Data protection in accordance with the GDPR

The operator of this website, Ralf Brinkmann GmbH, takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data in confidence and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations (GDPR) and this Data Protection Policy. In most cases you can use our website without providing personal data. Where personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is done, to the extent possible, on a purely voluntary basis. This data shall not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent. We should point out that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data (such as e-mails) via the Internet. It is impossible to completely safeguard the data against access by third parties.

SSL encryption

This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential information, such as the requests sent by you to us as the website operator. You can see that the connection is encrypted when the address bar of your browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock symbol appears in the address bar. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


Parts of the website use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer, nor do they contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, more efficient and even safer. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. These are deleted automatically when you leave our website. Other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser upon your next visit to our website. You can set your browser to notify you if cookies are used so that you can decide on a case by case basis whether to accept them, or whether to refuse cookies in certain cases or in general, and to enable the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Server log files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. This includes:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • hostname of the accessing computer
  • time of server request

This data cannot be linked to specific individuals. This data will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to verify this data retroactively should we become aware of any specific indication of any unlawful use of our website.

Contact form

If you send enquiries by way of our contact form, the information contained on this, including the contact details stated by you, shall be stored by us for the purpose of processing your request and for possible follow-up questions. We shall not forward this data without your consent. To protect it against access by third parties, the data shall be SSL-encrypted prior to being sent.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider of this service 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 and enable an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymization

We have enabled IP anonymisation on this website. This means that Google truncates your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting it to the US. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser for the purposes of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other Google data.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; in this case, however, we must point out that not all functions of this website may be available to you in their full capacity. You may also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Opt-out of data collection

You can prevent your data being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie, which prevents your data from being collected when you visit this website in future: Disable Google Analytics
You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s Data Privacy Policy:


Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube website operated by Google. Operator of the websites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our webpages that has a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server receives information about what pages of our website you visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can directly link your surfing habits to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. You can find more information on how user data is handled in YouTube’s Data Privacy Policy at: code

Right to information, erasure, blocking

You have the right, at any time, to obtain information, free of charge, about the personal data stored about you, the origin and recipients of this data and the purpose for which the data is processed; you also have the right to have this data rectified, blocked or erased. If you have any questions about this or any other questions on the subject of personal data, please feel free to contact us at any time at the address stated in the legal notice on our website.