Data privacy statement
The purpose of this statement is to inform you which personal data are collected when you visit this website.
1. Server log files
Our Web server is configured so that it does not save log files and thus does not save IP addresses.
2. Google Analytics
Google will use this information as a commissioned data processor pursuant to section 11 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) in order to assess your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide other related services to the operator of the website. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting the corresponding settings in your browser software. You can prevent Google from collecting data (including your IP address) related to your use of the website produced as a result the cookie as well as Google’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided by Google. Alternatively, you can set an opt-out cookie so that your information will not be collected in the future when you visit this website.
This website uses social plug-ins from the company AddThis, LLC, 8000 Westpark Dr., Suite 625, McLean, VA 22102, USA (“AddThis”). Pages on our website that contain such plug-ins automatically create a direct connection to AddThis servers in the United States. As a result, AddThis can see that your browser has accessed the corresponding page on our website as well as the IP address that has been assigned to your browser. If the settings in your browser allow it, AddThis stores a small text file (“cookie”) on your end device in order to be able to recognize your browser during subsequent visits. AddThis uses the data it collects to prepare anonymous user profiles, which form the basis for interest-based advertisements. Further information about the collection, storage, and use of this data by AddThis can be found in English at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy. You can opt out of the collection, storage, and use of this data by AddThis by installing the opt-out cookie provided by AddThis at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.
If you use an AddThis plug-in to send an e-mail or to use social media services, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, or Xing, the applicable social-media-service data privacy statement and the AddThis data privacy statement apply. However, data will only be transmitted after you have actively clicked on a plug-in.
4. Google Maps
5. User account
Registration is required for certain functions on this website, such as commenting on stories. The data that is collected, processed, and used (e-mail address, user name, password) will only be used to provide the account and maintain the user relationship.
By registering for our newsletter, you agree that we may provide you with information on selected topics by e-mail. Your e-mail address will only be used for this purpose. You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. An unsubscribe link is included in every newsletter.
Last updated: March 3, 2016