Our website employs components provided by facebook.com. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA).
Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Facebook component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited.
When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. Whenever you click on the “Like“ button, for example, or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not.
If you wish to prevent the transfer and storage of data by Facebook pertaining to you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of Facebook before visiting our website. Additional information regarding the data protection policies of Facebook, in particular details about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard, as well as the options available to protect your privacy can be found using the following link. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here .
Twitter Recommendation Components
Our website employs components provided by Twitter. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA).
You may change your data privacy settings in your account settings here .
LinkedIn Recommendation Components
Our website employs components provided by the network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a LinkedIn component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from LinkedIn. Through this process, LinkedIn is informed exactly which page of our website is being accessed. By clicking the LinkedIn “recommend button“ while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link content from our website to your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate your visit to our site with your LinkedIn account.
YouTube Components with Enhanced Data Protection Mode
On our website we use components (Implen Videos) of YouTube, LLC (901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA), a company belonging to Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). We have applied the “enhanced data protection mode” option provided by YouTube. When you display a page that has an embedded video, a connection will be made to the YouTube server and the content will appear on the website via communication to your browser.
According to the information provided by YouTube, in “enhanced data protection mode”, data is only transferred to the YouTube server if you watch the embedded videos on our website. If you are logged into YouTube while accessing our site videos, this information will be matched to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.
Further information about data protection by YouTube is provided by Google under the this link.
For the purposes of marketing and promotion, our website employs “Google-Adwords” and the analysis service “Conversion-Tracking” from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA) hereinafter referred to as “Google“. If you access our site via a Google ad, so-called “Conversion Cookies” are placed on your computer. If you visit certain pages on our website while a cookie is active, Google and Implen become aware that a user has clicked on ads placed on Google and has been redirected to our site (conversion). Google uses the information obtained from a Conversion Cookie to compile statistics for our website. These statistics provide the total number of users that have clicked on our ad and the pages that have been accessed by a user. Neither Implen nor other advertisers who use “Google-Adwords” receive any kind of information that can be used to personally identify users. “Conversion Cookies” cease to be active after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. You can prevent the installation of “Conversion Cookies” by applying the appropriate change to your browser settings. Amongst other settings automatic placement of cookies can be deactivated or cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com“ can be blocked.
Userlike (Webchat Plug In)
Our website employs components provided Userlike. Our Webchat Plugin is a service of Userlike UG (a limited liability company) (Probsteigasse 44-46, 50670 Cologne, Germany). In order to use our live chat at our websites you may have to register with your name and/or your email address. We use this data together with the information you transmit via the chat to advise you in the best possible way. When you start our live chat, we temporarily collect and process your IP address. By doing so we are able to identify where your access provider is located which we assume might be also the country where you access our live chat. The purpose of this information is to help Userlike to provide you with a live chat that serves your needs best. The temporally collection of your IP address serves solely this purpose and your IP address will not be stored. Furthermore, Userlike stores the chat record. This avoids the inconvenience of recalling the whole chat history of past chats when you ask for our assistance via live chat but shall also ensure a continuous quality control regarding our live chat.
If you do not want to have your chat record stored please contact us or Userlike and they will delete it immediately.