The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) gets collected on our pages, this is where possible always on a voluntary basis. These data are not passed to third parties without your express consent. We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The use of the contact data as published within the framework of imprint obligations by third parties in order to send advertising and information that is not expressly requested is herewith expressly ruled out. The page operators reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited advertising, such as spam e-mails.
Access data / server log files
During the usage of our website we (respectively our web space provider) collect data about every access to the offer (so called server log files). Access data includes: name of the called web page, file, date and time of the call, amount of transferred data, message of a successful call, type of browser and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the page visited before), IP address and the calling provider.
We use the protocol data only for statistical analyses for the purpose of operating, the security and the optimization of the offer. We reserve the right to check the protocol files retroactively, if there is a justified suspicion of an illegal usage based on concrete evidence.
Handling of personal data
Personal data is information, with the aid of which a person is determinable, so information, which can be traced back to a person. These include the name the e-mail address or the telephone number. But also data about likings, hobbies, memberships or which web-pages were viewed by someone are included in personal data. Personal data is surveyed, used and passed over to someone else by us only if this is allowed by law or the user the users have permitted in the data survey.
After contact with us (for example via contact form or e-mail) the information of the users will be stored in order to process the request and also for the case that follow up questions arise.
Comments and Articles
If users leave comments in the blog or any other articles, we store their IP addresses. This is done for the security of the provider, if someone is posting illegal content (insults, forbidden political propaganda, and so on) in the comments. In this case the provider can be prosecuted for the comment or article and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
The follow-up comments can be subscribed by users. The users get an acknowledgement mail, to check, if they are the owner of the e-mail address they have typed in. Users are able to unsubscribe from the active subscription every time. The acknowledgement contains hints about that.
Cancelation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right, to get information about the personal data, which is stored about him, on application free of charge. Additionally the user has the right on correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, insofar as no legal obligation to retain data is opposed to that.
On our pages plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins on our side by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” (“Like”). An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the case of the activation of IP anonymization on this website your IP address will, however, be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement covering the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on website activities and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet. The IP address submitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be used in conjunction with other data from Google.
You can prevent the usage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. We would like, however, to point out that in this case you will not be able to fully use all the features of this site. You can also prevent the detection of data generated by the cookie and related with regard to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Privacy Statement for using Google Adsense
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer, allowing to analyze the use of the web site. Google AdSense uses also use web beacons (invisible images). With these web beacons information such as the visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the usage of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be given by Google to contractors of Google. Google will not use your IP address in conjunction with other data stored by you.
You can prevent the usage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. We would like, however, to point out that in this case you will not be able to fully use all the features of this site. By using this website you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described and for the aforementioned purpose.
Privacy Statement for the Use of Google AdWords
Privacy Statement for using Google +1
Collection and dissemination of information:
By using the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. By using the Google +1 button you and other users can receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you have given for +1 content and also information concerning the website which you have viewed when you click on +1. Your +1 can be shown as information along with your profile name and photo in Google services such as for example in search results or in your Google profile or elsewhere on websites and advertisements to be found on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google's services for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button you need a worldwide visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least a name selected for the profile. This name is used by all Google services. In certain cases this name can also replace a different name which you used when sharing content using your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your e-mail address or can access some other of your identifying information.
Using the acquired information:
In addition to the above uses, the information supplied by you is used according to the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google may release aggregate statistics about users' +1 activities or forward these to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.
Privacy Statement for the use of Twitter
On our pages are incorporated functions of the service Twitter. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function the websites you visited with your Twitter account are linked and made known to other users. Here data is also transferred to Twitter.
We would like to point out that, as providers of the sites, we obtain no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and its use via Twitter. You can find further information in this regard in the Twitter data privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can find your privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Privacy Statement for the use of Userlike
This website uses Userlike, a live chat software provided by Userlike UG. Userlike uses "Cookies", which are text files placed on your computer and that enable having personal chats on this website. The data collected will not be used to identify a visitor personally and is it not aggregated with any personal data of this user.