Data protection

The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and according to the statutory provisions on data protection, as well as this privacy policy.

It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (for example name, address or email address) are collected on our sites, this is always done on a voluntary basis if possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We inform you that sending data online (e.g. via email communication) can have safety loopholes. It is not possible to provide 100% protection of data from access by third parties.


Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our website. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook Logo or the “Like Button” on our sites. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook service is created via the plugin. In this way, Facebook receives information that you have visited our page with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like Button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our websites to your Facebook profile. In this way, Facebook can allocate the visit to our sites to your user account. Please note that we as providers of the websites receive no knowledge of the content of the data sent or its use by Facebook. You can find more information about this in the Facebook privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate the visit to our websites to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.


Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website will generally be sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will however be abbreviated beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and to perform other services connected with use of the website and the Internet for the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google.

You can prevent cookies being stored with the appropriate settings in your browser software; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you might not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de


Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at all times to information about your stored personal data, its origins and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing, free of charge, as well as the right to correct, block or delete these data. You can contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.


Server log files

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

  • browser type/version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of server inquiry

These data cannot be attributed to particular persons. These data will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to review these data later if we acquire knowledge of specific indications of illegal use.


Cookies

The pages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are filed on your computer and which your browser stores.

Most cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set up your browser in such a way that you are informed about the use of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, do not accept cookies for particular cases or generally, as well as automatically delete cookies after closing the browser. The functionality of the website may be limited if cookies are deactivated.


Contact form

If you make inquiries to us using the contact form, your data from the inquiry form including the contact data provided by you there will be stored by us for the purposes of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on these data without your consent.

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