Data Protection

The use of our website is usually possible without specifying personal information. If any personal data (such as your name, address or e-mail address) is collected, this is done on a voluntary basis whenever possible. This personal data is never shared with third parties without your express consent.

We point out that any data transmission over the Internet (such as communication by e-mail) has security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to provide complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties.

The use of our published contact data by third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby explicitly prohibited. The site operators reserve the right to legal action in case of unsolicited advertising, such as spam e-mails.

Privacy Policy for the Use of Facebook Plugins
(Like Button)

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see:

http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. As providers of this website, we have no knowledge about the contents of the transmitted data or its use through Facebook.

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:

http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

Privacy 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 placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. 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.

In case IP-anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.  Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated 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 use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Privacy Policy for the Use of Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, an advertisement service of Google Inc.(“Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses so-called “Web Beacons” (invisible images). Web Beacons enable information such as visitor traffic on the website to be collected and analyzed.

The information about your usage of the website generated by the cookies and/or Web Beacons (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Google can use this information to analyze your usage of this website regarding the advertisements displayed and to create reports about the website activities and advertisements for the website operator and to provide further services connected with the website and internet usage. Google may transmit this information to third parties, however, Google will not include your IP address together with other data saved by you.

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by changing your browser settings; however, note that in this case you might not be able to use all of this website’s functionality. By using this website, you agree to the usage of the data collected by Google as described above.

Privacy Policy for the Use of Google +1

Collection and Distribution of Information:

You can use the Google +1 button to share information worldwide. The Google +1 button allows you and other users to receive personalized content from Google and its partners. Google saves information about what you recommended using the +1 button, as well as information about the web page on which you found the content. You can share your +1 recommendations alongside your profile name and photo in Google services such as search results, your Google profile, or in other places on websites and Internet advertisements.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you must have a publicly visible Google profile that includes, at a minimum, a name selected for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or who possess other identifying information about you.

Use of Collected Information:

In addition to the uses described above, the data you provide may be used according to the valid Google privacy policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics about the +1 activities of users, or may transmit these to users or partners such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliated websites.

Privacy Policy for the Use of Twitter

Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “retweet” function, the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.

We point out that we as providers of the sites have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and the use through Twitter. For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of Twitter at
http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy preferences at Twitter in your account settings under
http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right, at any time, to obtain information free of charge concerning your stored personal data, the origin and recipients thereof, the purpose of data processing as well as the right to have the data changed, blocked or deleted. Please do not hesitate to contact us at the website operator’s address provided in the Imprint at any time if you have any questions concerning same or if you have further questions regarding your personal data.

Sources: eRecht24eRecht24 Facebook DatenschutzerklärungGoogle Analytics DatenschutzerklärungeRecht24 Datenschutzerklärung Google AdsenseDatenschutzerklärung für Google +1Datenschutzerklärung Twitter