1. On-line contents

The author assumes no responsibility for update maintenance, accuracy, omissions or quality of any information provided. Claims against the author relating to damages of material or immaterial nature, which have been caused by the use or the non-use of the information offered, or by the use of erroneous and incomplete information, are precluded to the extent that the author did not act with malice or with gross negligence. All offers are subject to confirmation and are not binding. The author expressly reserves the right to modify, delete and supplement portions of pages or the entire Web contents or to suspend publication of the Web site temporarily or permanently.

2. References and links

In the case of direct or indirect references to Web sites of third parties (hyperlinks), that are beyond the author’s control, liability would arise only should the author have knowledge of the contents and it were technically and appropriate for him to prevent use in the case of illegal contents. The author expressly declares that at the time of setting the link, no illegal contents were recognizable on the site linked to. The author has no influence on the current and future design, contents or copyright ownership of any linked sites. He therefore expressly denies any responsibility for the contents of any linked sites that may have been modified subsequent to establishment of those links. This statement applies to all links and references contained within the company’s own Internet site as well as entries by third parties in guest books, discussion forums, link directories and mailing lists set up by the author, and in all other forms of database whose content may be subject to modification by external third parties. The creator of the linked site – not the creator of the site providing the link - shall solely be responsible for damages due to illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents and, in particular, to the use or non-use of such contents.

3. Copyright and trademark law

The author shall strive to respect the copyrights of any pictures, graphics, audio documents, video sequences and copy employed in any publications; to employ pictures, graphics, audio documents, video sequences and copy he himself has created; or to revert to graphics, audio documents, video sequences and copy that is not subject to copyright. Any brand- or trademarks that appear on the Internet site, (also that may have been registered by third parties) are subject to the stipulations of the trademark law then in effect and the right of possession of their registered owners. Mere mention of an item should in no way be construed to mean that trademarks are not subject to the rights of third parties! The copyright for objects that the author himself has published shall remain the property of the site’s author. Duplication or use of such graphics, audio documents, video sequences and copy in other electronic or printed publications without express permission of the author is prohibited by law.

4. Privacy

Inasmuch as the entry of personal or business-related data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) is possible on the Internet site, visitors shall do so expressly of their own volition. It also is permissible to make use of and pay for any services offered – to the extent that this is technically feasible and appropriate) without providing such data, or by providing a pseudonym or anonymous data. The use of contact data such as postal addresses, telephone, fax numbers, e-mail addresses or similar information obtained from the imprint by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited information is not permitted. We expressly reserve the right to prosecute any senders of spam mail who violate this rule.

4a. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

5. Effect of this exclusion of liability

This exclusion of liability forms a part of the Internet site. Reference is expressly made to the appropriate page. Inasmuch as portions or individual formulations of this text do not, no longer or incompletely conform to applicable law, the remaining portions of the document will remain unaffected with regard to their content and validity.