The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Any personal data (such as name, address or email address) is provided on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data is not shared with third parties without your express consent.
Please note that transmitting data over the internet (e.g. communication by email) may present security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.
The use of the contact data, which is provided as required in the legal notice, by third parties for the transmission of unsolicited advertising and informational materials is strictly prohibited. The site operators reserve the right to pursue legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising, such as spam email.
Plug-ins for the Facebook social network (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated on our site. The Facebook plug-ins can be identified on our site by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our site to your Facebook user account, log out of your Facebook account.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer to allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information concerning your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is transmitted to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will first be anonymised by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries within the European Economic Community prior to transmission to the USA.
Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is then anonymised. Google uses this information on behalf of the site operator to evaluate your use of the website, to compile website activity reports for the site operator and to provide further services associated with the use of both the website in particular, and the internet in general. The IP address from your browser which is transmitted as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data from Google.
You can adjust your browser settings to prevent cookies from being saved; if you do so, however, please be aware that you then may not be able to use the full scope of functions offered by this website. You can also prevent Google’s collection and processing of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided at the following link:
This website uses Google Adsense, a web advertising service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Adsense uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer to allow an analysis of your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses “web beacons” (invisible images). Web beacons allow information such as visitor traffic to be analysed on this site.
The information that is generated by the cookies and web beacons concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) and the distribution of advertising formats is transmitted to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there. This information may be transmitted by Google to its contractual partners. However, your IP address will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
You can adjust your browser settings to prevent the installation of cookies; if you do so, however, please be aware that you then may not be able to use the full scope of functions offered by 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.
Collection and dissemination of data:
The Google +1 button is a way for you to share information publicly with the world. The Google +1 button helps you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. The fact that you used the +1 button will be recorded by Google, along with information about the page you were viewing when you clicked on the +1 button. Your +1 clicks may appear to others as an annotation with your profile name and photo in Google services (such as in search results or on your Google profile) or elsewhere on websites and ads on the internet.
Google records information about your +1 activity in order to provide you and other users with a better experience with Google services. In order to use the Google +1 button, you must first have a public Google profile visible to the world, which at least includes the name you chose for the profile. This name will be used across Google services. In some cases, it may even replace another name you have used when sharing content under your Google account. Google may display your Google profile identity to people who have your email address or other identifying information.
Use of the collected information:
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our site. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc. (Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). Using Twitter and the “Retweet” function links the websites you visit to your Twitter account and shares this information with other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter.
Your privacy settings on Twitter can be changed in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.