Data protection

1) Content of the online offer
The author in no way guarantees that the information provided is up-to-date, correct, complete or of a certain quality. Liability claims against the author which refer to damages of a material or immaterial nature caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of wrong and incomplete information are fundamentally excluded, unless it can be proven that there is deliberate or gross negligence on the part of the author.
All offers are subject to change and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete sections or all of the website without prior notice, or to discontinue the publication temporarily or permanently.

2) References and links
In case of direct or indirect references to third party websites ("hyperlinks"), which are outside the area of responsibility of the author, liability would only be assumed if the author had knowledge of the content and if it was technically possible and feasible to prevent its use in the case of illegal content.
The author hereby explicitly states that there was no evidence of illegal content on the linked websites when the links were set up. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future layout, content or authorship of the linked sites. Therefore, the author dissociates him/herself explicitly from all changes concerning the content of linked sites that were made after the link was set. This statement is valid for all links and references within the website as well as for entries by third parties in guest books set up by the author, discussion forums, lists of links, mailing lists and all other forms of databases the contents of which are accessible and can be modified externally. Any illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and any damage or loss resulting from the use or non-use of such information are the sole responsibility of the provider of the site to which a link has been made and not the person who merely refers to the publication in question via links.

3) Copyright and trademark law
The author makes every effort to observe the copyright of any image, graphic, audio file, video sequence or text in all publications, to use his/her own images, graphics, audio files, video sequences or texts or to make use of licence-free graphics, audio files, video sequences or texts.
All the brand names and trademarks mentioned in the website and, if applicable, protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the terms of the respective and valid labelling laws and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. It should not be assumed that, simply because a brand is named, it is not protected by the rights of a third party!
The copyright for published objects created by the author remains solely with the author of those pages. Such graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts may not be duplicated or used in other electronic or printed publications without the express permission of the author.

4) Data protection
Insofar as the website has a facility for entering personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses), these data are disclosed by the user on a purely voluntary basis. Any services offered may be used and paid for - insofar as technically possible and reasonable - without giving such data or by giving anonymised data or an alias. Third parties are not allowed to use the contact details published within the scope of the publishing details or similar information, such as postal addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses, for the purpose of sending information that has not been expressly requested. We reserve the right to take legal measures against those senders of so-called spam mails that violate this prohibition.

5) Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the website from which reference was made to this site. Should sections or individual phrases of this text not, no longer or not fully comply with the current law, all other sections of the document shall remain unaffected as regards their contents and their validity.

6) Web analysis with Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the website used by you. The information created by the cookie about your usage of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your usage of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide additional services to the website operator in connection with the website and internet usage.

The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be used in conjunction with other data from Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to inform you that you might not be able to use all the functions of this website fully in this case. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from recording the data generated by the cookie relating to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) and from processing these data by downloading the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) and installing it.

More information on this can be found on http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to inform you that Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” on this website to ensure an anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).