You can generally use our website without having to provide any personal information. If any personal information is collected on our website (such as your name, address or email addresses), this shall always be done on a voluntary basis, where possible to do so. This data shall not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.
We wish to point out that the transferring of data via the Internet (for example when communicating via email) can pose security risks. It is not possible to fully protect the information against being accessed by third parties.
Third parties are expressly forbidden to use the contact information which, in accordance with legal requirements, is published in the Imprint section of the website for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that advertising information is sent on an unsolicited basis, for example via spam emails.
PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS (LIKE BUTTON)
Plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated on our website. Facebook plugins can be found on our website in the form of the Facebook logo or the “Like Button”. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to link your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please ensure you log out of your Facebook user account.
PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF 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 users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, Google will first abbreviate your IP address within the member countries of the European Union or the other signatory countries to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and be abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this website to draw up reports about website activity and to perform additional services for the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet as a whole. The IP address transmitted from your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be linked with any other data held by Google.
PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF DOUBLECLICK
Google uses the DoubleClick cookie (Floodlights) on websites belonging to the Google ad network as well as for specific Google services in order to support AdWords customers and publishers with regard to ad serving and management. The collected data is analysed solely for statistical purposes, and in anonymous form too. DoubleClick cookies do not contain any personal information. Occasionally the cookie will contain an additional anonymous identifier in order to identify a campaign with which the user has previously been in contact. As a result, no conclusions may be drawn regarding the browsing habits of a specific person. This data cannot in any way be used to identify you personally as the visitor of this website. The collected data is merely used to help improve the service.
You shall be entitled at all times to prevent the collection by Google of data generated by the DoubleClick cookie as well as the processing of such data by Google by disabling the DoubleClick cookie: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html.
PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR USERS OF TWITTER
The functionality of the Twitter service is integrated on our website. This functionality is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter along with the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you have visited are linked to your Twitter account and notified to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter in this way too.
Your Twitter privacy settings can be amended under the Account Settings feature at http://twitter.com/account/settings.