Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social media network facebook.com, which are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified by the Facebook logo (a white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign), or the words “Facebook Social Plugin”. A list showing the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you open a page on our website that contains one of these plugins, you browser connects directly to the Facebook servers. Facebook sends the content of the plugin directly to your browser and includes it in the website. This means we have no control over the amount of data that Facebook gathers using the plugin, which is why we are notifying you of this to the best of our knowledge:
The inclusion of the plugin means that Facebook receives the information that you have visited that page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign this visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or leaving a comment, you browser sends the information directly to Facebook, where it is saved. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook may identify and save your IP address.
For information on the purpose and amount of data gathered, and how it is used by Facebook, as well as on your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, see the Facebook privacy information at: www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to gather information on you via our website and link it to your data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses what are known as “cookies” – text files which are saved on your computer that allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of the website is generally transferred to a Google server in United States, where it is stored.
However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google first abbreviates your IP address within member states of the European Union or other countries which are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. IP anonymisation is activated on this website. On behalf of the website operator, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to perform other services for the website operator related to website and internet use.
The IP address sent by your browser in Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved using the appropriate settings of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie on your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de