Data Protection

A visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address). If personal data are collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.

We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.

The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; e.g., by means of spam mail.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and which make it possible to analyze your website use. The information on your website use that is generated through the cookie is typically transmitted to and saved by a Google server in the USA. The IP anonymization performed by this website, however, nonetheless generally results in Google abridging your IP address in a member state of the European Union or in another country that is a signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abridged there. Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of this website, to prepare reports on website activities and to provide additional services to the website operator in connection with website and Internet usage. The IP address sent by your browser in the Google Analytics context will not be consolidated with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser. Please note, however, that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of some features of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

Our website uses so called Social Plugins („Plugins) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue background or a “thump-up” sign) or are identified by the phrase “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the look of Facebook Social Plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. Purpose and detail of the data assessment and the further use and analysis of the Data through Facebook and your thus related personal rights and control functions to protect your private data can be found in the data disclaimer of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect your data via our website and stores it in relationship to your Facebook member account, you will need to log out of Facebook prior to the visit of our website and you may also have to delete any related cookies stored locally by Facebook.

Use of Google+ Plugin

Our website uses plug-ins operated by the social network “Google+”. These programs are exclusively operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”). The plugins is made clearly visible on our website through the add-on “+1” on white or colored background. When clicking on named plugin, your browser will establish a direct link with the servers operated by Google+; as a result the content of the plugin will be transferred to your browser and embedded in the website being shown. The fact that you have visited our website will be passed on to Google. In the case that you visit our website whilst you are signed into your Google+ user account, Google+ can assign your visit to our website to your user account. Information arising from interaction with the Google+ plugins (such as by clicking the “+1” button or by leaving a comment) will be directly transferred to and stored by Google. Our website has no impact upon the data Google collects with named plugin. To prevent this you must log out of your Google+ account before visiting our website. Please refer to Google+’s privacy policy http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html for more information on: the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by Google+, your rights, how to modify settings and how to protect your privacy.

Legal effect of this liability disclaimer

This liability disclaimer is to be viewed as an integral part of the internet offering, from where reference was made to this section. To the extent that portions of this text shall be deemed to be incompliant, either in sum or in part, with current law, then all other portions of this text shall maintain their validity and remain untouched by the invalidity of other sections.