The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this is carried out as far as possible on a voluntary basis. This personal data shall not be transferred to any third parties without your express consent.

Please be advised that the transmission of data over the Internet (e.g. communication via email) cannot be entirely secure. It is not possible to fully protect this data from being accessed by third parties.

The third party use of contact data (published within the scope of the obligation to publish information) for the sending of advertising and information materials that are not expressly requested is hereby expressly forbidden. Operators of websites reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the sending of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam emails.

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (like button)

Our sites include plug-ins to the social network Facebook (Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). The Facebook plug-ins on our site can be identified by the Facebook Logo or “like” button. An overview of the Facebook plugins is available here:
http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This allows Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can create a link to content from our site on your profile. In doing so, Facebook can match your visit to our site with your account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the site, do not receive information regarding the content of the transferred data or its use by Facebook. You can find further information on this on the Facebook data protection policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to match your visit to our website to your Facebook account, please log out of 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 cookies, which are text files saved on your computer, to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will however be truncated by Google beforehand within the area of 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 be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how you use the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing further services related to website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you will not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of this website (including your IP address) from being conveyed to and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available through the following link tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Privacy policy for the use of Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a web advertising service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses cookies, which are text files saved on your computer, to analyze the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses “Web Beacons" (invisible images). The use of Web Beacons facilitates the evaluation of information such as visitor traffic on the website.

The information that the cookie and Web Beacons generate about the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats is transferred to and saved on a Google server in the USA. Google may share this information with its contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your browser’s IP address with any other personal data held by Google.

You may prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Privacy policy for the use of Google +1

Information collected by Google and how it is shared:
The Google+1 button is a way for you to share information publicly with the world. The Google+1 button helps you and others receive personalized content from Google and our partners. The fact that you +1′d something will be recorded by Google, along with information about the page that you were viewing when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1's may appear to others as an annotation with your profile name and photo in Google services (such as in search results or on your Google Profile) or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activity in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google+1 button, you need to have a globally visible, public Google Profile, which at least includes the name that you chose for the profile. This name will be used across all Google services. In some cases it may replace another name that you have used when sharing content using your Google Account. Google may display your Google Profile identity to people who have your email address or other identifying information.

Use of the collected information:
In addition to the above-described uses, the information you provide to Google is used subject to the main Google Privacy Policy. Google may share aggregate statistics relating to users’ +1 activity with the public, Google users, and partners such as publishers, advertisers or connected sites.