Data protection declaration

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and according to legal provisions and to this data protection declaration.

Use of our website is generally possibly without submitting personal data. If our pages request personal data (for instance name, address or an e-mail address), this is always, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data is not passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We point out that data transfer in the internet (for instance in e-mail communication) can have security gaps. Complete data security against access through third parties is not possible.

Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook-plug-ins (like-button)

Plug-ins of the social network Facebook, supplier Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. Facebook-plug-ins can be recognised by the Facebook-logo or the like-button on our page. You can find an overview of Facebook-plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook-server. Through this, Facebook receives the information that you visited our page with your IP-address. If you click the “like-button” when you are logged in to your Facebook-account, you can link content from our pages to your Facebook profile. Therefore, Facebook can assign visits to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out, as the provider of the pages, that we receive no information about the content of transmitted data or its use by Facebook. Further information about this can be found in the Facebook data protection declaration at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you don’t want Facebook to be able to assign visits to our page, to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Declaration of data protection for the use of Google analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics used so-called “cookies”. These are text files, that are saved on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. Information produced by cookies, about your use of this website, are usually transferred to and saved on a Google server in the USA.

In the case of activation of IP-anonymisation on this website, your IP-address is abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union and further states that are parties of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP-address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the providers of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to fulfil further services for the provider of the website regarding use of the website and the internet. Google Analytics does not merge the IP-address transferred by your browser with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies being saved through the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case, you may not have full use of all functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the transfer of data, compiled by the cookie and regarding your use of the website (including your IP-address), to Google and the processing of this data by google by downloading and installing the browser-plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Data security declaration for the use of Google +1

Our pages use functions of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and transmission of information: you can publish information worldwide with the Google +1-button. Via the Google +1-button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves the information, submitted by you, for +1 content and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked 1+. Your +1 can be shown in Google services as an indication, together with your profile name and photo, for instance in search results or in your Google-profile, or in other places on websites and in adverts on the internet. Google records information about your +1-activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1-button, you need a worldwide visible public Google-profile, that must, at least, contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google-services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name, which you used when sharing content via your Google-account. The identity of your Google-profile can be shown to users, who know your e-mail-address or other identifying information about you.

Use of collected information: Apart from the purposes explained above, information you provide is used in accordance with the valid Google data security regulations. Google may publish compiled statistics about +1 user activities or pass these on to users and partners, for instance publishers, advertisers or connected websites.

Data protection declaration for Twitter use

Functions or the service Twitter are integrated in our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the function “re-tweet”, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter-account and made known to other users. In the course of this, data is transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point that as the provider of the page, we are not informed about the content of transmitted data or its use by twitter. Further information about this can be found in the Twitter data protection declaration at: http://twitter.com/privacy.

Your data security settings for Twitter can be changed in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Cookies

Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and don’t contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our services more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files, that are filed on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session-cookies”. They are automatically deleted when you end your visit. Other cookies remain on your device till you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you visit us again.

You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are set and allow cookies in individual cases, exclude cookies for certain cases or overall and activate automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Contact form

If you submit enquiries to us via the contact form, we save your details from the contact form, including your contact data, for processing the enquiry and for the case of follow-ups. We do not pass this data on without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address and information from you, showing that you are the rightful owner of the e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. This data is only used by us to send you the requested information and not passed on to third parties.
The permission given to save data and your e-mail address and to use it, to send you the newsletter, can be revoked at any time, for instance by using the “unsubscribe”-link in the newsletter.