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Liability for content
The content of our web pages has been created with the greatest of care. However, we cannot accept any liability for this content being correct, complete or up to date. Pursuant to Section 7, Paragraph 1 of the TMG, we as the service provider are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general legal provisions. Pursuant to Sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, however, we as the service provider are not obligated to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate any situations that may suggest illegal activity. This does not affect any obligations relating to the removal of information or bans on the use of information in accordance with general legal provisions. Any liability in this respect is, however, only incurred from the point at which knowledge of a specific breach of the law is obtained. If we become aware of any such breaches, we shall remove the affected content immediately.
Liability for Links
Our site contains links to third-party websites. We have no influence whatsoever over the content of these websites and therefore cannot assume any liability for this third-party content. The supplier or operator of the websites in question is responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked websites were checked for any potential legal infringements at the point when the links were established. No illegal content was found at this point. Without specific evidence indicating a breach of the law, regular monitoring of the content on the linked websites is not a reasonable expectation. If we become aware of any such breaches, we shall remove the affected links immediately.
The content and works created by the website operator on these web pages are governed by German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialisation of such material beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator. Downloading or copying content on this website is only permitted for private use; commercial use is not permitted. Where content on this website has not been created by the operator, all copyright relating to third parties shall be respected. In particular, the content of third parties is identified as such. However, should you become aware of any copyright infringements, we request that you notify us accordingly. If we become aware of any legal infringements, we shall remove the affected content immediately.
It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. Where personal data is collected on our website (e.g. names, addresses or email addresses), this will be carried out on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent. Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data (in email communication, for example) via the Internet, because it is impossible to safeguard completely against access by third parties. We hereby expressly prohibit third parties from using the contact details provided as part of our duty to publish a legal notice for the purpose of sending us any advertising or informational materials that we have not expressly requested. The operators of the websites expressly reserve the right to pursue legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam mail.
No warning without prior contact
If any content or design element of individual pages or sections of this website infringe upon the rights of third parties, violate statutory provisions or in any other way give rise to problems relating to competition law, we request – with reference to Section 8, Paragraph 4 of the German Act Against Unfair Competition (UWG) – appropriate and expedient notification with a sufficient explanation and without invoice. We guarantee that any sections or parts of these web pages which have been justifiably objected to shall be removed or comprehensively amended in order to bring them into line with legal provisions without the need to seek legal counsel on your part. Consulting a lawyer in order to take billable legal action against the service provider would constitute a violation of Section 13, Paragraph 5 of the UWG, as this represents pursuing irrelevant aims as the dominant motivation behind initiating proceedings; in particular, aiming to acquire legal fees as a motivating force in and of itself. It would also constitute a violation of the duty to minimise damages. Errors and amendments excepted.
Data protection declarations
Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plug-ins ("Like" button).
Our website includes plug-ins for the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can identify the Facebook plug-ins by their Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our website. You can find an overview of Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. Plug-ins establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server when you visit our website. As a result, Facebook receives a notification that you have accessed our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. Facebook is thus able to associate the visit to our website with your user account. Please note that, as the website provider, we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find more information about this in the Facebook Data Policy at http://facebook.com/policy.php. If you would not like Facebook to store your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies": these are text files which are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your website usage. The information generated by cookies about your usage of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Your full IP address will only be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies being stored by making the relevant settings in your browser software, but please note that in that case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from recording and using data generated by cookies in relation to your usage of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Data protection declaration for the use of Google AdSense
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for the integration of advertisements by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). Google AdSense uses "cookies": these are text files which are stored on your computer and enable analysis of website usage. Google AdSense also uses web beacons (invisible graphic images). Information such as visitor traffic on this website can be analysed using these web beacons. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about your usage of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may pass this information on to their contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored. You can prevent cookies being installed by making the relevant settings in your browser software, but please note that in that case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Through the use of this website, you declare your consent to the processing of data collected by Google about you in the manner described above and for the purposes previously mentioned.
Data protection declaration for the use of Google +1
Gathering and disclosing information:
You can disseminate information globally using the Google +1 button. With the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores information regarding the content to which you awarded a +1 as well as information about the website that you were looking at when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1s may be inserted as indicators alongside your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or in other areas on websites and advertisements. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a publicly visible and open Google profile which contains at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name which you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your email address or have access to other identifying information about you.
Use of recorded information: In addition to the purposes outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the current Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics about the +1 activities of users and may pass these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.