Privacy Policy

1. Collection, processing and use of your personal data
User data will only be collected if you make use of our services and provide it to us of your own accord (e.g. as a part of the registration procedure for our newsletter or for becoming a member of our portal, sending us information voluntarily via our website etc.) and if you have voluntarily given us your express consent. No personal data will be collected beyond that. 
2. The use of Google Analytics
Furthermore, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If you refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on this website (IP-anonymization), your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.  Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this Website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for Website operators and providing them other services relating to Website activity and internet usage. The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use or storing of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website. You can also opt-out from conveying data concerning collection of the use of data relating to the website  (including your IP-address) generated by the "cookie" to Google and also prohibit processing of said data by Google by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser:
Taking the ongoing discussion into consideration we wish to advise you that this Website uses Google Analytics with the expansion ‘_anonymizeIp()’; therefore, only abbreviated IP addresses will be further processed, so that a direct connection to the individual user is eliminated.
3. The Use of our Own Cookies
Our website uses its own cookies to increase user-friendliness ("cookies" are datasets that are sent by the Web server to the user’s browser and are stored there for later retrieval). No personal data will be stored in our own "cookies". You can prevent the use of "cookies" in general if you prohibit "cookies" from being stored in your browser.

4. Further information and contacts
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy don´t hesitate to contact us at the following address. You can demand information on whether and what personal data about you is being stored in our database at any time. In addition, you can send us information, wishes for deletion or correction of your personal data and you are always welcome to send suggestions via e-mail or letter