1. Content of the Online Offerings
The author does not in any way guarantee the currentness, accuracy, completeness, or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author related to damages of a material or non-material nature that have been caused by the use or failure to use the featured information or by the use of flawed and incomplete information are generally barred as long as there is no evidence of intentional or gross negligence on the part of the author. All offers are open and non-binding. The author explicitly reserves the right to change, supplement, or delete parts of the pages or the entire offering or to stop publishing the pages in part or in full without making any special announcements.
2. References and Links
For direct or indirect references to foreign websites (so-called "hyperlinks"), that lie outside of the author's realm of responsibility, the author could only be held liable if the author knew about the content and it would have been technically possible and reasonable for the author to impede the use of illegal content. The author hereby explicitly declares that at the time that the links were established, no illegal content could be identified on the linked sites. The author does not have any kind of influence on the current or future configuration, content, or authorship of the linked/connected sites. It is for this reason that the author explicitly distances him/herself from all content of all linked/connected sites that was changed after the links were established. This declaration applies to all links and references made within the author's own internet offerings as well as for foreign entries in the guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists, and all other types of databanks set up by the author with content that can be accessed and contributed to by external third parties. The provider of the site containing the content in question, not the provider of the site linking to the site containing the content in question, is solely responsible for all illegal, erroneous, or incomplete content and particularly for damages resulting from the use or failure to use such information presented on the site containing the content in question.
3. Copyright and Trademark Rights
In all publications, the author strives to respect the copyrights of the pictures, graphics, audio recordings, video sequences, and texts or to use pictures, graphics, audio recordings, video sequences, and texts the author has created him/herself or to make use of graphics, audio recordings, video sequences, and texts from the public domain. All brand marks and trademarks named within the internet offerings and possibly protected by third parties are subject without limitation to the conditions of the respectively applicable trademark regulations and rights of ownership of the respective registered owners. The conclusion that a brand mark is not protected by the rights of third parties cannot be drawn merely from the fact that it is used on the site! The copyright for published objects created by the author him/herself remains solely with the author of the site. Reproducing or using such graphics, audio recordings, video sequences, and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not allowed without the explicit approval of the author.
4. Data Protection
If the option to enter personal or business information (email addresses, names, addresses) is available as part of the internet offerings, this information is divulged by the user on an explicitly voluntary basis. It is allowed to use and pay for all services offered - as long as technically possible and reasonable - without entering such information or by entering anonymized information or a pseudonym. The use of contact information published in the company details section or comparable entries - such as mailing addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses - by third parties to send information that has not been explicitly requested is strictly forbidden. We explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of so-called "spam emails" when they violate this ban.
5. Legal Validity of this Exclusion of Liability
This exclusion of liability is to be seen as a part of the internet offering and refers to this site. In the case that parts or individual formulations of this text fail to adhere, not longer adhere, or don't completely adhere to current legal conventions, the validity and content of the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected.