1. Content of website
The Author cannot offer any guarantee that the information provided is up-to-date, correct or complete or accept any liability for the quality of such information. All liability claims against the Author in relation to damage of any nature, be it material or immaterial, arising through the utilisation or non-utilisation of the featured information or through the utilisation of erroneous or incomplete information shall be fundamentally excluded unless intent or gross negligence on the part of the Author can be proven. All content shall be non-binding and without obligation. The Author explicitly reserves the right to amend, supplement, delete or temporarily or permanently cease publication of all web pages or parts thereof without special notice to this effect.
2. References and links
In the case of direct or indirect references to third-party websites (“hyperlinks”) which are beyond the Author’s sphere of responsibility, an obligation of liability shall solely come about where the Author was aware of such content and would have been technically able and could have reasonably been expected to prevent utilisation in the event of unlawful content. The Author hereby explicitly declares that at the time of insertion of the link, no illegal content was discernable on the pages forming the subject of the link. The Author has no influence whatsoever on the current or future design, content or authorship of linked/related pages. The Author therefore hereby explicitly distances himself from the entire content of all linked/related pages that were amended following insertion of the link. This declaration shall apply to all links and references included in the Author’s online content, in addition to third-party entries made in any guest books, discussion forums, link indexes and mailing lists set up by the Author and in all other forms of databases to which external parties may have write access. Sole liability for illegal, erroneous or incomplete content and in particular for losses arising from the utilisation or non-utilisation of such featured information shall lie with the provider of the page to which reference has been made and not with the party merely making reference to the respective publication by means of links.
3. Copyright and trademark law
The Author aims in all publications to heed the copyrights of the images, graphics, audio/video clips and texts used, to make use of images, graphics, audio/video clips and texts created by himself or to resort to graphics, audio/video clips and texts free of royalties. All brands and trademarks which are mentioned on the website and have possibly been protected by third parties shall be governed without restriction by the provisions of the relevant applicable trademark laws and the rights of possession of the registered trademark owners. The conclusion that trademarks are not protected by third-party rights should not be drawn by virtue of the mere mention of a trademark! The copyright for any published objects created by the Author himself shall solely remain with the Author of the pages. The reproduction or utilisation of such graphics, audio/video clips or texts in other electronic or printed publications shall not be permitted without the explicit approval of the Author.
4. Legal validity of this non-liability clause
The present non-liability clause shall be considered as forming part of the website from which reference is made to this page. Where parts of this text or individual formulations do not comply with the current legal position, no longer comply with same or do not comply with same in its entirety, the other parts of the document shall remain unaffected in terms of their content and validity.