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It is specifically made clear that we are not responsible for and have no influence on any content and design of sites linked to this website. We therefore refrain from any opinion expressed on such sites because we cannot guarantee that such opinion always corresponds to ours.
Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plug-ins (Like button)
Plug-ins for the social network, Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated into our web pages. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" on our site. You will find an overview of Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Whenever you visit our web pages, a direct link will be established by means of the plug-in between your browser and the Facebook server. In this way Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site, plus your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our web pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our site to your User Account. We should like to advise you that we, as the supplier of these web pages, have no knowledge of the content of the data transferred or of the use made of them by Facebook. You will find further details on this in Facebook's data privacy statement on http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to assign the visit to our site to your Facebook User Account, please log out of your Facebook User Account.
Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Analytics (Google). Google Analytics uses what are known as cookies, text files, which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information concerning your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event of IP anonymisation being activated on this site your IP address is, however, abbreviated in the first instance within the Member States of the European Union or in other states, which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases is your full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports concerning the website activities and in order to provide other services related to use of the website and of the Internet with regard to the operator of the website. The IP address, transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics shall not be mingled with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by installing the appropriate browser software; we should like to advise you, however, that in this case it is possible that you may not be able to use all the functions on this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie on your use of the website being logged and transmitted to Google, and you can also prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the site: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Information about cookies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file, which is saved on your computer when you visit a website. This text file saves information, which enable an analysis of the website usage based on your activity. Some cookies are required to guarantee functionality of the website. Other cookies are of advantage for the user: They securely save the user name, and also language settings for example. These cookies are useful so you do not need to re-enter the same information every time you return to a website.
Types of cookies.
- Technical cookies
This website uses technical cookies, hence cookies, which are required to navigate our website, to maintain the session, to make it function correctly or for analytical reasons.
- Profiling cookies
Profiling cookies are used to offer tailored advertisement to the user.
- Third-party cookies
Due to the different users, who install cookies on the computer, and depending on whether it is the same provider of the website the user is visiting or if it is another website installing cookies, we distinguish between one's own cookies and third-party cookies.
In order to guarantee optimal navigation of our website, all or only some of the following cookies may be used by the website provider or by third-parties.
- Session cookie (local)
A technical cookie, which saves user behaviour on the website.
- Google Analytics (Third party)
Analytical cookies are exclusively used by the operator of the website to collect anonymous information, for example to determine the number of users, and the way users navigate our website.
- Facebook (Third party)
These cookies are used in order to send tailored advertisements to the user. If you want to disable these cookies, please follow the instructions provided here:
- Adwords (Third party)
Are used to provide tailored advertisement to the user. If you want to disable these cookies, please follow the instructions provided here:
How to disable cookies
You can adjust your browser settings in order to disable all cookies. The Help function of most web browsers explains how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to make sure your browser informs you when you receive new cookies, and how to disable all cookies.
- Open the Firefox browser.
- Press the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard.
- Select "Menu" and "Options" in the toolbar.
- Select the "Privacy" tab.
- Under "Firefox will: use custom settings for history".
- Disable the checkmark at "Accept cookies from sites" and save the settings.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on the "Tools" button and on "Internet options".
- Click on the "Privacy" tab.
- Remove the checkmark in the "Cookies" tab and save your settings.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Choose "Settings".
- Click on "Show advanced settings".
- On the "Privacy" tab click on "Content settings".
- Remove the checkmark in the "Cookies" section and save your settings.
- Open Safari.
- On the toolbar choose "Preferences" (grey wheel in the upper right corner) and click on "Security".
- In the "Accept cookies" section you can specify if, and when Safari should accept cookies from websites.
- If you want to view the cookies currently stored on your computer, click the "Show Cookies" button.