Cookies are very small text files used by Internet pages, which your browser stores on your computer and which provide certain information from the place where the cookie is set (here by us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer.
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This particularly includes session cookies. Session cookies store a session ID, with which different requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This means that your computer can be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in your browser's security settings.
This information serves to optimize our offer and to offer you more comfort when browsing our pages. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR.
You can set your Internet browser to inform you when a web server wants to send you a cookie. You can then either accept or refuse the cookie. You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies, for example. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website if you disable cookies. You can find out more about this in the help system of your Internet browser.
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service from Google Inc. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. If you activate IP address anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union and other states that are a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze how you use the website in order to compile reports about the website activities and provide the website operator with further services linked to use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser through the use of Google Analytics will not be linked to other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by activating the relevant setting in your browser software. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
This website uses Google Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp()" extension. As a result, IP addresses are shortened for further processing in order to exclude the possibility of reference to direct persons.
We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics we acquire allow us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR).
DoubleClick by Google
Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We do not have any influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge: By integrating DoubleClick, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding part of our website or clicked on one of our ads. If you are registered with a Google service, Google may associate your visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may obtain and store your IP address.
You can prevent participation in this tracking procedure in various ways:
By setting your browser software accordingly, in particular the suppression of third party cookies means that you will not receive any ads from third party providers.
By disabling cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the "www.googleadservices.com" domain, https://www.google.de/settings/ads, which will be deleted when you delete your cookies.
By disabling the interest-based advertisements from providers that are part of the "About Ads" self-regulation campaign via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices, whereby this setting is deleted if you delete your cookies.
Through permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome via the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Please note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer in full.
The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR. For more information about DoubleClick by Google, please visit https://www.google.de/doubleclick and general information about data protection at Google: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Alternatively, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website via http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Collection, use and retention of NON-PII
We collect non-PII on our website using cookies, web beacons, and tags for the operation of the site (e.g. managing user sessions), including analyzing site usage, detecting and preventing malicious behavior on the site, and improving the content and organization of the site. We also engage other companies that will use similar methods to collect non-PII on our website for analyzing site usage. We also use non-PII we collect to advertise our business on other sites.
We will not rent, share, or sell to third parties the PII we collect, except for the reasons stated in this Privacy Statement.
We may share non-PII or PII with affiliates, subsidiaries, vendors, or other third parties to perform services on our behalf that are related to marketing and operating our services.
We may disclose your information to third parties when we reasonably believe we are obligated to do so by law, and in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual prohibited activities, including but not limited to fraud and situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person.
We may transfer information, including any PII, to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets, bankruptcy, or other corporate change.
Third party services
Third party services incorporated into our website, such as social media widgets or online advertising networks, may collect information about your visits to our site for purposes including interest-based advertising. This information could be combined with information collected from other sites. Such information may include, for example, pages visited, times and dates of visits, browser or operating system configuration, etc. Industry trade associations maintain web pages where you can opt out of interest-based advertising by all participating companies:
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices
Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.aboutads.info/choices
And, in Europe, http://www.youronlinechoices.com
Use of our services may also involve usage of third party technologies managed and/or owned by our vendors, partners, and affiliates. Some of the privacy policies (But not limited to) are available below:
Information about children
This site is not intended for, or designed to attract, children. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is an individual under the age of 13.
We will provide reasonable opportunity for individuals to access, update, or delete PII about them that we have in our possession. We will not use PII provided to us for purposes incompatible with the purpose for which it was provided without obtaining authorization from the subject of the information. For sensitive information, as required by the Safe Harbor Principles, we will obtain authorization prior to sharing the information or using it for a purpose other than that for which it was collected.
U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor framework and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor framework
For personal information we transfer from the European Union to the United States, we adhere to the principles of the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce (http://export.gov/safeharbor/). For questions or complaints related to the collection, retention, or use of data under either of the Safe Harbor Frameworks, you can contact us. We may refer unresolved privacy complaints under either of the Safe Harbors to the American Arbitration Association as an independent dispute resolution mechanism.
Changes to this policy
We may from time to time change our practices with regard to information collected and used for our services. Changes will be reflected in this Privacy Statement. However, if we were to make material changes, those changes would not, without authorization, be applied to information collected prior to the changes.
If you have questions or requests regarding our collection and use of information, you can contact us.