As a rule, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. If any personal data is collected on our website (for example name, address or e-mail-addresses), if possible this will always be done on a voluntary basis. That data will not be passed on to any third parties without your explicit consent.
We advise you that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. with regard to communication by e-mail) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Flawless protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
We hereby explicitly object to the use by third parties of contact details published in connection with the statutory legal notice obligations to send advertising and information materials which have not been not explicitly requested. The operators of the website explicitly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.
Plug-ins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated into our website. You can identify the Facebook plug-ins through the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to attribute your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies on your use of this website will generally be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However, if the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address in Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area.
In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use that information to assess your use of the website in order to prepare reports on the website activities and to provide other services to the website operator associated with the use of the website and the use of the Internet. The IP address provided by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of the cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie that relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google or the processing of that data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for the integration of advertisements provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called “web beacons” (invisible graphics), which allow information such as the user traffic on this site to be evaluated.
The information generated by the cookies and web beacons on your use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats will be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. That information may be passed on by Google to its contract partners. However, Google will not combine your IP address with any other data stored by you.
You can prevent the installation of the cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, please note that if you do so it may not be possible to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you are declaring that you agree to Google processing the data collected concerning you in the above-mentioned manner and for the above-mentioned purpose.
Recording and passing on of information:
With the aid of the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Through the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you gave +1 for particular content and information on the site that you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1s may be displayed in Google services for information purposes together with your profile name and photograph, for example in search results or in your Google profile or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet.
Google records information on your +1 activities in order to improve its services for you and other people. To be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name selected for the profile. That name will be used in all Google services. In some cases that name may also replace another name that you have used when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have access to other identifying information concerning you.
The use of the recorded information:
Besides the usage purposes explained above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy provisions. Google may publish aggregated statistics on the +1 activities of the users or pass them on to users or partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our website. Those functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “retweet” function, the websites visited by you will be connected to your Twitter account and reported to other users. In this process data will also be transferred to Twitter.
You can adjust your privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.