The controller who is responsible for the processing has integrated components of the company Facebook into this website. Facebook is a social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally enables users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows the users of its social network to create private profiles, to upload photos, and to network through friend requests.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside of the United States of America or Canada, the data controller is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Through each visit to one of the individual pages of this website which is operated by the controller responsible for the processing and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject will be automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook by the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook plug-ins is available at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of the specific sub-page of our website that was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, every time the data subject accesses our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website, Facebook is able to see which specific sub-pages of our website the data subject visits. This information will be collected by the Facebook component and assigned to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons that has been integrated in our website such as the "Like" button, or if the data subject submits a comment, Facebook will match this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and store this personal data.
Through the Facebook component, Facebook will always receive notification of any visit made to our website by the data subject if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Facebook when they access our website; this will occur regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want such a transfer of information to Facebook to take place, he or she may prevent this transfer by logging out of their Facebook account before they access our website.