In general, it is possible to use our website without entering any personal information. If any personal data is collected on our website (e.g. name, address or email address), this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express authorisation.
We would like to make you aware that data transfer via the internet (e.g. in email communication) can have security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to completely protect your data from third party access.
The use by third parties of the contact data published as part of the obligation to provide an imprint to send advertising and information that has not been expressively required is hereby forbidden. The operators of the website reserve the express right to take legal steps in cases of unsolicited delivery of advertising information, for example through spam emails.
Data protection statement for use of Facebook Plugins (Like button)
Plug-ins from social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Part, California, 94025, USA) are integrated into our website. You will recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. There is an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server through the plug-in. Facebook thereby receives information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our site to your Facebook profile. This means Facebook can allocate the visit to our site to your user account. We advise you that as the provider of the site, we do not obtain any information of the contents of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. You will find more information about this in Facebook’s data protection statement at http:/de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to allocate the visit to our site to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Data protection for 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 will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymise the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address, transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics, with any other data held by Google.
Data protection for use of Google Adsense
This website uses Google Adsense, an advertisement display service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses web beacons. These web beacons can evaluate information, such as visitor traffic to this site.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of ad formats will be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. Google can then forward this information to its contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with any other information stored by you.
You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose.
Data protection statement for use of Google +1
Collection and disclosure of information:
The Google +1 button allows you to publish information globally. You and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners via the Google +1 button. Google saves the information that you have given +1 for content, and also information about the site that you were looking at when clicking +1. Your +1s can be displayed as notes together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as for example search results or your Google profile, or shown in other places on websites and ads in the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a Google profile which is visible and public throughout the world, and which must contain at a minimum the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In many cases, this name can also replace another name which you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to people who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Use of the collected information:
As well as the intended purposes explained above, the information provided by you is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection conditions. Google may possibly publish statistical summaries about the +1 activities of users, or pass these on to users and partners, such as for example publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
Data protection statement for use of Twitter
Twitter functions are incorporated onto our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “ReTweet” function, the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and displayed to other users. As a result of this, data is also communicated to Twitter. We advise you that as the provider of the site, we do not obtain any information of the contents of the data transmitted or its use by Twitter. You will find more information about this in Twitters’s data protection statement at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Cookie Law and Information – Data protection template by Thomas Schwenke (lawyer)
eRecht24 data protection statement – E-recht24 (English translation)
Facebook data protection statement
Google Analytics conditions
Google Adsense disclaimer
Google +1 conditions