1. Content of the online offer
The author cannot guarantee the currency, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims made against the author related to damage, whether material or immaterial, caused through the use or non-use of the information offered, or through the use of incorrect or incomplete information are entirely excluded unless it can be shown that the author is guilty of deliberately culpable or grossly negligent action. All offers are provisional and non-binding. The author explicitly reserves the right to change, expand or delete sections, pages or the entire offer without giving particular warning, or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.
2. References and links
In the case of direct or indirect references to external internet sites (links) that are outside the sphere of responsibility of the author, liability would come into force only if the author had knowledge of their contents and if it were both technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent their use in the event that their contents are illegal.
The author hereby explicitly declares that at the time that the link was included, no illegal content could be discerned on the linked sites. The author has no influence over the current and future design, the contents or the authorship of the linked sites. For this reason he hereby explicitly distances himself from any contents in any linked sites that have been changed after inclusion of the link. This declaration applies to all the links and references included in the company’s own internet offer as well as to entries made by others in guest books, discussion forums or mailing lists set up by the author. The creator of the site to which reference is made, and not any one who merely refers via links to what is published there, is alone responsible for illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents, and in particular for damage arising out of the use or a non-use of information made available in that way.
3. Copyright and trademark rights
The author endeavours in all publications to observe the copyright of images, sound files, video sequences and texts and to use images, sound files, video sequences and texts that he has created himself or to make use of licence-free images, sound files, video sequences and texts.
All brands and trade marks that may be protected on behalf of third parties mentioned within the internet offer are unrestrictedly subject to the specifications of whichever trademark law may be applicable and to the ownership rights of the registered owner concerned. The mere fact that they are mentioned does not permit the conclusion that trademarks are not protected by the rights of third parties!
The copyright in published items created by the author himself remains entirely with the author of the site. Reproduction or exploitation of such images, sound files, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the explicit agreement of the author.
4. Data protection
Inasmuch as the internet offer includes any facilities for the entry of personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), the revelation of this data is explicitly voluntary on the part of the user. Requesting and paying for all the services on offer is – as far as may be technically possible and reasonable – also possible without giving such data, or by making use of anonymous data or a pseudonym.
5. Legal force of this liability exclusion
This liability exclusion is to be considered part of the internet offer, from which reference is made to this page. If any parts or individual formulations within this text are found not to accord, no longer to accord or not fully to accord with the applicable regulations, the content and validity of other sections of the document remain unaffected.