The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. In as far as personal data (for example name, postal or e-mail address) are collected on our website, this is always done where possible with your permission. These data are not passed onto third parties without your express permission.
We would point out that data transfer over the Internet (such as communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of the contact data published within the scope of this statutory legal notice for the transmission of advertising and informational material by third parties unless expressly requested. The operator of these pages expressly reserves the right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising material, such as through spam e-mails etc.
Privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (the Like button)
Plugins for the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated into our web pages. Facebook plugins on our website can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the Like button. You can find out more about Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages, the plugin makes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website and your IP address. When 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. Facebook can then associate the visit to our website with your user account. We would point out that we, as the provider of these pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data nor how Facebook uses it. Further information about this can be found in the Facebook Data Policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate the visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. 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 with other services relating to website use and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser during the use of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
Privacy statement for the use of Google AdSense
The information created by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertisement formats is transferred to a Google server in USA and stored there. This information can be passed on by Google to its contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software, 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 agree that the data about you collected by Google may be processed as described above and for the purpose described above.
Privacy statement for the use of Google +1
Collection and dissemination of information:
The +1 button lets you publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you given for a piece of content of +1 as well as information concerning the page you were visiting when you clicked on +1. Your +1s can be shown as tips together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or in other places on websites and in ads on the Internet.
Google records information on your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name 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 e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.
Use of the collected information:
In addition to the above-described uses, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection/privacy policies. Google may publish aggregate statistics regarding the +1 activities of users or disclose these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
Sources: Privacy statement from eRecht24, the Internet law portal of attorney Sören Siebert, eRecht24 Privacy statement for Facebook, Google Analytics conditions, eRecht24 Privacy statement Google Adsense, Privacy statement for Google +1