Some of our websites include social plugins, which are deactivated by default for reasons of data protection. If a user accesses our website, no data is transmitted to the social media services (e.g. Facebook). A profile creation by third parties is thereby excluded.
Users have the possibility to activate the social plugins with one click and thus give their consent to communicate with the respective social network. If a social plugin is activated, certain data is transmitted to the respective social network, e.g. the user’s IP address, information about the browser and operating system used, the website called up, and the date and time. In the course of this communication, data is also loaded from a server of the social media provider to our website.
The respective provider of the social plugin receives information about which websites the user visits. This may happen regardless of whether the user is currently logged in to the social plugin provider (e.g. Facebook) or not. The provider may also process this data outside the European Union and may be able to create individualised user profiles. We have no influence on the type, scope and purpose of data processing by the providers of the respective social media services.
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).
The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins. If you call up a website of our Internet presence that contains such a plugin, your browser only establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers when the user activates the “Facebook” button by clicking on it. The content of the plugin is then transmitted by Facebook to your browser, which integrates it into the website. By activating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to find out and save your IP address. For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the Facebook data protection information: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and link it with your membership data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the “Facebook Blocker”.
Google Maps: We use a plugin of the internet service Google Maps on our website. The operator of Google Maps is Google Inc, located in the USA, CA 94043, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View.