Use of Google+ recommendation components
Our website employs the “+1“-button from Google+ belonging to Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Each time our website receives the access request with a “+1“ component, it prompts your browser to download an image of this component from Google. Through this process, Google is precisely informed which page of our website is being visited. As specified by Google, your visit undergoes additional analysis in the event you are not logged into your Google account. If you access our site while being logged into Google and press the “+1“ button, Google can collect information about your Google account, websites you recommend as well as your IP address along with other browser-related information. This allows your “+1“ recommendation to be stored and publicized. Your Google “+1“ recommendation can then appear as a reference in other Google services, such as search results, your Google account or other places, such as on websites and adds on the Internet, together with your account name and, if applicable, a picture you provided to Google. Furthermore, Google can link your visit to our site with data stored by Google. Google also stores this information for the purpose of further development of Google services. If you wish to minimize information collected by Google as previously described, you must log out of your Google account before visiting our website. You can access Google‘s data protection policies relating to the “+1“ button together with all relevant information on the collection, transfer and use of data by Google, your rights in this regard as well as your profile settings options at the following link: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy
Use of Facebook components
Our website employs components provided by facebook.com. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Each time our website receives an access request with a Facebook component, it prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is precisely informed which page of our website is being visited. When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information gathered by this component to identify the page you are viewing and associates this information with your personal Facebook account. Whenever you click on the “Like“ button, for example, or add a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. It happens regardless of whether you click on a component or not. If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of data by Facebook about you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of Facebook before visiting our website. The data protection policies of Facebook provide additional information, in particular about collecting and using the data by Facebook, your rights in this regard as well as the options available for protecting your privacy: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ In addition, tools freely available on the market may be used to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons from being added to all commonly used browsers: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/
You can find an overview of Facebook plugins at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Use of Twitter recommendation components
Use of Xing recommendation components
Use of LinkedIn recommendation components
Use of Pinterest
Our website employs the services of pinterest.com. Pinterest.com is a service of Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the “Pin it“ button integrated into our website, Pinterest is informed that you have accessed to the particular page of our site. If you are logged into Pinterest, Pinterest can associate your visit of our site with your Pinterest account and thereby create a link to the data collected. Pinterest stores the data transferred through clicking on “Pin it“ buttons. You can find more information with respect to the purpose and extent of data collected, how it is processed and used as well as your rights in this regard and what settings you can use to protect your privacy by consulting the Pinterest data protection policy, which you can access at http://pinterest.com/about/privacy/. To prevent Pinterest from associating your visit to our website to your Pinterest account, you must first log out of your Pinterest account before visiting our site.
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as on our sides personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected, this is as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent. We point out that data transmission over the internet (eg communication by e-mail) security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. The use of the framework of the imprint obligation published contact data by third parties for the distribution of unwanted advertising and information materials is hereby expressly excluded. The site operators reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.
Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website. To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Server-Log-Files / Data processing on the Website
Our provider collects and automatically saves information on its server log file, which are transmitted to the users brower. This includes:
• Browerser typ/version
• Operating System
• Referrer URL (previously visited webpage)
• Hostname of accessing computer (IP address)
• Requested webpage
• Time of server request
This data is collected to ensure trouble free usage and to prevent improper use of our website. The data can be used by the provider and us to improve the user interface with the site.
This data is not relatable to certain persons. A combination of this data with other data sources will not be taken and moreover the data will be deleted after a statistical evaluation. Personal data you gave us voluntarily (i.e. when registrating) will be recorded, too.