Should Google Adsense, a web advertisement service of Google Inc., USA (“Google”), display advertisements on this website (text, banners, etc.), your browser will possibly save a cookie sent by Google Inc. or third parties. The information saved in the cookie can be recorded, collected and assessed by Google Inc. or even third parties. Furthermore, Google Adsense also uses so-called “Web Bacons” (small invisible graphics) to collect information, through the use of which simple actions such as the visitor traffic on the website can be recorded, collected and assessed. The information produced by the cookie and/or Web Bacon about your use of this website is transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google uses the information obtained to carry out an assessment of your usage behaviour in relation to the Adsense advertisements. If necessary Google shall also transfer this information to third parties provided that this is permitted by law or provided that third parties use this data on behalf of Google. Your IP address will not be associated with any other data saved by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive and prevent Web Bacons from being displayed. In order to do this you need to select “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings (in Internet Explorer under “Extras/Internet options/Data protection/Settings” in Firefox under “Extras/Settings/Data protection/Cookies”).
Should this website use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. “Google”), your browser shall possibly save a cookie sent by Google Inc. or third parties which enables an analysis of your use of this website. The information collected (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google uses this information to assess your use of this website in order to create reports about the website activities for the website operators and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the internet. If necessary Google shall also transfer this information to third parties provided that this is permitted by law or provided that third parties use this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other data saved by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive and prevent Web Bacons from being displayed. In order to do this you need to select “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings (in Internet Explorer under “Extras/Internet options/Data protection/Settings” in Firefox under “Extras/Settings/Data protection/Cookies”). It should be pointed out that should you choose to do this you may possibly not be able to use all of the functions on this website to their full extent. By using this website you agree to Google processing data collected about you in the manner and for the purpose described above.
Our website uses plugins provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of Our website that contains a social plugin, Your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to Your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about Your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus We have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:
The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of Our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Your visit can be assigned to Your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from Your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits Your IP-address to Facebook.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning Your visit to Our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering Our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.
Our website uses the “Twitter Tweet Button” provided by MediaSift Ltd, Building L033, London Road, University of Reading, Reading, RG1 5AQ, United Kingdom. The button can be recognized by its twitter logo (a white "t" on a blue background or a white "little bird", both perhaps connected with the addition of "Tweet"). With the “Twitter Tweet Button”, Twitter users can share Our website via Twitter. The button also shows the number of tweets for each comment made.
When you visit a page on Our website that includes such a plugin, Your browser connects directly with the servers at MediaSift. The content of the “Twitter Tweet Button” is transferred from MediaSift directly to Your browser, which incorporates it into the website. For this reason, we have no influence on the amount of data gathered by MediaSift with the aid of this plugin and provide this information to the best of our knowledge, which is that only the IP address of your connection and the URL of our page are transmitted when the button is acquired, but are not used for purposes other than display of the button.