Privacy Policy

We take protection of your data very seriously. In order to fully inform you about the use of personal data, we would ask you to please take note of the following privacy policy information.

Personal data

Personal data which you transmit electronically on this website, such as name, email address, address or other personal information, is used by us only for the particular intended purpose, safely stored, and not disclosed to third parties. The provider gathers and stores information on the web server automatically, including the browser in use, operating system, referring page, IP address, time of access, etc. This data cannot be assigned to individual persons without examination of further data sources, and we do not analyse this information as long as there is no sign of unlawful use of our website.

Form data and comments

Whenever visitors to the website leave behind comments or form entries, the entered data and the subjects’ IP addresses are stored. This is a security measure in case someone composes content of an unlawful nature, in which case we would like to know the identity of the author.

Cookies

Cookies are small files which enable this website to store specific data relating to the visitor on his or her computer whilst the latter is visiting our site. At the same time, cookies help us to determine frequency of use and user numbers of our Internet pages, and make our services to you convenient and efficient. On the one hand, we utilise session cookies, which are temporarily stored solely for the duration of your use of the site, and on the other we apply permanent cookies to retain information on visitors who repeatedly access our website. The purpose of the application of these cookies is to be able to offer ideal user guidance as well as to be able to recognise visitors, for whom, if they use the site regularly, we can make the site as attractive as possible whilst presenting interesting content. The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Your name, IP address and so on is not stored. Individual profiling of your user behaviour does not take place. You may of course use our services without cookies by deactivating the storage of cookies in your browser, limiting these to specific websites, or setting your web browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox, …) in such a way as to inform you whenever a cookie is sent. It is also at all times possible to erase cookies from your computer’s hard drive. Please bear in mind, however, that when you do this you will probably restrict the site’s display of features and your tour of the site may be limited.

Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics utilises so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which are able to analyse your use of the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site is as a rule transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement of the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened over there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide further services connected to website and Internet use vis-à-vis the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You may prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software correspondingly, but we must remind you that in this case you will probably be unable to use all features of our website to the full. Apart from that, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and relating to your use of the site by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

Further information on terms of use and data protection can be found under https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or under https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. We remind you that Google Analytics has been extended on this website by the code “gat._anonymizeIp()” to guarantee anonymised registration of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps in order to display map information. When using Google Maps, Google also gathers, processes and utilises data concerning usage of map functions by visitors to the website. You can find further information on how Google processes data by accessing Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. In the data protection centre you can also alter your settings to enable you to manage and protect your data.

Privacy statement for the use of Facebook

Our pages have incorporated plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Facebook plug-ins are recognisable by the Facebook logo and the Like button on our site. An overview of Facebook plug-ins is available here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, a direct link is established via the plug-in between your browser and Facebook’s server. In this way, Facebook receives notice that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook Like button whilst logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign the visit to our site to your user account. We would like to point out that as site operator we receive no information either on the content of the transmitted data or on its use by Facebook. Further information on this matter can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy under https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to link your use of our pages to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy statement for the use of Google+

By using the Google +1 button, you can publicise information throughout the world. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you clicked +1 for specific content as well as the information regarding the site you have viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services such as search results or in your Google profile as well as in other places on websites and in advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activity, in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you require a globally viewable, public Google profile which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace another name you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or who possess other identifying information on your person.

Apart from the aforementioned purposes, the data provided by you is used in accordance with the valid Google data protection regulations. Google may release aggregated statistics concerning its users’ +1 activity or disclose them to users and associates such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Right of access to data

You have at all times the right of access to data stored concerning your person, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of storage.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the site or your dealings with this website, please contact us:

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