Use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. When personal data is collected on our pages (e.g. name, address, or email address), this occurs, where possible, on a voluntary basis. Personal information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold or passed on to third parties without the express permission of the user.
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by email) may be subject to gaps in security. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Third-party use of contact details published as part of the Legal Notice for sending unsolicited advertising material and information is hereby expressly prohibited. The site operator reserves the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited advertising, such as spam emails.
All share or like buttons on this website use the „Shariff“-Buttons provided by the German computer magazine c’t. When using our website the buttons are only displayed as a graphic and do not send personal data to third parties. Only just when you click on a share button the personal data is forwarded to the correspondig third party as described as follows. For more information on the Shariff Project see here.
We have integrated plugins of the social network Facebook on our website (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You will recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. Here you will find an overview of these plugins: Facebook plugins.
If you do not want Facebook to assign any of your visits to our site to your Facebook user account, please log off your Facebook account.
Twitter functions are embedded in our pages, which are offered by Twitter Inc. (Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). By using Twitter and the re-tweet function, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account, and will be disclosed to other users, while also transferring data to Twitter.
You can change your privacy settings in the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Collection and disclosure of information:
You can share information publicly using the Google +1 button. The Google +1 button helps you and other users to receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google saves the information that you have clicked on the +1 button for particular content, and information about the page you were visiting when you clicked on the +1 button. Your +1s may appear with your profile name and picture in various Google services such as search results or on your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activity in order to provide you and other users with a better experience on Google services. To use the Google +1 button, you need to have a public Google profile, which needs to include at least the name you chose for your profile. This name will be used across all Google services. In some cases, it may replace other names you have used when sharing content using your Google account. Google may display your Google profile identity to people who have your email address or other identifying information.
Use of collected information:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymization is activated, Google will mask the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to Google servers in the US where it will be anonymized. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address, which is transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics, with any other data held by Google.
You have the option to disable cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) related to your use of the website by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Browser-Plugin.
You can also prevent the acquisition by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. There is an opt-out cookie set that prevents the future collection of your information while visiting this website:
Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics
Information, correction, blocking and deletion of data
You have the right to request information on the data concerning you free of charge, and have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. To learn more, get in touch with our data protection officer Rudi Holzbauer.
Data protection officer
Phone: +498031 / 22 10 55-0
Fax: +498031 / 22 10 55-22