1. Online content
The author assumes no liability whatsoever for the topicality, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author for material or intangible damage arising from the use or non-use of the information provided or from defective and incomplete information are precluded, provided that the there is no proof of wilful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of the author. All offers are non-binding and without obligation. The author explicitly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of pages or the whole site, or suspend or terminate publication without prior notice.
2. References and links
Where direct and indirect references are made to external websites (hyperlinks) that lie beyond the author’s scope of responsibility, an obligation of liability would only arise where the author had prior knowledge of the content and it would have been technically possible and reasonable to have prevented their use in the case of unlawful content. The author hereby expressly declares that at the time when links were created, no illegal contents were found on the external websites. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current or future design, contents or authorship of the websites to which a link/short cut has been created.
He therefore expressly dissociates himself from all contents of sites to which a link or shortcut is provided which were changed after the creation of the link. This statement applies to all links and hyperlinks established within the author’s own website and to entries by third parties in guest books, discussion forums, link directories and mailing lists and any other forms of data bases set up by the author whose content can be modified externally. In case of illegal, erroneous or incomplete information and in particular damages arising from the use or non use of such information, sole responsibility lies with the site provider to which the link is provided and not with the party who simply refers to the publication in question via a link.
3. Copyright and trademark law
The author endeavours to respect the copyright for any graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in all publications; to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by himself or to use license-free graphics, sound sequences, video sequences and texts. All of the brands and trademarks referred to on the website that may be protected by third parties are subject without limitation to the provisions of the respective registration law and to the ownership rights of the respective registered proprietors. The fact that a brand is named does not mean that this brand is not protected by the rights of a third party! The copyright for published objects created by the author shall remain the property of the author of these pages. Duplication or use of these 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
Where personal or business data can be entered on the website (email addresses, names and postal addresses), the input of these data is done entirely voluntarily by the user. The use and payment of all offered services is permitted — if and in so far as it is technically possible and reasonable — without specification of any personal details or on specification of anonymised data or an alias. The use of contact details published as part of this site such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited information is prohibited. In the event of a breach of this prohibition, the right to take legal action against the senders of spam emails is expressly reserved.
5. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the website from which this page was referred. If parts of this text or individual formulations to not comply with, no longer comply with, or do not entirely comply with the valid legal regulations, this will not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document.