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Access to web pages and files on our website.Every time a user accesses our website and every time a file is retrieved, data concerning this event are automatically stored on our web server in a log file and processed. Specifically, the following data are stored about each access/retrieval:
The aforementioned data including IP address are stored for the duration of the communication process to enable the use of our website. In addition the IP address will be stored for a short period of time to help ensure IT security, especially to protect and defend our IT systems against abuse and attacks.
For statistical purposes and to improve our website, the collected data are furthermore evaluated by means of Google Analytics.
Cookies.In our website, we use so-called cookies. A cookie is a small file containing numbers and letters, which our web server transfers to your computer's hard disk and stores them in the file allocated to cookies.
We use temporary cookies to facilitate your navigating our website (session cookies); these cookies expire when the session is ended; at the latest, they are deleted when your close your web browser.
You can prevent cookies being stored via the settings in your web browser software. Web browsers generally provide various functions, via which you can receive further information, which you can access under "Help" in your web browser software. In general, you can set it so that all cookies are automatically blocked or that only cookies from certain websites are permissible or that you are warned before a cookie is stored. However, we would like to point out that blocking cookies on our website could, under certain circumstances, lead to a functional limitation of using our website and also the websites of other service providers.
The Internet Explorer 7.0, for example, enables blocking cookies as follows:
- Click onto the button "Extras" in the Internet Explorer and then click onto "Internet Options."
- Click onto the tab "Privacy" and move the slider to the privacy level you wish to use. When you select the level "Block all cookies," all cookies on all websites will be blocked; cookies that are already stored on your computer cannot be read by websites. You can also specify user-defined privacy settings.
For further information on blocking and deleting cookies, please refer to the Help function of your browser.
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. However in the case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, the IP address is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the U.S.A. and shortened there.
You can additionally prevent the detection and transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available at following link: http://tools.google.com/ dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Google AdSense.We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
We apply Google AdSense on the basis of a contract with Google Ireland Limited (in the following: "Google") on our website and thus enable interest-related advertising. We do not select the advertisements displayed by advertisers on our website, but Google. Google collects information about you when you visit a website for which Google AdSense has been installed, stores it in a DoubleClick cookie on a data carrier in your computer, calls up the data and stores them. It cannot be excluded that it is stored in the USA or other states outside the scope of the European Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 24, 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (Official Journal No. L 281, pg. 31).
In the wake of ads being displayed on our website, third parties can also position and read out cookies on your computer and use web beacons to collect information about you.
You can prevent Google from creating a user profile.
Advertiser can furthermore display ads based on previous interactions of a user (e.g., calling up the advertiser's website). In Google's Ads Preference Manager, you can display and edit your interest categories to expand interest-related advertising.