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Data Protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and comply with all applicable data protection laws and regulations. Our websites may however contain links to websites of contract partners and other contractors for whose contents we cannot accept any liability.The following declarations provide an overview of how we ensure protection of your data, and which data are gathered for which purposes.

Cookies

Cookies are used in various places on our websites. The purpose of these cookies is to make our services and offerings more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. None of our cookies contain any of your personal data. Cookies cause no harm to your computer and contain no viruses. Which software products create cookies when visiting our websites is detailed in the following section 'Statistics'. You are free to refuse the use of cookies at any time via your browser´s settings. However, please note that certain parts of our websites may not be displayed properly, or may not work at all, without the use of cookies.

Statistics

Google Analytics

This website also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies (see section 'Cookies') to allow analysis of your interaction with participating websites. The information about your use of our site (including your IP address) generated by the cookie on your computer is transmitted to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to analyze your use of our website in order to create reports about website activity for website operators, and to provide other services connected to website and internet use in general. Google will also share this information with third parties if required to do so by law or if these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be connected with other data collected separately by Google. You may refuse the installation of cookies at any time via your browser´s settings; however, please note that this may cause certain functions of this website to be unavailable to you. By using this website, you declare your agreement to the processing of data about your website usage by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above. Detailed information can be found under
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html.

You may opt out of future recording and processing of your IP address by Google Analytics at any time. Further information can be found here:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

We hereby inform you that Google Analytics has been extended to use the code "gat._anonymizeIP();" on this website in order to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses.