Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the management of quotapoint GmbH. The Internet pages of quotapoint GmbH can in principle be used without the indication of any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
quotapoint GmbH, being responsible for the processing of data (data controller), has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
a) Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by those in charge of the processing of data (data controller).
Processing means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in relation to personal data, such as the collection, gathering, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.
Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation of that natural person.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or data controller
The controller or data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union or Member State law, the data controller or the specific criteria for its nomination provided for by Union or Member State law.
h) Data processor
A data processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.
j) Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE DATA CONTROLLER
The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
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The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our Internet site may be fully usable.
4. COLLECTION OF GENERAL DATA AND INFORMATION
The quotapoint GmbH website collects a series of general data and information each time a person or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. We may record (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service providers of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, quotapoint GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.
5. ANALYSIS TOOLS AND ADVERTISING
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6(q)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics.
We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.
Demographic features on Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time from your Google Account ad preferences or opt-out of Google Analytics collecting your information as described in the “Opt-out of data collection” section.
Google Analytics Remarketing
Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This function enables the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing to be linked with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-related, personalised advertising messages that were adapted to you depending on your previous usage and surfing behaviour on one device (e.g. mobile phone) can also be displayed on another of your devices (e.g. tablet or PC).
Once you give your permission, Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google Account for that purpose. This way, the same personalised advertising messages can be delivered to every device you sign in to with your Google Account.
To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create cross-device ad targeting.
You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by disabling personalised advertising in your Google account by following this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The summary of the data collected in your Google Account is based solely on your consent, which you can submit or revoke to Google (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). For data collection operations that are not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google account or have opposed the merge), the collection of data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in anonymous analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
In the context of Google AdWords we use the so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page.
Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your Internet browser under User Settings. They are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics.
“Conversion cookies” are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
6. REGISTRATION ON OUR WEBSITE
The data subject may register on the website of the person responsible for the processing of data (data controller), providing personal data. The personal data transferred to the data controller is determined by the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject is collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the data controller and for own purposes. The data controller may arrange for the data to be transferred to one or more processors, such as a parcel service, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the data controller.
Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the data subject, the date and time of registration are stored when the data subject registers on the data controller’s website. This data is stored against the background that this is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable us to investigate criminal offences committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary to protect the data controller. This data will not be passed on to third parties unless required by law or for the purpose of criminal prosecution.
Registration of the data subject with the voluntary provision of personal data serves the data controller to offer the data subject content or services which, by their nature, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the database of the data controller.
The controller shall provide any data subject at any time, upon request, with information on what personal data is stored about the data subject. Furthermore, the data controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or notice of the data subject, provided that there is no legal obligation to keep such data in safekeeping. All the employees of the data controller are available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.
7. SUBSCRIPTION TO OUR STUDY INFORMATION
On the quotapoint GmbH website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company’s general study information service. Which personal data is transmitted to the data controller during registration is specified in the input mask used for this purpose.
quotapoint GmbH informs its registered prospective study participants at regular intervals via information e-mails about current studies of the company. The study information e-mail of our company can only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for receiving e-mails. Unsubscribing from the study information and deleting the profile is done by sending an email to email@example.com in Frankfurt or firstname.lastname@example.org in Cologne.
8. CONTACT OPTIONS VIA THE WEBSITE
Due to legal regulations, quotapoint GmbH’s website contains information that enables rapid electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller via e-mail or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data voluntarily provided by a data subject to the data controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.
9. ROUTINE DELETION AND BLOCKING OF PERSONAL DATA
The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the data retention purpose or to the extent provided for by the European legislator of directives and regulations or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the data controller is subject.
If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator of directives and regulations or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
10. TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA TO THIRD PARTIES; SOCIAL PLUG-INS
a) Our websites may also contain offers of third parties. If you click on such an offer, we transfer data to the respective provider to the required extent (e.g. information that you have found this offer with us and, if applicable, further information that you have already provided on our websites for this purpose).
b) If we use so-called ”social plug-ins” of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ on our websites, we integrate them as follows:
When you visit our websites, the social plug-ins are deactivated, i.e. no data is transmitted to the operators of these networks. If you want to use one of the networks, click on the respective social plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective network.
If you have a user account on the network and are logged in when you activate the social plug-in, the network can assign your visit to our websites to your user account. If you wish to avoid this, please log out of the network before activating the social plug-in. A social network cannot assign a visit to other websites until you have activated an existing social plug-in.
When you activate a social plug-in, the network transfers the content that becomes available directly to your browser, which integrates it into our websites. In this situation, data transfers can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social network. Your connection to a social network, the data transfers taking place between the network and your system, and your interactions on this platform are governed solely by the privacy policies of that network.
The social plug-in remains active until you deactivate it or delete your cookies.
c) If you click on the link to an offer or activate a social plug-in, personal data may be transferred to providers in countries outside the European Economic Area who, from the perspective of the European Union (“EU”), do not guarantee an “adequate level of protection” for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards. Please remember this fact before clicking on a link or activating a social plug-in and thus triggering a transfer of your data.
11. RIGHTS OF THE DATA SUBJECT
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the data controller to confirm whether personal data concerning him/her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he/she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
b) Right to information
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to obtain, at any time and free of charge, information from the data controller concerning the personal data relating to him/her stored and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European regulator has granted the data subject the following information:
- the processing purposes
- the categories of personal data to be processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or is still being passed on, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
- the existence of a right of rectification or deletion of personal data concerning him/her or of a restriction on processing by the data controller or of a right of opposition to such processing
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: all available information about the origin of the data
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject
Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access to information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
c) Right to rectification
Any person subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, provided that one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which it is no longer necessary.
- The data subject withdraws his or her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- The data subject opposes processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject opposes processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
- The personal data was processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
- The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) GDPR.
If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at quotapoint GmbH deleted, he or she can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of quotapoint GmbH shall arrange for the request for deletion to be complied with without delay.
If the personal data has been made public by quotapoint GmbH and our company is obliged to delete the personal data as data controller in accordance with Article 17(1) GDPR, quotapoint GmbH will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data, that the person concerned has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data from these other data controllers, insofar as processing is not necessary. The employee of quotapoint GmbH will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Any person subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the data controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
- The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful, the data subject rejects the deletion of the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
- The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 2(1) GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is fulfilled and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by quotapoint GmbH, he or she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of quotapoint GmbH will arrange for the processing to be restricted.
f) Right to data portability
Any data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive personal data relating to him or her provided by the data subject to a data controller in a structured, current and machine-readable format. It shall also have the right to transmit such data to another data controller without hindrance from the data controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent provided for in Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and that the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the data controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly by a data controller to another data controller, provided this is technically feasible and provided that the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected thereby.
The data subject may contact an employee of quotapoint GmbH at any time to assert the right to data portability.
g) Right to object
The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator on grounds relating to his or her particular situation to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him or her pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of an objection, quotapoint GmbH will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If quotapoint GmbH processes personal data in order to conduct direct advertising, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to quotapoint GmbH processing for direct advertising purposes, quotapoint GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out at quotapoint GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89(1) GDPR for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.
To exercise the right of objection, the data subject may directly contact any quotapoint GmbH employee or another employee. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his or her right of objection in relation to the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect against him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar manner, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is admissible under Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject and that such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) is taken with the express consent of the data subject, quotapoint GmbH will take appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the data controller, to state one’s own position and to challenge the decision.
If the data subject wishes to assert rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw his or her consent, he or she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
12. LEGAL BASIS OF PROCESSING
Article 6(1)(a) GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case for example with processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing processes that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. The processing would then be based on Art. 6(1)(d) GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing procedures are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the data controller (recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).
13. LEGITIMATE INTERESTS IN THE PROCESSING PURSUED BY THE DATA CONTROLLER OR A THIRD PARTY
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, it is in our legitimate interest to conduct our business for the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
14. DURATION FOR WHICH THE PERSONAL DATA IS STORED
The criterion for the storage duration of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
15. LEGAL OR CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF PERSONAL DATA; NECESSITY FOR THE CONCLUSION OF THE CONTRACT; OBLIGATION OF THE DATA SUBJECT TO PROVIDE THE PERSONAL DATA; POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE IT
We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject provides us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him or her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.
16. EXISTENCE OF AN AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING
As a responsible company, we dispense with automatic decision-making or profiling.
The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always carried out, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The use of contact information published within the framework of the legal notice obligation by third parties for the purpose of sending advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam mails.
Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our pages. You can identify the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. You will find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not wish Facebook to assign your visit to our website with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web-based analytics service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, text files which are saved on to your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information created by these cookies about the use of the website is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there. If the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated but only within the Member States of the European Union or in other states who have signed the Treaty of the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. 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 and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the “re-tweet” feature, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data is also transferred to Twitter.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.