Liability for Content

As a service provider we are, in accordance with Section 7, paragraph 1, of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), responsible under general law for all content created by ourselves for use on this website. However, in accordance with Sections 8 to 10 of the TMG we are not, as service providers, obliged to monitor content provided to us or stored by third parties, nor are we obliged to investigate circumstances that may point to any illegal activity. Our obligation under general law to remove or block the use of content remains unaffected by these restrictions. Any such liability is, however, applicable only from the point at which knowledge is obtained of a specific illegal activity. If and when we become aware of any such infringement we will remove the relevant content immediately.

Liability for Links

Our website contains links to third-party websites whose content we have no influence on. For this reason we cannot offer a warranty for any such third-party content. The content providers or the operators of the website themselves are responsible for the content of websites we link to. These websites were reviewed for any possible legal irregularities at the time the link was set up. No such irregularities were found at this juncture. Permanent monitoring of websites we link to without concrete reasons for assuming legal irregularities would not be viable or reasonable. Should any such legal irregularities come to light, we will remove links to the offending website immediately.

Copyright Notice

The content and intellectual property put together by the operators of this website and used on this website are subject to German copyright law. Reproduction, editing or modification, dissemination and all forms of use beyond what is permitted under German copyright require the written approval of the individual author and/or creator of the intellectual property.

Downloads and copies of content from this website are permitted for private, non-commercial use only. Insofar as the content of this website was not created by the operator of the website, the intellectual property rights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we would ask you to notify us of this infringement. Should any such copyright infringements come to light, we will remove the content immediately.

Data Protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the legal provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act as well as this Data Protection Declaration.

Use of this website does not generally require the user to provide personal data. Insofar as personal information is collected on our website (for example name, address or e-mail addresses), this is done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.

We would like to point out that transferring data via the Internet (e.g. in e-mail communications) may involve security gaps. It is impossible to provide 100% protection of such data against access by third parties.

Information, Deleting and Blocking Data

You are entitled at all times to request, free of charge, details of any personal information about you stored on this website, the source and recipient of this information as well as the purpose for which the data is used. You also have the right to have this information corrected, blocked or deleted. To this purpose or for any other questions regarding your personal data you can contract us at any time using the address provided in the Legal Notice.


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