The privacy of our visitors is extremely important to us and we do not collect, store, or share any personally identifiable information on our servers except for the purposes mentioned below.
Data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), are collected:
- type and version of the browser you use
- operating system
- websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
- websites that you visit
- date and time of your visit
- your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings in your browser accordingly.
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services. All visitor IP addresses are anonymised before being submitted to Google Analytics and deleted automatically from Google Analytics servers after 14 months.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form that sends its data by email. In such event, information provided by the user is used only for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user, and is not stored in a database. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Use of Twitter 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, at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Use of YouTube components
Use of reCAPTCHA
In order to protect input forms on our site, we use the “reCAPTCHA” service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google.” By means of this service it can be distinguished whether the corresponding input is of human origin or is created improperly by automated machine processing.
To our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behaviour of the website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and length of stay, cookies, display instructions and scripts, user input behaviour and mouse movements in the “reCAPTCHA” checkbox are conveyed to “Google.”
Google uses the information obtained, among other things, to digitize books and other printed matter as well as to optimize services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house number and street name recognition).
The IP address provided as part of “reCAPTCHA” is not merged with other data from Google unless you are logged into your Google Account at the time the “reCAPTCHA” plug-in is used. If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data by “Google” about you and your behaviour on our website, you must log out of “Google” before you visit our site or before using the reCAPTCHA plug-in.
Use of Instagram components
On our website we use components of Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Instagram component, the component prompts your browser to download files from Instagram. Through this process, Instagram is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. We have no control over the data that Instagram collects in the process, or over the extent of the data that Instagram collects. To the best of our knowledge, Instagram collects the URL of each website accessed as well as the IP address of the user, but does so solely for the purpose of displaying Instagram components. Further information about data protection by Instagram is provided under the following link: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388
Use of SoundCloud components
On our website we use components of SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a SoundCloud component, the component prompts your browser to download files from SoundCloud. Through this process, SoundCloud is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. We have no control over the data that SoundCloud collects in the process, or over the extent of the data that SoundCloud collects. To the best of our knowledge, SoundCloud collects the URL of each website accessed as well as the IP address of the user, but does so solely for the purpose of displaying SoundCloud components. Further information about data protection by SoundCloud is provided under the following link: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy/