Privacy Policy

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal information. Any personal information shared on our site (i.e. name, address, or email address) is collected where possible voluntarily. This personal information will not be provided to third parties without each person’s expressed approval.

We point out that the transfer of information on the internet (i.e. communication by email) could potentially be exposed to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of all personal information from access by a third party is not possible.

Your IP address, URL, the opening of our site and the opening of any other sites you are currently browsing, as well as any other information your browser reveals about you, are possibly being conveyed to an unknown server/company without any influence on our part, and over which we have no control, insofar as data libraries or advertisements from external sources are embedded.

The use of our public contact information provided in accordance with the impressums-requirement may not be used by third parties to send advertisements or information materials not specifically requested. The operators of this site maintain the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited advertising, i.e. spam.

Statement of Privacy Protection for the Use of Facebook Plug-ins (Like-Button)

Plug-ins of the social networking site Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, are integrated on this site. These Facebook plug-ins on our site are distinguishable by the Facebook logo or the "like-button". A summary of Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our site, a direct connection will be made between the Facebook server and your browser. Facebook receives through this connection the information, that you visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "like-button" while being logged into your Facebook account, you could link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. In this way Facebook is able to correlate your visit to our site with your Facebook account. We point out that we as the providers of this site do not acquire any information regarding content of transferred data as well as their use of this date by Facebook. Further information regarding privacy information can be found in Facebook’s Privacy Protection Policy found at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not wish to have Facebook correlate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so called „cookies“, text files saved on your computer, which make an analysis of your visit to our site possible. The information generated through cookies regarding your use of this site will normally be transferred and saved to a Google server in the USA. However if IP anonymization is activated on this site, your IP address will be condensed before transfer to the USA by Google within the European Union or within other countries belonging to the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be transferred to the USA and then condensed. By order of the operators of this site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this site, in order to compile reports regarding the activities on this site, and provide this information regarding usage of website and internet service to the operator of this site. The IP address of your browser used by Google will not be combined by Google with other information. You can prevent the saving of cookies through the settings within your browser software, however we point out that, if you do this, you will not be able to use all functions of this site to their full extent. You are also able to prevent the submission of data produced by cookies relating to your usage of the website (incl. IP address) to Google, as well the processing of this date by Google, by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

This website uses the Google Analytics reports on demographics, in which data from interest oriented advertisements, as well as the visitor data of third party services (i.e. age, gender, and interests), is used. This data will not be traced back to a specific person, and can be deactivated at any time.

We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data for statistic purposes from AdWords and the Double-Click-Cookie. If you do not want this, you can deactivate this with Ads Help.

Further information on user requirements and privacy protection can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

We would like to inform you that Google Analytics on this site has been enhanced through the code „anonymizeIp“, in order to enable anonymization of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Source: www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de (translated to English)

Objections regarding data collection and storage can be made at any time, with potential impact on the future situation. In light of discussion over the usage of analytics with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension „anonymizeIp“. IP addresses can therefore only be processed in condensed form, in order to obtain direct information regarding specific persons.

Statement of Privacy Protection for Use of Twitter

Functions of the service Twitter are embedded in our site. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The usage of Twitter and the function "Re-Tweet" connects your visited sites with your Twitter account, and makes it known to other users. This also transfers information to Twitter. We point out that we, the operators of this site, have no knowledge of the content of transferred data through the use of Twitter. Further information on this matter can be found in Twitter’s Statement of Privacy Protection at http://twitter.com/privacy. Your privacy settings can be changed in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.