Data protection

Our website can generally be used without the provision of personal information. If any personal information is collected on our website (for instance name, address or email address) this is always carried out on a voluntary basis, to the extent possible. This data is not passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. in e-mail communications) may be subject to security gaps. It is not possible to seamlessly protect data from access by third parties.

Use of the contact information published in the context of the obligation to publish a legal notice by third parties for transmitting advertising and information materials not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to take legal steps should unsolicited advertising information, for instance in the form of spam e-mails, be received.

Data protection notice for the use of Facebook plug-ins (“Like” button)

Plug-ins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our website. The Facebook plug-ins are identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When visiting our website, a direct connection is made between your browser and the Facebook server via the plug-in. This provides Facebook with the information that you have visited our website under your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. Facebook can then assign the your visit to our website to your user account. We wish to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as its use by Facebook. Further information in this regard can be found in Facebook’s data protection notice at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not wish Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data protection notice for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer enabling an analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google prior to transmission in member states of the European Union or in other countries which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Full IP addresses are transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there only in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other data of Google.

You may prevent the storage of cookies by changing a relevant setting in your browser software. However, we wish to point out that, in this case, it is possible that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. In addition, you can prevent the data recorded by the generated cookie relating to the use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being transmitted to Google as well as the processing of these 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 protection notice for the use of Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer enabling an analysis of your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web “beacons” (invisible images). Through the use of web beacons, information such as the visitor traffic to the website can be analysed.

The information regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats generated by the cookies and web beacons is transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Google may pass this information on to Google's contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with other data held by Google.

You can avoid the installation of cookies on your hard drive by carrying out the relevant settings in your browser software; we would point out however that this may prevent you from using all the features of this website in full. By using this website you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described and for the aforementioned purpose.

Source reference: Disclaimer von eRecht24, the Internet law portal of Attorney Sören Siebert, eRecht24 Data protection notice for Facebook, Data Protection Notice for Google Analytics, Google Adsense Data protection notice