LEGAL NOTICES DATA PROTECTION

On some pages you are asked to provide personal information. Answers to these questions are on a voluntary basis. Your data are saved exclusively for the processing of your enquiries and there is no forwarding of data to a third party. At all times you have the possibility by e-mail or by post to refute the use of your data. We hereby assure you that the information you provide to us will be handled with due confidentiality in accordance with current legislation.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files saved on your computer and which enable the analysis of use of the website. Information generated by cookies on the use of this website are as a rule transferred to a Server of Google in USA and also stored there. In the case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, then within the member states of the European Union, or other states subject to the agreement, your IP-address will be abbreviated by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and there abbreviated. Acting on behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website in order to compile reports on the website activity and to provide further services in association with the use of the website and use of the internet of associated service providers in respect of the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your bowser under the framework of Google Analytics will not be brought together with other Google data. You can prevent the saving of cookies by activating the appropriate setting in your browser software. We would however, like to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. Moreover, you can also prevent the recording of data generated through cookies and data related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:   http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Newsletter

In our Newsletter we let you have you the latest information. If you wish to receive the latest information then just let us know your valid e-Mail address together with information which allows us to check this out, that you really are the owner of this e-mail address and as such agree to the receipt of the Newsletter and other information. Further data are not taken up. These data are only valid for sending out the Newsletter and for up-to-date information and will not be forwarded to third persons. With the registration for our Newsletter we save your IP-address and the date of registration. The saved data is intended solely as the evidence that a third party may misuse an E-mail address and registers for the Newsletter without the knowledge of the entitled person. Your consent to the saving of data, of the e-mail address and the use in conjunction with the sending out of the Newsletter and the latest information can be revoked at any time.

Facebook

This website uses so-called social plug-ins (“Plugins”) in the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins are identified with the Facebook logo or with the additional sentence: “Social Plug-in of Facebook” or the “Facebook Social Plugin”. An overview of Facebook Plugins and their appearance  can be found under:  http://developers.facebook.com/plugins

If you call up a page on our website which contains such a plug-in, your browser will automatically link you to Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transferred from Facebook directly to your browser and from here incorporated into the web site.

Though the integration of plugins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the respective page on our website, even if you are not in possession of a Facebook account or if you are not logged on online. ‘’This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a server of Facebook in USA where it is saved.

If you are logged in at Facebook, Facebook can attribute your visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example if you press the “Like” button or enter a comment, the respective information is then also transferred directly to a server of Facebook where it is then saved. In addition, the information is released on Facebook and shown to your Facebook-Friends.
Facebook is entitled to use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research or for the design and content of Facebook sites. For these purposes, Facebook sets up user profiles, together with profiles of interests and  relationships, e.g. in order to evaluate your use of our website in respect of the marketing adverts on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users by means of their activities on our website and to provide further services in conjunction with the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to transfer the data collected from our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

The purpose and scope of data collection with further processing and utilization of such data through Facebook and the respective rights and possible settings for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection notices of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Using the Google +1 Button

This internet site uses Google +1 button, a website plug-in of the social network Google+. The button is recognizable by the logo “+1″ in white on a blue or black background. The variants of the Google +1 button can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/webmasters/+1/button/index.html

The Google +1 logo is loaded by Google directly to the website using JavaScript, and enabling direct communication between your browser and the Google servers. We have no influence on the contents of the communication; under some circumstances data such as the point of time of calling up the website, your IP address and further personal details are transferred. More detailed information about the type of transmitted data and their utilization can be found at Google: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

In order to protect from the transmission of personal data from your Google profile, before visiting websites you can leave your Google account with the Google +1 button or deactivate  +1 personalization at Google: https://profiles.google.com/+1/personalization/
The Google +1 button is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States – further information on Google Inc. can be found at http://www.google.de