Imprint and data protection

Data protection

Integration of social plugins

This internet presence contains AddThis. AddThis is a freely accessible service on the internet that makes it easier to the user of an internet page to bookmark the current page and to share it with other users in social networks (social network are services such as Facebook or Twitter, in which users share, comment on and rate content from the internet). 

AddThis provides the user with an interface to almost all customary bookmarking services and social networks. When using AddThis, cookies as described above are used. If you use AddThis elements, your internet browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of AddThis and, where applicable, with the selected social network or bookmarking service. The data generated by these means (such as time of use or browser language) are transmitted to AddThis LLC in the USA and processed there. If you send the contents of this website to social networks, bookmarking services, etc., a connection may be created in the relevant social network between your visit to the website and your user profile. Further information on data protection and data processing by AddThis LLC can be found at 

In particular, this website contains information on the type of processed data and their purpose. Please refer to the data protection guidelines of each respective provider for further information on data protection and data processing by social networks, bookmarking services, etc., as well as your setting possibilities. We do not process the affected data or forward them to a third party. By using the AddThis field you declare your acceptance of the data processing by AddThis LLC, to the extent outlined in the website WWW.ADDTHIS.COM. You can object to the use of your data to a specific extent in future by availing of the “Opt out Cookies” option. Further information is available from the aforementioned website. If you do not want AddThis to collect data about you from our website, you may not use these AddThis elements. 

Use of the Facebook social plugin

The plugin of the social network are used on these internet pages. This plugin is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, (“Facebook”). By accessing an internet site with this plugin, a connection is created with the Facebook servers and the plugin is displayed on the internet page by means of a message to your browser. This informs the Facebook server which internet sites you are currently visiting. If you are logged in as a Facebook member at this time, Facebook allocates this information to your personal Facebook user account. When using plugin functions (e.g. by clicking the “like” button), this information shall also be allocated to your Facebook account, which you can prevent only by logging out prior to using the plugin. Further information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, on your rights in this regard and the possibility of protecting your privacy, can be found in the data protection notice of Facebook. 

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of 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, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:

Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at

Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).