Data Privacy Note

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users surf the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be sent to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not link your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, but please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes explained above. 

The data collection and storage can always be excluded for the future. Given the debate about the use of analytical tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()".

Therefore IP addresses are further processed in abbreviated form in order to exclude a direct reference to an individual.

GOOGLE ADWORDS (REMARKETING)

This website uses Google Remarketing Tags. These are services of the Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and which allow analyzing your use of the website. The information on your use of the website created by the cookie (incl. your IP-address) is sent to a Google server in the USA and is stored there. Google will then truncate the IP address by the last three digits, so that an unambiguous allocation of the IP address is no longer possible. Google complies with the data privacy of the "US-Safe-Harbor" agreement and is registered with the "Safe Harbor" program of the US Department of Commerce. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Third parties including Google advertise on Internet websites. Third parties including Google use stored cookies for advertisements on the basis of previously visited websites by a user. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can object to data acquisition and – storage at any time with effect for the future. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality 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. For more information on the Google regulations please see here (http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/).

Using Social Plugins

Google

Using the Google "+1" button

These web pages use the "+1" button of the Google Plus social network of  Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). If on our website you open one of the pages that feature the "+1" button, a connection to Google's servers will be established and the button will be shown on the page by way of information to your browser. The information about which of our web pages you have visited is thus sent to the Google server.

The "+1" button is not used to record your internet visits. When the "+1" button is displayed, Google does not permanently record your browser history and also does not otherwise evaluate your visit to a page with the "+1" button. For system maintenance and bugfixing purposes Google stores data about your visit for approximately two weeks. These data, however, are not structured by individual profiles, user names, or URLs, and also are not forwarded to us. If you are logged in with Google Plus and click on the "+1" button, Google records information about your Google profile, the URL you have recommended, your IP address, and other browser-related information.

If you revoke your +1, this information will be deleted. If in the Google Plus settings you have made your profile publicly accessible, Google may show your "+1" as infos together with your profile name and your photograph in Google services, e.g. in search results, or in your Google profile, or at other places on websites and ads on the internet. If you do not want Google to record and use your data in the above-described manner, you must log out from Google Plus before you visit our page.

For more information about the collection and use of data by Google, about your respective rights and possibilities to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy information of Google: www.google.com/intl/de/ +/policy/+1button.html

Facebook

Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the facebook.com social network that is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). These plugins can be identified by the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile, or "thumbs up" icon) or are marked with the "Facebook Social Plugin" info. For a list of and information about Facebook social plugins please visit: developers.facebook.com/plugins.

If on our website you open a page that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Facebook. The contents of the plugin is transmitted from Facebook directly to your browser, which integrates it in the web page. We therefore have no influence on the extent of data that Facebook gathers with this plugin, and we therefore provide this information to you according to our knowledge:

With the integration of the plugin Facebook will be informed that you have visited the respective page of our website. If you are logged in with Facebook, Facebook can link this visit with your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. if you click on the Like button, or if you give a comment, your browser will send the corresponding information directly to Facebook, where the information will be stored. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook learns about your IP address and stores this information.

For information about the purpose and extent of data collection, about the further processing and utilisation of data by Facebook, and about your respective rights and setting possibilities to protect your privacy, please refer to the data privacy policy of Facebook:

If you are a Facebook member and you do not want that Facebook collects data about you from our website and links these data with your Facebook member data, you must log out from Facebook before you visit our website.

It is also possible to use add-ons for your browser to block Facebook social plugins, e.g. with the "Facebook Blocker" add-on.