Legal notices and disclaimer
The author accepts no liability for the up-to-dateness, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author regarding material or non-material damage caused by the use or non-use of the presented information or by the use of erroneous and incomplete information are fundamentally excluded unless wilful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of the author can be proved. All the information presented is subject to change and is non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the site or the entire site without notice, or to close down this publication in its entirety either temporarily or permanently.
References and links
With regard to direct or indirect references to other websites ("hyperlinks") that are not within the area of responsibility of the author, the author would only incur liability if he had knowledge of the content and if he had the technical ability and could be reasonably expected to prevent use in the event of there being illegal content. The author hereby expressly states that no illegal content was identifiable on the linked websites at the time when the links were created. The author has no influence whatsoever over the current or future design, or over the content or authorship of the linked websites. For this reason, he expressly distances himself from all content of all linked sites which has been modified since the link was created. This statement applies to all links and hyperlinks in the author's website and to entries by third parties on message boards, discussion forums, link registers, mailing lists and any other types of database set up by the author which allow external input. Only the providers of websites to which reference is made and not the party that merely refers to these websites through links is liable for illegal, erroneous or incomplete content and, in particular, for any damage incurred by use or failure to use information so provided.
Copyright and trademark protection
The author makes every effort in all publications to respect copyright on all photographs, artwork, audio files, video clips and texts, to make use of his own photographs, artwork, audio files, video clips and texts, or to use licence-free artwork, audio files, video clips and texts. All trademarks and brands identified on the website and in some cases protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the appropriate trademark law and to the intellectual property rights of their registered owners. The fact that trademarks are identified does not imply that they are not protected by the rights of third parties! The copyright for published items created by the author himself remains with the author alone. The reproduction or use of such artwork, audio files, video clips or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express permission of the author.
Legal validity and liability disclaimer
If any of the provisions or formulations in these legal notices are or become invalid, this is without prejudice to the content and validity of the remaining provisions.