Exclusion of liability
1. Content of the online offer
The author does not represent and warrant that the information given herein is up-to-date, correct, complete or of good quality. Any liability claims against the author for material or non-material damages caused by using or not using the offered information or by using incorrect or incomplete information shall be excluded on principle unless there is evidence that the damages were caused intentionally by the author or as a result of his or her gross negligence. All offers are not binding and subject to alterations without notice. The author explicitly reserves his or her right to modify, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the complete offer without special notice, or to discontinue the publication temporarily or for good.
2. References and links
In the case of direct and indirect references to strange internet pages (links) that are beyond the author’s sphere of responsibility, liability would come into effect only if the author had knowledge of the contents and if it was technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent the use of illegal contents. Therefore, the author explicitly declares that at the moment of installing the links the individual linked pages were free of illegal contents. The author does not have any influence on both the present and future design of the linked pages and their contents. That is why the author explicitly dissociates himself from the contents of any linked pages that have been modified after installing the links. This statement is valid for all links and references installed within the own internet offer as well as for entries placed by strangers in the visitors’ books, discussion platforms and mailing lists created by the author. For illegal, faulty or incomplete information and in particular for any damages arising from using or not using such offered information only the owner of the page referred to shall be liable but not the person who by way of links referres to the respective publication.
3. Copyright and trade-mark protection
The author makes an effort to observe the copyright of all the graphic representations, audio documents, videos and texts used in his publications, to use self-made graphs, audio documents, videos and texts and to fall back on graphs, audio documents, videos and texts requiring no licence. All the trade-marks mentioned in the internet offer that were protected by third parties are unrestrictedly subject to the provisions of the governing trade-mark law and the possessory rights of the respective registered owner. The mere mentioning of a trade-mark must not lead to the conclusion that it has not been registered by a third party. The copyright for published objects that were created by the author himself remains solely with the author. No reproduction and use of such graphs, audio documents, videos and texts shall be allowed in other publications (electronic and print) without the author’s explicit prior consent.
4. Protection of data
If within the internet offer there exists the possibility of entering personal or business data (e.g. email address, names, addresses), the revelation of such data by the user is explicitly voluntary. Utilization and payment of all offered services is – whenever this is technically feasable or reasonable - permitted without giving away such data or by giving anonymous data or an assumed name.
5. Legal effectiveness of this exclusion of liability
This exclusion of liability is to be regarded as a part of the internet offer, and from there reference is given to this page. If any part or individual formulation of the text does no longer correspond to the present legal situation or does not do so completely, the other parts of this document remain unaffected with regard to their content and validity.