I. Collection, Processing and Use of Data on Website
Personally identifiable data and its use
Personally identifiable data includes information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, such as e.g. your name and your email- address. We only collect, process and use personal data to the extent necessary and only for the purposes addressed herein, provided that we have obtained your express consent for such use or if such use is permitted by law.
Your personally identifiable data will not be used for advertising purposes, unless you have given us your express consent. Moreover, the transfer of personal data to public institutions and public authorities that are entitled to receive such information will only be carried out to the extent required by law or if we are obliged to do so by virtue of a court order or court ruling.
Our newsletter provides information about our company and our services. If you would like to receive our newsletter, we need to obtain a valid email address and
information that allows us to ensure that you are the owner of the email address provided to us or that the owner has agreed to receive our newsletter. No additional data will be collected and such data will only be used in order to send the newsletter but will not be transferred to any third party. When you sign-up for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of your registration. Such data is only stored in order to serve as evidence if a third party abuses your email address and registers for the newsletter without your knowledge. You may, at any time, revoke your consent for the storage of your data, email address and its use to send you newsletters. You can revoke your consent via a link in our newsletter or by notifying us accordingly. Our contact information is available below.
In this event, we will delete your personally identifiable data that you have provided to us for the newsletter.
If you visit our Website and access data, your internet browser automatically transfers log information to our server. Such log in formation includes the URL of the
referring website, date and time of request, name of the retrieved website, the quantity of data transmitted, the type of your browser and its version, etc. Such information is not personal data and cannot be attributed to any specific individual. This log information is solely used for statistical purposes and is neither transferred to any third party nor combined with any other data.
Cookies are small files that are sent from the server to the user’s browser and then stored for later access. In your browser settings you can choose to be informed
Additional information thereto is available
at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de and https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html (general information to Google Analytics and privacy).
Facebook Social Plugins
This Website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304,
USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified by one of the Facebook logos or the amendment “Facebook social plugin”. The list and the look of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here:
If you access a page on our Website that includes such a social plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook transfers the social plugin’s content directly to your browser which will then integrate it into the Website. Therefore, we have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects via its social plugins, and thus, can only inform you based on our current understanding:
Through integration of the plugin, Facebook obtains the information that you have accessed the respective page on our Website, even if you are not a registered user of Facebook or are not logged into Facebook. This information as well as your browser’s IP address are transferred to Facebook’s server in the United States and is stored there. According to Facebook, only anonymized IP addresses are stored from non-registered users in Germany.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to our Website to your Facebook account. Facebook receives such information irrespective of whether you interact with the social plugins or not. If you do interact with the social plugins, e.g. by using the “Like-it-Button” or by posting a commentary, your browser will transfer such information directly to Facebook where it is being stored. Such information will also be published on Facebook and be displayed to your Facebook friends.
For information on the purpose and extent of data collection, the further processing and use of such data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and your
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data on you via our Website and to combine such data with your Facebook membership data, you need to log off from Facebook before accessing our Website.
Furthermore, you may also block social plugins by downloading and installing add-ons for your browser, such as the Facebook blocker: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/
Google +1 Plugins
This Website uses the „+1“ plugin which is provided by Google and can be identified by the “+ 1” characters displayed against a white or colored background.
If you access a page on our Website that includes this plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to Google’s servers. Google transfers the plugin’s content directly to your browser which will then integrate it into the Website. Therefore we have no influence on the extent or content of the data that Google collects via its plugin. According to Google, no personal data is being collected unless you click on the plugin. Only if you are a member of Google+ and are logged in to the network, such data is collected and processed.
This Website uses social plugins that are provided by Twitter Inc.,1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, and can be identified by the Twitter logo or e.g. the words “Tweet” or “Twittern”. The plugins enable the user, inter alia, to share an article or a page of this Website on Twitter. If y ou access a website that includes this plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to Twitter’s servers. Twitter transfers the plugin’s content directly to your browser which will then integrate it into the website. Therefore we have no influence on the extent or content of the data that Twitter collects via its plugin, and thus, can only inform you based on our current understanding:
This Website uses plugins which are provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierl in Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”) which can be identified by the LinkedIn logo of the “Share”-Button.
If you access a page on our Website that includes this plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to LinkedIn’s servers. Thereby LinkedIn receives the information that you and your IP address have accessed this Website. If you click on the LinkedIn „Share“-Button while you are logged into you LinkedIn account, you can link the content of this Website on your LinkedIn-Profile which enables LinkedIn to allocate the visit to our Website to your LinkedIn account. We as the Website operator do not know the content of the data transferred to LinkedIn or how LinkedIn uses such data.
Information or Revocation, Correction, Deletion and Blocking
You are entitled to obtain information about your personally identifiable data that we have stored at any time and without reason. You are also entitled to request the correction of inaccurate data and the deletion or blocking of your personally identifiable data provided insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain such data.
You can address the revocation and any request for information via mail to the following address
or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
We will delete any personally identifiable data if such data is no longer required for the purposes for which we have collected such data from you, except if we are
requested by applicable law to store such data for a longer time period; in this event we will delete the data upon expiration of the required
Version: May 27, 2014