Privacy Policy

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) is collected, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data is never transferred to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may involve software vulnerabilities. End-to-end protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is impossible.
The use of contact data made public under the German legal disclosure obligation (Impressumspflicht) by third parties for the sending of unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam emails.
 

Privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins ("Like" button)

 

Our website integrates plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognize the Facebook plugin from the Facebook logo or the "Like Button" on our site. You can find an overview of Facebook plugins here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives information that you have visited our site with your IP address. By clicking on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account. Please note that, as providers of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted nor of its use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to the Facebook privacy policy at www.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.
 

Privacy Statement for the use of Google Analytics

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. In the event of the use of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services to the website operator related to the website and Internet service. The IP address provided by your browser for Google Analytics queries is not aggregated by Google with other data.
You can prevent the storage of the cookie by configuring an appropriate setting in your browser software. We would remind you, however, that if you do so, you may no longer be able to use the full range of functionality as offered by this website. You can also prevent the logging of the data generated by the cookie – as relating to your usage of this website (including your IP address) – by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
 

Privacy Statement for the use of Google Adsense

 

This website uses Google Adsense, a service to embed advertisements that is provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Adsense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable the analysis of your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called "Web Beacons" (invisible images). These Web Beacons can be used to report on information such as visit traffic to this website.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about your use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may choose to share this information with its business partners. Google will not aggregate your IP address with other data stored about you, however.
You can prevent the installation of the cookie by configuring an appropriate setting in your browser software. We would remind you, however, that if you do so, you may no longer be able to use the full range of functionality as offered by this website. By using this website, you give your consent to the processing of the data collected about your visit by Google in the manner described and for the aforementioned purpose.
 

Privacy Statement for the use of Google +1

 

Collecting and sharing of information:You can use the Google +1 button to publish information on a worldwide basis. Via the Google +1 button, you and your users receive personalised content from Google and other partners. Google stores both the information that you have input for a +1 content item as well as the information about the page that you viewed while clicking the +1 button. Your +1 content can be displayed as a notice alongside your profile name and your photo in Google services – such as in search results or on your Google profile page, for example – or in other places on websites and Internet-based ads.Google stores information about your +1 activities so as to improve the services that you and others receive from Google. To be able to use the Google +1 button, you will need a globally-visible, public Google profile, which must include, as a minimum, the name that you have chosen for the profile. This name is used across all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you have used when sharing information about your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have knowledge of other information that personally identifies you.How the collected information is used:Alongside the intended uses as described above, the information that you provide will be used in accordance with the terms of the current Google Privacy Policy. Google may choose to publish consolidated statistics about the +1 activities of its users or may share such statistics with users and partners – such as publishers, advertisers and affiliated websites.
 

Privacy Statement for the use of Twitter

 

Our pages include functionality provided by the Twitter service. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, the websites that you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and other users will also be notified about your visit. This involves data being passed to Twitter.
Please note that, as providers of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted nor of its use by Twitter. For further information, please consult the Twitter Privacy Policy, available from twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter on the account settings page, available from twitter.com/account/settings.
 

Right to information, deletion and blocking

 

You have at all times the right to be informed for free about your stored personal data, its origin and destination and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us on this topic or any other issues concerning personal data at any time by using the website provider contact details provided in the Legal Notice.