Data protection

Data protection

As a rule, visitors can use our website without entering personal data. Where personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) are requested on our site, this is done, to the extent possible, on a volunteer basis only. Such data willl not be passed on to any third party without your express consent.

Please note that the security of data transmission via the Internet (e.g. in the case of e-mail communication) can be vulnerable. Perfect protection of data against third-party access is impossible.

We hereby expressly object to any third party using the contact details - which we make public because of our obligation to publish company details - for the transmission of advertising and information materials that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this site reserve the right to institute legal proceedings if they are sent unsolicited advertising material e.g. by spam mails.

The use of cookies

We utilise cookies on various pages with the aim of making the visit to our website attractive and facilitate the use of certain functions. These cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies we use will be deleted from your hard disk when the browser session is closed (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognise your computer when you next visit our website (so-called persistent cookies). These cookies are used to welcome you addressing you with your user name and they make it unnecessary for you to enter your password again or complete forms if you place subsequent orders. Our partner companies are not permitted to [Textlücke] personal data via our website.

Note on Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a  web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", i.e. text files that are placed on your computer and facilitate an analysis of how users use the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address, which, however, is anonymised by the _anonymizzeIp() method, so that it cannot be related to your computer) is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the site operator and providing further services relating to with website activity and Internet usage. Where appropriate, Google may also transfer this information to third parties where this is prescribed by law or where third parties process such data on Google's behalf. Google will on no account associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from  being installed on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do  this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website you consent to the processing of the data about you by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above.

You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics in future by installing a deactivating browser add-on

Note on Facebook and Facebook social plugins

We have included so-called plug-ins of the social network facebook.com ("Facebook") in our Internet presentation. Facebook is an operation of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. A list of and representations of these Facebook plugins can be found under the following Internet address: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

Each time a page of our Internet presentation is accessed that is provided with such a plugin, the plugin causes your browser to download from the Facebook server and show the visual representation of the plugin. At the same time the Facebook server is informed which page of our website you are visiting. If you are a Facebook member and are logged into Facebook while visiting our Internet presentation, Facebook recognises, through the information sent by the plugin, which page of our website you are visiting and refers this to your personal Facebook user account. If you now activate on of the plugins, e.g. by clicking the "Like" button or by giving a commentary, this is sent to your personal Facebook user account and is stored there. In addition, the information that you have visited our website is transmitted to Facebook, regardless whether you have activated one of the plugins or not. To prevent the transmission of information on you and your surfing behaviour and its storage by Facebook, you will have to log out of Facebook before visiting our web site. If you wish to block the collection and transmission of your surfing data by Facebook plugins, you can obtain a "Facebook blocker" browser add-on for some Internet browsers under the following link: http://webgrapph.com/resources/facebookblocker.

Do not delete the browser add-on as long as you wish to block the Facebook plugins.

You can find information on Facebook's privacy policy and on Facebook's collection and use of data, as well as your rights in these matters and possible settings to protect your privacy under the following address: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Use of the Google+1 button

We also include in our website the "+1" button of the Google Plus social network offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043, USA ("Google").

Whenever you access a page of our website containing a "+1" button, this button causes your browser to download and show the visual representation of the "+1" button from the Google server. At the same time the Google server receives the information, which page of our Internet presentation you are visiting. If a "+1" button is shown, Google records your browser history for up to two weeks for the purposes of system maintenance and bug fixing. No further analysis is made of your visit to a page of our Internet presentation with a "+1" button.

If you activate the "+1" button while you are logged into Google Plus, Google will, via your Google profile, collect information on the URL recommended by you, your IP address and other browser-related information, so that your "+1" recommendation can be stored and made publicly accessible. Your "+1" recommendations can be shown as notifications together with your profile name and your photo by Google services, e.g. in search results or your Google profile (as a "+1" tab in your Google profile), or at other place on websites and Internet advertisements.

You will find information on the Google privacy policy regarding the "+1" button and more detailed information on the collection, transmission and use of data by Google, on your rights in these matters as well as the possibilities for profile settings under following address: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1buttom.html.