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Note according to the Online Dispute Resolution Ordinance
Under current law, we are obliged to notify consumers of the existence of the European Online Dispute Resolution Platform, which can be used for the settlement of disputes without the need for a court. The European Commission is responsible for setting up the platform. The European Online Dispute Settlement Platform can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/odr. Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
However, we would like to point out that we are not willing to participate in the dispute settlement process within the framework of the European Online Dispute Settlement Platform. Please use the above email and telephone number in case of contact.
Disclaimer – legal notices
§ 1 Warnings regarding content
The free and accessible content of this website has been created with the utmost care. However, the provider of this website does not guarantee the correctness and up-to-dateness of the free and freely available journalistic guides and messages. Contributions identified by name represent the opinion of the respective author and not always the opinion of the provider. By calling up the free and freely accessible content, no contractual relationship between the user and the provider occurs, in so far as there is no right to the provider’s legal commitment.
§ 2 External links
This website contains links to websites of third parties (‘external links’). These websites are the responsibility of the respective operators. When the external links were linked for the first time, the provider checked the contents of third parties for any legal violations. At that time no legal violations were apparent. The provider has no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. The setting of external links does not mean that the provider owns the content behind the link or the link itself. A constant control of the external links is unreasonable for the offerer without concrete indications of legal violations. In the case of knowledge of legal violations, however, such external links are immediately deleted.
§ 3 Copyright and performance rights
The contents published on this website are subject to German copyright law and the right of protection. Any use not permitted by the German Copyright and Performance Protection Law requires the prior written consent of the provider or respective copyright owner. This applies in particular to the reproduction, processing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Content and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorised duplication or dissemination of individual content or complete pages is not permitted, and punishable by law. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted.
Permission is required for the display of this website in third-party frames.
§ 4 Special conditions of use
Insofar as special conditions for individual use of this website deviate from the abovementioned paragraphs, this is expressly pointed out at the appropriate place. In this case, the special conditions of use apply in the particular case.
We expressly point out that data transmission on the internet (for example via email) has security gaps in it, and access by third parties cannot be completely protected against.
The use of the contact data of our imprint for commercial advertising is expressly not desired, unless we had previously given our written consent or a business relationship already exists. The provider and all persons mentioned on this website hereby object to any commercial use or disclosure of their data.
You can visit our website without providing personal data. If personal data (such as name, home address or email address) are collected on our pages, this is done as far as possible on a voluntary basis. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. If a contractual relationship between you and ourselves is justified, amended or modified, or if you ask us to make a request, we collect and use your personal data as far as is necessary for this purpose (stock data). We collect, process and use personal data to the extent that this is necessary to enable you to use the website (usage data). All personal data will only be stored as long as necessary for the purpose at hand (processing your request or handling a contract). This takes account of tax and commercial storage periods.
On the order of the competent authorities, we may provide information on these data (stock data) in individual cases, as far as this is necessary for the purposes of law enforcement, security, the legal tasks of the constitutional protection authorities or the military shielding service or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
We collect personal data in the context of the publication of a piece of content or a commentary on an article or contribution only to the extent as they are communicated by you. When you publish a comment, the email address that you provide is saved but not published. Your name will be published if you have not written under a pseudonym.
By voluntarily entering your email address into our newsletter and confirming it by double opt-in procedures, you declare your consent to receive our email newsletter. You may object to this use of your email address at any time without incurring any charges other than the transmission costs of the base rates. You can always unsubscribe from the newsletter. Each email contains a unsubscribe‘link. An email address is sufficient to receive the newsletter. Additional voluntary information is provided only for the personalisation of the newsletter.
This website uses plug-ins from the Facebook.com company, which are provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website, on which the Facebook plugin (‘Like’ button) is installed, are hereby informed that the plugin connects to Facebook, whereby a transmission to your browser is carried out, so the plugin appears on the web page.
Furthermore, the usage data is passed on to the Facebook servers, which contain information about your website visits on our homepage. For logged in Facebook users, this means that the usage data is assigned to your personal Facebook account.
If you are actively using the Facebook plug-in as a logged-in Facebook user (for example, by clicking the ‘Like’ button or using the comment feature), this data will be transferred to your Facebook account and published. This can only be done by logging out of your Facebook account.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have enabled IP anonymisation. On this website, your IP address will therefore be abridged by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other States Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage related to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilise all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google’s processing of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
This website uses Google Adsense, a web-based advertising service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Adsense uses so-called ‘cookies’ (text files) that are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. Google Adsense also uses so-called ‘Web Beacons’ (small invisible graphics) to gather information. By using the Web Beacons, simple actions such as visitor traffic can be recorded and collected on the website. The information about your use of this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and/or Web Beacon is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website with respect to the ads, to compile reports on website activity and ads for website operators, and to provide further services related to web usage and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, provided this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will under no circumstances associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk and the display of Web Beacons by selecting ‘Do not accept cookies’ in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings; Tools> Settings> Privacy> Cookies); however, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilise all the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected by you in the manner described above and for the purposes set out above.
Google AdWords Conversion Tracking Google Adware privacy statement
This website uses the ‘Google AdWords Conversion Tracking’ feature of Google Inc., (‘Google’). Google AdWords Conversion Tracking uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website by you, if you have clicked a Google ad. The cookies are valid for a maximum of 90 days. Personal data will not be saved. As long as the cookie is valid, Google and we as a website operator can recognise that you have clicked on an ad and have reached a certain landing page (for example order confirmation page, newsletter registration). These cookies cannot be tracked across multiple sites by different AdWords subscribers. The cookie is used to create conversion statistics in Google AdWords. These statistics collect the number of users who clicked on one of our ads. It also counts how many users have reached a landing page that has been tagged with a ‘conversion tag’. However, the statistics do not contain any data that can be used to identify you.
On our website, we also integrated the web message service twitter.com. This is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (‘Twitter’). Twitter offers the so-called ‘Tweet’ function. This allows you to publish 140-character messages with web pages in your own Twitter account. If you use the ‘Tweet’ feature of Twitter on our websites, the respective website will be linked to your account on Twitter and publicised there if necessary. Data is also transmitted to Twitter.
Follow the link below to set your privacy settings: http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Data protection for the XING recommendation function
You have the right at any time to inquire about the data collected about you free of charge and without delay. You have the right at all times to revoke your consent to the use of your specified personal data with future effect. For further information, please contact the provider under the contact data in the imprint.