Data protection

Data protection regulations
Data privacy statement for Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

On our websites, the plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, are integrated. You can identify the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or by the “Like button"  on our website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is made. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website through your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while logged into your Facebook account, the contents of our websites can link to your Facebook account. As a result, Facebook can link the visit of our websites to your user account. We point out that we, as the provider of the websites, are not informed about the content of the data submitted or of their use by Facebook. Further information about this can be found in the Facebook data privacy statement at: http://facebook.com/policy.php

If you don’t want Facebook to link your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log off your Facebook user account.

Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics makes use of so-called "cookies", text files, that are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information about your  use of this website created by cookies is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and saved there. In cases where IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the the complete IP address be transferred to Google in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the provider of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to report about the website activities and to render other services related to the use of the website and the internet to the provider of the website. The IP address that is submitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with any other data from Google.

You can prevent cookies being saved by using a special setting in your browser software. But we point out that in such cases you might not be able to use all the functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the assessment of the data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the proliferation of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in, available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Bibliography: Facebook data privacy statement, data privacy statement Google Analytics

Cookie Policy

We use third party cookies to identify whether or not you've seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you've seen it. This helps in evaluating our Marketing Activities and helps in making our advertising more relevant.
 
Like other online advertisers, we may use Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), pixels, tags and other technologies (collectively, "cookies"). Cookies enable us to learn about what ads you see, what ads you click, and other actions you take on our site. This allows us to improve the relevance of our ads for the site users. For example, if we know what ads you are shown we can be careful not to show you the same ones repeatedly. We do have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit to be used for remarketing purposes. If you'd like to opt out, you can adjust your browser settings. More information can also be found on the Network Advertising Initiative website.