We give high priority to the protection and security of personal data. That is why we comply strictly with the rules laid down by the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). In what follows, we inform you of the type of data that are recorded and the purpose for doing so:
- Data transmission/logging
When you visit this site, the web server automatically creates log files which cannot be assigned to any specific person. These data include the type and version of the browser, the operating system used, the referrer URL (the site last visited), the IP address of the inquiring computer, the time and date of the server request and the client's file request (file name and URL). These data are collected solely for the purpose of statistical evaluation. Data are not passed on to third parties either for commercial or non-commercial use.
- Use of personal data
Personal data are not recorded or processed unless you notify details voluntarily (e.g. in the course of an inquiry). Unless contradicted by reasons connected to a business transaction, you can revoke your consent issued beforehand for the storage of your personal data in writing (e.g. by e-Mail or fax) at any time with immediate effect. Data about you are not passed on to third parties, unless we are required to do so by law.
- Information on, changes to and deletion of your data
Prevailing legislation allows you to ask us at any time in writing whether we have stored personal data about you and what these are. We will provide the relevant information to you without delay.
- Security of your data
The personal data that you provide to us are protected by all necessary technical and organisational security measures to ensure that they cannot be accessed by unauthorised third parties. If you need to send particularly sensitive data or information, it is recommended to use the postal service because complete data security by e-Mail cannot be guaranteed.
- Notes on Google Analytics
This web site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service operated by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics deploys so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer to enable your use of the web site to be analysed. The data generated by the cookie concerning your use of this web site are generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this web site, Google abbreviates your IP address beforehand inside member states of the European Union or in other states belonging to the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional circumstances. Working on behalf of the operator of this web site, Google uses this data to analyse your use of the web site, to compile reports on activities on the web site and to provide further services associated with use of the web site and the Internet for the web site operator. Google does not merge the IP address notified to Google Analytics by your browser with other data. You can stop cookies being stored by making appropriate settings in your browser software. If you do so, however, we point out that you may not be able to use all the functions offered by this web site to the full extent. In addition, you can stop the data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the web site (including your IP address) from being transmitted to Google and prevent these data being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link. The current link is http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Data protection policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins ("like" button): Our pages feature plug-ins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Facebook plug-ins used on our site can be recognised from the Facebook logo or the "like" button. A summary of Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit one of our pages, the plug-in creates a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook therefore knows that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "like" button whilst you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook account. As the provider of the pages, we point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or how they are used by Facebook. Further information can be found in Facebook's data protection policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
We deploy so-called "session cookies" on some of our pages to make it easier for you to navigate our web site. Session cookies are small text files which are only saved to your hard disk for the duration of your visit to our web site and are deleted again once the browser session ends, depending on the settings of your browser program. These cookies do not call up any information stored about you on your hard disk and do not interfere with your PC or your files. The default settings on most browsers allow cookies to be accepted automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or declare settings in your browser to warn you when cookies are sent.
- Changes to these data protection provisions
From time to time we update these guidelines on the protection of personal data. It is advisable to occasionally read these guidelines to keep up-to-date on how we protect your data and constantly improve the contents of our web site. If we make significant changes to the collection, use and/or transmission of the personal data you provide to us, we shall notify you of this by means of a clear, well visible notice on our web site. By using our web site, you declare your agreement with the terms of these guidelines on the protection of personal data.
If you have any questions regarding these data protection provisions, please address these to us via our contact page.