DATA PRIVACY


In general it is possible to visit our website without providing any personal data. As far as personal data are required (e.g. name or e-mail address), this shall be done only on a voluntary basis.

With the use of our contact form, guest book or the comments function in our blog (Chit-chat) you agree that your data are temporally stored on our computers.

To leave a comment no registration is needed. It is sufficient to leave a (nick)name and a mail address. While the name will be shown above the comment, the mail address will not be published. However, your data are not forwarded to third parties or used for other purposes without your explicit agreement.

We must point out though that the transmission of data via the internet (e.g. by email) may involve security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to guarantee a complete data protection against access of third parties.
To avoid spam-comments on the blog, we use the 'Akismet' plugin which complies with privacy policy.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a so-called web analysis service which stores Cookies (text files) on your computer and allows us an analysis of the use of our website.

This information provided by the cookie (including your anonymized IP-adress) is transferred to our server and stored for an analysis of the usage of the website helping us optimizing our pages. During this process your IP-adress is anonymized immediately so you as a user will remain anonymous to us.

The information provided by the cookie is not forwarded to third parties. You can block the use of cookies in the settings of your browser-software; however, this may affect some functions of the website which you then cannot use properly.

If you have any questions concerning the ascertainment, processing or usage of personal data as well as for requests for information about authorization, blocking or deletion of data, please contact our webmaster.

The use of our contact data by third parties for the purpose of advertising is expressively precluded. In case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. by means of spam mail, we reserve the right to take legal steps.