We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. On this website we only collect personal data to the extent required for technical reasons; such data will not in any case be sold or disclosed to third parties for other reasons.
The following declaration will give you an overview as to how we ensure data protection and what kind of data is collected for what purpose.
Data processing on this website
We collect and save in our server log files the information transmitted automatically by your browser each time you access this website. This includes:
- type/version of browser
- operating system used
- referrer URL (the site visited previously)
- host name of the computer accessing the site (IP address)
- time and date of server request
We cannot attribute these data to individuals and we do not merge these data with other data sources. After a statistical analysis the data are deleted.
By using this website you expressly give your consent to the storage and analysis of such access information. Moreover, personal data are only stored if you have provided us with them of your own accord, e.g. in connection with a competition or for contacting purposes.
Please be aware that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may have security flaws. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.
You can manage many cookies of on-line ads of companies via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.
Privacy statement on the use of Facebook plugins
Plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated with our pages. You recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins at: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is set up via the plugin. As a result, Facebook will receive the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can allocate this visit to your Facebook account. When you interact with the plugins, e.g. when you click on the “like” button or add a comment while being logged into your Facebook account, the relevant information will be transmitted directly to Facebook by your browser and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook may find out and store your IP address. According to Facebook, in Germany only anonymized IP addresses are stored.
Please note that we are not informed of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. Users can find information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of user privacy in Facebook’s privacy notice: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate your visit on our pages to your Facebook user account, please log off your Facebook user account.
Privacy statement on the use of Google +1
This website uses the “+1” button of the social network Google Plus (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
When you visit this website, the browser sets up a direct connection with the Google servers. The content of the “+1” button is transmitted directly to your browser by Google and integrated with the website. Therefore, we have no influence on the scope of the data that Google collects by means of the button. According to Google, no personal data are collected without clicking on the button. These data, such as the IP address, are only collected and processed with regard to members who have logged on.
You can publish information worldwide by means of the Google “+1” button. Via the Google “+1” button you and other users receive personalized contents from Google and its partners. Google stores both the information that you have given “+1” for a certain content and information on the website you visited when clicking on “+1”. Your “+1” can be displayed in the form of suggestions together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, e.g. in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and Internet ads.
Google records information on your “+1” activities to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google “+1” button, you require a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and must at least contain the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name may also replace another name you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to other users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.
Privacy statement on the use of Twitter
Our sites contain functions of the Twitter service (Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA).
They can be recognized by the term “Twitter” in connection with a stylized blue bird. This button makes it possible to share a post of this website on Twitter.
When you visit this website, your browser sets up a direct connection with the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter button is transmitted directly to your browser by Twitter. By using Twitter and the “retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data are transmitted to Twitter. We wish to point out that we are not informed of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. You can find further information in this regard in Twitter’s privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings in Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Right to information
You are at all times entitled to receive information on the data stored with regard to you, their origin and recipients as well as the purpose of storage. Information on the stored data can be obtained from our Data Protection Officer whom you can contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we are always available to deal with any queries you may have about the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that this privacy statement could not answer or if you wish to receive more detailed information on a certain aspect, please contact our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.