Each time this website is accessed, information regarding the use, such as date, time and the page requested, may be stored on the server. These data are collected in anonymous form and therefore do not allow us to track the user personally. The information is exclusively used and processed for statistical purposes and will not be passed on to any third party, for neither commercial nor non-commercial purposes.
Further information may be stored on the device of the website user in so-called “cookies”. These small text files enable us to analyse the use of the website and make it more user-friendly. The user can deactivate this function by adjusting the setting of the browser. However, this may impair the usability and functionality of our website. The operator expressly points out that the data transfer on the internet (email communication) is not completely safe. It is not possible to provide full protection against the interception of electronic messages by third parties.
The use of contact details displayed in the Legal Notice of this website for statutory requirements, such as telephone and fax number and email address, for commercial publicity purposes shall be deemed to be prohibited, unless the provider gives his consent in writing or if a commercial relationship exists with the sender. The website operator reserves the right to take legal action against anyone who infringes the privacy rights.
This website uses the “Google Analytics” tool, a web analytics service of the Google Inc. Company. “Google Analytics” uses so-called “cookies”. These are small text files that are placed on the computer of the user and thereby allow us to evaluate the use of this website.
Normally, the information generated by the cookie regarding the use of the website is transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the USA. If the IP anonymisation is activated on the website, the IP address of the user will be truncated prior to transmission in the member states of the European Union and in other countries having signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
Google will use these data to analyse the use of the website and compile reports on the website traffic on behalf of the website operator as well as to develop further services relating to the use of the internet and the websites for the benefit of the website operators. The IP address, transmitted due to the use of the “Google” Analytics” tool, will not be associated with other data held by Google.
You can prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by adequately adjusting the setting of the browser software. Please note, however, that, doing this, you may no longer be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also disable the cookies and thereby prevent Google from collecting and processing personal data regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the opt-out browser add-on, which is available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
This website uses so-called social plugins (“Plugins”) of the Facebook social network, operated by the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). These plugins are recognisable from the Facebook logo or the writing “Soziales Plug-in von Facebook” or “Facebook Social Plugin”. At the following link, you find an overview of the Facebook widgets and their symbols: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins
When accessing a page of our website, which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers, allowing Facebook to transmit content to your browser, which is then automatically uploaded onto and incorporated into the website.
Through the incorporation of the plugin into the website, Facebook gets the information that our website has been accessed by your browser, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser to and stored by Facebook on a server in the USA.
If you are logged into your user account, Facebook is able to assign the visit of our website to your user account. When you interact with such plugins, for example, pressing the “Like” button or writing a comment, this information is also transmitted to the Facebook server and stored there. Facebook will publish this information and display it to your Facebook friends.
Facebook may use this information for advertising and market research purposes as well as to make the Facebook pages more user-friendly. Facebook compiles user, interest and relation profiles, for example to evaluate your use of the website with regard to the advertisements displayed on its pages, inform other Facebook users about your visit of our website and develop further services relating to the use of Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign the information related to our website to your user account, you must log out from your Facebook account before accessing our website.
Collection and Transmission of Information
The Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. Google +1 makes personalised information about Google and our partners available to you and other users. Google will receive and store the information that you have activated the Google +1 button on a webpage as well as information about the website you have accessed when clicking on the Google +1 button. Your Google +1 content may be displayed along with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example research results and your Google profile, or in websites and advertisements that are shown in the internet.
Google records information about your Google +1 activities with the aim to improve its services for the benefit of the users. The use of the Google +1 feature requires a public, worldwide visible Google profile, which must contain at least a profile name. Google uses this name in all its services. In some cases, this name may replace another denomination assigned by the user when splitting the content of the Google +1 account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to other users who know your email address or hold other information that allows them to identify you personally.
Use of the collected data
We have embedded widgets and feeds of Twitter in our pages. These features are provided by the Twitter Inc. Company, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use such Twitter widgets, notably the “Re-Tweet“ button, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and displayed to other users. During your visit, data will be transmitted to Twitter.
You can modify the privacy configuration settings of your Twitter account using the following link http://twitter.com/account/.