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Privacy Policies

Protecting your privacy and personal data and information from unauthorized collection, processing or use is of utmost importance to us! Therefore we would like to inform you about the actions our company has taken to protect your personal information.

We take diligent precautions to protect your data from loss, manipulation or unauthorized access. These precautions are state of the art and are monitored and improved constantly. Please find more information here  Public Directory of Procedures.

Personal Data

We do not collect any personal data about our website in the sense of § 3 BDSG without your express permission. Personal data will be kept strictly confidential. Passing on to third parties will never occur without express consent or for business purposes not agreed upon.

Technologies Applied

Our website might use technologies widely known in in the internet like JavaScript, Java, Flash or ActiveX in order to efficiently transmit information. In no case will these technologies be used to spy out personal data or manipulate data on your computer.

Logging

We log access to our HTTP-Server as it is common practice. Our protocols contain time and date, the identifier (URL) or the requesting site and the label (IP-number) of the computer used to enter the site. This data is not personal and serves as legal protection (e.g. hacker attacks) and to optimize our web presence through statistical analysis of the data (e.g. access errors, average time spent on the internet browser and operating systems).

Cookies

Cookies are information files placed on your computer by your browser automatically and according to strict rules with always verifiable content. We use cookies only to grand your more convenience while navigating through our site, i.e. you do not have to continually enter your password or your preferences. Cookies are never assigned to personal profiles.

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook PluginS (Like-button)

We have integrated in our site plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook plugins are easily recognizable throughout with the Facebook-logo or the “Like” button. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:  http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.


When visiting our site a direct plugin is established between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives information that you have visited our site with your IP-address. When using the Facebook “like-“button while logged in to your Facebook account you may link up the contents of our sites to your Facebook profile. Thus, Facebook may match the visit to our site to your user account. We would like to point out that as providers of the site we have no knowledge of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. Further information about this topic can be found in the privacy policy of Facebook under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not wish for Facebook to match your visit tot o our sites to your Facebook user account, please log off from your Facebook account.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google analytics uses so called “Cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to help analyze the use of the web site. The information created by use of cookies about your use of the website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. In case of activation of the IP-anonymization on this web site, your IP-address will be abbreviated by Google within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and is abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this site Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services in connection with the web site and internet related services to the web site operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser to Google Analytics is not associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, we point out that you may not be able to use all of the functions to their full extent. You may also prevent the capturing of your data generated by the cookie about your use of the web site (incl. your IP-address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser-Plugin in the following linkhttp://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter

We have integrated on our website functions of Twitter service. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the function “Re-Tweet” the websites visited are connected to your Twitter-Account and made public to other users. Thus, data is transmitted to Twitter as well.

We would like to point out that as providers of the site we have no knowledge about the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. Further information about this topic can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter http://twitter.com/privacy.

Your data protection settings with Twitter may be changed in your account settings at  http://twitter.com/account/settings