1. References and links
Where direct or indirect references ("hyperlinks") exist to third-party websites over which the author of this website has no control, the author shall be liable only in cases where the author is aware of illegal content on such third-party websites and where it is technically feasible and reasonable to expect that the author will block the use of such content.
The author hereby explicitly states that, at the time when third-party websites were linked, no illegal content was perceivable on the linked sites. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current or future design, content or authorship of linked/referenced websites and therefore distances itself explicitly from the content of any and all linked/referenced websites insofar as these are modified after being linked. This disclaimer applies for all links and references published within the author's own Internet presence and for third-party entries in visitors' books, discussion forums, link lists, mailing lists and all other databases that admit external write accesses. Liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and, in particular, for losses resulting from the use or non-use of such information is borne solely by the provider of the linked website, not by the party that references a given publication via links.
2. Copyright and trademark law
In all its publications, the author endeavors to observe current valid copyrights concerning the graphical elements, audio documents, video sequences and copy used, to use graphical elements, audio documents, video sequences and copy produced by itself and/or to make use of graphical elements, audio documents, video sequences and copy that are in the public domain.
All brands and trademarks that are used in our Internet presence and that may be protected by third parties are, without restriction, governed by the provisions of current valid trademark law and by the ownership rights of the registered owners. The mere fact that trademarks are cited shall not be deemed to indicate that they are not protected by third-party rights.
The copyright for published content produced by the author itself remains solely with the author of the websites concerned. The duplication or use of such graphical elements, audio documents, video sequences and copy in other electronic or printed publications without the prior written consent of the author is prohibited.
Where personal and business data (e‑mail addresses, names, addresses) can be entered within the framework of our Internet presence, disclosure of this data by the user is explicitly on a voluntary basis. To the extent that this is reasonable and technically feasible, all the services on offer can be used and paid for without entering such data or by entering anonymous data or a pseudonym. Third parties are prohibited from using contact data such as postal addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and e‑mail addresses disclosed in the publisher's details or any comparable information in order to send information that has not been requested explicitly. We explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of what are known as spam e‑mails in the event that this prohibition is infringed.
4. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer should be regarded as part of the Internet presence from which this page was referenced. Should aspects or individual formulations in this disclaimer no longer (fully) align with the current legal situation, this shall not affect the content and validity of the other parts of the disclaimer.
Notes on privacy
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Links to social networks
This website features links to services such as Facebook, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn. These links are shown as icons in the form of the logos of the respective providers. (If you move your mouse cursor over the icon without clicking it, additional information is shown.) Clicking one of these icons takes you to the website of the provider concerned. From this moment onward, user information may be transferred to that provider. For details of how the websites of other providers handle your data, please refer to the privacy policies of those providers.