Liability for content

Although the content of this website has been prepared with our utmost care and diligence, we cannot assume liability for the correctness, completeness and currency of the information provided. According to TMG [German Teleservices Act] Sec. 7 Subsec. 1, we, as a service provider, are responsible under general legislation for our own content as provided on these pages. According to TMG Sec. 8 – 10, however, we are neither responsible for monitoring forwarded or saved information originating from third parties nor required to search for circumstances which would indicate a violation of the law. Obligations under general legislation to remove or block the use of information remain unaffected. Any liability in this respect can, however, only be incurred from the moment that knowledge of the specific breach of law is obtained. Once we become aware of such legal violations we shall remove the respective contents immediately.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to third-party websites, over whose contents we have no influence. We can therefore likewise assume no liability for these external contents. The relevant individual provider or operator of those sites will always bear responsibility for the content of the pages linked to. The linked pages were reviewed for possible legal violations when the links were created. No unlawful contents were in evidence at that time. We cannot be expected to permanently monitor the contents of linked websites in the absence of any concrete indications of a breach of the law. However, should any legal violations become known to us, we shall remove such links immediately.


The page content and material created by the website operators are subject to German copyright law. Copying, processing, distributing and any kind of use outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the corresponding author or compiler. Copies and downloads of this site are permitted only for private use, not for commercial purposes. Where contents of this site were not created by the site operator, the copyrights of third-parties have been respected. In particular, content created by third parties is identified as such. If you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we request that you notify us accordingly. Should such legal violations become known to us, we shall remove content of this kind immediately.

The responsible authority for data processing is GERCHGROUP AG, Cecilienpalais, Emmericher Straße 26, 40474 Düsseldorf, CEO: Mathias Düsterdick, Managing Board: Christoph Hüttemann.

Collection, processing and utilization of personal data

You can visit our website without providing any personal details. We merely store access data which are not personally identifiable, such as the name of your Internet service provider, the web page you have come from to visit our website, or the name of the file you have requested. These data are assessed exclusively for the purpose of improving our services and cannot be traced back to you. Personal data will only be collected if you voluntarily notify us within the scope of your order, opening a customer account or registering for our newsletter. We use the data provided by you without your separate consent exclusively for the fulfillment and processing of your order. Upon complete processing of the contract and full payment of the purchase price, your data will be blocked for further use and deleted after expiration of the statutory tax and commercial storage periods unless you have expressly agreed to the further use of your data. When you register for the newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes with your approval until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time. We store and process all customer data considering the relevant regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Teleservices Act (TMG).

Web analyses

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files which are stored on your computer and permit an analysis of your use of the website. The data generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website are normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where they are then stored. In the event of IP anonymization being activated on this website, Google will however first shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. As commissioned by the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compose reports about website activities and provide the website operator with further services connected with website utilization and internet utilization. Within the context of Google Analytics, Google will not combine the IP address provided by your browser with other data.

You can prevent cookies being installed by selecting the appropriate browser settings; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to access the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google acquiring data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and also prevent Google processing these data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can find further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data protection at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).