Legal Notices

Liability for Content

We created the content of our web pages with the greatest possible care. In addition, we make every effort to continuously extend and update the information published on our website,  and reserve the right to amend this information or data at any time and without any prior announcement.  However, despite taking the greatest possible care in reviewing this content, we cannot assume any guarantee for the correctness, up-to-dateness and/or completeness of the information and data provided on our website.

We are responsible for our own content on these pages according to general laws in Germany. However, we are not obligated to monitor third-party information sent to or saved on our website or to investigate any circumstances that indicate any illegal activity. This shall not affect our obligations under general laws to remove or block the use of information. However, we can assume liability for taking such action only from the time we receive knowledge of a specific legal violation or infringement of rights. We will remove such content from our website as soon as possible after we receive knowledge of any respective legal violations or infringement of rights by said information.

We shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages, including loss of profit, arising out of the use of the information or data that can be found on our website. Any and all rights and obligations between our company and the user of this website or third parties shall also be expressly excluded.

Liability for Links

Our website contains links to external third-party websites that are not under our control. For this reason, we cannot assume any guarantees for this third-party content. The particular party offering or operating third-party sites shall be solely responsible for the content of the pages linked to our website. The linked pages were reviewed for any possible legal violations or infringement of rights at the time they were linked. Illegal content could not be discerned at the time these pages were linked. However, it is not reasonable for us to monitor the linked pages continuously without having received any specific indication of a legal violation or an infringement of rights by said content. Upon receiving knowledge of such legal violations or infringement of rights, we will remove these links as soon as possible.

We shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages, including loss of profit, arising from the use of the information or data on websites that are referred to in our website or that are hyper-linked to our website.

Copyright and Licensing Laws

All content published on this website, in particular, all images, graphics, symbols, logos, and audio, video, animation and text documents in any file format and in any combination are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws for protection of intellectual property. The use, downloading, modification or reproduction of any and all images, graphics, symbols, logos, and audio, video, animation and text documents in any file format and in any combination require our prior written consent.

Generally, such authorization shall apply to only a previously and unequivocally defined use granted for a specific purpose and shall not constitute any permission to general use. Even in the event that use, downloading or reproduction of website content has been previously authorized, said content may neither be modified nor copied for commercial purposes. Furthermore, said authorization given hereinabove shall not grant any licensing rights whatsoever to use of intellectual property.

In addition, we ourselves endeavor to always respect third-party copyrights and to access or make reference to our own as well as license-free content sources.

Data Protection

If personal data are collected (for example, names, residential addresses or e-mail addresses) on our pages, this is done on a voluntary basis. As far as possible, our offers and services can be used without having to provide personal data. Furthermore, we refer to our comprehensive Information on Data Protection.

We would like to point out that data transfer on the Internet (e.g., during communication by e-mail) may be exposed to security gaps. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

We expressly negate that the contact data we publish as part of the legally required website credits are used by third parties for the transmission of unsolicited advertising and information materials. The providers and operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of any such unsolicited advertising, such as spam e-mail.

General Provisions

Any and all information or data, its use and application for inclusion in this website and any and all actions, toleration or failure to act relating to this website shall be governed exclusively by German law.
The place of venue and exclusive jurisdiction shall be the legal domicile of the operator designated in the website credits.

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