Data Privacy

The person responsible for data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
Alexander Esseling
Füsilierstr. 3
40211 Düsseldorf

Your affected rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time under the contact details of our data protection officer:

Information about your data stored with us and their processing (Art. 15 GDPR), Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR), Deletion of your data stored with us (Art. 17 GDPR), Restriction of data processing, provided that we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR), Objection to the processing of your data with us (Art. 21 GDPR) and Data transferability, provided that you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR). If you have given us consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can always file a complaint with a supervisory authority, e.g. the competent supervisory authority of the state in which you live or the authority responsible for us as the responsible body.

You can find a list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses at:

Collection of general information when visiting our website

Nature and purpose of processing: If you access our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information, information of a general nature will be automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and similar.

They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website, Ensuring smooth use of our website, Evaluating system security and stability, and Optimizing our website. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you. This type of information may be anonymized and evaluated statistically by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

Legal basis and legitimate interest: The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipients: Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who work as processors on behalf of the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage duration: The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of collection. This is generally the case for data that serves the provision of the website when the respective session is ended.

Provision required or necessary: The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed without the IP address. In addition, individual services and features may not be available or limited. For this reason, objection is excluded.

Embedded YouTube videos

On our website, we embed YouTube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter “YouTube”). YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). If you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. YouTube is informed of the pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

When a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

You can find more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube in the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy (

Revocation of consent: The provider currently does not offer a simple opt-out or blocking option for data transmission. If you want to prevent tracking of your activities on our website, please revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or all technically non-necessary cookies and data transmissions in the cookie consent tool. In this case, however, you may not be able to use our website fully or to a limited extent.

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

Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR

Right to object on a case-by-case basis You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you that is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (data processing based on a balancing of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision in accordance with Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.

Recipient of an objection:
Alexander Esseling
Füsilierstr. 3
40211 Düsseldorf

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy to ensure that it always meets the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.

The privacy policy was created with the help of activeMind AG, experts for external data protection officers (version #2020-09-30).