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Legal Information / Disclaimer


Data Protection Statement
We shall only collect and use your personal data within the scope of the provisions of the data protection law of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the following we will inform you about the method, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data. You can retrieve this information from our website at any time.

Transmission and logging of data system-internal and statistical purposes
When accessing our website, your internet browser for technical reasons automatically transmits data to our web server. This data includes date and time of access, the URL of the referencing website, the retrieved file, amount of the sent data, type and version of the browser, operating system and your IP-address. This data is stored separately from other data which you enter in the course of using our service. We are not able to allocate this data to a specific person. This data is evaluated for statistical purposes and is then deleted.

Contractual data
If between you and us a contractual relationship is to be established, formed or changed with regard to content, we will collect and use your personal data insofar as this is required for these purposes.
By order of the competent authorities, we are permitted to disclose information regarding this data (contractual data) in individual cases, insofar as this is required for the purposes of criminal prosecution, for protection against threats to public safety, for fulfilling the legal duties of the authorities for the protection of the constitution or of the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Usage data
We shall collect and use your personal data, insofar as this is required in order to enable our internet service to be used or charged for (usage data). This especially includes particulars regarding your identification and details regarding the start and end as well as the extent of use of our service. For the purposes of advertising, market research and designing our internet service to meet customer’s needs, we are permitted to generate usage profiles using pseudonyms. You have the right to object to this use of your data. We are not permitted to merge the usage profiles with data concerning the bearer of the pseudonym. By order of the competent authorities, we are permitted to disclose information regarding this data (usage data) in individual cases, insofar as this is required for the purposes of criminal prosecution, for protection against threats to public safety, for fulfilling the legal duties of the authorities for the protection of the constitution or of the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Right to information
As a user of our internet service you have the right to request information from us regarding the data stored with respect to you or your pseudonym. At your request, the information can also be provided electronically.

Cookies
In order to enhance the functional scope of our internet service and to make your use of it even easier we use so-called “cookies”. By means of these cookies it is possible to store data on your computer when you access our website. You have the option to prevent the storing of cookies on your computer by using respective settings in your browser. However, in doing so the functional scope of our service might be restricted.

Please note: The digitisation of data can lead to interferences in the display. In addition, the use of different browser settings can result in differences in the display or data can be wrongly displayed.
All registered trademarks or brands are the sole property of the respective owner.

Some advice regarding Google Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information on your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a server belonging to Google in the USA and stored there. However, if you activate the IP-anonymisation on this website, your IP-address will be shortened beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP-address will only be transmitted to a server belonging to Google in the USA in exceptional cases and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports on the website activities and in order to provide the website operator with further services associated with the use of the website and the use of the internet. The IP-address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storing of cookies by means of a respective setting of your browser software, however, we would like to point out that in this case you might not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP-address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out-cookie will be set which will prevent the future collection of your data when accessing this website:
<a href="javascript:gaOptout()"> deactivate Google Analytics </a>

More detailed information on terms of use and data protection can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure an anonymised collection of IP-addresses (so-called IP-masking).