In general, using our website is possible without providing specific personal data. Should personal data be used or asked for (such as names, addresses or email addresses) this would happen on a strictly voluntary basis. Such data would not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.Please note, however, that transferring data over the internet (such as communication by email) can always pose a security risk. Comprehensive protection of data from access of third parties cannot be guaranteed.
It is explicitly forbidden to use any contact data of third parties published on our site notice for the purpose of sending junk mail or information leaflets without the consent of these parties. In the case of unauthorised sending of such spam mails, all rights are reserved to the owner of this website.
On our pages there are plugins of the social network site Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our page. You can obtain an overview of Facebook plugins by clicking here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
A connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be established through the use of these plugins when you visit our web pages. Through this, Facebook will obtain the information that you have visited our website via your IP address. When clicking the "Like" button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you can create a link to the contents of our website on your Facebook profile. Facebook can thus allocate your visit on our website to your user account.
Should you not wish for Facebook to allocate your visit on our website to your Facebook profile, please remember to log off from your Facebook account before using our services.
Collection and sharing of information:
By using the Google +1 button information can be published worldwide. Through this application, you and other users may receive personalised content by Google and our partners. Google stores data about when and what kind of information you access through +1. Your +1, along with your profile name and picture, may appear as features or links in Google services, such as search results, your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the internet.
Google collects information about your +1 activities to improve its services for you and others.To be able to use the Google +1 button you need a public and globally accessible Google profile, which must at least contain the username you use on this website. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace a different name that you might have used to share content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be viewed by users who know your email address or other specific information about you.
Use of collected data:
Our pages also incorporate plugins for the social network service Twitter. These plugins are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When using Twitter and the option "retweet", the websites and contents you view will be linked to your Twitter profile, and will become visible to other users. This data is also transferred to Twitter.
Your data protection preferences with Twitter can be adjusted under your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies‘. These are essentially small text files that are stored on your computer, and that are used to analyse your visit to our website. The data that is collected through the use of these cookies (including your IP address) is automatically transfered to Google’s servers in the United States of America, where it is stored.
Google will use this data to evaluate your use of this website to compile reports on website activity for the owner of this website, and for other services regarding the use of this website. Google may also transfer such data to third parties, if it is required by law to do so, or if these third parties work on behalf of Google. Google will never link your IP address to any other data that it collects.
You can prevent the storing of cookies on your computer by adjusting the settings of your internet browser software. However, please note that, should you wish to do so, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the creation of cookies regarding your use of this website (including your IP address), as well as the transfer of such data to Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin as below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.