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Dr. Petra Winkelmann
Conditions of use/liability limitation
We have prepared the information contained on this Internet site diligently and we make every effort to verify and update entries. Nonetheless, we assume no liability pertaining to the correctness, currency, completeness, and continuous accessibility of its contents. Nor do we vouch for the usefulness of the contents of our Internet offerings to users or its suitability for their purposes. We convey authoritative information, advisory services, recommendations, and explanations exclusively in the framework of individual communications. The setting up of hyperlinks, especially deep links, inline links, or links within frame technology to our webpages is permissible only with our prior written authorization. We reserve the right to alter, supplement, shorten, or entirely discontinue our Internet offerings at any time. Our Internet offerings are intended for the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany and have been prepared on the basis of German law. The retrieval of our offerings from outside of Germany is not intended by us. We assume no liability pertaining to the suitability, usability, or legal status of our Internet offerings for users outside of Germany.
The layout of our website, the search filter, the graphics and images used, the texts, as well as individual articles are copyrighted material. The duplication, adaptation, dissemination, or any manner of utilization outside of the boundaries of the copyright require the prior written consent of the respective author or originator. Downloads and copies of these pages are permitted only for private, and never for commercial use.
Liability for links
Our content contains links to other websites upon whose content we have no influence. For this reason, we take no responsibility for these external contents. The respective originator or operator is responsible for the contents of all linked pages. External pages were examined for legal violations at the point in time when the links were established. The unlawfulness – if any – of external content was not evident when the respective link was established. In the absence of concrete indications of legal infringement, there exists no reasonable expectation of any continuous monitoring on our part of the contents of linked webpages. Should we receive information regarding legal infringements, the relevant link will be removed immediately.
As a rule, our website is usable without the submission of personal data. To the extent that personal data (for example name, address, e-mail address) is collected on our pages, this occurs only on a voluntary basis. Such data will never be conveyed to third parties. We call your attention to the fact that data transmission via the Internet (for example via e-mail) can involve security vulnerabilities. Total protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. We hereby state explicitly that contact data published in the framework of our legal obligations with regards to this “Impressum/website credits” are never to be used by third parties in order to transmit advertising material or information which has not been expressly requested. The operator of these pages reserves the right to take formal legal steps in the event of the unrequested transmission of advertising materials, for example in the form of spam email.
Data protection for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies,” text data which are stored on your computer and which allow the program to perform an analysis of your utilization of this website. As a rule, the information concerning your use of our website which is derived from the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In the event of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google prior to transmission within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the convention concerning the European economic region. Only in exceptional instances will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. On commission by the operators of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of this website and to compile reports about website activity in order to provide additional services to the operators of this website associated with website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies via the appropriate setting of your browser software; please be aware, however, that in this case, you may not be able to use all of the functions of our website to their full extent. By downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available at the following link (see below), you can also prevent the collection by Google of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) which is related to your use of this website and the processing of this data by Google: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Our Internet presence employs a number of plug-ins by Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These plug-ins are recognizable either from the blue “F” logo of Facebook, or by the fact that these plug-ins are designated with the word “Facebook.” When you call up our website, a connection to the Facebook servers is established by these plug-ins and data transmitted. On the one hand, the information you see is transmitted directly from the server to your browser and made present there; on the other, information about your visit to our website is transmitted to Facebook. If you are logged in to Facebook, the transmitted information can be assigned directly to your account. During an interaction with the functions of the plugin, for example when clicking on “like” buttons, this information will be transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. The further processing of this information falls to Facebook; please retrieve the corresponding conditions and setting options from the Facebook data protection notice. If you want to avoid having your personal data transmitted to Facebook, please logout from Facebook for visiting our website.