Liability for Content
The content of our website was prepared with the greatest care. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or currentness of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible pursuant to Sec. 7 (1) of the German Teleservices Act [TMG or Telemediengesetz] for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. According to Secs. 8 to 10 of the German Teleservices Act, as a service provider we are not, however, obligated to monitor transmitted or stored external information, or to investigate circumstances that point to illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected by this. Liability in this regard is only possible, however, from the point at which we are aware of a specific violation of the law. Upon becoming aware of pertinent violations of the law, we will immediately remove the relevant content.
Liability for Links
Our website contains links to external third-party websites, over whose content we have no control. For this reason, we also cannot assume any liability for the external content thereof. The respective provider or operator of these linked sites is always responsible for their content. The linked sites were checked for possible violations of law at the time that we linked to them. Illegal content was not discernible at the time that we linked to the sites. However, it is not reasonable for us to continuously monitor the content of linked sites without specific evidence of a violation of the law. Upon becoming aware of violations of the law, we will immediately remove any such links.
The content and works that the site operators have made available on this site are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, revision, distribution, or any kind of utilization beyond the limits of copyright law requires the written consent of the particular author and creator, respectively. Downloads and copies of these pages are permitted only for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third party content is marked as such. If you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we ask that you bring it to our attention. Upon becoming aware of violations of the law, we will immediately remove any such links.
As a rule, you can use our website without providing personal information. Insofar as we collect personal data (such as name, address and email addresses) on our website, this always takes place on a voluntary basis to the extent possible. We will not disclose this data to third parties without your express consent. We call your attention to the fact that transmitting data over the internet, (in the case of email communication, for example) can reveal security gaps. It is not possible to fully protect data from access by third parties. We hereby expressly oppose the use by third parties of contact information, which has been published within the framework of the German Telemedia Act requirement to provide a “site notice” (Impressum), to send advertisements and informational material not expressly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event that unsolicited advertising material is sent, via spam email, for instance.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files stored on your computer that make it possible to analyze your use of our website. The information concerning your use of our website that is generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, Google will first shorten your IP address within the limits of member states of the European Union and other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will Google transfer the full IP address to a server in the USA and shorten it there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services to the website operator in connection with website and internet use. The IP address transferred from your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
You may block the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser software; if you do, however, we must point out that you may not be able to use all the features of this website in their entirety. Moreover, you can prevent Google from capturing and processing the data generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.