Data protection

Data protection statement
We accord great importance to protecting your personal data and handling them responsibly. For this reason we are, in line with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) renewing our data protection statement.
To find out the details, please visit www.essen.de/datenschutz.

Google Analytics
This Website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable your use of the Website to be analysed. The information the cookie generates about your use of the Website (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the Website, to compile reports on Website activities for Website operators and to provide further services connected to use of the Website and the Internet. Moreover, Google may pass this information on to third parties, in as far as this is required by law or where third parties process this information on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies using your browser software settings; however we wish to point out that in this case you may not have full use of all the functions of the Website. By using this Website you agree that the data collected about you may be processed by Google as described above and for the purpose described above.

Facebook
Our website also contains programmes (plug-ins) of the social network Facebook. They are used solely by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). On our website the plug-ins are marked by the Facebook logo. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins is available here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Our plug-ins require two clicks to activate, to protect users from unwanted data transfer. Only when you deliberately activate the plug-in by clicking on the marked button will your browser create a direct connection to Facebook’s servers. This in turn will transfer the information contained in the plug-in to your browser, which will integrate it into the website shown. This shall involve the transfer to Facebook of the information that you have visited our website and your IP address. The activation of the plug-in will be saved in your browser via a cookie. Should you delete cookies in your browser, you will also deactivate communication with the Facebook server and will have the opportunity to reactivate the plug-in the next time you visit our website. If you are logged into your personal user account at Facebook while using our website, you can link the information on our pages to your Facebook profile. Moreover, Facebook can then assign the website visit to this account. By interacting with plug-ins, e.g., clicking the “Like” button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information will be sent directly to Facebook and saved there.
We wish to point out that we as site provider receive no information on the content of the data transferred or regarding their use by Facebook. Should you wish to prevent such a data transfer, you must log out of your Facebook account or deactivate cookies before visiting our website.
Please consult Facebook’s privacy policy for information on the purpose and extent of data collection by Facebook and how it further processes and uses your data, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options to protect your privacy (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php).