Legal notice (Germany)


KERN AG IKL Business Language Training & Co. KG
Leipziger Strasse 51
60487 Frankfurt /

VAT ID no.

DE 245 626 993

General Partner

KERN Global Language Services
Commercial register HRB 48 94 5
District Court Frankfurt am Main

Executive Directors

Manfred Kern
Michael Kern
Dr Thomas Kern

Commercial register

District Court
Frankfurt am Main,
HRA 42 80 7

Data Protection Officer

Ilja Alexander Jordy

Contact information

Tel.: +49 (0) 69 75 60 73 90
Fax: +49 (0) 69 75 13 53

Registered office

Frankfurt am Main

1. Limitation of liability

The content of this website has been created with the utmost care. However, the provider assumes no responsibility for the content provided being correct, complete and up-to-date. The use of content on the website is at the user's own risk. Contributions identified by name reflect the opinion of the respective author and not always the opinion of the provider. The mere use of the website does not constitute any kind of contractual relationship whatsoever between the user and the provider.

2. External links

This website contains external links to third party websites. The respective operators are liable for these websites. When providing the external links for the first time, the provider has checked the third party content for possible legal violations. No legal violations were apparent at that time. The provider has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. The placing of external links does not mean that the provider adopts the contents of the reference or link as their own. Continuous monitoring of the external links is unreasonable for the provider without concrete evidence of legal violations. However, if the provider becomes aware of legal violations, such external links will be deleted immediately.

3. Copyrights and ancillary copyrights

The contents published on this website are subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Each use that is not permitted by German copyright and ancillary copyright law requires the prior written permission of the author or the respective rights holder. This shall apply in particular to the duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. Third party contents and rights are indicated as such. The unauthorised duplication or reproduction of individual content or complete pages is not permitted and is punishable by law. The production of copies and downloads is only permitted for personal, private and non-commercial use.
The display of this website in third party frames is permitted only with written consent.

4. Data protection

When visiting the website of the provider, information about accessing the website (date, time, page viewed) may be stored. This data is not classed as personal data and is made anonymous. It is used exclusively for statistical purposes. It is not passed on to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
The provider expressly indicates that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may be subject to security breaches and cannot be comprehensively protected against access by third parties.
The use of contact information from the legal notice section for industrial advertising is explicitly not desired unless the provider had previously given its written consent or a business relationship is already in existence. The provider and any other person named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and reproduction of their data.

5. Use of Google Analytics and Google Remarketing

This website uses Google Analytics and Google Remarketing. These are services of Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies', or text files that are stored on your computer which allow an analysis of your use of this website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted and stored by Google on a server in the USA . Google will then truncate the IP address to the final three digits so that a clear allocation of the IP address is no longer possible. Google conforms to the data protection regulations of the US Safe Harbor Agreement and is registered with the Safe Harbor Program set forth by the US Department of Commerce.

Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities for the website operator, and to provide additional services related to website and Internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, insofar as this is legally prescribed or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Third-party suppliers, including Google, place advertisements on websites on the Internet. Third-party suppliers, including Google, use stored cookies to place advertisements on this website based on a user's prior visits.

Google will under no circumstances connect your IP address to other data saved by Google. Users may object to data collection and storage at any time with effect for the future. You can deactivate the use of cookies by Google by accessing the page to deactivate Google advertising. Alternatively, users can deactivate cookies by third-party suppliers by accessing the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative.

However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Through the use of this website, you express your consent to the processing of data collected by Google about you in the manner described above and for the purposes described above.

Users may object to data collection and storage at any time with effect for the future. You can find further information about Google's policies here.

6. Google +1 privacy policy

The Google privacy policy describes how we handle personal information of the users of Google products and services. They also apply to information that you provide by using the Google +1 button. The following information specifically refers to how we handle data protection when using the +1 button.

Collection and forwarding of information
You can publish information worldwide by using the Google +1 button. You and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners via the Google +1 button. Google stores both the information that you have given for +1 content and the information on the page that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and your photo in Google services as references, such as in search results, in your Google profile, or in other areas on websites and advertisements.

Google records information on your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible public Google profile that must contain at least the chosen name for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, the name can also substitute another name you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be revealed to users who know your e-mail address or have access to other types of identifying information.

Use of the information collected
Besides the uses described above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the relevant Google privacy policy. We may publish summarised statistics concerning the +1 activities of users or pass these statistics on to our users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites. As such, we may, for example, let a publisher know the following: "10 percent of the users who have given this page a +1 are located in New York".

Your options
On the '+1' tab in your profile, you can view a list of the content which you have +1-ed. You can delete individual content from this list. You can deactivate the display of +1 recommendations on websites of third-party suppliers from people you know. This also applies to advertisements on websites of third-party suppliers. Data such as the most recent +1 you have given is stored locally in your browser. You can access and delete this information in your browser settings.

Further information
Google complies with the data protection regulations of the US Safe Harbor Agreement. You can find further information on the US Safe Harbor Provisions and our registration on the the US Department of Commerce website.

Further information on the Google +1 button
KERN AG uses the Google +1 button on its websites. The most frequently asked questions are answered below.

Does Google record my visits to pages with a +1 button even if I do not use the +1 button?
The +1 button is not used to record your internet usage. Google does not permanently log your browser history when displaying a +1 button nor does it evaluate your use of pages with a +1 button in another manner. Nevertheless, Google temporarily stores certain data on your visit for system maintenance and troubleshooting purposes , normally for a period of approximately two weeks. However, this data is not structured according to individual profiles, usernames or URLs.

Why does Google require this information?
When you perform a Google search or visit a page with a +1 button, various elements concerning your request are sent to a separate server so that the +1 button is loaded quickly. This information is required for our server to properly process your request. In the rare cases when we must troubleshoot our systems, the information helps Google to find and correct the root of the problem.

For how long does Google store this information?
Normally not for longer than two weeks.

Can this information be accessed by website publishers or advertisers?
No, this information is used only to maintain and troubleshoot our internal systems.

Which data is sent to Google by clicking on the +1 button?
So that your +1 can be stored and made publicly accessible, Google saves information about your Google profile, the URL recommended by you, your IP address and other browser-related information. If you cancel your +1, this information will be deleted. Every +1 you give is listed on the +1 tab in your profile.

7. Facebook Plugin Privacy Statement

Our website uses various plugins from Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can identify these plugins either by the blue 'F' logo of Facebook or the plugin will be marked with the word 'Facebook'. When you access our website, a connection is established to the Facebook servers via these plugins and data is transmitted. On the one hand, the information that you see will be transferred directly from the servers to your browser and displayed there, and on the other hand, information about your visit to our website will be transmitted to Facebook. If you are logged on to Facebook, the transmitted information can be directly associated with your account. In the case of an interaction with the plugin functions, e.g. clicking on 'like' buttons, this information from your browser is forwarded directly to Facebook and stored there. The further processing of this information is at Facebook's discretion; for the corresponding conditions and configuration options, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy. If you wish to prevent your personal data being transmitted to Facebook, please log out from Facebook before visiting our website.

8. Dispute resolution

The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (OS) which you can find here Consumers have the option to use this platform to resolve disputes.

9. Specific conditions of use

If specific conditions for individual uses of this website deviate from the aforementioned points 1 – 8, this is explicitly indicated in the appropriate place. In such cases, the specific conditions of use shall apply for the respective individual case.