Data protection

Copyright information

The content and programs on this website are copyright protected by us and by the creator of these pages. We reserve all rights in connection with this. Parts of our website may contain images, text passages or sounds that are subject to third-party copyright. In such cases, copyright information is provided at the relevant locations. The information on this website, including texts, images and sounds, may not be reproduced, transferred, distributed or stored without written approval from the publisher. Modifications to the contents of this website are expressly prohibited.

Information regarding external links

In a judgment passed on May 12, 1998, - 312 O 85/98 - concerning liability for links, the district court of Hamburg ruled that those who use links on their website may share responsibility for the content on the linked website. According to the district court, this can only be prevented by expressly distancing oneself from such content. We hereby expressly distance ourselves from all content provided on pages linked to this website and do not adopt their content as our own. This declaration applies to all links included in this project
(on this website).


The information on this website has to be regarded as “statements in themselves” without implicit guarantees of any kind. The information provided on this website has been carefully checked and is regularly updated. However, no guarantee can be made that all the statements are complete, correct and up-to-date at all times. This applies in particular to all links to other websites which are referred to directly or indirectly. All contents may be supplemented, removed or amended without prior notice. Furthermore, we are not obliged to take precautionary measures against destructive programs or parts of programs such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc. which may be present on web servers that could be reached via the links provided on our website.

Online dispute resolution

The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution, which you can find via the following link: Consumers can use this site to settle their disputes.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and enable the analysis of website usage. The information (including your IP address) that is generated via the cookie regarding your use of this website is transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to prepare reports on the website activity for the website operator and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet. Google may also pass this information on to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties are commissioned to process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never link your IP address to other data stored by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by changing the relevant settings in your web browser software; we would point out, however, that you may then be unable to use certain features of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you agree to the data collected from you by Google being processed in the manner set out above and for the purpose set out above.

Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics

The browser add-on used for deactivating Google Analytics gives the website visitor more control over which data regarding websites visited is collected by Google Analytics. The add-on informs Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that no information regarding the website visit should be transferred to Google Analytics. You can download the add-on here. More detailed information on Google Analytics and data protection can be found here. Please note that Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” on this website to ensure that IP addresses are collected in anonymized form (with so-called IP masking).