Privacy and data protection
Exclusion of liability
1. Website content
The author shall accept no liability for the timeliness, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. No liability claims may be lodged against the author for material or immaterial damage of any kind resulting from the use or non-use of this information, or the use of inaccurate or incomplete information, unless it can be proved that the author acted with intent or gross negligence.
All offers are non-binding and subject to change. The author expressly reserves the right to modify, add or delete parts of the website or the entire website without prior notice and to temporarily or permanently withdraw availability of the website.
2. References and links
Direct or indirect references to external Websites (“hyperlinks”) that lie outside of the area of responsibility of the author shall only result in obligations of liability, if the author is aware of the contents and if it was technically possible and reasonable for the author to prohibit said use in the event of illegal content. The author expressly declares that he was not aware of any illegal content on the linked sites at the time when the links were set up. The author has no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked Websites. He therefore expressly distances itself from the content of all linked Websites that have been changed since the link was created. This statement also applies to all links and references inserted within his own Website and to third-party entries made in the guestbooks, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and in all other forms of databases the content of which can be write-accessed externally. Should a linked site contain illegal, inaccurate or incomplete content, only the operator of the linked site shall be liable for such content and any damage resulting from the use or non-use of such information, and not the party who merely provides the link.
3. Copyright and trademark law
The author diligently strives to observe all copyrights of the images, graphics, recorded documents, video sequences and texts used in all of his publications, or when using images, graphics, recorded documents, video sequences and texts he has created or when making use of royalty-free images, recorded documents, video sequences and texts.
All trademarks mentioned on this site, which may be protected trademarks owned by third parties, are subject without exception to applicable trademark laws and the rights of ownership of the respective owners. The fact that a trademark is mentioned does not imply that it is not trademark-protected by a third party. The copyright for published material produced by the author himself is retained solely by the author of the site. The aforementioned images, recorded documents, video sequences and texts may not be reproduced or used in other electronic or printed publications without the express approval of the author.
4. Data protection
If the Website includes the option to enter personal or commercial information (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), this data may be disclosed by the user on a voluntary basis. Where technically possible and reasonable, all services offered on this site may be used without providing such information, or by providing anonymised data or using a pseudonym. Contact details such as postal address, telephone and fax numbers and email addresses published in the legal mentions or similar information must not be used by third parties to send unsolicited information. Legal steps may be taken against the senders of so-called spam mail for infringements of this obligation.
5. Legal effect of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is considered an integral part of the Website on which a link to this page is provided. Should individual parts or formulations of this text be or become legally invalid, this shall not affect the content or validity of the rest of the text.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics utilises so-called “cookies”, text files stored on your computer, which facilitate an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, as a rule shall be transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. In cases of activated IP anonymisation, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The complete IP address shall only be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S and truncated there in exceptional cases. Under the authority of the website operator, Google shall use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide additional services relating to website and internet usage vis-à-vis the website operator. In the case of Google Analytics your IP address transmitted by your browser shall not be merged with other data by Google. You can prevent cookies being stored via a corresponding setting in your browser software; we would also point out that in this case you may not be able to completely utilise all functions of the website. Furthermore you can prevent the collection generated by the cookie and your use of the data related to the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de