We are pleased that you are visiting our website! Protection of your personal data is an important concern for us. In this declaration we explain what information may be collected and stored during your visit to our website.

Collection and processing of personal data (such as name, address, telephone)

When you visit our website, our web server, for the purpose of system security temporarily stores the connection data of the requesting computer. This may incluce: pages you visit; the date and duration of the visit; the identification data of the used browser and operating system type; and if applicable the web page from which you came to visit us following a links.

Additional personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or E-mail are not affected unless you provide this information actively to the site e.g. by posting a comment (if the comment function is enabled), send us a message, or for sign up for a newsletter.

Use and disclosure of personal information

We use the personal data you provided (name, or email address) only to respond to your request or to register your email subscription should you register for one. We do not use this information for any other purposes. We do not use it for purposes of sales, and we do not transfer to third parties. (Exception see below for Google and Facebook.)


We take all necessary protections according to legal requirements and state of the art in technology and common good practice to protect your data against loss and misuse. Data are stored in a secure environment not accessible to the public (unless possible illegal means are employed). We cannot be sure, however, to protect your data against attempts of domestic or foreign secret services to get access to data on servers. < /p >

Right to receive information

On written request we will send you information what of your data (name, e-mail-address, IP-address) is currently stored on our system.


For information with regard to the processing of your personal data you please turn the address listed in the imprint of this website. Should you see there multiple addresses, chose one. < /p>

Contact form

If you find on this website a contact form (this option might be disabled), and use it to send us a message, please be aware that also the data communicated by you in the form will be stored on our servers.

Use of cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the the requesting computer in order to store certain information related to website use. Such information is typically the frequency of use; pages visited; data on user behaviour when visiting the website. This is used e.g. in order to store your language preferences so that you have a better user experience when re-visiting the page. Cookies remain stored on your computer beyond the end of a browser session and can be accessed when re-visiting the page. If you don't want that, you can set your browser to not accept cookies. (See your browser’s settings.) You also can locate the cookies (consult your brower’s manual to learn where) and delete them.

Facebook links

In case you see Facebook elements on our website (which however most probably will not be the case) then the following applies: When you visit our site, and you are also logged in to Facebook, the Facebook plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server, and Facebook will get information that you visited this website, including your IP address. Please be aware that we do not receive information from Facebook about what data are exactly transferred to Facebook and what Facebook does with it. For more information, see the privacy policy of Facebook https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not wish that Facebook gets informed about your visit on our website, you should log out from your Facebook account before visiting this website

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). We do this particularly because we are required by our donors, the European Union, to provide in our project reports statistical information on the use of this website. Google Analytics uses "cookies" – small text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site is usually transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. In case of activation of IP anonymization on this Web site, your IP address is shortened according to the requirements of the respective EU regulations, and only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and truncated just there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to generate statistics on website use. The IP address provided by your server to Google Analytics will not be used to to re-combined it with other data stored by Google.

You can prevent cookies to be stored on your computer at all by adjusting your browser software to that effect. Please be aware that in this case we cannot guarantee that you enjoy all functions of this website fully.

If you want to prevent that data generated by cookies is transferred especially to Google Analytics, you can install the following plugin for your browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de (availability checked on 28.5.2018).

For more information, see see see also https://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (General information on Google Analytics and privacy).

This webpage uses the 'GAT._anonymizeip()’ command in order to enable the use of anonymized IP addresses (so-called IP-masking).