Liability for Content
Great diligence was exercised in the compilation of content for our website. However, we cannot assume liability for the accuracy, completeness, or currency of this content. As a service provider, we are responsible for ensuring that our own content on this website is in line with general legislation, in accordance with Paragraph 7, Section 1 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG). However, according to Paragraphs 8 to 10 of the TMG, service providers are not required to monitor external information that has been transmitted or saved, or to conduct research into circumstances that might indicate unlawful conduct. The obligation to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general legislation remains unaffected. However, liability in this regard does not come into play until the moment when the responsible party becomes aware that a concrete violation of the law has been committed. If we become aware of such legal violations, we will remove the respective content immediately.
Liability for Links
Our web presence contains links to external websites operated by third parties; we have no influence over the content of these websites. For this reason, we cannot accept liability for this external content. The respective provider or operator of each linked page is responsible for its content. The linked pages were reviewed for potential legal violations at the time that they were linked. No illegal content could be identified at that time. However, it would be unreasonable to constantly monitor the content of these linked pages without concrete reasons to believe that a legal violation has occurred. If we become aware of legal violations, we will remove the respective links immediately.
The content and creations of website operators displayed on this website are subject to German copyright law. Reproduction, editing, distribution, or utilization of this content outside the boundaries of copyright law requires written permission from the respective author/creator. Downloads and copies of this website are permitted only for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content of this website was not created by the operator, the intellectual property rights of third parties have been taken into account. Above all, we always strive to mark third-party content as such. However, if you become aware of copyright violations despite our efforts, please let us know. As soon as we become aware of legal violations, we will remove the respective content immediately.
It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal data. When our site does collect personal data (e.g. name, address, or e-mail address), it is on a voluntary basis whenever possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.
We must point out that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) can have security loopholes. It is impossible to completely protect data from third-party access.
We hereby expressly prohibit third parties from using the contact data posted in the legal notice on this website (as required by the German Telemedia Act) for the purpose of sending advertising or informational materials that have not been specifically requested. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal action against these third parties should the operators receive advertising that they did not request (e.g. via spam e-mails).
Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics
This website utilizes Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics makes use of what are known as "cookies:" text files that are saved on your computer and make it possible to analyze website usage statistics through your use. The information generated about your use of the website by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website and you are located within a member state of the European Union or another country that is a signatory to the agreement regarding the European Economic Area, however, your IP address will be abbreviated before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address first be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then abbreviated. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to generate reports regarding website activities, and to provide additional services associated with use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address that your browser transmits in the context of Google Analytics will not be amalgamated with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by altering the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we must inform you that in this case, you will not be able to use the complete range of functions that this website offers. Moreover, you can prevent the data regarding your use of the website generated by the cookie – which includes your IP address – from being recorded or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Google AdSense
This website utilizes Google AdSense, a service that integrates advertising from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense makes use of what are known as “cookies:” text files that are saved on your computer and make it possible to analyze website usage statistics through your use. Google AdSense also uses what are known as web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons allow information, such as user traffic on this website, to be assessed. The information generated about your use of the website (including your IP address) and about advertising formats by the web beacons and cookies is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google is permitted to transmit this information to its contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with other stored information regarding your usage.
You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by altering the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we must inform you that in this case, you may not be able to use the complete range of functions that this website offers. By using this website, you agree to allow Google to process the data collected about you in the manner and for the purposes previously described.
Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Google +1
Acquisition and disclosure of information: The Google +1 button can be used to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you provided to the content you +1’d, as well as information about the page that you +1’d. Your +1 may be displayed in connection with your profile name and photo on Google services – such as Google search results or your Google profile – or in other locations on websites or ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activity in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you will need an internationally visible, public Google profile that must contain a name, even if it is only a name that was specifically chosen for that profile. This name will be used across all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name that you previously used to share content via your Google account. Your Google profile identity can be displayed for users who know your e-mail address or who have other information that could be used to identify you. Usage of the data collected: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information that you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google data privacy regulations. Google may publish aggregated statistics about users’ +1 activity, and/or it may pass this information on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers, or associated websites
Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter
Functions of the online service Twitter are integrated in our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc.: Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made public for other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter during the process.
We would like to clarify that Twitter does not inform us, the operators of this website, of the content of the data transmitted or how Twitter uses said data. You can find further information on this subject in Twitter’s data privacy statement at twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your Twitter data privacy settings under your account settings at twitter.com/account/settings.
Sources: Disclaimer from eRecht24, the cyberlaw website operated by Sören Siebert, Attorney at Law; Google Analytics data privacy statement, Google Adsense disclaimer, data privacy statement for Google +1, data privacy statement for Twitter