Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data in a confidential manner and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations, as well as this data protection declaration.

As a rule, it is possible to use our website without the need to input personal information. If personal information is collected on our pages (for example name, address or e-mail addresses), this is performed on a voluntary basis, wherever possible. This data is not forwarded to third parties without your express agreement.

We wish to point out that the transfer of data on the internet may result in security loopholes (e.g. in the communication of e-mails). The seamless protection of data against third-party access is not possible.

 

Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated in our pages. Facebook plugins can be recognised via the Facebook logo or the „Like button“ on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information from this that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook Like button whilst you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to connect the visit to our site to your user account. We wish to point out that, as provider of the site, we receive no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted, as well as its use by Facebook. Further information regarding this can be found in the data protection declaration of Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to collate the visit to our site to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

 

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of the website. As a rule, the information regarding your use of the website is sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

In the event of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website your IP address will be abbreviated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to generate reports regarding website activity for the website operator and to provide further services associated with the website utilisation and internet utilisation. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other data of Google.

You may prevent the saving of the cookies via a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we expressly point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you may also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and relating to 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 under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Data protection declaration for the use of Google +1

Our site uses functions of Google +1. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Gathering and forwarding of information: with the aid of the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have provided for content +1 as well as information about the site that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 can be displayed, together with your profile name and photo, in Google services such as search results or in your Google profile, or in other areas on websites and advertisements on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button you require a globally-visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also be replaced with another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collated: in addition to the purposes detailed above, the information that you provide is also used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection terms. Google may publish summarised statistics of the +1 activities of the users or pass these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.

 

Data protection declaration for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated website YouTube. Operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a site equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the servers of YouTube. This involves the YouTube server being informed of which of our sites you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly assign your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information regarding the use of user data can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

 

Cookies
The internet sites utilise so-called cookies in some cases. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer via your browser.

Most cookies used are so-called „session cookies“. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are placed and to only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude acceptance of cookies for specific cases or generally and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The deactivation of cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

 

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your details from the contact form, including the contact details stated there, will be saved by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and event of follow-up questions. This data will not be forwarded without your authorisation.

 

Objection to advertising e-mails

The use of contact details published in the scope of the obligation to provide legal information for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the sites reserve the right to take express legal action in the case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as in the form of spam mails.

 

Newsletter data

If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require from you an e-mail address as well as information that enables us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address stated and agree to receipt of the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for the sending of the information requested and do not forward it to third parties.

The authorisation granted to save data, the e-mail address and its use to send the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example using the „unsubscribe“ link in the newsletter.

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