Data Privacy

Data Privacy Statement

We appreciate your interest in our website. We take the protection of your personal information very seriously. Just how we handle your data is explained below.


Collection, processing and use of personal information

You can visit our website without providing any details about your person. We only store non-personal access data, such as the name of your Internet service provider, the page from which you are visiting our site, the name of the requested file, the operating system you are using and the name of the city from which you are visiting our website. This data will only be used to improve our offer; it does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

According to § 3, para. 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act, personal data consists of the individual details of the personal or factual circumstances of a particular or identifiable natural person (the person in question).

Personal data will only be collected if you voluntarily allow us to do so when contacting us (e.g. via the contact form or by e-mail) or when you register for our newsletter. The data we collect is shown in the respective input forms. We only use the data you provide to process your requests.



Forwarding of personal data

Your data will only be forwarded if this is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract, for the settlement of our services, or if we have your relevant consent.


Use of cookies

Our Internet pages use so-called cookies in several locations. They are designed to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies).

You can set up your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and decide on the acceptance of individual cookies, or you can exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. If the cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.


Use of the data when subscribing to our e-mail Newsletter

When you subscribe to our Newsletter, we use the data required for this purpose (or the data about which you have specially notified us) to regularly send you our e-mail Newsletter in accordance with your consent. You can unsubscribe from the Newsletter at any time by sending a message to the contact below or via a link provided in the Newsletter.


Use of Piwik for web analysis

On this website, the web analysis software Piwik ( collects and stores data from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. These usage profiles are used to analyse site visitor behaviour and to improve and customise our offer. Cookies can be used to do this. These are small text files that are stored locally on the devices of site visitors, enabling us to recognise them when they visit our website again. The pseudonymised usage profiles are not combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the bearer’s express and explicit consent to do so. You can object to the future collection and storage of data at any time by following the instructions below.


Here you can decide whether a unique web analytics cookie may be stored in your browser. This cookie will enable the operator of the website to collect and analyse various statistical data.
If you object, simply click the following link to store the Piwik Deactivation Cookie in your browser.

Your visit to this website is currently being recorded by the Piwik web analysis programme. Click here to prevent this.

When you object, an opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.


Use of Facebook and Instagram social plugins using the Shariff solution

On our website, social plugins (‘plugins’) are used by social networks. To increase the protection of your data when you visit our website, the plugins are not integrated into the site without any restrictions – we only use an HTML link – a ‘Shariff solution by c’t – to integrate them. This integration ensures that when a page of our website that contains such plugins is accessed, no connection to any social network providers is established. If you click on one of the buttons, a new window of your browser will open up and access the page of the respective service provider, where you can press the Like or Share button (you may have to enter your login data. The purpose and scope of the data collection, its further processing, the use of the data by providers on their web pages and your associated rights and settings options for the protection of your data privacy can be found in the provider’s Privacy Policy:,


Right of access to information

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to obtain free information about your personal data which we have stored – and the right to correct, block or delete it.


Your contact for data privacy protection

If you have any questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you need information about the correction, blocking/deletion of data, or the revocation of your consent, please contact us directly via the contact data in our Legal Notice.