by using Google Analytics for this website, I am required to display the following information, which I have translated to English from their German end user license agreement (from July 11th 2011):
"This website uses Google Analytics, a web-analyzation service provided by Google Inc.("Google"). Google Analytics uses so called "Cookies", textfiles, which are saved on your computer which allow an analyzation of your use of the website. The information generated from the Cookie (including your IP address) will be sent to and saved on a Google server in the USA. Google will use that information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports of website-activity for the website-provider and to deliver additional services in relation to the use of the website and the use of the internet. Also, Google will forward that information to third parties in the event they are legally required to do so and in the case that third parties process this data by order of Google. Google will in no case connect your IP address to other Google data. You can disable the installation of the Cookies, using the respective setting for that in your browser software; please note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website. By using this website you agree that Google may process the collected data in the way described above and for the described use."
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