1. Content of the online offer
The author accepts no liability for the currency, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Claims for compensation against the author based on damages of a material or immaterial type occasioned by the use, or the failure to use, the information provided, or through the use of erroneous or incomplete information are fundamentally excluded, provided no blame can be proven to attach to the author on the grounds of malice aforethought or gross negligence. All quotations are subject to change without notice and without obligation. The author expressly reserves the right to alter, supplement or delete parts or pages of the, or the entire, offer without giving prior notice, or to suspend the publication either for a limited period or permanently.
2. Cross-references and links
In the case of direct or indirect cross-references to other Internet pages ("Links"), outside the author's sphere of responsibility, liability would only come into force if the author were aware of their content and it were technically possible for him, and reasonable to expect him, to prevent utilisation thereof in the case of illegal content. The author hereby categorically states that at the times the links were set, there was no illegal content recognisable on the pages to which the links were to be made. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current or future design, content or authorship of the linked pages, and therefore distances himself specifically from all contents of all linked pages which may have been altered since the links were set. This statement applies to all links and references set within his own Internet presence as well as for outsider entries in visitors' books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. Liability for illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents and in particular for any damage arising from the use or failure to use such information is borne exclusively by the party offering the page to which the cross-reference or link was made, and not the party simply making reference via links to the respective publication.
3. Copyright and trademark legislation
The author makes every effort to respect copyright in all publications of the graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts; to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts of which he is the author, or to make use of licence-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts. All registered trademarks named in this Internet presence and protected by a third-party are subject without restriction to the respective trademark legislation and ownership laws protecting their respective registered proprietors. The conclusion is not to be drawn from mere naming alone that a trademark is not protected by third-party rights! Copyright for published items created by the author himself remains with the author of the pages alone. Duplication or utilisation of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications without the explicit permission of the author is prohibited.
4. Data protection
To the extent that it is possible to enter personal or business data within the Internet pages (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), the user gives these details on an entirely voluntary basis. Making use of and paying for all services offered is - to the extent that this is technically feasible and reasonable – also permitted without the disclosure of such data or by use of data made anonymous or of a pseudonym.
5. Commercial rights
Should you have cause to believe that a commercial protected right of yours is infringed by this website, please notify this immediately by electronic mail, so that a solution may be found without delay. Please bear in mind that the more time-consuming engagement of a lawyer to send a letter to desist to the service provider (for which he will have to pay) does not correspond with his real or presumed wishes.
6. Legal validity of this liability exclusion
This liability exclusion is to be regarded as an integral part of this Internet presence, from which the link was made to this page. To the extent that parts of this text, or its individual formulations, either do not, or no longer, or do not entirely, correspond with the state of current legislation, the validity of the remaining contents of this document is not affected hereby.