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Thank you for your interest in our online presence. The privacy of personal data of our customers and the visitors on our website is very important for us. At this point we would like to inform about the regulations in our company.

Naturally we observe the legal provisions of the Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and other applicable data privacy and protection regulations.

We collect, use and store your personal data under the regulations of the Federal Data Protection Law of the Federal Republic of Germany. Our websites are protected by technological measures against damage, destruction, or unauthorized access.

The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.

Pursuant to section 7, para. 1 of the TMG (Telemediengesetz – Tele Media Act by German law), we as service providers are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.

Our website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognisable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.

Collection and processing of data

Every access to our website and each download of a file on this website is logged. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. Recorded are: name of the page or file, the date and time of call, duration, data volume transferred, notification of successful download, web browser, operating system, and referring and requesting domain. Additionally, the IP addresses of the computers are logged. Additional personal data is only collected when the user of the website and / or customer gives information voluntarily, eg as part of an inquiry or registration or in a contract or in the settings of his browser.

Our site uses cookies. A cookie is a text file that is sent when you visit a website and stored on the hard drive of the user of the website. If the server of our website is called again by the user of the website, the browser sends previously received cookies back to the server. The server can then evaluate the results obtained by this procedure in different ways. Cookies can be used to controll commercials or for easier navigation on our website. They are used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. If the user of the website wants to prevent the use of cookies, he may do so by changing the local settings on his computers Internet browser (eg Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari ).

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Cookies on your computer no harm and do not contain viruses.

Use and disclosure of personal data

As far as the users of our website or the customer has provided personal information, we only use themo for inquiries, process contracts concluded for the technical administration or communication. Personal data will be passed on to third parties or otherwise transferred only if it serves the purpose of fulfilling the contract, the user of the website or the customer has previously consented, or government regulations force us. The user of the website or the customer has the right to revoke your consent with future effect at any time.  Stored personal data will be deleted when the user of the website or the customer withdraws the consent and if their knowledge is no longer required for fulfillment the objective purpose or if storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. Information for billing purposes and accounting purposes are not affected by a cancellation request.

 

Right to information

Upon written request, we will inform the user of the website and / or the customer about the stored personal data free of charge. The request must be sent to our address stated in the imprint of the website.

Social Networks

Our website provides the ability to recommend specific pages on social networks or to link them on bookmark networks. For social networks we use the so-called "2-click solution", ie, that the function of these buttons is activated after clicking on it. For the recommendation and link you have to click again on the button. This "2-click solution" can be disabled by the user. If you want to be sure that no data about you is collected by the relevant social networks or bookmarking networks on our website, you have to log out of the relevant networks before you visit our internet site.

Using the Facebook "I like buttons"

Our website uses the Facebook "I like" button of the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Hereinafter referred to as "Facebook" called. The Facebook "I like" button with the Facebook logo an "f". 

When you visit a page of our website which contains the active Facebook "I like" button, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is comes directly from Facebook to your browser and from that incorporated in the website.

By integrating the plugin Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you press the "like-me" button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and is stored there.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, and your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please refer to the privacy policies of Facebook .

If you do not want Facebook to collect information about you on our website, you must either disable the button or log out on Facebook before you visit our website.

Using the Google "+1 button"

Our website uses the Google "+1" button, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The Google "+1 button" is marked with the logo +1.

When you visit a page of our website, which contains the active Google "+1" button, your browser establishes a direct connection with Google's servers. The content of the plugin comes directly from Google to your browser and from that incorporated in the website.

Through the embedded plugins Google receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Google, Google can correlate your visit with your Google Account. If you press the "+1" button, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Google and is stored there.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Google as well as your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please see the privacy notices on Google.

If you do not want Google to collect information about you on our website, you must either disable the button or log out on Google before you visit our website.

Using the Twitter buttons

Our website uses the Twitter button, operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900,. San Francisco, CA 94103, USA The Twitter" Tweet "is marked with the Twitter logo.

When you visit a page of our website, which contains the active Twitter "Tweet", your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the plugin comes directly from Twitter to your browser and from that incorporated in the website.

By integrating the plugin Twitter receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can assign your visit to your Twitter account. If you press the "Tweet", the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Twitter and stored there.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data through Twitter as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please see the privacy notices on Twitter.

If you do not want Twitter to collect information about you on our website, you must either disable the button or log out on Twitter before you visit our website.

Using the buttons XING

Our website uses the XING Button, operated by XING; Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany is the XING XING Button is marked with the logo.

When you visit a page of our website, which contains the active XING button, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of XING. The content of the plugin comes directly from XING to your browser and from that incorporated in the website.

By integrating the plugin XING receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged on XING, XING can correlate your visit your XING account. If you press the "XING" button, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to XING and stored there.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by XING and your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please see the privacy notices on XING.

If you do not want XING to collect information about you on our website, you must either disable the button or log out on XING before you visit our website.

Using the LinkedIn button

Our website uses the LinkedIn button, operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA The LinkedIn button is labeled with the LinkedIn logo.

When you visit a page of our website, which contains the active LinkedIn button, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers on LinkedIn. The content of the plugin comes directly from LinkedIn to your browser and from that incorporated in the website.

Through the embedded plugins provide LinkedIn, the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. Are you logged into LinkedIn, LinkedIn can correlate your visit to your LinkedIn account. If you press the "LinkedIn" button, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to LinkedIn and stored there.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by LinkedIn as well as your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please see the privacy notices on LinkedIn.

If you do not want LinkedIn to collect information about you on our website, you must either disable the button or log out on LinkedIn before you visit our website.

Addthis-Plugin

Our website contains „Addthis“-Plugins, which support setting of bookmarks and sharing of interesting web contents. The function of „Addthis“ depends on the use of cookies. The generated information (e.g. time of use or browser language) are transmitted for processing to Add This LLC in the United States. Further details on the data processing and data privacy are available form Add This LLC on www.addthis.com/privacy.

2 clicks for better privacy

It's well known that social networks track your surfing behavior on any web site that embeds their buttons and/or widgets (e.g. the facebook "like" button). It's a lesser known fact that logging out, or even deleting your cookies won't necessarily help.

This is not only true for social networks. Other 3rd party sites like ad networks (and even google analytics) also use such techniques. What makes social networks special is that even well meaning webmasters (personal blogs, voluntary orgs, etc.) who would rather not enter this ugly game, are being cornered into using these intrusive widgets if they want their readers (that's you) to have an easy, 1-click way to spread the word about their content.
The solution: 2 clicks for better privacy from heise online.

The idea behind the "+2" concept is that unless you actively decide to recommend a page via a social network, there's no reason to display that network's like/tweet/+1 button and help said social network track your visit. This is why the Social Share Privacy widget (aka "+2 widget") displays "inactive versions" of those buttons instead (see example on this page).

The first click "activates" the button by fetching the actual widget from the social network's site and displaying it instead of its "inactive version". The second click does the actual job of liking/tweeting/+ing

Only after the first click, your visit can (and probably will) be tracked by the social network, but that should be OK because the fact that you've visited the page is no longer a secret (you're about to publicize it anyway). Also note that other social networks don't get to track your visit (unless you decide to activate their buttons as well).

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