Our website can generally be used without entering personal details. If personal details are collected on our site (e.g. name, address or email addresses), this is done on a voluntary basis whenever possible. These details are not shared with third parties without your express consent.
Please note that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. in email communication) may involve security loopholes. It is not possible to completely protect data from unauthorised access.
Third parties are expressly prohibited from using contact details that were published as part of the mandatory requirement to provide publication details in order to send non-requested advertising and information material. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in case unsolicited advertising material is sent, e.g. through spam mails.
Privacy notice for Facebook plugin (Like button) usage
Plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated into our site. The Facebook plugins on our site can be identified by the Facebook logo or “Like” button. An overview of the Facebook plugins is available here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do want Facebook to be able to link your visit to our site with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Privacy notice for Google Analytics usage
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service run by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files stored on your computer which enable your website usage to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. If IP anonymisation has been enabled on this website, Google will, however, abbreviate your IP address in European Union member states or other states of the European Economic Area beforehand.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and then be abbreviated. Google will use this information on behalf of this website’s operator to analyse your website usage, compile reports on website activities, and render additional website-usage and Internet-usage services for the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly. Please note, however, that this may mean you are unable to use all of this website’s functions to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie relating to your website usage (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Private notice for Google AdSense usage
This website uses Google AdSense, a service run by Google Inc. ("Google") to integrate advertising. Google AdSense uses "cookies", text files stored on your computer which enable your website usage to be analysed. Google AdSense also uses web beacons (invisible graphics), which enable information such as visitor traffic on the website to be analysed.
The information generated by the cookies and web beacons relating to the usage of this website (incl. your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats is sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. Google may share this information with its contractual partners. It will not, however, combine your IP address with any other personal data it stores about you.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly. Please note, however, that this may mean you are unable to use all of this website’s functions to their full extent. By using this website, you agree that Google processes the data it collects about you as described above, for the aforementioned purpose.
Privacy notice for Google +1 usage
Recording and sharing information:
You can publish information worldwide using the Google +1 button, which gives you and other users personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have given a +1 to certain content, as well as information on the page you viewed when clicking +1. Your +1 may be shown as information together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and Internet advertising.
Google records information on your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a public Google profile visible worldwide, which must at least contain the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you have used when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your email address or have other information identifying you.
Using the recorded information:
Privacy notice for Twitter usage
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our site. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked with your Twitter account and shared with others. Data is also sent to Twitter.
You can edit your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.