Liability for content
As a service provider, we are responsible according to Section 7 Paragraph 1 TMG (German Tele media Act) for the content on these pages according to general legislation. However, according to Sections 8 to 10 TMG, as a service provider, we are neither obliged to monitor any external information transmitted or stored nor to investigate any circumstances that would indicate illegal activities.
Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected thereby. A liability in this respect is however only incurred from the moment that knowledge of the specific breach of the law is obtained. When we become aware of legal violations, we will remove that content immediately.
Liability for links
Our site contains links to third party websites, over which we have no control. We therefore cannot assume any liability for this third-party content. In all instances, the respective provider or operator of the website is responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked sites have been examined for possible infringements at the time they were linked. Illegal content was not detected at the time they were linked.
However, constant monitoring of the contents of linked sites cannot be reasonably expected without any specific indication of an infringement. Once we become aware of legal violations, we will remove such links immediately.
The content and facilities on these pages, prepared by the website operator, are subject to German copyright. The duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of use outside the limits of copyright law require the written approval of the pertinent author or compiler. Downloads and copies of this website are only permitted for private, but not commercial use.
Where the content of this website was not prepared by the operator, the copyrights of third parties will be observed. The content of third parties, in particular, will be identified as such. If you should nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please notify us accordingly. We will immediately remove contents of this kind once knowledge of
Our website can generally be used without entering personal data. Any personal information captured on our website such as name, address, and email address is always collected voluntarily as far as possible. This information shall not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.
We point out that data transmission in the Internet (when communicating by email for example) may have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against unauthorised access by third parties.
Our website sometimes uses what are known as cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies enable us to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are what are referred to as session cookies which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you return to our website.
You can set your browser so that you are informed of the placement of cookies and allow cookies only in specific instances, generally exclude the acceptance of cookies or only in certain cases, and activate automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.
The internet service provider also automatically acquires and stores information in what is known as server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. This includes:
• Browser type/browser version
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server enquiry
This data cannot be allocated to specific people. These data are not combined with other sources. We reserve the right to subsequently review these data, where we become aware that there are specific indications for illegal use.
If you send us questions by means of the contact form, your details from the form, including the contact data specified therein, will be stored by us for processing the enquiry and in case of follow-on questions. We do not pass on this data without your permission.
This website uses features provided by Google Analytics, the web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses what are known as “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer enabling analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is usually transferred to and stored on a Google server located in the United States.
More information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics is provided in the data protection declaration by Google:
You can prevent the storage of cookies by making a setting to this effect in your browser software. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. In addition, you may prevent capture of the data pertaining to your use of the website generated by cookies (including your IP address) for Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website.
Contract data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for contract data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
We use the “Activate IP anonymization” function on this website. As a consequence, your IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the treaty concerning the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
Our website uses the analysing service etracker. The service provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. User profiles can be generated under a pseudonym using this data. Cookies can also be used in this context. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your internet browser. The cookies permit the recognition of your browser. The data retrieved using etracker technology shall not be used without the specific approval of the person concerned to identify the person visiting our website and will not be combined with the personal data of the holder of the pseudonym.
You can opt out from data acquisition and storage at any time for the future. To opt out from data acquisition and storage of your visiting data for the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker under the following link, and this ensures that in future no visitor data will be taken and stored from your browser by etracker:
Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plug-ins (like button)
Our website has integrated plugins from Facebook Inc., the Facebook social network provider, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins are noticeable on our website by the Facebook logo or the “Like button”. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins is provided here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate the visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.
Our website uses plugins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages provided with a YouTube plugin, a connection will be established to YouTube servers thereby notifying the YouTube server of the pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you will enable YouTube to directly allocate your surfing behaviour to your personal account. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Information, deletion, blocking
You have the right at any time to obtain free-of-charge information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of that data. In this regard, as well as for further questions concerning the topic of personal data you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the disclaimer.
Rejecting advertising emails
The use of contact data, published as part of the disclaimer obligation, for the transmission of advertising and informative material that has not been expressly requested is herewith rejected. The operator of the website reserves the right to expressly take legal action in the event of the transmission of non-solicited advertising material, such as spam emails. Source: eRecht24