Data protection

Privacy policy

The use of our website is generally possible without disclosing personal information. As far as any personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) is collected, this – to the extent possible – is on a voluntary basis. These data are not passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would point out that data transmission over the internet (for example, e-mails) can involve inherent security risks. Complete protection of data against unauthorised third-party access is therefore impossible.

The use by third parties of the contact data published under our legal notice (“Impressum”) obligations for sending unsolicited advertisements and informational materials is expressly prohibited. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited promotional communication, for example spam e-mail.

Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case of IP anonymisation being activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other website and internet-related services to the website operator. IP address information collected from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings; however, we would point out that this means you cannot use all features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) being transferred to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Data privacy statement for using Google Adsense
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your computer, to analyse use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible images). Through the use of these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons about usage of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be passed on by Google to contractual parties of Google. Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all features of this website in this case. By using this site, you consent to the processing of your data by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

Data privacy statement for using Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information
By using the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you submit as +1 content, as well as information about the page you were viewing when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 may be shown, along with your name and profile photo, in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the internet. Google records information about your + 1 activities to improve its services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the chosen profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also substitute any other name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be seen by users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information about you.

Use of the collected information
In addition to the above uses, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy policies. Google may release aggregate statistics on the +1 activities of the user or transmit these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

Sources: eRecht24 Data Privacy Policy, the platform provided by the Lawyer on Internet Law, Sören Siebert, Google Analytics Data Privacy Policy, Google AdSense Data Privacy Policy, Google +1 Data Privacy Policy

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