data privacy statement

The use of our website is in general possible without providing personal information. The collection of any personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) happens, as far as possible, voluntarily. Without your explicit agreement this data will not be provided to third parties.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) might pose security risks. A complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.

The use of the contact data provided in the imprint by third parties for the transmission of unsolicited advertising and information materials is strictly prohibited. We explicitly reserve the right to use legal actions in case of unsolicited advertising, such as spam e-mails.

Source: Datenschutzerklärung eRecht24

Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plug-ins („Like“ button)

We use social plug-ins from the social network Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook plug-ins on our website can be recognized by way of the Facebook logo or the „Like“ button („I Like“). An overview of the used Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

If you use our website, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your browser to the Facebook server. Facebook then receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook „Like“ button, while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our website to your Facebook profile. Facebook can thereby assign the invocation of our page directly to your Facebook account. We point out that we as owners of this website neither have knowledge about the content of the transmitted data nor the use of them through Facebook.

For details about handling of your personal data, please refer to the data privacy policy of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

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 analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information 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 to the website provider. 
Google will not associate your IP address 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. 
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Data privacy statement for the use of Google Adsense

This website is using Google AdSense, a service for embedding advertisements of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “Cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and through which your usage of our website can be analysed. Furthermore Google AdSense is using so-called Web Beacons, which are invisible graphics. Through these Web Beacons information such as visitor traffic on this website can be analysed.

The information about your usage which is generated with the cookies and Web Beacons (including your IP address) and delivery of advertisements is being transmitted to a server of Google in the US and saved there. This information can be passed on by Google to its contractual partners. Google will not combine your IP address with other saved data from you.

You can prevent the saving of cookies with a corresponding setting of your browser software; we point out that in this case you might not be able to fully use all functions of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of the data gathered about you, by Google, in the aforementioned ways and for the previously described aim.

Data privacy statement for the use of Google +1

Collection and disclosure of information:
Using the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button provides personalized content from Google and their partners to you and other users. Google will store both the information that you have given for a +1 content, as well as information about the page you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be shown as reference along with your name and profile photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the chosen profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you may have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information about you.

Usage of the collected information:
In addition to the above uses the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may publish aggregate statistics on the +1 activities of the users or transmit them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked internet sites.

Data privacy statement for the use of Twitter

We use social plug-ins from Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. If you use Twitter and the „Re-Tweet“ function, the websites visited by you are associated with your Twitter account and announced to third parties. Data then is also transmitted to Twitter

We point out that we as owners of this website neither have knowledge about the content of the transmitted data nor the use of them through Twitter. For details about handling of your personal data, please refer to the data privacy policy of Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy

Your Twitter data privacy settings can be updated in the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.