Legal notice / disclaimer

Limitation of liability

Content of this website

The content of this website has been prepared with the utmost care. The provider of this website cannot, however, give warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the content. The use of the available contents is at the user’s own risk. Any contributions identified by name reflect the opinion of the respective author and not necessarily the opinion of the provider of this website.

Availability of the website

The provider of this website shall endeavour to make sure that the services of this website are available without any disruptions. However, while considerable care has been taken, downtime cannot be excluded. The provider of this website reserves the right to modify or discontinue the content at any time.

External links

This website contains links to the websites of third parties ("external links"). These websites are the responsibility of the respective operators. When the external links were placed, the provider of this website examined the third-party content to determine whether there were any statutory violations. At that time no statutory violations were apparent. The provider of this website has no influence whatsoever on the current and future structure and content of linked websites. The placement of external links does not mean that the provider of this website adopts any responsibility for the material included in the links or references. The provider of this website cannot reasonably be expected to continuously monitor these external links unless there are specific reports of infringements. However, if legal infringements come to the provider’s notice, such external links shall be deleted immediately.


The contents of any advertisements placed on this website are the responsibility of their respective authors, as are the contents of the websites advertised. Display of an advertisement does not in any way imply the approval of the provider of this website.

No contractual relationship

The use of this website does not establish any kind of contractual relationship between the user and the provider of this website. Therefore, no contractual or semi-contractual claims may arise in this respect against the provider of this website. In the event that use of the website should lead to a contractual relationship, the following limitation of liability shall, by way of precaution, apply: the provider of the website is liable for intent and gross negligence and for breach of an essential contractual obligation (cardinal obligation). The provider shall be liable – with compensation limited to the damages that are typical and reasonable as well as foreseeable for the contract upon conclusion of the contract – for such damages that are incurred as a result of a slight negligent breach of the cardinal obligations by the provider of this website or one of its legal representatives or agents. The provider of the website shall not be liable in cases of slight negligence of secondary obligations which are not cardinal duties. Any liability for damages which falls within the scope of protection through a guarantee or assurance given by the provider, as well as liability for claims due to product liability law and damages arising from injury to life, body or health, remains unaffected by this provision.


The content of this web site is copyright protected. Any utilisation not permitted by German copyright law shall require the prior written permission of the provider of this website or the respective copyright holder. In particular, this shall apply to copying, editing, translating, storing, processing and reproduction of the content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Content and articles by third parties are identified as such. Unauthorised copying or dissemination of individual content or complete pages is not permitted and is liable to prosecution. The creation of copies and downloads for private and non-commercial use is permitted.

Links to the provider's website are welcome at any time and do not require the permission of the provider of this website. Presentation of this web site in other frames requires the permission of the provider of this website.

Data protection

When a user visits the provider's web site, information about the access (e.g. date, time, pages viewed) may be stored on the server. This data is not personal and is anonymized. It will be used solely for statistical purposes and will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Moreover, data can be stored on the website user's computer. Such files are referred to as "cookies", and serve to simplify the user’s access to the website. The user has the option to disable this function within the web browser. In this case, however, there may be limitations to the way in which you can use our web site.

The provider expressly points out that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. e-mail communication) has security gaps and cannot be completely protected against third-party access.

The use of the provider's contact data – especially phone/fax numbers and e-mail address – for commercial advertising is expressly not desired unless the provider of this website has previously given its written consent or if a business relationship already exists. The provider of this website and all persons named on the website hereby expressly oppose any commercial use or disclosure of their data.

Applicable law and effectiveness

The applicable law of the Federal Republic of German shall prevail. If parts or single formulations of this text should become invalid, now or in the future, the remaining parts of the content shall remain unaffected and valid.

Special terms of use*

If conditions for individual use of this web site should deviate from the above items (1) to (4), this shall be expressly indicated at the respective point. In such case the special terms of use shall apply to the individual case.

*Special terms of use: when one considers the multiple possibilities of use and services on websites, it is recommended to use special terms of use or general terms and conditions for the respective special uses and services of this website (e.g. forums, free email, newsletter, or yellow pages). If such special services are not available, point (5) might be omitted.

Source: Disclaimer of – the ‘Recht-Portal’ (law portal).