1. Collection, processing and use of personal data
Personal data are only collected if you disclose them to us (e.g., by registering for our newsletter, or sending a message through our website). Otherwise, no personal data will be collected. As part of the registration process for our newsletter, you must provide your email address and (for technical reasons) your name. We use these data solely for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. We store the data that you furnish in your newsletter application until you cancel your subscription to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time via the link in the newsletter intended for this purpose, or by sending us the appropriate notification. By unsubscribing, you are revoking the use of your email address. Your email address, your name and any other data transmitted in connection with your newsletter subscription are then immediately deleted.
2. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis 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 will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the event IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google Server in the USA and shortened there only on an exceptional basis. 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 to website operators relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted under Google Analytics by your browser with other data held by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we must advise you that in this case, you might not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. You may prevent Google from recording the data generated by the cookie and pertaining to your use of the website (including your IP address), or processing these data by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in available through the following link. In view of the discussion on the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we wish to advise you that this website uses Google Analytics with the expansion ‘_anonymizeIp()’; therefore, only abbreviated IP addresses will be further processed, so that a direct connection to the individual user is eliminated. For browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to, in future, prevent anonymous tracking by Google Analytics on this website.
3. Social plugins with a “2-click solution”
This website has implemented a “2-click solution” for the social plugins it uses from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereafter: Facebook). When accessing pages that have this plugin, data about your online behavior is first transferred to Facebook’s servers after you click on the social plugin. The website provider has no influence on the type and scope of the data that is collected and transmitted to Facebook. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can attribute the visit to your Facebook account. Additional information about data privacy on Facebook can be found here. This website has also implemented a “2-click solution” for the social plugins it uses from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: Google). When accessing pages that have this plugin, data about your online behavior is first transferred to Google’s servers after you click on the social plugin. The website provider has no influence on the type and scope of the data that is collected and transmitted to Google. If you are logged into Google, Google can attribute the visit to your Google account. Additional information on data privacy for the Google +1 button can be found here. In addition, this website has also implemented a “2-click solution” for the social plugins it uses from Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereafter: Twitter). When accessing pages that have this plugin, data about your online behavior is first transferred to Twitter’s servers after you click on the social plugin. The website provider has no influence on the type and scope of the data that is collected and transmitted to Twitter. If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter can attribute the visit to your Twitter account.
4. Further information and contacts