Privacy statement and disclaimer


1. Online Content
The author shall not be liable for any damages of any kind, material or immaterial, arising from the use or non-use of this site and its contents or arising from the use of incorrect and incomplete information, unless wilful or gross negligence can be proven on the part of the author. All offers are non-binding and subject to confirmation. The author expressly reserves the right to modify, extend or delete parts of the website or the entire website without prior notice or to suspend publication thereof temporarily or definitively.

2. Referrals and Links
With direct or indirect referrals to external websites (links) outside the author's sphere of responsibility, the author is obliged to assume liability only if he had knowledge of the contents and it would be technically feasible and reasonable for him to prevent use thereof should it include illegal contents. Therefore the author hereby expressly declares that at the time the link was set up, no illegal contents were in evidence on the pages to be linked. The author has no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages and shall therefore expressly distance himself from the contents of all linked pages that have been changed after the link was set up. This statement applies to all links and referrals set up within the author's own website as well as for third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. Responsibility for illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents, and in particular for any damage arising out of the use or non-use of such linked information, shall rest solely with the provider of the linked page and not with the party referring to the respective publication via links.

3. Copyright and Trademark Law
The author shall endeavour in all publications to observe the copyright of the graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used, to use his own graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts or to resort to public domain graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts. Any brand names and trademarks referred to on the website and that may be protected by third parties shall be subject without restriction to the provisions of the trademark law in force at the time and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. Simply referring to them shall not suggest that trademarks are not protected by third-party rights! Copyrights for any published material created by the author shall remain solely with the author of the pages. Any duplication or use of such graphics, sound recordings, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications shall not be permitted without the author's express consent.

4. Data Protection
If it is possible to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) on the website, this data shall be provided by the user on an expressly voluntary basis. Use of and payment for all services offered shall be permitted without entering such data or by means of anonymous data or a pseudonym, insofar as technically feasible and reasonable.

4a. Google Analytics Privacy
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse 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. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the Internet website linked to this page. If sections or individual terms of this disclaimer do not correspond, no longer or not completely correspond to current applicable law, the remaining parts of the document shall remain unaffected in terms of their content and validity.

This translation of the original German language disclaimer is provided for information purposes only. For legal reasons only the German language text is considered binding.