Data Protection

Privacy Statement

Please be assured that we take the protection of your data very seriously. We collect, process and store your data in accordance with the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). In general, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. To the extent personal data are collected, e. g. for a newsletter subscription, this is done on a voluntary basis. 

For any transmission of your personal data to third parties, your explicit prior consent is required. A transfer to public authorities and institutions entitled to receive information, is exclusively done under the legally standardised duties of disclosure, or in case of obligations to report to a court. We would like to point out that data transmission in the internet (e. g. email communication) may pose security gaps. A complete data protection against unauthorised access cannot be guaranteed.


When signing up for a free-of-charge subscription, you will receive our newsletter four times a year, sent to the email address you have provided. Where appropriate, we will also use your email address for information purposes. Should you wish to amend your contact data or cancel your newsletter subscription, please use the form provided here. You have a right to information, correction, blocking or deletion of your stored data at any time.

Social Networks

You may link the articles published on our website to your,, or accounts, by using "share buttons" or "tweet buttons". Please note that during this procedure personal data may be communicated. By using the relevant share or tweet functions, you agree to the transmission of the personal data we have been provided. 


We use so-called cookies on our websites, to make it possible for web-based applications to administer the status of online visits and enable smooth navigation between the individual services and contents on the website. Cookies only contain information which we ourselves send to your computer - cookies cannot be used to read out private files. However, we can use cookies to identify your computer. Most browsers accept cookies by default. In the security settings, cookies may be permitted or prohibited.