(1) Limitation of liability

Content of website
The content of this website has been drafted with the greatest possible care. Nevertheless, the provider accepts no liability for the correctness and completeness of the content presented or whether it is up-to-date. Use of uploadable content is at the risk of the user. Items ascribed to a specific person reflect the opinion of the author in question and not necessarily the opinion of the provider.
Availability of the website
The provider will make every effort to ensure that the service is available for uploading to the greatest extent without interruption. However, even if the greatest possible care is taken, downtime cannot be ruled out. The provider reserves the right to change or suspend its service offer at any time.
External links
This website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). These websites are governed by the liability of the operator in question. On first consulting the external links, the provider verified the third-party content to ensure that there are no infringements of the law. At that time, no infringements of the law were apparent. The provider has no influence on the current and future presentation of information or on the content of the linked websites. The reference to external links does not mean that the provider endorses the content underlying the reference or link. It cannot be assumed that the provider constantly verifies these external links without specific indications of infringements of the law. However, if the provider becomes aware of infringements of the law, these external links will be deleted without delay.
The author of any advertisements is responsible for the content of such advertisements and for the content of the website being advertised. The display of advertisements does not constitute acceptance by the provider.
No contractual relationship
Use of the provider’s website does not create any contractual relationship between the user and the provider. Inasmuch, no contractual or quasi-contractual riights vis-à-vis the provider arise. In the event that use of the website were nevertheless to lead to a contractual relationship, the following limitation of liability applies exclusively by reason of precaution: the provider accepts liability for cases of intent or gross negligence as well as for any infringement of a material infringement of a contractual obligation (cardinal obligation). The provider is liable for any damage based on a marginally negligent infringement of cardinal obligations by itself or by its legal representative or agent with a limitation to replacement of the damage as foreseeable on conclusion of the contract and typical for the contract. The provider is not liable for damage in the event of infringement of marginally negligent obligations which are not cardinal obligations. Liability for damage which falls within the ambit of a guarantee or assurance given by the provider as well as liability for claims based on the product liability law and damage caused by injury to life, limb or health is unaffected by this provision.

(2) Copyright

The content and works published on this website are protected by copyright. Any commercial use not permitted under German copyright law requires the prior written consent of the author or rightholder in question. This applies in particular for the copying, reformulation, translation, storage, processing and/or reproduction of content in data bases or other electronic media and systems. Content and input from third parties are covered by this provision. Unauthorised copying and reproduction of individual content elements or complete pages is not allowed and punishable. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is allowed. Links to the provider’s website are currently welcome and do not require the website provider’s consent. Presentation of this website in different frames is only permissible with consent.

(3) Data protection

Visiting the provider’s website may lead to access information being stored on the server (date, time, page viewed). These data are not personal data but are rendered anonymous. They are processed exclusively for statistical purposes. They are not passed on to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes. In addition, data can be stored on the website user’s computer. These data are known as “cookies” which serve to simplify the user’s access. But the user has the option of disabling this function within the relevant web browser. However, this may limit the ease of using our website. The provider expressly points out that data transmission in the Internet (e.g. in the case of communication by e-mail) exhibits security deficiencies and cannot be protected seamlessly against access by third parties. Use of the provider’s contact data – in particular telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address – for commercial advertising is expressly undesirable unless the provider has given its prior written consent or there has already been a business contact. In this respect, the provider and all persons named on this website contradict any commercial use and reproduction of their data.

(4) Applicable law

The relevant law of the Federal Republic of Germany is applicable exclusively.

(5) Special conditions of use*

Insofar as special conditions for individual uses of this website diverge from the above points (1) to (4), an express reference is given at the appropriate place. In this case, the special conditions of use apply in each individual case.