Social plug-ins of various social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest – are integrated into our website. Social plug-ins are identifiable by the logos shown on the websites of the social media sites. When you visit our site, a direct connection is established between your browser and the servers of the social media sites via plug-ins, whereby the contents of the plug-ins are pushed to your browser, which integrates them into the site shown. If you are logged into a social network site at the time with your user name and password, the information that you are visiting our site with your IP address is transmitted to the social media sites, where it can be associated with your user accounts. If you do not want social media sites to be able to associate your user accounts with the visit to our pages, you should log out from your respective accounts.
If you interact with social plug-ins, i.e. share one of our sites or to use “Like” or “Share” on Facebook, “Pin It” on Pinterest, “Tweet This” on Twitter – or the Google + – “+ 1” features, or click the play button of a (YouTube) video, the contents of these pages will be linked to your profile in the social media site. If you are not a member of the social network or have logged out before visiting our website, there is, however, still the possibility that at least your IP address will be transmitted and stored. For the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and the use of data by social networking sites, as well as your rights and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policies of the respective providers. Please note that different data protection policies and liability regulations apply to linked websites of third-party operators. For more information on the use of social plug-ins and the privacy policies of these providers, please refer to the following links:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis tool provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information produced by the cookie on your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity for the website operator and to provide other services in connection with website and internet usage. Google may also transmit this information to third parties if this is legally prescribed or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address with other Google data. You can block the installation of cookies with an appropriate setting on your browser software. However, we advise you that you may not be able to use all of this website’s functions to their full extent if you do this. By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the aforementioned manner and for the purpose as stated above.