Don´t forget the small print!

 

1. Data Privacy

If the website includes the possibility of entering personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), the user explicitly provides these data on a voluntary basis. All offered services may also be used without providing such data or by entering anonymized data or a pseudonym, as far as this is technically possible and reasonable.

 

2. Legal Status of This Disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as forming part of the website from which you have been led to this page. If any parts or individual passages of this text should be not, no longer, or incompletely compatible with the current legal situation, this circumstance shall not affect the content and validity of the rest of this document.

 

3. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies: text files that are stored on users’ computers to permit analysis of how they use our website. The information generated by a cookie about your use of this website is typically transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. If IP anonymization is enabled on this website and you are located in a member country of the European Union or another signatory state of the European Economic Area, however, Google truncates your IP address first. Only in exceptional cases is a complete IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The operator of this website has contracted Google to use this information to analyze your use of this website in order to provide other services related to website and Internet use to the website operator. Google does not merge the IP address communicated by your browser in connection with Google Analytics with any other data. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by changing the corresponding setting in your browser; however, we advise you that in this case it may not be possible for you to fully use all of the functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing data that the cookie generates on your use of this website (including your IP address) by going to the link tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and downloading and installing the browser plugin available there. You will find detailed information on this option at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data privacy). Please note that Google Analytics has been extended on this website by the code “gat._anonymizeip();” to ensure anonymous capture of IP addresses (by means of so-called IP masking). 

 

4. Facebook

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network www.facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook, Inc. of 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (a white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs-up” symbol) or the words “Facebook Social Plugin”. A list of Facebook Social Plugins and how they look can be viewed here: developers.facebook.com/plugins. If you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct link with Facebook’s servers. Facebook then directly transmits the plugin’s content to your browser, which inserts it into the webpage. We therefore have no influence on the volume of data that Facebook captures with the aid of this plugin. Our advice to you, based on the current state of our knowledge: the plugins tell Facebook that you have visited a page of our website. If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook can add that visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with a plugin, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, your browser sends the corresponding information directly to Facebook, where it is stored. Even if you are not a Facebook member, Facebook can obtain and save your IP address.

For information on the purpose and scope of data capture, further processing, and use by Facebook and your related rights and options for safeguarding your privacy, please consult Facebook’s data use policy at  www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data on you via our website and link this information with your Facebook membership data, make sure to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

It is also possible to use add-ons for your browser to block Facebook Social Plugins, for example the “Facebook Blocker”.