Contacting us

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by e-mail and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties, nor is any of this information matched to any information that may collected by other components of our website.

Use of the PIWIK web analytics service

Our website uses PIWIK, a web analytics service. To carry out analysis, PIWIK uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse your use of the site. The usage information generated by this cookie (including a truncated version of your IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored there for the purposes of analysing usage. This helps us with website optimisation. As part of this process, your IP address is immediately rendered anonymous so that you as user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site is not transferred to third parties. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings in your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website.

Should you be unwilling to have this data from your visit stored and analysed, you may at any time subsequently withdraw your consent to it being stored and used with a click of the mouse. What is known as an opt-out cookie is then placed in your browser and, as a result, PIWIK will no longer collect any session data. Note: If you delete cookies from your browser settings, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and will need to be reactivated.

Use of YouTube components with enhanced data protection mode

On our website we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company belonging to Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To this end, we use the “ - enhanced data protection mode - ” option provided by YouTube.
When you display a page that has an embedded video, a connection will be made to the YouTube servers and the content will appear on the website via a communication to your browser. According to the information provided by YouTube, in “ - enhanced data protection mode - ”, data is only transferred to the YouTube servers, in particular which of our websites you have visited, if you watch the video. If you are logged into YouTube at the same time, this information will be matched to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your member account before visiting our website. Further information about data protection by YouTube is provided by Google under the following link:

Publication of vacancy announcements / online job applications

We electronically collect and process your application data for the purpose of completing the application process. If your application results in the conclusion of an employment contract, the data collected from you may be stored in your personnel file for the purposes of normal organisational and administrative processes in compliance with appropriate legal requirements. Upon rejection of your application, data you have provided is automatically deleted two months after notification of rejection. This does not apply in such instances where, due to legal requirements (such as the burden of proof obligation stipulated in the German Act on Equal Treatment) a longer storage period is necessitated or when you expressly agreed to have your data stored for a longer period in our database of prospective applicants.


On the basis of the Bavarian Data Protection Act (BayDSG), you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal data, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or erasure of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data erased, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.
Contact: homepage-support(at)

Share buttons with data privacy (“Shariff”)

Content on our pages can be shared quickly on social networks. On our pages, we use the one-click “Shariff” method, which means that the share button only creates direct contact between the network and user when the button is clicked on actively.

This avoids the disadvantages of a plug-in:

Such a plug-in is offered by the operator of the social network and is integrated by the operator of the page on which the social button (here the share button) is to be displayed. That is the page with the content of interest – the page you visit and want to share. Normally these plug-ins mean that as soon as the corresponding page is visited, contact is made from your browser with the social network’s service, as a visitor to the page your IP address is immediately captured and your further activities on the internet will also be tracked by the social network (web tracking, e.g. by placing and reading cookies). As a user you won’t typically notice this happening. This happens even if you haven’t clicked on the button displayed. It also doesn’t matter whether you are a member of the social network or if you are logged into that network.
A short explanation of the technology behind social plug-ins can be found here (in German only): Schleipfer, Facebook-Like-Buttons. Technik, Risiken und Datenschutzfragen. DuD, 05/2014, p. 318

Instead we offer you a solution which respects data privacy. More about this solution can be found here (in German only):

What happens when you click on the share button on our pages, and the associated link (“simple HTML link”) is executed by your browser, is determined by the technology (internet protocols). The subsequent procedure depends on the operator of the page which was linked to. Our solution is no different from the links you find elsewhere. We draw your attention to the fact that the operator of the linked page is often headquartered in what is known as a third country, a country outside the EU and the European Economic Area. Often these countries do not have an appropriate level of data privacy. You can find more information about data privacy in the privacy policies of the operators of social networks.

Data Privacy Policy

Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and these are explained separately below. You can disable the collection of personal data via our website by visiting the "Data Privacy" page. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection legislation. Information is considered personal if it can be uniquely associated with a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the Bavarian Data Protection Act (BayDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal information by:

Am Lurzenhof 1

84036 Landshut, Germany

Phone +49 (0)871 - 506 0

Fax. +49 (0)871 - 506 506


Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.

Server data

For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us (known as server log files), is collected:

type and version of the browser you use 

  • operating system 

  • website(s) that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
  • websites that you visit 

  • date and time of your visit 

  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address. 

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to a particular person.


Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our services. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address. We will check the e-mail address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the e-mail address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect us in the event that a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your e-mail address to subscribe to our newsletter. We will not collect any other data. The data collected in this way is used solely for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletter. No data is transferred to third parties, nor is any of this information matched to any information that other components of our website may collect. You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the e-mail confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.