1. Content of the online offer
The author does not accept any liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. On principle, no liability claims against the author are accepted regarding material or immaterial damage resulting from using or not using the provided information, or from using faulty or incomplete information respectively, provided there is no proof of intentional or grossly negligent action on the author’s side.
All offers are open and not binding. The author explicitly reserves the right to modify, complement or cancel parts of pages or the entire offer without prior notice, or stop publication temporarily or altogether.
2. References and links
Where direct or indirect references to third-party web sites ("hyperlinks") are concerned that are not part of the author’s responsibility, a liability could only arise if the author had knowledge of their content and it was technically feasible and reasonable to expect him to prevent the use of such links should they contain illegal content.
The author hereby explicitly declares that when the links were set no illegal content could be discovered on the pages to be linked. The author has no influence on the current and future design, the content or the authorship of the linked/connected pages. He therefore explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the content of all linked/connected pages that have been modified after he set the links. This declaration is valid for all links and references set within his proprietary internet offer as well as for third-party references in guest books, chat rooms and mailing lists provided by the author. The sole responsibility for illegal, faulty or incomplete contents and particularly for damage arising from using or not using such information lies with the provider of the page that is referred to and not with the person who only refers to the respective publication by setting links.
3. Copyright and intellectual property issues
The author has every intention of observing copyrights on all graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts of all publications, using graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by himself, or using graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts that are not under license.
All brand names and trademarks that are quoted within the internet offer and possibly protected by third parties are entirely subject to the applicable intellectual property rights of their respective registered proprietors. Their mere mention does not justify the conclusion that brand names do not come under the intellectual property rights of third parties!
The copyright on published objects created by the author himself remains solely with the author of the respective pages. The reproduction or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not allowed without the author’s explicit agreement.
If the possibility of entering personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, postal addresses) is provided within the internet offer such entries are strictly voluntary on the user’s side. The use and payment of all offered services may – as far as technically feasible and reasonable – also be effected without submitting such data, or by submission of de-personalised data or pseudonyms respectively.
Contact data as published in the imprint or comparable publications such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers as well as e-mail addresses may not be used by third parties for sending information that has not been explicitly ordered. Should this prohibition be ignored legal steps may be taken against the senders of so-called spam mails.
5. Legal effects of the denial of liability
This denial of liability is to be regarded as part of the internet offer that refers to this page. If parts or individual phrases of this text do not, no longer or not completely comply with current jurisdiction the remaining parts of the document will remain unaffected regarding their content and validity.