1. Data protection

The use of our website is usually possible without specifying any personal details. If any personal data are collected on our site (e.g. name, address or email address), this is always carried out as far as possible on a voluntary basis. These data are not forwarded to any third party without your explicit consent. We hereby advise that the transfer of data by internet (e.g. by email) may involve security loopholes. Complete protection of data from third-party access without any loopholes is not possible.

Third-party use of any contact data published in connection with our editorial requirements for the purpose of sending advertising or informational material not expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The site operators reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited forwarding of promotional information, for example by spam mail.

2. Data protection statement for the use of Facebook plug-ins („Like“ button)

Plug-ins of the Facebook social network, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, are integrated on our sites. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like“ button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection is made between your browser and the Facebook server by means of the plug-in. Through this Facebook receives information that you have visited our site by using your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like“ button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our sites onto your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our sites to your user account. It should be noted that as the site provider, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of its use on Facebook. You can find further information regarding the Data Protection Declaration of Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish Facebook to assign your site visit to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

3. Data protection statement for the use of Google Analytics

This internet site employs Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses the so-called “cookies”, text files stored on your computer and which enable analysis of your use of the website. The information concerning your usage of this internet site which is produced by the cookie is usually transferred to a USA Google server and stored there. If the IP anonymisation on this website is activated, your Google IP address is however abbreviated beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the European Economic Area Convention.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. As instructed by the operator of this internet site, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the site, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide other services connected with website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted via Google Analytics of your browser is not merged with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we need to advise you that in this case you cannot employ all the functions of this internet site to their full extent. You may also prevent the collection of the data related to your usage of the Internet site which is produced by the cookie (including your IP address) by Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

4. Data protection statement for the use of Google Adsense

This Internet site employs Google AdSense, a service to incorporate Google Inc. (“Google”) advertisements. Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files stored on your computer and which enable analysis of your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Information such as visitor traffic on these sites can be evaluated by these web beacons.

 

The information produced by the cookie and the web beacons about your usage of this internet site (including your IP address) and delivery of promotional information, is usually transferred to a USA Google server and stored there. This information can be forwarded from Google to Google contract partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with your other stored data.

 

You can prevent the cookies from being installed by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we need to advise you that in this case you cannot employ all functions on this internet site to their full extent. When using this internet site, you declare that you consent to have your data collected and processed by Google in the way described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

5. Data protection statement for the use of Google +1

Information collection and forwarding:

You can publish information globally by means of the Google +1 button, and you and other users can receive personalised content from Google and our partners by means of the Google +1 button. Google stores both the information that you have provided for +1 content as well as site information, which you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 content can be inserted as reference together with your profile names and your photo in the Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or to other sites on the websites and internet notifications.

Google shows information on your +1 activity in order to improve the Google service for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you require a globally visible public Google profile, which must contain at least the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In many cases, this name can also replace other names which you have used when allocating your content to your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or your other identification information made available by you.

Use of the information collected:

In addition to the above-mentioned uses, the information provided by you is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection terms and conditions. Google publishes where possible the statistics compiled of the +1 activities of the user, and/or forwards these to users and partners, e.g. a publisher, advertisers or associated websites.

6. Data protection statement for the use of Twitter

Functions provided by the Twitter service are linked to our sites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit with your Twitter account are linked and other users are notified. Thus information is also transferred to Twitter.

It should be noted that as the site provider, we receive no details of the content of the data transmitted or of its use on Twitter. You can find further information on this in the Twitter Data Protection Declaration at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You may modify your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings .

(*)Reference: eRecht24 Disclaimer, Facebook Data Protection Statement, Google Analytics Data Protection Statement, Google Adsense Legal Disclaimer,Google +1 Terms and Conditions, Data Protection Statement Twitter

 

Information about HTTP Cookies

What is a HTTP cookie?

A HTTP cookie is a little data-piece which is send from a website and stored in the web browser of the user while he is browsing that site. The HTTP cookie is also called cookie, web cookie or browser cookie. Each time the user is loading the website, the browser sends the cookie to the server to inform the website of the user’s last activity. Some of these cookies are necessary because otherwise the site is unable to function properly. Other cookies are favorable for the user: they relate your username and password safety as well as for example your language preferences. With cookies you do not have to fill out the same information every time you visit a website.

Why does this website use cookies?

In order to ensure the visitors a better user experience, designed to their personal preferences, this website uses cookies. By using cookies we guarantees that you do not have to fill in the same information each time you visit the homepage. Cookies are also used to modify the performance of the website.

How can I disable cookies?

Every browser gives you the possibility to deactivate cookies, on a very easy way. To find out more you can check the menu of the browser. Please note that if you deactivate cookies, your personal data, such as user name and password, won’t be stored longer.