If you visit our Website and access data, your internet browser automatically transfers log information to our server. Such log information includes the URL of the referring website, date and time of request, name of the retrieved website, the quantity of data transmitted, the type of your browser and its version, etc. Such information is not personal data and cannot be attributed to any specific individual.
This log information is solely used for statistical purposes and is neither transferred to any third party nor combined with any other data.
Cookies are small files that are sent from the server to the user’s browser and then stored for later access. In your browser settings you can choose to be informed before a cookie is about to be placed and make such placement dependent on your prior express acceptance.
Additional information thereto is available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de and https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html (general information to Google Analytics and privacy).
Facebook Social Plugins
This Website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified by one of the Facebook logos or the amendment “Facebook social plugin”. The list and the look of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you access a page on our Website that includes such a social plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook transfers the social plugin’s content directly to your browser which will then integrate it into the Website. Therefore, we have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects via its social plugins, and thus, can only inform you based on our current understanding:
Through integration of the plugin, Facebook obtains the information that you have accessed the respective page on our Website, even if you are not a registered user of Facebook or are not logged into Facebook. This information as well as your browser’s IP address are transferred to Facebook’s server in the United States and is stored there. According to Facebook, only anonymized IP addresses are stored from non-registered users in Germany.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to our Website to your Facebook account. Facebook receives such information irrespective of whether you interact with the social plugins or not. If you do interact with the social plugins, e.g. by using the “Like-it-Button” or by posting a commentary, your browser will transfer such information directly to Facebook where it is being stored. Such information will also be published on Facebook and be displayed to your Facebook friends.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data on you via our Website and to combine such data with your Facebook membership data, you need to log off from Facebook before accessing our Website.
Furthermore, you may also block social plugins by downloading and installing add-ons for your browser, such as the Facebook blocker: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/
This Website uses social plugins that are provided by Twitter Inc.,1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, and can be identified by the Twitter logo or e.g. the words “Tweet” or “Twittern”.
The plugins enable the user, inter alia, to share an article or a page of this Website on Twitter. If you access a website that includes this plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to Twitter’s servers. Twitter transfers the plugin’s content directly to your browser which will then integrate it into the website. Therefore we have no influence on the extent or content of the data that Twitter collects via its plugin, and thus, can only inform you based on our current understanding:
This Website uses plugins which are provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”) which can be identified by the LinkedIn logo of the “Share”-Button.
Version: 3rd of September, 2014