When visiting the provider's website, information regarding access (date, time, page viewed) may be stored. This data is not part of the personal data but is made anonymous. The data is only evaluated for statistical purposes. It is not forwarded to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

The provider hereby indicates that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) can be affected by security loopholes and access by third parties cannot be prevented.

Use of the contact data in the legal notice for commercial advertising purposes is not permitted unless the provider has issued prior written consent or there is already a business relationship. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use of your data and to this data being passed on.

Personal data
You can visit our website without entering any personal data. If personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our website, this is performed on a voluntary basis, wherever possible. This data is not passed on to third parties without express consent from you. Provided a contractual relationship is to be established between you and us or the content of such defined/modified, or you send us a query, we shall collect and use your personal data as far as is required for the purposes concerned (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data where required to facilitate your use of the web service (usage data). Any personal data is stored only for as long as necessary for the purpose mentioned (processing your query or an agreement). This shall be stored according to the retention periods under fiscal and commercial law. Upon request from the responsible authorities, we may, in individual cases, share details about this data (inventory data), insofar as this is required for law enforcement, danger prevention, fulfilment of legal duties by constitution protection authorities or the military Counter-Intelligence Service or for asserting intellectual property rights.

Comment functions
In the context of the comment function, we shall only collect personal data (e.g. name, e-mail) as part of your comment on an article/post within the scope of which you have shared it with us. When publishing a comment, the e-mail address you provided will be stored but not published. Your name will be published if you have not written under a pseudonym.

Privacy policy statement for Facebook plugin ('Like')
This website uses plugins from the provider of, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website, on which the Facebook plugin ("Like" button) is installed, are hereby advised that using the plugin will establish a connection to Facebook, whereby the plugin is transferred to your browser so that it appears on the website.
In addition, by using the plugin, data is forwarded to the Facebook server, which contains details about your visits to your homepage. For users logged in to Facebook, this means that usage data is assigned to your personal Facebook account.
As soon as you actively use the Facebook plugin (e.g. by clicking on the "Like" button of the comment function) and are logged in, this data is transferred to and published on your Facebook account. This can only be avoided by logging out of your Facebook account first.
For more information on data usage by Facebook, please refer to the data protection provisions on Facebook:

Privacy policy statement for web analysis service Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer that facilitate the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. We have activated the IP anonymisation. On this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the European Union Member States or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website usage and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics shall not be combined with other data from Google. You may block the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser software. However, please note that this may prevent you from being able to make full use of all functions on this site. You can also prevent the collation of data generated by the cookies and data concerning your use of the website (incl. your IP address)  on Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the following link:

Privacy policy statement for advertising service Google Adsense
This website uses Google Adsense, an advertising service provided by Google Inc., USA ("Google"). Google Adsense uses "cookies" (text files), which are stored on your computer to facilitate the analysis of your use of the website. Google Adsense also uses Web Beacons (small invisible graphics) for collecting information. Using the Web Beacons enables simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website to be recorded and collected. The information generated by the cookies and/or Web Beacon about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website with regard to adverts, compile reports on website activities and adverts for website operators and provide other services relating to website usage and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where third parties process this data on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive and Web Beacons from being displayed by choosing not to accept cookies in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under "Extras > Internet options > Data protection > Setting"; in Firefox under "Extras > Settings > Data protection > Cookies"); However, please note that this may prevent you from being able to make full use of all functions on this site. By using this website, you consent to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner and for the purposes described above.

Privacy policy statement for social network Google Plus
This website uses the "G +1" button of social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button can be recognised by the "G +1" icon. If you are registered on Google Plus you can use the "G +1" button to express your interest in our website and share content from our website on Google Plus. In this instance, Google not only stores the information regarding the "G +1" you gave to our content, but also information about the pages you viewed when doing this. With Google Plus, your "G +1" may be displayed together with your name (and, where applicable, with your photo as well if there is one) in other Google services such as Google Search or your Google Profile.
Please refer to the Google data protection notice for information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights regarding this and the setting options for protecting your privacy:

Privacy policy statement for using the web messaging service
We have also integrated the web messaging service into our website. This is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter provides the "Tweet" function. This enables users to publish messages with a limit of 140 characters together with links to websites on their own Twitter accounts. If you use the "Tweet" function from Twitter on our website, the respective website will be linked to your Twitter account and, where applicable, be made public there. Data is also therefore transferred to Twitter.
We are not informed of the content of the data transferred or the use of this data by Twitter. For more information on this, please refer to Twitter's data protection statement:
Twitter allows you to specify the data protection settings yourself via this link:

Right to information
At short notice and without charge, you are entitled to make enquiries regarding the data collected about you at any time. You also have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the use of the specified personal data in the future. For the issue of information, please contact the provider using the contact details in the legal notice.

Specific terms of use

If specific terms for the individual use of this website deviate from those specified above, this will be clearly indicated at the appropriate point. In this instance, the specific terms of use apply to the individual case.