Liability for Content
The content of our web pages has been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness, completeness and currentness of the content. According to § 7 par. 1 of the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG) we as service providers are responsible for the content of our own web pages. Pursuant to §§ 8 to 10 of the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG) we as service providers are not obligated to monitor third-party information provided or stored on our web site or to search for circumstances, which point towards illegal action. Obligations to remove or block the use of such information in accordance with the general laws shall remain unaffected. However, related liability is only possible from the time of acknowledgement of a specific violation of law. Upon becoming aware of the specific violation of law, we will promptly remove such content.
Liability for links
Our site includes links to external third-party web pages. We do not have any control over the content of these links. Therefore, we cannot provide any guaranty fort his third-party content. The respective operator or provider of the linked web pages is responsible for the content of the pages. At the time of linking, the linked pages have been checked on possible legal violations. Unlawful content was not visible at the time of linking. However, an ongoing content-related control of the linked pages is not reasonable without specific indications of violation of law. We will instantly remove any such links upon realization of legal violations.
The content and the works on these pages are subject to the German Copyright Law. The duplication, edition, distribution and any other kind of application outside the limitations of the copyright law require written approval of the respective author or creator. It is not permitted to make copies or downloads of these pages for any other than the private, non-commercial use. Should the provider not have created the contents of this page, third-party copyrights are observed. Especially third-party content is marked as such. Should you become aware of a copyright infringement, we kindly ask you to inform us correspondingly. We will instantly remove such content upon realization of legal violations.
The usage of our website is normally possible without stating personal data. Should our pages require personal data (e.g. name, address or email address), this is always effected on a voluntary basis where possible. Without your explicit approval, these data will not be passed to third parties.
We point out that data transfer via the Internet (e.g. email communication) may have security holes. Complete protection of the data against third-party access is not possible.
We herewith explicitly object to the usage of contact details published within the framework of the “legal notice” by any third party for purposes of unsolicited contact like promotion or information material. The operators of these pages reserve legal measures in case of unrequested sending of promotion material, via spam-mail for instance.
Data privacy statement for the usage of Facebook plug-ins (Like-Button)
Our sites include plug-ins to the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You will recognize the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” on our page. A summary of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages, the plug-in will create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Thus, Facebook gets the information that you have visited our page with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like-Button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. That way, Facebook can relate your visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we as providers of the pages do not obtain knowledge of the data transmitted or its utilization by Facebook. You will find more information on this topic in the Facebook data protection statement on http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to be able to relate your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Data privacy statement for the usage of Google Analytics
This web site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files, which are stored on your computer and thus enable you to analyze the use of the web site. The information about your usage of this web site generated by the cookie will normally be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However, in case of activation of the IP anonymization on this web site, Google will previously shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the EEA Agreement.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened. On behalf of the operator of this web site, Google will use this information in order to analyze your use of the web site, to compile reports on the web site activities and to render other services related to the use of web site and Internet. The IP address transferred by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.
You can prohibit the storage of cookies by the respective option of your browser software. However, we would like to point out that you might not be able to use all the functions of this web site to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from recording and spreading the data (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the web site by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Please note that Google Analytics on this website is supplemented “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).
Data privacy statement for the usage of Google AdSense
This website uses Google AdSense, a web analysis service for the integration of advertisement by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense utilizes so-called “Cookies”, text files, which will be saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of the usage of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Tthese web beacons allow evaluation of information like the traffic of visitors.
Information about the usage of the website (including your IP-Address) and the distribution of advertising formats, generated by cookies and web beacons, will be send to a server from Google in the USA and stored in it. Google is allowed to send these information to contractual partners of Google. However Google won’t bring your IP-Address together with other information from you.
You can avoid the installation of cookies by appropriately adjusting your browser software; however please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website you agree that the data about you collected by Google may be processed in the manner described above and for the purposes previously mentioned.
Data privacy statement for the usage of Google +1
Recording and transmission of information:
The Google+1-button allows you to publish information worldwide. Via the Google+1-button you and other users can receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google storages both the information, that you gave +1 for content and the information about the site you watched while using +1. Your +1 can be faded in connected with your profile name and your profile picture for Google services, such as in search results and your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the internet.
Google records data about your +1 activity to enhance the Google services for you and other people. To use the Google +1-button, you require a public, visible worldwide Google profile, which at least includes the name selected for your profile. This name is used for every Google service. In some cases this name can also replace another name you used for sharing content with your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed for users, who know your Email-address or other identifiable information of you.
Usage of the stored information:
Beside the explained purposes above the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the Google data privacy statements. Google potentially publishes summarized statistics about +1 activity of users respectively transmits these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected websites.
Data privacy statement for the usage of Twitter
My pages contain functions of the service Twitter. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By the usage of Twitter and the function “Re-Tweet” your visited websites will be linked with your Twitter account and announced for other users. Thereby data also will be transferred to Twitter.
I would remind you that I as the provider of this pages I do not have knowledge about both the content of the transmitted content and their usage by Twitter. Please find further information in the data privacy statement of Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy.
Your privacy preferences for Twitter can be alternated by changing your settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings