Legal notice

1. Content of the online offering

The author assumes no guarantee at all for the information provided being up-to-date, correct, complete or of a certain quality. Liability claims against the author which refer to damage of a material or non-material nature, which has been caused by the usage or non-usage of the information offered or by the usage of erroneous and incomplete information are fundamentally excluded if no demonstrably wilful or grossly negligible culpability exists on the part of the author. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. The author explicitly reserves the right to modify, supply or delete parts of the pages or the entire offering without special announcement, or to suspend the publication temporarily or definitively.

2. References and links


In the event of direct or indirect references to third-party websites/pages (“hyperlinks”), which lie outside the author’s area of responsibility, a liability obligation would enter into force solely in the case in which the author has knowledge of the content and it is technically possible and reasonable for him/her to prevent the usage in the event of unlawful content. The author hereby explicitly declares that at the time when the link was set no illegal content was discernible on the pages/sites to be linked. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, the content or the copyright of the linked pages/sites. Consequently, he or she hereby explicitly distances himself/herself from all content of all linked pages/sites that have been changed after the link was set. This statement applies for all links and references set within the author’s own Internet offering and for third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists set up by the author and in all other forms of databases to whose content external writing access is possible. Solely the author of the page that was referred/linked to is liable for illegal, erroneous or incomplete content and in particular for damage that arises from the usage or non-usage of such information offered, not the author who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

3. Copyright and trademark law

The author strives to comply with the copyrights of the graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by himself/herself or to draw upon licence-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts. All brand names and trademarks named on the Internet site and which may be protected by third parties are subject without reservation to the provisions of the respectively valid trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The conclusion is not to be drawn solely because of their mere mention that trademarks are not protected by the rights of third parties. The copyright for published objects created solely by the author himself/herself remains solely with the author of the pages. A reproduction or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the explicit consent of the author.

4. Data protection

If there is the possibility on the Internet site to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), the disclosure of these data on the part of the user is done on an explicitly voluntary basis. The usage of contact data published as part of the legal notice or comparable information such as postal address, telephone and fax numbers as well as e-mail addresses by third parties to send information not explicitly requested is not permitted. Legal steps against the senders of so-called spam mails in the event of breaches against this ban are explicitly reserved.

5. Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be seen as part of the Internet offering, from which reference has been made to this page. If parts or individual formulations of these texts do not, no longer or not entirely correspond to the valid legal situation, this does not affect the content and validity of the remaining parts of the document.