XVI. Use of social media components

1. Use of Facebook components

Our website uses functions of the social network Facebook provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by means of the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. You will find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you access our site with Facebook plugins, a connection is established between your browser and the Facebook servers. Data is transmitted to Facebook during this process. Facebook receives information, which includes the fact that you have visited our site with your IP address, via this connection. Facebook can therefore assign your visit to our site to your user account. Interactions – particularly the use of a comments function or clicking on a “Like” or “Share” button – are also forwarded to Facebook. We would like to point out that we as the operators of this website are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or the purposes for which it is used by Facebook. You will find further information concerning this matter in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Please log out of your Facebook user account if you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our site to your Facebook user account. Facebook’s aforementioned privacy policy provides further information concerning this matter, particularly about Facebook’s collection and use of data, about your rights in this regard, and about the settings available to protect your privacy.

 

2. Use of Twitter components

Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the web pages you have visited are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter during this process. We would like to point out that we as the operators of this website are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or the purposes for which it is used by Twitter. You will find further information concerning this matter in Twitter’s privacy policy at https://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

3. Use of YouTube components

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, the site operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. During this process, the YouTube server is made aware of which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you are enabling YouTube to allocate your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your YouTube account.

You will find further information about the handling of user data in YouTube’s privacy policy at: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy