Data protection

Important legal information

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before continuing. Any person who accesses the TVS website acknowledges that they agree to the following terms and conditions.

Copyright and trademark rights

It is permissible to download, save, print or copy by other methods individual pages and/or sections of the website for personal or internal business purposes provided no copyright symbols or other legally protected names are removed. All rights of ownership and use remain the property of the TVS. This consent can be revoked at any time. Reproduction (in full or in part), transmission (electronically or by other means), alteration, linking or use of the information and services of any kind on the website for public or commercial purposes are not permitted without the prior written consent of the TVS.

No guarantee of accuracy

The TVS accepts no liability for the accuracy, completeness, topicality and functionality of the information in the pages of this website. The TVS explicitly accepts no liability for the content or functionality of any websites accessed via the website (for example through hyperlinks). The TVS also explicitly accepts no liability for errors, occurrences or similar outcomes resulting from incorrect or misinterpreted information contained in this website. Announcements, dates and information are subject to change without notice and are provided without any guarantee.

Links to other websites

The website contains links to the websites of third parties that may be of interest to you. Activating these links may cause you to leave the website or may cause content from third-party websites to be displayed from within the website. TVS has no control over links to external websites and cannot under any circumstances be held responsible or liable for their content or operation. This applies regardless of whether you leave the website by activating a link or information from an external site appears on the website, even if in the latter case the publisher of the information on the external site cannot be immediately identified. Activating links and viewing external websites is entirely at the user’s own risk.

Data protection

At the TVS, we take data protection very seriously. As a visitor to the website, you decide which personal data you are willing to disclose to us. However, we wish to call your attention to the fact that by visiting our website and reading the newsletter you automatically provide us with information which enables us to determine how visitors use our website and newsletter and which information and offers they find particularly interesting To the extent that such services are provided by third parties, we will not pass your data on to the service providers concerned. Otherwise, we will keep your data confidential and only process it ourselves in an anonymised form. We process data strictly for the purpose of giving individual information to our customers and meeting their interests and needs as well as for our own statistical purposes. Data processing helps us tailor our website to the needs of users. We also process data for marketing analysis. Any other use of your personal particulars, in particular their sale to third parties, is expressly excluded.

Tracking data

For page optimisation and statistical purposes, we collect so-called tracking data that provides infor-mation about users’ browsing behaviour. The way we collect this tracking data for Google Analytics does not allow the identification of individual users. This data cannot be related to identifiable individuals.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analyt-ics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on the user’s computer and that allow us to analyse how they use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google uses this information to evaluate the way you use the website, compile reports on website activities for the website operator and provide other services related to website activity and internet use. Google may also share this information with third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will never associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can change your browser settings to prevent cookies from being stored; however, we draw your attention to the fact that, in this case, you may find that you are unable to make full use of the functions on our website. Furthermore, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and related to your use of this website as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available at the following link: You will find more information about this at and under “General information about Google Analytics and data protection”. The data is kept for 26 months and then automatically and irrevocably deleted.

IP anonymisation

We have activated IP anonymisation on this website. This means that, if you reside in a Member State of the European Union or another country party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, Google will truncate your IP address before it is forwarded to the USA. The full IP address will only be sent to Google servers in the USA to be truncated in exceptional cases. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate how you use the website, compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and internet use. The IP ad-dress sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not linked to any other data held by Google.


Cookies are small data files which a website may send to your browser to improve your experience when accessing database systems. However, you can set your browser so that it informs you when you receive a cookie or automatically rejects it. You can therefore decide for yourself whether or not you wish to accept cookies.

Contact form and e-forms

The contact form and e-forms are sent to the TVS as emails. The sender’s IP address and other data are not saved.

Right to information, deletion and blocking

You have a right to obtain information at no cost and at any time relating to your stored personal data, its origin and recipient of the data and the purpose of data processing and you also have the right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address shown in the legal notice to do this and to ask us any other questions you may have about personal data.

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