Copyright

© Copyright 2018, Amberg Group Ltd., Regensdorf-Watt, Switzerland

The copyright for published content lies with the respective companies of the Amberg Group or the mentioned owners. Any reproduction requires the prior written consent of the copyright holder.

Limitation of liability

The contents of the companies of the Amberg Group are prepared with the utmost care. However, the companies of the Amberg Group assume no liability for the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of the content. The use of the contents of the websites is at own risk of the user.

In no event will the companies of the Amberg Group be liable for any loss or damage of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to, use or non-use of published information, or from misuse of the connection or technical faults.

All offers are not binding. The companies of the Amberg Group reserve the right to change parts of or the entire offer without prior notice, add to, delete or cease publication temporarily or permanently.
 
Links

Linked websites are the responsibility of the respective operators. The companies of the Amberg Group have no influence on the current and future content of the linked sites. Responsibility for information and services of linked sites rests entirely with the relevant third parties. No liability can be accepted in respect of the content of such websites.
 
Copyright

The copyright for published content lies with the respective companies of the Amberg Group or the mentioned owners. Any reproduction requires the prior written consent of the copyright holder.
 
Data protection

Based of protection legislation, everyone has the right to the protection of their privacy, as well as to protection from misuse of their personal details. The companies of the Amberg Group comply with these provisions.

In cooperation with our hosting provider, we make every effort to protect the databases as well as possible from outside access, data loss, misuse or falsification.

When accessing our websites only non-personal data such as your IP address, the last page visited, the browser used, date, time and general information about your operating systems respectively browser are transmitted anonymously to identify trends and improve our online services. Hence no conclusions are drawn on your person.
 
Personal data will be treated in strict confidence and neither sold nor given to third parties. Exception: External service providers who process absolutely necessary data on our behalf. This is in particular the case with the following service provider: Google Inc. (access statistics)
 
Cookies

In certain cases, so-called Cookies are used. You can set your browser so that before saving a cookie, a warning appears on the screen. You can also dispense with the advantages of personal cookies. Certain services may not be used in this case.
 
Social networks

Some of the websites of the Amberg Group companies may use plug-ins for the social networks "Facebook", "Twitter", "LinkedIn" and "Xing" (collectively "social media networks"). We inform you below about how personal data is processed by these social networks.
 

  • Facebook: The Facebook plug-ins are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94394, USA ("Facebook"). Facebook is a social network of Facebook Ireland Limited (HanoverReach, 5–7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland). Facebook plug-ins can be recognized by their Facebook logo (white "f" on a blue tile or a "thumbs up" symbol) or from the suffix "Facebook social plug-in". For a list of Facebook social plug-ins and details of what they look like, please refer to: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
  • Xing: Xing plug-ins are operated by Xing AG, Gänsemarktstr. 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany ("Xing"). You can recognize the Xing plug-in from the Xing logo ("Xing" inscription or an "X" on a green background).
  • LinkedIn.com: LinkedIn plug-ins are operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("LinkedIn"). The LinkedIn plug-in can be recognized by the LinkedIn logo ("in" or "Linked in" on a blue background or "inShare" on a white or colored background).
  • Twitter: The plug-in from www.twitter.com (the so-called "tweet button") is operated by Twitter, Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA ("Twitter"). The Twitter plug-in can be recognized by the Twitter logo (a white "t" on a blue background or a white "bird" both possibly in combination with the suffix "Tweet").

If you call up one of our websites in which a social network (Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter) plug-in is integrated, your browser creates a direct link with the servers of the given social network. The content of the plug-in is transferred directly to your browser by Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter and is integrated by the social network into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of data that Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter gather with the help of the plug-in and therefore inform you to the best of our present knowledge:

By integrating the plug-ins, the respective social network (Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter) receives the information that you have called up a given page on one of our websites. Insofar as you are also simultaneously logged on to the respective social network, the latter can allocate this visit to your Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter account. If you interact with the plug-in (for example by using the "Like" button or by making a comment), the corresponding information is sent directly from your browser to the respective social network and stored there. If you are not a member of the social network, it is still possible for the social network to find out your IP address and store it.
 
At no time do we know which buttons you have used. For details of the purpose and scope for which data is collected, processed and used by the social networks and your related rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please refer to the data protection notices of the respective social networks (Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter) as follows:
 

 
If you wish to prevent social networks from gathering data about you through our websites, you should log out of the social networks (Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter) before you visit our websites.
 
Using Google+

The "+1" interface of the Google Plus social network is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The Google "+1" function integrated into HOTnews can be recognized by the "+1" symbol—a cursive "+1" beside which there is a number. You will find examples of possible integration on the following page: www.google.com/+1/button/.
 
When you activate the "+1" interface on one of our websites, your browser (e.g. the programs "Internet Explorer", "Firefox", "Opera", "Safari", "Chrome") creates a direct link with the Google servers. The content of the "+1" interface is transferred by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the website. It is possible that in this way your IP address may be transmitted to Google in the USA. The information that a user has given "+1" may be used by Google, for example, in its Google search results, in the user's Google profile, or on Google's social network "Google+". This means that Google displays information that the user has given to Google, for example the profile picture that the user has uploaded to Google and/or the name used in the Google profile. For details of the purpose and scope for which data is collected, processed and used by Google and your related rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please refer to Google's data use policy for the "1+" interface (http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html).
 
If you are a Google Plus member and do not want Google to gather data about you and link them to your stored member data through our website when you have the "+1" interface activated, you must log out of Google Plus before visiting our website.
 
If you do not wish data to be exchanged between your web browser and Google you can, for example, install a software on your computer that blocks communication with Google computers in general (e.g. proxy software or plug-ins for browsers).