When you access this website, it automatically gathers information of a generic nature. This information includes, e.g. the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain of your internet service provider and similar. None of this information enables any conclusions to be drawn relating to you as an individual and is the same type of data generated on accessing any other website on the internet. The information is compiled by us on an entirely anonymous basis and statistically analyzed. The reason for doing so is that the better we understand your wishes, the faster you are able to access the information you are seeking on our website.
The protection of personal data is of the utmost importance to us. Absolutely no personal data (e.g. names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses) are gathered by our website, other than when you freely and knowingly provide us with such data (e.g. through registration for our free newsletter) and where permitted by the associated laws in respect of protecting your data. Data gathered in this way will not be passed to third parties without your express permission.
We advise you that transferring data via the internet (e.g. in email communication) can result in security breaches. It is not possible to keep data completely safe from access by third parties.
We hereby expressly veto third-party use of contact data published in accordance with statutory editorial requirements (Impressum) for the purposes of sending advertising material and information not specifically requested. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information by means of spam emails or similar.
The Disqus comment function is a service provided by Big Head Labs, Inc., San Francisco, USA. Disqus is an interactive comment system that, with a single registration, enables users to comment on all websites that use the Disqus comment system. Users can also register via existing accounts with Facebook (via Facebook Connect), Twitter, Yahoo, Google and OpenID. Comments can also be posted without registration (as a guest). Visit www.disqus.com to find out more about Disqus and its functions. Your data are processed by Disqus and saved on their system. The gathering, processing and use of the data in question are subject to the conditions of use and data protection statements published by Disqus, which can be found at http://docs.disqus.com/help/30/ and http://docs.disqus.com/help/29/. If you register via your Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google or OpenID account, data may also be gathered, saved and used by these providers. Please refer to the respective provider for their data protection provisions.
This website uses the “anonymizeIP()” extension to ensure that IP addresses can only be processed in a shortened form to preclude any direct personal association. By using this website, you are declaring your agreement that the data gathered by Google can be processed in the way described and for the purpose indicated. You can withdraw at any time your permission to Google Analytics to gather and use your IP address on any future occasions. For more information visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.