The operator of this website takes the protection of your data very seriously and therefore handles your personal data in strict confidentiality and in accordance with legal requirements.
Please keep in mind that data transmission over the Internet may in general be open to security gaps. Full protection against access by third parties is not possible.
The website owner / provider of the website collects data about visits to this website and stores it in server log files. The following data is logged:
The operator of this website only collects, uses and transmits your personal data if it is within the scope of legal provisions or if you give permission to do so.
Personal data is defined as all information that may be used to identify you and that may be traced back to you – for example, your name, your email address or your phone number.
If you get in touch with the operator of this website via the contact options provided, your data will be stored in order to allow for the handling and answering of your request. This equally applies to online registrations. Your data is not transmitted to third parties without your prior consent.
This website uses the services of “Google Analytics“, provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyse how visitors are using this website. The service is using “cookies” – text files which are stored on your end device. The information collected through these cookies is normally transferred to a server operated by Google Inc. in the United States of America and stored there.
This website is using IP anonymisation: Within the member states of the European Union and the member states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, the user’s IP address is shortened, thereby making it no longer possible to link your IP address with you. Within the scope of the agreement for commissioned data processing which the operator of this website has entered into with Google Inc., the latter is creating an evaluation of the use of and activities on this website on the basis of the collected information and furthermore provides services related to the use of the Internet.
You retain the option of preventing cookie storage on your device by setting the appropriate options in your browser. If your browser does not accept cookies, access to some of the functions of this website may be limited.
You can furthermore use a browser plugin to prevent that the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) is sent to Google Inc. and consequently used by Google Inc. The following link will direct you to this plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
Alternatively, clicking this link [https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?] prevents that Google Analytics collects information on you within the scope of this website. When you click the link above, an “opt-out cookie” is downloaded. Your browser therefore has to be set to store cookies in principle. If you regularly delete your local cookies, you need to click the link above again when you visit this website.
Further information on the use of data by Google Inc. is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en-GB
This website uses Facebook social plugins which are operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). These plugins are recognisable by the Facebook logo or terms such as “Like” or “Share” in the colours typically used by Facebook (blue and white). Information on all Facebook plugins is available here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
The plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The operator of this website has no influence whatsoever on the nature and the scope of the data which is transmitted to the servers of Facebook Inc. by this plugin. Information on this topic is available here: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that you have been visiting this website as a user. In this regard, your IP address may be stored. If you are logged in to your Facebook account while you are visiting this website, the above-mentioned information will be linked with your account.
Upon using the functions of the plugin – for example, by sharing or liking an article – the corresponding information is also transmitted to Facebook Inc.
If you want to avoid that Facebook Inc. is linking this data with your Facebook account, please log off from Facebook before visiting this website.
This website also uses the “+1” button from Google Plus which is operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). By visiting a page containing the “+1” button, a direct connection between your browser and the servers of Google is established. The operator of this website therefore has no influence whatsoever on the nature and the scope of the data which is transmitted to the servers of Google Inc. by this plugin. If you click the “+1” button while being logged on to your Google+ account, you share the content of the respective page with your public profile.
According to Google Inc., personal data is only collected when you click the button. If a user is logged in to his or her Google+ account, the IP address is stored amongst others. If you want to avoid that Google Inc. stores this data and links it with your account, please log off before visiting this website.
Information on the “+1” button is available here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.
This website also uses Twitter buttons which are operated by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). By visiting a page containing one of these buttons, a direct connection between your browser and the servers of Twitter is established. The operator of this website therefore has no influence whatsoever on the nature and the scope of the data which is transmitted to the servers of Twitter Inc. by this plugin.
According to Twitter Inc., only your IP address is collected and stored.
Information on the use of personal data by Twitter Inc. is available here: https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en-GB
Upon your request, you will receive information on the personal data that has been stored on you as a user of this website. This information is provided free of charge. Unless your request infringes a legal obligation for data retention, you have the right of rectification of inaccurate data as well as the right of blocking or erasure of your personal data.