14.3 Share content via plugins (Facebook, Instagram)
Our Internet pages may contain so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the social networks facebook.com, twitter.com, xing.com, linkedin.com, pinterest.com, addthis.com, reddit.com and plus.google.com.
In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting a website of our internet presence, the plugins are integrated into the page by means of a so-called "2-click" or "Shariff" solution. This integration ensures that when you call up a website that contains such plugins, no connection is yet established with the servers of Facebook, Twitter, Xing, linkedin, pinterest, addthis, reddit and Google +. Only when you activate the plugins and thus give your consent to the transmission of data, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, Twitter, Xing. Linkedin, pinterest, addthis, reddit and Google +. The content of the respective plugin is transmitted directly to your browser and integrated into the page. The plugin then transmits data (including your IP address) to the operators of the aforementioned social networks.
We have no influence on the scope of the data that the social networks collect with the help of the plugins. To our knowledge, Facebook, Twitter, Xing, linkedin, pinterest, addthis, reddit and Google+ in any case receive information about which of our websites you have currently and previously accessed.
By calling up the plugins, Facebook, Twitter, Xing, linkedin also receive the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile with the corresponding social networks or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the operators of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn in the USA and stored there. In the case of Xing, the data storage takes place in Germany. The information may be published in the respective social network and displayed there to your contacts.
Zweck und Umfang der Datenerhebung und die weitere Verarbeitung und Nutzung der Daten durch die genannten sozialen Netzwerke sowie Ihre diesbezüglichen Rechte und Einstellungsmöglichkeiten zum Schutz Ihrer Privatsphäre entnehmen Sie bitte den Datenschutzhinweisen unter
If you are a member of one of the social networks and would like to limit the collection of data via our websites and the merging of your user data with the data stored about you by the respective social network, you should log out of it before visiting our website.