Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

We take personal information privacy seriously and safeguard it in accordance with legal regulations, especially of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (German Federal Data Protection Act) and other regulations pertaining to information privacy on the Internet.
Accordingly, personal information is not collected on the stusu website unless it is voluntarily provided by users or users give their consent. In that case, the information (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) will be used solely for the purposes of data collection disclosed to the user and for which users provide their information. The information will be stored only as long as it is needed to serve the purpose for which it is collected. Users are entitled to revoke their consent to the use of their personal information at any time in writing or in digital text form. We do not sell addresses to third parties. Please note that data transmission via the internet (e.g. communicating via e-mail) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.

Use of Facebook-Plugins (Like Button)

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). These plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the “Like Button”.
If the user accesses our website that contains such a plugin, the user’s browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook transmits the contents of the plugin directly to the user’s browser where it is integrated into the website.
The plugin integration provides Facebook with the information that the user has accessed the corresponding page of our website. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the user’s visit to the user’s Facebook account.
If the user interacts with the plugins, for example by using the “Like” button or leaving a comment, the browser transmits the corresponding information directly to Facebook where it is saved. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as related rights and settings available to customers to protect their privacy can be found in the Facebook privacy policies.
If the user does not want Facebook to collect data in the aforementioned way, the user must log out of his/her Facebook account before visiting the website.

Use of Googe Analytics

Our 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 (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 
On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. 
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. 
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Instagram

On our website so called social plug-ins (“plugins”) of the online service Instagram are applied which are operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram“). The plugins can be recognized by the Instagram logo, for example in form of an Instagram camera. A list of Instagram plugins and their look can be found under: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges.
If you request a page of our website, which contains such a plugin, your browser will build up a direct connection to the servers of Instagram. The content of the plugin will be directly transmitted from Instagram to your browser and integrated into the page of the website. By integrating the plugin, Instagram obtains the information that your browser has accessed on the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or if you are not logged into Instagram. This information (including your IP address) will be directly transferred to and stored on a server operated by Instagram in the USA.
If you are logged in with Instagram, it will be able to assign your visit of our website to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, such as pressing the Instagram camera button, the corresponding information will be sent directly to a server of Instagram and be stored there. The information is also posted on your Instagram account and can be seen by your contacts.
For information on the purpose and extent of data capture and the further processing and use of data by Instagram, as well as your rights in this regard and turn-off options for the protection of your personal privacy, please refer to the Instagram data protection information: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/.
If you do not want Instagram to collect data about you via our internet website and to link this directly with your data stored on your Instagram account, you need to log off from Instagram before going to our website. You can completely prevent the loading of Instagram plugins on your browser by add-ons such as the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Use of Twitter

Our website also uses so called social plugins (“plugins”) from the micro-blogging service Twitter operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter “). The plugins are labeled with the Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue “Twitter” bird. You will find an overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance at: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons.
If you request a page of our website, which contains such a plugin, your browser will build up a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The plugin’s content will be directly tranmitted from Twitter to your browser, which will integrate it into the page. Through integration of the plugin, Twitter obtains the information that you browser has accessed the relevant page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or if you are not logged into Twitter currently. This information (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted from your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and saved there.
If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter may directly assign the visit of our website to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by activating the Twitter button, the corresponding information will also be directly transmitted by your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and saved there. Furthermore, this information will be released on your Twitter account and revealed to your contacts.
To learn more about the purpose and extent of data collection, processing and the use of this data by Twitter as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy: https://twitter.com/privacy.
If you do not want Twitter to allocate data collected via our website to your Twitter account, you have to log out of Twitter prior to visiting our website. You can completely prevent the downloading of Twitter plugins by browser add-ons, for example by using the script blocker: “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).