Data privacy statement (policy)

This website uses Google Analytics, a web Analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed 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 (including your IP address) will be trasmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropiate  settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out at any time from allowing the gathering and storing of data for future purposes (link to: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout). Regarding discussions about the use of tools of analysis with complete IP-addresses, we would like to point out, that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension of ‘_anonymizeIp()’ and so IP-addresses are only utilized in their abbreviated version and prevent any direct connection to an individual.

 

Use of Facebook Social Plug-ins

Our websit uses social plug-ins (‘plugins’) of the social network facebook.com, which is run by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (‘Facebook’). The plug-ins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white ‘f’ on a blue tile or a ‘thumbs-up’ sign) or they are marked with the additional term of ‘facebook social plug-in’. You can see the list and look of the Facebook social plug-ins at: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins. If you click on a link from our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser creates a direct connection with the servers of facebook. The content of the plug-in is sent directly to your browser by facebook and connects it to the website. For this reason we have no influence or control over the type or amount of data that facebook generates with help of these plug-ins and therefor whe inform you in accordance with our level of knowledge. Through the embedding of the plug-ins facebook receives the information that you went to corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in at facebook, facebook can assign this visit to your facebook account. If you interact using the plug-ins, for example if you click the like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of facebook the possibility still exists, that facebook can find out and store your IP address. Please go to facebook's data use policy page at: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php for further information about the purpose and range of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by facebook and your rights and possibilities of setting up your computer in regard to this for the protection of your privacy. If you are a member of facebook and do not wish that facebook collects data about you during your visit to our website and connects it to other information stored regarding your facebook account, you have to log out of facebook before entering our website. It is also possible to block facebook-social-plug-ins with add-ons in your browser, for example with the facebook blocker.