15 Sep 2016

Personal data

Personal data will only be collected on this web page to the technical scope required in compliance with the applicable law, e.g. if you voluntarily provide us with this data in the framework of your inquiry, upon your registration in the service field or when registering for our newsletter. Under no circumstances will we sell the collected data or pass it on the third parties for any other reasons.


A so-called session cookies is placed when certain internet pages are accessed. This is a small text file which is automatically deleted from your computer again after the end of the browser session. This file solely serves the purpose of making it easier for you to use certain applications, e.g. our login system. If you prefer not to use this, you may delete the cookies in your browser at any time or ban them completely. Certain comfort features of these pages will then not be at your disposal under some circumstances.

Server data

So-called “log-files” are automatically stored on our server by our provider; this refers to information your browser transmits to us: the used browser (type, version), operating system, IP address of the accessing computer, the URL of the page last visited beforehand (referrer URL) and the time of the server inquiry. This data can generally not be matched to individual persons. We do not effect any combination of this data with any other data sources; in addition the data will be deleted after a statistical evaluation.

Website analysis using Matomo (Piwik)

In order to design this website in an even more user-friendly way we would, for example, generally like to know which operating systems, browsers and screen sizes the users prefer to use. This website uses Matomo (formerly called Piwik), the open source website analysis program. Data that is collected through Matomo are the IP, the time and duration of the visit, the visited web pages, used browsers and plug-ins, search machine references and referrers. Matomo uses Cookies to differentiate between individual users; however the collected data cannot be used to identify a certain person since the IP is stored in a shortened way (anonymised). This information is exclusively used to evaluate the use of the website statistically. We merely use anonymised, summarising analyses of the data for the evaluation.

The data is not compared to data from other sources and the data is not passed on to third parties, apart from if this is legally stipulated, e.g. to law enforcement agencies. By using this website you declare yourself to be in agreement with the processing of data collected through you by Matomo in the method described above and with the purpose stated above, should you not object to the data collection (see below).

Objection to the Matomo website analysis

Should you not consent to the our anonymous recording of your visit, you may object to a further recording of this and other visits here:

A cookie will be set in order to prevent any further visits by you being recorded. In order to enable the function to be carried out, cookies and Java script have to be activated in your browser. By deleting the cookie or in the case of a new installation of the browser, using another browser or surfing with another computer, your visits will be recorded again until you object to this again.


According to the Federal Data Protection Act you have a right to free information about your stored data as well as, if need be, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data.


The responsible person for privacy management is Carl Erling, Eisenacher Str. 119, 10777 Berlin, Tel. +49-30-48492800.