Sect. 1 General

We will process your personal data (e.g. title, name, address, e-mail address, phone number, bank details, credit card number) solely in accordance with the provisions of German privacy laws. The following provisions will inform you of the nature, extent and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data. This privacy policy applies only to our websites. If you are directed to other sites via links on our pages, please familiarise yourself with the respective use of your data there.

Sect. 2 Personal data

Your provided personal data such as name, address, e-mail address are stored for the purpose of contacting you only. If in the following no contractual relationship results, these data are deleted by us again, unless you have explicitly agreed to a storage.

Sect. 3 Comments

There is the possibility of writing comments. For this purpose we request additional input (e.g. names/alias, email address, website) which we use solely for the comment function. The data will not be used for any other purpose and will not be passed to any third party without your express consent.


Sect. 4 More information



Sect. 5 Web Analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, or text files that are stored on your computer to facilitate analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for the website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet usage. If necessary, Google will also transmit this information to third parties, if this is prescribed by law or if a third party is processing this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address to other data stored by Google. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by a setting in your browser software; we would, however, draw your attention to the fact that you might then be unable to make full use of the functions of this website. By using this website, you are stating your consent to the processing of the data obtained about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose. You may revoke your consent to the collection and use of your IP address by Google Analytics at any time, with effect for the future. More details can be found at: optout

This website uses Google Analytics with the “anonymizeIP()” add-on, which processes the IP addresses of site visitors only in shortened form to exclude direct personal identification.

Sect. 6 Social Plugins

(1) We use Social Plugins from, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the addition of “Facebook Social Plugin”. If you click on the “Like” button or enter a comment, the corresponding information is sent directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Details on the handling of your personal data by Facebook and your relevant rights can be found in the privacy policy: Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to collect information about you via our web pages, you should log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can prevent the storing of Facebook Plugins also with add-ons for your browser completely, e.g. with the „Facebook blocker“ (Facebook).


(2) In connection with Twitter and the Re-Tweet functions, we use the so-called “Social Plugins” from, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you use the Re-Tweet functions, the web pages you visit will be disclosed to third parties and linked to your Twitter account. For details on the use of your data by Twitter as well as on your rights and setting options to protect your personal data, please see the privacy policy: Twitter. If you do not like the fact that Twitter directly assigns the data collected over our web appearance to your Twitter account you must out-log on Twitter before your visit of our website. You can prevent the storing of Twitter Plugins also with add-ons for your browser completely, e.g. with the script blocker (NoScript).


(3) On our website we use so-called “Social Plugins” of the social network Google+, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, the USA (“Google”). The Plugins are recognizable e.g. on buttons with the indication “+1” on white or colored background. An overview of Google Plugins and their appearance you find here. If you call a side of our web appearance, which such Plugin contain, your browser develops a direct connection to the servers of Google. Contents of the Plugins are conveyed by Google directly to your browser and merged into the side. By the integration Google receives the information that your browser called the appropriate side of our web appearance, even if you possess no profile with Google+ or are not logged in with Google+. This information (including your IP-address) is conveyed by your browser directly to a server of Google into the USA and stored there. If you are logged in with Google+, Google can assign directly the visit of our website to your Google+ profile. If you interact with the Plugins, for example operate the “+1” – button, the appropriate information will be conveyed directly to a server by Google and stored there. In addition the information is published on Google+ and is shown to your contacts on Google+. Purpose and range of the data acquisition and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your relevant rights and attitude possibilities for the protection of your privacy you please take from the privacy statements of Google. If you do not like the fact that Google directly assigns the data collected over our web appearance to your profile on Google+ you must out-log on Google+ before your visit of our website with Google+. You can prevent the loading of Google Plugins also with add-ons for your browser completely.


Sect. 7 Newsletter

When you subscribe to the newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for the company’s advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time. You have grant the following explicit consent separately or possibly during the purchase process: Subscribe to the newsletter

Your consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. If you do not want to receive the newsletter any longer, you can unsubscribe as follows: By a log-out link in the newsletter

Sect. 8 Information


According to the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG, German Federal Privacy Act) you have the right to obtain information on the data stored about you and the right to correct, block or delete these data.



Responsible for data processing:
Pro Heraldica Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft für Heraldik und Genealogie mbH
Julius-Hölder-Str. 45, 70597 Stuttgart
70597 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 72061-0



Contact details of our data protection officer:
Julius-Hölder-Str. 45, 70597 Stuttgart
70597 Stuttgart



Document produced and updated by janolaw AG.