Confidentiality

Data protection
Usually, our website can be used without providing any personal data. As far as personal details (such as name, address or e-mail) are collected on our sites, this will always take place on a voluntary basis if possible. These details will not be forwarded to third parties without your express approval. We point out that data transfer over the Internet (e.g., e-mail communication) may involve security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to protect data completely from being accessed by third parties. The use of the contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation by third parties for the sending of advertising and information material not specifically requested is in express contradiction to this. The operators of the sites expressly reserve the right to legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

Data protection statement for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)
Our websites include plugins to the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). Facebook plugins are recognizable on our website by the Facebook logo or the Like button. A list of Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our sites, the plugin will create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will then receive the information, via your IP address that you have visited our site. If you click the Facebook Like button when you are logged onto your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our sites on your Facebook profile. Facebook can then attribute your visit to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the sites, we receive no knowledge of the content of the data supplied or their use by Facebook. More information on this can be found in the Facebook data protection statement under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php If you do not wish Facebook to be able to attribute your visit to our sites to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.

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 so-called “cookie” texts, which are stored on your computer and which enable you to analyse the use of the website. The information that the cookie generates on your use of this website will generally be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. In the case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, Google will however abbreviate your IP address beforehand within the European Union Member States or other contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and in order to provide the website operator with more services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address sent from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by the respective setting on your browser software; we would however point out to you that you will not in this case be able to use all of this website’s functions. You can also prevent Google from downloading, installing and processing the recording of the data created by the cookie and relating to your use of the data (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Data protection statement for the use of 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, to analyze how users use the site allows. Google AdSense uses so called web beacons (invisible images). Through this web beacons, information can be evaluated as the visitor traffic on these sites. The information generated by cookies and web beacons on this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats to be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be passed from Google to contractors of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by you. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, we point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in this case. By using this site, you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

Data protection statement for the use of Google +1
With the help of Google +1-push button, you can publish information all over the world. Via the Google +1-push button, you and other users will receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have provided for +1 content and also information via the site that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 can be included as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile or in other places in the websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google lists information on your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 push button, you will need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In many cases, this name can also replace another name that you have used with parts of the contents via your Google account. The identity of the Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information on you.
Use of the information recorded:
As well as the purposes stated, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the current Google data protection regulations. Google publishes statistics that may have been compiled on the users’ +1 activities and passes these on to users and partners such as the publisher, advertisers or linked websites.

Data protection statement for the use of Twitter
Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on 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 function of “re-tweet” the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that as providers of the sites we have no knowledge of the contents of the transferred data and its uses by Twitter. For more information, please refer to the privacy statement from Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your Twitter account Data Protection settings in the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.