Data Protection

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie, regarding your use of this website (including your IP address), is transmitted to a Google-owned server in the US, where the information is stored. Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website to compile reports regarding website activity for the website operator and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 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.

Facebook Button (Like Button)

Our website also includes plugins for the social network site Facebook. The plugins are operated exclusively by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The plugins on our website are identifiable by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. When you visit a page on our website containing one of these plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server, which in turn transmits the content of the plug-in to your browser where it is embedded into the website. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website. If you are logged in to your personal Facebook account when visiting our website, Facebook can assign and link your visit to our website to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, i.e. click the “like” button or leave a comment, that information is transmitted to and stored by Facebook. If you want to prevent data from being transmitted to Facebook in this way, then please make sure you log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. Please read the Facebook Data Policy (https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation) to find out about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of your data, including your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your private information.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies allow us to adapt our website to your interests or to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. To find out how this works, please refer to the help files provided by the developer of your browser. Refusing to accept cookies may, however, limit the functionality of our online content.

Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter with your email address, we will use your email address solely for the purpose of sending you our newsletter, until such time as you cancel your subscription. You can cancel your subscription at any time by clicking the corresponding link in the newsletter or by informing us of your wish to cancel your subscription. You can cancel your subscription via the cancellation link, via email or by any other means of communication.

Comments On Our Blog

Notice regarding comments – the comment function is a voluntary function. You are under no obligation to leave a comment. If you choose to leave a comment, please do so under a pseudonym. The pseudonym will be stored in our database and will not be made available to third parties. No link will be made between the pseudonym and your IP address.