1. Limited liability

Contents of this website

The contents of this website have been prepared with the utmost care. However, the provider does not assume any liability for the correctness, completeness or currency of the contents. The use of the available contents is at the user’s own risk. Contributions by named authors represent the opinion of those authors and are not always the opinion of the provider.

Availability of the website

The provider will endeavor to offer the service without interruptions. Even with great care, the possibility of downtime cannot be excluded. The provider reserves the right to change or discontinue this offer at any time.

External links

This website contains links to third-party websites (‘external links’). These websites are subject to the liability of the respective providers. The provider of this website checked the contents of these links when they were first established to determine whether there were any statutory violations. At the time none were obvious. The provider does not have any influence on the current or future design or contents of the linked websites. The placement of external links does not mean that the provider adopts responsibility for the material included in the links or references. The provider cannot reasonably be expected to continuously monitor these external links unless there are specific reports of infringements. However, if legal infringements are reported the external links concerned will be immediately deleted.


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.

No contractual relationship

Usage of this website does not establish any kind of contractual relationship between the user and the provider. Therefore no actual or implied contractual claims may arise in this respect against the provider. In the event that use of the website should lead to a contractual relationship, the following limitation of liability would then apply: the provider shall be liable for intent and gross negligence and for any violation of an essential contractual obligation (cardinal obligation). The provider’s liability is limited to the compensation of damage which, based on the specifics of the agreement, is to be regarded as predictable to the extent that it shall have been caused by a slight negligent violation of cardinal obligations by the provider or the provider’s legal representatives or agents. The provider is not liable for negligent breach of collateral duties 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 or the loss of life, remains unaffected by this provision.

2. Copyright

The contents published on this website are protected by copyright. Any use not permitted under German copyright law requires the prior written permission of the respective authors or copyright owners. This applies especially to the duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media or systems. Third-party content and contributions are identified as such. Unauthorized reproduction or transmission of any content or complete pages is not permitted and is punishable by law. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted.

Links to this website are welcome at any time and do not require approval by the provider of this website. Presentation of this website in third-party frames is only allowed with permission.

3. Data protection

Access to this website means that information about the visit (date, time, pages visited) may be stored on the server. This information is not personal and is anonymized. It is used exclusively for statistical purposes. It is not passed on to third parties or used for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

The provider points out explicitly that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication per e-mail) is insecure and cannot be fully protected against third-party access.

The use of the provider’s contact data – particularly telephone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses – for commercial purposes is expressly discouraged unless the provider has granted prior consent or a business relationship already exists. The provider and all other persons mentioned on this website hereby prohibit the passing on of their data for any commercial use.

4. Applicable law

Only the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany apply.

5. Special terms of use

If special terms and conditions for specific uses of this website differ from the above-mentioned points (1) to (4), this will be pointed out explicitly at the respective location. In this case, the special terms for the respective individual case apply.