LIABILITY & DISCLAIMER
Responsibility for content
The contents of our site have been compiled with a great deal of care. However, we assume no liability for the accuracy, completeness and topicality of the contents. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on this site, in accordance with general law. As a service provider, we are however not obliged to monitor third-party information which is provided or stored on our site or to investigate circumstances suggesting illegal activity. Any obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general legislation remain unaffected by this. Any liability in this respect is however only incurred from the time any specific infringement is acknowledged. When infringements such as this come to light we will remove the content forthwith.
Responsibility for links
Our offer contains links to external, third party websites, upon whose content we have no influence. We are therefore unable to assume any liability for this third-party content. Respective suppliers and operators of these sites are responsible for the contents of these linked sites. Linked sites have been checked at the time of link-setting for any possible legal infringements. No unlawful content was ascertained at the time the link was set up. However, without concrete evidence of legal infringement, the permanent inspection of content of linked sites cannot be deemed reasonable. As soon as we become aware of any legal infringements any such links will be immediately removed.
The content and works on these pages provided by site operators is subject to German copyright law. Reproduction, processing, distribution and any kind of use beyond the scope of copyright law requires written consent from the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. In as far as the contents of this site have not been compiled by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In spite of this, should you become aware of any copyright infringement, we would ask you to let us know. When we become aware of any copyright infringements we will remove any such contents forthwith.
Our website can as general rule be used without having to provide any personal details. When personal details (for instance name, address and e-mail addresses) are collected on our site, this is always done, as far as is possible, on a voluntary basis. These details will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.
We would draw your attention to the fact that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. during communication by e-mail) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to fully protect data from being accessed by third parties.
The use of contact details published within the context of legal information obligations by third parties for the sending of advertising and information material which has not been requested, is prohibited. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of any unsolicited advertising information being forwarded, via spam mails for instance.
Data protection policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (‘Like’ button)
Plug-ins for the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our site. Facebook plug-ins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. An overview dealing with Facebook plug-ins 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. From this Facebook receives information via your IP address that you have visited our site. If you click the Facebook "Like " button when you are logged-in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. Through this, Facebook can then attribute your visit to our site to your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of these pages we receive no knowledge of the content of the data supplied, or their use by Facebook.
Further information on this matter is available in the Facebook data protection policy at: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to attribute your visit to our sites, please log out of your Facebook user account.
“This website uses Hotjar web analytics service (http://www.hotjar.com). Hotjar may record mouse clicks, mouse movements and scrolling activity. Hotjar collects information regarding pages visited, actions which are taken, country, device used, operating system, and browser used. Hotjar does not collect personally identifiable information (PII) that you do not voluntarily enter in this website. Hotjar does not track your browsing habits across web sites which do not use Hotjar services. More information about Hotjar is available here: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy".
Data protection statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", texts, which are stored on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the website. The information that the cookie generates on your use of this website will generally be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and in order to provide the website operator with more services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google Inc.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by the respective setting on your browser software; we would however point out that you will not in this case be able to use all of this website’s functions. You can also prevent Google from downloading, installing and processing the recording of the data created by the cookie and relating to your use of the data (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Data protection statement for the use of Google AdSense
This website uses Google AdSense, a service which integrates advertisements on Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", texts, which are stored on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons enable information, such as visitor traffic, to be evaluated on these pages.
The information that cookies and web beacons generate about your use of this website (including your IP-address) and the distribution of advertising formats will be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. This information may be forwarded by Google to Google partners. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google Inc.
You can prevent the storage of cookies via the respective setting on your browser software; we would however point out to you that you will not in this case be able to use all of this website’s functions. By using this website you are agreeing to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner previously outlined and for the purpose previously stated.
Use of re-targeting functions on the website
Activation of interest-related advertising using "re-targeting"
Adjustment and deactivation options
Data protection statement for use by Google +1
Recording and passing on of information
With the help of Google +1-push button, you can publish information all over the world. Via the Google +1-push button, you and other users will receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have provided for +1 content and also information via the site that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 can be included as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile or in other places in the websites and advertisements on the Internet.
Google lists information on your +1 activity in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 push button, you will need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In many cases, this name can also replace another name that you have used with parts of the contents via your Google account. The identity of the Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information on you.
Use of the information recorded
As well as the purposes stated, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the current Google data protection regulations. Google publishes statistics that may have been compiled on the users’ +1 activity and passes these on to users and partners such as the publisher, advertisers or linked websites.
Data protection statement for use of Twitter
Twitter functions are integrated on our site. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, the websites visited by you will be connected with your Twitter account and will be visible to other users. Data will also be transferred to Twitter.
We should point out that as a provider of these pages we receive no information about the content of the data transferred and its use by Twitter. Additional information about Twitter’s data protection statement can be seen at: http://twitter.com/privacy