PRIVACY POLICY

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We treat this topic with a great deal of care and will inform you as to how your personal data is handled in the following.

We collect, manage, process or utilise ("use") personal data from you during registration, this takes place exclusively within the scope of US data protection law. You may visit our website and inform yourself without having to disclose any personal information. While visiting our website, you generally remain anonymous and the connection data provided by your internet browser each time a page is opened, e.g. the date, the duration or the name of your internet service provider will be used by us with no personal reference unless you have logged in with your user name and password.

You provide personal information on a voluntary basis, such as when you fill out your profile, order a newsletter or conduct similar functions. This personal information could include:

First and last name

Residence

Email address

Website Profile Picture

We use this data in order to provide you with the desired services, to process complaints and to provide you with customer service, such as answers to your questions.

We utilise/employ a third party service provider for this, they shall only receive the necessary data from us and are themselves obligated to protecting your personal data. We only use your telephone number for follow-up questions. We require your email address so that we can confirm the receipt of your registration and communicate with you (e.g. to send a registration confirmation or to deliver an ordered newsletter).

We use data for a purpose which requires your consent in accordance with the legal conditions, we will ask for your express consent. You can, of course, revoke this consent at any time and/or revoke the future use of your data.

Within the scope of the legal conditions, we can assess usage profiles using a pseudonym for the purposes of advertising, market research and to improve our services, but only as you have not exercised your legal right to revoke the permission of the use of your data.

A portion of our services require us to use so-called cookies. Cookies are small files which your internet browser stores on your computer. Information regarding your visit to our website can be stored in cookies. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies by default. You can, however, configure your browser so that it rejects cookies or requires confirmation from you in advance. If you reject cookies, however, it could lead to not all of our website functioning flawlessly for you.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files, which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or within states that are parties to the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement before transferring the information. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA on an exceptional basis, and will then be shortened in the USA. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser, however please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the Browser-Addon from the following page: [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en]

To use the services on our website we also offer the possibility to register with your login data from other platforms or providers, e.g. through the function “Facebook-Connect”. If you want to use this offer, please note, that with your consent the platforms and providers transfer personal and non-personal data to us. The following data are concerned: General profile data from Facebook: Name, profile picture, sex, networks, user ID, friend lists and published status messages Your birth date, if you have given this information to Facebook Your email address.

The transferred data is used to create an user account for our website. If you have given us your consent during the registration process, we permanently receive the possibility to post status messages, notes, pictures and videos on Facebook in your name. You may, at any time, revoke your consent by informing us. Furthermore, you may revoke or modify your consent by changing your privacy settings on Facebook. For further details about the purpose and extent of the collection, procession and usage of the data please see the terms of use and the privacy policy of the respective platform or provider (e.g. on facebook.com).

To use the services on our website we also offer the possibility to register with your login data from other platforms or providers, e.g. through the function “Twitter-Connect”.

If you want to use this offer, please note, that with your consent the platforms and providers transfer personal and non-personal data to us. The following data are concerned: General profile data from Twitter: Name, profile picture, sex and published tweets.

By connecting your user profile with Twitter-Connect we receive the possibility to publish tweets in your name. You may, at any time, revoke your consent by informing us. Furthermore, you may revoke your consent by changing your privacy settings on Twitter.

Our internet site uses social plug-ins from Facebook and Twitter, including the Facebook "like" button and the Twitter "follow" button. When these are viewed and/or clicked, a direct connection between your computer and the server of the provider of these plug-ins (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) is created. This allows Facebook and Twitter to collect personal and non-personal data from you. We recommend that you inform yourself regarding the types of data covered by this as well as the purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use by Facebook and Twitter as well as your rights and configuration options for protecting your private sphere by reading the data protection notices at http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php and http://twitter.com/privacy.