Note: In its judgement of 12th May 1998, the Hamburg District Court ruled that by adding a link to their website, website owners could be held jointly responsible for the content of the linked page (Az. 312 O 85/98 - 'Haftung für Links'). According to the court's ruling, this can be prevented by website owners expressly distancing themselves from said content.
We would therefore like to give express notice that we distance ourselves from the content of pages linked to from this page and from all other pages of our website.
We draw specific attention to the fact that we have no influence whatsoever over the content of the third-party websites. Should any breaches of the law or of good taste and decency be included on the third-party pages, we shall delete the links from our website to said pages as soon as we are made aware of these breaches.
1. Website content
The author of this website accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the quality of the information provided, nor for it being up-to-date, correct or complete. Under no circumstances will claims against the author be entertained that relate to losses, whether of a material or non-material nature, caused by the use or non-use of the information presented or through the use of erroneous or incomplete information, save only if culpability on the part of the author can be shown as a result of wilful or grossly negligent conduct. All quotations are subject to confirmation and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, add to, delete, temporarily withdraw from publication, or remove for good sections of certain pages or the complete website without giving any separate prior notice.
2. References and links
Where there are any indirect or direct references (‘links’) to third-party web pages that are outside of the author’s realm of responsibility, a duty of liability shall come into force only in the event of the author being aware of the contents of such pages and it being technically possible and reasonable for him, where such content is illegal, to bar their use. The author therefore specifically declares that at the time of inserting the links the pages thus linked to were free of any illegal content. The author has no influence at all over the current or future style or content of the linked pages. He therefore specifically distances himself herewith from all of the contents of every linked page changed since the links were created. This declaration applies both for all links created within the author’s own web content and to third party entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists that he has set up. Liability for illegal, erroneous or incomplete content and in particular for any losses arising from the use or non-use of any such information presented there rests solely with the provider of the pages to which links are created and not with the person simply referring to such published material via links.
3. Copyright and trademarks
In everything that he publishes, the author makes every effort to observe the copyright on every graphic, audio file, video sequence and piece of text used, to utilise graphics, audio files, video sequences and text that he has produced himself, or to make use of non-copyright graphics, audio files, video sequences and text. Every brand name and trademark mentioned on the website and where applicable protected by third parties is subject without limitation to the provisions of the trademark legislation applicable in each case and to the title rights of the respective registered owners. Simply because a trademark is mentioned without annotation, it should not be concluded that it is not protected by third party rights! Copyright to published items produced by the author himself rests solely with the author of the pages. No reproduction or use of such graphics, audio files, video sequences or text is permitted in any other electronic or printed publications without the author’s specific consent.
4. Data protection
Where the option exists on the website for personal or business details to be entered (e-mail addresses, names, postal addresses etc.), users divulge such data on an expressly voluntary basis. As far as is technically possible and reasonable, all of the services offered may be used and paid for without having to enter such data, by entering data that is rendered anonymous or by using a pseudonym.
5. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as a part of the website from which you were linked to this page. Insofar as any parts or individual terms of this text are or become wholly or partially inconsistent with the applicable legal position, the remaining parts shall remain valid.