LIABILITY FOR CONTENTS
The contents of our pages have been compiled with the utmost care. We cannot take any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the contents. As a Supplier of services, according to Sec. 7 Para.1 German Teleservices Act (GTA), we are responsible under general laws for proprietary contents on these pages. According to Sec. 8 to 10 TMG, as a Supplier of services, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted, transferred or stored thirdparty information or investigate circumstances suggesting illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under general laws remain unaffected. However, this liability only applies from the point in time when a concrete infringement of the law becomes known. As soon as we become aware of relevant breaches of the law, we will remove the content immediately.
LIABILITY FOR LINKS
Our site contains links to external websites, over which we have no influence. For this reason, we cannot accept liability for third-party content. The respective provider or operator of any linked site is always responsible for its contents. These sites were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking to them. They contained no apparent illegal content at the time of linking. Any permanent control of linked pages is unreasonable without any concrete evidence of a violation. We will immediately remove said links on being notified of such violations.
The content and work on pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, adaption, distribution and any form of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloading and copying these pages is only permitted for the purposes of private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content is not created by the website operator, the property rights of thirdparties will be complied with. Third-party content is specifically marked as such. Nevertheless, we would ask to be notified correspondingly should you become aware of copyright infringement. We will immediately remove said content on being notified of such violations.
As a rule, the use of our website is possible without the need to provide personal data. Whenever personal data (for example name, address, email address) is collected on our pages, this is always done, whenever possible, on a voluntary basis. We will not pass this data on to third-parties without your express consent.
We should point out that the transfer of data over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can demonstrate security gaps. Fully protecting data against unauthorised access by third-parties is impossible.
As part of our duty to publish a legal notice, we hereby expressly prohibit the use of the contact data published by third-parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertisements and information material. The operators of these pages reserve the express right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails being sent.
Sources: Disclaimer from eRecht24, the portal to the Internet law of lawyer Sören Siebert
DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION FOR THE USE
OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS (LIKE-BUTTON)
The plug-ins of the social network, Facebook 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, are integrated into our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or “Like button” on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our sites, the plug-in will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is therefore informed that you have visited our page with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button whilst you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This means that Facebook will be able to match your visit to our pages with your user account. Please note that we, as the provider of the pages, know nothing as regards the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For more information, look at the Facebook data protection declaration at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to know about your visit to our sites and link it to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.
DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses what are known as “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and facilitate analysis of how you use the website. The information on your use of this website gathered by the cookie is as a rule transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If however IP anonymization has been activated on this website, then Google will first abbreviate your IP address if you are within the European Union or in other treaty states of the European Economic Area.
It is only in exceptional cases that your complete IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website for the purposes of generating reports on website activity in order to provide the website operator with further services related to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be collated with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by using the appropriate setting on your browser software; however we would point out to you that if you do this, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data on your use of the website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie, and also prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ADSENSE
This website uses Google AdSense, a service to integrated the advertisements of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and permit the analysis of use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons are used to gather information such as visitor traffic on specific pages.
The information on use of this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookies and web beacons, and delivery of advertising formats, will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may pass this information on to its contractual partners. However, Google will not combine your IP address with other data saved by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by using the appropriate setting on your browser software; however we would point out to you that if you do this, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website you consent to the processing of the data related to your website visit by Google. Data will only be used as described before.
DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE +1
Collecting and passing on of information:
You publish information worldwide using the Google +1 button. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised contacts from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have input for +1 content and information on the page that you were looking at when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be shown as tips together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements online. Google records information on your +1 activities, in order to be able to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need an internationally visible, public Google profile that must at least contain the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or other identifying information about yourself.
Use of the collected data:
In addition to the purposes of use listed above, the information provided by you will be used according to the relevant Google data protection policies. Google may publish pooled statistics on users’ +1 activities and/or pass these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.
Sources: Facebook Disclaimer, data protection declaration for Google Analytics, data protection declaration for Google Adsense, Google +1 conditions