Gender note:

For reasons of better readability, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (m/f/d) is refrained from on all pages of this homepage. All personal terms and personal nouns apply equally to all genders.

1. Website Content

The author assumes no guarantee whatever in respect of the current validity, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Legal claims for liability against the author in respect of material or non-material damages occasioned by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of erroneous and incomplete information are specifically excluded, insofar as the author has not demonstrably acted willingly or knowingly or in a grossly negligent manner. All content is subject to change and is non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to amend, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the whole content without specific notice, and to suspend publication temporarily or permanently.

2. References and Links

In the event of direct or indirect references to external websites ("Hyperlinks") which are outside the area of responsibility of the author, liability would arise exclusively in the case that the author possesses knowledge of the content of said external websites and that it would be technically possible and reasonable for the author to prevent use in the event of unlawful content. The author herewith expressly declares that at the time the links were established, no illegal content was discernable on sites so linked. The author exerts no influence whatever in respect of current and future design, contents or copyright ownership on said linked/referenced sites. For this reason, he herewith expressly distances himself from all content of all linked/referenced sites amended subsequent to the establishment of the link. This statement applies in respect of all links and references established within the scope of the author‘s own Internet presence as well as in respect of external entries in guest books, discussion forums, indexes of links and mailing lists set up by the author and in respect of all other forms of database where external access to content enabling entries to be made is possible. In respect of illegal, erroneous or incomplete content, and in particular in respect of claims arising from the use or non-use of such a kind of information so provided, sole liability shall rest with the operator of such sites to which links have been provided and not with the operator merely providing references to the respective publications by means of links.

3. Copyright and Trademark Law

In all publications, the author undertakes every endeavour to recognise copyright in respect of pictures, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used, to use pictures, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts which he himself has created or to revert to using pictures, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts which are in the public domain. All brand and trademark names which are referred to within the internet presence and which may be registered to third parties are without restriction subject to Trademark Law as amended and to the proprietary rights of the respective registered owners. Mere reference to said brand and trademark names does not constitute a conclusion that said brand and trademark names are not registered to the rights of third parties. Copyright in respect of objects published which have been created by the author remains solely with the author of the pages. Duplication or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express agreement of the author.

4. Data Protection

Insofar as the opportunity to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, postal addresses) exists within the scope of the internet provision, provision of such data on the part of the user shall expressly take place on a voluntary basis. Availment of and payment for all services provided is also permitted in the absence of the provision of such information or by providing anonymised information or by using a pseudonym, insofar as this is technically possible and reasonable. The use of such contact data as is provided or similar information, such as postal addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses, by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited information is not permitted. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against senders of so-called spam mails who breach this condition.

5. Legal Validity of this Disclaimer

This disclaimer constitutes part of the internet presence from which a link to this page was provided. Insofar as parts or individual formulations within this text are no longer or not fully in conformity with the currently valid legal position, this shall be without prejudice to the remaining parts of the present document in respect of its content and validity.