This policy applies to all pages and online services hosted on It does not apply to pages or services hosted by other organisations to which we may link and whose privacy policies may differ.

We do not collect personal data such as name, address, email contact, etc. via our website unless you voluntarily decide to provide us with this information through an online form on our site – e.g. by signing up for our newsletter, writing us through the contact form, or taking action through a petition.

We maintain some records of individuals who contact us via email for further information or help in case we need to contact them at a later point. We do not sell or rent web-generated mailing lists or other personally identifiable information. We do not provide mailing lists to outside commercial agencies. Personal data will only be forwarded to partners with prior information and consent of concerned parties.

The use of published contact details by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertisements is strictly opposed by us. As website provider, we reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited emailing, spam or sending any kind of advertising information.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe or unregister yourself from our website or from any other services we provide, if you have any questions about your personal data that we maintain (origin, purpose of use, recipients, etc.), if you would like us to delete or block your data, or in case you want to inform us about changes in your personal data, please contact us via

Automatic detection of internet browser data

For an informational use of our services, it is generally not necessary for you to provide personally identifiable data. For such usage, we only collect and use the data that your internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as:

  • Date and time of access to one of our websites;
  • browser type;
  • browser settings;
  • operating system used;
  • the page you visited before being redirected to our site;
  • the amount of data transferred and the access status (“file not found”, ”file transfer”, etc.);
  • your IP address;
  • your user ID (only after registration on our website).

We collect and use such data during an informative visit of our website exclusively in a non-personal form. This is done automatically to allow the use of our website, for statistical purposes, and to improve our web-based services. We store the IP address only for the duration of your visit. We do not conduct individual evaluations of this data.

Use of cookies

For our website, we use the technique of “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are sent as part of your visit of our website from our web server to your browser. Your browser stores them on your computer for a later retrieval of our website. Most of these cookies are so called “session cookies” (also known as “temporary cookies”), which are stored exclusively for the duration of your use of our website. The purpose of these cookies is to continuously identify your computer when changing from one of our web pages to another and to be able to determine the end of your visit. These cookies are deleted once you close your browser session. To determine whether cookies can be set and retrieved by your browser, you can adapt the respective settings in your browser. You can e.g. generally disable in your browser the saving of cookies, limit it to certain websites or configure your browser so that it will automatically notify you when a cookie is being set up and that it will ask for confirmation to do so. To benefit from the full functionality of our website however, it is necessary for technical reasons, to allow the use of cookies. We will not collect or store personal data in cookies. We also do not use any techniques that connect the accumulated information from cookies to personal user data.


Our website integrates a plug-in of the communications platform Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (henceforth: Twitter). This plug-in is displayed through the Twitter logo including the phrase “Tweet”. Through the use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and communicated to other Twitter users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter in this process. For example, Twitter receives the information that you have visited our website. If you click the “Tweet” button while you are logged into your Twitter account, you can link the content of this website on your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to assign your visit of our website to your Twitter user account. We as providers of this website have no knowledge of the exact content of data that is transmitted to Twitter and the use of it through Twitter. For more information, please see the privacy statement of Twitter at You can change your privacy settings on Twitter at your account settings under


Our website integrates a plug-in of the communications platform Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA (henceforth: Facebook). This plug-in is displayed through the Facebook logo on our homepage. Through the use of Facebook, the web pages you visit are linked to your Facebook profile and communicated to other Facebook users. Data is also transmitted to Facebook in this process. For example, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website. If you click the “Facebook” logo while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can visit and interact with our external Facebook page through your Facebook user profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit of our website to your Facebook user profile. We as providers of this website have no knowledge of the exact content of data that is transmitted to Facebook and the use of it through Facebook. For more information, please see the privacy explanation of Facebook at You can change your privacy settings on Twitter at your account settings under

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, on this website Google Analytics is supplemented by the code “_ anonymizeIp” which is provided by Google in order to ensure that IP addresses are captured in anonymised form. Before transfer, the last two digits of the IP address are shortened to make it impossible to identify the user. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) through Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Disable Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at

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.

Visiting our website hence may result in the storage of certain information on our server and on servers used by Google. Personally identifiable information and related technical information (IP address, browser data, computer operating system, etc.) however will not be analysed by us. Personally identifiable information will only be stored on our server with the prior consent of the website user – this data will not be forwarded to a third party without prior consent of the user in question.

Data Security

There are inherent security risks when transmitting data via the internet, such as emails or signing up to websites by using personally identifiable information. This implies security vulnerabilities which are impossible to safeguard entirely against unauthorised access by third parties. Please note that our website is SSL secured to minimise the risk of unauthorised access by third parties to the data transmitted to us. Subject to the limitation mentioned above, we will safeguard user data. In consequence to the above-mentioned, we cannot assume liability for any damages resulting in consequence of security vulnerabilities or for any related acts of omission on our part.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please address them to