Data Protection & Exclusion of Liability
I. Content of Online Offering
The author assumes no liability whatsoever for the up-to-dateness, accuracy, completeness, or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author that refer to damage of a material nature or damage to ideas that arises based upon the use or non-use of the information offered or upon the use of incorrect or incomplete information are, on principle, excluded as long as no demonstrable fault due to wrongful intent or gross negligence on the part of the author is present.
All offers are subject to confirmation and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete portions of the pages or the entire offering or to suspend publication temporarily or permanently.
II. References and Links
In the case of direct or indirect links (“hyperlinks”) to third-party websites that lie outside the area of the author’s responsibility, the author would bear liability obligations only in the event that the author had knowledge of the content and were technically able, within reason, to prevent use in the case of unlawful content.
The author hereby expressly states that at the time of creation of the links, no illegal content was ascertainable on the pages to be linked. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content, or copyright of the pages linked to. For that reason, he hereby distances himself expressly from all content of all pages linked to that have been modified since the creation of the links. This determination applies to all links and references placed within the author’s own Internet offering as well as to third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists, and all other forms of databases set up by the author and to the content of which external write access is possible. The provider of the page linked to, and not the party who only refers to such a publication via links, shall bear sole responsibility for illegal, incorrect, or incomplete content and especially for any damage arising from the use or non-use of information offered in such fashion.
III. Copyright and Trademark Law
The author strives, in all publications, to comply with the copyrights applicable to the images, graphics, audio files, video sequences, and texts used, to use images, graphics, audio files, video sequences, and texts generated by the author himself, or to avail himself of graphics, audio files, video sequences, and texts not subject to licensing.
All trademarks and brand names mentioned in the Internet offering that and potentially protected by third parties are subject without limitation to the provisions of the trademark law valid in the respective case and to the property rights of the respective registered owner. It may not be concluded solely from the fact that a trademark is mentioned that it is not protected by the rights of third parties!
The copyright for published objects generated by the author himself rests solely with the author of the pages. Reproduction or use of such graphics, audio files, video sequences, and texts in any other electronic or print publication is not permitted without the author’s express consent.
IV. Data Protection
Inasmuch as there is a possibility to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) within the Internet offering, such information is divulged on the part of the user on an expressly voluntary basis. Use of and payment for all services offered is – to the extent technically possible and reasonable – also permitted without indication of such data or with indication of anonymized data or a pseudonym. Use by third parties of contact information, such as mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, that is published within the context of the editorial and publishing disclosure statement or similar indications for purposes of sending information that has not expressly been requested is not permitted. We expressly reserve the right to take legal steps against the senders of so-called spam e-mail in the event of violation of this prohibition.
V. Legal Validity of this Exclusion of Liability
This exclusion of liability is to be seen as a part of the Internet offering that linked to this page. If portions or individual provisions of this text do not, no longer, or do not entirely correspond to the legal status currently in effect, the content and validity of the remaining portions of the document are not affected thereby.