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The website operator takes your privacy very seriously and will treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the law.
Keep in mind that data transmission on the Internet can generally be subject to security vulnerabilities. Full protection against access by strangers is not possible.
The website operator or website provider collects data about accesses to the site and saves these as “server log files”. The following data is logged:
- Visited website
- Time at the time of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source / reference from which you came to the page
- Used browser
- Operating system used
- Used IP address
The data collected are for statistical purposes only and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to retrospectively check the server log files should concrete evidence point to unlawful use.
Popular browsers offer the preference option of not allowing cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all the functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.
Dealing with personal data
The website operator collects, uses and transfers your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you give your consent to the collection of data.
Personal information represent all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.
Dealing with contact information
If you contact the website operator through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.
Dealing with comments and contributions
If you leave a post or comment on this website, your IP address will be saved. This is for the safety of the website operator: If your text violates the law, it may oblige to track your identity.
You have the option to subscribe to both the entire website and follow-up comments on your post. You will receive an e-mail confirming your e-mail address. Besides this, no further data will be collected. The stored data will not be passed on to third parties. You can unsubscribe at any time.
This website uses the “Google Analytics” service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyze users’ website usage. The service uses “cookies” – text files stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.
On this website accesses the IP anonymization. The IP address of users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This reduction eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the agreement, which website operators have entered into with Google Inc., they use the information collected to compile an evaluation of website activity and site activity, and provide Internet-related services.
You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website without restriction if your browser does not allow cookies.
Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link leads you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Alternatively, stop by clicking on this link
“Disable Google Analytics” means that Google Analytics collects information about you within this website. By clicking on the link above you download an “opt-out cookie”. Your browser must allow cookies to be stored. If you delete your cookies on a regular basis, you will need to click on the link each time you visit this website.
Here is more information on Google Inc.’s data usage: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
Use of social media plugins
This website uses Facebook Social Plugins, which is operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). Recognizable are the bindings to the Facebook logo or the terms “Like”, “Like”, “Share” in the colors Facebook (blue and white). Information on all Facebook plug-ins can be found in the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
The plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website operator has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the Facebook Inc. servers. Information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that users have visited this website. There is the possibility that your IP address will be saved. If you are logged into your Facebook account while visiting this website, the information will be linked to it.
If you use the functions of the plugin – for example by sharing or liking a post – the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc.
If you want to prevent the Facebook. Inc. associates from accessing this information with your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website.
Furthermore, this website uses the “+1” button of Google Plus. It is operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). If you visit a page that contains the “+1” button, a direct connection is created between your browser and the Google servers. The website operator therefore has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the servers of Google Inc. Click on the “+1” button while logged in to Google+, share the content of the page on your public profile.
Personal data is not collected by Google Inc. until you click on the button. Even with logged in Google users, among other things, the IP address is stored. If you would like to prevent Google Inc. from storing this data and linking it to your account, please log out before visiting this website.
For information on the “+1” button, see https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.
Furthermore, this website uses Twitter buttons. These are operated by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). If you visit a page containing such a button, a direct link will be created between your browser and the Twitter servers. The website operator therefore has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the server Twitter Inc.
According to the Twitter Inc. alone, your IP address is collected and stored.
For information about how personal information is handled by Twitter Inc., please visit https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en
The website operator offers you a newsletter in which he informs you about current events and offers. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, you must enter a valid e-mail address.
Rights of the user: information, correction and deletion
As a user, you will receive, at your request, free information about which personal data has been stored about you. If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention), you are entitled to correct incorrect data and to block or delete your personal data.