Data Protection Policy
Visitors to this website are not normally required to reveal personal information and no personal information (such as your name, address or email address) will be collected unless you voluntarily supply this information. We would point out that there are security risks inherent in the transmission of data via the internet (e.g. email communication) because it is not possible to protect data completely against unauthorised access by third parties.
We expressly object to third parties making use of contact details disclosed as part of our legal obligation for the purposes of sending unsolicited advertisements. The operator of this website reserves the right to take appropriate legal action against anyone sending unsolicited advertising information, e.g. spam emails
We use MailChimp, a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, to manage our newsletter mailing list and send out our newsletters. Under the Safe Harbor agreement between the United States and the European Union, the provider has undertaken to ensure a level of data protection that complies with EU regulations. For details, see the entry by The Rocket Science Group, LLC on the Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor List. In addition, TRUSTe regularly reviews and certifies compliance with legal requirements to protect personal information.
By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to allow us to transmit your personal details to the United States where they will be stored and processed on the servers of The Rocket Science Group, LLC. You can also voluntarily provide your first and last name. If you want to do this, MailChimp will also store your first and last name. In addition to your email address, MailChimp also stores the IP address in order to be able to defend itself against any potential accusations of distributing unsolicited emails.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. Your data will also be deleted on the MailChimp servers. For further details, please read the MailChimp data protection policy.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses methods that allow your use of the website to be analysed, e.g. through cookies, which are small text files that are stored on your computer. The information about your usage of the site generated by the cookie (including the IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of the site to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on site activities and to provide other services related to site usage to the site operator.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Our website uses social plugins provided by the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). The plugins are identifiable by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site.
For a full list of all Facebook plugins go to:
If you do not want Facebook to associate the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data, please log off Facebook before entering our website.
If you have any questions about our legal information and the guidelines listed here, or have any queries or suggestions for us, please contact us personally. Our headquarters are located at Alsterufer 37, 20354 Hamburg, which is the central office for administration, organisation and development of the entire system.
Our office hours:
Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 – 18:00 hrs
Fridays from 9:00 – 17:00 hrs
You can reach us on:
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 87 87 78 90
Fax: +49 (0) 40 87 87 78 999