PRIVACY POLICY

Data protection

Our website can generally be used without giving any personal data. In so far as personal data are collected (such as name, postal/email address), this will, wherever possible, be on a voluntary basis. We will not forward personal data to third parties without your express consent.

Please be aware that the security of data sent via the Internet (e.g. by e-mail) cannot be guaranteed. Complete protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

Third parties are expressly prohibited from using the contact data published in the obligatory legal notice (Impressum) for sending advertising and information that has not been expressly requested. The website operator expressly reserves the right to take legal action if such unsolicited material is sent, for example in spam mails.

Privacy policy concerning 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 analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if the IP anonymization option is enabled on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the European Union member states, or other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, prior to transmission.

Only under exceptional circumstances is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. Google will use this information, on behalf of this website’s operator, to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to supply further services associated with website and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage 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. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection of data generated by the cookie, relating to your use of the website (including your IP address), and Google’s processing of such data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Privacy policy concerning the use of Facebook plugins (“Like” button)

Our website uses plugins provided by the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. For an overview of all Facebook plugins, go to: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This informs Facebook that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our site to your account. We would like to point out that, as the website operator, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit on our website to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy policy concerning the use of Google +1

Collection and dissemination of data:
The Google +1 button is a way for you to share information publicly with the world. The Google +1 button enables you and other users to receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have given for +1 content, as well as information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1s may appear to others as an annotation with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google will record information about your +1 activity in order to provide you and other users with a better experience of 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. This name will be used across all Google services and in some cases may replace another name you’ve used when sharing content via your Google Account. Your Google Profile identity may be displayed to people who know your e-mail address or other identifying information.

Use of the collected information
In addition to the above-described uses, the information you provide to us is also used in compliance with the currently valid Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish aggregate statistics related to users’ +1 activity or share these statistics with other users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or connected websites.

Privacy policy concerning the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated in our website. These functions 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 web pages that you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made public to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter.

We would like to point out that, as the website operator, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. For more information, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

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

Information, deletion, blocking

You are entitled at any time to request information, free of charge, as to what personal data about yourself is stored, its origin, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing. In addition, you have a right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. To request such information, or for any other queries concerning personal data, please feel free to contact us via the address of the website operator specified in the legal notice (Impressum).