We are happy to inform you about the personal data collected upon access to this homepage. In principle, you can use our website without providing any personal data. Any logfile data generated will immediately be deleted or anonymised.
If you send us a request via email or via the provided contact form, we will collect the data provided to us in this context for the purpose of processing your request. In accordance with your request, we will contact you or comply with any information requests you may have. Your personal data collected in this context will not be transmitted to any third party or used for marketing purposes.
Our website uses Piwik for the statistical analysis of access to the website. Piwik uses so-called “cookies” – text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate the analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website will be stored on a server in Germany. Your IP address will be anonymised immediately after it has been processed and before it is stored.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser accordingly; we advise you, however, that in such case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
Users of this website can „object“ to the tracking of their site views by following the opt-out procedure and storing a respective cookie on their computer. If you untick the opt-out control box of Iframes, a cookie (small text file) called piwik_ignore will be stored on your browser and remain valid for 1 year. As long as the cookie is not deleted, Piwik will refrain from any statistical recordings of the activities of the respective computer and browser.
You can decide below, whether you agree that a specific web analytics cookie is stored on your browser to facilitate the collection and analysis of various statistical data by the operator of the website. If you disagree, please click the following link to store the Matomo deactivation cookie on your browser.
Your visit to this website is currently tracked by Matomo web analytics. Click here if you wish to stop the tracking of your visit.
Google Maps, an application by Google, is included in our website. This application is retrieved directly from the Google servers and Google will therefore receive the IP-address currently assigned to you. Whether and to what extent the IP address is stored and used by Google internally is beyond our knowledge. For further information about Google’s privacy practices, please go to http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html.
To avoid any loss or misuse of the data stored by us, we have implemented comprehensive technical and organisational security measures. These are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. Please be advised, however, that due to the structure of the internet undesired access by third parties may occur. The transmission of the data is technically beyond our control. Therefore, it is the user’s responsibility to protect its data against potential misuse by encrypting or otherwise protecting it. Without adequate protection measures, data transmitted might be read by third parties; this applies in particular to unencrypted data, even if sent via email.
For any further questions you may have with respect to data protection, please send an email to
Bonn, November 2014