In general, it is possible to use our website without disclosing any personal data. As far as any personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our web pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, where possible. Such data will not be disclosed to third parties unless where you have explicitly agreed to this. Please note that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be associated with certain security vulnerability. It is not possible to provide complete protection against access by third parties.
We hereby explicitly object to the use of the contact data, which we publish in accordance with the obligation to publish company information, by third parties for sending out advertising and information materials that have not been explicitly requested. The operators of the web pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps for the event that advertising information is received without request, for example via spam messages.
DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS (LIKE BUTTON)
We have integrated plug-ins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) on our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the "Like Button" on our page. A list of all Facebook plug-ins is available here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Groups: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and permit the analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie in respect of your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and is stored there. If IP anonymization has been enabled on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other states that have signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptions will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and will be truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide the website operator with additional services associated with the use of the website and the use of the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be linked with other data of Google.
You have the option to prevent storage of the cookies by implementing the corresponding settings in your browser software; however, please note that in such case you might not be able to use all functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent collection of the data that is generated by the cookie and that refers to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and processing of this data by Google. Should you wish to do so, please download and install the browser plug-in that is available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
This website uses Google AdSense, a service to incorporate Google Inc. ("Google") adverts. Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer to enable an analysis of website use. Google AdSense also uses so-called Web Beacons (invisible graphics). These Web Beacons permit the analysis of information, such as visitor traffic to the website.
The information generated by the cookies and Web Beacons about your use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. This information can be forwarded by Google to Google contract partners. However, Google will not link your IP address with other data stored about you.
You have the option to prevent storage of the cookies by implementing the corresponding settings in your browser software; however, please note that in such case you might not be able to use all functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the data collected on you being processed by Google in the way described above and for the purpose indicated above.
Collection and transfer of information: The Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. Using the Google +1 button, you and other users can receive personalised contents from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you have provided for a content +1, and the information about the page you viewed when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be shown in the form of notes along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google's services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be revealed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information from you.
Use of the recorded information: Aside from the purposes of use explained above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google Privacy Policies. Google may publish aggregate statistics on the +1 activities of the users or transmit these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.
Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our webpages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Retweet" function, the web pages that you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made public to other users. Information is also transmitted to Twitter in this way.
We wish to emphasise that we, as the provider of the web pages, do not receive any information on the contents of the transferred data and the use of it by Twitter. For more information, please read Twitter's Privacy Statement at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy protection settings for Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.