The use of our website generally takes place without needing to disclose any personal information. The collection of any such personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address), as far as possible, occurs on a purely voluntary basis. Data shall not be passed on to third parties without the express consent of the user. However, please note that transmitting data over the Internet (e.g. by e-mail) does pose security risks. Therefore, it is impossible to completely safeguard data from access by third parties. The use of contact details published in the imprint for the purpose of transmitting unsolicited advertising and informational material is strictly prohibited. The site operators reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising, such as spam e-mails.  



Data protection policy

Data protection policy for the use of Facebook plugins (“Like” buttons)

This website integrates plug-ins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). These plug-ins can be identified by the Facebook logo or by the “Like“ button. A list of plug-ins can be found at http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit one our website, your browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook server. This allows Facebook to receive information with your IP address that you have visited our website. If you click the “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you link the content on our site to your Facebook profile. Facebook is then able to allocate your visit to our site to your account. Please note that as the operator of the website, we receive no information regarding the nature of the data sent to Facebook or how it is used. Further information regarding Facebook’s data protection policy can be found at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to collect personal data via our website, you must log out of Facebook prior to visiting our website.

Data protection policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files stored on your computer to help analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, should you activate IP anonymization for this website, your IP address is truncated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other states in the European Economic Area which are party to the agreement. Only in exceptional cases is a complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of this website’s owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide the website’s operator with further services related to the use of this website and the Internet. The IP address sent from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. 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. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 

Data protection policy for the use of Google Adsense

This site uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies,” which are text files stored on your computer to help analyze how you use the website. In addition, Google AdSense also uses so-called “web beacons” (small invisible graphics) to collect information. Through the use of these web beacons, simple actions such as user traffic on the website can be evaluated. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacons regarding your use of this website (including your IP-address) and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google may then transmit this information to its contractual partners. Google will not combine your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive via the corresponding setting in your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of your data obtained by Google in the manner and for the purpose as stated above.

Data protection policy for the use of Google +1

The collection and dissemination of data: The Google +1 button is a way for you to publicly share information with the world. The Google +1 button allows you and others to receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores information for which you have given a +1, as well as information about the page you were viewing when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1s may appear to others as an annotation with your profile name and picture in Google services (such as in search results or on your Google profile) or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activity in order to provide you and other users with a better experience from Google services. To use the Google +1 button, you need to have a public Google profile globally visible, which at a minimum includes the name you chose for the profile. This name will be used across Google services and in some cases it may replace another name you’ve used when sharing content under your Google account. Google may display your Google profile identity to people who have your email address or other identifying information. Using the information collected: In addition to the uses stated above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may publish summary statistics on the user’s +1s and transmits them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

Data protection policy for the use of Twitter

Functions from Twitter services are integrated into our webpages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the webpages that you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and made public to other users. Information is also transmitted to Twitter in this way. Please note that as the operator of the website, we receive no information regarding the nature of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. Further information regarding Twitter’s data protection policy can be found at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy protection settings for Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.