Privacy Policy

Content of the online offering

The author shall not be held liable for the topicality, correctness, completeness, or quality of the information provided. Any liability claims against the author that refer to damage of a material or intangible nature and that are caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information shall be strictly excluded, provided there is no verifiable evidence of willful intent or gross negligence on the part of the author. All offerings are subject to change and are non-binding. The author explicitly reserves the right to modify, amend, or delete part of the pages or the entire offering without separate prior notification or to temporarily or permanently discontinue the publication thereof.

References and Links

In the case of direct or indirect references to third-party websites ("Links") that are beyond the responsibility of the author, a liability obligation would apply only if the author was aware of the contents thereof and if it was technically feasible and reasonable to demand that he prevent the use of illegal contents. The author hereby explicitly states that at the time of setting up the link no illegal contents were discernible on the linked pages. The author has no influence on the current and future design, content, or copyright status of the linked pages. Therefore, the author hereby explicitly dissociates himself from all contents of any linked pages modified after the link was established. This statement shall apply to all links and references set up within the author's own web offering and for third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums, and mailing lists set up by the author. Illegal, incorrect, or incomplete content and, in particular, damage arising from the use or non-use of the information so presented shall be the sole responsibility of the provider of the page referenced, and not of the individual merely providing a reference and link to the publication in question.

Copyright and trademark law

The author seeks to observe in all publications the copyrights pertaining to the used graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts, to use his own graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts, or to make use of license-free graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts. All trademarks and brands mentioned within the website offering that are protected by third-party rights shall be strictly subject to the provisions of the valid trademark and copyright laws and to the ownership rights of their registered owners. The mere reference alone shall not be interpreted to mean that trademarks are not protected by third-party rights! The copyright for published objects generated by the author himself shall be the exclusive right of the author of the pages. A reproduction or use of such graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts in other electronic or printed publications shall require the explicit prior consent of the author.

Validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the website offering from which reference was made to this page. If this text or individual wordings thereof should not comply, no longer comply, or not fully comply with the current legal situation, this shall have no bearing on the remaining passages of the document in terms of content and validity.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the "Facebook Blocker".