This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies:” text files that are saved on your computer and which facilitate analysis of your usage of the website. The information provided by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If however, IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports of activity on the website, and to provide additional services related to website usage and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics is not combined with other data by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by using the appropriate settings in your browser software; you should be aware however, that if you do this you may not be able to make full use of all of the functionality of this website. You may also prevent Google from recording or processing the data provided by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Our pages use Google +1 functionality. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Gathering and transmission of information: with the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. Using the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information about whose content you added a +1, as well as information about the page that you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1s together with your profile name and photo may be shown as suggestions (e.g., in search results or in your Google profile), or at other places on websites and ads on the internet. 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 need a globally visible, public Google profile containing at least your chosen profile name. This name is used for all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who either know your email address or other identifying information about you. Use of the information gathered: besides the uses mentioned above, the information provided by you is used in accordance with the relevant Google privacy policies. Google may publish aggregated statistics about users’ +1 activities or pass these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
We use social plugins belonging to the Pinterest social network operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”) on our website. When you retrieve a page containing one of these plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin transmits log data to Pinterest’s servers in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of websites visited that also contain Pinterest functionality, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used Pinterest, and cookie data. For more information on the purpose, extent and additional processing and use of this data by Pinterest, as well as your relevant rights and options for protecting your private life, please see Pinterest’s privacy notice: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.
Information, deletion and access restriction
You have the right at any time to receive details about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing free of charge, as well as a right to the correction, restriction of access to or deletion of this data. For this or for any other questions regarding personal data, please get in touch with us at any time at the address provided in the “Legal Notice” section of this website.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that is automatically transmitted to us by your browser in our server log files. This information comprises:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the computer used to access our site
- Server request time
This data cannot be allocated to particular individuals. This data is not combined with other data sources. We retain the right to retrospectively examine this data if we become aware of specific evidence of unlawful use.
Some of these webpages make use of “cookies.” Cookies cause no damage to your computer and don’t contain viruses. Cookies help to make our web offering more user-friendly, safer and more effective. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies,” which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser again the next time you visit. You may set up your browser to inform you when cookies are set and to only allow them in individual cases or under particular circumstances, to reject them altogether, or to delete them every time you close your browser session. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.
If you ask us questions via the contact form, the details you provide in the request form – including your contact details – are stored by us for the purpose of processing your request and in case of follow-up questions. This data is not shared without your consent.
No advertising emails
We have published contact details here in compliance with statutory requirements. These details may not be used to send unsolicited advertising and informational material. The operators of this website explicitly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising information (such as spam emails) is sent.
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, then we need your email address as well as details that enable us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive our newsletter. No additional data is collected. This data is exclusively used by us to send you the information requested and is not passed to third parties. You may always retract your consent to the storage of this data and email address, and to its use for sending you the newsletter, by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.