Liability Disclaimer (as of 23 November 2004)

1. Content of this website

The author does not assume any liability for timeliness, correctness, completeness or quality of the provided information. Liability claims against the author due to material or immaterial damage caused by the use or disuse of the provided information or by the use of incorrect and incomplete information are generally excluded, unless the author has acted with gross negligence or willful intent.

All offers are without engagement and subject to confirmation: The author expressly reserves the right to modify, amend, delete or temporarily or permanently cease publication of parts of the pages or the entire content without further notice.

2. References and links

A liability for direct or indirect references or links to other websites (“links”) which are not within the author’s responsibility will only occur if the author is aware of the contents and would be technically able and could reasonably be expected to prevent the use in case of unlawful contents.

The author hereby expressly declares that at the time the link was set up, no unlawful contents were noticeable on the linked websites. The author does not have any influence on the current and future design, contents or authorship of the linked websites. Therefore, the author hereby dissociates himself from all contents of linked websites which were modified after the link was set up. This statement is valid for all links and references set up on our website as well as for external entries in the author’s guest books, discussion forums, mailing lists, and all other types of databases onto which external reading access is possible. The provider of the linked website is exclusively liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and especially for damage resulting from the use or disuse of this information and not the person who merely makes a reference to this publication via a link.

3. Copyright and trademark law

The author makes every effort to observe the copyrights concerning the used pictures, audio documents, video sequences and texts, to use pictures, audio documents, video sequences and texts he created or to use license-free pictures, audio documents, video sequences and texts. All brands and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the trademark law valid at that time and to the registered proprietor’s right to possession. Merely a mention does not lead to the conclusion that brands are not protected by third party rights!

The copyright for published items created by the author remains with the website’s author. Duplication or use of such pictures, audio documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is only allowed with the author’s express consent.

4. Data Privacy

In some places on this website you have the possibility to enter personal or business data (e.g. e-mail address, name, postal address). The disclosure of this data is explicitly voluntary. All offered services may be used without providing personal data or can be used with anonymized data or aliases – if technically feasible and where reasonable. Third parties may not send unsolicited information to postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, or e-mail addresses published on the legal notice or similar pages. We reserve the right to take legal action against any violations against this prohibition by anyone sending so-called spam mails.

5. Legal effectiveness of this disclaimer

This disclaimer must be considered as a part of the website on which a reference is made to this page. Should parts or individual wordings of this text not or not fully correspond to the current legal situation or not correspond to the current legal situation any more, the contents and validity of the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected.