Liability for content
We took great care in preparing the content for our website. However, we cannot be held liable for any content that is not accurate, complete or up-to-date. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages under general law in accordance with § 7 paragraph 1 TMG [German Telemedia Act]. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG [German Telemedia Act], we as a service provider are not required to monitor any transmitted or saved third-party information, nor are we required to research circumstances that point to any unlawful activity. Obligations to remove or block information under general law are not affected by this provision. Any liability in this respect is only possible starting at the time at which the site operator became aware of a specific infringement. If we are notified of or become aware of any infringements, we will remove the corresponding content immediately.
Liability for links
Our website contains links to other external third-party websites. We cannot influence the content of these sites. For this reason, we cannot be held liable for this external content. The respective providers or operators of the linked sites and pages are responsible for this corresponding content. The linked pages were reviewed for potential infringements when the links were created. At this point in time, there was no illegal content to be found. It is unreasonable to expect that we could continuously monitor the content of these linked pages without specific indications of any infringements, however. If we are notified of any infringements, we will remove the corresponding links immediately.
The content and work created by the site operator and presented on these pages is subject to German copyright law. The duplication, processing, distribution and any type of utilization beyond the limits of copyright law requires express written permission from the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this website are only allowed for private use, not commercial purposes. Third-party copyright applies to any content on the site that was not created by the operator. Third-party content is generally identified as such. If you notice any copyright infringements, please notify us. If we are notified of any infringements, we will remove the corresponding content immediately.
General data protection
It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. Any personal data collected on our website (such as your name, address or e-mail addresses) is provided voluntarily (where possible). This data is not forwarded to third parties without your express consent. We want to point out that security gaps may occur when transferring data on the internet (e.g. while communicating via e-mail, for example). It is not possible to guarantee that all data is completely protected from third-party access. It is expressly prohibited for third parties to use the contact data published in the imprint to send unsolicited advertisements and informational materials. The page operators specifically reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising materials, such as spam mail, are sent.
Data protection in conjunction with the use of Facebook plugins (“Like” button)
Our pages feature plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You will recognize the Facebook plugins based on the Facebook logo or “Like” button on our website. An overview of Facebook plugins is available here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our website, the plugin will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This informs Facebook that you visited our website along with your IP address. If you click on the “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link content from our website to your Facebook profile. In this way, Facebook can link your website visit to your user account. As the website provider, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or how it is used by Facebook. More information is available in the Facebook data use policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you don’t want Facebook to save your website visit to your Facebook user account, log out from your Facebook user account before visiting our site.
Data protection in conjunction with using Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These text files are saved to your computer and make it possible to analyze how you use the website. The information about your website use generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and saved there. If IP anonymizing is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within the EU member states or other states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate how you use the website, compile reports on website activities, and perform other services related to website and internet use for the website operator. The browser IP address collected by Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved with a specific setting in your browser software. However, doing this would mean that you would not be able to completely use all of the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from registering the use-related data generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and processing this data further by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Data protection in conjunction with using Google+
Recording and forwarding information: You can publish information worldwide by using the Google +1 button. This will send personalized content from Google and our partners to you and other users. Google saves the information that you have provided for +1 as well as the information about the page you viewed when clicking +1. Your +1 can be shown along with your profile name and photo in Google services, including search results or your Google profile, or on other websites and online advertisements. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and other users. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that contains the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another one that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying details. Use of recorded information: The information you provide will be used in line with the applicable Google data protection provisions as well as for the purposes explained above. Google may publish a summary of user +1 activities or forward these to users and partners, including publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.
Data protection in conjunction with using XING (“Share” button)
If you use the XING “Share” buttons featured on our website, your browser will establish a connection to the XING AG servers. According to the information available to us at this time, your personal data will not be saved when you access the XING AG website. XING also does not save any IP addresses or evaluate user behavior. To see the latest data protection information in conjunction with the XING “Share” button featured on our website and other relevant details, go to https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
You can prevent cookies from being saved with a specific setting in your browser software. However, doing this would mean that you would not be able to completely use all of the functions of this website.