Data protection

When you use the provider’s website, information about your visit (date, time, pages viewed) may be saved on the server. This data does not fall into the category of personal data; it is anonymised and evaluated only for statistical purposes. This data will not be passed on to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Furthermore, data can be stored on the website user’s computer. This data is called “cookies”, and it is used to make it easier for the user to access the website. However, the user has the option of deactivating this function in their respective web browser. If they do so, however, in some cases they will no longer be able to make full use of the website’s functions. The provider explicitly points out that data transfer via the internet (e.g. by email) may involve security vulnerabilities and can never be 100% safe from access by third parties.

The provider states explicitly that he does not want third parties to use the contact information on the provider identification page – in particular the telephone and fax numbers and the email addresses – for commercial advertising purposes unless the provider has issued his prior written agreement, or unless a business contact already exists. The provider reserves the right to take recourse to legal steps in cases of failure to comply with this request.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the area of the Member States of the European Union or in other states that are members of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operators of the website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address (which is transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics) with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from the collection and analysis of data produced by the cookie and the data relating to your use of this website (including your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link. The current link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Facebook

This website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) by the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins carry a Facebook logo or the label “Social plugin by Facebook” or “Facebook Social Plugin”. You’ll find an overview of the Facebook plugins and how they look here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins

When you access a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and the page is embedded into the website.

By embedding the plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has visited the respective webpage of our website even if you do not have a Facebook user account or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be sent directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the United States and stored there. 

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your Facebook profile. Should you then activate one of the plugins, for example by clicking ‘Like’ or by submitting a comment, this information will also be sent directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also made public on your Facebook profile and shown to your Facebook friends. 
Facebook can use this information for purposes such as advertising, market research and tailored design of the Facebook website. For this purpose, Facebook produces profiles regarding usage, interests and relationships, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements shown to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activity on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data gathered through our webpages to your Facebook account, you should log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
At the following internet address you can find Facebook’s privacy policy with further information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, your relevant rights, as well as on settings for the protection of your privacy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Google +1

Gathering and relaying information:

The Google +1 button is a way for you to share information publicly with the world. The Google +1 button helps you and others receive personalized content from Google and its partners. The fact that you +1’d something will be recorded by Google, along with information about the page you were viewing when you clicked on the +1 button. Your +1’s may appear to others as an annotation with your profile name and photo in Google services (such as in search results or on your Google Profile) or elsewhere on websites and ads on the internet.
Google will record information about your +1 activity in order to provide you and other users with a better experience on Google services. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need to have a public Google Profile visible to the world, which at a minimum includes the name you chose for the profile. That name will be used across Google services and in some cases it may replace another name you’ve used when sharing content under your Google Account. Google may display your Google Profile identity to people who have your email address or other identifying information.

Use of the information collected:

In addition to the above-described uses, the information you provide to us is used subject to Google’s main Privacy Policy. Google may share aggregate statistics related to users’ +1 activity with the public, our users, and partners such as publishers, advertisers, or connected sites. You can find more information here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html