Exclusion of Liability

1. Contents of the Website

The content of these pages only serves as general information. We shall accept absolutely no liability for actions which are taken based upon the informational material contained at this website. The author assumes no responsibility for the topicality, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author based on damage of a material or non-material nature resulting from the use of or failure  to use the presented information and / or the use of incorrect and incomplete information are categorically excluded, provided  that  the author is not guilty of demonstrably willful or gross negligence. All offers are subject to change without notice and are not binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement, or delete parts of the pages or the entire content with  out  separate notice and to discontinue publication thereof either temporarily or permanently.

2. References and links

As regards direct or indirect references to external websites (“hyper-links”) which are outside the area of responsibility of the author,  liability would only be assumed if the author had knowledge of content and if it was technically possible and feasible to prevent  their use in case of illegal content. The author hereby expressly declares that no illegal content was found on the linked pages at the time the links were made. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, contents and authorship of the  linked / referenced pages.  For this reason, the author expressly dissociates himself from the contents of all linked / referenced  pages which were changed after the links were first established.  This statement applies to all links and references set up with  in the  author’s own website as well as to external entries in the guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists created by the author.  Only the provider of the page referenced shall be liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and not  for  damage resulting from the use of or failure to use such information provided, but not the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

3. Copyright and trademark laws

In all publications, the author shall be aim to either to adhere the copyright of the graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts used,  to use graphic art, audio and video clips and texts created by himself or to resort to license-free graphic art, audio and video sequences and texts. All brands and trademarks mentioned as part of the Internet offer and, where applicable, all brands and trademarks protected by third parties are subject without restrictions to the regulations of the currently applicable trademark law as well as  the rights of ownership by the registered owner.

The mere fact that a trademark is mentioned must not imply that trademarks are not protected by third-party rights. The copyrights for published items created by the author himself are solely held by the author of the pages. Copying or using such graphics, audio and video clips and texts in other electronic or printed publications is prohibited without the express permission of the author.

4. Data privacy

Provided that the possibility of entering personal or business details (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) exists within the scope of the Internet offer, the disclosure of such data on the part of the user is done on an expressly voluntary basis. Use of and payment for all services offered is - in as much as this is technically possible and feasible - also permitted without entering such data and/or anonymously entering data or by using an alias.

5. Validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is deemed part of the website from which the user was referred to this page. If parts or individual formulations of  this text do not comply with the current legal position, the remainder of the document shall not be affected by this, neither in terms of  content nor validity.