1. Content of the online offer
The author does not assume any warranty for the up-to-dateness, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. Any claims against the author which relate to material or non-material damage caused as a result of the use or non-use of the information provided, or as a result of the use of inaccurate or incomplete information, are excluded unless it can be proven that the author acted with intent or gross negligence. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to modify, amend or delete the publication in whole or in part or to discontinue the publication temporarily or finally, in each case without a separate announcement.
2. Reference and links
In relation to direct or indirect references to third-party websites (“Hyperlinks”) outside the author’s area of responsibility, a liability would only arise if the author is aware of the contents and it would be technically feasible and reasonable for the author to prevent a use in the case of illegal contents. The author hereby expressly declares that no illegal contents were apparent on the linked pages at the time when the link was set. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, contents or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, the author hereby expressly disassociates himself from any and all contents of all linked pages which were modified after the link was set. That statement applies to all links and references set in the author’s own Internet presence and to third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and all other types of databases, the contents of which can be accessed from outside. Only the provider of the page to which reference is made, and not the person who merely refers to the respective publication by a link, is liable for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and, in particular, any damage caused by the use, or non-use, of any such information.
3. Copyright and trademarks
The author endeavours to observe in all publications the copyrights in relation to the images, graphics, audio and video documents and texts used, to use images, graphics, audio and video documents and texts prepared by the author himself, or to use royalty-free images, graphics, audio and video documents and texts. All trademarks (including protected trademarks) of third parties named in the Internet offer are governed without any restrictions to the provisions of the applicable trademark law from time to time, as well as the rights of possession of the registered owners. The reference to a trademark alone shall not be construed as if trademarks were not protected by third-party rights. The author alone is the holder of the copyright for any published objects which were prepared by the author himself. Any reproduction or use of any such images, graphics, audio and video documents and texts in other electronic or printed publications requires the author’s express consent.
4. Data protection
If the Internet offer provides for the entry of personal or commercial data (email addresses, names, addresses), any such data will be disclosed by the user on an expressly voluntary basis. To the extent technically feasible and reasonable, the use of, and payment for, all services offered is also permitted without disclosing any such data, or by using anonymised data or a pseudonym. The use of the contact details published in the legal notice or similar details such as postal addresses, phone and fax numbers and email addresses by third parties to transmit information which is not expressly requested is not permitted. The author expressly reserves the right to take legal action against the senders of so-called “spam emails” in the case of a violation of that prohibition.
5. Legal evectiveness of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be considered to form part of the Internet offer which referred to this website. Should parts, or individual wordings, of this text not, no longer, or not fully be in line with applicable law, the contents and the validity of the other parts of this document will not be affected thereby.