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Data Privacy Statement

We record and use your personal data exclusively within the framework of the Federal Republic of Germany’s data protection regulations. The following statement is to inform about the type, scope and purpose of such records and the use of personal data. You may read this information on our website at any time.

Insofar as the website offers the possibility to input personal or business details (e-mail addresses, names, addresses etc.), this information is entered on a strictly voluntary basis on the part of the user. The use of all services provided is – where technically possible and reasonable - also permitted without inputting such data or through use of anonymous data or a pseudonym.
 

Data transfer and recording for internal system related and statistics purposes

For technical reasons, your Internet browser automatically transfers data to our web-server when you access our website. This data includes date and time of access, URL of the referring website, files accessed, quantity of data sent, browser type and version, operating system as well as your IP address. This data is saved separately from any other data you input while using this site. It is not possible for us to attribute this data to a particular person. This data is used for statistics purposes and later deleted.
 

Inventory Data

Where a contract exists between the user and us, a contract is being devised or changed, we will record and use your personal data insofar as necessary for the given purpose. We may reveal details of this data (inventory data) in specific circumstances by order of the relevant authority insofar as this serves law enforcement, security, fulfillment of the statutory functions of the BND (German intelligence body), constitutional protection authorities, state intelligence bodies or the military counter-intelligence service, or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
 

Usage Data

We record and use your data insofar as it is necessary in order to enable the use of our website, or for invoicing (usage data). Among the data recorded are specific identification characteristics and information relating to the commencement and ending as well as scope of your usage of our website.

We are permitted to use pseudonyms to create usage profiles for advertising and marketing purposes, as well as for the user-friendly design of our website. You have the right to object to the use of your data. We are not permitted to merge the user profiles with information about the bearer of a pseudonym.

We may reveal details of this data (inventory data) in specific circumstances by order of the relevant authority insofar as this serves law enforcement, security, fulfillment of the statutory functions of the BND (German intelligence body), constitutional protection authorities, state intelligence bodies or the military counter-intelligence service, or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
 

Cookies

We use so-called cookies in order to expand the functional scope of our website and to offer a more comfortable design for you. With the use of these "cookies" data can be saved to your computer when you visit our website. You can prevent cookies from being saved to your computer via the relevant browser settings. This can, however, limit the scope of functionality of our website.
 

Right to Information

As a user of our website, you have the right to request information from us about the data stored regarding your person or pseudonym. This data can be sent electronically should you so wish.
 

Data privacy statement for use of Twitter

Functionalities of the Twitter service are embedded in our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The use of Twitter and the "re-tweet" function connect sites you visit with your Twitter account and reveal them to other users. Data is hereby also transferred to Twitter.

We point out that we, as provider of these pages, receive no information regarding the content of the data transferred to Twitter or of the use made of same by Twitter. You will find further information on this matter in Twitter’s data protection policy under: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data protection settings on Twitter under the account settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings ändern.
 

Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

Our site contains integrated plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You will recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "like-button" on our site. You will find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Thus Facebook receives the information that you visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook „like button“ while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of your site with your Facebook profile. Thereby allowing Facebook to allocate your visit to our site to your user account.

We point out that we, as provider of these pages, receive no information regarding the content of the data transferred to Facebook or of the use made of same by Facebook. You will find further information on this matter in Facebook’s data protection policy under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish for Facebook to be able to allocate your visit to our site to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account.
 

Data privacy statement for the use of Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information:
You can publish information worldwide with the use of the "Google +1"-button. You and other users get personalized information from Google and our partners via the Google +1 button. Google saves the information that you have entered data using +1, as well as information regarding the page you viewed having clicked +1. Your +1 content can be displayed on the Internet as a guide along with your name and profile photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and advertisements.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google+1 button, you will require a Google profile, visible worldwide, which must contain at least the name chosen for that profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute a different name that you used when sharing content with your Google Account. The identity of your Google Account can be shown to users who know your email address or have other identifying information regarding your person.

Use of the recorded information:
Apart form the uses mentioned above, the information made available by you is used according to the relevant Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarized statistics regarding the users’ +1 activities or pass these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.
  

Data privacy statement for use of econda

To ensure the tailored design and optimum performance of this website, solutions and technologies by econda GmbH (www.econda.de) not only collect and store anonymized data, but also utilize this data to compile usage profiles by means of pseudonyms. Cookies can be used for this purpose which make it possible for an Internet browser to be recognized. Without the express consent of a visitor, however, usage profiles will not be stored together with data pertaining to the pseudonymous visitor. IP addresses, in particular, are rendered indecipherable immediately after receipt, which makes it impossible to match a usage profile with an IP address. Visitors to this website can opt out here - at any time - of the collecting and storing of their data.
 

Data privacy statement for use of Piwik

The owner of this site uses the open source tool for web analysis, "Piwik" (http://www.piwik.org), for use and tracking of this site. Piwik uses so-called "cookies", which are saved on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. Information created by the cookie regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) remain under the jurisdiction of the operator of this website. This information is used by the owner of the website to evaluate use of the Internet site and to create reports on the website activities. In using this website you agree to the processing of data about you by the owner of this site in the previously described manner, and for the aforementioned purpose.