THIS IS A TRANSLATION OF THE ORIGINAL GERMAN PRIVACY STATEMENT.
IN CASE OF ANY DISCREPANCIES, THE GERMAN VERSION SHALL BE BINDING
Our website can generally be accessed without providing any personal information. Insofar as personal data are collected on our websites (e.g., name, address, or email address), this will, to the extent possible, always happen on a voluntary basis. Your data will not be forwarded to any third party without your express consent.
We wish to point out that data transfer on the Internet (e.g., when communicating by email) may have security gaps. There can be no assurance that your data will be completely protected from access by third parties.
Our website uses the analytical service etracker, provided by etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.
This service allow us to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose – small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your Internet browser and allow for your browser to be recognized. The data collected by etracker technologies shall not be used to personally identify visitors of our website without their express consent, nor shall they be combined with any personal information on the bearer of a pseudonym.
You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with future effect. To object to the collection and storage of your user data for the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker under the following link. This cookie will make sure that etracker will not collect or store any visitor data of your browser in the future. http://www.etracker.de/privacy?sid=846e7a83ce38e12437c9754fd9c6d9e0&id=&et=V23Jbb&privAc=&languageId=1
Our web pages contain plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, U.S. You can recognize these plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our pages. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found under http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Whenever you visit our web pages, the plug-in will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. In the process, Facebook will be informed on your access to our website with your IP address. Whenever you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile by clicking on the Like button. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We wish to point out that – as providers of the pages – we do not receive any information on the content of submitted data or its usage by Facebook. Further information on this topic can be found in the privacy statement of Facebook under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
Please log out of your Facebook user account if you do not wish for Facebook to associate your visit of our pages with your Facebook user account.
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies – text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the U.S.
In case the IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will previously be shortened by Google, within member countries of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
You can prevent the respective cookies from being saved by choosing the corresponding setting in your browser software; nonetheless, we wish to point out that you may not be able to fully use all functions of the website in this case. Moreover, you can prevent Google from collecting the data produced by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as from processing these data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Our websites use functions of Google +1, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.
Collecting and forwarding of information: The Google +1 button allows you to publish information all around the world, and provides you and other users with customized content of Google and our partners. Google will save both the information on the content you awarded with a +1 as well as the information provided on the website you visited while clicking +1. Your +1s can be displayed as indications in connection with your profile name and your photograph in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, as well as in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google will store information on your +1 activities to improve its services for you and other users. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible and public Google profile that must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In certain cases, it may also substitute another name that you used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifiable information on you.
Our website contains functions of the service provider Instagram, provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, U.S. Whenever you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This enables Instagram to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We wish to point out that – as providers of the pages – we do not receive any information on the content of submitted data or its use by Instagram.
Further information on this topic can be found in the privacy statement of Instagram under http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network, provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S. Whenever one of our sites containing LinkedIn functions is viewed, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn will be established. LinkedIn will be informed on your visit to our website with your IP address. Whenever you are logged into your LinkedIn account and click on the Recommend button, you enable LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We wish to point out that – as providers of the pages – we do not receive any information on the content of submitted data or its usage by LinkedIn.
Further information on this topic can be found in the privacy statement of LinkedIn under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Our website uses social plug-ins provided by the social network Pinterest, operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, U.S. (“Pinterest”). Whenever you request a page that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. In the process, the plug-in will transmit log information to the Pinterest server in the United States. This log data may include your IP address, the addresses of visited sites with Pinterest functions, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest, as well as cookies.
Our sites feature Tumblr buttons, provided by Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, U.S. These buttons allow you to share a post or a site on Tumblr or to follow its author on Tumblr. Whenever you visit one of our web sites featuring a Tumblr button, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Tumblr servers. We have no influence on the volume of the data collected and reported by Tumblr via this plug-in. Based on current information, the user’s IP address as well as the respective website’s URL are reported.
Further information on this topic can be found in the privacy statement of Tumblr under https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy.
Our website contains functions of the service Twitter, provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, U.S. Whenever you use Twitter and the function „re-tweet“, the websites you visited will be linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. The data will also be transmitted to Twitter. We wish to point out that – as providers of the pages – we do not receive any information on the content of the submitted data or their usage by Twitter.
Further information on this topic can be found in the privacy statement of Twitter under http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your privacy settings for Twitter in your account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our website uses functions of the network XING, provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Whenever you visit one of our pages containing Xing functions, a connection to the XING servers will be established. To our knowledge, no personal data will be stored in the process. More specifically, neither your IP address will be stored nor your usage behavior evaluated.
Information, deletion, blocking
You have the right, at any time and free of charge, to receive information on your personal data stored with us, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as to have the respective data corrected, blocked, or deleted. If you have any questions regarding this topic or your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us under the address indicated in the imprint.
Some of our websites use so-called cookies. Cookies cause no harm on your computer and do not contain any viruses. They are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective, and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically at the end of each visit. Other cookies will be stored on your device until you delete them yourself – these cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our pages.
Server log files
Our hosting provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which are sent to us automatically by your browser. They include:
- Browser type / version
- Operating system
- Referring URL
- Host name of accessing computer
- Time of server request
These data cannot be related to individual persons and will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine the data retrospectively in case specific evidence of illegal use becomes known to us.
If you send us a message via our contact form, the data you entered into the request form, including your contact data, will be stored by us in order to process your request and contact you in case of any follow-up questions. We will not disclose your data without your express consent.
Objection to advertising mails
We have to provide contact data as part our duty to publish an imprint. We hereby prohibit any use of this contact data for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to pursue legal steps in case they receive any such unsolicited advertising information, e.g. as Spam mail.
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, please provide us with your email address as well as other information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the respective email address and agree to receive the newsletter. We will not collect any further data. The collected data will be used exclusively to provide you with the requested information and will not be transmitted to third parties. You may at any time revoke your consent to the storage of your data and email address, as well as their use for the purpose of sending newsletters, for example by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
Source of the original German version: eRecht24