Legal Notice and Terms

Legal Notice and Terms

Settlement of consumer disputes
The European Commission provides a platform for the online settlement of consumer disputes which you can find at We are neither obliged nor willing to take part in proceedings for the settlement of disputes before a consumer conciliation body.


1. References and links
Regarding direct or indirect references to third-party websites (hyperlinks) which are beyond the author’s scope of responsibility, the author could solely be held liable if the author knows about the contents of such websites and if it was technically feasible and reasonable to prevent the use of such websites in case of unlawful contents.

The author hereby expressly declares that at the point of time such hyperlinks were included no illegal contents were recognisable on the sites to be linked. The author has no influence on the current and future design, the contents or the authorship of the sites linked. For this reason, the author expressly distances him/herself from all contents of all linked sites that were changed after the links were included.

This statement applies to all links and references included in our own internet offer and to third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists set up by the author and any other kinds of databases whose contents can be write accessed from the outside. It is solely the provider of the site referred to which shall be liable for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents, including but not limited to damage resulting from the use or non-use of information presented in this manner and not the one that merely refers to the respective publication via links.

2. Copyright and trademark law
The author endeavours to observe the copyrights relating to any pictures, graphical representations, audio recordings, video sequences and texts used, to use its own pictures, graphical representations, audio recordings, video sequences and texts or to make use of licence-free graphical representations, audio documents, video sequences and texts.

All brands and trademarks mentioned in the internet offer and which may be protected by third-party rights are subject without restriction to the applicable trademark law and the property rights of their respective registered owners.

Should you nevertheless become aware of any infringement of copyright, we kindly request you to notify us thereof. As soon as we are informed about infringements of copyright, we will immediately remove the contents concerned.

The mere mention of brands and trademarks shall not be deemed to indicate that such brands and trademarks are not protected by third-party rights.

The copyright for any published material created by the author him/herself shall remain solely with the author. Any reproduction or use of such graphical representations, audio recordings, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications shall not be permitted without the author’s express consent.

Legal effect of this disclaimer

Should any parts or individual formulations of this text not, no longer or not completely comply with the applicable law, this shall not affect the contents and validity of the remaining parts of the document.

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