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The author expressly reserves the right to make changes, additions or deletions without prior notice or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.
Referrals and links
In case of direct or indirect references to external websites (“hyperlinks”), which are outside the responsibility of the author, any liability for damages arises only under the circumstance that the author had knowledge of their content and if it would be technically possible and not unreasonable for the author to prevent the use of the illegal content.
The author explicitly declares that at the time of publishing the link no illegal content was apparent on the pages which shall be linked. No influence can be exercised by the author on the present or future design, the content or the copyright of the linked pages. Therefore, the author explicitly dissociates itself with the content of all linked pages which were amended after setting the link. This declaration is valid for all links which are set by the author but also for external postings in guestbooks, discussion boards, link tables, mailing lists and in all other forms of databases provided by the author which allow for external write access.
For illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and especially for damages which arise due to the use or non-use of such provided information, only the author of the respective page to which a link is set is liable but not the one who sends the link.
The author strives to respect all copyrights for images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in its publications, to use its own created images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts or to use license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences or texts.
All brands and trademarks which are probably copyrighted by a third party and which are named in the internet offer are by all means governed by the regulations of the respective valid copyright law as well as the ownership rules valid for the respective registered owner. Merely mentioning the name of a brand or trademark does not exclude the copyright for it of a third party.
The copyright for any material created by the author is reserved with the author. Any duplication or use of images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author’s approval.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so called “cookies”, text data, which are saved on your computer and which allow for an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information about the user of this website produced by the cookie is in general transferred to and saved on a server from Google in the USA. In case of the activation of the IP-anonymization on this website, Google shortens the IP-address in the member states of the European Union or in member states of the European Economic Area prior to the transfer to the server in the USA. Only in exceptional cases the full IP-address is transferred to the server of Google in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to prepare reports on the activity on the website and to perform other services for the operator of this website with respect to the use of the website and the internet. The IP-address which is transferred from your browser through Google Analytics will not be joined with other data of Google. You can prevent the saving of the cookies by adjusting the necessary setting on your browser software. Please note that in this case some features of this website might be restricted. Furthermore, you can prevent the registration of the data (incl. your IP-address), which is established through the cookies by means of your use of the website, as well as the processing of this data with Google if you download and install the browser plugin available under the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
For further information please check http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or https://analytics.withgoogle.com/ (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). Please note that on the website Google Analytics has been amended by adding the code „gat._anonymizeIp); “in order to guarantee an anonymized detection of the IP-addresses (so called IP-masking).“
Due to a legitimate interest (see Art. 6 (1) lit., GDPR), the website operator or website provider collects data regarding the access to the website and stores it as “server log files” on the server of the website. The following data is logged:
• Visited website
• Time at the time of access
• Amount of data sent in bytes
• Source / reference from which you came to the page
• Browser used
• Operating system used
• Used IP address
The server log files are stored for a maximum of 24 months and are deleted afterwards. The storage of the data is done for security reasons, e.g. to clarify cases of abuse. If data must be revoked for argument, they are excluded from the deletion until the incident has been finally clarified.