Privacy protection

Thank you for your interest in our website. We cannot, regardless of careful control regarding their content, take any responsibility for links to third-party-websites. Only their owners are responsible for the content of the linked sites.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Personal data is only collected to an extent on this website where it is technically required. Personal data is neither sold nor given to third parties, unless the privacy protection statement states otherwise.

Collection and processing of data

Unless explicitly deactivated by you, your web browser submits the following data:

  • browser type and version
  • operating system in use
  • referrer URL (site last visited)
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • time of the server query

Data transmitted by your browser is automatically collected and saved by us. This is carried out through the server log files and the content management system in use. The provider, however, cannot attribute this data to any specific person at any point in time. The data is not brought together with data from other sources and is deleted after statistical evaluation.

Any other personal data is only collected if you provide it voluntarily, for example during an inquiry or in a blog comment. When commenting on a blog entry, please keep in mind that your name, the website you provide and your comment itself will be freely accessible to every user. Your e-mail address, however, will not be published.

This website uses so-called "cookies" at several places. Cookies are (very) small text files saved by your browser. They are used to make navigating a website easier, more effective and more secure. Cookies do not harm your computer, use only minimal space on your hard drive and do not contain any viruses.

Data transmission to third parties

Facebook Social-Plug-Ins

This website uses social plug-ins („plug-ins“) by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook“) to connect with the Facebook social network. Further information on the look and function of Facebook plug-ins can be found on http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

As soon as you load a page of this website containing such a plug-in, your browser directly connects to the Facebook servers. The plug-in content is transmitted from Facebook directly to your browser and then integrated into the page. Due to the plug-ins, Facebook recieves confirmation that you visited a specific page of this website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can link this visit to your account. If you interact with plug-ins in any way, for example if you press "Like" or "Recommend", your browser transmits this information to Facebook where it is saved.

To learn about the purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of data by Facebook as well as your rights pertaining this matter and possible user settings to protect your privacy, see Facebooks' data use policy. If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you through this website, you need to log out of your Facebook account before visiting this site.

To give you more control over your data, all plug-ins mentioned are inactive when you first load a page. Only as soon as you activate a plug-in by use of the adjacent button the connection described above is established. Additionally, you have the opportunity to permanently activate all social plug-ins and also deactivate them again at any point in time. If you permanently enable all plug-ins, a connection to the Facebook servers is immediately established as soon as you load a page.

Twitter

This website uses the "Tweet" button by Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA („Twitter“). For further information on the look and fuction of the button, see https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons.

As soon as you load a page containing the "Tweet" button, your browser directly connects with the Twitter server. The button's contents are transmitted directly to your browser and then integrated into the page. We cannot influence the amount of data collected through the "Tweet" button in any way. According to current information, Twitter collects the following data (to display the "Tweet" button in particular):

  • the visited page of this website containing the button
  • data collected by your browser, as mentioned above

To give you more control over your data, the "Tweet" button is inactive when you first load a page. Only as soon as you activate it by use of the adjacent button the connection to the Twitter servers described above is established. Additionally, you have the opportunity to permanently activate the button and also deactivate it again at any point in time. If you permanently enable the "Tweet" button, a connection to the Twitter servers is immediately established as soon as you load a page.

Google +1-Button

This website uses the +1 button by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). For further information on the look and fuction of the +1 button, see http://www.google.com/intl/eng/+/learnmore/+1/.

As soon as you load a page of this website containing a +1 button, your browser directly connects to the Google servers. The button's content is transmitted from Google directly to your browser and then integrated into the page. If you are logged in to your Google account, Google can link this visit to you. If you interact with the +1 button, your browser transmits this information to Google where it is saved.

To learn about the purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of data by Google as well as your rights pertaining this matter and possible user settings to protect your privacy, see the Google+ Buttons Policy and the Google Policies & Principles.

To give you more control over your data, the +1 button is inactive when you first load a page. Only as soon as you activate it by use of the adjacent button the connection to the Google servers described above is established. Additionally, you have the opportunity to permanently activate the button and also deactivate it again at any point in time. If you permanently enable the +1 button, a connection to the Google servers is immediately established as soon as you load a page.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files saved on your computer, to analyse your website usage. Information collected about your usage of this site in this way is generally transmitted to a Google Server in the United States of America and saved there. In case of active IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google (while still in memeber states of the European Union or contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area). The complete IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the US in exceptional cases and then shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use the collected information to analyse your site usage, to report on your activities on the site and to provide further services connected to internet and site usage of the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics is not brought together with other Google data.

By configuring your browser software accordingly, you can prevent cookies from being saved to your hard disk; however, it should be noted that you might not be able to make full use of all functions of this website. Additionally, you can prevent the collection of data concerning your website usage (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google. Install the browser plug-in availabe here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Your right to information

We gladly answer any inquiries about saved data concerning your person.

Safety information

While we take all technical and organisational precautions to save your personal data in such a way it is not accessible to third parties, we cannot guarantee total security when communicating per e-mail. We recommed sending confidential information by mail only.