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Terms of Use and Disclaimer

  1. Website content
    The author does not guarantee that  the information provided is up-to-date, correct, complete or  error-free. The author will not accept any liability for any claims relating to damages of a material or non-pecuniary nature arising from the use or non-use of the information presented or from the use of erroneous and incomplete information, unless the author is shown to have acted wilfully or with gross negligence.Website content is subject to change and is not binding.

    The author explicitly reserves the right to alter, expand or delete sections of pages or the entire content without specific notice or to withdraw publication temporarily or permanently.

  2. Links
    Liability for direct or indirect links to third-party websites outside the realm of the author’s responsibility can only take effect if the author was aware of the content and technically able within reason to prevent the use of any unlawful content.

    The author explicitly declares that when the link was created there was no recognisable illegal content on the linked pages. The author has no influence on the present and future design or content or copyright for the linked pages. Consequently he herewith distances himself explicitly from any content on any linked pages that was altered after the link was created. This statement applies to all links within the author’s website and also to third-party entries in any visitors’ books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. The liability for illegal, erroneous or incomplete content and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of information presented in this manner is assumed solely by the provider of the website to which rerefence was made and not by the person who merely refers to the published material by means of a link.

  3. Copyright and the Protection of Signs
    In all published material the author has sought to respect the copyright attached to illustrations, sound recordings, video clips and texts, to make use of his own illustrations, sound recordings, video clips and texts or to draw on illustrations, sound recordings, video clips and texts for which no royalties are due.

    All trademarks and registered marks named within the website and under certain circumstances protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of whatever trademark legislation is applicable and to the proprietary rights of the registered owner. The mere fact that a trademark is named does not imply that trademarks are not protected by the rights of third parties.

    The copyright for published items generated by the author of this website rests solely with the author. These illustrations, sound recordings, video clips and texts may not be reproduced or used in other digital or printed publications without the express consent of the author.

  4. Data privacy
    If private or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) can be entered on the website, the disclosure of such data by the user is explicitly voluntary. Where technically feasible and reasonable, users are permitted to take up and pay for all services on offer without providing such data or by providing anonymised data or a pseudonym.

    Minors under 18 years of age should not submit any personal data without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not request or collect any personal data from minors or pass such data on to third parties.

  5. Legal force
    This disclaimer is to be regarded as an integral part of the website referring to this disclaimer. If any section or wording in this text does not reflect or no longer reflects or does not fully reflect the current legislation, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless retain their substance and validity.

  6. Google Analytics
    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”: text files which are stored on your computer and which make possible an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website (including your IP address) which is generated by the cookie is transferred to a server of Google’s in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to put together reports on website activity for the site operators, and to provide further services related to website use and Internet use in general. Google will also, if the occasion arises, pass this information on to third parties, insofar as the law prescribes this or insofar as said third parties are commissioned by Google to process these data. In no case will Google bring your IP address into any connection with any other data that Google shall have gathered. You may prevent the saving of cookies onto your computer by selecting a particular setting offered by your browser software. Please be aware, however, that, should you do so, you may then no longer be able to use, to their full extent, all the functions provided by this website. By using this website you implicitly give your consent to Google’s processing of the data gathered about you in the manner described above and for the above-named purpose.