Data Privacy Protection

Data Privacy Protection

Our website may generally be used without providing personal information. In the event personal information is collected from users on our website (e.g. name, postal address or email address), this information is provided voluntarily wherever possible. This data is not forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent. Please note that online data transfers (e.g. those performed in the course of email communication) may contain security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against access by third parties. We hereby expressly prohibit using of the contact information we have provided as part of our duty to publish a legal notice for the purpose of sending us any advertising or informational materials that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal action in the event unsolicited promotional information, such as spam emails, is received.

Privacy Policy for Facebook Plug-Ins (“Like” Button)

Our websites uses integrated plug-ins from the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc.,1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States. The Facebook plug-ins are indicated using the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, visit: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

When you visit our website, the plug-ins establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Information such as what pages you have visited on our website and your IP address is sent to Facebook. Clicking the “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account enables you to post links to the content on our website to your Facebook profile. Doing this makes it possible for Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your user account. Please note that, as the provider of this website, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of their use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy at

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account, sign out of Facebook.

Privacy Policy for Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer which enable Google to analyze how you use our website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of our website is normally sent to, and stored on, a Google server located in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address is truncated by Google in a member state of the European Union or another contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is sent to the Google server and stored. Only in exceptional cases will your IP address be truncated after being sent to a Google server in the United States. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity and to provide the operator of the website with additional services related to the use of the website and the Internet. Google does not associate the IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics with other data.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the corresponding settings in your browser. However, please note that doing so may prevent you from being able to use all of the functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and using the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Privacy Policy for Google AdSense

This website uses Google Adsense, a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) for displaying advertisements. Google Adsense uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer which enable Google to analyze how you use our website. Google Adsense also uses web beacons (transparent graphics). Web beacons are used to monitor and analyze visitor traffic on this website. The information generated by cookies and web beacons regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is transmitted to a Google server located in the United States and is stored there. This information may be forwarded by Google to its contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored about you. You can prevent cookies from being installed by changing the corresponding settings in your browser. However, please note that doing so may prevent you from being able to use all of the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose described above.

Privacy Policy for Google +1

Collection and disclosure of information: The Google +1 button enables you to publish information around the globe. The Google +1 button provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores information about the content you +1 as well as information about the page you are on when you click the +1 button. Your +1’s may be displayed as tips, along with your profile name and photo, in Google services such as search results or your Google profile, or on other websites and advertisements online. Google stores information about your +1 activity in order to provide you and other users with improved Google services. Using the Google +1 button requires a public Google profile which displays, at the very minimum, the profile name you have chosen. This name is used for all Google services. In some cases, this profile name may also replace the name used to share content via your Google account in the past. Your Google profile identity may be displayed to users who have your email address or who have access to other identifiable information about you.

How collected information is used: In addition to being used for the purposes described above, the information you provide is used in accordance with Google’s current privacy policy. Google may compile and publish statistics concerning +1 user activity or may give these statistics to its users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers and associated websites.

Privacy Policy for Twitter

This website uses integrated Twitter functions. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States. Using Twitter and the “retweet” function associates the websites you visit with your Twitter account and makes this information publicly available to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter when you do this. Please note that, as the provider of this website, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Twitter or of their use by Twitter. For more information, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy

To change the privacy settings on your Twitter account, go to http://twitter.com/account/settings

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