Data privacy and security are of great importance to our union, because we take the safeguarding of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the relevant data protection laws, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act of Germany (BDSG) are observed. In particular, the compliance with data protection requirements for users of our website is a key objective in order to guarantee your personal data privacy.

Collection, Processing and Use

As part of each visit to our website, it is necessary to store certain data on the provider's server, such as:

- the name of the Internet service provider
- the name of the Internet browser
- the date and time of each visit
- the transferred amount of data
- the client IP-address
- description of the web browser used

The information you provide will be stored for statistical purposes only and on secure servers. Only authorized personnel may access the data during the management of the servers. Personal data will only be kept in an form and used for statistical analysis without being related to individuals.

For special services and offers, certain personal data, e.g. e-mail address, telephone number, name or address will be requested. In particular personal data will be requested in relation to e-mail enquiries or your participation in competitions. However, these entries are made on a voluntary basis. This data is kept confidential and not disclosed to third parties.

Upon the order of the relevant governmental authorities, we may be required in individual cases to deliver personal data, if requested for security, law enforcement or other statutory reasons.

Otherwise there will be no collection, processing and use of your personal data.

Registration for a Personal Account

Personal data of registered users is handled according to data protection laws. The service provider has the right to store the data of users who registered a personal account on the respective website. This data may be used for sending out messages. Registered users agree to the use of their data in the context of these purposes.

Cookies and Remarketing

Through the use of "cookies" it is possible for us to extend the scope of our offering in order to create a comfortable user experience. Our website and third parties may save cookies on your computer, e.g. to save the language you selected and your personal preferences. Cookies may also be used for purposes of remarketing by our social media partners to enable the repeated user approach concerning a specific topic. In the process a pseudonymised tag allows us to gather information on user website activities, e.g. which sites have been visited, without collecting personal data. This enables us to present popular content by matching the tag to a target group.

Our website may contain the use of third party cookies to provide embedded third party content, e.g. streaming videos (YouTube) or social media sites (Facebook). Furthermore, you can setup your browser to notify you if cookies are being set.

If you do not want to connect with social media plugins, you can disable third party cookies in your browser settings and enable the Do Not Track setting. If you deactivate the use of cookies in your browser, you may not be able to experience the full range of contents and services that our website provides assisted by third parties. For details on your browser’s privacy settings, please refer to the help function of your browser.

For remarketing purposes, we may implement tracking pixels of social networks (e.g. Facebook) on our sites to provide you with interesting advertisement content on social media sites. Personally identifiable data is not collected. If you are not interested in receiving specific remarketing ads, you may hide it with the respective site’s controls.

Social Media

Our website may contain features of various social networks to provide our users with up-to-date information and easily manageable communication opportunities. The implementation of social networking features of following third party providers may require the transfer of data to those third parties.


Some of our websites may contain components of Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA), which are integrated into our website as plug-ins. When visiting a website with Facebook plug-in, the plug-in sends a request to servers of Facebook in the USA and thereby passes on your IP-address during the visit on the website containing the plug-in. If you are registered and logged in on Facebook, by using their plug-ins you may link your profile to our website. If you want to avoid the forwarding of visited websites to Facebook, you may not be logged into Facebook while you visit the site. For further information, please note Facebook’s privacy policy on the Facebook website.

Google – YouTube, Hangouts, Google+

Some of our websites may contain components of Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States). These components from YouTube, Hangouts or Google+ are embedded into our website as plug-ins. A description of those components, e.g. “+1”-Button, can be found on Google’s website. When visiting a website which contains a plug-in from Google, the plug-in sends a request to servers of Google and passes on your IP-address during the visit on the website containing the plug-in. If you are registered and logged in on Google+, by using Google plug-ins you may link your profile to our website. If you want to avoid the forwarding of visited websites to Google, you may not be logged into Google+ while you visit the respective site. For further information, please note Google’s privacy policy on the Google website.

Web Analytics

For purposes of statistical evaluation, website visits may be processed by tools to analyze the above mentioned data. A consolidation of data from different sources will not be conducted. Right after each statistical evaluation has been carried out by AWStats, IP-addresses will be discarded.

Safeguarding of Affected Person’s Rights

As a user of this website, you may at any time withdraw your consent to use your data. You may also inquire to obtain information about your stored personal data.

Additionally, you may exercise your rights to correct, block or erase your submitted personal data. For all applications concerning your personal data please contact us individually. No costs will incur for above mentioned requests.

Links to other Websites

As the website provider, we are responsible for the content of the site. However, we have no influence on whether the sites linked to our website comply with the applicable data protection regulations. We assume no liability for the content of external websites. We are responsible for our own content. This content may differentiate from links to content provided by other providers, for which we cannot accept responsibility and do not adopt as our own content. The respective provider of external websites shall be held solely liable for damages caused by incorrect or even illegal content on their own website.

Contact Information

For our contact information, please see our site “About us”. To send us a message, please use the according form on our site “Contact”.