Liability for contentWe have prepared the content of our Website with great care and diligence. We cannot, however, guarantee the correctness, the completeness, or the up-to-dateness of the content. As service provider we are responsible as set forth in Section 7, Paragraph 1 of the German Act on Telemedia (§ 7 Abs. 1 TMG) for our own content on this Website in accordance with general legislation. In accordance with Paragraphs 8 to 10 of the German Act on Telemedia, however, we are not obligated to monitor information provided or stored by outside parties, or to investigate conditions that may indicate illegal activity. This disclaimer, however, does not affect our obligations to block or remove information in accordance with general legislation. Liability, however, is possible only after the point in time of cognizance of a specific violation of law. Upon cognizance of such violation, we will immediately remove this content. We expressly reserve the right to change, supplement, or delete the Website in part or in entirety without special advance notification, and to terminate publication of the site for a specific time period or permanently.
Liability for linksOur Website contains links to external Websites of third parties, over which we have no control. We cannot therefore be held liable for the content of these external sites. The respective suppliers or operators of such sites are responsible for the content of such sites. At the point in time of linking, the linked pages were checked for any violation of law. At the point in time of linking, illegal content was not evident. Uninterrupted supervision of the linked sites cannot, however, be reasonably expected without specific evidence of violation of law. Once we are aware of violation of law, we will immediately remove such links.
CopyrightThe content and the literary or artistic works on these Web pages as prepared by the Web operators are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, editing, distribution, or any type of utilization beyond the limits of copyright law requires the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this Website are allowed only for private and non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this Website has not been created by its operator, the copyright of third parties has been observed. In particular, content from third parties has been designated as such. If you, however, become aware of copyright infringement, we request that you inform us accordingly. Upon cognizance of such infringement, we will immediately remove such content.
Data privacyAs a rule, visiting our Website is possible without provision of personal data. Insofar as private data (e.g., name, street address, e-mail address, etc.) are collected by our site, this always – to the greatest extent possible – takes place on a voluntary basis. We do not provide these data to third parties without your express consent. Personal data provided within the context of an order or as part of our other service offerings are protected by technical security systems and additional authorization procedures. This applies both to transfer of the data as well as to its storage on our servers. Our data-privacy arrangements are in accord with the German Federal Law on Data Privacy (BDSG) and with the German Act on Telemedia (TMG).
We call your attention to the fact that data transmission via the Internet (e.g., communication by e-mail) can entail security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of such data from access by third parties is therefore not possible.
We hereby expressly forbid the use of contact data by third parties within the context of our imprint obligation for the submission of not expressly solicited advertising and information material. The operator of this Website expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the case of provision of unrequested advertising (e.g., in the form of spam mail and the like).
Data-privacy declaration for the use of Facebook plugins (the “Like” button)On our Web pages we have integrated plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can identify the Facebook plugins on our pages by the Facebook logo (white “f” on a square blue background block) or by the “Like” button. You can find a list of Facebook plugins here. If you visit our Website and use the Facebook plugin, this will provide a direct connection between your browser and a Facebook server. This action also provides Facebook the information that you have visited our Website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook user account, you can link the content of our Website on your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our Web pages to your user account. We call attention to the fact that we, as supplier of these Web pages, receive no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook. You can find further information on this topic in the data-privacy declaration of Facebook under http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
If you do not wish that Facebook can assign your visit to our Website to your Facebook user account, please log off your Facebook user account.
Even though you have no Facebook user account, it is possible that Facebook obtains your IP address and stores it.
Data privacy declaration for the use of Google AnalyticsThis Website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses co-called cookies: text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of our Website. The information produced by the cookie on your use of this Website (including your IP address) is sent to a server of Google Inc. in the United States and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website, to prepare reports on the Website activities for the Website operators, and to perform additional services involving use of the Website and the Internet. Google will provide this information to third parties, insofar as such is legally stipulated, or insofar as third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google will not connect your IP address with other data from Google Inc. You can prevent the installation of such cookies by making the required setting on your browser software. In such a case, however, we point out that you will possibly not be able to use all functions of this Website to their full extent. By using this Website, you declare that you agree to the processing of data obtained about you by Google in the manner described above, and for the purpose as stated.
You can prevent the saving of such cookies by making the required setting on your browser software. In such a case, however, we point out that you will possibly not be able to use all functions of this Website to their full extent. You can furthermore prevent the recording and the processing by Google of this data created by the cookie and related to your use of the Website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin from this link.
Data-privacy declaration for the use of Google +1Recording and further submission of information:
By using the Google +1 button you can publish information throughout the world. You and other users can click on the Google +1 button to receive personalized content from Google and its business partners. Google saves both the information that you have provided for Google +1 content, as well as information on the Web page that you have viewed after clicking on +1. Your +1 data can be shown as information together with your profile name and your photo in Google services: e.g., in search results or in your Google profile, or on pages of other Websites and advertising on the Internet. Google records information on your +1 activities, in order to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button, you require a universally visible, public Google profile that must at least contain the name selected for your profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace another name that you had earlier used when providing information on your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address, or who know other identifying information about you.
Use of the information recorded:
In addition to the purposes of use described above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with valid Google data-privacy stipulations. Google may possibly publish compiled statistics on the +1 activities of the users, or it can pass these statistics on to users and business partners: e.g., to publishers, advertisers, or affiliated Websites. You can read Google’s data-privacy declaration here.
Data-privacy declaration for the use of TwitterFunctions of the Internet service Twitter are integrated on our Web pages. These services are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The use of Twitter and the function “Re-Tweet” will link the web sites visited by you with your Twitter account and will make them known to other users. This procedure also transmits data to Twitter. We call your attention to the fact that we, as supplier of the Web pages have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted by Twitter or of their use. You can find further information in the Twitter data-privacy declaration of Twitter under http://twitter.com/privacy/.
You can change your data-privacy settings in Twitter under http://twitter.com/account/settings/