Privacy Policy

Web Analytics

Google Analytics

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 that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. In case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of 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 generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, you can store an opt-out cookie on your device. Click this link in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain). You will have to click this link again, if the cookies in this browser are deleted.

For further information on terms of use and data protection/privacy, please see http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and https://www.google.com/intl/us/policies/.

Facebook Social Plugins

This website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland ("Facebook"). The plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo, the phrase "Social Plug in from Facebook" or "Facebook Social Plugin". You can find an overview of Facebook plugins and their appearance here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. If you access a page from our website which includes such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with a Facebook server. The contents of the plugin are sent directly to your browser by Facebook and embedded into the web page. We have no influence on the data collected by Facebook and therefore can only provide information based on our level of knowledge: By embedding the plugin, Facebook will receive the information that your browser has accessed the appropriate page from our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and is stored there. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can allocate your visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, by clicking on the "Like" button or entering a comment, the corresponding information will also be sent directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends. Facebook can use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and the customised design of the Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook creates usage, interests and relationship profiles e.g. in order to analyse your use of our website with regard to the web adverts displayed on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and provide you with more services connected to the use of Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of your Facebook account before you visit our site. Furthermore, it is possible to block social plugins by downloading and installing browser plugins like "Facebook Blocker". For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please visit Facebooks' privacy policies: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. Further settings and information about data usage can be found in your Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.