Data protection & Liability
Our websites use plugins for the Facebook social networking site, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA ("Facebook"). You can recognize the Facebook plugins through the Facebook logo or the "like button" ("like me") on our site. For an overview of the Facebook plug-in, see: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, a direct connection is made between your browser and the Facebook server using the plugin. Through this, Facebook will receive the information that you have visited our page with your IP address. When you click the Facebook "like button" while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. Through this, Facebook can allocate your visits to our site to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider will not receive any information regarding the content of the transmitted data as well as their utilization through Facebook. For more information, please see the privacy statement of Facebook under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not wish that Facebook will be able to allocate the visit to our site with your Facebook account, this can be prevented by logging off from your Facebook account before using the site.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will be full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Upon the order of the operator, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and sent to Google and its further processing by Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin available at the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
This website uses Google Adsense, an advertisement service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Adsense uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google Adsense also uses so-called "web beacons" (small invisible images). Information such as the visitor traffic on these sites can be evaluated by these Web beacons.
The information generated by cookies and Web beacons on the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a server of Google in the United States and stored there. This information can be conveyed by Google to contract partners of Google. However, Google will not combine your IP address with other stored data pertaining to you.
Collection and dissemination of information:
The Google +1 button enables you to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button lets you and other users obtain personalized content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you have given via +1, as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your use of +1 can be displayed, along with your name and profile photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites or on online ads.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google's services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain, at least, the profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you used when sharing content under your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other information that can identify you.
Use of the information collected:
In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may release aggregated statistics on the +1 activities of users or forward these findings to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated sites.
Twitter functions are embedded in 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 will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.
To modify your privacy preferences on Twitter, go to account settings: http://twitter.com/account/settings
Liability for contents
As a service provider we are responsible, according to § 7 sec. 1 of the TMG, for our own contents on these pages under the general laws. According to § § 8 to 10 of the TMG we are not obligated to monitor transmitted or stored information, or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under the general laws remain unaffected. A liability is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement of rights. Upon notification of such violations, we will immediately remove this content.
Liability for links
Our website contains links to external third-party websites over which we have no control. Therefore we cannot assume any guarantee for these third-party contents. The operator of such sites is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked sites were checked at the time of linking for possible violations of law. Illegal contents were not apparent at the time of linking. A permanent inspection of linked pages is however unreasonable without concrete evidence of a violation. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such links immediately.
The contents and materials created by the site operators on these pages are protected by German copyright law. Any reproduction, adaptation, distribution or any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content is not created by the website operator, the property rights of third parties will be observed. In particular, third-party contents will be labeled as such. Should you become aware of a copyright violation, we kindly ask you to give us an appropriate notice. Upon notification of copyright violations, we will remove such contents immediately.