For the purpose of communication with our customers and for the purpose of advertising new products or services, as well as for general information on our company and its employees, we operate a so-called Facebook fan page. Customers and interested parties can join this fan page by clicking on the “Like” button, and can thus receive regular information about our company in their news feed on Facebook. We would like to point out that you use this Facebook fan page and its functions under your own responsibility.
This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. comment, share, like).
For the operation of our Facebook fan page, we make use of the technical platform and the services of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
When you visit our Facebook fan page, Facebook records, amongst other things, your IP address and further information available in the form of cookies on your computer. You can find Facebook’s cookie guideline here: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/. This information is used to provide us as the operator of the Facebook pages with statistical information on the use of the Facebook fan page.
Facebook provides more detailed information on this topic at the following link: http://de.facebook.com/help/pages/insights.
The data collected on you in this context is processed by Facebook Ltd. and may, in this process, potentially be transferred to countries outside of the European Union. As to what information Facebook receives and how this information is used, Facebook describes this in general terms in its data protection guideline.
There you will also find information on ways to get in contact with Facebook as well as information on the settings options for adverts. The data protection guideline is available at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation The manner in which Facebook uses the data from visits to Facebook pages for its own purposes, the extent to which activities on the Facebook fan page are assigned to individual users, the length of time for which Facebook stores this data and whether data from a visit to the Facebook fan page is transmitted to third parties is not described conclusively or clearly by Facebook, and is not known to us.
With regard to the web page insights, pursuant to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, we share joint responsibility with Facebook according to Art. 26 Para. 2 clause 2 GDPR. A joint responsibility agreement has been concluded with Facebook to this end; you may view this agreement at the link https://de-de.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
By means of the cookies it uses and the information it gathers, Facebook is able to retrace the fact that you have called up our fan page and how you have used it. This also applies to all other Facebook pages as well as the use of the social share buttons, to the extent that they are incorporated on our website.
This data can be used to offer contents or adverts that are tailored to you.
If you wish to avoid this, you should log out of Facebook or deactivate the function “stay logged in”, delete the cookies deposited on your device, and close and reopen your browser. In this way, Facebook information that could lead to you being directly identified is deleted.
This allows you to use our Facebook fan page without your Facebook identification being revealed; however, in this case, your IP address is also recorded and cookies are once again placed. You can decline to accept cookies via your web browser. However, this may potentially lead to impairments in functionality.
If you access interactive functions on the page (like, comment, share, news etc.), the Facebook login screen appears. If you then log in, you are once again identifiable for Facebook as a specific user.
You can find information on how to manage or delete existing information about yourself in Facebook’s data protection guideline.
As the operator of our Facebook fan page, we do not collect or process any data beyond this.