Privacy Policy

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. If personal information (such as name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our sites, this always takes place, insofar as is possible, on a voluntary basis. This information will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We wish to point out that the transmission of data over the Internet (e.g. with communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is impossible.

The use of the contact data published as a part of the imprint obligation by third parties to send unsolicited advertisements and informational materials is hereby expressly excluded. The operators of the sites reserve the right to take express legal steps in the case of unsolicited promotional information, such as through spam e-mail.

Privacy Policy for use of Facebook plugins (the Like Button)

The plugins for the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated into our website. The Facebook plugin you can recognize with the Facebook logo or the “Like Button” (“Like”) on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by means of the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our site from 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 to our site to your user account. We must 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 see Facebook’s data protection statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Data Protection Policy for the Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer to help analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within 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 transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, for compiling reports on website activity, and for providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. Google will not link the IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, we should like to point out that if you do this, you may not be able to access all functions provided on this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) being passed to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

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” function, 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.

We should like to point out that, as operators of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Twitter or how Twitter uses that data. For more information on Twitter’s privacy policy, please go to http://twitter.com/privacy.

To modify your privacy preferences on Twitter, go to: http://twitter.com/account/change settings.

Source: Datenschutzerklärung from eRecht24, the internet law portal of attorney Sören Siebert, eRecht24 Facebook Datenschutzerklärung, Datenschutzerklärung für Google Analytics, Datenschutzerklärung Twitter