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Data privacy

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the legal data privacy regulations as well as with this data privacy statement.

The use of our website is usually possible without entering personal data. Insofar as personal data (for example, name, address or email address) is collected on our pages, this occurs, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. during email communication) may be associated with security gaps. It is not possible to ensure that data is completely protected from third-party access.

 

Cookies

These Internet pages partially use cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our Internet services more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and which your browser stores.

Most of the cookies used by us are “session cookies”. These are deleted automatically after your visit to the website has ended. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the placing of cookies, that you only permit cookies on a case-by-case basis, that you accept certain cookies or that you generally exclude them. In addition, you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing your browser. By deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

 

Server log files

The provider of these pages automatically collects and saves information in server log files, which you browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes the:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server inquiry

This data is not assignable to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if concrete indications of unlawful use become known to us.

 

Contact form

Should you send inquiries to us using the contact form, the data you provide in the inquiry form, including the contact data you enter, will be stored by us for processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

 

Newsletter data

If you would like to obtain the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address as well as information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you are in agreement with the receipt of the newsletter. Additional data is not collected. We use this data only for the distribution of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The consent given for storing the data, email address and the use thereof to distribute the newsletter can be withdrawn by you at anytime via the “De-register” link in the newsletter.

 

Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files which are saved on your computer and which enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

More information on the handling of user data at Google Analytics may be found in the data privacy statement from Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser plugin

A setting in your browser software allows you to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent Google from acquiring the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Objection to data acquisition

You can prevent the acquisition of your data on the part of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the acquisition of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

Contract data processing

We have concluded an agreement on contract data processing with Google and fully implement the strict provisions of the German data protection authority during the use of Google Analytics.

IP anonymization

We use the “Activate IP Anonymization” function on this website. By means of this function, your IP address will be shortened in advance by Google within the member states of the European Union and in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and to render additional services to the website operator regarding website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be collated with other data from Google.

 

Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Our pages contain plugins of the social network Facebook – provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of Facebook plugins may be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our pages, the plugin will generate a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you 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 contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. In this way, Facebook can allocate the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, receive no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data nor on the use thereof by Facebook. Further information on this may be found in the data privacy statement from Facebook at:  http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish for Facebook to allocate the visit to our pages to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

 

Data privacy statement for the use of Twitter

Twitter services are incorporated into our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites which you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made known to other users. In this way, data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, receive no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data nor on the use thereof by Twitter. Further information on this may be found in the data privacy statement from Twitter at: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data privacy settings at Twitter in your account settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings ändern.

 

Data privacy statement for the use of Google+

Our pages use functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Acquisition and forwarding of information: With the aid of the Google+ button, you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google+ button you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have given a certain website content +1 as well as information on the page which you looked at when clicking on +1. Your +1 together with your profile name and your photo may be faded into Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and in advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information on your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you require a Google profile which is visible and public worldwide and which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may be replaced by another name which you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the acquired information: Besides the intended usage outlined above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the current Google data privacy regulations. Google may publish summarized statistics on the +1 activities of users or it may pass on these statistics to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

 

Data privacy statement for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages that is equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube will be generated. The YouTube server will also be informed which of our pages you visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to allocate your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information on the handling of user data may be found in the data privacy statement of YouTube: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

 

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to provide protection during the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries which you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection when the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data which you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

 

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at anytime to free information on your stored personal data, the origin and recipients thereof and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correcting, blocking or deleting this data. To do this and to ask any other question relating to personal data, you can contact us at anytime at the address given in the “Legal” section.