Our website uses the following social plugins ("plugins") of various social networks. In situations involving interactions with the social plugins, the social networks are the only entities that may process personal data; in such cases, the personal data is processed as follows. In such scenarios, we do not gain any knowledge about potential personal data (e.g. IP addresses):
7.1. Usage of YouTube
We have also integrated YouTube videos into our website. These videos are stored on www.youtube.com, and can be played directly from our website. They are integrated in a manner that ensures that no personal data pertaining to you is transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos.
If you do play the videos, YouTube cookies are stored on your computer, and data is transferred to Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (which is the operator of YouTube). If videos stored on YouTube are played, the following personal data is transferred to Google, Inc.: IP address and cookie ID, the specific address of the page visited on our websites, the language setting of the browser, system date, time of visit and your browser’s identifier. The data is transferred regardless of whether or not you are registered with and logged on to Google. If you are logged on, this data is directly correlated with your account.
If you do not want the data to be correlated with your profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube or Google, Inc. saves this data as usage profiles, and uses these usage profiles for purposes related to advertising, market research and/or the need-based designing of its websites. In particular, such an analysis is carried out (even for users who are not logged on) in order to generate need-based advertisements and inform other users about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of such user profiles; you will have to contact Google Inc. (the operator of YouTube) in order to exercise this right. Further information regarding the purpose and extent of data collection and its processing by Google, Inc. can be found a http://www.google.at/intl/de/policies/privacy/. We do not process the personal data that is collected when the YouTube video is accessed.
7.2. Usage of Twitter-Plugins
Our website uses plugins of the Twitter micro-blogging service, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). The plugins are tagged with a Twitter logo such as a blue "Twitter bird". An overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance can be found at https://dev.twitter.com/web/tweet-button
When you visit a part of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with Twitter’s servers. The contents of the plugin are transmitted directly to your browser by Twitter, and integrated into the site. As a result of thi integration, Twitter realises that your browser has visited the respective page of our website; it receives this information even if you do not have a Twitter profile, or even if you are not currently logged on to Twitter. Your browser directly transfers this information (including your IP address) to a Twitter server in the USA, where it is stored. If you are logged on to Twitter, Twitter can directly match the visit to our website to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins (e.g. by pressing the "Twitter" button), the respective information will be transferred directly to a Twitter server, where it will then be stored. You can share our website’s contents on Twitter by interacting with the button. The information will then be posted on your Twitter account and displayed in your contacts.
Information regarding the purpose and extent of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Twitter, the rights that you have in this regard and the adjustment options that you can use to protect your privacy can be found in Twitter’s data privacy statements: https://twitter.com/de/privacy.
If you do not want Twitter to directly correlate the collected data that pertains to our website with your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before you visit our website. You can also use browser add-ons like the "NoScript" script-blocker (http://noscript.net/) to prevent the Twitter plugins from being loaded.
Our website uses plugins of the pinterest.com social network, which is a service provided by Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. These plugins are tagged with a Pinterest logo, such as a white "P" that also looks like the "@" symbol. An overview of the Pinterest plugins can be found at: https://developers.pinterest.com/docs/widgets/save/?.
Due to the integration of the plugin into our site, the following personal data is transmitted to Pinterest: IP address and session ID, operating system used, statistical information and your browser’s identifier. The data is transferred regardless of whether or not you have a Pinterest user account, and whether or not you are logged on through such an account.
If you are logged on, this data is directly correlated with your account. If you do not want the data to be correlated with your profile, you must log out before activating the button. Cookies that are used to collect and control usage-based online advertisements can be deactivated at http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Further information regarding the purpose and extent of data collection and the processing of personal data by Pinterest can be found a http://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy. We do not process your personal data.