Our Data protections inform about cookies and social networks
The operators of these sites take your personal details very seriously. We will handle your personal details in confidence and in accordance with the legal provisions on data protection and this data privacy statement.
The use of this site is generally possible without providing personal details. As far as personal details are collected on our sites (e.g. name, address, incl. e-mail addresses), this will always be on a voluntary basis wherever possible. These details will not be forwarded to third parties without your permission.
We would like to point out that there may be security holes in data transfer over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). Complete protection of details against third party attack is not possible.
Some of the Internet sites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help to make our service more user friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically once your visit has ended. Other cookies will remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you visit next.
You can adjust your browser to inform you that cookies are being placed and only permit cookies in individual cases, to accept cookies for certain cases or to generally exclude these or to activate the automatic deletion of the cookies when closing the browser. This site’s functionality may be limited if cookies are deactivated.
If you send us requests via the contact form, we will store your personal details from the request form including your contact details provided for the purpose of processing the request and for follow-up questions. We will not pass on these details without your permission.
Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
This site uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer enabling analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this site is generally forwarded to and stored on a Google server in the USA.
In the event of activation of IP anonymization on this site, Google will however use your IP address within the European Union Member States or other Member States of the European Economic Area abbreviated beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this site to evaluate your use of the site, to compile reports on the website activities and for providing other services to the site operator in connection with the use of the site and the Internet. The IP address transferred by Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with other details from Google.
You can adjust your browser software to prevent the storage of cookies; we do however point out to you that you may not be able to use all the site’s functions if you do so. You can also prevent Google from registering the details created by the cookie relating to the use of the site (incl. your IP address) and from the processing of these details by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
You can prevent registration by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed that will prevent the registration of your details for future visits to this site: Deactivating Google Analytics
Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (“Like” button)
Plugins from the social network Facebook, offered by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA are integrated into our sites. You can recognize the Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or the “Like” (“I like”) button on our site. There is an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our sites, a direct connection will be created via the plugin between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will in this way receive the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button when logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our sites to your Facebook profile. This will enable Facebook to allocate the visit to our sites to your user account. We would like to point out that we as the provider of the sites receive no knowledge of the content of the details transferred and their use by Facebook. Further information on this is available in the Facebook data privacy statement under http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate your visit to our sites to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Data privacy statement for the use of Twitter
The functions of the Twitter service are embedded into our sites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the sites you have visited are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Details will then also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that we as the provider of the sites receive no knowledge of the content of the details transferred and their use by Twitter. Further information on this is available in the Twitter data privacy statement under http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your data protection settings on Twitter via the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Data privacy statement for the use of Google +1
Our sites use functions of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Registration of and passing on of information: You can publish information worldwide with the aid of the Google +1 push button. You and other users will receive personalized content from Google and our partners via the Google +1 push button. Google stores both the information that you have provided for +1 content and information on the site that you have seen when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be blended into Google Services as information together with your profile name and your photograph as in the case of search results or in your Google profile or in other places on sites and advertisements on the Internet.
Google lists information on your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 push button, you will require a public Google profile, visible worldwide, which must at least include the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used for all Google services. This name can in many cases also replace another name that you have used when splitting up content relating to your Google account The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information on you.
Use of the information registered: As well as the purposes stated above, the information that you have provided will be used in accordance with the current Google data protection provisions. Google may publish statistics compiled on the users’ +1 activities or pass these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers, or associated sites.