Privacy Policy

Privacy

The operators of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential, complying with statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

It is normally possible to use our website without providing personal details. If personal data is collected on our site (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses), this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. Such data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

Please be aware that online data transmission (e.g. during e-mail communication) is not 100% secure. It is impossible to fully protect data against access by third parties.

 

Information, deletion and blocking

You are entitled at any time to free information about your stored personal data, the origin and recipients of this data and the purpose of data processing. You are also entitled to correct, block or delete this data. Please feel free to get in touch with us using the address in the legal notice if you have any questions about this or other issues involving personal data.

 

Cookies

Some of the web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. They are intended to make our site more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies. They are automatically deleted once you have finished using our site. Other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are notified if cookies are used and can allow it in this specific case only, refuse to accept the use of cookies in specific or all cases and automatically delete cookies when the browser closes. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

 

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files that automatically provide us with your browser details. These are as follows:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server query


These details cannot be linked to a specific person and they are not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of specific signs of illegal usage.

 

Privacy policy for using 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 to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If, however, the Anonymize IP option has been activated on this website, Google will remove the end of your IP address so it only locates you as within the member states of the European Union or other members of the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and then shortened there. 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 to the website operator. Google will not associate your IP address as transmitted by Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting appropriate 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. Furthermore, you can prohibit Google from collecting and analysing the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 

Privacy policy for using Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a web advertising service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse site usage. Google AdSense also uses web beacons (invisible images). These web beacons allow information such as site visitor traffic to be analysed.

The information generated by the cookies and web beacons about your use of this website (including your IP address) and the distribution of advertising formats will be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. This information may be transmitted by Google to its contractual partners. However, your IP address 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 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.

 

Privacy policy for using Twitter

Twitter functions are incorporated into our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States. When you use Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter in the process.

Please note that we, as the site provider, are not notified of the content of the data transmitted or of the use thereof by Twitter. For further details, please see Twitter’s privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your Twitter privacy settings by accessing your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Rejection of advertising e-mails

The use of contact details published as part of the statutory legal notice to send unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby rejected. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising material is sent, for example in the form of spam.

 

Source: Prepared using eRecht24’s Impressum-Generator GmbH & CO. KG.

Sources: eRecht24 disclaimer, Google Analytics terms and conditions, Google AdSense disclaimer, Twitter terms and conditions