would like to make use of such a service (such as the email service or the ordering of publications), we will need to collect personal data to enable us to deal with your request. This includes the collection of details such as your name, postal address and/or email address. The provision of these details is voluntary. No personal data will be collected beyond that provided by you with your knowledge. If necessary, you will be asked to express permission for the collection and use of your personal data. 

When visiting our website, the date of access and time of your visit to the web pages, technical details (e. g., version and name of the browser and the operating system, the resolution of the monitor) as well as read documents are recorded automatically in the form of server log files. This access data is collected in an anonymous form and is used solely for statistical evaluations in connection with the operation and safety of our online services and to optimise its performance. An individual user cannot be identified from the data collected.

We reserve the right to have personal data traced with the help of individual data sets in cases of serious infringements of our terms of use and impermissible access to, or attempts to access, our server.

By using this Internet service you agree to this course of action. If you do not agree to this course of action, you are free not to use our service.

Web analysis and use of cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which enable your use of the website to be evaluated. The information generated by the cookies, for example about the web page previously accessed (link source or referrer URL), file request (file name and URL), date of access and time of your website visit, including your IP address will be transmitted to the servers of our IT service provider in Germany and stored only at that location for a limited period. During this process your IP address will be immediately anonymised and will not be merged with other data, ensuring that you are not identified as a user. The data collected in this way does not disclose any information about your identity.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by making the appropriate adjustments to your browser software. We should point out however that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.