In general terms
If an opportunity exists within this internet provision to enter personal or professional (business) data, the user is disclosing the data on an explicitly voluntary basis. As far as technically possible and reasonable, use of and payment for (as necessary) all services offered is also permissible without stating data of this kind or by entering anonymised data or a pseudonym.
Except where personal data are required, e.g. when placing an order or similar transactions, as a matter of principle no information is disclosed to third parties.
Records of user behaviour
1. Server-side recording.
From the server side, when you visit this internet site, your IP address and the recent pages and data access involved are registered on the server.
No personal information about you is saved in cookies. Cookies are used in order to save user setting options, such as font size or other settings, so that these settings can be retrieved on subsequent visits to our website.
3. Use of Google Analytics
We are using Google Analytics: … Google_Analytics (related articles on Wikipedia about Google Analytics) in order to analyse and evaluate user behaviour of visitors to our web site. Please note: we have set Google Analytics in such a way that your IP address is unrecognisable and you are not re-identifiable as a person. The information gained by analysis is very important for us, because we can continuously improve our web site and develop it with this help. In addition, potential funding bodies expect detailed information on web site visitor figures, which based on server-side information alone can only be very imprecisely ascertained (cp. section 1.). If you do not wish your behaviour as user to be recorded, you can do so by turning off the corresponding optional setting given in the footer at the bottom of this page (*). Likewise, this information will be saved in a cookie.
For your information: Your visit is currently using anonymised recording: Yes.
4. Data privacy statement by Google as per § 8.1. of Google Analytics Terms of Service.
“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, as they are known, text files stored on your computer which enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and saved there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities for the website operators and to provide further services related to website activity and internet usage. From time to time Google will also transmit this information to third parties, if this is required by law or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. In no circumstances will Google link your IP address to other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by altering settings in your browser software; we would point out however, that in this case you possibly may not be able to use all the functions of this website fully. By using this website you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purposes previously mentioned.”
Source: … tos.html. At any time, with effect for the future, you can object to the collection and use of your IP address by Google Analytics.
For further information on this, cp. … gaoptout?hl=de.
We would point out that, on this web site, Google Analytics is supplemented by the code “GAT._anonymizeip();“ to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses.