The use of our website does not generally require you to disclose any personal data. To the extent that personal data is collected on our site (e.g. name, address, or email address), it will be on a voluntary basis, where possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express permission.
Please be advised that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. during communication by email) may have security gaps. It is not possible to protect data completely from access by third parties.
The use of contact data published in connection with the site notice obligation by third parties to send unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby expressly excluded. The site operators reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam emails.
DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK PLUG-INS (LIKE BUTTON)
Some pages of our website include plug-ins for the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). The Facebook plug-ins are recognisable by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on the site. A summary of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. If you visit one of our pages with a Facebook plug-in, the plug-in will create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will then receive the information that you have visited the website via your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like button” when you are logged on to your Facebook account, you may link the contents of our sites on your Facebook profile. Facebook can then attribute your visit to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the sites we receive no knowledge of the content of the data supplied or its use by Facebook. Please refer to the Facebook data protection statement at http://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php for additional information.
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to attribute your visit to our sites to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION FOR TH EUSE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information that the cookie generates on your use of this website will generally be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the US. Please note that our website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizelp“ to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (IP masking/IP anonymisation). In the process of IP anonymisation, Google will abbreviate your IP address beforehand within the European Union Member States or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of the website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and in order to provide the website operator with more services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address sent from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting on your browser software. However, we would like to point out that you will then not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. Additionally, you can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data created by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can prevent the recording of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Disable Google Analytics. This will install an opt-out cookie that will stop your data from being recorded on your next visit to this website.
Further information on the terms of service and data protection in relation to Google Analytics can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/ and https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/.
We also use Google Analytics to analyse data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not agree with this, you can disable it in the Ads Preferences manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).
DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ADSENSE
This website uses Google AdSense, a service to incorporate adverts by Google (Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses what are known as “web beacons” (invisible graphics). These web beacons allow information such as visitor traffic to the website to be analysed.
The information generated by the cookies and web beacons about your use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. This information can be forwarded to third parties by Google, where admissible or required by law, and to Google contract partners, where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored about you.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by changing a setting in your browser software. Please note, however, that this may prevent you from using all features of this website to their full extent. By using this website you declare that you agree to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner and for the purpose described above.
DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE +1
Some pages of our website include plug-ins for the social network Google+ (Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The Google +1 plug-ins are recognisable by the Google +1 button, a “+1” on a white background.
If you visit one of our pages with a Google +1 plug-in, the plug-in will create a direct connection between your browser and the Google servers. Google will then receive the information that you have visited the website via your IP address. Upon interaction with the Google +1 plug-in, e.g. by clicking it or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is directly transmitted to and stored by Google. If you are logged in to your Google+ or Google account while using our website, Google can accredit the visit to the website to your account.
Please note that we have no information on the extent and content of the data Google collects with the Google +1 plug-in, nor on how this data is used.
Please refer to the Google data protection statement at http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/+1button.html for additional information.
To prevent this data transfer, you have to log out of your Google+ or Google account prior to visiting our website.
DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION FOR THE USE OF TWITTER
Some pages of our website include plug-ins for the Twitter service (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature, the websites you visited are linked to your Twitter account and other users will be informed of this. This includes transferring data to Twitter.
Please note that we have no information on the extent and content of the data Twitter collects via the Twitter plug-in, nor on how this data is used. Please refer to the Twitter data protection statement at http://twitter.com/privacy for additional information.
You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a “disable cookies” option in your browser settings. However, this may limit the functionality of our offers.
If you use the contact form for inquiries, the information you provided in the inquiry form including your contact data will be stored by use for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions, for a maximum of 3 years after the completion of the inquiry. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your permission, except where legally permitted.
INFORMATION, DELETION, BLOCKING
You have the right to receive free information on the personal data saved about you at any time. Furthermore, you have the right to correction of incorrect data and blocking or deletion of said data, insofar as not opposed by any statutory requirement to preserve records.