This statement details the steps we take to protect your personal information when you visit our website. It describes the personal information that we collect, the purposes for which we use such information, and your choices regarding our use of it. It informs you about the steps we take to protect your personal information and how you can review and correct your personal information. By accessing our websites, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.
We wish to remind you that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data (for example, email communication) via the Internet. It is not possible to ensure that data is completely protected against unauthorised access by third parties.
Third parties are expressly prohibited from using contact details published herein, as required under the “Impressum” (legal notice) requirement of German law, for the purpose of sending advertising or informational material which has not been specifically requested. Where spam e-mails or other unsolicited advertising information is sent, the operators of the relevant websites specifically reserve the right to take legal action
Personal information includes information such as your name, address, telephone number, date of birth and e-mail address. Generally, you may visit our Web site without providing us with any personal information. However, from time to time we may need to collect your personal information for a specific purpose – for example providing you with information that you have requested. If there are other purposes for which we will use your personal information, we will tell you at the time of collection. By providing this information, you consent to the use and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes notified. Each data related to the individualwill only be saved by us, as long as it is necessary for the mentioned purpose. At the same time, tax and commercial law retention periods are taken into account. If ordered by the responsible bodies, we may provide information about this data (inventory data) in individual cases where required for purposes of prosecution, civil defence, to fulfil the legal duties of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution or the Military Counterintelligence Agency or to assert rights of intellectual property.
In the context of the commentary function, we collect personal data (for example, name, e-mail) as part of your comment on a contribution only to the extent as you have notified us. When you publish a comment, the email address you provide is saved but not published. Your name will be published if you have not written under a pseudonym.
This website uses plug-ins from the Facebook.com company, which are provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website, on which the Facebook plugin (“like” button) is installed, are hereby informed, that the plugin connects to Facebook. A transfer to your browser is carried out, so that the plugin appears on the website.
Furthermore, through the usage data are passed on to the Facebook servers, which contain information about your website visits on our homepage. For logged in Facebook users, this means that the usage data are assigned to your personal Facebook account. If you are actively using the Facebook plug-in as a logged-in Facebook user (for example, by clicking the “Like” button or using the comment feature), this data will be transferred to your Facebook account and published. This can only be prevented by logging out of your Facebook account.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We activated IP anonymization. On this website, your IP address will therefore be abridged by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other States Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you may prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) related to your use of the Website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
This website uses Google Adsense, a web-based advertising service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Adsense uses so-called “cookies” (text files) which are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. Google Adsense also uses so-called “Web Beacons” (small invisible graphics) to gather information. By using the Web Beacons, simple actions such as visitor traffic can be recorded and collected on the website. The information about your use of this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and / or Web Beacon is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website with respect to the ads, to compile reports on website activity and ads for website operators, and to provide further services related to web usage and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard disk and display web beacons by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under “Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings”; “Tools> Settings> Privacy> Cookies”); However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you in the manner described above and for the purposes set out above.
Follow the link to set your privacy settings: http://twitter.com/account/settings
Right to information
At any time you have the right to inquire about your personal data. At all times you have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your specified personal data. For further information, please contact the provider under the contact data in the imprint.