As a rule, it is possible to use our website without entering any personal data. Whenever personal data are collected on our site (for example, name, address, or email address), your submission of the data is always, whenever possible, strictly voluntary. Any such data will not be provided to third parties without your express consent.
We wish to point out, however, that the transmission of data via the Internet (in email communications, for instance) may be vulnerable to security leaks. Seamless protection of data from third-party access is not possible.
We hereby expressly object to the use of the contact data provided in compliance with regulations regarding legal information for the sending of advertising and information material that have not been expressly requested. The operators of the site expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information (in the form of spam emails, for instance).
Access Data/Server Log Files
The provider (or its webspace provider) collects data about every access to the site (so-called server log files). The access data include the following: Name of the requested website, file, data and time of the request, quantity of transmitted data, report of successful request, browser type and release, user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address, and requesting provider.
The provider uses the protocol data solely for statistical evaluations serving the operation, security, and optimization of the offer. The provider reserves the right, however, to review the protocol data retroactively if concrete indications give rise to justified suspicion of illegal use.
When contacting the provider (per contact form or e-mail for instance), information about the user will be saved in order to process the request as well as for follow-up questions.
It is possible to use the site without cookies. Users can change settings in their browsers to disable the saving of cookies, to restrict their use to specific websites, or to receive notifications whenever a cookie is saved. You can delete cookies from your computer’s hard drive at any time by going to the privacy functions of your browser. These settings, however, may limit the functions and user friendliness of the site.
Recovation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right to request information about their personal data, free of charge. Additionally, the user has the right to correct false personal data, have it blocked and deleted, insofar as there is no retention obligation.
The aforementioned list makes no claim to completeness and is subject to continuous technical changes.
Should you request an excerpt of your saved personal data at the time of the data colleciton, please direct your request for information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Privacy Statement for the Use of Facebook Plug-ins (“Like” button)
Plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, have been integrated into various pages of our site. The Facebook plug-ins are identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. You can see an overview of Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This notifies Facebook that you have visited our site from your IP address. When you click on the Facebook “Like” button while logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to attribute your visit on our site
Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics
This website utilizes Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” — text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookies is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization has been enabled on this website, however, Google will shorten your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. Acting on behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to perform further services related to website and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google
Analytics will not be associated with other data from Google. You can change the settings in your browser settings to prevent cookies from being saved; however, we wish to point out that you may not be able to utilize all of the functions of this website in full if you do so. Moreover, you can prevent Google’s collection and processing of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link. More detailed information is available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information about Google Analytics and privacy). We wish to point out that Google Analytics as used on this website has been supplemented by the code “gat._anonymizelp();” to ensure the anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Privacy Statement for the Use of Google +1
Collection and Dissemination of Information:
You can use the Google +1 button to publicize information around the world. You and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners through the use of the Google +1 button. Google stores both the information when you have added +1 to content and information about the site that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 activities can be displayed as references together with your profile name and photo in Google services such as in search results or your Google profile or at other positions on websites and advertisements on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities and uses it to improve Google services for you and other users. Before you can use the Google +1 button, you will require a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and that, as a minimum, contains the name you have chosen for the profile. This name is used in all
Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or other identifying information about you.
Use of Collected Information:
The information you have provided will be used in accordance with applicable Google data protection regulations in addition to the intended purposes described above. Google will possibly publicize summarized statistics about the +1 activities of users or disseminate these statistics to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers, or related websites.