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PRIVACY STATEMENT

Introductory remarks

Below we would like to inform you about our privacy policy. Here you will find information about the collection and use of personal data when using our website. In doing so, we observe the data protection law applicable in Germany. You can access this declaration at any time on our website. We expressly point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) is subject to security gaps and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties. The use of the contact data of our imprint for commercial advertising is expressly not desired, unless we have previously given our written consent or there is already a business relationship. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Personal data

You can visit our website without providing any personal data. If personal data (such as name, address or email address) is collected on our pages, this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. If a contractual relationship is to be established between you and us, or if its content is to be modified or amended, or if you send us an enquiry, we will collect and use personal data from you to the extent necessary for these purposes (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data to the extent necessary to enable you to use the website (usage data). All personal data will only be stored as long as it is necessary for the named purpose (processing your request or processing a contract). Tax and commercial retention periods are taken into account. By order of the responsible authorities, we may in individual cases provide information about this data (inventory data), insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, for averting danger, for fulfilling the statutory duties of the constitutional protection authorities or the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or for enforcing intellectual property rights.

Kommentarfunktionen

Im Rahmen der Kommentarfunktion erheben wir personenbezogene Daten (z.B. Name, Email) im Rahmen Ihrer Kommentierung zu einem Beitrag nur in dem Umfang wie Sie ihn uns mitgeteilt haben. Bei der Veröffentlichung eines Kommentars wird die von Ihnen angegebene Email-Adresse gespeichert, aber nicht veröffentlicht. Ihr Name wird veröffentlich, wenn Sie nicht unter Pseudonym geschrieben haben.

Privacy statement for the Facebook plugin ("Like")

This website uses plugins from the provider Facebook.com, which are provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website who have the Facebook plugin ("Like" button) installed are hereby notified that the plugin establishes a connection to Facebook, through which a transmission is made to your browser for the plugin to appear on the website. Furthermore, the use of the plugin forwards data to the Facebook servers, which contain information about your website visits on our homepage. For logged in Facebook users, this means that the usage data is assigned to your personal Facebook account. As soon as you actively use the Facebook plug-in as a logged in Facebook user (e.g. by clicking on the "Like" button or using the comment function), this data is transferred to your Facebook account and published. You can only avoid this by logging out of your Facebook account beforehand. For further information regarding the use of data by Facebook, please refer to the data protection regulations on Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Privacy statement for the web analysis service Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We have activated IP anonymisation. On this website your IP address will therefore be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened 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 relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. 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. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Privacy Statement for the Web Ad Service Google Adsense

This website uses Google Adsense, a web advertisement service of Google Inc., USA ("Google"). Google Adsense uses so-called "cookies" (text files) which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. Google Adsense also uses "web beacons" (small invisible graphics) to collect information. By using web beacons, simple actions such as visitor traffic to the website can be recorded and collected. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website with regard to the advertisements, compiling reports on website activity and advertising 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. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive and web beacons from being displayed by selecting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under "Tools > Internet Options > Data Protection > Settings"; in Firefox under "Tools > Settings > Data Protection > Cookies"); however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions 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.

Privacy Statement for the Social Network Google Plus

This website uses the so-called "G +1" button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button is identified by the "G +1" sign. If you are registered with Google Plus, you can use the "G +1" button to express your interest in our website and share content from our website on Google Plus. In this case, Google stores both information that you have given a "G +1" for one of our content and information about the page you have viewed. Your "G +1" may be displayed together with your name (or photo, if available) on Google Plus in other Google services, such as Google Search or your Google profile. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Google's privacy policy. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Privacy Statement for the "Google Remarketing" and "Similar Target Groups" functions of Google Inc.

This website uses the remarketing or "Similar Target Groups" feature of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). You can thus be targeted with advertising by placing personalized and interest-based ads when you visit other websites in the Google Display Network. "Google Remarketing" or the "Similar Target Groups" function uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. These text files are used to record your visits and anonymous data about the use of the website. Personal data is not stored. If you visit another website in the so-called "Google Display Network", you may be shown advertisements that are highly likely to take into account product and information areas previously called up on our website. You can prevent "Google Remarketing" or the "Similar Target Groups" function by preventing cookies from being saved by making the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=en. You can also deactivate the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/aufrufen and implementing the further information on opt-out mentioned there. Google's privacy statement on remarketing with further information can be found here: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

Privacy statement for the "Google AdWords Conversion-Tracking" of Google Inc.

This website uses the Google AdWords Conversion Tracking feature of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). Google AdWords Conversion Tracking uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site when you click on a Google advertisement. Cookies are valid for a maximum of 90 days. Personal data is not stored. As long as the cookie is valid, Google and we as the website operator can recognise that you have clicked on an advertisement and have reached a specific target page (e.g. order confirmation page, newsletter registration). These cookies cannot be tracked across multiple websites by different AdWords participants. The cookie creates Google AdWords conversion statistics. These statistics record the number of users who have clicked on one of our ads. It also counts how many users have reached a target page that has been tagged with a "conversion tag". However, the statistics do not contain any data that can be used to identify you. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under "Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings"; in Firefox under "Tools > Settings > Privacy > Cookies"); however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions 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. Further information on how Google uses conversion data and Google's privacy policy can be found at: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/93148?ctx=tltp, http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

Privacy policy for the use of the webmessage service twitter.com

We have also integrated the webmessage service twitter.com on our website. This service is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called "Tweet" function. This allows you to publish 140 character long messages with website links in your own Twitter account. If you use the "Tweet" function of Twitter on our websites, the respective website will be linked to your account on Twitter and may be publicly announced there. Data is also transferred to Twitter. We are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. For further information, please consult Twitter's privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy Twitter offers you the possibility to define your own data protection settings under the following link: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Right of access

You have the right at any time to inquire free of charge and immediately about the data collected about your person. You have the right at any time to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data with effect for the future. To provide information, please contact the provider under the contact details in the imprint.