Privacy Policy

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ( „Google“). Google Analytics uses. „Cookies“, text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other with website and internet related services to the website operator. Is undertaken as part of Google Analytics that your IP address will not be merged with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by adjusting your browser software; however, we point out that you can optionally use to their full extent in this case not all features of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by the installation of the browser plugin available at the following link (http (including your IP address.): // download and install tools.google.com/damage/gaoptout?hl=de) .

Please find further information on http://tools.google.com/damage/gaoptout?hl=de or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to point out, that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code „gat._anonymizeIp();“ in order to guarantee an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).

Use of Facebook social plugins

This website used so-called social plugins („plugins“) of the social network Facebook, which is operated by the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook“). The plugins are labelled with a Facebook logo or an addition „Social plug-in of Facebook“ respectively „Facebook Social Plugin“. Please find an overview of the Facebook plugins and their look under: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins
If you visit a page of our web presentation, which contains such a plugin, your browser is creating a direct link with the server of Facebook. The content of the plugin is transferred directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the website.

Due to the integration of the plugins Facebook receives the information, that your browser has opened a specific page of our website, even if you do not own a Facebook account or if you are not logged in Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transferred directly from your browser to the server of Facebook in the USA and saved accordingly.

In case you are logged in Facebook, Facebook can directly associate the visitor of our website with your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for instance by pressing the „like“ button or leave a comment, the according information is transferred directly to the server of Facebook and saved accordingly. Furthermore the information are published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.

Facebook is allowed to use this information for the purpose of advertisement, market research and needs oriented design for the Facebook pages. Facebook creates hereby user-, interest-, relationship- profiles to analyse for instance your use of our website in regards and relation to the displayed advertisements on your Facebook account, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide further services linked to the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to collect the data from the visit of our website and assign it to your Facebook account, you are requested to log out from Facebook before the visit of our website.
Please refer to the data protection notice of Facebook regarding the purpose and extend of the data collection and the further use of the data of Facebook as well as your according rights and set up possibilities regarding the protection of your private sphere: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php