Privacy Notice

Privacy Protection1)

The operators of this web-site take your privacy seriously. We treat any personal data according to the data privacy statement and the privacy notice given here. The use of our web-site is generally possible without the use of personal data. When we collect personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address), this is strictly on a voluntarily base. These data will not be shared with a third-party without your admittance. We state, that data-transmission via the world wide web (e.g. by e-mail communication), may contain gaps in the security system. A full protection from a third-party-usage is not possible.

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook-Plug-ins

On our websites plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. You recognise these plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, please see here:

If you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by this plug-in. By that Facebook receives information that you have visited our websites with your IP-address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account you may link the contents of our websites to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can associate your visit of our websites to your Facebook account. We would like to point out that we as providers of these websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of the transmitted data as well as the use of such by Facebook. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Facebook under

If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter

On our websites functions of the service Twitter are integrated. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter as well as the function "Re-Tweet" websites visited by you are linked to you Twitter account and posted to other users. In doing so, data will be transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we as providers of this websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of those data. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Twitter:

The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under

Privacy Policy for the use of Google+1

Collection and forwarding of Information: By using the Google +1 button you may publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalrelated contents from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have voted +1 for contents as well as information about the website that you were visiting as you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 votes may be published or displayed as notices together with your profile name and your picture at Google services, such as search results, your Google profile or at other places on websites. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve the Google sevices for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the user name chosen for this profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases this name may be replaced by another name which you used when sharing contents via your Google account. The ID of your Google account can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or possess any other information identifying you.

Use of collected information: Besides the above mentioned designated purposes, the details provided by you are treated according to current Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics about +1 activities of users or pass those statistics on to users and contractual partners like publishers, advertisers or linked websites, respectively.

Information, Clearance, Extinguishment

You have the right to get free information on your private data, their origin, as well as receiver and aim of data processing. Moreover, we guarantee the right of clearance, correction or extinguishment of your personal data upon request. You can contact the imprint at the given address in any regards.


Your browser transmits the provider of these web sites registers and saves information in server-log-files automatically. In particularly:
- Browser type, browser version
- Used systems software
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server contact

These data can not be tracked down to individuals. No consolidation of these data with other data sources will be performed. We reserve the right to explore these data, if there is indication for illegal use.

Integration of services and contents from third parties

It may be that our website contains contents from third parties like videos from YouTube, maps from Google maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. In any of those cases, this always requires that the providers of those contents (referred to as “third party provider” from now on) recognize both, IP address and the user. Without this, they would be unable to send this information to the user’s browsers. The IP address is required for the presentation of these contents. We try to integrate only contents of providers that will use the IP address only for the presentation of the contents. We, however, have no influence whether those third party providers will save IP addresses for internal use. As far as we know of these practices, we inform our users.

Objection of Spam-mails

The use of contact details to send unwanted information or spam-mails is objected. The operators of these pages claim legal measures in the case of distribution of e.g. spam-mails.


English version by Translation Fritz


1) Parts of this site which are offered in other than the German language are solely a service for people who don't understand German and are intersted in the Phycology Section of the Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft (DBG). The legally binding language is German.