The operators of these pages take protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your person-related data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data privacy and protection regulations and with this declaration of data protection.
Our website can generally be used without entering person-related data. When person-related data is collected in our site (for example, name, address or email addresses), it is always collected on a voluntary basis insofar as this is possible. This data is not passed on to any third party unless you have specifically consented.
We wish to point out that data transmission in the internet (e.g. communication by email) can have security gaps. Absolutely complete protection of data from access by third parties during data transmission is not possible.
Declaration of Data Protection for Use of Facebook Plugins (“like” button)
Plugins of the Facebook social network (Provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA) have been integrated in our website. You can recognize Facebook plugins as such from 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 out website, the plugin is used to establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This gives Facebook the information that somebody has visited our site from the computer (i.e. your computer) with a particular IP-address. If you now click on the Facebook “like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link contents of our site to your Facebook profile. This lets Facebook associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account. We point out that we, as provider of the pages, receive no knowledge of the contents of the data transmitted to Facebook, and also receive no knowledge of how this data is used by Facebook. Further information about this can be found in Facebook’s declaration of data protection 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, then be sure to log out of your Facebook user account before you visit our site and not to log in to Facebook during your visit to our site
Data Protection Declaration for Use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the Google Analytics, which is a web analysis service. It is offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”. Those are text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible for Google to analyze your use of the website. The information generated through cookies about your use of this website are generally transmitted to and stored on a server of Google in the USA.
However, if IP anonymization is active on this website, Google will only transmit to the USA a version of your IP address which has been shortened in a member state of the European Union or other contracting state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyze your use of our website, to compile reports on website activities, and to render for the website operator further services connected with website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged by Google with any other data.
You can prevent storage of cookies on your computer by setting the appropriate parameters of your browser software; however, as we must point out, then you will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Alternatively, you can prevent capture of and transmission to Google of the data that is generated through the cooky and related to your use of this website (including your IP address), and also prevent processing of this data by Google, in that you download and install the browser plugin available through the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Data Protection Declaration for Use of Google +1
This website uses functions of Google +1. It is offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View CA 94043, USA.
Capture and transmission of information: With the help of the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. Through the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalized contents from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information you have given for contents of +1 and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1’s and your profile name and photograph can be inserted into Google services such as search results or your Google profile or other locations in websites and advertsements in the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a Google profile which can be viewed worldwide and which, as a minimum, must include the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name which you have used to share contents through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users which know your email address or have other identifying information from you.
Use of captured information: In addition to the purposes explained above, the information provided by you is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google publishes statistics, possibly in summary form, about the +1 activities of its users, or passes it on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers and affiliated websites.
Data Protection Declaration for Use of Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA. When you use Twitter and its “re-tweet” function, the web pages you have visited are linked with your Twitter account and made known to other visitors. This also entails transmisstion of data to Twitter. We point out that we, as provider of the pages, receive no knowledge of the contents of the data transmitted to Twitter, and also receive no knowledge of how this data is used by Twitter. Further information about this can be found in Twitter’s data protection declaration at http://twitter.com/privacy.
Our page uses social plugins of the Pinterest social network, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). When you retrieve a page which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The Plugin transmits protocol data to the Pinterest servers in the USA. This protocol data might contain your IP address, the addresses of the websites which you have visited and which likewise contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of your browser, the date and time of your enquiry, how you use Pinterest, and cookies.
Data Protection Declaration for Use of Tumblr
Our pages use push buttons of the Tumblr service. The Tumblr service is offered by Tumblr Inc., 35 East 21st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons make it possible for you to share a contribution or page at Tumblr or to follow its provider. When you retrieve one of our web pages that has a Tumblr button, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Tumblr. We have no influence on the extent of the data which Tumblr collects and transmits with the help of this plugin. According to the current status, the user’s IP address and the URL of the web page being visited are transmitted.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is the stock corporation XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 2932, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. A connection to Xing servers is established with each retrieval of one of our pages which contains Xing functions. As far as we know, this does not entail storage of person-related data. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and usage behaviour is not analyzed.
You have a right, which you may exercise at any time at no cost to you, to information from us about the person-related data of your which we have stored, its origin and recipients, and the purposes of the associated data processing, as well as a right to correction, blocks or deletion of this data. If you have any questions about this or anything else regarding person-related data, you may turn to us at any time under the address given under “Legal Notices”.
Most of the cookies which we use are “session cookies”, which means they are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies stay stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognize your browser as such when you visit our site again.
You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are to be stored, allow cookies only in individual cases, accept cookies in certain cases or generally exclude cookes and activate automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website can be restricted when cookies are deactivated.
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. This information is:
Browser type and version
Operating system in use
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of server enquiry
This data cannot be associated with particular individuals. It is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check it later if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.
If you have enquiries sent to us by means of the contact form, the information we receive from the form, including the contact data you have given there, is stored in our computer so that we can process the enquiry and answer any additional questions you may have later. We do not pass this data to any third party unless we have your consent.
Objection to Advertising Emails
We herewith explicitly object to use of our contact data, which is published as a legally required notice, for sending us unsolicited advertising and informational materials. The operators of these pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal steps against anyone who sends us advertising without being asked to, say through spam emails.
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, then we need an e-mail address from you as well as information which allows us to verify that you are the holder of the email address stated and agree to receive the newsletter. No further data is collected. We use this data solely for the purpose of sending the requested information and do not pass it on to any third party.
Your consent to our storing the email address and related data as well as your consent to its use to send you the newsletter can be withdrawn by you at any time, say by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the Newsletter.