LIABILITY WAIVER

1. Content of the Online Presentation

The author shall not assume any warranties for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author based on tangible or intangible damages resulting from the use or non-use of the information provided or through the use of erroneous and incomplete information shall principally be excluded as long as the author has not verifiably acted in a culpable manner intentionally or grossly negligently.

All offers made shall be subject to change and non-binding. The author reserves the express right to modify, complete, delete parts of the site or the entire site without making any separate announcements or to suspend the publication of the site temporarily or permanently.

2. References and Links

In the event that the site should contain direct or indirect links to third party websites (‘hyperlinks’), which are beyond the scope of control of the author, an obligation to assume liability would arise only in the event that the author was aware of the content and if the author had the technical and reasonable ability to prevent the use in the event that illegal content should be present.

The author herewith expressly declares that at the time the link was set, none of the linked sites contained any evidence of illegal contents. However, the author does not have any control over the current and future design, the contents or the copyrights of linked sites. Hence, the author herewith expressly distances himself/herself from any and all contents on linked sites introduced after the link was placed. This statement shall apply to all links and references placed within the author’s own Internet site as well as for any third party entries made into guest books, discussion forums, link registers, mailing lists and into all other types of databases the contents of which can be accessed for entries by third parties. The provider of the site that contains illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents shall be solely liable for the former and in particular any damages that arise from the use or non-use of information of this kind presented on the sites to which reference is being made and not the party who merely makes reference to said published information through links.

3. Copyright and Trademark Laws

The author strives to observe the copyrights inherent in all images, graphics, audio documents, video sequences and copy, to use in-house created images, graphics, audio documents, video sequences and copy in all publications or to use licensing fee free images, graphics, audio documents, video sequences and copy.

All trademarks and brands stipulated within the website and any such trademarks and brands that may be protected by third parties shall be subject to the respective applicable trademark laws or intellectual property laws of the respective registered owners without any limitations. The mere mentioning shall not permit the conclusion that trademarks are not protected by third party intellectual property rights!

The copyright for published objects produced in-house by the author shall remain exclusively with the author of the site. Any reproduction or use of such images, graphics, audio documents, video sequences and copy in other electronic or printed publication in the absence of the express consent of the author shall be prohibited.

4. Data Privacy

In the event that the website should contain options to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), the disclosure of such data by the user shall occur expressly on a voluntary basis. The use of all services offered and the making of payments for same is – to the maximum extent possible – also possible without providing such data or by providing anonymous data or a pseudonym if this is possible from a technical and practical perspective. The use of the contact information published in conjunction with the legal requirements in Germany or similar information, such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and the e-mail address by third parties to send to us information we have not expressly requested shall be prohibited. We reserve the express right to take legal action against senders of so-called spam e-mails in the event of any violation of this policy.

5. Legal Effectiveness of this Liability Waiver

This liability waiver shall be an integral component of the website on the Internet that made reference to this page. In the event that parts or individual statements in this copy should not be, no longer be or not be in complete compliance with the current legal situation, this shall not affect the effectiveness of the remaining parts of the documents in terms of its content or validity.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

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