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The use of pictures on this website is non commercial. If any of the persons on the pictures would nevertheless prefer, that it would not be shown on the website, the webmaster would kindly ask to be informed. The picture will then be deleted ASAP.
Copyrights and other special protected rights
The content of these web pages is protected by copyright. Graphics, text, logos, pictures, etc. may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, modified, published, passed on, transmitted or used in any other form without the written consent of the webmaster.
The webmaster accepts no liability for damages – in particular in respect of any direct or indirect consequential damage, data loss, loss of profit, system or production failures – arising out of the use of these web pages or the downloading of data. The legal relationship established between yourself and the webmaster through the use of the web pages is subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the event of any legal disputes arising out of the use of these web pages, the place of jurisdiction shall be the registered place of residence of the webmaster in 49401 Damme (Germany).
The webmaster aims to promote users’ faith in the Internet. For this reason, it clearly sets out how it deals with personal data. Below you will learn what information is collected and what is done with it.
Explanatory notes on data protection
You are normally able to call up all of the web pages without revealing any of your own personal data. If, in individual cases, your name, your address or any other personal data are required, you will be notified accordingly in advance. The data associated with your own personal use will be used to make the service provided to you by the webmaster as convenient as possible, and to improve it. If you opt to pass on personal information to the webmaster via the Internet, for example to allow correspondence to take place, then these details will be carefully handled in accordance with the strict rules of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG).
When web pages are called up, the webmaster obtains usage data, which is saved for backup purposes and which may possibly allow for identification (for example IP address, date, time and pages viewed). This data is analysed by the webmaster to allow it to learn about user behaviour and for the production of statistics. In the process, the high security standards of the German Telecommunications Data Protection Act (Teledienstedatenschutzgesetz – TDDSG) and the Data Protection Ordinance for Telecommunications Companies (Datenschutzverordnung für Telekommunikationsunternehmen – TDSV) are observed in all of the measures undertaken. No data is evaluated on a purely person-specific basis. We reserve the right to undertake statistical analysis of datasets on an anonymised basis.
You will find further details on the subject of data protection in Germany at: www.bfd.bund.de
During an online session, textual information is collected in cookies and stored in a special file in ASCII format (cookie.txt) on the user’s hard drive. The user’s web browser determines
where the cookies are stored on the user’s system. Cookies are details which are returned to the server at the time of the next visit online. In all cases, they can only be read by the
server which set them up in the first place.
Links to other websites
These web pages may contain links to other websites. The webmaster has no influence on either the editorial content of external web pages or whether the operators of these comply with data protection provisions.
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 analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, Google will first truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it will then be truncated. Google will use this information for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on the website activities for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that, if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from capturing the data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link:
You will find further details at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en and at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html
(general information on Google Analytics and data protection). We would point out that, on this website, Google Analytics has had the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” added to it to ensure that IP addresses are captured on an anonymised basis (“IP masking”).