The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis if possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.
However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g. e-mail communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.
Our websites uses the analysis service of etracker. Provider of these services are the etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1 20459 Hamburg Germany.
User profiles under a pseudonym can be created using these data. For this cookies can be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the buffer store of your internet browser. The cookies enable to recognise your browser. The data collected by etracker will not be used to personally identify users of our website and will not be merged with person-related data about the owner of the pseudonym without explicit permission of the involved user.
You may object to the collection and use of data at any time with effect to the future. In order to object to the data collection and use, you can obtain an Opt-Out-Cookie, which secures that no visitor data of your browser will be collected from and stored by etracker in the future, from etracker under the following link: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb
On our websites plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. You recognise these plug-ins by the Facebook-logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, please see here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by this plug-in. By that Facebook receives information that you have visited our websites with your IP-address. If you click the Facebook-Like-button while you are logged on to your Facebook account you may link the contents of our websites to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can associate your visit of our websites to your Facebook account.
If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called”cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.
If the IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP-address will be shortend priory within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases your complete IP-address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to the use of this websites by downloading and installing the the plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Collection and forwarding of Information:
By using the Google +1 button you may publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personal-related contents from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have voted +1 for contents as well as information about the website that you were visiting as you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 votes may be published or displayed as notices together with your profile name and your picture at Google services, such as search results, your Google profile or at other places on websites.
Google records information about your +1 acitvities in order to improve the Google sevices for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the user name chosen for this profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases this name may be replaced by another name which you used when sharing contents via your Google account. The ID of your Google account can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or possess any other information identifying you.
Use of collected information:
Besides the above mentioned designated purposes, the details provided by you are treated according to current Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics about +1 activities of users or pass those statistics on to users and contractual partners like publishers, advertisers or linked websites, respectively.
On our websites functions of the service Instagram are embedded. These functions are offered by the Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account you can link contents of our websites with your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. By this Instagram will associate the visit of our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram.
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider of Linked in is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. On every access to our websites which contain LinkedIn functions, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn will be established. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you the “recommend”-button of LinkedIn and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate yor visit of our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.
On our websites we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by the Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). If you access a website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direkt connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transmits protocol data to the server of Pinterest in the U.S.A. These protocol data may contain your I.P. address, the address of visited websites that also contain Pinterest functions, type and settings of the browser, date and time of your query, your usage behaviour of Pinterest as well as cookies.
The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under http://twitter.com/account/settings
Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider of these functions are the XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg. On every access to our websites that contain the functions of XING, a connection to the servers of XING will be established. According to our present state knowledge, the storage of person-related data does not take place, especially no IP-addresses will be stored, neither will the usage behaviour be evaluated.
Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking
You have the right to be informed about your person-related data, their origin and addressee and the purpose of data processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of those data at any time and free of charge.
For further questions and questions concerning person-related data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the legal note.
The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as
- browser type/version
- used operating system
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of query
Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. A merging with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if reasonable evidences concerning illegal use become known.
If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact data, are stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of additional enquiries. Those data will not be passed on with your permission.
Objection to commercial mails
Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Note/Impressum. The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures in case of being sent unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam mails etc.
If you would like to subscribe for the newsletter offered on our website, we require your email address as well as information which allow us to check if you are the owner of the provided email address and agree to the receipt of the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. Those data will be exclusively used by us for the purpose of sending the requested information and will not be passed on to third parties.
The given permission to the storage of the data, email address as well as its use for sending the newsletter may be withdrawn at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe”-link in the newsletter.
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