Data privacy policy

Data privacy

In general our website can be used without having to enter personal details. If personal details (for example name, address, or email addresses) are collected on our website, this will be on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the transfer of data via the internet (for example by email) carries associated security risks. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties.

Usage by third parties of contact details published in compliance with statutory legal notice for the purposes of sending unsolicited advertising and informational material is hereby expressly rejected.  Where the operator receives unsolicited advertising material, such as spam etc., the operator expressly reserves the right to take legal action.

Data privacy policy on the usage of Facebook plugins ("Like" button)

Plugins from the Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) social network are embedded into our website. Facebook plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our web pages. You can find out more about Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, a direct connection is made between your browser and Facebook's webservers. Facebook receives the information that your IP address has visited our website.   When you click the Facebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can associate the content of our website with your Facebook profile.  In this way Facebook can associate the visit with your Facebook user account. We wish to point out that we, as the provider of the website, do not know the content of the data transferred or its usage by Facebook. Further information on this can be found in Facebook's data privacy policy: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you don't want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data privacy policy for usage of Google Analytics

This website makes use of Google Analytics, which is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics makes use of cookies (small text files) which are stored on your personal computer and which facilitate the analysis of your usage of the website. Any information on your usage of this website which is gathered using these cookies is in the normal course of events transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website however, your IP address will be abbreviated in advance by Google within the EU states, or in states that are party to the Treaty on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google uses information on behalf of the website operator for the purposes of evaluating your usage of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and for providing other services associated with website activity and internet usage. The IP address transferred from your browser to Google Analytics is not associated with any other data from Google.
You can block the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do so you may not be able to make use of the full functionality of all features of this website. You can also block Google from recording data on your usage of the website which is produced via the cookie (such data includes your IP address), as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Data privacy policy for usage of Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service which embeds advertisements from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Adsense makes use of cookies (small text files) which are stored on your personal computer and which facilitate the analysis of your usage of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (non-visible graphics). These web beacons enable information such as visitor traffic to the website to be analysed.
Information on website usage (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats which is created using cookies and web beacons is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google can transfer this information to Google's contractual partners. Google however will not associate your IP address with any of your data held by Google.
You may refuse to accept cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do so it might not be possible for you to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Data privacy policy for usage of Google +1

Recoding and transfer of information:
 The Google +1 button enables you to publish information worldwide. You and other users receive personalised content from Google and other partners by using the Google +1 button. Google stores both the information that you have given a +1 to a content, as well as information on the website which you have viewed by clicking +1. Your +1 can then be indicated in Google services alongside your profile name and your photo, such as for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the internet.
Google records information on your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and other users. To use the Google + 1 button, you will need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at a minimum the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services.  In some cases, this name can replace a different name you used when sharing content from your Google account.  The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or other identifying information.

Usage of the recorded information:
In addition to the uses outlined above, the information provided by you is used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy provisions. Google may release aggregate statistics on the + 1 activities of users, or pass these statistics on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Data privacy policy for usage of Twitter

Our web pages incorporate functions from the Twitter service. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function are used, the web pages you visit are associated with your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is transferred to Twitter in the process.
We wish to point out that we, as the provider of the website, do not know the content of such data transferred or how it is used by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in Twitter's data privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your Twitter data privacy settings at your account settings here: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Sources: eRecht24, eRecht24 Facebook data privacy policy, Google Analytics data privacy policy, Google Adsense liability exclusion, Google +1 conditions, Data privacy policy for Twitter