Privacy policy

Privacy policy

When you visit this website, information concerning the use (date, time, visited page) may be stored on the server. These data won’t be personally identifiable, but will be kept anonymously. They are merely analysed for statistical purposes. The data won’t be transmitted to a third party, neither for commercial nor for non commercial purposes.

Possibly, user data will also be stored in so called “cookies” on the computer of the website user. The information stored in “cookies” helps to facilitate the use to the website. Anyway, the user can deactivate this function by modifying his web browser configuration. Yet, this may cause restrictions as to the operability of our website. The provider wants to point out expressly that the transmission of information on the internet (for example by e-mail) is not entirely secure, since it is not possible to protect messages completely against the interception by a third party.

The use of contact data presented within the legal notice, in particular telephone and fax numbers and the e-mail addresses shall be deemed undesirable, unless the operator has given prior written consent or if a business relationship already exists. The provider reserves the right to take legal action against any contravention.

Facebook

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge.

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.

Google-Analytics

This website uses “Google Analytics”, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). “Google Analytics” is based on so called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which help to analyze the use of this website. The information generated by means of “cookies” concerning the use of this website is usually transmitted to the server of Google in the USA where they are in turn stored. Yet, if the web browser configuration “anonymizes” the IP-access while using this website, your IP-address will be abbreviated, if you are resident of a member state of the European Union or of another European country having signed the European Trade Agreement. Exceptionally your entire IP-address may be transferred to the server of Google in the USA and will be cut there. Google will use the data in order to analyze the use of the website on behalf of the provider, to compile reports about the user traffic of the website and in order to provide further services concerning the website and internet use in favour of website operators. Your IP-address, transmitted by your web browser within the “Google Analytics” tools won’t be connected to other data stored by Google.

You can impede the generation of “cookies” by changing the configuration of your browser. Please note, that it won’t be possible then to use all functions of this website. You can furthermore prevent the generation of “cookies” and the collection, the transfer and the processing of user data (including the IP-address) by google by downloading and installing the browser plugin, which is available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.