Legal issues

Form: Permission for using voluntary data

1. Privacy
In case there exists a possibility of submission of private or commercial data (email addresses, names, mailing address) within the Internet offer, the disclosure of this data by the user happens on an explicitly voluntary basis. The claim and payment of all offered services is – as far as technologically possible and reasonable – possible also without providing such data, or rather under specification of anonymized data or a pseudonym. The use of contact data such as mailing addresses, telephone or fax numbers as well as email addresses published within the framework of the legal notice or comparable indications by third parties for remittance of not explicitly demanded information is not permitted. On infringement of this prohibition legal action against sender of so-called spam mail are explicitly reserved.

These websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, text files that are saved on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of the web site. The information about your web site use generated with cookies is usually transferred to and saved on a Google server in the USA. In case of activation of the IP-anonymization on this web site, Google will, however, truncate beforehand your IP-address inside the member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP-address going to be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. By order of the carrier of this web site Google is going to use this information in order to evaluate your use of the web site, to compile reports on the web site activities, and to provide the web site carrier with further services in connection to the use of the web site and the use of the Internet. Google is not going to bring together the by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics transmitted IP-address with other data. You may prevent the storage of cookies with an appropriate adjustment of your browser software; we would like to point out that in this case you might not be able to use all the functions of this web site to the full extent. In addition, you may prevent the collecting of data referring to your use of the web site (including your IP-address) by cookies and the rendering to Google as wells as the handling of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link. The up-to-date link is…

2. Content of the online offer
The author is taking no responsibility for the correctness, timeliness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author referring to damage of a material or ideally kind, which were caused by the use or disuse of the presented information, or by the use of erroneous and incomplete information respectively, are generally excluded, provided that no verifiably intentional or grossly negligent fault by the author is existent. All offers are subject to change without notice and without obligation. The author explicitly reserves the right to change, complement, or delete parts of the site or the whole offer, or to stop the publication temporary or finally.

3. Pointers and links
In case of direct or indirect links to external web sites that are outside the responsibility of the author, commitment of liability comes into effect solely if the author has notice of the contents, and it is technologically possible and reasonable for him to prevent the use in case of unlawful content.
The author herewith explicitly declares that at the point of setting the links there were no illegal contents identifiable on the linked pages. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current or future arrangement, the contents, or the authorship of the linked pages. Hence the author dissociates himself explicitly from all content of linked pages that were changed after the point of linking. This statement applies for all links and pointers within the author’s own internet offer as well as for external input in guest books, forums, link registers, mailing lists, and in all other forms of data bases provided by the author, to which content external access is possible. For illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents and especially for harms caused by the use or disuse of thus presented information, only the provider of the site that was linked is liable and no the person, who merely relegates to the particular publication via links.

4. Copy right and trademark law
The author is exerted to respect the copy right of the used pictures, graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts in all publications, and to use his own pictures, graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts, or to resort to public domain graphics, audio documents, and video sequences.
All trademarks and brands mentioned in the Internet offer that are potentially protected by third parties, are unrestrictedly subject to the policies of the each applying trademark laws and the rights of possession of the registered proprietors for each case. There should be no conclusion drawn that trademarks are not protected by the rights of third parties due to their mere mention!
The copy right for published objects made by the author remains solely with the author of the site. Copying and use of such graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the explicit consent of the author.