As a rule the use of our website is possible without the declaration of personal data. Insofar as personal data is collected on our sites (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) this will be – to the extent possible – on a voluntary basis. The data will not be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.

Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data, such as emails, via the internet because it is impossible to safeguard completely against unauthorized access by third parties. Any usage of contact data released within the framework of this disclaimer via third party for advertising or information material, not explicitly requested, is strictly prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited distribution of advertising information like spam mails.

Data Protection Policy for the use of Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

Plugins of the social network facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated in our site. The plugins are identifiable by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit a page on our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers, thus enabling Facebook to receive information about you having accessed the respective page on our website via your IP address. If you click the "Like-Button” while logged into your Facebook account, this links the contents of our website to your Facebook profile and in so doing also provides the information of your visit to Facebook. Please be aware that we, the operator, have no knowledge about the data gathered by the plugin or how Facebook uses it. For more information about Facebook’s data use policy please visit their website: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

Data Protection 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 placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, within EU Member States or in other member states of the European Economic Area, Google will shorten your IP address before transmitting it. Your full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there on rare occasions. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your browser’s IP address transmitted for Google Analytics’ purposes with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use 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 the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Data Protection Policy for the use of Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information: By using the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. The Google+1 button helps you and others receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you declared for a +1 content, as well as 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 will record information about your +1 activity in order to improve Google services for you and other users. In order to use the Google+1 button, you need to have a public Google Profile visible to the world, which at the very least includes the name that you chose for the profile. That name will be used across Google services and in some cases it may replace another name that you have used when sharing content under your Google Account. Your Google Profile identity may be displayed to people who have your email address or other identifying information. Use of collected information: In addition to the above-described uses, the information that you provide to Google is used subject to Google’s main Privacy Policy. Google may share aggregate statistics relating to users' +1 activity with the public, our users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected sites.

Data Protection Policy for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated in our site. These functions are being offered by Twitter, Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). The use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function links the websites you visit with your Twitter account and makes this information available to other users. Data is transferred to Twitter in the process. We want to make you aware that we as a provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transferred data or of its use by Twitter. You can find more information about the data privacy declaration of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your data privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.