Privacy Policy

The protection of your privacy and the safty of your personal data is our highest priority. Please read the following privacy policy to know in detail when and what data we collect and how we use it.

1. Personal Data

1.1 Personal data is information about your identity, such as your name, address, date of birth or email address. As a basic principle you can visit our website without giving us any personal data to collect, process and store. Such data will only be collected and stored if you provide it. Where this is necessary, we will inform you accordingly and ask for your permission.

1.2 The collection and processing of your personal data by us is generally only used to process your requests and to provide the demanded services, for the realization of the contract and to safeguard our own justified business interests. We will never sell, rent or market your personal data to third parties.

1.3 If you have separately agreed to receive our newsletter, we will use your personal data for our own marketing purposes via email, until you opt-out from our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by opting-out in your user account under "settings", by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter or by sending us a separate email to contact(at)

2. Usage Data

2.1 Usage data is data that can be passively collected by us or assigned affiliates, while you are visiting our website. For technical and organizational reasons the following data is saved when you use our website: the referring website, the names of our sites you access, your browser, the search engine used, your operating system and downloaded files as well as the date and time of your visit and your IP address.

2.2 We analyze usage data only anonymously with the purpose to improve our services. This data can't be used to draw conclusions about your identity. We will not evaluate your usage data to create a personal usage profile, unless you have previously agreed to such evaluation.

3. Use of Cookies and Google Analytics

3.1 In order to make your visit on our website appealing and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called "cookies" on various pages. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your device, if you allow this. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your device at the end of your browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognize you through your browser the next time you visit our website (so-called permanent cookies).

3.2 If you activate the "auto-login" function (also called "keep me logged in"), we can recognize you by using a permanent cookie which will be placed on your device and includes your encrypted login data. This way, you don't have to enter your login data every time you visit our website. If you have previously activated this function, you may deactivate it at any time when logging out of your user account by clicking "logout".

3.3 You can change your browser settings so that you are informed about the creation of cookies and either decide each time whether to allow cookies or to block them completely. For further information about the deactivation of cookies, please refer to the operating instructions of your internet browser. Please be aware that disallowing cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.

3.4 Our website uses "Google Analytics", a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter called "Google"). Goolge Analytics uses cookies which generate information about the usage of our website (including your IP address), that will be transmitted and stored on a Google server in the USA. The collected data will be analyzed by Google on our behalf to create website usage reports and to provide web analysis related services. Google may transfer this data to third parties in case it is legally bound to do so, or if Google assigns third parties to process the data. Google will not associate your IP address with other data collected by Google. Furthermore, we have taken measures in order for Google Analytics to anonymize the IP addresses of all our website visitors by deleting the last figures. Therefore, it's not possible to draw any conclusions to your personal identity. Google self-certifies its compliance with the "Safe Harbor" privacy policy framework between the EU and the USA and is registered with the "Safe Harbor" program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. You can deactivate the usage of cookies by Google Analytics in your browser settings. Please be aware that disallowing cookies may restrict the functionality of our website. If you don't want us to transmit information about your usage of our website to Google Analytics, you can download and install a "Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on" for your browser at the following link:

4. Use of Social Plugins by Facebook

4.1 Our website uses so-called "social plugins" (hereinafter called "plugin") of the social network "Facebook", which are provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter called "Facebook"). When you open a website with such a plugin, a connection to the Facebook server will be established to display the plugin in your browser. If you have previously registered with Facebook and you are logged in to your Facebook account while visiting our website, Facebook will additionally receive the information that you have visited our website through the plugin and may connect this information with your Facebook account. If you actively use the plugin functions (e.g. by clicking the "like" or "share" button) this information will be transmitted by your browser to Facebook and may be publish to your personal profile on Facebook.

4.2 The allocation of usage data to your personal Facebook account can be avoided by logging out of your Facebook account prior to the usage of our website. You should also delete any existing cookies from Facebook on your device. For more information on the exaltation and usage of data by Facebook and your rights and possibilities for protecting your privacy, please refer to the data use policy of Facebook at the following link: assumes no responsibility for the content of the websites and the privacy policy of Facebook. Please be aware that Facebook is a social online network which is permanently developing, so the data usage might be subject to change.

5. Disclosure of Data

We will only collect, use or disclose the personal data you provide for the specified purposes. Your data will not be handed out to third parties unless the disclosure is used for a purpose directly related to the fulfillment of our contracts, required by law, approved by you, or we are legally bound to do so, e.g. by the responsible governmental or judicial authorities.

6. Right of Access and Contact

6.1 In accordance with the German federal data protection law ("Bundesdatenschutzgesetz"), you have the right to be provided with information regarding your stored data free of charge and, if applicable, to have this data corrected, blocked or erased. In such cases, please send us an email to privacy(at)

6.2 You can also refer to the email address above, if you have any questions about our privacy policy or the collection, usage and storage of your personal data, or in case you want to withdraw a permission you have given us.

7. Right of Withdrawal

7.1 If you are not interested in receiving our current news or offers, e.g. by our newsletter, or you only want to receive this information in a certain way, please let us know by sending an email to privacy(at) We will act as soon as possible to meet your expectations. Please note that for technical or organizational reasons, there may be an overlap between your revocation and the use of your information within the scope of the previously permitted usage.

7.2 Of course, we will respect your wish not to use your personal data to assist our customer relations, particularly for direct marketing or market research. In this and all other cases in which you would like to revoke the collection, usage and storage of your data, please send us an email to the email address above. After that, we will delete all stored personal data about you, to the extent possible and permitted by law, as soon as possible.

8. Links and External Websites

At different points of our website we will recommend third-party websites to you, like e.g. social networks or affiliates, who provide their own information and/or services. With regard to the accuracy or appropriateness of the content on these linked websites, we can confirm, that there was no sign of any infringement of legal rules at the time the hyperlinks have been placed on our website. Nevertheless, we take no responsibility for any third parties' content, including their privacy policy. The existing privacy policy of does not apply for linked websites and/or their providers. They usually have their own privacy policies. Since we have no influence on these providers, their websites and the compliance of their privacy policies with legal regulations, please refer to their websites for information about the according privacy policy guidelines.

9. Data Security

Protecting your personal data against unauthorized access by third parties is our highest priority. That's why already the transmission of your data will be encoded using certified SSL encryption. Furthermore, we use technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and/or unauthorized access by third parties. All our staff members and third parties involved in the data processing are obliged to comply with the privacy regulations, especially with the German federal data protection law ("Bundesdatenschutzgesetz"), and treat any personal data as strictly confidential. In spite of all security precautions in individual cases, we can not take responsibility for the disclosure of your data on the basis of mistakes with the data transfer and/or unjustified access by third for reasons we are not responsible for. A mandatory liability due to legal regulations is not affected by this provision.

10. Changes of the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify our privacy policy and other security measures due to technical developments at any time. Under such circumstances, we will also modify this privacy policy according to the legal regulations and data protection laws. When you use our website and/or services, the currently applicable privacy policy comes into effect, which can be viewed at any time at the following link:

Last update January 14, 2013