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This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are saved on your computer and which allow for an analysis of your usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the European Union member states or in other contract countries participating in the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website to create reports about website activities and to provide additional services to the website operator in conjunction with the use of the website and the use of the Internet. The IP addresses transmitted by your browser in the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the cookies from being saved by changing the appropriate settings in your browser software; we would like to make you aware, however, that if you do so, you may not be able to use all of the functions of the website to their full extent. You can also prevent the cookie and the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the plug-in available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de )
You can find more information regarding conditions of use and data protection at
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. We would like to note that Google Analytics has been expanded with the "gat._anonymizeIp();" code on this website in order to ensure anonymized recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).