Privacy Policy

Please notice the following information about the collection and saving of data through this site and about your rights regarding data correction, blocking, cancelation, and information.

General

When visiting this website your browser will automatically send information about the type of browser, the version of the browser, the operating system, the referrer-URL, the IP-address, the name of the retrieved data, the success of the retrieval, the amount of transmitted data, and the date and time of the retrieval. This information will be used for statistical purposes and will then be deleted automatically.

The aforementioned data will generally not be related to a person. However in cases of fundamental infringements of our terms, unauthorized accesses, and attempts of unauthorized access to our server we will use the aforementioned information to get personal data.

Collection and saving of personal data

Personal data will only be collected with your permission. It will be saved inaccessibly to others. We will use personal data only for the answering of requests, the handling of contracts, and for technical administration.

Personal data will only be transferred to others if this is necessary for the handling of contracts or if you have given your permission. You can withdraw your permission at any time.

We’re bound by German data protection laws and regulation and neither sell nor offer access to your personal data to third parties for purposes of marketing without seeking your express approval first.

Correction, blocking, and cancellation of personal data

You can request the correction, blocking, and cancellation of your personal data according to German law.

Information about saved data

You can request information about what of your data we have saved, the origin of the data, and the reason for saving.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., of Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. („Google“). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website are generally transmitted to, and stored on, a server of Google located in the U.S.A. As we are using Google Analytics’ “_anonymizeIp()” function, your IP address will be shortened within members states of the European Union or in other states of the European Economic Area before transmission. It is only in exceptional circumstances that your IP address is transmitted to the U.S.A. and shortened there. Google will use the information on our behalf to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with additional services related to the use of the website as well as Internet use. The IP address collected within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

You will find further information on Google and Google Analytics at http://www.google.com, and Google’s Privacy Policy at http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/ or http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information.

You can use your browser settings to prevent the acceptance and storage of new cookies. Should you disagree with the analysis of your use of our website you can also deactivate Google Analytics and thus declare your objection to the collection and processing of the respective data. To do this, please download and install the browser plugin that Google provides for this purpose. The plugin is available at

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

Once the plugin has been installed, it will prevent the recollection of the data related to your use of our website that has been generated by the cookie (including your IP address) as well as the processing of the data by Google.

Social Media Plugins

This website may implement so-called social media plugins, in particular Facebook, Inc.’s “like” button, Google’s “+1” button and Twitter, Inc.’s Twitter buttons. When you visit a page that displays one or more of such buttons your browser will establish a direct connection to the respective Facebook, Google and/or Twitter server and load the button from there. At the same time Facebook, Google and Twitter will know that the respective page on our blog has been visited.

We have no influence on the data that Facebook, Google and Twitter collect on the basis of the buttons. According to the available information, however, if you do not click on the respective Facebook, Google or Twitter button, no personally identifiable data will be collected and stored unless you have logged onto to your Facebook, Google or Twitter account. In that case certain user data (including your IP address at the time) may be collected and linked to the account information already present at Facebook, Google or Twitter, respectively. If you wish to prevent this, please log out of your social media accounts before visiting our website.

In addition, clicking a button may also lead to a collection of certain data, such as the user’s IP address. Facebook, Google and Twitter may set cookies, as well, unless you have disabled the acceptance and storage of cookies in your browser settings.

We receive no information from Facebook. Google or Twitter about which social media buttons you may have clicked or seen on our website, but, if at all, a summarized, non-person-related statistical report on the use of the buttons.

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