Despite careful checks, no liability can be accepted for the content of external links. Responsibility for the content of linked websites lies solely with their operators.
This website uses Universal Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”). Universal Analytics uses so-called “cookies” which enable us to analyse the use of the website. Information on the use of the website obtained by the cookie are generally transmitted to US-based server and saved there. If IP address anonymisation is activated (as it is on this website), your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union and in other European Economic Area countries before being transmitted to the US. This way, IP addresses can no longer be directly as-signed to users.
Only in exceptional cases will Google transmit complete IP addresses to the United States and shor-ten them there. IP anonymisation on this website is activated. On the website operator’s behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate how you use this website to create website activity re-ports and to provide additional services to the website operator which are related to the website and internet use.
Your IP address, which is transferred by Universal Analytics, will not be amalgamated with other data obtained by Google. Depending on your browser software settings, you are able to prevent cookies being saved. However, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of the website. Since user data are not only acquired through cookies, data acquisi-tion through the measurement protocol cannot simply be prevented by deleting such cookies. In addition, you can also block a saving of all data which were created by cookies and which relate to the use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google. In order to do so, simply download and install the browser plug-in offered under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Data protection notice for the use of Facebook plug-ins
We have integrated plug-ins offered by the social network Facebook, 1601 South California, Palo Alto, California, 94304, USA, into our website. Such Facebook plug-ins can be recognised by their Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our website. For an overview of all Facebook plug-ins, please refer to http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit our website, this plug-in sets up a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. In this way, Facebook is informed that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you may link the contents on our website to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign the visit on our website to your user account. We would like to emphasise that, as operator of the website, we do not receive any information about the content of transmitted data or their use by Facebook. For additional information, please refer to the Facebook data protection notice at http://facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to assign the visit on our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Data protection notice for the use of Google +1
Information saving and transfer: By clicking on the Google +1 button you can disseminate the infor-mation worldwide. Through the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised contents from Google and our partners. Google will save the information that you clicked on +1 for a certain content as well as information on the website which you were visiting when clicking on +1. Your +1 may be shown together with your profile name and your photo on Google services, such as search results or on your Google profile or on other websites and online advertisements. Google collects information on your +1 activities to improve its services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need to have a globally visible, public Google profile which has to contain at least the chosen profile name. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may substitute other names which you used for sharing contents on your Google account. Your Google profile identity may be shown to users who know your e-mail address or who dispose of other identifying information about you.
Use of collected information: In addition to the uses mentioned above, information provided by you will be used according to applicable Google data protection rules. Google may publish summarised statistics on +1 user activities or share them with third parties and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
Twitter data protection notice
Our websites have Twitter functions embedded. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and shown to others. In this case, data are also transmitted to Twitter.
We would like to emphasise that, as operator of the website, we do not receive any information about the content of transmitted data or their use by Twitter. For further information, please refer to the Twitter data protection notice at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.