In general, the use of our website does not require the input of personal data. Should any personal data (for example name, street addresses or e-mail addresses) be collected on our websites, this will always be on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be disclosed to any third parties without your express permission.
We would like to point out that the transfer of data on the Internet (e.g. during e-mail communications) can be fraught with safety gaps. Seamless protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The third-party use of contact data published within the framework of the German legal notices regulations for sending unsolicited advertising and informational materials is hereby explicitly prohibited. The operators of these sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of transmission of unsolicited advertising material, such as spam etc.
DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK PLUG-INS (“LIKE” BUTTON)
Plug-ins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated into our websites. You can identify Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, go to: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to allocate your visit to our websites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook.
DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of how you use the website. Information generated by cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a server run by Google in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory member states of the collaborative alliance through the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a server run by Google in the USA and truncate there. As commissioned by the operator of this website, Google will utilise this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services linked with website and Internet utilisation vis-à-vis the website operator. The IP address transferred within the scope of Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with other of Google’s data.
You can prevent cookies being saved by configuring the corresponding settings on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that, under those circumstances, you will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Moreover, you can prevent data generated by cookies and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) being captured for Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ADSENSE
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense utilises “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of how the website is used. Google AdSense employs what are called Web Beacons (invisible graphics). These Web Beacons may collect information about visitor traffic on these sites.
Information generated by cookies about your use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is usually transferred to a server run by Google in the USA and stored there. This information may be passed on by Google to its contractual partners. Nevertheless, Google will never associate your IP address with any other data stored by you.
You can prevent cookies being installed by configuring the corresponding settings on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that, under those circumstances, you will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. In using this website, you agree that the data about you collected by Google may be processed as described above and for the purpose described above.
DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE +1
Collection and disclosure of data:
The Google +1 button is a way for you to share information publicly with the world. The Google +1 button helps you and others receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the data that you have entered for +1 content as well as information about the site you visited by clicking on +1. Your +1’s may appear to others as an annotation with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or on your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and advertisements on the Internet.
Google will record information about your +1 activities to provide you and other users with a better experience on Google services. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need to have a public Google profile visible to the world, which at a minimum, includes the name you chose for the profile. That name will be used across all Google services. 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 users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Utilisation of the collected data:
DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR THE USE OF TWITTER
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated in our sit. These functions are being offered by Twitter, Inc., Twitter Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function link the websites you visit with your Twitter account and makes this information available to other users. Data are transferred to Twitter in the process as well.
You can modify your Twitter data protection settings in the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.