Scope of application
The legal foundations for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data / server log files
The provider (or their web space provider) collects data on each access to the offer (so-called server log files). Access data includes:
The name of the requested web page, file, date and time of the request, volume of data transmitted, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (previously visited website), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data only for statistical analyses for the purpose of operative, security and optimisation purposes with regard to the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data at a later time in cases where there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use.
Processing of personal data
Personal data is information which can lead to the identification of a person, i.e. which can be traced back to an individual. This includes the name, email address or phone number. However, data concerning preferences, hobbies, memberships or information on which websites were visited also counts as personal data.
Personal data is collected, used and forwarded to the provider only where this is legally permitted or the user has expressly consented to the collection of such data.
When contacting the provider (for example via a contact form or by e-mail) the user’s data is stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry as well as any follow-up requests.
You can access and manage many of the online ad cookies used by companies via the US-American website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is, in general, transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
If you activate IP anonymity on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address prior to this within the European union member states or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, for compiling reports on website activity and for providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the operator of the website.
The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prohibit the installation of cookies by adjusting the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case it may not be possible to fully utilise all of the functions of this website. Furthermore, you may also prevent the collection of the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) that is generated by cookies as well as the processing of this data by Google by clicking on the following link which leads to a browser plug-in that is available for download and installation: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
For more information about Google’s use of your data for promotional purposes as well as about setting and objection options and please refer to Google’s web pages: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ (“Google data usage when using our partners’ websites or apps”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Data usage for advertising purposes”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Manage the information that Google uses to show you ads”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (Decide which ads Google shows you”).
As an alternative to the browser add-on or in browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. This will store an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again to opt-out.
Use of Facebook social plugins
This website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins are identified by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile, the terms "Like" or "thumbs up") are indicated with the additional text "Facebook Social Plugin". The full list and the appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When a user calls up a web page that contains such a plugin, their browser establishes a direct link to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and embedded in the website. Therefore the provider has no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the user to the best of its knowledge:
By embedding the plugin, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page on the website. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to the website to the visitor’s Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, e.g. by pressing the Like button or commenting, the corresponding information will be sent directly to Facebook by Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still a possibility that Facebook will obtain their IP address and save it. According to Facebook, in Germany, only an anonymous IP address is stored.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the rights and settings for the protection of user privacy can be found in Facebook's privacy statement: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him/her via this website and to link it with the user’s member data stored on Facebook then it is necessary to log out of Facebook before visiting the site. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
+1 Button by Google+
This website uses the "+1" button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button can be recognized by the "+1" on a white or colored background.
When a user accesses a page of this website containing such a button, their browser establishes a direct connection to Google's servers. The content of the "+1" button is transmitted directly by Google to the user’s browser and is embedded in the website. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the extent of the data that Google collects with the button. Google states that no personal data is collected if the button is not clicked. Such data, including the IP address, is only collected and processed for users who are logged in to Google.
This offer uses web page elements (https://dev.twitter.com/web/overview), e.g. buttons, or embedded content provided by the Twitter service, offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. With the help of these web page elements it is possible e.g. to share a post or page of this website on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter. In particular individual tweets can be embedded in the website as further content.
When a user accesses a web page of this website that contains the above described web page elements, their browser establishes a direct connection to the Twitter servers. The content of the web page elements is transmitted directly from Twitter to the user’s browser. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the scope of the data that Twitter collects with the help of these website elements and is informing users regarding this matter to the best of its knowledge. According to this, when the button is used only the IP address of the user is transmitted to the URL of the respective web page. This information is used solely for the purpose of providing content to be displayed in the web page elements.
Withdrawal, amendments, corrections and updates
The user has the right, on request, to receive free-of-charge information regarding the personal data that has been stored on him/her. The user has the additional right to correction of incorrect data, blocking or deletion of his/her personal data insofar as not opposed by any statutory requirement to preserve records.
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