Privacy policy

Provider and controller within the meaning of the data protection law

Herr Michael Roth
Weberbach 49
54290 Trier


In this privacy policy, users can obtain information about the nature, scope and purpose for which their data is collected and used by the controller and provider. The legal framework for data protection is the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and the Telecommunications Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG).

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (for instance name, address or email address) is collected on our site, this occurs on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your explicit permission.

We hereby inform you that data transmission on the internet (e.g. in communication by email) may involve security vulnerabilities. Protection of your data against access by third parties cannot be completely guaranteed.

Use of the contact data published in the Legal Information by third parties in order to send advertisements and informational materials that have not been expressly requested is not permitted. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the unrequested sending of advertising information, for instance spam emails.

Collection of general information

Every time this website is accessed, we or the website provider automatically collect information. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow you to be personally identified.

The following information is collected: Name of the website, file, date, volume of data, web browser version, operating system, domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our website) and IP address.

Without this data, it would be technically impossible in some cases to transmit and display the contents of the website. Therefore, the collection of data is required. We also use anonymous information for statistical purposes.This helps us to optimise our website and technology. We reserve the right to subsequently review the log files if we suspect unlawful use of our website.


If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data you provide exclusively for this purpose or to inform you regarding circumstances that are relevant to this service or registration. We will not forward this data to third parties.

To receive the newsletter, we need a valid (current) e-mail address. The IP address you use when subscribing to the newsletter and the date on which you order the newsletter will also be saved. We use this data as proof in case of misuse if third parties register an email address for the newsletter. In order to ensure that third parties do not improperly register an email address for our mailing list, we use the so-called “double opt in” procedure in compliance with the law. During this process, registration for the newsletter, sending of the confirmation email and receipt of subscription confirmation are all recorded.

You can withdraw your consent to the storage of data, your email address and its use for newsletter mailing at any time. We provide you a link in each newsletter and on the website to unsubscribe. You also have the option of communicating your desire to unsubscribe to the contacts named in this document.

Contact form

If you contact us via the online form or email, we will store the information you provide in order to answer the enquiry as well as potential follow-up questions.

Integration of third-party services and content

Our website includes content and services offered by other providers. These include maps, which are provided by Google Maps, YouTube videos as well as graphics and images from other websites. To access and display this data in the user’s browser, it is necessary to transfer the IP address. The providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) will thus learn the IP address of the user in question. Although we endeavour solely to use third-party providers that need the IP address in order to deliver content, we have no influence over whether the IP address is stored. This process can be used for statistical purposes. Insofar as we are aware that the IP address will be stored, we will inform our users.


This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files stored by the server on your computer. They contain information about the browser, IP address, operating system and internet connection. We will not forward this data to third parties or link it with personal data without your consent.

Cookies primarily fulfil two tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate our website and allow the website to be displayed correctly. They are not used to introduce viruses or start programmes.

Users can also access our website without cookies. To do so, the relevant settings in the browser must be modified. Please consult your browser’s help menu to learn how to deactivate cookies. However, we inform you that this may impact some features of this website and restrict its user-friendliness. The websites (USA) and (Europa) allow you to manage online advertising cookies.
We also offer you the option to deactivate all tracking on this website .

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses features of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer, making it possible to analyse your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP Anonymisation

We have activated IP anonymisation on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transfer to the USA.

Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website on behalf of the website operator, to compile reports about website activity and to perform other services associated with website use and internet use on behalf of the of the website operator.

In the context of Google Analytics, the IP address transmitted by your browser will not be linked with other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing your browser settings accordingly. However, we inform you that in this case it may not be possible to use all features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Objection against the collection of data You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website: Deactivate Google Analytics. You can learn more about the handling of user data by Google Analytics in Google’s privacy policy:

Processing We have concluded a processing agreement with Google and fully comply with the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Google AdWords

This website uses the online advertising programme “Google AdWords”, and in this context, conversion tracking. This means that Google AdWords will set a cookie on your computer if you have accessed our website through a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits particular pages of the website of an AdWords client and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the client can see that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this website. Every AdWords client receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be traced across the websites of AdWords clients.

The information obtained using the conversion cookie serves to generate conversion statistics for AdWords clients that have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords clients learn the total number of users that clicked on their ad and were forwarded to a website containing a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that could allow users to be personally identified.

If you would not like to participate in this tracking process, you can easily deactivate the Google conversion tracking cookie in the user settings of your internet browser. In this case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. You can learn more from Google’s privacy policy at

Facebook Social Plug-in

On our website, we use plugins for the Facebook social network (Address: 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). You can identify the plugins from the overview here: - by the Like button or the Facebook logo.

If you access one of our websites with a Facebook plugin, a direct connection with Facebook is established. We have no influence over the scope and nature of data that is collected, stored and processed by Facebook. We can only inform you according to the best of our knowledge. Through the plugin, Facebook will be informed that you visited the page of our website in question.

This also applies for users who are not registered with Facebook. In that case, it is possible that Facebook will save the IP address. If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, your visit to a website with a Facebook plugin can be clearly attributed to your Facebook user account. The plugins also communicate all interactions, for instance if you use the Like button or leave a comment.

To prevent Facebook from saving data concerning you, please log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also block the plugins using add-ins for your browser (for instance “Facebook Blocker”).

More information about the data protection provisions, the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing as well as optional settings to protect your privacy with respect to Facebook can be found here:

Wir bieten Ihnen hier die Möglichkeit das Tracking durch Facebook auf unserer Homepage zu deaktivieren.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, erasure and objection

On request and free of charge, you have the right to receive information regarding the personal data we have stored concerning you, and/or the rectification, blocking or erasure of such data. Exceptions: If the storage of data is required for handling business transactions or the data is subject to statutory retention obligations. For this purpose, please contact us using the form provided.

To comply with data blocking requests, it is necessary to retain the data in a lock file for monitoring purposes. If there is no statutory retention obligation, you can also request the erasure of the data. Otherwise we will block the data if you request this.

Changes to our privacy policy

To guarantee that our privacy policy always meets the current statutory requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in case the privacy policy needs to be adjusted based on new or revised offers, for instance new services. The new privacy policy then applies the next time you visit our website.