Social Media Plugins

6. Social Media Plugins

We use so-called “social plugins” on our website by the following social media providers:

  • Facebook-Like“ by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States
  • „Twitter” by Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States

Social plugins are software modules developed by the social media providers. We have included these social plugins in our website. Social plugins make a direct connection via your browser to the respective social media provider’s server. The social media provider receives the information that you have visited the web page where the respective social plugin is included. If you are registered and logged in to the respective social media provider’s service, the provider may correlate your user profile (e.g. your Facebook account) with your visit of our web page and your further interaction with the social plugin (e.g. click on the “Like” button). If you are not registered or logged in to the respective social media provider’s service, the provider may store your IP address.

To protect you against such data transfer to social media providers we have implemented technical protection measures (“2 click solution”). This two step solution allows you to agree to the use of a social plugin before any data is transferred to a social media provider. The agreement can be on a case-by-case basis or permanently. A permanent agreement can be revoked. If you do not want to transfer data to social media providers related to our website, do not activate the respective social plugin by clicking on it.

Further information about Facebook and Facebook’s social plugin can be found at: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins

Further information regarding Facebook’s data protection policy can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Further information regarding Twitter’s data protection policy can be found at: https://twitter.com/privacy.