As a rule, it is possible to use this website without providing any personal data. Insofar as any personal data (for example your name, address or e-mail address) are collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. Such data will not be handed over to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that data transfer over the Internet (e.g. communicating via e-mail) can involve vulnerabilities in terms of security. It is not possible to provide flawless protection of data from third-party access.
We hereby expressly forbid the use by third parties of any contact data published within the framework of our obligation to provide a legal notice for the sending of any advertising or informational materials that has not been expressly requested. The operator of the websites expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in case of any unrequested sending of advertising materials, for example via spam e-mails.
Data Privacy Statement
Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (“Like” button)
Our websites integrate plugins from the Facebook social network, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognise these Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our websites. Please check this page for an overview of Facebook plugins: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This means that Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website with your particular IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can connect the contents of our websites to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to link your visit to our websites to your user account. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that, as providers of the websites, we do not receive any information regarding the content of any data transferred or how they are used by Facebook. You will find more information about this in Facebook’s Data Use Policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to connect your visit to our websites to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Data 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 "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, should you activate IP anonymisation on this website, then your IP address will first be truncated within member states of the European Union or in other member states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. Google will not associate the IP address communicated by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.
Collection and transfer of information:
Using the Google +1 button, you can publish information all over the world. The Google +1 button allows you and other users to receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have provided as content for +1 and information about the website that you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be integrated, together with your profile name and photo, into Google Services, such as search results or into your Google profile, or into other locations on the website and into online adverts.
Google displays information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and for others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you will need a public Google profile that is visible the world over, which must include at least the name selected for the profile. This name will be used for all Google Services. In many cases, this name can also replace a different name that you may have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know our e-mail address, or who have access to other information that identifies you.
Use of Information collected
Aside from the uses outlined above, any information you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google data protection provisions. Google may publish statistics collected regarding the +1 activities of users, or may transfer these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected websites.
Data privacy statement regarding the use of Twitter
Our websites integrate functionalities connected to Twitter. These functionalities are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and broadcast to other users. This process also involved data being transferred to Twitter.
You can modify your privacy settings on Twitter by accessing your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
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