Data protection policy

Legal note concerning links

In a judgment dated 12th May 1998 the Hamburg Regional Court ruled that anyone providing a link may be held jointly responsible for the content of the linked website. According to the Regional Court, the only way to prevent this is to expressly distance oneself from the linked content.


On our website we have provided links to other websites. We wish to make it very clear that we have absolutely no control over the design and content of linked sites. We therefore hereby expressly distance ourselves from all the content of any linked sites anywhere on our website including all sub-sites. This declaration applies to all links provided on this home page and all the content of sites accessed via links or banners.

Data Protection

Your e-mails, and the forms that can be submitted online, are forwarded without additional encryption. It is therefore possible for all the information transmitted to be viewed by third parties during transmission.

Updating and Liability

We endeavour to ensure that all the information and data on this website are correct and up-to-date. However, any liability or warranty for the up-to-dateness, correctness and/or completeness of the information and data supplied shall be excluded. Under no circumstances can we be considered liable for damage arising from the use of the information retrieved.
We reserve the right to make changes or additions to the information or data supplied without notice.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics solution from Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your website use to be analysed. The data generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website will usually be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP address anonymisation has been activated on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated as soon as technically feasible by Google within the member states of the European Union or other contracting states to the agreement establishing the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use the data on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide other services connected with website use and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google. You can set up your browser software to prevent the storage of cookies. We wish to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. You can also prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google, and the processing of those data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available via the following link:

You can find more details of the conditions of use and data protection in the Google Analytics terms of service or in the Google Analytics overview. We wish to point out that on this website, Google Analytics has had the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" added to guarantee the anonymised collection of IP addresses (this is called IP masking).