Privacy Policy

Personal data refers to information such as names, addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and all other information regarding a specific person. The handling of personal data is regulated by the requirements of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other provisions.

We employ technical and organisational measures to ensure that we, along with external service providers, comply with data protection requirements.

When you visit our website, data is automatically stored in a log file each time a page is accessed:

  • the IP address of the computer sending the request
  • date and time of access
  • the name and URL of the page that is retrieved
  • the data volume that is sent when the page is transmitted
  • the access status (page transferred, page not found etc.)
  • data regarding the browser and operating system
  • the website from which the site was accessed

This data is stored for the purpose of assisting and securing operations. You can use our website for informational purposes without providing personal information (for exceptions, please see "Use of Social Plug-Ins").

If you wish to donate, we will ask you for your name and other personal information that is relevant for donation purposes. Your information is sent via an SSL-secured connection, and will be stored on specially protected servers in Germany. These servers can only be accessed by a few authorised persons who are responsible for the technical or commercial management of these servers. In no case will this data be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

We hereby advise that data transmissions over the Internet (e.g. during e-mail communications) may be vulnerable to security gaps. It is not possible to fully protect data against third-party access. Therefore data that must be protected should only be transmitted over a secure connection (SSL).

If you have questions or comments regarding data protection, please feel free to e-mail

Our data protection statement may require periodic adjustments due to the development of the Internet or changes in legislation. Changes to our data protection statement will always be posted at this location; we recommend that you visit this page every now and then and check for updated versions of this statement.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the US. The IP addresses of visitors to our website are stored in an anonymous form. To this end, we use an additional code line (_anonymizeIP()), which deletes the last 8 bit of the IP address and therefore only allows for a rough localisation of users.

Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, prepare reports on website activities for the operators of the websites and provide other services related to website and Internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if the law requires this or to the extent that third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not link your IP address with other Google data.

You can prevent the installation of the 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. By using this website, you agree that Google will process the information collected about you in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose.

We advise that web tracking software such as Google Analytics collects user data that can be used to compile user profiles.

The collection and storage of data by Google Analytics can be prevented at any time with future effect by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: