Data protection

Data protection notice

We make it possible for interested parties to contact us by means of a special online form, by telephone enquiry or by post. During this process, personal data is collected for the purpose of answering queries.

The data is only passed on to third parties or used for a purpose beyond processing of the enquiry on the basis of legal entitlement or in fulfilment of the law in accordance with Section 11 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Should it become necessary to forward the data to third parties in order to respond to the enquiry, the consent of the person making said enquiry is deemed to have been given to this extent.

Public procedures directory

Pursuant to Section 4g BDSG, the Data Protection Officer is to make the information specified under Section 4e BDSG available upon request in a suitable way. We shall comply with this obligation without delay and we do not require an individual application on your part.

Recipients and categories of recipients to whom the data may be released

  • Public bodies that receive data on the basis of statutory provisions (e.g. social insurance agencies, authorities)
  • Internal units that are involved in completing the relevant business processes (HR, Bookkeeping, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Telecommunications and IT)
  • External bodies that are involved in completing business processes (partners in the context of designated business processes)
  • External contractors in accordance with Section 11 BDSG
  • Financial institutions and the tax office (salary payments, payment transactions in the context of designated business processes)
  • Insurance companies in the context of company pensions

Indicative time limits for the deletion of data

Data shall be deleted after the legal, statutory or contractual retention periods have elapsed. Data that is not subject to a retention period shall be deleted once the purpose for which it was collected ceases to apply.

Planned data transfer to third countries

None planned


The information, data and content are checked and updated continuously. Despite all due care and attention, details may change in the meantime. No liability can therefore be assumed, and no guarantee provided, for the accuracy or completeness of the information, or for said information being up-to-date.


The security of the data transferred to us over the internet cannot be guaranteed. We do, however, guarantee that the data provided will be used and processed only for the intended purpose and in accordance with the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

If you have any questions, please address them to our Data Protection Officer by sending an email to


So-called ‘cookies’ are used in certain areas of this website. A cookie is a small text file which is transferred from a website to your hard drive. Cookies do not cause your computer any harm and do not contain any viruses. The cookies from our website are not used to collect any personal information. We use the information from the cookies to improve your usage of our website and to customise it to match your needs.

Of course, you can also view our website without using cookies. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer then you can simply deactivate the relevant option in the system settings for your browser. You can also use your browser’s system settings to delete the stored cookies at any time. However, if you choose not to accept cookies, this may lead to limitations of certain functions of our website.

Facebook Social Plug-Ins

Our website uses social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) provided by the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins are marked with the Facebook logo or by adding the phrase "Facebook Social Plug-In". When you open a page of our website that contains a social plug-in of this sort, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. Facebook sends the content of the plug-in directly to your browser, which then integrates it into the website. As a result of the integration of the plug-in, Facebook is notified that you have opened the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook may link your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, by pressing the “Like” button, for example, or submitting a comment, the corresponding information is sent directly to Facebook by your browser and is saved there. Please see the data protection information provided by Facebook concerning the purpose and scope of data collection and its further processing and use by Facebook, as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy. If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you through our website, you must log out of Facebook before your visit our website.