Privacy Policy

The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection statement.

The use of our website is normally possible without giving personal data. If personal data (eg name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This information will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data before access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.

Most of the cookies we use are so called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on the next visit.

You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies, to allow cookies in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are deactivated.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

• Browsing type / Browser version

• Operating system used

• Referrer URL

• Hostname of the accessing computer

• Time of the server request

This data cannot be attributed to specific persons and is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to review the data at a later date, if we become aware of indications for unlawful use.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries by means of a contact form, your information including the contact details will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and answering related questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require that you provide an e-mail address as well as information that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletters.  Additional information is not collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and will not pass it on to third parties.

You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletters at any time, for example, via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter

Privacy Policy for using Google Analytics

This website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow you to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, in the case of the activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and edited there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage against the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google’s processing of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: http: //tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout? hl = en

Data protection for the use of Facebook plugins (like-button)

On our pages are plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins on the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http: //developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will be informed that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook Like button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook privacy policy at http://de-en.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy policy for using YouTube

Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our YouTube-enabled sites, you will be connected to YouTube’s servers. The Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to map your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information about how to deal with user data, see YouTube’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

Information, deletion, blocking

You are always entitled to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of data processing, and the right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Contradiction advertising mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.