It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal information. Any personal data collected on our pages (e.g. name, address or email address) is provided by users on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that transmitting data over the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The use of the contact data published as part of this site’s legal notice by third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The website providers expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the sending of unsolicited advertising materials or spam mails.
The websites make use of so-called cookies. They serve to make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we will need your e-mail address. You can unsubscribe at any time and at no charge by clicking the link at the bottom of each newsletter we send.
Our pages integrate plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, United States). You can identify the Facebook plugin by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” on our page. You will find an overview of Facebook-plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established through the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of our site to your user account. We point out that, as operators of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook and how Facebook uses that data. For more information, please refer to the privacy statement of facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook user account, please first log out from your Facebook account.
Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyze your use of the website. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services relating to the website activity and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address that your browser transmits within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
Privacy Statement for using Google +1
Collection and dissemination of information: The Google +1 button enables you to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button lets you and other users obtain personalised content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you have given via +1, as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your use of +1 can be displayed, along with your name and profile photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites or on online ads.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain, at least, the profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you used when sharing content under your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other information that can identify you.
Use of the information collected: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may release aggregated statistics on the +1 activities of users or forward these findings to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated sites.
Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter
Twitter functions are embedded in our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the ‘re-tweet’ functions, the web pages you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.
Your privacy preferences at Twitter can be modified by going here: http://twitter.com/account/settings.