Effective August 3rd, 2016
Use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. If we requested personal data from our side (such as name, address or email address), this is on a voluntary basis. This data won’t be forwarded to any 3rd person without your agreement.
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication by email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The use of postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers, and email addresses published on this website for the distribution of unsolicited information is prohibited. Senders of unsolicited (spam) emails in violation of this rule will be prosecuted.
When visiting our website, the browser saves so-called session cookies to your computer. Cookies are small text-only files that serve to make our services more user-friendly and efficient. Cookies do not damage your computer and also do not contain viruses. Cookies will be deleted after closing your browsing session. You can disable the function for saving cookies in the settings of your browser.
Our pages integrate plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize Facebook-plugins by the Facebook-Logo or the addition “Facebook Social Plugin” or the “Like-Button” (“Like”) on our pages. You can find an overview of Facebook-plugins here:https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want to have Facebook correlate your visit on our site with your Facebook-account, please log out from your Facebook-account.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Our website uses Google AdSense, a service for embedding advertisements of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense utilizes so-called “Cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer. Cookies permit analysis of your usage of our website. Google AdSense also utilizes so-called “Web Beacons” (invisible graphics). Web beacons can be used to evaluate information like visitor traffic on the pages of websites. Cookies and web beacons create information on your usage of this website (including your IP-address).
Information created by cookies and websites, and information on the delivery of ad formats will be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and will be stored there. Google can pass this information on to its contracting parties. By no circumstances will Google correlate your IP-address with other data of Google Inc.
You can prevent installation of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; but we point out that in this case you might not use all functionality of our website to the full extent. By using this Website you comply with informational data on you being collected and processed by Google in the way described above and for the purposes described above.
Collection and Propagation of Information:
The Google +1 button lets you publish information worldwide. By means of the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalized contents of Google and our partners. Google stores information that you gave +1 for a content, as well as information about the page that you watched while clicking on +1. Your +1 can be displayed as notice together with your profile name and your foto in Google-services like search results or your Google-profile, or at other places on websites and advertisements in the internet.
Google collects information on your +1 activity to improve Google-services for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button you need a Google-profile that is visible worldwide and public, and that at least must contain the name chosen for that profile. This name will be used in all Google-services. In some cases that name can replace another name that you used when sharing contents via your Google-account. The identity of your Google-profile can be displayed for users who know your email address or who know other identifying information on you.
Usage of collected information:
Our pages integrate functionality of the service Twitter. These functionalities are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.By using Twitter and the function “Re-Tweet” the websites you visited get correlated with your Twitter-account and get displayed to other users. Thereby data gets transmitted to Twitter.
You can change the privacy settings in the settings of your Twitter-account at https://twitter.com/account/settings.