As a rule, using our website does not require you to enter any personal data. Where possible, personal data (such as your name, postal or e‑mail address) will only be collected on our website on a voluntary basis. Data are not passed on to third parties without your express consent.
Please note that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., when communicating by e‑mail) may be vulnerable to security flaws. It is not possible to fully protect data against third-party access.
Our website uses the etracker analysis service. This is provided by etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1 20459 Hamburg, Germany. The data can be used to create pseudonymous usage profiles. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are saved locally in your Internet browser’s cache and enable your browser to be identified. The data collected using etracker technology are not used (without the express consent of the relevant party) to personally identify visitors to our website and are not combined with personal data belonging to pseudonymised individuals.
You can opt out of data collection and storage at any time. To opt out of the collection and storage of your visitor data, click on the following link to download an opt-out cookie, ensuring that etracker will no longer collect and store visitor data from your browser: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb
Plug-ins from the social network Facebook are integrated into our website. These are provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The Facebook plug-ins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. For an overview of the Facebook plug-ins, please visit: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This informs Facebook that you have visited our website using your IP address. You can link our website content to your Facebook profile by clicking on the Facebook “Like” button while logged in to your Facebook account. This enables Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your user account. Please note that we as the website operators are not made aware of the content of the data transmitted or their use by Facebook. Further information can be found in the Facebook Data Policy: http://facebook.com/policy.php.
If you want to prevent Facebook from being able to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
This website uses functions of Google Analytics, a web analysis tool provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
If IP address anonymisation is activated on this website Google will first truncate your IP address in a member state of the European Union or in a country that is a signatory to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will Google transmit complete IP addresses to a server in the U.S. and truncate them there. 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. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google.
Our website uses functions of Google +1, a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and disclosure of information: you can use the Google +1 button to share information publicly throughout the world. You and other users can use the Google +1 button to obtain personalised content from Google and our partners. Google will record both the fact that you have clicked +1 for certain content, as well as information on the website that you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your “+1s” may be displayed with your profile name and photo in Google services (such as search results or your Google profile) or elsewhere on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google records information on your +1 activity for the purposes of improving Google services for you and other users. In order to use the +1 button, you need to have a globally visible, public Google profile that must as a minimum contain the name selected for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases it may also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to other users who know your e‑mail address or have access to other information identifying you.
Requesting, deleting and blocking data
You may at any time request free-of-charge information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, and the purpose of the data processing; you also have a right to correct, block or delete these data. For further information on this and other issues relating to personal data, please contact us at any time using the address given on the Legal Notice page of this website.
Server log files
The website operator automatically collects and stores information in “log files” that your browser automatically transmits to us. These comprise:
- Browser type/browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the computer used for access
- Time of the server request
These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. These data are not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently inspect these data if we are made aware of specific indications of unlawful use.
In some instances, the website uses “cookies”. These neither damage your computer nor contain viruses. Cookies are used to improve the user-friendliness, efficiency and security of our website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored in your browser.
The majority of cookies that we use are “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until such time as you delete them. These cookies enable us to identify your browser when you return to our website.
You can configure your browser to inform you each time cookies are set, to permit cookies only in specific cases, to reject cookies in specific cases or in general, and to automatically delete cookies each time you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may restrict this website’s functionality.
When you send us an enquiry using the contact form, we store the information provided on the contact form (including contact information you have provided) for the purposes of processing the enquiry and in the case of follow-up enquiries. We do not share these data without your consent.
Use of the contact information posted on the Legal Notice page of this website as required by law for purposes of sending unsolicited advertising or informational materials is expressly prohibited. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited commercial e‑mails (spam).