Details in accordance with Section 5 of the German Telemedia Act:
Karen Heumann (Sprecherin), Armin Jochum, Ulrich Pallas, Michael Trautmann.
The company’s headquarters are in Hamburg.
Gesine Haag, Wilfried Huth, Dr. Michael Leue (Chairman)
Telephone: + 49 (0)40 41 34 99 – 0
Telefax:+ 49 (0)40 41 34 99 – 27
Entry in the commercial register.
Registration court: Hamburg district court
Registration number: HRB 121088
Responsible for the content in accordance with Section 55 Paragraph 2 of the German Interstate
Vorsetzen 32, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
Liability for content
The content of our website has been put together with the greatest care. However, we are unable to give any guarantee that this content is correct, complete or up to date. Pursuant to Section 7, Paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Act, as a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on this website in accordance with general laws. However, in accordance with Sections 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act, in our capacity as a service provider we are not duty-bound to monitor external information that has been transmitted or stored, nor investigate circumstances that suggest unlawful activity. Obligations relating to removing or blocking the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected. However, it is only possible to assume liability in this regard from the point at which there is knowledge of a specific legal violation. As soon as we become aware of such a legal violation, we will immediately remove the offending content.
Liability for links
Our website contains links to external, third-party sites, over whose content we have no influence. Accordingly, we are unable to provide any guarantee in relation to this external content. The individual provider or operator of such linked sites is solely responsible for the content found therein. The websites are checked for potential legal violations at the time they are linked. No unlawful content was discernible at the time the link was created. However, it is unreasonable to monitor the content of linked websites permanently without specific evidence of a legal violation. As soon as we become aware of such a legal violation, we will immediately remove such links.
The content and works created by the website operator on this website are subject to German copyright laws. The reproduction, adaptation, distribution and any form of exploitation outside the bounds of copyright laws requires the written approval of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this website are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as content on this website has not been created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties will be respected. In particular, third-party content will be identified as such. Should you nonetheless become aware of a copyright violation, we would ask that you bring it to our attention. As soon as we become aware of such a legal violation, we will immediately remove the offending content.
It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal information. Insofar as personal information (such as name, address or email address) is gathered on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis if at all possible. This information will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.
We wish to point out that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication via email) may be subject to security loopholes. It is not possible to ensure that data is completely secured against access by third parties.
We hereby expressly object to the use by third parties of contact details published within the scope of our statutory legal notice obligations for the purpose of providing advertising and information material which has not been expressly requested. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the sending of unsolicited advertising information, for example by way of unsolicited spam emails.
Plug-ins are integrated on our website from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can identify the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the ‘Like’ button on our website. You will find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookies relating to how you use the website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. In the event that IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, however, your IP address will be shortened beforehand within the member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the European Economic Area Agreement.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate how you use the website, to compile reports on website activity and to offer the website operator further services related to the use of the website and Internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we wish to point out that this may result in you not being able to use the full scope of functions on this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being gathered and processed by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
Gathering and passing on information:
Using the Google +1 button, you are able to publish information globally. You and other users can also receive personalised content from Google and our partners via the Google +1 button. Google stores the information that you have provided for +1 content and also information about the page that you viewed by clicking +1. Your +1 clicks may be displayed in the form of tips together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in Google search results or on your Google profile, or they may be displayed in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which has to feature the name chosen for the profile as a minimum requirement. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you have used to share content using your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to other users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
How the gathered information is used:
Besides the intended use described above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the current Google data protection provisions. Google may publish compiled statistics relating to the +1 activities of users or may pass these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.
Twitter service functions are incorporated into our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the ‘retweet’ function, the pages that you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and made public to other users. In doing so, information is also transmitted to Twitter.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter by going to the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.