Data protection

Usually, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. The provision of personal data possibly collected on our website (for example name, address or email address) is always voluntary, as far as possible. Such data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

We would point out that there may be security gaps in the case of data transmission via the internet (e.g. in the case of email communication). A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

The use of contact data published within the framework of the duty to provide legal information by third parties in order to send unsolicited advertising and information material is herewith expressly objected to. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam mails.


Data protection statement for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button):

Plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated into our website. The Facebook plugins are recognisable due to the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by the plugin. The plugin makes it known to Facebook that you visited our website from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while being logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our website to your Facebook profile. So, Facebook can track the visit of our website to your user account. We point out that we, being the provider of the website, do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted as well as their use by Facebook. Further information in this respect can be found in the data protection statement of Facebook under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not wish that Facebook is able to track your visit to our websites to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.


Data protection statement 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 saved onto your computer in order to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if the IP anonymisation on this website is activated, your IP address will be shortened within member states of the European Union or in the countries and territories of other signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand.

The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of the website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics with any other data held by 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 avail of all the features of this website. You can also prevent the collection of the data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) created by the Google cookie and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.


Data protection statement for the use of Google Adsense:

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Adsense uses “cookies”, which are text files saved onto your computer in order to help the website analyse how users use the site. Google AdSense uses also so-called web beacons (invisible images). Through these web beacons, information such as the visitor traffic will be evaluated on these pages.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons on this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. This information can be passed on from Google to contractors of Google. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by you.

You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to avail of all the features of this website. By using this site, you agree to the processing of collected data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.


Data protection statement for the use of Google +1:

Collection and dissemination of information:
By means of the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you entered for a piece of content +1 as well as information concerning the page you were visiting when you clicked on +1. Your +1’s can be shown as notes together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or in other places on websites and in ads on the Internet.
Google records information on your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected:
In addition to the above-described uses, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection/privacy policies. Google may publish aggregate statistics regarding the +1 activities of users or disclose these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.


Data protection statement for the use of Twitter:

Our pages incorporate functions of the service Twitter. These functions are offered by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the „Re-Tweet“ function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In the process, data are transmitted to Twitter, as well.

We point out that we, being the provider of the website, do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted as well as their use by Twitter. For more information please see the Twitter data protection/privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter by accessing your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.


Information, deletion, blocking:

You are entitled, at any time, free of charge, to request details of personal data we have stored, including their origin and third parties who have received these data, the purpose of data processing, as well as having the right to correct, block, or delete these data. On this and any further questions regarding personal data you can at any time contact us via the address of the web operator given in the imprint.