Accountability for content
The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages. In this context, please note that we are accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Accountability for links
Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.
Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law (§ 44a et seq. of the copyright law), every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorized utilization of copyrighted works is punishable (§ 106 of the copyright law).
According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creating alias user profiles for web analyses Data is collected and saved on this website by Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, from which user profiles are created using aliases. These user profiles are used to analyse the visitor behaviour and are analysed to improve the design of our offer in line with needs.
Cookies may be used for this purpose. These are small text files that are saved locally on the visitor’s computer so that they can be recognised the next time they visit the website.
The alias user profiles are not brought together with personal data of the alias without the separate, express consent of the affected party.
The collection and storage of data for web analysis purposes can be vetoed at any time with effect for the future by downloading and installing a browser add-on for your browser that deactivates Google Analytics. You will find the deactivation add-on here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Using Facebook Social Plugins
This website uses so-called social plugins (‘plugins’) from the Facebook social network that is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (‘Facebook’). The plugins are identified by the Facebook logo or the appendage ‘Social plug-in from Facebook’ or ‘Facebook Social Plugin’. An overview of the Facebook plugins and what they look like can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins
If you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin your browser connects directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is sent directly to your browser by Facebook and integrated in the website by this.
By integrating this plugin Facebook receives information that your browser has opened the corresponding page of our website, even if you have no Facebook account or are not logged into Facebook at the time. This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA where it is saved.
If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can directly assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the ‘Like’ button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is also sent directly to a Facebook server where it is stored. The information will also be published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.
Facebook can use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and the customised layout of Facebook pages. To this end, Facebook creates user, interests and relationships profiles, e.g. to analyse your use of our website with a view to the popup adds you see on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and render further services associated with the use of Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
The purpose and scope of this data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your associated rights and configuration options to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection notices of Facebook: www.facebook.com/policy.php