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Data Protection

The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data-protection provisions, as well as the data protection declaration. The use of our website is normally possible without the user being required to provide personal data. If personal data are recorded on our website (for example name, address or e-mail address), this is done, as far as this is possible, on a voluntary basis. These data will not be passed-on to third parties without your express approval. We wish to point out that the transfer of data via the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can be subject to gaps in security. An absolutely complete protection of data against being accessed by third parties is not possible.



Data protection declaration in relation to the use of Facebook plug-ins (Like-Button)

Plug-ins of the social-network operator Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our website. You will recognise the Facebook plug-ins on our website due to the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. You will find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plug-ins/. When you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be created via the plug-in. This provides Facebook with the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook account. This will allow Facebook to assign your visit of our website to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of this website that we do not receive any information on the content of the transferred data, as well as their use by Facebook. You will find further information in the Facebook data protection declaration at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want that Facebook can allocate your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, log-out of your Facebook user account.



Data protection declaration in relation to 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 that are saved on your computer and which make it possible to analyse your use of websites. The information about your use of the website that is generated by the cookie, are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In the event that you activate the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will, however, be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are part of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of this website, in order to draft reports about the activities on the website and in order to provide further services to the website operator related to website and internet use. Your IP address that Google Analytics has ascertained from your browser will not be added to the other Google data. You can prevent cookies being save by activating the corresponding setting on your browser software; we wish to point out that in such an event, you may possibly not be able to use all the functions on this website entirely. In addition to this, you can also prevent the information generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de


We use the re-marketing technology of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). These technologies allow users that have already visited our websites and online services and who have shown an interest in our products to be targeted directly with advertising once again on the websites of Google Partner Networks. Cookies are used for the fading-in of advertising, these are small text files that are saved on the user's computer. With the help of these text files, the user's behaviour when visiting the website can be analysed and subsequently used for targeted product recommendations and interest-based advertising.

If you do not wish to receive interest-based advertising, you can deactivate the use of cookies by Google for this purpose by accessing the website www.google.de/settings/ads.

By availing of our offer you declare your acceptance that the data gathered about you by Google can be processed in the way described here and for the aforementioned purpose. We would like to point to out that Google has its own data protection guideline that are independent of ours. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these guidelines and processes. Please inform yourself about Google’s data protection provisions [http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/] prior to using our website.



Data protection declaration in relation to the use of Google +1

Our website uses the functions of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Recording and passing-on of information: With Google +1 buttons, you can publish information globally. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves the information that you gave a +1 for a certain content, as well as information about the website that you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be faded-in as a reference together with your profile name and your photo in Google services such as, for example, in search results or in your Google profile, or at other places on websites and advertisements on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the +1 buttons, you require a public Google profile that can be viewed anywhere in the world, and which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In certain cases this name can replace another name that you have used in order to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users that know your e-mail address or who have other information about you that can be used to identify you. Using collected information: In addition to the usage purposes that have been outlined above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with Google’s applicable data protection provisions. Google may publish summarised statistics in relation to user's +1 activities or pass these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or connected websites.



Data protection declaration in relation to the use of YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins from the Google-operated website YouTube. The operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites that is equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers will be created. This involves the YouTube server being informed about which websites you have visited. When you are logged into your YouTube account, this makes it possible for YouTube to allocate you surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You can find further information in relation to the handling of user data in the YouTube data protection declaration at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right at any time and free of charge to receive information about what personal data has been saved about you, where this information originated from, the recipient of this information, and the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you should have any further questions in relation to the topic of your personal data, you can contact us at any time by contacting the address contained in the imprint.

Cookies

The websites partially use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies make the websites we offer you more user-friendly, effective and secure. Coolies are small text files that are deposited on your computer and saved on your browser. The majority of the cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your device until such time as you delete them yourself. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser the next time you visit the website. You can set-up your browser so that you will be informed when cookies are set and which will enable you to allow cookies only on an individual basis, to accept cookies for specific cases or to generally block them. You can also set-up your browser so that the cookies are automatically deleted when you close it. When deactivating the cookies, the functionality of the website can be limited.

Server-Log Files

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

  • Browser type/ browser version
  • The operating system used
  • The referrer URL
  • Host-name of the accessing computer
  • Time the server enquiry took place
  • These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. These data will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently examine these data when concrete indications of an illegal usage become known to us.



    Contact form

    When you use our contact form in order to submit an enquiry, we will use the information contained in the form, including your contact data, in order to process your enquiry, and these will be saved for the event of subsequent questions or enquiries. We will not pass on these data to third parties without your express approval.



    Objecting to advertising mails

    The use of the contact data that is made public within the framework of the obligation to provide an imprint in order to send advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested is herewith objected to. The operators of these websites expressly reserve the right to instigate legal steps in the event that unwanted and unsolicited advertising information, such as spam mails for example, are received.



    Newsletter data

    If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your e-mail address as well as information which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected. We exclusively use these data in order to send the information requested, and these said data are not passed-on to third parties.



    You can revoke the approval that you have provided in order to allow your data and e-mail address to be saved, as well as their use for the sending of the newsletter at any time by using the “Unsubscribe” link indicated in the newsletter.