Data Privacy

The controller within the meaning of data protection law, including but not limited to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Jean-Baptiste Schwebel:

Your rights as a data subject

Under our controller’s contact data above you can exercise the following rights at any time:

  • information about the data we have stored about you and their processing;
  • rectification of inaccurate personal data;
  • erasure of the data we have stored about you;
  • restriction of data processing if we are prohibited from erasing your data due to legal obligations;
  • objection to the processing of your data by us and
  • data portability if you have agreed to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent to data processing you may withdraw it at any time with future effect.

You can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority at any time. The competent supervisory authority is located either in the German federal state where you reside, where you work or where the alleged violation has taken place. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses can be found under:

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes set out in this data privacy policy. Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for any other than the stated purposes. We only transmit your personal data to third parties if

  • you have given your explicit consent;
  • the processing is necessary for handling a contract concluded with you;
  • the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation, the processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in the non-disclosure of your data which requires protection.

Erasure or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We store your personal data for no longer than is necessary for achieving the purposes mentioned above or for the various data storage periods laid down by legislation. When the respective purpose no longer exists or when these storage periods have expired the respective data are routinely blocked or erased pursuant to the legal provisions.

Collection of general data when visiting our website

When you access our website general information is automatically collected via a cookie. This information (server log files) comprises e.g. the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information. None of this information can be used to draw conclusions as to your person.

This information is technically necessary to correctly provide website contents requested by you and is inevitable when using the Internet. These data are in particular processed for the following purposes:

  • to guarantee that the connection with the website is established smoothly;
  • to guarantee a convenient use of our website;
  • analysis of system security and stability, as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest arising from the above purposes of data collection. We will not use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions as to your person. The recipients of the data are the controller and processors if applicable.

Anonymous information of this kind might be analysed statistically by us in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.


Like many other websites we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive by the website server. That way we automatically receive certain data such as the IP address, the browser used, the operating system and your Internet connection.

Cookies cannot be used to start programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. By means of the information received through cookies we can facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our web pages.

In no case do we transmit the collected data to third parties or establish a link to your personal data without your consent.

Of course you can visit our website without enabling cookies. Web browsers are usually set to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies any time in your browser settings. Please use the help function of your web browser to learn how you can change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website might not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

To ensure the security of your data during transmission we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e. g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Comment function

If users leave comments on our website, besides these, the time at which they have been posted and the user name selected by the visitor to our website are stored. This is done for our security because we can be held liable for illegal contents on our website even if they have been created by users.


Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our web pages. The operator of the respective plug-in is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. If you access one of our pages provided with a YouTube plug-in a connection with the servers of YouTube will be established. YouTube will be informed which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account YouTube is able to attribute your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out from your YouTube account.

If you start a YouTube video the provider uses cookies to collect information about user behaviour.

If you have disabled the saving of cookies for the Google-Ad programme no such cookies are saved when you watch YouTube videos. However, YouTube places non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to avoid this you have to block the saving of cookies in your browser.

You can find more information on data protection in the data privacy policy of YouTube:

Change of our data privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data privacy policy from time to time so that it is compliant with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data privacy policy, e. g. when we introduce new services. The new data privacy policy shall apply when you visit us again.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection please write an email or contact our data protection officer directly:

Jean-Baptiste Schwebel:

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