7) Social media Plug-ins
Our Sites use social media plug-ins, from Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and a number of other providers. As a result, buttons of the respective providers are displayed, or content of the respective provider is integrated on the Sites.
When you visit a website via such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of that provider. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser by the respective provider and integrated into the respective website. As a result, the respective provider receives in particular the information that your browser has visited the website in question and the IP address of the device used, even if you do not have an account with the provider. If you are logged in at the provider's website at the same time, the provider can assign the visit to your personal profile. If you interact with a plug-in - for example by pressing the "Like" button or making a comment - the corresponding information is transferred directly from your browser to the provider concerned and stored there. The interaction may also be published on the profile you hold with the provider and be visible to your contacts.
We use plug-ins to make our Sites more attractive and to make it easier and more comfortable for you to share content of our Sites. This also helps us to reach a wider audience for our Sites. Information about the processing of the data by the provider can be found in the provider’s privacy notice.
If you do not want the respective providers to collect information about you via our Sites, you must log out from the provider's website before visiting our Sites. Yet, even when you are logged out, providers use social plug-ins to place Cookies and to collect anonymous data which can be assigned to your profile, provided you log in to the respective provider's website at a later time. If such cases the respective provider processes your personal data as controller and in accordance with their own data protection regulations. If you want to prevent the provider from assigning data to your profile, you must delete the corresponding Cookies. You can also completely prevent the loading of plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. using "No Script" or "No-Script Suite".