Data Protection

Disclaimer/Data Protection

Liability for contents

As a service provider we are responsible for our own contents on this site in accordance with § 7 section 1 TMG and general laws. In accordance with §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are, however, as service providers not responsible obliged to monitor transferred or saved third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. This does not affect obligations to remove or block use of the information in accordance with general laws. Liability in this regard is, however, only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete violation of law. We will remove such content as soon as we become award of relevant legal violations.

Liability for links

Our content contains links to external websites from third-party providers upon which we have no influence. We cannot therefore accept responsibility for this third-party content. The relevant provider or operation of the site is always responsible for the content of the linked sites. The linked sites are checked at the time of linking for possible legal violations. No illegal content was apparent at the time of linking. However permanent control of the content of linked sites is not reasonable without concrete indications. We will remove such links as soon as we become away of violations against the law.

Copyright

The contents and work on this pages that are created by the operator of the site are subject to German copyright law. The duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of use outside the framework of the copyright law require written authorisation from the relevant author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial reasons.  In the event that content on this site is not created by the operator then the copyright of third parties will be taken into account. In particular the content from third parties will be marked as such. Please notify us if you notice a violation against copyright despite these precautions. We will remove such content as soon as we become aware of violations against the law.

Data protection

Use of our website is generally possible without the provision of personal details. Where personal details are collected on our site (for example name, address or e-mail address within the online application process or the request of information material) this is always done on a voluntary basis where possible. This data will not be transferred to third parties without your express authorisation.

Please note that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. during communication by e-mail) involves security gaps. It is not possible to create perfect protection of data from access by third parties. 

The use of contact data that is published within the framework of the obligation to provide publication details by third parties in order to transfer advertising and information material that has not been express requested, is hereby expressly prohibited. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal measures in the event of distribution of advertising information without request, e.g. in spam mails.

Privacy notice for the use of facebook plug-ins (like button)

Plug-ins from the facebook social network (Facebook Inc.,1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated on our site. The facebook plug-ins are marked with the facebook logo or the ‘like button’ on our page. You can find a summary of the facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our site the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the facebook server. Facebook then received the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the facebook ‘like button’ while you are logged onto your facebook account you can link the content of our site to your facebook profile. This enables facebook to allocate the visit to our site to your user account. Please note that we, as the provider of the site, do not receive information on the content of the data that is transferred or of its use by facebook. For more information see the facebook privacy notice at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not wish facebook to be able to allocate your visit to our site to your facebook user account then please log out of your facebook user account.

Privacy notice for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, an advertising analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, which are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow analysis of your use of the website. The information that is created in the cookie regarding use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If the IP anonymisation on this site is activated then your IP address will first be truncated within the member states of the European Union and other contracting parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. 

The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases and will then be truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operators of this website in order to evaluate the use of the website to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services to the website operator in association with the website use and the Internet use. The IP address that is transferred by your browser for Google analytics is not associated with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies in the settings in your browser software. However please note that may then not be able to use all the functions on this website fully if this is the case. You can also prevent the collection of the data that is produced using the cookie and that relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in in the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Privacy notice for the use of Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service to integrate advertising for Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google AdSense uses so-called ‘cookies’, which are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow analysis of your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons allow the analysis of information such as visitor traffic to this site.

The information that is created in the cookies and web browsers regarding use of this website (including your IP address) and the distribution of advertising formats is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be transferred by Google to its contractual partners. However Google will not associate your IP address with other items of your data that are stored. 

You can prevent the storage of cookies in the settings in your browser software. However please note that may then not be able to use all the functions on this website fully if this is the case. By using this website you declare your consent to Google processing data that has been collected about you in the above manner and for the purposed named above.

Privacy notice for the use of Google +1

Collection and transfer of information:

You can use the Google +1-Schaltfläche button to publish information worldwide. You and other users can obtain personalised content from Google and our partners via the Google +1 button. Google saves both the information that you have given for content +1 and information on the page that you viewed by clicking on +1. You +1 can be displayed as notes together with your profile name and your photo in Google services such as search results or your Google profile or other places in websites and adverts on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button you need a globally visible Google profile that must at least include the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace another name that you have used in partial content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users that know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of collected information:

Besides the purposes detailed above the information that you provide will be used in accordance with the valid Google privacy regulations. Google publishes possibly summarised statistics about the +1 activities of the users or passes them on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Privacy notice for the use of Twitter

Twitter functions are integrated into our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the function ‘re-tweet’ the websites that you visit are connected with your Twitter account and made known to other users. This also transfers data to Twitter.

Please note that we, as the provider of the site, do not have any knowledge of the content of the data that is transferred or their use by Twitter. For more information in this regard see the Twitter privacy notice at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Your privacy settings on Twitter can be modified in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Information, deletion, blocking

You are entitled to receive information about your saved personal detailed, their origin and the recipients and purpose of the data processing at any time and you are also entitled to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time using the address of the website operator in the legal notice.