Security

We use appropriate technological and organisational measures to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continually updated in line with technological developments.

We store and encrypt all client data in accordance with the AES-256 Standard.

The NSA (the US National Security Agency) uses AES-256 for the encryption of “top secret” information. In addition it is widely used as an encryption algorithm in the banking world.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, text files, which are stored in your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the site to be made. As a normal rule, the information about your use of the site which is recorded by the cookie is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If the IP anonymisation process of this site is activated, within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory countries of the Agreement on the European Economic Area your IP Google address is shortened before sending.

It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Following instructions from the owner of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the site in order to compile reports of the activity on the site and to provide additional services in connection with site use and Internet activities. The IP address provided to Google Analytics by your browser is not aggregated with other Google data.

You can prevent acceptance of the cookies by using the appropriate setting on your browser software. However, we must point out that if you do so you will not be able to use all the features of this site. In addition, you can also prevent the capture of data produced by the cookie concerning your use of the site (including your IP address) and its transmission and processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de (Link). Because of potential dangers arising from the use of analytical tools using the full IP address we would like to stress that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” and that as a result only shortened IP addresses are processed; this is to enable the exclusion of any possibility of a direct link to an individual.

Social Media

You may inform your Facebook friends and contacts that you like our site by clicking on the Facebook “Like” button we have built into our site.

Our website uses plugins of the social media website facebook.com operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The plugins are identified by one of the Facebook logos: a blue tile, a “thumbs up” symbol, or the tag “Facebook Social Plugin”.

Whenever you visit a page of our website containing a plugin, your browser creates a direct link to the Facebook servers which transfer the content of the plugin directly to your browser and is embedded by it into our website. As a result we have no direct influence on the amount of data obtained, stored, and processed by Facebook via these plugins.

By embedding the plugin, Facebook obtains the information that you have accessed that particular page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook through your own user account while visiting our site, Facebook can link the site to your account. If you wish to prevent the transfer of such information you must log out of Facebook before accessing our site.

If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the “Like” button or typing a comment, your browser sends this information directly to Facebook where it is stored. If you do not have a Facebook account, there is still the possibility that Facebook will note and retain your IP address.

Information on the purpose and extent of data capture and details of its further analysis and use by Facebook and on your rights and the privacy protection options of your Facebook account are available in the data protection statements of Facebook: Link (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php bzw. http://www.facebook.com/policy.php)

Twitter

You can recommend material from our website to your followers on Twitter by clicking on the Tweet button we have integrated into the site.

To do this our website uses plugins provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. If you have a registered account with Twitter and view items on our website which have a plugin and then click on the Tweet button, Twitter produces a tweet from your account which is forwarded to your followers and contains the page heading with a shortened web address which is automatically produced.

However, the amount of data sent to Twitter is invisible and cannot be evaluated by us as owners of this website. You may find details in Twitter’s Data Protection Statement: Link (http://twitter.com/privacy). Because of the lack of transparency in the privacy protection policy you are advised to be very cautious in your use of the privacy settings found in the adjustable account preferences at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Data is a precious commodity which cannot be taken too seriously. For this reason please take the greatest care of your data. This website has no interest in storing your data beyond what is strictly necessary from a technical point of view. At any time you may obtain information concerning the data retained by us as indicated in the previous sentence. Just send us an email. If you have any questions, whether in connection with this privacy statement or on any other matter, simply contact us.

Validity of the Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement is currently valid and is dated May 1st, 2013.

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