Privacy Statement

The operators take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will be treated confidentially and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation and this privacy statement.

The use of this website is usually possible without providing personal informations. Insofar as personal data are collected on our site (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses), is this done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. Without your express consent no personal data will be forwarded to any third parties.

We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission on the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can show security gaps. A complete data protection against access of third parties is not possible.

Data security statement for the use of Facebook plugins (Like-Button)

On this page social media plugins are integrated of Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook-Logo or the “Like-Button” on this page. You can find a summary of all used Facebook-Plugins here.

When you visit this page a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook-server will be established through the plugin. Facebook receives thereby the information, that you have visited our website with your IP-address. When you click on the Facebook “like-button” while you are logged on to your Facebook account you can link and publish contents of our page to your Facebook profile. Facebook can thereby allocate the visit of our site to your Facebook account. We point out, that we as provider of the page do neither receive knowledge of the content of data transmitted nor of their use by Facebook. You can find further information on this in the data security statement of Facebook. If you do not wish that Facebook can assign the visit of our site to your Facebook account please log off your Facebook account.

Data security statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the webanalysis service of Google Analytics. Provider is the Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so called “Cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow the use of this website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website will usually transmitted to and stored on a server of Google in the USA.

In case of the activation of the IP anonymisation on this website your IP-address will however previously be reduced by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP-address will be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and reduced there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to collect reports about the webpage activities and to provide further services which are related to the website Aand internet use for the webpage operators. The IP-address which is transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google analytics will not merged with other data of Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding adjustment of your browser software; we however point out that you in this case might not be able to use all functions of this website entirely. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data through cookies including your IP-address as well as the processing by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plugin.

Data security statement for the use of Google +1

Our sites use functions of Google +1. Provider is the Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and dissemination of information: You can publish information worldwide with the help of Google +1 buttons. Through the Google +1 buttons you and other users can receive personal contents and information by Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for a +1 content and information about the site that you have visited by a click on a +1 button. Your +1 together with your profile name and photo can be shown as reference in Google services such as search results or your Google profile or in other places of websites and advertisements on the internet. Google records and stores information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1-button you need to have a worldwide visible and public Google profile which at least contains the name for the choosen profile. In some cases this name can replace another name which you have used by sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to other users who know your email address or other identifying information about you.

Use of the collected information and data: Besides the above illustrated purposes all information provided by you will be used in accordance with current Google privacy policy regulations. Google publishes possibly summarized statistics of the +1 user activities or passes on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.

Data security statement for the use of Twitter

Functions and services of Twitter are integrated to our website. These functions are offered by the Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the function “re-tweet” all your visited websites will be linked with your Twitter account and become notified to other users. Thereby data will be transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as the website provider have no knowledge of neither the content of the transmitted nor of the use of data by Twitter. You can find further information on that within the privacy statement of Twitter . Your Twitter privacy settings can be changed in your account settings.

Data security statement for the use of Pinterest

Social Plugins of the social network Pinterest are used on this website which are provided and operated by the Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). If you call a page which contains such a Pinterest plugin your browser will establish a direct connection to a server of Pinterest. The Plugin transmitts thereby log data to the server of Pinterest in the USA. These log data possibly contain your IP address, the address of your visited websites which also contain Pinterest functions, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, your manner of use of Pinterest as well as cookies.

Further information on purpose, extend and processing as well as use of the data by Pinterest and all your relevant rights and possibilities for the protection of your privacy you can find in the data protection notice provided by Pinterest.

Data security statement for the use of Tumblr

Our website use buttons of the Tumblr service. Provider is the Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share an article on Tumblr or to follow the provider on Tumblr. A direct connection with the servers of Tumblr will be established when you call one of our websites with the Tumblr button. We do not have any influence on the extend of data which are collected and transmitted with the help of the Tumblr plugin. In accordance with the current status the users IP address as well as the URL of the respective website will be transmitted. Further information on that can be found within the privacy statement of Tumblr.

Information, deletion, blocking

you have the right to consult, free of charge, your personal information recorded by us, including the origin of this data, the names of any third parties likely to have access to this data, reason for having the data recorded as well as having the right to correct, block, or delete all this data. You can contact us at any time under the contact information given under the imprint if you have questions about personal data.

Cookies

Our webpages uses partially so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small textfiles which are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies used on our website are so-called „session-cookies“. These will be automatically deleted by the end of your visit. Other cookies will be stored on your terminal until you delete them from your system. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

You can set up your browser that you will be informed when cookies are saved or that you need to allow cookies in particular or special cases or generally exclude them as well as activate an automatic deletion when shutting down your browser. When deactivating cookies the functionality of this webpage can be limited/ restricted.

Server-Log-Files

The provider of the site automatically collects and stores information in so called server-log files, which are automatically transmitted by your browser to the provider. These information include:

  • browsertype/ browserversion
  • utilised operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of accessing computer (IP address)
  • time of server request

This data cannot be related to any person in particular. A combination of this data with other data sources will not be made. We reserve all rights to check these data subsequently if we substantiate solid indications of a violation of law becomes known.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via our contact form, your information aswell as therein stated contact data will be stored for processing your enquiries and possible exclusion questions. These data and information will not be passed on without your permission.

Contradiction to advertising mails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of our contact data, which are published as part of our duty to publish an imprint, for the purpose of sending us any advertising mails that we have not expressly requested. The operators and owners of this site explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that unrequested advertising mails are sent, such as in form of spam.

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we need you to provide a valid email address and additional information allowing us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided or that the owner of the email address and that you are willing to receive the newsletter. Further data or information will not be raised. These data will only be used for the delivery of the requested information and will not be passed on to third parties.

The given approval to save the data, your email address as well as the use of the newsletter delivery can be revoked at any time, for example through the “unsubscribe”-link within the newsletter.