Regulations in force for the protection of your personal data and data security are of course adhered to.
Google Analytics website analysis service
This website uses Google Analytics, a website service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text data, which is stored on your computer and which enables analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will however be shortened within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operators of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to put together reports on website activities and in order to provide further services related to website use and Internet use to the website operator.
The IP address transmitted from your browser in the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; however we do point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in certain cases. As a further measure, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available on the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de)
You can get more detailed information on this at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/(general information on Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anoymizelp();” in order to guarantee anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Use of Facebook social plug-ins
Our website uses social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins are recognisable by one of the Facebook logos (a white f on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or are labelled by the phrase “Facebook social plug-in”. The list and appearance of Facebook social plug-ins can be viewed here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
If you call up a website on our Internet site which has this kind of plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted to your browser directly from Facebook and integrated into the website by it. We therefore have no control on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plug-in and therefore provide you with information according to our state of knowledge.
Through the integration of plug-ins, Facebook obtains the information that you have called up the corresponding page on our website.
If you are logged in at Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example, by clicking “Like” or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook acquires knowledge of your IP address and stores this.
Please refer to Facebook’s data protection guidelines for the purpose and extent of data collection and further processing and use of the data through Facebook as well as your rights in relation to this and the setting options for protecting your private sphere: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you are a member of Facebook and do not wish Facebook to collect data on you via our Internet site and link these to your data stored by Facebook, you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
Liability for links
Our website offer contains links to external websites provided by third parties, the content of which we have no influence on. For this reason, we can also not assume any guarantee for this external content. The relevant provider or operator of the website pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal breaches at the time they were linked. Illegal content was not recognisable at the time of linking. Permanent monitoring of the linked pages is, however, not reasonable without concrete indication of violation of the law. If violation of the law does become known, we will immediately remove links of this kind.
The content and texts prepared by the operator of the website pages on these pages is subject to German copyright law. Contributions from third parties are indicated as such. The duplication, processing, distribution and any type of utilisation outside the limits of copyright law require the written permission of the relevant author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only allowed for private non-commercial use.
The operators of these pages endeavour to respect the copyrights of others or to have recourse to self-created and licence-free works.
Insofar as personal data is collected on our website pages (for example, name, address or e-mail addresses), this always occurs as far as possible on a voluntary basis. The use of the offers and services provided is, as far as possible, possible without providing personal data information.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (for example, in communication by e-mail) can feature security vulnerabilities. Uninterrupted protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.
The use of the contact data publicised in the context of the obligation to provide a legal notice by third parties for the sending of advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby expressly vetoed. The operators of the website pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example, through spam mail.