Privacy Policy

Declaration on privacy policy

When you access this website, it automatically gathers information of a generic nature. This information includes, e.g. the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain of your internet service provider and similar. None of this information enables any conclusions to be drawn relating to you as an individual and is the same type of data generated on accessing any other website on the internet. The information is compiled by us on an entirely anonymous basis and statistically analyzed. The reason for doing so is that the better we understand your wishes, the faster you are able to access the information you are seeking on our website.

The protection of personal data is of the utmost importance to us. Absolutely no personal data (e.g. names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses) are gathered by our website, other than when you freely and knowingly provide us with such data (e.g. through registration for our free newsletter) and where permitted by the associated laws in respect of protecting your data. Data gathered in this way will not be passed to third parties without your express permission.

We advise you that transferring data via the internet (e.g. in email communication) can result in security breaches. It is not possible to keep data completely safe from access by third parties.

We hereby expressly veto third-party use of contact data published in accordance with statutory editorial requirements (Impressum) for the purposes of sending advertising material and information not specifically requested. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information by means of spam emails or similar.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files deposited on your device, which make it possible to gather certain specific information relating to the device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. after your browser is closed (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us or our partner companies to recognize your browser the next time you visit our site (persistent cookies). Most browsers (settings) offer the ability to restrict or prevent cookies from being saved. Non-acceptance of cookies can limit the functionality of our website.

Disqus comment system

The Disqus comment function is a service provided by Big Head Labs, Inc., San Francisco, USA. Disqus is an interactive comment system that, with a single registration, enables users to comment on all websites that use the Disqus comment system. Users can also register via existing accounts with Facebook (via Facebook Connect), Twitter, Yahoo, Google and OpenID. Comments can also be posted without registration (as a guest). Visit www.disqus.com to find out more about Disqus and its functions. Your data are processed by Disqus and saved on their system. The gathering, processing and use of the data in question are subject to the conditions of use and data protection statements published by Disqus, which can be found at http://docs.disqus.com/help/30/ and http://docs.disqus.com/help/29/. If you register via your Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google or OpenID account, data may also be gathered, saved and used by these providers. Please refer to the respective provider for their data protection provisions.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files saved on your computer that enable analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to and saved on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity for the website operator and to provide further services associated with website and internet usage. Google may potentially pass this information to third parties where legally permitted or where third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google connect your IP address with other Google Inc. data. You can prevent installation of the cookies by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly. However, we must inform you that to do so may prevent you from using the full extent of this website’s functionality. By using this website, you are declaring your agreement that the data gathered by Google may be processed in the way described and for the purpose indicated.

This website uses the “anonymizeIP()” extension to ensure that IP addresses can only be processed in a shortened form to preclude any direct personal association. By using this website, you are declaring your agreement that the data gathered by Google can be processed in the way described and for the purpose indicated. You can withdraw at any time your permission to Google Analytics to gather and use your IP address on any future occasions. For more information visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Newsletter

When you subscribe to the OSK Weekly Newsletter, you are consenting to receive our newsletter. OSK uses the information you provide for the purpose of distributing the newsletter. This newsletter is sent to the email address provided by you on registration. Responsibility for ensuring that your personal data, including our email address, is kept up to date rests with you. Should you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can cancel your subscription at any time by using the corresponding link in the newsletter. Your email address and all other personal information will under no circumstances be passed to third parties.