With its verdict of the 12th of May 1998 -312 O 85 / 98: "Liability for Links", the County Court of Hamburg has decided that, in the event of creating links, contents of the linked site may also have to be the responsibility of the party creating the link. According to the court, this can only be prevented in that the party/parties creating the link expressly dissociate/s from these contents. Due to the fact that we have no influence at all on the design and the contents of the linked sites, we hereby expressly dissociate ourselves from all sites with illegal contents. We do not adopt the contents of the linked sites. This declaration is valid for all links existing on this site and on all other sites of this homepage.
1. Contents of the online offer
The author does not assume any guarantee for the timeliness, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author referring to damage of a material or idealistic nature and caused by the use or non-use of the offered information or by the use of faulty or incomplete information respectively, are excluded in all cases, unless wilful or gross negligent misconduct on part of the author can be proven. All offers are non-binding and without obligation. The author expressly withholds the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the sites or the entire offer without special notification, or to revoke the publication temporarily or finally.
2. References and links
In the event of direct or indirect references to third-party Internet sites ("Links"), which are beyond the author's responsibility, a liability obligation would only take effect if the author knows their contents and if it would be technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent their use should their contents be illegal. Given the above, the author expressly declares that at the time the links were installed, the correspondingly linked sites were free from illegal contents. The author has no influence of the current and future layout and of the contents of the linked sites. For this reason, he hereby expressly disassociates himself from all contents of all linked sites that were changed after the links were installed. This statement applies to all links and references included in the company’s own Internet offer as well as to third-party entries in the guestbooks, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. The offerer of the site to which reference is made is solely liable for illegal, faulty or incomplete contents and, in particular, for damage resulting from the use or non-use of such information offered, and not the party, which merely refers to the individual publication by means of links.
3. Copyright and Law on trademarks and related signs
The author endeavours to adhere to the copyrights for the graphics, sound, documents, video sequences and texts contained in all publications, to use graphics, sound, documents, video sequences and texts created by himself or to fall back on license-free graphics, sound, documents, video sequences and texts. All trademarks and brand names possibly protected by third parties and mentioned in the Internet offer are unrestrictedly subject to the provisions of the individually valid law on trademark and related signs and the rights of possession held by the individual registered owners. From mere mentioning it cannot be concluded that the trademark is not protected by third party rights. The copyright for published object created by the author himself remains with the author of the sites. Copying or the use of such graphics, sound, documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted unless expressly consented to by the author.
4. Data protection
If the Internet offer includes the possibility to enter personal or business data (E-mail addresses, names, addresses), the revelation of such data by the user is made on an expressly voluntary basis. Making use of and payment for the services offered are permitted, as far as technically possible and reasonable, even without mentioning such data or by entering anonymised data or a pseudonym. Your data will not be made available to third parties.
5. Legal validity of this exclusion of liability
This exclusion of liability is to be considered as part of the Internet offer from which reference to this site was made. In as much as parts or individual sections of the text of the valid legal position do not, no longer or not entirely apply, all other sections of the documents remain unaffected as far as their contents and their validity are concerned.