Limitation of liability
1. Limitation of liability for internal content
The content of this website is created with the greatest possible care. However, the provider does not assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and currency of the content made available. Users access and use the website content at their own risk. Contributions bearing the author’s name reflect the opinions of the respective author and not necessarily those of the provider. The mere use of the website does not result in a contractual relationship between the user and the provider.
Pursuant to § 7(1) TMG [Telemediengesetz / German Telemedia Law], the provider is responsible for the content on these pages to the extent provided for by German law. However, according to §§ 8 – 10 TMG, the provider is under no obligation to monitor third-party information transmitted to or stored on its website. If the provider becomes aware that such information is in violation of the law, then the provider is obliged to immediately remove such information. Liablity in this respect can only be assumed from the point in time at which this awareness was gained.
2. Limitation of liability for external links
This website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). The respective provider is liable for the content of these websites. Upon first installing the external links, the provider checked the third-party content for any violations of the law. At that point in time, no violations were apparent. The provider has no influence on the current and future design of the content of the websites to which it is linked. Setting up external links does not signify that the provider has adopted the content to which the reference or links lead as its own. Without any concrete indication of a legal violation, the provider cannot reasonably be expected to conduct continual checks of the external links. However, in the event that violations of the law are determined, the provider will delete the respective links without delay.
3. Copyrights and ancillary copyrights
The content published on this website is subject to German laws governing copyrights and ancillary copyrights. Every form of use not permitted under German copyright and ancillary copyright laws requires the advance written consent of the provider or of the respective rights holder. This applies particularly to the duplication, editing, translation, saving, processing and reproduction of content in databases or in other electronic media and systems. Third-party content and rights are identified as such. The unauthorised reproduction or distribution of some or all of the website content is not permitted and liable to prosecution. Only the creation of copies or downloads for one’s own personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted.
Displaying this website in third-party frames is subject to prior written consent.
4. Data protection
Visiting a website of the provider can result in the storing of access-related information (date, time, pages accessed). These data are not saved as personal information, but are anonymised. They are used for statistical analyses only. They are not forwarded to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
The provider states explicitly that Internet data transfers (e.g., e-mail communication) may have security vulnerability and cannot be entirely protected against access by third parties.
Any use of contact data from the legal notice for commercial advertising purposes is expressly not wanted, unless the provider has issued its prior written consent or a business relationship already exists. The provider and all other persons named on this website hereby object to the use or distribution of their data for commercial purposes.
The provider reserves the right to take legal action in the event that it be sent unsolicited advertising material, for instance through spam mails.
b) Google Analytics – data protection policy
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and that then allow analyses of website use to be conducted. The information generated by these cookies regarding your use of this website (incl. your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information in order to assess your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for the website providers and to provide further services in connection with the use of the website and of the Internet. Google will, if applicable, also forward this information to third parties, provided that this is stipulated by law or insofar as Google has commissioned third parties with the task of processing these data. Under no circumstances will Google connect your IP address with other data in Google’s possession. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. However, please note that this may limit the extent to which you can use this website. By using this website, you consent to the collection and processing of your data by Google in the manner described above and for the purposes specified above.
5. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be considered a part of the Internet offer that referred you to this page. Should sections of this text or individual phrases found therein not fully comply or no longer fully comply with the applicable legal requirements, then the content and validity of the remaining sections of the document shall remain unaffected thereby.