Protection of Privacy

How we manage your private data

We take the protection of your private data very seriously, keeping strictly to the regulations of the data protection act. Personal data is only collected on this website for purely technical purposes. Under no circumstances is the collected data sold or distributed to third parties, for any reason whatsoever.

The following statement gives an overview of how we guarantee and safeguard this protection and in which ways and for which purposes the data is collected.

Data processing on this website automatically collects and stores in their server log files the information submitted to them by your browser. This information entails:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referring URL (the directing/referring site)
  • Host name of the accessing computer(IP address)
  • Time of the server request cannot relate this information to a specific person. No integration of this data with other data sources is intended.


This website makes use of cookies in various instances. Cookies serve to make our service to you more user friendly, more effective and more secure. What are cookies? They are tiny text files stored in your computer browser's temporary folder. Most of the cookies used are called Session Cookies which are automatically deleted once the browser window is closed, in other words, when the browser session is ended. Cookies can neither damage your computer nor contain viruses. Most websites on the Internet these days make use of cookies.

Newsletter and information

We require, for the duration of our customer relationship with you, a valid email address, as well as the necessary information which would prove that you are the owner of the provided email address. This would, for instance, mean that you simply confirm that you are the rightful owner of the email address when you receive the first newsletter. You are free at any time to recall your consent to the storage of your data, as well as the use of your email address for receiving the newsletter and occasional emails containing information.

Right of access

You have at any time the right to access the personal information stored about you, concerning its origin, receiver and purpose of storage. The commissioner for data protection is authorised to give access to this stored data.

Further Information

Your trust is very important to us. Therefore we are always available for any discussion, questions and answers concerning the processing of your personal data. If you have questions concerning the privacy of your data which were not answered in this statement or if you require any further information on one of the points, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Cologne, November 2008