Data privacy statement

Data privacy statement

General data privacy statement

Our site can be used without entering your personal data. Differing provisions might apply to the use of
individual services on our site; in this case they are explained separately below. Your personal details (e.g.
your name, address, email address, phone number etc.) will only be processed by us in accordance with the
provisions of the German Federal Protection Act. Data is regarded as personal when it can unambiguously be allocated to a particular natural person. The legal basis for data privacy can be found in the Federal Data
Protection Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetz] (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act [Telemediengesetz] (TMG). In this respect the provisions below will provide you with information about the type, scope and purpose of the
collection, processing and use of the personal data by the supplier.

Use and transmission of personal details

When you instruct us to provide you with a service or to deliver you goods, your personal details will only be used without your separate consent insofar as is necessary for the provision of the service or the execution of the agreement. This includes in particular passing your details on to transport companies, credit companies or other service providers commissioned to provide the service or process the agreement.

Once the agreement has been completely processed, your data will be blocked against further use, and after the expiry of the retention periods prescribed by tax and commercial law they will be deleted unless you have expressly consented to their being used further.

Server Log Data

When you visit our site we automatically save the information transmitted by your browser when you
visit this site. This information comprises your request for access, your IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of access. The information is exclusively used to analyse and maintain the technical operation of our servers and network, and is automatically deleted after 3 months.


We use the newsletter to keep you informed about us and the products and services we offer. If you would like to receive the newsletter, we will ask you to give us a valid email address and information that will allow us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided, or that the owner of the email address has agreed to receive the newsletter. No further details will be collected. These details will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties except to our newsletter provider mailchimp, where your email is subject to their security standards and data privacy statement.When you register for the newsletter we will store your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves solely for the purpose of verification in the event of a third party misusing an email address and registering for the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorised user of the address. You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your data and email address, and to those being used to send the newsletter at any time, via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by letting us know using the contact options above.

Data privacy statement for cookies

Our website uses cookies, which are small text files that enable specific information related to the user to be
stored on the user’s end device while he/she is using the website. Cookies make it possible in particular to
ascertain the frequency of use and numbers of users on the site, to analyse the site usage behaviour, and also
to make our offering more customer-friendly. Cookies continue to be stored after the browser session has
finished, and can be accessed again next time the user visits the site. If you do not want this to happen, you
should adjust the settings of your Internet browser so that if refuses to accept cookies.

Inclusion of third party services and content

It can be the case that third party content such as YouTube videos, map material from Google Maps, RSS
feeds or graphics from other websites are incorporated in this website. This always requires the providers of
this content (referred to below as “third party suppliers”) to be aware of the user’s IP address, because without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to the respective user’s browser. The IP address is thus necessary for displaying this content. We endeavour to use only content from providers that solely use the IP address to deliver such content. However, we have no influence, for example, over third party suppliers that store the IP address for statistical purposes. We inform users of this insofar as we are aware of it.

Data privacy statement in respect of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To deactivate Google Analytics, Google provides a browser plug-in

at Google Analytics uses cookies, which are small text files that enable user-specific information to be stored on the user’s end device. These enable Google to analyse the use of our website offering. The information recorded by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We wish to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “gat._anonymizeIp();”, in order to guarantee the anonymised storage of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). If IP anonymisation is enabled, Google abridges IP addresses in the member states of the European Union or in other states signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, so that it is impossible to draw any conclusions as to your identity. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to Google for storage on servers in the United States and abridged there. Google observes the data protection provisions of the US Safe Harbor agreement and is registered with the Safe Harbor programme of the US Department of Commerce, and uses the information gathered for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services to us in this respect. You can find out more at ew.html

Data privacy statement in respect of Google AdSense

Our website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating adverts provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google AdSense employs “cookies”, which are text files that are saved to your computer and allow the use of the website to be analysed. Google AdSense also employs “web beacons” (invisible graphics). These web beacons enable information such as visitor traffic to this site to be evaluated. The information about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats generated by cookies and web beacons is transferred to and saved on a Google server in the USA. Google can pass this information on to its contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data saved by you. You can prevent cookies being installed on your computer by means of the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of this website’s functions without restriction. By using this website, you consent to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner described and for the purpose stated above.

Data privacy statement in respect of Facebook

Our website uses functions provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you visit our website, the Facebook plugins establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers, and data is transmitted to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, this data can be linked to it. If you do not wish this data to be linked to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting our site. Interactions will also be passed on to Facebook, in particular if you use a comment function or click on the “Like” or “Share” buttons. You can find out more at

Use of Instagram

On our website we use Instagram, a service from Instagram Inc. The “Insta” button incorporated on our website will inform Instagram that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can connect this visit to our site to your Instagram account, and thus link the data. The data transmitted when you click on the “Insta” button will be stored by Instagram. You can find further information on the purpose and extent of this data collection, how the data is processed and used, your rights in this respect and the setting options available to protect your privacy, in the Instagram data protection information, which is accessible via

To prevent Instagram from connecting your visit to our website to your Instagram account, you should log out of your Instagram account before visiting our website.