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Privacy Statement

Copyright

All rights reserved. All text, artwork, graphics, audio, video, and animated materials as well as all functionalities contained therein shall be subject to statutory (commercial) copyright and associated laws on the protection of intellectual property. The afore-mentioned materials may neither be copied nor modified for trade purposes or purposes of transmission, nor may they be used on other websites.

Data Protection

The author/owner of present website shall commit to protecting the security of all personal data such as name, address, telephone number, and/or e-mail address, e.g. to keep all personal data in confidence, and not to pass it on to third parties.

For this reason, any internet activities shall be conducted in strict accordance with the applicable regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act as amended.

Personal Data

The author/owner of present website shall commit not collect any personal data via her/his websites without your approval. In the course of inquiries, surveys and the like it shall be entirely up to you to decide whether you opt to provide this information.

In general, your personal information will be used to respond to your inquiries. In order to support and foster customer relations it might further be required that your personal data will be saved and/or processed to respond to your needs more efficiently and/or to improve the quality of the service offer of the author/owner of present website. This data may furthermore be used to provide you with information and/or offers which might be beneficial to your business.

Of course, the author/owner of present website shall at all times respect your wish not to provide your personal data for the above-quoted purposes. For this reason, your personal data shall neither be disclosed (i.e. shared, sold, or divulged) to third parties, nor shall it be exploited, evaluated and/or utilized otherwise.

Non-Personal Data

Upon accessing the author/owner's websites, additional information may be collected automatically (i.e. other than data requested during log-in/registration), not relating to a certain person, but to the internet browser used, for instance, the operating system, the domain name of the website you came from (referring website), the number of visits, the average duration of the visit, the accessed pages and the like. This information will be evaluated in order to determine the popularity of the author/owner's websites and to improve their contents accordingly.

Cookie Usage

When you access the author/owner's websites, information might be stored as a cookie on your computer’s hard drive, which will be automatically identified again during your next visit. This information will be evaluated for statistical purposes in order to optimize the websites as well as the service portfolio accordingly. However, unless you wish your computer to be recognized again, please change your web browsers setting to ask for permission to accept/save a cookie, to warn of cookies, to delete all cookies from your hard disk, or to decline cookies altogether. It cannot be ruled out though, that this might affect the functionality of the respective websites.

Google Analytics Terms of Use

located in the United States of America, and stored there. In case you opt to activate the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, your full IP address will be sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities for website operators, and to render other services associated with website activities and internet usage to website providers. Google may furthermore transfer this information to third parties if required by law, or if third parties have been commissioned by Google to process this information. However, Google shall by no means associate your IP address with any other of your personal data. You may refuse/prevent the installation of cookies by changing the setting of your browser software – please consider though that you may not be able to use all the functions of these websites in their entirety in that case. Furthermore, you may prevent Google's collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

For more detailed information on the terms and conditions of use as well as on data privacy please refer to http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://wiht.link/analytics-privacy.

Please note that present website uses Google Analytics with the extension "gat._anonymizeIp ();" in order to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses (the so-called IP masking). By clicking the following link, an opt-out cookie will be set to prevent any future collection of your data when you visit this website again: disable Google Analytics

Security

The author/owner of present website shall commit to protecting the security of your personal data – protective actions have been taken to ensure this. In order to prevent data loss, abuse, unauthorized access, illegal disclosure, alteration, or destruction, as well as to maintain data integrity, and to ensure the appropriate use of personal data/information, appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures have been implemented for safeguarding and securing your data/information.

Links to Third Party Websites

Links to third party websites have solely been provided for reasons of user-friendliness and convenience. The author/owner of present website shall therefore neither assume any liability or warranty nor make any promises or concessions with regards to the contents of the respective websites. Furthermore, the author/owner of present website shall not assume any responsibility/liability for the data protection strategies and/or the contents of these third party websites.

Contact Information

Please direct any requests for information, questions, complaints, or comments on/about the topic of data protection either by mail or by e-mail to the above-mentioned (e-mail) addresses.

April 2018