The Hamburg District Court ruled on 12.05.1998 that the inclusion of a link may lead to co-responsibility for the content of the linked page. According to the District Court, this can only be prevented by expressly distancing oneself from these contents. On this page we have placed links to other pages on the Internet.
The following applies to all these links:”I would like to emphasize expressly that I have no influence whatsoever on the design and content of the linked pages. Therefore I dissociate myself hereby expressly from all contents of all linked pages on this entire website including all sub-pages. This declaration applies to all links on my website and to all contents of the pages to which links or banners lead.”
1. Content of the online offer
The author reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author, which refer to material or non-material damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect and incomplete information, are fundamentally excluded, provided that there is no demonstrably intentional or grossly negligent fault on the part of the author. All offers are subject to confirmation and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice, or to discontinue publication temporarily or permanently.
2. References and links
In the case of direct or indirect references to external Internet pages (“links”) which are outside the author’s area of responsibility, liability would only become effective if the author is aware of the contents and it would be technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent the use in the case of illegal contents. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. Therefore, he hereby expressly distances himself from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was set up. This statement applies to all links and references set within the author’s own website as well as to external entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and in particular for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information provided, only the provider of the page to which reference was made is liable, not the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.
3. Copyright and trademark law
The author endeavours to observe the copyrights of the graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by him/herself or to use licence-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts. All brand names and trademarks mentioned within the Internet offer and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the respectively valid trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mentioning of a trademark does not imply that it is not protected by the rights of third parties! The copyright for published objects created by the author himself remains solely with the author of the pages. Any duplication or use of objects such as diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author’s agreement.
4. Data protection
If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. The use and payment of all offered services is – as far as technically possible and reasonable – also permitted without specification of such data or under specification of anonymized data or a pseudonym. The use of contact data published in the imprint or similar information, such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited information is not permitted. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of so-called spam mails in the event of violations of this prohibition.
5. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from.