The use of our website is, as a rule, possible without the use of personal data. Insofar as personal data (for example name, address or e-mail address) is collected, this shall be, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data shall not be given to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please be aware that the transmission of data over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may not be entirely secure. It is not possible to fully protect data from third-party access.

The use by third parties of contact data published due to the obligation to provide a legal notice for the purpose of the transmission of advertising and informational materials that have not been explicitly requested is hereby explicitly rejected. The operators of this site expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the sending of unsolicited marketing information, for example via spam e-mails.

Data protection policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (“Like” button)

Our site contains plug-ins for the Facebook social networking site, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Facebook plug-ins can be recognized by the presence of the Facebook logo of the “Like” button on the site. Please see here for an overview of Facebook plug-ins: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection is created between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is then notified that you have visited our site using your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while logged in to your Facebook account, you can link to our site content on your Facebook profile, allowing Facebook to match your visit to our site to your Facebook account. Please be aware that we, as the site provider, receive no notification of the contents of data transmitted or of its use by Facebook. For further information, please see Facebook’s data protection policy: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not wish Facebook to match your site visit to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Data protection policy for the use of Twitter

The functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The use of Twitter and the “Retweet” function links websites visited by you to your Twitter account and makes this known to other users. This also entails the transmission of data to Twitter.

Please be aware that we, as the site provider, receive no notification of the contents of data transmitted or of its use by Twitter. For further information, please see Twitter’s data protection policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your Twitter data protection settings in your account settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information:

With the help of the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button allows to you and other users to receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you have given for content +1 as well as information on the page which you have viewed when you click +1. Your +1 can be blended in as a reference along with your profile name and photo on Google’s services, as in search results, your Google profile or elsewhere on websites and ads.

Google records information about your +1 activities in an effort to improve Google’s services for yourself and others. To use the Google +1 button, you will need a globally visible, public Google profile which must at least contain your chosen profile name. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also serve as a substitute for any other name that you have used to share content from your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information you have provided.

Use of collected information:

In addition to the intended uses stated above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may release summary statistics on +1 user activities or transmit these statistics to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

Sources: Disclaimer from eRecht24, the Internet law portal by lawyer Sören Siebert, eRecht24 Facebook data protection policy, data protection policy for Twitter