Privacy policy

Protecting your privacy when you visit our website is of utmost importance to us. We act in accordance with all applicable laws on the protection of personal data and data security. This is why our website may generally be used anonymously. All supplied data is processed according to the following principles:

Privacy statement

The person responsible as defined by current data protection legislation is:
Dr. Jürgen Schlütter (CEO)

Collection of general information

When you visit our website, some general information (server log files) is automatically collected. This information includes for example the type of web browser and the operating system used, the domain name of your internet provider, etc. None of this information allows conclusions on your identity. The information collected is needed to correctly deliver content requested from a website and is technically inevitable. We statistically analyze this type of anonymous information to optimize our web presence and the technology behind it.

SSL encryption

To secure the safety of your data during transfer, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods like SSL with HTTP (HTTPS).


When you subscribe to our newsletter, all data you provide is solely used for this purpose. Subscribers may be informed by e-mail of circumstances which are relevant for the service or registration (for example changes of the type of newsletter or technical conditions).

We need a valid e-mail address for an effective registration. To verify that a registration is done by the provided e-mail account holder, we use the so-called double-opt-in procedure. This means we log the e-mail newsletter order, the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the requested e-mail reply. No further data is collected. All data is solely used for sending out the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties.

You can always revoke your consent to our storing your personal data and our using it for sending out our newsletter by using the corresponding link. Furthermore, you can always unsubscribe on our website or tell us that you want to unsubscribe by using the contact data provided at the end of this privacy statement.

We use the Inxmail software from Inxmail GmbH to register and send our newsletters. Inxmail GmbH acts as the contractor based on a contract for order processing within the meaning of the DSGVO.

Contact form

When you contact us via contact form, the provided information is stored for the purpose of processing your request and for possible future questions.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc.
(in the following: Google). Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow the analysis of the use of our website by you. Usage information created by the cookie is normally transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Because of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address is shortened by Google in countries within the European Union and other countries which are part of this agreement. Only as exception, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the US and then shortened there. On behalf of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to analyze the usage of this website, to generate reports on the website activities and to provide services related to the website or internet use to the website provider. The IP address transmitted from your browser with Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.

You may prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by the corresponding settings in your browser software. Please note, however, that this might reduce the availability of functions of our website. Additionally, you may prevent the data stored by the cookie (incl. your IP address) from being transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the following plug-in: Browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.

Furthermore or as alternative to the above plug-in you can prevent Google Analytics from tracking your activities on our website by clicking on this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device and prevent data collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser as long as the cookie is installed in your browser.

Your right to disclosure, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to receive information on the personal data stored by us about you at any time. You also have the right to the correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data (excluding data required for business processing). Please refer to our privacy commissioner for this. Contact data is provided below.

For control purposes, blocked data must be held in a corresponding file. You may demand the deletion of this data, as long as it is not subject to legal archiving obligations. In this case, we will block your data upon request.

If you want to modify or revoke your consent for future transactions, please send us a corresponding note.

If you feel that we violate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by processing your data, you may file a complaint with the regulatory authority.

Competent authority Privacy policy changes

We reserve the right to modify our privacy statement to ensure that it meets current legal requirements and to incorporate changes of our services. The new/modified privacy statement comes into effect with your next visit to our website.

Privacy commissioner

If you have questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail to: