Privacy Policy


Google Analytics Addendum
This website uses Google  Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).   Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your  computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The  information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will  be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be  truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before  being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your  full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States  and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of  evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website  activity for website operators and providing other services relating to  website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP  address with any other data held by Google.  You may refuse the use of  cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however  please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full  functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to  the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the  purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting  information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this  information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it:
You can prevent data collection via Google Analytics by clicking here.  An "Opt-out Cookie" shall then be applied to your website which shall  prevent any future collection of your data when visiting this website.  
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.  Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by  "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses  (IP masking).


We use the  reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your  submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin  checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions  from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin  query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data  required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose  your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP  address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the  European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on  the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in  exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in  the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of  this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of  this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser  shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
 This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of  Google (Google Inc.). For more information about Google's privacy  policy, please visit:  By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data  about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.