Conditions of use and legal information

1. Content of the Website

The author makes no guarantee regarding the provided information being up to date, correct, complete or of good quality. Claims of liability against the author, relating to either material or immaterial damages caused through the use or failure to use the information provided or through the use of incorrect or incomplete information, are strictly excluded, unless it can be demonstrated that the author acted willfully or was grossly negligent.

All web pages are subject to change and are non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, expand, or delete parts of the pages or the entire website without separate notification, or to discontinue publication, either temporarily or permanently.

2. References and Links

In the case of direct or indirect references to external Internet sites (“Links”), which lie outside the author’s area of responsibility, liability will only come into effect in the event that the author is aware of the content and in the case that it would be technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent use in the case of illegal content.

The author hereby expressly declares that at the time when links were created there was no discernable illegal content on the linked sites. The author has no influence whatsoever over the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked/associated pages. Therefore he hereby expressly distances himself from all content on linked/associated sites that have been changed since the creation of the link. This declaration applies for all links and references within a particular web page, as well as for external entries in the guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. The provider of the pages referred to is solely liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content, and in particular for damages, that result from the use or failure to use this kind of provided information, and not the provider who merely refers to the respective publications through the use of links.

3. Originator and Characteristic Right

The author shall endeavour to observe the copyright of the graphics, audio, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts that he has created himself or to revert to public domain graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts.

All brand names and trade marks referred to within the Internet quotation, and, if applicable, protected by third parties are subject to the conditions of the respective, valid trademark law, without limitation, and to the rights of ownership of the respective registered owner. The mere reference to a name does not constitute the conclusion that brand names are not protected by third-party copyrights!

The copyright for published objects created by the author himself remains held by the author of the pages himself. The duplication or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express consent of the author.

4. Data Protection

If the website contains systems for entering personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses etc.), the provision of this data by the user takes place on an expressly voluntary basis. The use of and payment for all offered services is – insofar as technically possible and reasonable – also permitted without the provision of any such data, any anonymised data or a pseudonym.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

5. Legal Validity of this Liability Disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be viewed as part of the website, from which you were referred to this page. If parts or individual phraseology of this text do not, no longer or not completely correspond to the legal position in force the remaining parts of this document are unaffected of this with regard to their content and validity.