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You can use our website without providing your personal data. Insofar as we collect personal data (for example name, address, email address etc.) we always aim to do so on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. However, data transmission via the Internet (e.g. email) can be subject to security vulnerabilities and complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Our contact details, published by us as part of our legal obligations, must not without our express permission be used by third parties for the sending of unsolicited marketing material or other information. The operator of this website reserves the right to take legal action against the sending of unsolicited marketing material (e.g. spam).

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins ("Like" button)

Our website uses plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is informed that you have visited our site using your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while logged into your Facebook account, you will link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to link your visit to our website to your user account. As the website provider, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. Further information can be found in Facebook's privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to be able to link your visit to our website to your Facebook account, you should log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help our website analyse the use of our website. Information generated by cookies about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the US. However, if you activate IP anonymisation on our website, Google will, within member states of the EU or EEA, abbreviate your IP address before its transmission. In exceptional circumstances only, your full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate website usage, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You may reject cookies by adjusting your browser settings on your browser, although if you do so you may not be able to make full use of our website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the cookie-generated data relating to your website use (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Opt out of Google Analytics tracking

Privacy policy for the use of Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for the integration of Google advertisements. Google AdSense uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse website usage. Google AdSense also uses web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic can be evaluated.

Information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the US. This information may be shared by Google with Google's contract partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with any other data held about you.

You can reject cookies by adjusting your browser settings, although if you do so you may not be able to use this website in full. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Privacy policy for the use of Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information:

The Google +1 button can be used to publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button gives you and other users personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores information that you have given +1 for content purposes and information about the page you have viewed by clicking +1. Your +1 can be displayed in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, as a reference along with your profile name and photo, or displayed elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activity to improve its services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a public, globally visible Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected:

In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with Google's privacy policy. Google may publish or share aggregated statistics about users' +1 activity with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers and affiliates.

Privacy policy for the use of Twitter

Our website uses Twitter, a service provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter.

As the provider of this website, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For more information, please refer to Twitter's privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy

You can change your Twitter privacy settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of its processing, as well as the right to have it corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any questions about your personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in Company Information).

Cookies

Parts of our website use cookies, which serve to make our service more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses.

Transmission of data

We transmit personal data to third parties only if necessary for order processing purposes (e.g. we might transmit it to companies entrusted with the delivery of goods or to credit institutions entrusted with payment processing). No other transmission of your data will take place without your express agreement. Your data will not be passed on to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we need your email address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided. No other data not be collected. You can revoke at any time your consent to the storage of your data and email address and to their use for the purpose of sending the newsletter.