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Data Protection Policy
1. Content Liability
The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. For the correctness, integrity and accuracy of the contents, we can not take any responsibility. As a service provider we are responsible for, in accordance to § 7 subsection 1 TMG (German Telemedia Act), for our own content on these pages, in compliance to general terms and conditions. Pursuant to §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are as a service provider not obliged to monitor transferred or saved external information, nor are we obligated to search for/or investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of Information in accordance to the general terms remain unaffected. However, liability in this regard is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement. Upon notification of such violations, we will remove the content immediately.
2. Liability for Links
Our webpages contain links to external third party websites, over which we have no control. Therefore, we can not take any responsibility for the contents of these sites. Concerning the content of these linked webpages, the appropriate Service provider or operator takes responsibility. At the time of linking, the linked sites were checked for any possible violations of rights or legal breaches. Meaning, at the time of linking, any illegal content was not identifiable. A permanent monitoring/controlling of the linked sites is, without concrete evidence of a violation, unreasonable. Upon notification of such a violation, we will removed said links immediately.
The site operator created contents and works on these pages are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective authors, namely the creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Concerning content which has not been created by the website operator, the copyrights of the relevant third parties will be observed. To this end, content from third parties has been identified as such. Nevertheless should you be aware of any copyright infringement, we ask for you to inform us immediately. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such content immediately.
4. Data Protection
The use of our website is, in the norm, possible without the provision of personal data. So far as personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) is gathered on our sites, this is done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not, without your expressed permission, be forwarded onto third parties.
We would like to point out, that a data transfer over the Internet (for example communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
In accordance to the obligations of legal notice, the use of publicly published contact data by third parties for the purposes of sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of these pages reserve the right to legal action in cases of unsolicited distribution of promotional information, such as spam mails etc.
5. Data Protection Statement for the use of Facebook Plugins (Like Button)
On our pages, plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. The Facebook-Plugins can be identified on our site by the Facebook Logo or “Like-Button”. An overview of the Facebook-Plugins is available here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, a direct connection between our site and the Facebook Server will be established over the Plugin. Thereby Facebook receives the information from your IP-Address, that you have visited our page. 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 Profile. In this way, Facebook can assign your visit to our pages to your account. We declare, that as the provider of the pages, we receive no knowledge regarding the transmitted data and its use by Facebook. Further information to this matter can be found in the Data Protection Statement from Facebook under de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to collate your visit information and apply it to your Facebook user account, then please simply log out of your account.
6. Data Protection Statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, Text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website are usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. In the case of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP-Address will be truncated within Member states of the European Union or other parties 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 be truncated there. On behalf of the operators of this website, Google will use this information in order to compile reports regarding Website activity and further information about Website use and internet related services for the Website operator. In accordance to the framework from Google Analytics, the information transferred by your browser, namely your IP-Address, will not be compiled together with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the saving of Cookies by using the appropriate settings tool built into your Browser Software; however, we would like to state, that in this case you may not necessarily be able to use all the functions of this Website to their full extent. You can however prevent the collection of data as generated by the Cookie regarding your use of the Website and relating data (including your IP-Address) by Google, in so far as preventing the processing of this information by Google, in that you can under the following link, download and install available browser plugins: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
7. Data Protection Statement for the use by Google +1
Collection and Forwarding of Information:
With help from the Google +1 Button you are able to publish information globally. Through using the Google +1 Button, you and other users will receive personalised information and materials from Google and our Partners. Google stores both the Information that you provided as content to +1 along with information about the sites where you by clicking on +1 have viewed. For your consideration, your +1’s can be, along with your Profile Name and Photo, displayed in Google Services, such as search results or in your Google Profile or in other locations on Websites and Adverts on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1- activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 Button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the chosen name for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you used when sharing content under your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or any other available identifying information about you.
Usage of the collected information:
In addition to the above uses, the information provided by you is used in accordance to applicable Google Data Protection Agreements. Google may release summary information regarding the +1 activities of the user, in the respect that Google passes on said information to the user and its Partners, such as Publishers, Advertisers or associated Websites.
8. Data Protection concerning the use of Twitter
Functions of the service Twitter are integrated into our Website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the use of the “Re-Tweet” function, information concerning your visited Websites will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Furthermore, the data will also be transferred onto Twitter.
We declare that, we as the provider of this Site, receive no information and/or have no knowledge regarding the contents of the transferred data and its uses by Twitter. Further information concerning the Data Protection Statement from Twitter is available under twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your Twitter account Data Protection settings in the account settings under twitter.com/account/settings.