Use of Facebook Social Plugins
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:
The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser.
Use of Twitter
You can change your data privacy settings for Twitter in your account settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings
Use of Google +1
This website uses the "+1-plug-in" of the social network Google Plus, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
Collection and transmission of information: Using the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide; the Google +1 button enables you and other users to receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have issued a +1 for a content item and information about the page that you were viewing when you clicked the +1. Your +1 submissions may be displayed as information together with your profile name and your photo in Google services such as search results or in your Google profile, or in other locations on websites and advertisements on the internet.
Google also records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you require a globally visible, public Google profile that must at least contain the name selected for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can be substituted with another name that you have used when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be revealed to users that know your e-mail address or hold other identifying information about you.
Usage of collected information: In addition to the purposes stated above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy requirements. Google may publish summarised statistics on +1 activities of users or transmit these to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.
Use of LinkedIn
This web site uses plug-ins of the social media platform Linked, operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.
You can recognise the LinkedIn plug-ins by the LinkedIn logo or the "recommend" button on our page. When you visit our web page the browser plug-in automatically establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn will thus receive the information that you accessed our web site with your IP address. When clicking the "recommend" button while logged in at LinkedIn, you will be able to link the content of our web pages with your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn may thus assign your visit to our site with your user account. We thus would like to point out that we will not get any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and the use of them through LinkedIn as provider of the site. We have no control over the data that LinkedIn collects thereby, nor over the extent of the data that LinkedIn collects. Nor do we have any knowledge of the content of data transferred to LinkedIn.
Use of YouTube
Use of Xing
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. On every retrieval of one of our pages that contains Xing functions, a link is established to servers of Xing. No personal data is archived in this process to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are archived nor is the usage behaviour analysed.
Further information on data protection and the Xing share button can be found in the data protection declaration of Xing at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Use of e-tracker
This website uses etracker technology (www.etracker.com) to collect data on visitor behavior. The data is collected anonymously for use in marketing and optimization. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be used to aggregate a usage profile. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. It is possible to use these cookies to recognize a visitor’s browser. The data collected by the etracker technology will not be used to determine the personal identity of a website visitor, and will not be compiled with personal data relating to the person referred to by the pseudonym, unless agreed to separately by the person concerned. The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with respect to future services.
Refusal of the collection and storage of data can be implemented by integrating the following URL: Refuse data collection
Use of AddThis bookmarking service
If you choose not to agree to the storage and analysis of this data from your visit to the website, you can object to the storage and use by way of a mouse click at any time. In this case, a so-called. Opt-out cookie is placed in your browser, with the result that Piwik does not collect any session data. Warning: If you delete your cookies, this will result in the opt-out cookie will be deleted and may need to be re-activated by you.