Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. The collection of any personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address), is as far as possible on a voluntary basis. These data are not given to third parties.
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) contain security gaps. Complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible. The use of the imprint obligation published contact data by third parties for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby expressly excluded. The site operators reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.

 Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (Like-Button)

You may visit our website without providing personal details. Your personal details will only be collected if you freely disclose them during your visit to our website or internet profile.

Our website contains links to the external social network, Facebook. This external social network is exclusively operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA (Facebook). Links to Facebook are made clearly visible on our website through the use of the Facebook logo or through the add-on “like” button (Facebook plug-ins are not used).

Where these links are followed, Facebook plug-ins will be activated and your browser will establish a direct link with the Facebook servers.

If you follow the links on our website whilst you are signed into your Facebook user account, information concerning your visit to our website will be passed to Facebook. Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your user account.

This information will be transferred to and stored by Facebook. To prevent this, you must log out of your Facebook account before clicking on the link.

Functionalities attached to Facebook links, in particular the transfer of information and user data are not automatically activated by visiting our website, but are only activated upon clicking the relevant link.

Please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php) for more information on: the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by Facebook, your rights, how to modify settings and how to protect your privacy.

Privacy policy regarding the use of 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. 
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. 
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Privacy policy regarding the use of Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information:
The Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. +1 on the Google button, you will receive personalized content and other users of Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you have given for a content +1, as well as information on the page that you viewed when you click +1. Your can +1 as evidence along with your name and profile photo on Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on web sites and ads are displayed on the Internet.
Google records information about your activities +1 to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you will need a globally visible, public Google profile, at least for the chosen profile name must contain. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you used to share and makes using your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information you have.

Using the information collected:
Addition to the above uses the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may release summary statistics on the activities of the user or +1 transmits them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

Privacy policy regarding the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated in our site. These functions are being offered by Twitter, Inc. (1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). The use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function links the websites you visit with your Twitter account and makes this information available to other users. Data is transferred to Twitter in the process. We want to make you aware that we as a provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transferred data or of its use by Twitter. You can find more information about the data privacy declaration of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your data privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy policy regarding the use of Disqus

This website uses the Disqus commenting system to allow commenting on the Social Business Blog pages. Disqus sets cookies to uniquely identify your browser and lets Disqus help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to Disqus about how you use the Service, and allow Disqus to track your usage of the Service over time.

For full details about Disqus cookies and how they use data captured by them please see
http://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466235-enabling-cookies
and their privacy policy
http://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466259-privacy-policy

Privacy policy regarding the use of our newsletter

We need your email address in order to send you the newsletter. We will store and use your email address solely to send you the newsletter. In order to qualify to receive our newsletter you will be required to confirm your service request by clicking a confirmation link sent to the e-mail address provided. Of course you can unsubscribe the newsletter at any time. Every newsletter contains the information on how you can unsubscribe the newsletter with effect for the future.

 

Sources: wbs-law.de, rechtsanwalt-schwenke.de, eRecht24, westburn-publishers.com,