Disclaimer

1. Legal disclaimer
The sole purpose of this website is to provide general information without laying any claim to correctness and completeness. The uncertainties of the medium require that the following reservations be made. In specific individual cases the right to apply the relevant legal provisions, court rulings and practice shall be reserved.

2. Note on liability  
The contents of this website are compiled with the greatest possible care. However, the provider shall not assume any warranty for the correctness, completeness and up-to-date nature of the contents provided. In particular, these shall not represent any legally binding information or offers. Use of the contents of the website shall occur at the user’s own risk. Should arrangements nevertheless be made on the basis of the contents of this website, this shall be at the user’s own risk. The provider shall not assume any responsibility or liability for the content and functions of this website being free from errors, for the correction of errors or for this website, nor shall the provider assume any responsibility or liability for the server involved being free from harmful components.  The provider shall not assume any responsibility for direct or indirect damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused by access to this website and its contents, or to websites and their contents linked to it, or through the use or non-use of this information, or through the use of defective or incomplete information on this website or other websites linked to it.  All offers shall be subject to change without notice and without obligation. No contractual relationship shall come into being between the user and provider through the simple use of the website of the provider. The author expressly reserves the right to alter, supplement, delete or temporarily or permanently cease publication of parts of the website or the entire website without separate notification.

3. References and links  
In the case of direct or indirect references to third-party Internet sites (“links”), which are beyond the area of responsibility of the author, a liability commitment would only come into effect in cases where the author was aware of the contents and in such cases where it would be technically possible and reasonable for the author to prevent the use of same in the case of illegal contents.  The author hereby expressly declares that at the time the link was made, no illegal contents were discernible on the sites to be linked. The author has no influence on the current or future design, contents or authorship of the sites linked/connected. Therefore, he hereby expressly disassociates himself from all contents of all linked/connected websites changed after the link was made. This statement shall apply to all links and references placed within the provider's own Internet site and to third party entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. Solely the provider of the website to which reference was made and not the person who merely made reference via links to the respective publication, shall be held liable for illegal, defective or incomplete contents and especially for damage arising from the use or non-use of information offered in such a manner.

4. Copyright and trademark law  
The author shall endeavour in all publications to respect the copyrights of the images, sound files, video sequences and texts used, to use images, sound files, video sequences and texts produced by himself or to have recourse to images, sound files, video sequences and texts which are royalty-free. All brands and trademarks mentioned inside the website and protected by third parties if applicable, shall be subject without restriction to the provisions of the trademark law valid in each case and the proprietary rights of the respective registered proprietors. The conclusion must not be made on account of the mere mention that trademarks are not protected by third-party rights!  The copyright for published objects produced by the author himself shall remain solely the property of the author of the site. Duplication or use of such images, sound files, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications shall not be permitted without the express permission of the author.

5. Data protection  
To the extent it is possible within the website to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses, etc), the provision of such data on the part of the user shall occur on an expressly voluntary basis. Making use of and paying for all services offered – if technically possible and reasonable – shall not be permitted without the provision of such data.

The provider shall expressly point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. in the case of communication by e-mail) has security vulnerabilities and cannot be seamlessly protected against access by third parties.

6. Legal effectiveness of this disclaimer  
This disclaimer must be considered as part of the website from which reference was made to this web page. Should parts or individual formulations of this text not comply, no longer comply or not comply in full with the prevailing legal position, this shall not affect the contents or validity of the remaining parts of the document.