On our website, we use so-called cookies in order to recognise multiple usages of our website by the same user/owner of the Internet connection. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser saves and stores on your computer. They serve the purpose of optimising our Internet site and our services and products. This often entails creating so-called "session cookies" which are deleted after your visit ends. However, sometimes these cookies emit information in order to automatically recognise you again later. This recognition is performed based upon the IP address stored in the cookies. The information obtained in this manner serves the purpose of optimising our services and products and enabling you easier access to our website. You can prevent the installation of these cookies by adjusting your browser's settings; however, we wish to point out that, if you do this, you may not be able to fully make use of all functions of our website.

Usage of reCAPTCHA

In order to protect the input forms on our website, we utilise the "reCAPTCHA" service from the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States, hereafter also referred to as "Google". With this service, we can differentiate between information that has been entered into a form by a human and information that has been entered by an automated machine. The use of automated information entry constitutes misuse. To the best of our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behaviour of website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and length of the visit, cookies, display instructions and scripts, the inputting behaviour of the user as well as the mouse movements in the reCAPTCHA checkbox area are transmitted to Google. Google uses the information obtained in this manner in order to, among other things, digitise books and other printed products as well as to optimise services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house numbers and street name identification). The IP address transferred by reCAPTCHA is not commingled with other data by Google unless you are logged-in to your Google account at the time when you are using the reCAPTCHA plug-in. If you want to prevent this transfer and storage of data by Google about you and your behaviour on our website, you must log out of Google before you visit our website and/or use the reCAPTCHA plug-in. The information obtained via the reCAPTCHA service is used in accordance with Google's Usage Terms and Conditions: