The use of our website is possible without providing personal information. Any personal data, such as name, address or email address, is submitted on a voluntary basis and will not be handed out to third parties without your explicit consent. Data transmission over the internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps and a complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Third Party Plugins

On our website, we use plugins for the social networks Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Flickr and YouTube. When you visit our pages, all these network plugins establish a connection between your browser and their servers via the use of “cookies” (text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse your online behaviour). As providers of this site, we do not have any knowledge of the content and nature of the transmitted data and its use by these social networks. If you are a member of any of the social networks integrated on our website and do not want them to collect your data (including your IP address) via our website then log out prior to the visiting our website. In your browser settings, delete any related cookies stored locally by any of the social networks. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the respective settings on your browser.

Please inform yourself about your personal rights and control functions to protect your private data in the data disclaimer of any of these social network providers’ website. You can block the data generation of Plug-ins by using browser add-ons such as “Facebook Blocker”.

 

Google – We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA. Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

We use the GooglePlus Comments widget at our website for you to be able to comment at our webpages using your GooglePlus account. From this interaction Google automatically collects and store certain information in server logs like IP address, device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request.

We use Google Analytics to track social shares made at our website. Google automatically collect and store certain information in their server logs which includes device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Google Account.

For details on the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Google as well as your rights and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy.

You can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in Google Analytics Opt-out.

 

Facebook – We use a plugin of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

We embedded the Facebook Comments plugin to allow you to leave a comment at our website using your Facebook account. This plugin may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the commenting interface, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the interface (such as “liking” someone’s comment, replying to other comments), if you are logged into Facebook.

Please inform yourself about how this data may be used as well as about your personal rights and control functions to protect your private data in the data disclaimer of Facebook: Privacy Policy of Facebook. You can block the data generation of Facebook Plug-ins by using browser add-ons such as “Facebook Blocker”.

 

Youtube – We have YouTube services included on our website provided by YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. YouTube uses cookies to gather information about the viewers of the videos in order to collect reliable video statistics, prevent fraud and to improve the user-friendliness. For more details on the use of cookies at YouTube see the Privacy Policy of YouTube.

 

Twitter – A plugin for Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600 , San Francisco, CA 94107 , USA is integrated on our website. Please refer to the Privacy Policy of Twitter for more information.

 

LinkedIn – Our pages integrate plugins of the social network LinkedIn, provided by LinkedIn Corporation , 2029 Stierlin Court , Mountain View, CA 94043 , USA. For more information, refer to the Privacy Policy of Linkedin.

Disqus – We use Disqus Comments widget at our website for you to be able to comment at our webpages using Disqus commenting system. Disqus may collect information about you when you register for and use the Service. Such information may include “Personally Identifiable Information” which means information that identifies you as an individual, such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, telephone number, username or account ID, and “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” which means information that does not identify you as an individual. Non-Personally Identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to, information about your browser, your IP address, device ID, what pages you visit on our Partner Sites, which website you came from, what advertisements you clicked on, whether on our Partner Websites, the Service or other third party websites, and other information about your online activity that does not identify you as an individual, in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy

Also read our Disclaimer.