a) Social Plugins
On our website we use social plug-ins of the social networks Facebook and Twitter on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR to make our offer and our website better known. Our advertising purpose is a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. The responsibility for data protection in compliance with data protections laws is to be guaranteed by the respective providers (Facebook, Twitter).
b) Use of Facebook Plugins
Our website uses Facebook plugins. A plugin is a software component, which – during its runtime – can be detected and integrated by a software application to add specific features to the software application. The Facebook plugins are operated by the social network Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA (hereinafter “Facebook”). The Facebook plugins used on our website are identified by the Facebook logo (white “f” on blue tile), by the suffix “Like”, or the “thumbs up” symbol, or the suffix “Facebook Social Plugin”.
Whenever you visit our website or any of its subpages that contain such a Facebook plugin, your browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook servers. In this way, the content of the Facebook plugin is transmitted to your browser which integrates it into the displayed webpage and/or subpage of our website. Once the plug-in has been installed, Facebook is notified that you have visited our website or the respective subpage of our website. Please be aware that Facebook can match the visit to your Facebook account, if you are logged in to Facebook during your visit to our webpage and/or any subpage of our website. If you interact with Facebook plugins, by clicking the “Like” button or commenting, for example, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly to Facebook, where it will be stored and processed.
It cannot be ruled out that Facebook will find out and store your IP address even if you have no Facebook user account.
If you have a Facebook user account and do not want Facebook to collect personal and/or other data on you via our website and to link said information with the membership data about you stored by Facebook or to process and use said information, you need to log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. You can also block Facebook plugins on your browser by using certain add-ons, like the “Facebook blocker” add-on (see, for example, at http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).
c) Use of Twitter
Various features provided by the online service Twitter are installed on our website and its sub-pages. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, California 94107, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”). If you have a Twitter user account and use the “re-tweet” feature, the webpages and/or subpages of our website that you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In the context of this link and disclosure, personal and/or other data will also be transmitted to Twitter where they will be further processed and used.