InformationData Privacy: Google Analytics and social media plugins

Google Analytics and social media plugins

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Group Data Protection Officer
Königinstraße 28
80802 München

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users 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 .

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated 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.

You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: (click here

Use of social media plugins

Our website uses the following Social Media Plugins ("Plugins"):

  • Facebook Share Button operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
  • Tweet Button operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
  • Xing-Button operated by XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
  • LinkedIn Share Button operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

All Plugins are marked with the brand of the respective operators Facebook, Google, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn (“Operators”). In order to increase the level of data privacy and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, we have implemented the Plugins by way of a so called “2 click solution”. This implementation ensures that when visiting our website no direct connection of your browser with the servers from the Operators will be established. Only if you activate the Plugins by clicking on them and, therefore, giving your consent to the data transfer, your browser will establish a direct connection to the server of the respective Operator. The content of the Plugin is then transmitted directly to your browser by the Operators and included by them in the webpage.

By integrating the Plugin, the respective Operator receives the information that your browser has accessed the webpage of our website.   If you have logged into your respective account while visiting our website, the respective Operator can directly connect the visit to your account. If you interact with the Plugin, for example by clicking the “Facebook Button”, the “+1” the “Tweet Button” or the “LinkedIn Share Button” the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to the Operator and stored by it. Further, the information will be made public in the respective social network or in your Twitter account and shown to your contacts . If you do not wish to have such data transferred to the Operators, you need to log out of your respective account before clicking on and activating the Plugins. XING AG, however, will only use your data in order to provide the share functions (e.g. calculation/display of counter value) and not store any personal data from you or evaluate your user behavior.

Please see the Operators’ data privacy statements in order to get further information about purpose and scope of the data collection and the processing and use: