We expressly point out that data transmitted via the Internet (e.g. email communication) may be subject to security vulnerabilities and cannot be completely protected against third-party access.
Use of our legal notice contact data for commercial advertising is expressly not desired, save for where we have provided commensurate prior written consent or where a business relationship already exists. The provider and all persons referred to on this website hereby object to any commercial use or forwarding of their data.
You are at liberty to visit our website without providing any personal data. Insofar as personal data (such as name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this will occur on a voluntary basis wherever possible. Such data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent. To the extent that a contractual relationship is to be established between you and ourselves or the content of such is to be structured or amended, or should you send us an enquiry, we will collect and use your personal data insofar as necessary for the stated purposes (inventory data). We will collect, process and use personal data insofar as necessary to enable your use of the web offer (usage data). All personal data will only be stored for as long as necessary for the stated purpose (processing your enquiry or performance of a contract), with respective periods of retention under tax and commercial law considered accordingly. By order of the responsible authorities, we may in individual cases provide information about this data (inventory data), insofar as necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, averting danger, compliance with the statutory duties of constitutional protection authorities or the military intelligence services or for enforcing intellectual property rights.
Privacy statement regarding the Facebook plugin (‘Like’)
This website uses plugins of the provider Facebook.com, as provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Users of our website, within which the Facebook plugin (‘Like’ button) is installed, are hereby advised that the plugin creates a link to Facebook, with commensurate transmission to your browser to enable the plugin to appear on the website.
Moreover, during such use, data are forwarded to the Facebook server containing information on your website visit to our homepage. In the case of Facebook users who are logged on, this means that the usage data are allocated to your personal Facebook account.
As an actively logged-on Facebook User, by using the Facebook plugin (for example, by clicking on the ‘Like’ button or using the comment function), the respective data are transmitted to your Facebook account and published. To avoid this process you must first log out of your Facebook account.
Further information regarding data use by Facebook is provided in the data protection provisions on Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
Privacy statement regarding the web analysis service Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer to enable analysis of your website usage. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website will generally be forwarded to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have activated IP anonymisation. Consequently, within European Union Member States or other states that are party to the European Economic Area Agreement, Google first shortens your IP address on this website. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and shortened by Google on a server in the USA. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, create reports on website activity and provide additional services to the website operator associated with use of the website and the Internet. The IP address sent from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please be aware that this may mean you are unable to use the full functionality of the website. You can also prevent the collection and processing by Google of data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Privacy statement regarding the web advertisement service Google Adsense
This website uses Google Adsense, a web advertisement service of Google Inc., USA (‘Google’). Google Adsense uses so-called ‘cookies’ (text files) that are stored on your computer to enable analysis of your website usage. Google Adsense also uses so-called ‘web beacons’ (small invisible images) to gather information. The use of web beacons allows simple activity, such as website visitor traffic, to be recorded and collected. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) will be forwarded to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website in relation to ads, compile reports for the website operator about website activities and ads and provide further services related to website and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard drive and the display of web beacons by selecting ‘block all cookies’ in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under ‘Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings’; in Firefox under ‘Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies’); however, please be aware that this may mean you are unable to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of data concerning you by Google in the manner and for the purpose stated above.
Privacy statement regarding the social network Google Plus
This website uses the so-called ‘G +1’ button of the social network Google Plus operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (‘Google’). The button can be identified by the ‘G +1’ symbol. If you are registered with Google Plus you can use the ‘G +1’ button to express your interest in our website and share content from our website on Google Plus. In this case, Google stores both the information provided by you in giving your ‘G +1’ in relation to our content as well as information on the page that you viewed. Your ‘G +1’ may be displayed together with your name (and also photo, if available) on Google Plus in other Google services such as Google Search or your Google profile.
Privacy statement regarding ‘Google Remarketing’ and the ‘Similar Audience Targeting’ function of Google Inc.
This website uses the remarketing and ‘similar audience targeting’ functions of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (‘Google’). This enables you to be targeted with advertising through the placement of personalised and interest-related ads when you visit other websites in the so-called ‘Google Display Network’. ‘Google Remarketing’ and the ‘Similar Audience Targeting’ function use so-called ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer to enable analysis of your website usage and which record your visit and anonymous data on the website use. No personal data are stored within this process. If you visit another website in the so-called ‘Google Display Network’ you may be shown advertisements that in all likelihood afford consideration to product and information areas previously retrieved on our website.
Privacy statement regarding ‘Google AdWords Conversion Tracking’ from Google Inc.
This website uses the ‘Google AdWords Conversion Tracking’ function of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (‘Google’). Google AdWords Conversion Tracking uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer to enable analysis of your website usage when you have clicked on a Google ad. The cookies are valid for a maximum of 90 days. No personal data are stored within this process. For as long as the cookie is valid, Google and ourselves as website operators can see that you have clicked on an advertisement and have reached a specific target page (e.g. order confirmation page, newsletter registration). These cookies cannot be tracked across multiple websites by different AdWords participants. The cookie creates conversion statistics in ‘Google AdWords’ that record the number of users who have clicked on one of our advertisements and also how many users have visited a target page tagged with a ‘conversion tag’. However, the statistics do not contain any information with which you can be identified.
Privacy statement regarding the use of the web messaging service twitter.com
We have also integrated the web messaging service twitter.com on our website. This service is offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter provides the so-called ‘Tweet’ function. This allows you to publish messages of 140 characters in length, including website links, on your own Twitter account. By using the Twitter ‘Tweet’ function on our websites, the respective website will be linked to your account and may be made public there. Data are also transmitted to Twitter during this process.
Twitter enables you to determine your own data protection setting via the following link: http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Right to access information
You have the right to promptly access data collected in relation to you at any time and without charge. You may at any time withdraw with future effect your agreement for use of personal data provided by you. To access information please contact the provider using the contact details stated in the legal notice.