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Data Policy


Data Protection

The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We keep data related to your person confidential and according to statutory data protection regulations as well as to this data policy.
Using our website is normally possible without entering person-related data. Insofar as person-related data (e.g. name, postal address or email addresses) are collected on our web pages, this takes place, if possible, on a voluntary basis. Without your explicit consent these data are not passed on to third parties.
We point out the fact that data transmission through the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may contain security gaps. Absolute protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.


Cookies

These web pages partially use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage on your computer or contain viruses. Cookies help make our online offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files being placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after you finish visiting. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to redetect your browser upon your next visit.
You may adjust your browser in such a way that you are informed about cookies being issued and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general as well as activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing your browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.


Server Log Files

The Internet Service Provider of these web pages automatically collects and stores data inside so-called server log files which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:

Browser type / browser version
Operating system used
Referrer URL
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of server request

These data cannot be attributed to a specific person. An aggregation of these data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to subsequently examine these data in case information about tangible indications of unlawful use become known to us.


Contact Form

If you send us requests by contact form, your entries from the request form, including the contact data you entered there, will be stored by us for handling the request and in case of follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on by us without your consent.


Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require from you an email address as well as information which allow us to check that you are the owner of the provided email address and agree to the reception of the newsletter. No further data will be collected. These data will be exclusively used for sending the requested information and not be passed on to third parties by us.
An issued consent for storing these data, storing your email address as well as using these for sending the newsletter may be revoked by you at any time, e. g. through the link to unsubscribe in the newsletter.


Data Policy Statement for Using Google Analytics

This website uses functions of web analytics service Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and allow for an analysis of you using the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of the website is normally transferred to a server by Google in the U.S. and stored there.
In case of IP anonymization being activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand within member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the entire IP address will be transferred to a server of Google in the U.S. and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide further services for the website operator related to using the website and using the internet. The IP address transferred by your web browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be conflated with other data by Google.
You may prevent the storing of cookies by the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we point you to the aspect that, in this case, you potentially will not be able to fully use all functions of this website. Furthermore, you may prevent the collection of data, generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (including your IP address), through Google as well as processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available by the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
You may prevent being captured by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out Cookie will be issued which will prevent the collection of your data upon future visits of this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.*


Data Policy Statement for Using Facebook Plugins (Like Button)

On our pages plug-ins by social network service Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, U.S.A., are embedded. You can recognize Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook icon or the “Like Button” on our site. You can find an overview of Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our web pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers will be established via the plug-in. Thereby Facebook obtains the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. When you click the Facebook “Like Button” while logged in to your Facebook account you can connect the contents of our web pages with your Facebook profile. In doing so Facebook can associate you visiting our pages with your user account. We point to the fact that in operating the web pages we do not obtain any knowledge of the contents of transferred data as well as their usage by Facebook. Find further information about this within the Data Policy of Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

In case you do not wish that Facebook can associate visiting our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.


Data Policy Statement for Using Google +1

Our web pages use functions by Google +1, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.
Collection and transmission of information: By means of the Google +1 button you can publish information globally. Through the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalized contents by Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you gave +1 for a content as well as information about the page you viewed while clicking +1. Your +1 can be displayed as note together with your profile name and your photo inside Google services, like e. g. search results or your Google profile, or at other locations on websites and announcements on the internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button you are required to have a globally visible and public Google profile which at least contains the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name which you could have used while sharing contents with your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users that know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Usage of obtained information: Apart from purposes explained above information provided by you are used according to current Google data policy provisions. Google might publish aggregated statistics about +1 activities of users or pass them on to users and partners, like game publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.


Data Policy Statement for Using YouTube

Our site uses plug-ins of the YouTube web page operated by Google. Operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, U.S.A. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the servers of YouTube will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to relate your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Find further information about the treatment of user data in the data policy statement of YouTube at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en


Right for Information, Deletion, Blocking

You are at any time entitled to get information, free of charge, about your stored, person-related data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the processing of data as well as to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the topic of person-related data you may contact us at any time using the address specified in the Legal Notice.


Objection to Advertising Emails

The use of contact data published in connection with the legal obligation to provide an imprint to send advertising and information material not expressively requested is hereby objected to. The operators of this site expressively reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e. g. through spam emails.

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