Data privacy statement

Datenschutz
Data privacy

As a rule, it is possible to use our website without giving any personal data. If personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our site, this is always done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This information will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that the process of transferring data on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) can feature security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to protect data against access by third parties completely.

The website operator expressly objects to the contact details published in accordance with legal notice requirements being used by third parties to send advertising and information materials which have not been expressly requested. The website operator expressly reserves the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising information is sent, for instance, in the form of spam.

Data privacy statement regarding the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Plugins from the Facebook social network (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) have been integrated into our website. You will recognise the Facebook plugins on our site by the Facebook logo or the Like button. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is thus informed that you have visited our website using your particular IP address. If you click on the Facebook Like button whilst you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign the visit to our site to your account. We would like to point out that we as the website provider receive no information regarding the content of the data transferred or how it is used by Facebook. You can find more information about this in Facebook’s Data Use Policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign the visit to our website to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Data privacy statement regarding the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis tool from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics employs “cookies”, text files which are saved to your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. As a rule, the information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is transferred to and saved on a Google server in the USA. However, if the IP anonymisation feature is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address before this transfer takes place, whilst the information is still inside European Union Member States or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services associated with website and Internet usage. Google will not merge the IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics with other data.

You can prevent cookies being stored on your computer by making the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of this website’s functions without restriction. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from recording and processing the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Data privacy statement regarding the use of Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a tool for integrating adverts from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense employs “cookies”, text files which are saved to your computer and enable use of the website to be analysed. Google AdSense also employs “web beacons” (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic to this site can be evaluated.

The information about use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats generated by cookies and web beacons is transferred to and saved on a Google server in the USA. Google can pass this information on to its contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data saved by you.

You can prevent cookies being installed on your computer by making the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of this website’s functions without restriction. By using this website you consent to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner described and for the purpose named above.

Data privacy statement regarding the use of Google +1

Collection and dissemination of data:

The Google +1 button is a way for you to share information publicly with the world. The Google +1 button helps you and other users to receive personalised content from Google and our partners. The fact that you have clicked +1 for certain content will be recorded by Google, along with information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1s may appear to others as an annotation with your profile name and photo in Google services (such as in search results or on your Google profile) or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activity in order to provide you and other users with a better experience on Google services. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need to have a public Google profile visible to the world, which at a minimum includes the name you chose for the profile. This name will be used across all Google services. and in some cases it may replace another name you have used when sharing content via your Google Account. Google may display your Google profile identity to people who have your e-mail address or other identifying information.

Use of the collected information:

In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide is used subject to Google’s Privacy Policy. Google may share aggregate statistics related to users’ +1 activity with the public, its users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected sites.

Data privacy statement regarding the use of Twitter

Functions from Twitter are integrated into our webpages. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the webpages that you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made public to other users. Information is also transferred to Twitter in this way.

We would like to point out that we as the website provider receive no information regarding the content of the data transferred or how it is used by Twitter. You can find more information about this in Twitter’s Privacy Policy at

http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data privacy settings for Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Sources of information (for the original German text): eRecht24 Facebook data privacy statement, Google Analytics Privacy Overview, data privacy statement for Google AdSense, Google +1 Policy, Twitter Privacy Policy