Limitation of Liability
The contents of this website are created and edited with utmost care. However, the provider of this website does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the contents provided hereon. The use of all website contents shall be at the user’s own risk. Specifically identified statements represent only the views and opinions of their respective author, not necessarily those of the website provider. Please note that the use of this website does not create any contractual relationship whatsoever between user and provider.
This website contains links to websites which are hosted and maintained by third parties (“external links”). These websites are subject to the liability of their respective owners. The provider has checked all external contents for possible statutory violations prior to their linkage. At this time, no such violations were present. The provider does not have any influence on current or future designs and contents of linked third-party websites. The use of any such external links shall not be construed as any kind of endorsement of external contents by the provider. Constant verification of external contents by the provider shall not be deemed reasonable without any tangible evidence of statutory violations. However, external links shall immediately be removed upon knowledge of any such violation.
Copyrights and Related Rights
Contents published on this website are subject to the German Act on Copyright and Related Rights. Any use subject to restrictions by the German Act on Copyright and Related Rights shall require prior written consent of the provider or the respective owner of rights. Any such use includes, but is not limited to, reproduction, editing, translation, storage, processing or playback of contents in data bases or other electronic media and systems. Particular third-party contents and rights shall be identified accordingly. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of contents or parts thereof is prohibited and punishable by law. Copies and downloads shall only be permitted to the extent of personal, private and non-commercial use.
Presentation of this website in third-party frames shall require written permission.
Special Conditions of Use
Any special conditions for the individual use of this website that deviate from the abovementioned conditions will be identified accordingly. In any such case the respective special conditions of use shall prevail and apply.
Be aware that the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) is subject to security gaps. Access by third parties may not be completely prevented.
The use of our contact information stated in our legal note for commercial purposes is not solicited. Any such use shall only be permitted upon prior written consent or in case of already established business relationships. The provider and all individuals named on this website do not permit the use and the distribution of their personal data for commercial purposes.
“Personal data” shall mean information that can be used to identify specific individuals. It is of no consequence whether such data can be directly used for identification or not, since such data could, for example, be distributed in connection with additional data that might be necessary to conclude a contractual relationship.
You may visit our website without disclosing your personal data.
Collection of personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, phone number, financial information, such as credit card number) on our website, where applicable, shall be conducted on a voluntary basis, if possible. Disclosure of these data to third parties shall require your explicit consent.
Should you wish to establish, form and develop or change any kind of contractual relationship between yourself and us or should you direct any kind of inquiry towards us, we shall only collect and treat your personal data to the extent required by the respective purpose (user data).
We collect, process and treat personal data only to the extent required for you to make use of our website (usage data).
Personal data shall only be stored as long as permitted and as long as necessary to fulfill any given purpose (processing your inquiry, complete execution of a contract), to adhere to statutory regulations, and/ or to enforce our claims and/ or Terms & Conditions, and/ or to defend ourselves against any alleged claims. Storage periods under applicable German tax and business laws shall be observed. Upon request of any competent authority we may be required to disclose any such data (user data) to the extent necessary for prosecution, hazard control, fulfilling the statutory tasks of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the Military Counter-Intelligence, and for enforcing intellectual property rights.
Our website uses integrated plugins provided by the social network Facebook, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).
Any such Facebook plugin on our website is identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like Button”. For a complete list of all Facebook plugins please refer to: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Upon your visit on our website, the plugin will generate a direct link between your browser and Facebook’s server. Facebook will thereby be notified that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on Facebook’s “Like Button” while being logged in with your Facebook account, you will be able to link our web contents to your Facebook account. This way, Facebook will be able to associate your user account to your visit on our website. Please note that we, as the website provider, will have no knowledge about the specific contents and use of such information by Facebook. For more information please refer to Facebook’s Data Policy http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
Please log off from your Facebook account, should you object to the association of your user account to the visit of our website.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google Analytics” or “Google”).
For more information on Google’s Terms of Service and Data Protection please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or https://www.google.de/intl/us/policies/.
Google Analytics uses so called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and that can be used to analyze your use of our website.
Information on your use of our website generated by any such cookie will ordinarily be transmitted to one of Google’s servers within the territory of the United States of America and stored there.
However, if IP anonymization of this website is activated, your IP address will be shortened by Google within all member states of the European Union or the other Signatory States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
On behalf of the website provider Google will use these data to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to perform further website and online services for the provider. Google Analytics will under no circumstances associate your browser’s IP address with other data collected by Google.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings. However, please be aware that in this case, you may not be able to make use of all of our website functions to their full extent. You may also stop the collection of data generated by the cookies about your use of this website (including your IP address) and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Our website uses Google +1 functions provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
Collecting and transmitting information:
You can publish information worldwide by clicking the Google +1 button. Through this button Google and our partners will be able to offer tailored content to you and other users.
Google will store the information that you marked a content “+1” and the website you were visiting at that time. Your “+1’s”, your account name and your photo may be displayed in other Google services, including search results and your own Google account, or in other web services, including websites, ads and other commercial contexts. Google will record information on your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others.
Use of the Google +1 button requires you to have a worldwide accessible, public Google account containing at least the account name. This name will be used throughout all Google services. Google may replace past names that are associated with your Google account and that you used to share contents. If other users already have your e-mail or other information that identifies you, Google may show them your publicly visible Google account information.
Use of the collected information:
Right of Access
You have the right to inquire the information collected about you at all times, free of charge and without delay. You have the right to revoke your consent to any future use of your personal data at all times. To exercise your right of access, please refer to the contact information provided hereunder to contact the provider in this matter.
Your submitted and personal data will be protected to the best of our abilities by our technical and organizational security measures in order to minimize the risk of unauthorized access, disclosure, misuse or loss of your data. However, any such risk cannot be fully eliminated.