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Privacy Policy

As the operator of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the provisions of the applicable data protection legislation as well as with this data privacy statement.

This use of our website is generally possible without the provision of any personal data. If personal data is collected on our pages (e.g. name, address or email address), this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. The data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

We hereby give notice that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Collection and processing of http protocol data

Every time you visit our web site or access a file, our web server collects log information (e.g. browser type and time and date of retrieval). This is not personal data. This collected data cannot be assigned to any specific natural person.

This information is only used for statistical purposes. This data is not transferred to third parties. We do not associate this data with data from other sources.

Use of personal data

Personal data is only collected by us to the extent that you willingly provide it.

We will notify you of the purpose for its collection at the corresponding spots within our site. This purpose will not subsequently be changed. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, unless required by law.

Use of cookies

Some of our webpages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our offer more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies“. They are automatically deleted once you finish your session. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Right to Information

You have, at any time, the right to obtain information concerning the data stored about you, its origin and recipient(s), and the purpose of the storage. Please submit your request for information by post or email to the addresses given in our legal notice.

This privacy statement applies only to content on our servers and does not include third-party websites that link to our site.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer that enable an analysis of how you use our website. The information gathered by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be stored by Google in shortened form within member states of the European Union or in other states that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and shortened on a Google server in the USA . Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide the website operator with other services related to website usage and Internet activity. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please be advised that by doing so you may be unable to use some features of this website in full. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to the usage of the website (incl. your IP address) and the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

Data privacy statement for the use of Google +1

Our pages use Google +1 features. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and dissemination of information: The Google +1 button enables you to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button lets you and other users obtain personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for content as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible and public Google profile that contains at least the name you have selected as your profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to other users who know your email address or who have other identifying information about you.

Use of collected data: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy policies. Google may publish aggregated statistics on the +1 activities of users and/or pass this information on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

Social Sharing und Embedding

In some cases, third party content from other websites is integrated into this website, such as videos from YouTube or graphics from other sites. This always assumes that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) access the user's IP address, This is because they would not be able to transmit the content to each user's browser without the IP address. The IP address is necessary in order to display the content.

Newsletter

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Final notes

As a user you have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about you free of charge. You also have the right to correct inaccurate data and to block or delete your personal data from our records to the extent that there is no legal obligation to retain the same. The contact details are given in our legal notice.