Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

In general, using our website does not require the submission of personal data. In cases where personal data is submitted (for example:, name, address, or e-mail address), this occurs, as much is possible, on a voluntary basis. Without your express consent, these are not provided to third parties.

We want to note that data transfer on the Internet (for example: during communication via e-mail) may be subject to breaches in security. Ensuring complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not feasible.

We hereby object to the use of our legally-required, published contact information by third parties for the transmission of unsolicited advertising and/or other informational material. The operators of this site reserve the right to pursue legal action in the event of receipt of unsolicited advertising materials, such as Spam mail.

Privacy Policy for the utilization of Facebook Plugins (Like-Button)

Our website uses integrated plugins of the social network, Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "like button" on our webpage. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please go to: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our webpage, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you visited our webpage with your IP address. If you click the "like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website on your Facebook profile. Through this action, Facebook can assign your visit of our website to your user account. We wish to note that we, as providers of these webpages, do not receive any information regarding the transmitted data, nor their utilization by Facebook. For additional information on this subject, please review Facebook's Privacy Policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our webpage to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy Policy for the utilization of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, an advertising analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable analysis of the use of the website. Generally, the information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event of activation of the IP anonymizer on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address within member countries of the European Union or in other contracted states of the agreement covering the European economic region.

Only in extraordinary cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Per contract with the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the activities of the website, and to realize additional services related to website and Internet use for the operator of the site. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not associated with any other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies through the appropriate setting of your browser software. We want to point out, however, that if you disable cookies on your browser, you may not be able to use all functions on this website. Additionally, you can prevent Google from collecting the data of your use of the website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and Google's processing of that data by downloading the browser plugin available through the following link and installing it on your computer: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Privacy Policy for the utilization of Google Adsense

This website uses Google Adsense, a service for the integration of ads by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "Cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (a transparent graphic image). Through the use of web beacons, information such as visitor traffic to these pages can be evaluated.

Information generated through the use of cookies and web beacons regarding the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of ad formats are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may pass this information along to its contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other of your stored information.

You can disable cookies through the appropriate setting of your browser software. We wish to point out, however, that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of this webpage. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the information collected from you by Google by the aforementioned means and for the aforementioned purpose.

Privacy Policy for the utilization of Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information:
Through the aid of the Google +1-button, you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you provided for content +1, as well as information about the website that you visited when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be inserted as references, together with your profile name and your photo, in Google services such as search results or in your Google profile, or other websites and ads on the Internet.
Google logs information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and other users. In order to use the Google +1-button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, that, at a minimum, contains the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name that you used to share content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be revealed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information from you.

Use of collected information:
In addition to the purposes mentioned above, the information provided by you is used for purposes in accordance with Google's current Privacy Policy. Google may publish compiled statistics regarding the +1 activities of users, or may pass these along to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or linked websites.

Privacy Policy for the utilization of Twitter

Functions of the service, Twitter, are integrated into our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and other users are notified of your visit. Data are also passed on to Twitter.

We note that we, as provider of these webpages, receive no information regarding the content of the data transferred to Twitter, nor of their use. For additional information on this subject please review Twitter's Privacy Policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.