Data Privacy

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we process your data solely on the basis of the legal regulations (General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Germany’s new Federal Data Protection Act). Below, we are informing you about the most important aspects of our privacy policy.


If you contact us by e-mail, your data will be stored for a maximum of six months to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information with anyone without your consent.


Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device using the browser. They do no harm.
We use cookies to make our offer user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They allow us to recognize your browser during your next visit.
If you do not want this, you can set up your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies, hence, you can grant access on a case-by-case basis.
Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

Web Analysis

Our website uses features of a local self-hosted web analysis service. For this purpose, cookies are used that allow an analysis of the usage of the website by our users. The thereby generated information is stored on our server.
You can prevent this by setting up your browser so that no cookies are stored.
Your IP address is collected but immediately pseudonymized. The user data is stored for a period of 6 months.


You have the possibility to subscribe to our newsletter via our website. For this purpose we need your e-mail address and the consent that you agree to receive the newsletter.
As soon as you have subscribed to the newsletter, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with a link to confirm the registration.
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter yourself at any time using the link at the bottom of the newsletter e-mail.

Your Rights

In principle, you have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, revocation and objection. Every author has the right to request information about the use of his/her personal data as well as the right of correction and deletion of his/her data. This right also refers to the limitation or disagreement against data transfer. An accordingly request has to be addressed to the Editorial Board in written text format.

You can contact us using the following contact details:

Last update: June 2018

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