Legal notices

§1 Disclaimer
Utmost care was taken in preparing the content on this website; however, the provider cannot guarantee the correctness, completeness and current validity of the content. Use the content on this website at your own risk. Named contributions reflect the opinion of the author, and not necessarily the opinion of the website provider. The use of this website shall not imply any contractual relationship between the user and provider..

§2 External links
This website includes links to other websites (referred to as external links). Externally linked websites are the sole responsibility of their respective owners or webmasters. The provider has reviewed external links for possible legal violations on setting each link; no legal violations were apparent at the time of linking. The provider has no influence on the current or future design or content of external links. The inclusion of external links does not imply that the provider endorses the content referred to in the external link. The provider cannot reasonably be expected to monitor external links without actual evidence of violations. The provider shall immediately remove any offending external links on becoming aware of any such violations.

§3 Copyright and intellectual property
The information published on this website is subject to German copyright and intellectual property protection laws. Any use not permitted under German copyright and intellectual property protection law shall require prior written consent of the provider or respective owner. This especially applies to copying, editing, translating, storing, processing or duplicating content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Content and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorised reproduction or distribution of individual items of content or complete pages is prohibited and punishable. Copies or downloads are only permitted for personal non-commercial use.

Linking this website in external web frame elements shall only be permitted on written permission of the provider.

§4 Special terms of use
Any special terms in individual uses of this website in deviance from the above sections shall be explicitly stated at the appropriate place. The special terms of use shall then apply to the corresponding use case.

§5 Settlement of consumer disputes
Our company is not under any obligation to participate in any dispute settlement procedure by consumer arbitration tribunal, and waives any voluntary participation in such procedures.

Data privacy

Data privacy
The following describes our privacy policy including information on the collection and use of personal data while using our website. We observe German data protection law; see the corresponding declaration on our website for details.

Please note that data transfer via the Internet always involves the possibility of security gaps (such as in communication by e-mail), and cannot be completely protected from third-party access.

We do not permit the use of contact information in our legal and copyright notices for commercial purposes unless we have previously given our written consent for such or have already entered a business relationship. The provider and all persons named on this website refuse any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Personal data
You may use our website without providing any personal information. Any personal information you do give on our web pages (such as your name, address or e-mail address) will be on a voluntary basis as far as possible. We will not pass on the data to third parties without your express consent. We will store and use personal data to the extent necessary for the purposes of forming, detailing or altering a contractual relationship with you or responding to an enquiry from you. We will gather, process and use usage data to the extent necessary for you to use our website. We will only retain personal data as long as necessary to satisfy the stated purpose, such as enquiry response or contract performance. We will comply with data retention periods according to tax and commercial law. We may disclose personal data to the competent authorities to the extent necessary for purposes of law enforcement, security, to satisfy the statutory responsibilities of the constitutional protection or military counterintelligence, or the protection of intellectual property rights.

Right to disclosure
You may at any time and without charge request immediate disclosure on data we have gathered about you. You may at any time revoke your consent for us to use your personal data with effect for the future. Please address any enquiries using the contact details provided in the copyright notices.

Data privacy declaration for the Piwik web analytics service
This website uses Piwik, an open-source software package for evaluating website usage. Piwik uses what are referred to as cookies, which are text files saved on your computer to enable us to analyse how our website is used. The information created by the cookie from your use of our website is stored on the provider’s server within Germany. Your IP address is anonymised straight after processing and before saving. You may prevent your browser from installing cookies using the appropriate settings in your web browser software; however, if you should choose to do so, note that you may not be able to use the website’s functionality to its full extent.