1. Online content

The author does not give any warranty whatsoever with respect to the up-to-datedness, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. Claims against the author relating to material or intangible losses caused by the use or failure to use the information provided or through the use of inaccurate or incomplete information are strictly excluded, unless it is proven that the author acted culpably and intentionally or in a grossly negligent manner. All offers are subject to change and are made without obligation. The author reserves the express right to change, supplement and delete, without prior notice, parts of or the entire website or to suspend its publication temporarily or permanently.

With respect to direct and indirect references to third-party websites (links), where the author is not responsible for the content, in the event that the said content breaches any statutory regulations, the author shall only be liable to the extent that it had knowledge of this content and, furthermore, where it is reasonable to expect it to prevent the use of such websites given the technical resources available to it. The author hereby expressly states that it has checked linked websites at the time such links were established and it identified no illegal content within them. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future organisation and contents of linked websites. It therefore expressly refutes all liability with respect to the contents of all linked websites where said content is changed after the placement of the relevant link. This exclusion of liability applies to all links and references contained within the website created by the author as well as to all third-party postings to guest books, forums, lists of links, mailing lists created by the author and in all other forms of databases where external write access to the contents is enabled. With respect to illegal, inaccurate or incomplete content and, in particular, for losses sustained through the use or non-use of such information, the sole liability rests with the provider of the respective website to which the link refers and not with the website provider whose pages merely contain links to the website in question.

The author endeavours to respect the copyright pertaining to text, graphics, audio files and audiovisual material. It retains its own rights in relation to text, graphics, audio files and audiovisual material created by it. All third party companies and trademarks are unreservedly subject to the conditions of the relevant rights of recognition and the property rights of the respective registered owners. Where a brand name is mentioned without allusion to any registered owner, this does not automatically imply that the said trademark is not protected by third-party rights! The website author retains sole copyright in relation to aspects created by it. Copying or use of such graphics, audio files, video sequences and text material in other electronic or printed publications is prohibited without the express permission of the respective author.

4. Data protection

Where this website enables personal or commercial data (email addresses, names, and postal addresses) to be entered, the disclosure of such data by the user is done so on an expressly voluntary basis. The usage of and payment for all services offered are - to the extent this is technically possible and reasonable - permitted without the disclosure of such data or by entering anonymised data or a pseudonym. Third parties are not permitted to use postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses published as part of the imprint or other such details for the purpose of sending information that has not been expressly requested. Legal sanctions against the senders of “spam mails” in breach of this prohibition are expressly reserved.

This disclaimer is to be considered as part of the contents of the internet site that contains the link to this page. If parts or individual formulations of this text now or in the future fail to satisfy the applicable legal situation, or do so only partially, the other parts of this document will not be affected by this as regards their contents and validity.