Imprint and data protection

Website and social media

This legal notice applies to all offers under the domains,, including all subdomains (subpages) and for our presence in the following social media:

  • LinkedIn:
  • Xing:

Information according to $5TMG

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wagenpfeil
    Steinbrink 3
    58509 Lüdenscheid
    Phone: +4923518959895

Responsible for content in the sense of $55 Abs. 2 RStV, youth and data protection officer:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wagenpfeil
    Phone: +4923518959895

Liability for content

The contents of our pages have been created with the greatest care. However, we cannot accept any liability for the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of the content. As a service provider, we are liable pursuant to § 7 para.1 TMG is responsible for its own content on these pages according to the general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, however, we as a service provider are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a specific infringement. As soon as we become aware of such infringements, we will remove this content immediately.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external websites of third parties over whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot accept any liability for this third-party content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. If we become aware of any legal infringements, we will remove such links immediately.

Personal data

Audiovisual media services

Country of domicile: Germany, responsible supervisory authority: North Rhine-Westphalia

This imprint is valid from 01.01.2023

Privacy policy

General information

This privacy policy contains detailed information about what happens to your personal data when you visit our website,, Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. When processing your data, we adhere strictly to the statutory provisions, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and attach great importance to ensuring that your visit to our website is absolutely secure.

Responsible body

The data protection officer responsible for the collection and processing of personal data on this website is

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wagenpfeil
    Steinbrink 3
    58509 Lüdenscheid
    Phone: +4923518959895

Any data subject can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

Access data (server log files):

When you visit our website, we automatically collect and store access data in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are Browser type and browser version of your PC, operating system, date and time of the server request, the IP address currently used by your PC (if necessary in anonymized form).

As a rule, it is not possible for us to make a personal reference, nor is this intended. The processing of such data is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Web analysis tools and advertising

Our website uses the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyze your use of our website. The information generated by cookies about your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is the consent you have given via the cookie consent tool in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.

    1. IP anonymization
      We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
    1. Order processing
      We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
    1. Storage duration
      Data stored by Google at user and event level that is linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymized or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found under the following link:
    1. Objection to data collection
      You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookies and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available under the following link to deactivate Google Analytics: If you delete the cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
    You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy policy: Further information on data protection can be found in Google’s privacy policy:

Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data transmitted, including your contact details, will be stored in order to process your request or to be available for follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.

The data entered in the contact form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can withdraw your consent at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for revocation. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or there is no longer any need to store the data. Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Data use and disclosure

We will not sell or otherwise market the personal data that you provide to us, e.g. by e-mail (e.g. your name and address or your e-mail address), to third parties. Your personal data will only be processed for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you have provided us with the data. In order to process payments, we pass on your payment data to the credit institution commissioned with the payment.

Data that is automatically collected when you visit our website is only used for the aforementioned purposes. The data will not be used for any other purpose.

We assure you that we will not pass on your personal data to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so or you have given us your prior consent.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses an SSL-encrypted connection. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Storage duration

Personal data provided to us via our website will only be stored until the purpose for which it was entrusted to us has been fulfilled. Insofar as retention periods under commercial and tax law must be observed, the storage period for certain data can be up to 10 years.

Validity and amendment of this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies from 01.01.2023. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. This may be necessary, for example, to comply with new legislation or to take account of changes to our website or new services on our website. The version available at the time of your visit applies.

If this Privacy Policy is amended, we intend to post changes to our Privacy Policy on this page so that you are fully aware of what personal information we collect, how we process it and under what circumstances it may be disclosed.