The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to legal requirements and this privacy statement.
Using our website is usually possible without transmitting personal data. In cases where our website raises personal data (for example name, address or e-mail address), this happens, as far as possible, on a voluntary opt-in basis. This data is not handed to third parties without your express consent.
We want to point out that the transmission of data over the Internet (for example when communicating by e-mail) can have security issues. While striving to protect data against access by third parties, it is not possible to guarantee that no such third party will ever have access to it.
On our website, we integrate plugins of the social network "Facebook", its provider being Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You recognize these Facebook plugins on our website by their Facebook logo resp. as the "Like button" (German: "Gefällt mir"). You can get an overview of Facebook plugins at: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This way, Facebook gets the information that a computer with your current IP address visited our website. If you click the Facebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link to our website from your Facebook profile. This way, Facebook can associate your visit to our website with your Facebook user account. We want to point out that we as provider of this website have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook, and of their processing at Facebook. You find further information about this in the Facebook privacy statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.
This website uses functionality of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". Cookies are text files which are saved to your computer and allow to analyse how you used our website. Usually, the information generated with the help of the cookie about how you use our website is transferred to a server of Google in the USA, and stored there.
You can find more information about the use of user data in Google Analytics in Google's privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Browser plugin. You can prohibit the storing of cookies by an appropriate configuration of your browser software; we point out however that in this case, you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent that the data created with the help of the cookie (which is related to how you use this website and contains your IP address) is transferred to and processed at Google. To do so, download and install the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
IP anonymization. We use the feature "activate IP anonymization" on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened, by Google but within member states of the European Union or other member states which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. As commissioned by the provider of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of this website, to create reports about activities on this website, and to provide other services to the provider of this website, which are connected to the use of this website and Internet use in more general. The IP address, transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics, will not be combined with other data available at Google.
Objecting to the use of your data. You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This will create an opt-out cookie, preventiing the collection of your data during your future visits of this website: deactivate Google Analytics.
On our website, we include functionality of the service "Twitter". This functionality is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and esp. its "retweet" function, the websites you visited will be associated with your Twitter account and shared with other users. This also involves transmitting data to Twitter. We want to point out that we as provider of this website have no
knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to, and of
their processing at Twitter. You find further information about this in
the Twitter privacy statement at
You can adapt your privacy settings at Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
At all times, you have the right to obtain information for free about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of their processing. You also have a right to correction, blocking and deletion of your personal data. In this matter, and with all other questions concerning personal data, you can at all times contact us using the contact options given in the imprint.
Most of the cookies that we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit to our website. Other cookies are saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you visit our website next time.
You can configure your browser in such a way that you will be notified when cookies are saved, or to allow cookies only in individual cases, or to refuse accepting cookies under certain conditions or in all cases. You can also configure your browser to automatically delete cookies when you close the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
The provider of this website automatically raises and saves some information in so-called server log files, as collected and automatically transferred to us by you browser. These data items are:
This data cannot be associated with individual persons. We do not combine this data with other data sources. We reserve the right to scrutinize this data after collection if we get to know specific indications for unlawful use of our website.
When you send us requests using our contact form, we save the date entered by you into the contact form, including your contact data. This is done to allow us to process your request and potential follow-up requests. We do not share this data with third parties without your consent.