1. Liability Limitation
The content of this website was created with the greatest possible caution. The provider however accepts no liability for the accuracy, completeness and currency of the content provided. The use of this website proceeds at risk to the user. Articles that are identified by name reflect the opinion of the respective author and not always the opinion of the provider. The mere use of the website does not establish any sort of contractual relationship between the user and the provider.
2. External Links
This website contains links to third party websites (“external links”). These websites are subject to the liability of their respective providers. When the links were first being set, the provider check the external content of the external links for any violations of the law. At that time no illegal content could be detected. The provider has however no influence of any kind on the current and future constitution of the content of the linked sites. Setting external links does not mean that the provider approves of the content behind the link. It is not reasonable to expect the provider to constantly monitor external links without concrete indications of violations of the law. In the event that illegal content is detected, however, such external links will be immediately deleted.
3. Copyrights and Ancillary Copyrights
The content published on this website is subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any user that is not permitted by German copyright and ancillary copyright requires the prior written consent of the provider or the respective rights holder. This applies especially to reproduction, editing, translation, electronic storage, processing, or representation of the content in databases or in other electronic media and systems. Content and rights of third persons are identified as such. The unauthorised reproduction or sharing of specific content or entire pages is not permitted and is punishable under law. Only the creation of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial purposes is allowed.
The representation of this website in external frames is only allowed on condition of prior written consent.
4. Data Protection
When one visits the provider’s website, information about the site visit (date, time, page viewed) can be saved. These data are not personal data but are rendered anonymous. They are evaluated exclusively for statistical purposes. The data are not shared with third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
The provider expressly points out that data transfer in the internet (e.g. e-mail communications) can evince security gaps and cannot be perfectly protected from third-party access.
The use of the contact data supplied in the publisher’s imprint for commercial advertisement is expressly prohibited unless the provider has issued prior written consent or there is already and existing business relationship. The provider and all persons mentioned on this website herewith deny permission to any commercial use and sharing of their data.
You can visit our website even without giving any personal data. To the extent that personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our pages, this is done on a voluntary basis to the extent possible. These data are not shared with third parties without your expressed permission. To the extent that a contractual relationship between you and us is to be established, expanded in content or modified or your are submitting a query to us, we collect and use personal data from you that is required for these purposes (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data to the extent necessary in order to allow you to make use of our web sales (use data). All personal data are only saved as long as is required for the purpose specified (processing your query or concluding a contract). The mandatory retention periods under tax law and commercial law are taken into account. On request form the responsible agencies we can in individual cases release information about these data (inventory data) to the extent that this is necessary for purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert pending dangers, to fulfil legal requirements from the Office for the Protection of the Constitution or the Military Counterintelligence Service or to assert rights to intellectual property.
We collect personal data in the framework of the comment function (e.g. name, e-mail) in the framework of your comments on an article and only in the scope in which you communicate them to us. On publishing a comment, the e-mail address that you provide will be saved but not published. Your name will be published if you did not write under a pseudonym.
Data Confidentiality Disclaimer for the Facebook-Plug-in (“Like”)
This website uses plug-ins from the provider Facebook.com, which is operated by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website on which the Facebook-plug-in (“Like”-button) is installed are herewith informed that the plug-in generates a connection with Facebook which then executes a communication to your browser so that the plug-in appears on the website.
Furthermore, by using it, you are forwarding data containing information about your visit to our homepage to the Facebook-server. For logged in Facebook-users this results in the use data being assigned to your personal Facebook-account.
As soon as you actively use the Facebook-plug-in as a logged in Facebook-user (e.g. by clicking on the “Like” button or using the comment function), these data will be transferred to you Facebook account and published. You can only avoid this by logging out of your Facebook account first.
You can obtain additional information about the use of your data by Facebook from Facebook’s own data confidentiality policy found at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
Data Confidentiality Disclaimer for the Social Network Google Plus
This website uses the so-called “G +1”-button for the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button can be recognised by the symbol “G +1”. If you are registered with Google Plus, you can express your interest in our website with the “G +1” button and share content from our website on Google Plus. In that case Google saves both the information that you have given a “G+1” for our content “G +1” as well as the information about the page that you have viewed. Your “G +1” can be added optionally together with your name (possibly with your photo –to the extent present) into Google Plus and into other Google-services such as Google Search or your Google-Profile.
Data Confidentiality Disclaimer for the Use of the twitter.com Web Messaging Service
We have also integrated the web message service twitter.com on our website. It is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “Tweet” – function. One can use to publish 140 character messages including website links in one’s own Twitter account. If you use Twitter’s “Tweet”-Function on our webpages, the specific website will be linked to your account on Twitter and published there. Data are transferred to Twitter.
We are not informed of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. Consult the Data Confidentiality Disclaimer of Twitter for additional information: http://twitter.com/privacy
Twitter gives you the option to set your privacy settings under the following link: http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Right to Disclosure
You have the right at any time to request disclosure of the data collected about your person free of charge and without compensation. You have the right at any time to revoke your consent to use the personal data you have given for future. To have this information disclosed contact the provider under the contact data given in the publisher’s imprint.