As a rule, use of our website is possible without entering personally identifiable data. Insofar as personally identifiable data (for example your name, postal address or email address) is collected on our webpages, whenever possible this is done on a voluntary basis. This data will not be shared with third parties without your expressed permission.
We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by email) may be subject to security loopholes. Seamless protection of data from unauthorized third-party access is simply not possible.
In some cases, our webpages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer nor do they contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by means of your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can change your browser settings so that you are notified prior to cookies being downloaded, meaning that you will be able to accept cookies on an individual basis, only under certain circumstances, block them entirely or automatically delete them when you close your browser. However, deactivation of cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.
Server Log Files
The provider of these webpages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These include:
- browser type and browser version
- computer operating system
- referrer URL
- hostname of the accessing computer
- time of day the server request was received
This data is not attributable to specific persons. Such data will not be collated with other data sources. We reserve the right to reference this data at a later date if there is concrete indication of illegal use.
If you send your inquiries to us by means of the contact form, the information you provided in that contact form including your contact data will be stored by us for the purpose of processing your request and answering any follow-up questions as may arise. We will not share this data without your expressed permission.
Privacy Declaration for the Use of Google Analytics
This website uses the functions of web analysis service Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of the website. In general, the information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored.
You can prevent cookies being stored on your computer by changing the settings in your browser software appropriately; However, we wish to point out that, in the event you choose to do so, you may be unable to take advantage of the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the transmission of data generated by this cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) to Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Preventing Data Collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This will install an opt-out cookie which will prevent your data being collected whenever you visit our website in future: deactivate Google Analytics
Data Processing Contract
We have entered into a data processing contract with Google and adhere to Germany’s strict privacy guidelines when it comes to use of Google Analytics.
We use IP anonymization on this website. This means that your IP address is first abbreviated by Google if you live within member states of the European Union or another state within the European Economic Area that is party to the charter. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address first be transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is then shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to analyze your use of the website, compile reports about website activities as well as provide services to the website operator related to your use of this website as well as the Internet in general. The IP address provided to Google Analytics by your browser is not collated with other information from Google.
Data Privacy Declaration for the Use of Facebook Plug-Ins (“Like” Button)
Our webpages integrate plug-ins from social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plug-ins can be recognized by the Facebook logo as well as the “like” button on our website. An overview about Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not wish Facebook to sync your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, be sure to log out of your Facebook account beforehand.
Data Privacy Declaration for the Use of Twitter
You can change your Twitter privacy settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Data Privacy Declaration for the Use of Google+
Our webpages utilize functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and transmission of information: With the help of the Google+ button, you can publish information worldwide. The Google+ interface provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the fact that you have clicked +1 for any given content, as it does information about the webpage you had been viewing when you selected +1. Your +1 may show up with your profile name and your photo in various Google services, for example search results or in your Google profile, or in other areas on websites as well as advertisements on the Internet.
Google maintains a record of your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to make use of the Google+ interface, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and must at least contain the name you chose for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some instances, this name may replace a different name you had used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or other identifying information.
Data Privacy Declaration for the Use of Google Web Fonts
In order to display fonts consistently, this website uses so-called Web Fonts that are provided by Google. When you open a webpage, your browser downloads the required Web Fonts to your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer instead.
Refusal of Email Advertising
The use of contact data we have published in compliance with disclosure requirements in order to send us unsolicited advertising or informational materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operator of this website expressly reserves the right to pursue legal measures should we receive unsolicited advertising such as spam emails etc.