Data protection

Data protection

General use of our website is possible without providing personal data. Where personal data is collected on our site (for example name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), this will always be on a voluntary basis, wherever possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.

We hereby notify you that the transfer of data via the internet (e.g. in the event of e-mail communication) may not be completely secure. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Contact details published by the website operator as part of the operator’s obligations under German law must not be used by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertisements or information. The operators of the website reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam mail.

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

Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) social network plugins are integrated into our pages. The Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our pages. You can find a summary of Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our web pages, a direct link is created via the plugin between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook receives notification that you have visited our web page. This notification includes your IP address. Clicking on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, allows you to link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. In this way, Facebook can associate visits to our pages with your user account. We hereby notify you that, as website providers, we receive no information on the content of the data transferred or its use by Facebook. You will find further information on this in the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

If you do not wish Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy policy governing the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses what are known as "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is typically transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If your IP address is concealed on this site, it will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of these web pages, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and in order to provide further services associated with website use and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other data by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website in full. You can also prevent the capture of data generated by the cookie associated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Privacy policy governing the use of Google +1

Capture and forwarding of information:
Using the Google +1 interface, you can publish information worldwide. Through the Google +1 interface you and other users can receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information you have provided for +1 content, as well as information on the page where you clicked +1. Your +1 information can be displayed as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services such as in search results or in your Google profile or elsewhere on websites and advertisements on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activity in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1interface, you need a public Google profile that must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other information identifying you.

Use of information captured:
In addition to the uses explained above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the current version of Google’s privacy policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics concerning the +1 activities of users or pass such information on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Privacy policy governing the use of Twitter

Our pages include Twitter service functions. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, the web pages visited by you will be linked to your Twitter account and made available to other users. Data will also be transmitted to Twitter.

We hereby notify you that, as providers of the pages, we are not made aware of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Twitter. You will find further information on this subject in the privacy policy of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

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