Data Protection

DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

As a rule it is possible to use this website without having to submit any personal data. Where personal data (e.g. name, address, email addresses) is collected on our website this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be shared with any third party without your express consent. We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the internet (e.g. email communication) may involve security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.


USE OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS (“LIKE” BUTTON)
Our website incorporates plugins from the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “like” button. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our website the plugin will establish a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. This will inform Facebook that your IP address has visited our website. If you click the Facebook “like” button while logged into your Facebook account you will be able to link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your user account. We draw your attention to the fact that as providers of the website we have no knowledge of the content of the information transferred or its use by Facebook. Further information about this can be found in the Facebook data protection statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.


USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. This is provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies – text files which are stored on your computer and enable your usage of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In the case of IP anonymisation being activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information for the purpose of analysing your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the operator of this website and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser through Google Analytics will not be combined with any other information from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as 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.

USE OF TWITTER
Our web pages contain functions of the Twitter service. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Using Twitter and the “re-tweet” function associates the web pages visited by you with your Twitter account and makes them known to other users. In this process information is also transmitted to Twitter. We draw your attention to the fact that as providers of the website we have no knowledge of the content of the information transferred or its use by Twitter. Further information about this can be found in the Twitter data protection statement http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings ändern.


INFORMATION, DELETING, BLOCKING
You have the right at any time and at no cost to receive information about stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of its use. You have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any further questions regarding personal data please contact us via the address published in the site notice.


SERVER-LOG-FILES
The provider of these pages collects and automatically stores information in server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information covers:

- browser type/version - operating system used - referrer URL - host name of accessing computer - time of server request

This data is not attributable to specific users. This data is not collated with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of any concrete evidence of illegal use.


COOKIES
Some of the web pages use cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help us provide a more user-friendly, effective and secure service. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies used by us are of the type known as session cookies. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device unless you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser next time you visit the website. You can adjust your browser’s settings to inform you about the placement of cookies and to allow cookies only as a one-off, accept cookies only for certain instances or deny cookies access to your computer altogether, and also to automatically delete cookies on closing your browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.


NEWSLETTER DATA
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered by this website we will require your email address and information giving us permission to check that you are the owner of that email address and consent to receiving the newsletter. No other data is collected. We only use the data for sending the information requested. It is not shared with any third party. You may at any time withdraw your consent to us storing the data and your email address and using it for sending the newsletter, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

References: eRecht24