"Quality is not a coincidence. It takes intelligence, a strong will and persistence to make things better."

John Ruskin


1. Web site content

The author makes no guarantee that the information given is up-to-date, correct, or complete, nor is its quality guaranteed. In principle, no liability claim will be accepted against the author in reference to material or intellectual damages caused by utilising, or not utilising, the information provided, or by utilising faulty or incomplete information, provided that there is no evidence that the author has acted deliberately or negligently. Any quotations given are provisional and not binding. The author reserves the right, without special notice, to change, add to, or delete parts of the web pages or the entire offering, or to suspend publication for a period, or permanently.

2. Cross-reference and links

In the case of direct or indirect references to other Internet pages (Hyperlinks) that are outside the responsibility of the author, liability would only arise if the author is aware of the content and the illegality, and where it would have been technically possible or reasonable for him to remove the content in breach or to block access. The author expressly states herewith that, at the time the link was set, no illegal content was detected on the linked pages. The author has no influence on the current and future structure, content, or copyright of the linked pages. For this reason the author hereby expressly distances himself from the content of all linked pages that have been altered since the time that the link was made. This applies to all links and references within our own Internet offering, and for any outside entries made in the visitor books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. The supplier of the pages to which the reference was made, is alone liable for illegal, defective, or incomplete content, and in particular for damages arising from the utilisation or non-utilisation of such information offered, and not the person who is simply making a reference to the publication concerned via links.


3. Copyright and labelling law

In all publications the author endeavours to comply with the copyright regulations for any graphics, sound recordings, video sequences and copy used, to use graphics, sound recordings, video sequences and copy produced by himself, or to make use of graphics, sound recordings, video sequences and copy that are not under copyright. Any protected brand names and trademarks mentioned in the Internet offering are subject, without restriction, to the provisions of the applicable trade mark regulations and the proprietary rights of the registered owner concerned. No conclusion should be drawn from a mere mention that that a trade mark is not protected by third party rights! The sole copyright for published objects produced by the author remains vested in the author. Such graphics, sound recordings, video sequences and copy may not be duplicated, processed or reproduced, without the express agreement of the author.

4. Data Protection

Where, within the Internet offering, there is an opportunity to enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses) the divulging of such data by the user is on an expressly voluntary basis. The utilisation of and payment for all services offered, is provided it is technically feasible and reasonable allowed even where such data is not given, or where anonymised data or a pseudonym is given. Contact data published under the imprint or similar information such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and emails may not be used by third parties to transmit unsolicited information. We reserve the right to take legal steps against senders of so-called ″spam″ emails in breach of this prohibition.

5. Effectiveness in law of this liability exclusion

This liability exclusion is to be considered as a component of the Internet offering, from which you have been referred to this page. Should any part of or any wording within this text not apply, or no longer apply, or should not to apply in full, the remaining parts of the document shall remain unaffected as to their content and validity.