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Data Privacy Policy

As the operator of the website, the protection of your personal data is very important to us.


Use of our website is possible without providing personal data. If you provide us with personal data (such as your picture, name, address or email address) - as part of the Join Us!  Be there! action for example -, we will treat such personal data confidentially and in accordance with our data privacy policy and privacy law.


Use of your data

We use personal data solely for the purpose for which you provided us with these data. For example, if you submit your image to us for the purpose of posting this image on our website, we will use your image solely for this purpose. Any transfer of personal data to third parties takes place only if you provide us with your personal data explicitly for this purpose or consent to the corresponding disclosure of the data.


Right to information, cancellation, blocking

Upon request, we will gladly inform you at any time about the personal data you have provided to us and the purpose for which we store and use these data. Upon request, we will at any time correct, block or delete the personal data provided by you.



To protect your data, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). It is an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the internet. The encryption strength used is 256 bit.



On the website we use so-called cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Certain cookies may be stored by your browser until you delete these cookies. Saved cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

The use of our website is in principle also possible without cookies. But the functionality of our website may be limited if the cookies are deactivated. In addition, it is up to you, based on the setting of your browser, to determine to what extent you allow the temporary or long-term setting of cookies in particular cases or always.


The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL from which visited our website
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A merge of these data with other data sources will not be done. We reserve the right to check these data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Google Analytics

The website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.


Google Analytics Cookies

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You can use the setting of your browser to determine to what extent you allow the temporary or permanent setting of cookies in particular cases or always.

For more information on user data are handled on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google privacy policy:


Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:


Opposition to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site:
Disable Google Analytics

IP anonymization

We use the “activation of IP anonymization” function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics in the context of the use of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.


Demographics in Google Analytics

This website uses the demographics feature of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be produced that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. These data come from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. These data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the section “Opposition to Data Collection”.


Integration of Google Maps

Our website contains geographic information from Google Maps.

Please note that in the context of retrieving geographic information from Google Maps, external servers are contacted by Google Inc. in the United States. We do not control the extent to which Google Inc. logs and continues to use these contacts, including IP addresses.


Privacy protection by Shariff

Using Shariff, we protect the privacy of our visitors from the unwanted curiosity of social networks such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Nevertheless, one click is enough for our visitors to share our page with friends if desired.

The usual social media buttons transmit the data of the visitors with each page visit to social networks such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, and give the social networks accurate information about your surfing behavior (user tracking). You do not have to be logged or be a member of the network. In contrast, a Shariff button does not create direct contact between a social network and the visitor until you actively click on the share button as a visitor. Shariff thereby prevents you from leaving a digital trail on every page you visit and improves privacy. More information about Shariff can be found at

When clicking on a Shariff button on our website, the following applies:

Shariff button to Facebook

If you click on a Shariff button on the social network Facebook, a direct connection is established between your browser and the server of the social network provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on a Facebook “Like Button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of a website to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the website do not receive any information on the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook privacy policy at

Shariff button to Twitter

If you click a Shariff button on the Twitter service, Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, the website you visit may be linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. These data are also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that as the provider of the website we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter Privacy Policy at

Your privacy settings on Twitter can be changed in Account Settings at:



Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube website. The YouTube site operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit our YouTube plugin-enabled website, you will be connected to the YouTube server. The Youtube server is informed that you have visited our website.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account when you visit our website, YouTube allows you to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can avoid this by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our website

For more information about how your information is collected and used, see the YouTube privacy policy (available at: