Exclusion of liability

Content of the online offer

The author is not liable for the currency, correctness and completeness of the provided information on our website. Liability claims against the author, that refer to damage of material or non-material nature, which was caused by the use or non-use of the presented information or the use of faulty and incomplete information, are generally excluded, as far as no evident intentional or gross negligent action lies on the part of the author.

All offers are non-binding. The author reserves the explicit right to change, add to or delete sections of pages or the complete offer or also to partly disclose or finally close down the website without special notice.

 

References and links

A liability obligation concerning direct or indirect references to foreign websites (“Hyperlinks”) which are not within the area of the author’s responsibility, would only become effective if the author is aware of the content and if it would be technically possible and bearable for him/her to prevent the use in the case of illegal content.

The author hereby declares explicitly that no illegal contents were recognised on the pages that were to be linked at the time that the link was placed. The author has no influence over the current and futuristic arrangement, the content or the authorship of the linked pages. Therefore he/she explicitly distances him or herself from all the contents of the linked pages which have been changed since the placing of the link. This conclusion applies for all links and references placed within one’s own internet offer as well as foreign entries in guest books, discussion forums, lists of links and mailing lists which have been arranged by the author and all other forms of databases into whose contents external writing access can be extended. The provider of the referenced website page is solely liable for illegal, faulty or incomplete contents and especially for damage which occurs from the use or non-use of such presented information and not those who simply refer via links to the respective disclosure.

 

Copyright and trademark law

The author strives to respect the copyright of the used images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and text in all publications, to make use of self-made images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and text or to refer to licence free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and text. All named brand and trademarks within the internet offer, and if necessary also those protected by a third party are subject to the unlimited terms of the respective valid trademark law and ownership rights of the respective registered owner. The sole mentioning of brand marks should not lead to the conclusion that they are not protected by third party rights!

The copyright for disclosed objects created by the author remains solely in the possession of the author of the pages. Duplication or usage of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and text in other electronic or printed publications without the author’s explicit consent is not permitted.

 

Data protection

As long as the submission of personal or commercial data is possible within the internet offer (E-mail address, Name, Address) then the disclosure of this data by the user is on an explicit optional basis. The usage and payment of all offered services – as far as technically possible and reasonable – is also permitted without the provision of such data or by anonymous data or data provided under a pseudonym. The usage within the framework of the imprint or similar details of disclosed contact data such as postal address, telephone and fax numbers as well as E-Mail addresses by a third party for the submission of information that has not been specifically requested is not permitted. The right to take legal action against the sender of these so called Spam mails at the violation of this prohibition is explicitly reserved.

 

Data protection declaration for the usage of Facebook Plug-ins (Like Button)

This website uses Plug-ins provided by Facebook.com, which are made available in the USA by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304. It needs to be pointed out to users of our website, in which the Facebook-Plug-in is installed, that a connection to Facebook is established by the Plug-in, whereby a transmission is conducted to your browser so that the Plugin appears on the website.

Furthermore, by this usage, data is forwarded onto the Facebook-Server, which contains information of your web site visits to our homepage. The result is that usage data of Facebook users can be categorised when they are logged in to Facebook.

As long as you actively use the Facebook Plug-in as a logged in Facebook user (e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or writing a comment), then this information will be transferred to your Facebook account and disclosed. You can only avoid this by logging out of your Facebook account beforehand.

Please refer to the data protection regulations on Facebook regarding further information of data usage.

 

Data protection declaration for the use of Google +1

Collection and transfer of information:

It is possible to disclose information worldwide by means of the Google +1 button. You and other users can receive personalised contents from Google and our partners using the Google+1 button. Google not only saves the information that you have given for content +1, it also saves information about a page that you viewed by clicking on to +1. Your +1 can be displayed as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google-Services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google records information by your +1 activities, in order to improve Google-Services for you and others.

To use the Google+1 Button, it is necessary to have a worldwide visible public Google profile, which must at least contain the name chosen for one’s profile. This name is used in all Google-Services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name, one with which you have used to share contents with through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who either have knowledge of your E-Mail address or have access to other identifiable information concerning yourself.

Use of acquired information:

Along with the purposes mentioned above, the information you disclose is used according to the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google possibly discloses summarized statistics on the +1 activities of the user or passes these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or connected websites.

 

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, these are text files that are saved onto your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website.

The information provided by the cookies from your use of this website are normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

If the IP-Anonymization is activated on this website, then your IP-Address will nevertheless be shortened by Google beforehand within the member states of the European Union or in other states which are signatories to the agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP Address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the provider of this website to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports on the website activities and to render further services towards the website provider relating to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not joined to other Google data. You can prevent the storage of Cookies through a certain setting in your browser software; we must however point out that it may not be possible to make full use of all the functions of this website if this be the case.

Furthermore, you are able to prevent the collection of obtained data by Google produced by Cookies and your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Plug-in which is available by clicking on to the following link:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Source: Disclaimer from Haftungsausschluss-Vorlage.de(exclusion of liability) and Datenschutzgesetz.de (Data Protection Act)