Data Protection Statement

The responsible party pursuant to the laws of data protection is:

Prof. Dr. Manfred Loimeier
Waldparkstr. 29
68163 Mannheim

Collection of general data

If you access my website, information of a general nature will automatically be collected. This data (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser and operating system you use, the domain name of your internet service provider, and the like. This involves only information which does not permit you to be identified as an individual. This information is necessary for technical reasons, to permit the contents you request to be downloaded correctly from the websites and is mandatory for use of the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind will be analyzed by us statistically, so that we can optimize my Internet presence and the technology behind it.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. Through these, I automatically obtain certain data, such as your IP address, the browser you are using, your computer’s operating system, and your link to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to load programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies makes it easier for you to navigate and enables my websites to be correctly displayed.

In no case will the data we have obtained be passed on to others, nor will a link containing personal data be created without your permission.

As a rule, of course, you can also view my website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly adjusted so that they can accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time by changing your browser’s settings. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to learn how you can change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Registration on our website

When you register to use our personalized services, certain personal data will be collected, such as your name, address, contact and communication data, including your telephone number and email address. Once you have registered with us, you can access contents and services that I only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting at any time the data provided when registering. Of course, I will provide information to you at any time regarding your personal data that we have stored. I will gladly correct or delete these upon your request, assuming there is no legal obligation to store them. To contact us in this regard, please use the contact data provided at the end of this data protection declaration.

SSL encryption

To ensure the protection of your data when they are transmitted, I use encryption processes in line with current state-of-the-art technology (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Comments function

When users leave comments in the blog, these will be stored along with the time they are posted and the user name previously selected by the website visitor. This provides security for us, as we can be held responsible for illegal contents on our website, even if these are posted by users.


When you subscribe to our Newsletter, the data you provide will be used for this purpose only. Under certain circumstances, however, subscribers can also receive information by email as are relevant for this service or for registration (such as changes in the Newsletter offer or technical matters).

For a valid registration, I need a valid email address. To verify that a registration is in fact being made by the holder of an email address, I use the “double opt-in” process. For this purpose, I record the ordering of the Newsletter, sending of a confirmation email, and receipt of the hereby requested answer. No other data will be collected. The data will be used solely for sending the Newsletter and will not be passed on to any third party.

You can retract at any time your permission for retention of this data and their use for sending the Newsletter. You will find a link for this purpose in every Newsletter. Furthermore, you can unsubscribe right on this website at any time or inform us of your wish to do so by using the contact information given at the end of this data protection notice.

Contact form

If you contact us through email or the contact form, the information you provide will be used to process your request and for any additional subsequent questions.

Deletion or blocking of data

I adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. I therefore store your personal data only as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined here or as is necessary to adhere to the various storage periods required by law. When the purpose no longer applies or after the applicable periods of time have elapsed, the data involved will be blocked or deleted routinely and in line with the legal requirements.

Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)

So that my contents can be correctly shown and attractively displayed graphically on all common browsers, we use script and font libraries such as Google Webfonts ( on this website. To prevent multiple downloads, Google Webfonts will be transferred to the cache of your browser. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts or blocks such access, the contents will be shown in a standard font.

The retrieval of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is therefore theoretically possible – although it is currently also unclear whether and for what purposes – for operators of relevant libraries to access data.

You can find the data protection guidelines of the library operator Google here:

Use of Adobe Typekit

I use Adobe Typekit for the visual design of my website. Typekit is a service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. that grants us access to a font library. To integrate the fonts we use, your browser must establish a connection with a server of Adobe in the USA and download the font needed for our website. Adobe thus receives the information that our website has been retrieved from your IP address. You will find further information on Adobe Typekit in the data protection information from Adobe, which you can access here:

Your rights to information, rectification, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to receive at any time information regarding the personal data about you that we store. You also have the right to rectify, to block, or, apart from the data retention that is required for business transactions, to delete your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer to do so. You will find the contact data at the very bottom.

To ensure that data can be blocked at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can also ask for the data to be deleted, as long as there is no legal archiving requirement. If no such obligation exists, we will block your data at your request.

You can make changes or withdraw your permission through an appropriate notification to us, to take effect in the future.

Changes in our data protection provisions

We reserve the right to adjust this data protection statement from time to time, to ensure that the data protection statement will always fulfill legal requirements and reflect changes to our services, such as when new services are introduced. For your subsequent visit, the new data protection statement will then apply.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have questions regarding data protection, please send an email to us or send an email directly to:

Prof. Dr. Manfred Loimeier
Waldparkstr. 29
68163 Mannheim

An exception according to § 4f BDSG applies, whereby we are not obligated to name a data protection officer if, as a rule, nine persons at most are involved in the automated processing of personal data on an ongoing basis (§ 4f Abs. 1 S. 4 BDSG). As we are not required to name a data protection officer, Prof. Dr. Manfred Loimeier, as an independent small entrepreneur, will serve as the person to address.

The data protection statement was created with the Datenschutzerklärungs-Generator der activeMind AG.