Under Section 7(1) TMG, we as service providers are accountable for our own site content with respect to generally applicable laws. Under Sections 8 to 10 TMG, however, we as service providers are under no obligation to monitor third-party information that is transmitted or stored or to investigate circumstances that would indicate illegal activity. Obligations under generally applicable laws to remove or withhold information remain unaffected. Liability in this respect is, however, only incurred from the moment that the specific breach of law becomes known. On obtaining actual knowledge of such a breach we will expeditiously remove the relevant content.
Our website contains links to external third-party websites over whose content we do not have any influence. We are, therefore, unable to provide any guarantees for such third-party content. At all times, accountability for linked sites shall lie with the respective provider or operator of such sites. The linked pages were checked for illegal content at the time of publication. No illegal content was apparent at the time of publication. However, permanent monitoring of the content of linked pages without good grounds for suspecting illegality cannot reasonably be expected. Where we become aware of breaches of law, we will expeditiously remove the relevant content.
The content and works prepared and published on this site by the site operators are governed by German copyright laws. Reproduction, processing, dissemination and any type of use outside the limits set by copyright law shall require the written approval of the respective author or drafter. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Where the content of this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties shall be observed. In particular third-party content will be indicated as such. Nevertheless, if you should become aware of a copyright violation, we request that you notify us accordingly. Where we become aware of breaches of law, we will expeditiously remove the relevant content.
It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal data. Where personal data is collected on our website (e.g. name, address, email address), this is always done, where possible, on a voluntary basis. These data are not passed on to third parties without your express consent.
Our website uses the etracker analysis service. This is supplied by etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.
Using data, usage patterns linked to pseudonyms may be established. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in your web browser's cache. They enable your browser to be recognised again. Unless concerned parties specifically give their consent, data collected with the etracker technology are not used to personally identify visitors to our website or collated with personal data relating to users identified under a pseudonym.
You can at any time decline to have your data collected and stored in future. If you wish to decline having your visitor data collected and stored in future, you can use the following link to obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker, which ensures that no visitor data from your browser is collected or stored by etracker: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb
Plugins from the Facebook social network supplied by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA are embedded in our website. Facebook plugins can be identified on our website by the Facebook logo or "like" button. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
If you visit our website, a direct link is established between your browser and the Facebook server using the plugin. This notifies Facebook that you have used your IP address to visit our website. If you click the "like" button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link content from our website to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to link visits to our website to your user account. Please note that as the supplier of the website, we are not informed of the content of transferred data or their use by Facebook. Further information on this topic can be found in the Facebook data policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there in exceptional circumstances. At the request of this website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to the website operator relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of the Google Analytics service will not be combined with other data held by Google.
Our website uses Google +1 features. This is supplied by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and transfer of information: Using the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. Through the Google +1 button, you and other users will receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores information that you have provided for +1 content as well as information regarding pages that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1s may be displayed online as references alongside your profile name and photo in Google services such as search results or your Google profile, or in other locations in websites and ads. Google records information regarding your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and other users. In order to use the Google +1 button, you require a globally visible, public Google profile, which must at least include the name you have chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have access to other information identifying you.
Our website uses features provided by the XING network. This is supplied by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time one of our web pages containing Xing features is called up, a connection is established with Xing servers. To our knowledge, this does not entail any storage of personal data. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and usage patterns are not analysed.
You are entitled at any time to a cost-free disclosure regarding any of your personal data that have been stored, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing. Moreover, you are entitled to correct, withhold or delete these data. If you have any questions regarding this issue or other matters relating to personal data, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the legal notice.Cookies
Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted once your visit is over. Other cookies continue to be stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you next visit.
You can make changes to your browser settings to get notifications concerning the storage of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, reject cookies in specific cases or in general, or enable the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Some features of this website may not be available if you disable cookies.Server Log Files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files transferred automatically by your browser to us. The following data is logged:
- Browser type/browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the computer accessing the site
- Time of the server request
These data cannot be traced to individuals. These data are not used in conjunction with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data retrospectively if concrete evidence of illegal use comes to our attention.Contact form
If you send us queries using the contact form, we store any details you enter in the form, including the contact details you provide, in order to process the query and for any follow-up questions. We will not pass this data on without your consent.Promotional email restriction
The contact details supplied in accordance with the obligation to provide a legal notice must not be used for sending promotional and information materials that have not been expressly requested. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action if they receive unsolicited promotional information e.g. through spam emails.Newsletter data
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your email address and information proving that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you consent to us sending you the newsletter. Further data are not collected. We will use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and will not pass them on to third parties.
You can withdraw your consent to your data and email address being stored and used to send the newsletter at any time by such means as the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.