As a rule, it is possible for you to use our website without providing any personal data. As far as possible, it is entirely voluntary for you to provide personal data on our website (such as names, postal addresses or e-mail addresses). In any case, no such data will ever be divulged to third parties without your express consent.
Please keep in mind that data transferred over the internet (e.g. by email) is vulnerable to interception. It is not possible to completely rule out the possibility that unauthorised parties may obtain such data.
We explicitly deny permission to third parties to send unsolicited advertising or informational materials while utilising contact data that we have provided on this website in compliance with legal requirements. The operators of this website explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against anyone who sends unsolicited advertising, for instance in the form of spam.
Plugins of the Facebook social networking service (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) are integrated in this website. You can tell the Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. Here is an overview of Facebook plugins: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account first.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”: these are text files that are placed on your computer to permit analysis of how you use the site. The information generated by a cookie about your use of the website is normally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, in countries that belong to the European Union or have signed the EEA Agreements Google crops your IP address beforehand.
Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address first sent to a Google service in the USA and then cropped. At the request of this website’s operator, Google will only use this information to evaluate your use of this website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services to the website’s operator related to use of the website and the internet. The IP address sent by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be mingled with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by selecting the appropriate browser settings; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to take advantage of this website’s full functionality. You can also prevent cookie-generated data pertaining to your use of this website (including your IP address) from being sent to or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following address: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
This website uses Google Adsense, a service of Google Inc, USA (“Google”) for embedding advertisements. Google Adsense uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and permit analysis of your use of this website. Google Adsense also uses web beacons (embedded invisible objects) to collect information. These web beacons permit the evaluation of information on visitor traffic etc. at this website.
Information generated by cookies and web beacons on your use of this website (including your IP address) and advertising formats is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may pass this information on to its contractual partners. However, Google will not link your IP address to any other data stored by you.
You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by selecting the appropriate browser settings; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to take advantage of this website’s full functionality. By virtue of using this website, you declare your consent for Google to process the data captured about you in the way and for the purpose described above.
Capture and transmission of data:
The Google +1 button is a way for you to share information worldwide. You and other users can use it to receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google records the fact that you have given a “+1” to content as well as information about the page you were viewing when you clicked “+1”. Your “+1’s” can, together with your profile name and photograph, be inserted in Google services such as search results or your own Google profile or used elsewhere, such as on websites or in online advertisements.
Google records information on your “+1” activity in order to improve its services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a Google profile that is publicly visible worldwide and at least contains the name you have chosen for your profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may be replaced by another that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your email address or possess other identifying information about you.
Use of captured information:
Functions of Twitter are integrated in our website. These functions are provided by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA. When you use Twitter or the “Re-Tweet” function, the website you are visiting is linked to your Twitter account and other users learn of it. Data are also sent to Twitter.
You can change your data privacy settings of your Twitter account by going to http://twitter.com/account/settings.