Privacy Policy

The protection and security of personal data is a high priority for us. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the rules of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Below you will be informed about what kind of data is collected and for what purpose it is collected.

1. Data transmission/data logging

When visiting this site, the web server automatically records log files that cannot be assigned to a specific person. This data includes, for example, the browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address of the requesting computer, access date and time of the server request and the client's file request (file name and URL). This data is collected only for the purpose of statistical analysis. A transfer to third parties, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, does not take place.

2. Use of personal data

Personal data will only be collected or processed if you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. in the context of an inquiry. Unless there are necessary reasons in connection with a business transaction, you may at any time revoke the previously granted permission for your personal data storage with immediate effect in writing (e.g. by e-mail or fax). Your data will not be disclosed to third parties unless disclosure is required by law.

3. Information, modification and deletion of your data

In accordance with applicable law, you can ask us in writing at any time (e.g. at datenschutz(at) whether and which personal data we have stored about you. You will receive a corresponding message immediately. Your data will be deleted upon written request, unless storage is required by law.

4. Security of your data

Your personal data provided to us will be secured by taking all technical as well as organizational security measures so that they are inaccessible to unauthorized third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, it is recommended to use the postal service, as complete data security cannot be guaranteed by e-mail.

5. Cookies

On some of our pages, we use so-called "session cookies" to make it easier for you to use our websites. These are small text files that are stored on your hard drive only for the duration of your visit to our website and, depending on the settings of your browser program, are deleted again when you exit the browser. These cookies do not retrieve any information stored about you on your hard drive and do not affect your PC or its files. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you when cookies are sent.

6. Tracking pixel of the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort)

For the remuneration of the so-called second rights of (scientific) texts on some of our pages, which are made available in electronic form on the Internet, the accesses are determined on all reportable essays/articles with the help of a so-called counting pixel of VG Wort, Munich. However, the IP address is not stored permanently. Furthermore, there is no tracing of previous page views and no data evaluation that exceeds the scope necessary for counting the pixel-counts.
We use so-called "session cookies" of VG Wort, Munich, to measure accesses to texts in order to record the copy probability. Session cookies are small units of information that a provider stores in the RAM of the visitor's computer. A randomly generated unique identification number is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot store any other data.

7. Use of Google AdSense

A. Some of our pages use Google AdSense, an online advertising service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this offer can be evaluated. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including the IP address of users) and delivery of advertising formats will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This information may be passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.
B. Users can prevent the installation of cookies from Google AdSense in various ways:
(a) by adjusting the browser software accordingly;
b) by deactivating Google's interest-based ads;
c) by disabling the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulatory campaign "About Ads";
d) by permanent deactivation through a browser plug-in.
The settings under b) and c) are deleted when cookies are deleted in the browser settings.
C. More detailed information on data protection and cookies for advertising on Google AdSense can be found in Google's privacy policy, in particular under the following links:

8. Changes to this privacy policy

We will update this policy from time to time to protect your personal information. You should review this policy occasionally to stay informed about how we are protecting your information and continually improving the content of our website. If we make any material changes to the collection, use and/or disclosure of the personal information you provide to us, we will notify you by placing a prominent and prominent notice on the Website. By using the Website, you agree to the terms of this Personal Information Protection Policy.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact datenschutz(at) or our contact data in the imprint.