Privacy Policy

In accordance with section 4a of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)

Data protection

Please note: Only the German privacy policy are legally binding. The English translation is solely intended for your convenience and general information.

In general, using our website is possible without providing specific personal data. Should personal data be used or asked for (such as names, addresses or email addresses) this would happen on a strictly voluntary basis. Such data would not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please note, however, that transferring data over the internet (such as communication by email) can always pose a security risk. Comprehensive protection of data from access of third parties cannot be guaranteed.

It is explicitly forbidden to use any contact data of third parties published on our site notice for the purpose of sending junk mail or information leaflets without the consent of these parties. In the case of unauthorised sending of such spam mails, all rights are reserved to the owner of this website.

Privacy policy regarding the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

On our pages there are plugins of the social network site Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our page. You can obtain an overview of Facebook plugins by clicking here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

A connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be established through the use of these plugins when you visit our web pages. Through this, Facebook will obtain the information that you have visited our website via your IP address. When clicking the "Like" button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you can create a link to the contents of our website on your Facebook profile. Facebook can thus allocate your visit on our website to your user account.

Please note that we, as the provider of this website, do not have any knowledge regarding the content of the data that is transferred, nor do we have any knowledge about how such data is used by Facebook. For further information please visit Facebook's privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Should you not wish for Facebook to allocate your visit on our website to your Facebook profile, please remember to log off from your Facebook account before using our services.

Privacy policy regarding the use of Twitter

Our pages also incorporate plugins for the social network service Twitter. These plugins are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When using Twitter and the option "retweet", the websites and contents you view will be linked to your Twitter profile, and will become visible to other users. This data is also transferred to Twitter.

Please note that we, as the provider of this website, do not obtain any knowledge about the content or the use of the transferred data by Twitter. For further information please refer to the data privacy policy of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Your data protection preferences with Twitter can be adjusted under your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Data privacy policy regarding the use of Google AdSense

This website uses Goodle AdSense, a service provided by Google Inc ("Google") to include advertisements. Google AdSense uses so-called ‘cookies‘. These are essentially small text files that are stored on your computer, and that are used to analyse your visit to this website. Google AdSense also uses web beacons, which are basically invisible graphics. These web beacons help to collect and evaluate information such as web traffic on this page.

Information about the use of this website and the distribution of advertisements is collected through the use of such cookies and web beacons (including your IP address), and is automatically transfered to Google’s servers in the United States of America, where it is stored. This data could potentially be accessed by third parties who work on behalf of Google or its subcontractors. Google will never link your IP address to any other data that it collects.

You can prevent the storing of cookies on your computer by adjusting the settings of your internet browser software. However, please note that, should you wish to do so, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website. By using this website you agree to the aforementioned privacy policies, and the fact that data about your activity on this website will be collected, evaluated and stored by Google.

Sources: eRecht24, Facebook Disclaimer, Datenschutzerklärung für Twitter, Google Adsense Datenschutzerklärung