Notwithstanding painstaking checks of the content of external links, the operators assume no liability for the content of external links, whose operators bear sole responsibility for the content of the linked pages.
Exclusion of liability
1. Content of online material
The author assumes no responsibility for the currentness, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. All liability claims against the author based on damage of a material or immaterial nature, or caused through the use or non-use of the information offered or, resp., through the use of incorrect and/or incomplete information, are categorically excluded, to the extent that on the part of the author no attributable premeditated, or grossly negligent, culpability is involved. All offers are without obligation and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right, without separate prior notice, to change, supplement or erase parts or all of the pages, or to suspend or permanently terminate publication.
2. References and links
In respect of direct or indirect references (‘links’) to foreign webpages lying outside the area of responsibility of the author, a liability obligation solely would take effect in the event that the author were cognisant of the content in question and it were technically possible and could reasonably be expected of the author to prevent use in the event of unlawful content. The author herewith expressly declares that, at the time the links were placed, the corresponding linked pages were free of unlawful content. The author has no control over the current or future design, content or copyright of the pages linked to. The author therefore expressly distances itself from all content of all pages linked to, which were changed after the links were placed. This applies, as well, to all links and references within the content of its own website as well as to external entries in guest books, discussion fora and mailing lists set up by the author. For all illegal, inaccurate or incomplete content, and especially for damage resulting from the use/non-use of information thus offered, solely the provider of the page to which reference was made is liable, not the person who, via links, refers to a given publication.
3. Copyright and trademark law
The author strives in all of its publications to comply with the copyrights of the graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts used, as well as to employ original graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts of its own, or graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts belonging to the public domain.
All trademarks and trade names mentioned within the author’s web content and, where applicable, those protected by third parties, are entirely subject to the provisions of the respective applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. Purely based on their mention, the conclusion may not be drawn that trade names are not protected by the rights of third parties. The copyright for published objects created by the author remains solely with the author of these pages. The reproduction or use of such graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express consent of the author.
4. Data protection
To the extent that, within the content offered, the possibility exists to contribute personal or commercial data (email addresses, names, addresses), the disclosure of such data on the part of the user takes place on an expressly voluntary basis. To the extent that it is possible and can reasonably be expected, the utilisation of, and payment for, all services offered is permitted, including without a specification of such data or, resp., with a specification of anonymised data or of a pseudonym.
5. Legal validity of this notice of liability
This exclusion of liability is to be regarded as an integral part of the webpages of the author, from which the reader was directed to this page. To the extent that parts or individual formulations in this text do not (entirely) correspond, or no longer correspond, to how the law now stands, all other portions of this document shall remain unaffected as to their content and validity.
Data protection declaration
Protecting your data is important to us
We welcome your interest in our company and services. We should also like to make sure that you feel secure in respect of the protection of your personal details during your visit to our webpages, as we take this aspect very seriously and regard as entirely self-evident the need to observe the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act.
We want you to know when we collect your details and how we use them. We have taken both technical and organisational measures that ensure that the rules and regulations with regard to data protection are observed both by ourselves and the external service providers we commission.
Personal details can be defined as all information pertaining to one’s identity. This includes, e.g., such information as one’s name, address, telephone number and email address. To use our webpages, it is not a prerequisite that you disclose personal details. In certain specific cases, we do however require your name and address and other details, so that we can furnish the service provision desired. The same applies, for example, to sending informative material or responding to individual questions. Where such details are required, we shall inform you correspondingly. Further, we only store and process data which you have provided to us voluntarily and, where applicable, data automatically collected when you visit our webpages (e.g., your IP address, the names of the pages you viewed or those of of your browser and operating system, or the date and time of your accessing of our webpages, the name of the search engine you used and the names of any files you downloaded).
To the extent that you avail yourself of service performances, as a rule, only those data are collected that we require to be able to provide such performances. To the extent that we request additional details, this, too, involves data voluntarily provided. The processing of personal details exclusively takes place for the purpose of providing the service requested and the safeguarding of our own legitimate business interests.
How are your personal data used?
In general, we use the personal details you provide in order to respond to your requests, process your orders or enable you to access certain information or offers. We neither sell your personal details to third parties nor market them in any other manner.
We shall collect, process and use the personal details provided by you online solely for the purposes communicated to you. Your personal details shall not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. The collection of personal details, as well as their forwarding to state institutions or authorities entitled to receive such information shall take place solely within the context of the relevant legislation or, resp., to the extent that we are obliged to do so by virtue of a judicial ruling. Both our own personnel and that of the service providers acting on our instructions have been obliged by us to maintain confidentiality and observe the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act. When you visit/use our website, the following data are automatically stored for organisational and technical reasons: the names of the pages accessed, the browser and operating system used, the date and time of access, the search engine used, the names of the files downloaded and your IP address. We analyse and evaluate these technical data on an anonymous basis solely for statistical reasons, for the purpose of continual further optimisation of our web presence and of making our content even more attractive. These data are stored on secure systems, separate from other personal data. No conclusions are drawn in respect of individual persons.
If you visit one of our websites, it is possible that we will store information in the form of a cookie on your computer. Cookies are small text files sent by a webserver to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer. No personal details other than your IP address are stored in this connection. The relevant data help us automatically to recognise you the next time you log onto our site and thus to make it easier for you to navigate through the site. Cookies for example enable us to adjust a site to your interests or to save your password, so that you do not need to type in “Frank Haug, data protection contractor” each time. Naturally, you can also visit our sites without cookies. If you would rather not allow us automatically to recognise your computer, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard drive by choosing the option, “do not accept cookies” in your browser preferences. For further details as to how this works, kindly consult the instructions provided by the producer of your browser. Should you choose not to accept any cookies, this can however result in limitations as to the use of our web content. Children and persons under the age of eighteen years should not provide us with personal details without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We neither require, collect nor pass on to third parties personal details from children and minors.
We have put in place technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal details from loss, destruction, manipulation or unauthorised access. All of our personnel and all persons involved in the relevant data processing are obliged to observe the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and other legislation pertaining to data protection and the confidential treatment of personal details. When personal details are collected and processed, this information is transferred in encrypted form, in order to prevent improper use by third parties. Our security measures are continually revised in correspondence with technolo¬gical developments.
Changes to our data protection provisions
To the extent that it is required due to relevant technological developments, we reserve the right to introduce changes to the data-security and data-protection measures we employ. In such cases, we shall also correspondingly change the information we provide on data protection. We therefore kindly request you always to refer to the most current version of our data protection declaration.
To the extent that you use any of the external links provided on our webpages, please note that this data protection declaration does not apply to such links. To the extent that we provide such links, we however can assure you that, at the time the links were placed, no violations of the legislation in effect could be found on the linked websites. We nevertheless have no influence on the observance of data protection and the relevant security provisions on the part of other providers. We therefore suggest you also consult the data protection declarations of these providers.
Right to information
You can at all times obtain information from us as regards our storing of your personal data. To do so, just send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right to object
You also at all times have the option to revoke your consent to our collection, processing and use of your personal details. To do so, just send an email to: email@example.com.
Questions, suggestions, complaints
Should you have any questions regarding the information we provide on data protection or the processing of your personal details, kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on telephone number 09421-184872.