You are not required to provide any personal information (such as, for ex. name, address or email addresses, etc.) in order to use our websites. Any such information we may request from you is submitted on a purely voluntary basis. Any personal information we request is used only for the reasons specified or for readily apparent purposes (such as, for ex. subscribing to a Blogpost, responding to a question, etc.) and will not be provided to third parties without your consent.
Our website uses Google Analytics, an analysis service from Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies“, files that are stored on your computer and which are employed to provide an analysis of your use of our sites. The information collected by the cookie regarding your use of the site is generally transferred to Google servers in the US and stored there. In the event IP anonymization is activated for this website, Google will crop your IP address if it originates from within a member state of the European Union or any parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Union. Only in exceptional cases will a complete IP address be forwarded to Google servers in the US and then cropped. IP anonymization has been activated on our websites.
Google makes use of the information it collects on behalf of the site provider in order to furnish analysis of your use of our site, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to the use of our site and internet use in general. According to Google, Google Analytics will not merge the IP address provided by your browser with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your browser by setting your browser software so that it will not accept cookies; please note, however, that by doing so, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions available at our website. In addition, you can prevent cookies from gathering data for Google about your use of our sites (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
As an alternative to using a browser add-on or when using a browser on a mobile device, you can click on this link instead in order to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on your use of our websites (This opt-out will only work in this particular browser and only for this particular domain). An opt-out cookie is then saved to your device. If you delete this cookie from the browser, you will need to click on the link again in order to continue preventing Google Analytics from operating on our websites.