Data protection declaration


We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. The controller responsible for the processing of personal data available on and through this website is: You can also contact our Data Protection Officer by post at the address provided above as well as:


When you visit our website, we automatically collect and store certain information, such as the IP address, the device ID and type of your device, the type and version of the browser you are using, operating system, referrer URL, if applicable, your user activities on our website, as well as the date and duration of use. We require this information for the purpose of transmitting the content you have requested (texts, images, file downloads, etc.), making the website available, improving our website, its functions, and security, as well as for general administrative tasks. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 (1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest lies in ensuring the proper functioning of this website, the warranty and the improvement of its functionality as well as the harmonization of our offer to the needs of the users. We store this data for a maximum of 30 days to detect and track misuse. We also delete or anonymize usage data including the IP addresses immediately as soon as they are no longer needed for the aforementioned purposes.


You have the opportunity to contact us via the contact form on our website. If you use the contact form, we store and process the personal data which you enter in the form. This data is only processed by us to process your contact request and concerns. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The processing of your contact request and concerns also represents our legitimate interest in the data processing.  We only store and process the data provided by you for as long as this is necessary to process your request.


If you would like to receive the downloads and/or newsletters offered on our website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address. We only process this data with your express and voluntary consent and exclusively for the purpose of distributing downloads and newsletters. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent to the processing of your data for the distribution of downloads and newsletters at any time. We store and process your data only as long as this is necessary to distribute the download and/or newsletter.


Some of our webpages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our range of services more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are known as ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you next visit the site. You can configure your browser in such a way that you are informed about the use of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies under certain conditions, generally reject them, or automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited. You can adjust the acceptance of cookies at any time by accessing the settings here.


This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. (6)(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behaviour in order to optimise its website. 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 all the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy:


The personal data processed in connection with your visit to this website may be transmitted by us to other companies from our group of companies, as well as to providers of technical services and services that we use as processors in accordance with GDPR provisions. In some cases, your data may also be transferred to a third country outside the EU or EEA. Here, however, we only transfer personal data to third countries which the European Commission has determined to have an adequate level of data protection in accordance with Art. 45 GDPR, we provide appropriate guarantees for the protection of your data in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR, or if you have expressly consented to the transfer to the respective third country in accordance with Article 49 (1)(a) GDPR.


You have the following rights with regard to your personal data processed by us:
  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for us is the Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg (State Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Infor-mation for the German State of Baden-Württemberg). Königstr. 10 a 70173 Stuttgart, Germany Tel. 0049 711 615541-0 poststelle(at)
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