Data privacy

Terms of use of the website

If you (visitor) visit this website, I (website owner and operator) assume that you know and accept the rules for the use of the website. The website is accessible at all times and worldwide. You are responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations in your country of residence or place of access. I may change these Terms of Use at any time. The terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Website are those that are posted on the Website at the time of your visit.


Although I endeavour to keep all information on my website accurate, I cannot guarantee that everything is absolutely correct, complete or up-to-date. Errors may occasionally occur or information may be missing. I also take no responsibility for third party websites and content that my website may link to. I have not validated any third party information, events or services and take no responsibility for them. I do not offer medical or legal advice or services; my website is for informational purposes only.

I also take no responsibility for third party websites and content to which my website may link. I have not validated any third party information, events or services and take no responsibility for them.I do not offer medical or legal advice or services; my website is for informational purposes only.I accept no responsibility if my website does not function properly or if you suffer damage as a result of using my website.This applies to direct or indirect damage that could arise from accessing or using my website. All warranties are excluded.

Data protection

Data security

To ensure the security of user data during transmission over the Internet, I use modern encryption technologies such as SSL over HTTPS. The security of your personal data is a high priority for me. I follow standard procedures to protect transmitted user data both during transmission and storage. However, no online data transmission or storage method is 100% secure. For this reason, I cannot guarantee absolute security. In order to protect the data in the best possible way, I store personal data on systems that are not directly accessible by me. This may, for example, be on servers of data centres, hosting partners or backup servers. I take the security of your data seriously and am committed to protecting it appropriately.

Processing of personal data

Personal data may only be collected and processed in accordance with data protection laws and regulations. On this website, certain personal data may be stored on the server, especially when you fill out and submit a form. I will only use the data you submit to process your enquiry and for further communication that may result from a potential business relationship between you and me. This data may also be stored on the server for security and backup reasons and for statistical analyses. The maximum retention period for this data is 24 months, after which it is automatically deleted. Your information will be treated as confidential and will never be sold or passed on to third parties without your prior consent. You have the right to view, correct or delete your data at any time by sending a written request to the following address: info(at)

Newsletter (coming soon)

Subscribe to the newsletter

You can subscribe to my newsletter. You will then receive regular information from me by e-mail. I need your valid e-mail address for this. You can send it to me via the registration form. By doing so, you confirm that you are the owner of your e-mail address and that you agree to receive e-mails from me for as long as you wish.

In order to comply with data protection laws, I record the process of your newsletter registration and your consent. I store your email address, the date of your registration, your IP address and your preferred language. If you have provided additional information such as your name, interests or other information when registering, this will also be saved.

Unsubscribe from the newsletter

You can decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive newsletters from me, either in full or only on certain topics. To do so, simply click on the unsubscribe link at the end of a newsletter.

However, for technical reasons, your e-mail address may remain stored in my database even after you have unsubscribed from the newsletter. The purpose of this is to prevent unintentional re-registration or activation of your subscription. In this case, your e-mail address will be saved as an inactive entry and will not be used to send any further newsletters.

Newsletter statistics & tracking

In the newsletters I send out, there is something called “web beacons”. These are small, invisible images measuring 1×1 pixels. When you open the newsletter, I recognise this by loading these images. The newsletters may also contain special links, “trackable links”, which I can track when you click on them.

I do not use this method to monitor your behaviour. I collect anonymous information that helps me to make the newsletters technically better and more relevant in terms of content. All data that could refer to you personally, for example whether you have received the newsletter, whether you have opened it or clicked on links, is automatically and permanently deleted after a maximum of 48 months after the newsletter has been sent.

Use of cookies

Cookies on this website

Like most websites, this website also uses cookies. Cookies are small, harmless text files that in no way affect your privacy or the security of your computer. Cookies improve the user-friendliness of the website.

Cookies for web analysis

This website uses Google Analytics. This is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your device. They help to understand how the website is used.

The information that these cookies collect, including your IP address (but Google shortens it a little using the “_anonymizelp()” method), is sent to a Google computer (“server”) in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to compile reports on website usage and to show me how people use my site. Sometimes Google also shares this information with other people, but only if the law allows it or if Google is authorised to do so by someone else.

Google will never link your IP address with other Google data. If you are happy for Google to use your data in this way, then that’s fine. But if you don’t want this, you can click here to switch off Google Analytics on this website. A special cookie will then be stored on your device that prevents your activities on the website from being tracked until you delete this cookie from your browser.

Use of Google Maps

I may use Google Maps on this website to display maps and virtual tours. This is a map service provided by Google Inc. that helps me to visualise places. However, Google also collects data about your behaviour on my website. This data is stored in cookies and passed on to Google. If you want to know how Google handles this data, take a look at Google’s privacy policy. It contains all the important information. You can also customise your personal data protection settings for Google services if you wish.

Embedded YouTube videos

This website may contain embedded videos that are hosted on is a service provided by YouTube LLC in California, USA. When you visit a page on which a YouTube video is embedded, information about how you use the video is collected. This information is stored in cookies and passed on to YouTube. If you are logged in to, YouTube can also learn your personal identity. To prevent this, simply log out of before you visit this website. Your identity will then remain private.

Embedded Facebook plugins

Facebook plugins are sometimes used on this website. Facebook is a social network operated by Facebook, Inc. When you visit a page on which a Facebook plugin is embedded (such as the “Like” button or share button, comments or news feed), this plugin is loaded from the Facebook website. This automatically transfers information from you to Facebook. For example: your IP address, the address of the page you visited and when you visited the page. If you have previously logged in to and your browser is still logged in, Facebook can recognise you and link this information to your Facebook account. Facebook also collects data about how you use and interact with the plugins. This information may be published on your personal Facebook profile. If you do not want Facebook to collect this data, you can log out of in your browser or install a browser plugin that blocks data storage by Facebook. For more information about Facebook’s privacy policy and to find out how you can avoid Facebook’s data storage, visit

Cookie settings

This website requires its own cookies in order to function properly. If you do not agree to the use of cookies, we recommend that you leave the website and end your browser session. Or you can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings in your web browser accordingly. Please note, however, that this may mean that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. The exact steps for blocking cookies in your browser can be found in the instructions for your browser.

Version of 11th December 2013 – translated with the help of