Use of Facebook Social Plugins


Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identifiable by one of Facebook’s logos (a white "f" over a blue square or a "thumbs up" icon) or the addition "Facebook Social Plugin".


When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transferred directly to your browser from Facebook and is then integrated into the website by it.


Through the linking of plugins, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page on our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can connect the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. if you use the "Like" button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there.


For information on the purpose and scope of data collection, as well as further processing and utilization of the information by Facebook, including your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please read the data security information on


If you own a Facebook account and do not want Facebook to collect information about your visit on our website, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our site.