It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal information. Insofar as personal information (such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses) is collected on our site, this shall always take place, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.
We would point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g., communication by email) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.
Our sites use plugins from the Facebook social network (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). The Facebook plugin is identifiable through the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our page. For an overview of the Facebook plug-in, see: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you would prefer that Facebook not assign your visit to our site to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
This website uses functions provided by the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and help analyse how users use the website. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there.
IHowever, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operator and for the provision of other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.
Our website uses the functions of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and dissemination of information: The Google +1 button enables you to publish information worldwide The Google +1 button lets you and other users obtain personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have provided via +1, as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your use of +1 can be displayed, along with your name and profile photo, in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites or in online ads. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google's services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must include a minimum of the profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your email address or other information that can identify you.
How the information collected is used: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may release aggregated statistics on the +1 activities of users or forward these findings to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
To modify your privacy preferences on Twitter, go to your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Information, deletion, blocking
You are entitled to request and receive information about your stored data, its origin and any recipients, where this right shall be extended to you at any time free of charge; you are furthermore entitled to request and receive information regarding the purpose of such data being processed, as well as the right to have such data corrected, blocked or deleted. For this purpose, as well as for other questions relating to personal data, you may contact us at any time at the address supplied in the website operator's legal notice.
Some parts of our website use “cookies”. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your computer until such time as you delete them. These enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called “server log files”, which are sent to us automatically by your browser. These include:
browser type/browser version operating system used referrer URL host name of the accessing computer time of server inquiry
These data cannot be linked to specific persons. This data shall not be merged with any other data sources. We reserve the right to review these data retrospectively should we become aware of any evidence of unlawful use.
If you send us a request using our contact form, your details as specified in the contact form, including any contact details you have entered, will be used for the purpose of processing your request; furthermore, we shall store these data in the event that any follow-up questions arise. We will not disclose this data without your consent.
Objection to advertising email
The use of contact information published as part of the disclaimer requirement by third parties in order to send unauthorised advertisements and informational material is hereby explicitly prohibited. The site administrators explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited sending of promotional information, for example, spam email.