Liability for content
We make every effort to keep the information on our Web site current, but accept no liability whatsoever for the content provided. Pursuant to §7 par. 1 of TMG (German Tele-Media Act), the law limits our responsibility as a service provider to our own content on these web pages. According to §§8 to 10 of TMG, we are not obligated to monitor third party information provided or stored on our website. However, we shall promptly remove any content upon becoming aware that it violates the law. Our liability in such an instance shall commence at the time we become aware of the respective violation.
Liability for links
Our site contains links to third-party websites. We have no influence whatsoever on the information on these websites and accept no guaranty for its correctness. The content of such third-party sites is the responsibility of the respective owners/providers. At the time third-party websites were linked to ours, we found NO GROUNDS WHATSOEVER of any likely contravention of the law. However, permanent monitoring of the contents of the linked pages is not considered feasible without definite indications of illegal activities. We shall promptly delete a link upon becoming aware that it violates the law.
The content and works provided on these web pages are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator. These pages may only be downloaded and copied for private use, but not for commercial use. Insofar the service provider has not compiled the contents of this site, the copyrights of third parties must be observed.
Contents from third parties have in particular been identified as such. If despite of this you become aware of any copyright infringement, we kindly ask you for a corresponding notice. Should such legal violations become known to us we shall remove such contents forthwith.
Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data, such as e-mails, via the Internet, because it is impossible to safeguard completely against unauthorized access by third parties. Nevertheless, we shall safeguard your data, subject to this limitation. In particular, personal information will be transmitted via the Internet only if it does not infringe upon third-party rights, unless the respective party has given its prior consent in view of such security risks. Accordingly, as the Web site provider, we shall not be held liable for any damages incurred as a consequence of such security risks or for any related acts of omission on our part. We oppose the use of any available contact information by a third party for sending unsolicited advertisements. As the Web site provider, we reserve the express right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.
Our website uses so called Social Plugins („Plugins) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue background or a “thump-up” sign) or are identified by the phrase “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the look of Facebook Social Plugins can be found here: developers.facebook.com/plugins. Purpose and detail of the data assessment and the further use and analysis of the data through Facebook and your thus related personal rights and control functions to protect your private data can be found in the data disclaimer of Facebook: www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect your data via our website and store it in relationship to your Facebook member account, you will need to log out of Facebook prior to the visit of our website.
DISCLAIMER FOR GOOGLE ANALYTICS
Collection and dissemination of information: With the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. Via +1 on the Google button, you and other users will receive personalized content of Google and our partners. Google will store both, the information that you have given for a content +1, as well as information on the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed as evidence along with your name and profile photo on Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on web sites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google's services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you will need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the chosen profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you used to share content using your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information you have.
Using the information collected: In addition to the above the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may release summary statistics on the +1 activities of the user or transmits them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.
Functions from Twitter services are integrated into our webpages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the function “Retweet”, the web pages that you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made public to other users. Information is also transmitted to Twitter in this way. We would like to point out that we, as providers of the website, do not receive information about the contents of the transmitted data or their use by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter’s privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy protection settings for Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.