privacy policy

Forwarding to Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, an Internet evaluation service of Google, Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses so called “cookies” which are text files saved on the computer of the user in order to analyse the usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Should IP anonymisation be activated on this site, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union and other countries which are signatories to the EEC agreement. Only in exceptional cases, will the full IP address be sent to and abbreviated on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information on behalf of the site operator to analyse your use of the site, compile reports on site activity, and provide other services relating to site and Internet usage. The IP address collected by Google Analytics will not be linked with any other data held by Google. You may disable cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser. Please note, however, that this may prevent you from making full use of the functions on this website. Data collection and storage can be cancelled at any time with effect on a future date using tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

In view of the discussion about the use of analytical tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the advanced “_anonymizeIp()” option and thus IP addresses are only further processed in an abbreviated manner so as to exclude direct reference to people.