Data Privacy Notice

We would like to inform you about the purpose, nature, and scope of the collection, processing, and use, of personal data on our website.

When visiting our website, data is generated, processed, and used, that inevitably may occasionally contain links to particular individuals. To display the website on your browser, we need to collect and save your IP address. Currently, IP addresses are generally supplied by your provider. Such addresses are usually changed regularly so that we are unable to derive any identifying data from the IP address. In the case of static IP addresses, however, it is theoretically possible to link them to individuals in certain cases.

Specifically, the following set of data from every visit to our website is stored:

·         IP address of the visiting computer
·         Operating system of the visiting computer
·         browser version of the visiting computer
·         name of the accessed file
·         date and time of access
·         data volume transferred
·         referring URL

Said data is stored by our hosting provider, Squarespace in the United States. The stored data is used exclusively for statistical purposes, to block malicious content, spam, but not to derive personal data. The data is also used to facilitate trouble-shooting. On termination of your visit on our website, we are no longer able to access your IP addresses.


We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small files containing text information that are stored on your hard disc. Cookies are necessary to enable certain service functions. You have the possibility to prevent or disable the use of cookies by changing the setting in your browser. Please note, however, that you may not be able to use parts of our website in that event. No programmes or other applications will be installed or started on your computer through the use of cookies.

Web analysis & cookies

We use the web analysis tool Google Analytics by Google Inc. („Google“) to ensure that our website is designed to meet the needs of our customers. Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, text files that are stored on your computer and that help us analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including you IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. We use a so-called „_anonymizeIp()"  script to ensure that Google immediately anonymises your IP address (following geolocalisation).

Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to prepare reports about website activities for the website operators, and to provide other services related to website and Internet use. Said reports may also contain demographic features. Also, Google may transmit such information to third parties if so required by law or if third parties process said data on behalf of Google.

Under no circumstances whatsoever will Google associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of Google cookies by changing the settings of your browser accordingly. Please note, however, that this may prevent you from using all functions of the website. Furthermore, Google provides so-called deactivation tools for some Internet browsers that enable you to prevent your user behaviour from being recorded and analysed. For more information and to download this tool please click here:

Typekit web fonts

We integrate external fonts by Typekit on our website. Typekit is a service provided by the company Adobe. These web fonts are integrated by a call to Adobe’s server (in the United States). To our knowledge, Adobe stores at least the IP address of the terminal device of the user visiting our website.

For more information please read the privacy notice of Typekit, which can be viewed here:

Responsible unit

Under the German Data Protection Act the responsible unit is:

Ruhrstraße 11
22761 Hamburg


Alterations of this notice

In the event of alterations of statutory provision, or our services, the present Privacy Notice may require adjustments. The current version, as amended, is accessible at all times via the link Data Protection.

As of: 09 March 2015