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Privacy Policy for use of the Facebook plugin (like button): uses social plugins of social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). These plugins are specified by a Facebook logo or the additional information "Facebook Social Plugin". When visiting a website of which includes such plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which integrates the latter into the site, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. For this purpose, the Internet address of the visited site (your IP address included) is transferred to a US-based Facebook server where the data are stored. In general, it is impossible for Facebook to identify you, above all because of the dynamic address which is usually assigned to you by your access provider when surfing the web. According to information published by Facebook, the relevant data are neither further processed nor disclosed to third parties. After a period of three months, these data are anonymized in order to prevent linking the information to your identity. This doesn't apply, if you are logged in to Facebook when visiting our site, because Facebook is able to assign this access to your Facebook account then. In case you interact with the plugins, for example, activate the like-button, or make a comment, your browser transfers the relating information directly to Facebook where they are stored. For the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use by Facebook as well as your applicable rights and privacy setting possibilities please visit Facebook's Privacy Policy. If, as Facebook member, you don't want Facebook to collect data about your visiting our website, you must log out of Facebook before accessing our website.

Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter:

Twitter Social Button: provided by Twitter Inc., a company adhering to the Safe Harbor Privacy Policy Framework initiative that guarantees European safety standards in the processing of data. The Tweet button allows visitors to our website to share content from our website to their Twitter followers with a single click of the Twitter button without leaving our webpage. Consequently, users link their Twitter profile to the Website and allow others to access this information. Go to to learn more about Twitter Button policy on Personal Data collection and processing.

Privacy Policy for the use of Google+: uses the "+1" button of the Google Plus social network, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. When you load a page from our website containing such a button, your browser connects directly to Google servers. The content of the "+1" button is sent by Google straight to your browser and integrated by Google into the website. This means we have no control over the amount of data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data are collected unless the button is clicked. Such data, including the IP address, are only collected and processed when the user is a registered member. The purpose and scope of data collection and of further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as the user's rights and setting options to protect the user's private sphere can be found in the Google+ privacy policy: If you are a Google+ member and do not want Google to collect data about you via our website and to link that data to your member data stored by Google, you need to log out of Google+ before visiting our website.

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