1. Limited liability

The greatest possible care was exercised when compiling this website. Nevertheless, the operator makes no guarantee regarding the currency, accuracy or completeness of the content of this website. Users use the content of this website at their own risk. Bylined articles represent the author’s opinion, which is not necessarily shared by the operator. Simple use of the website does not establish a contractual relationship between the user and the operator.

2. External links

This website contains external links, i.e. hyperlinks to third-party websites. Liability for these websites is borne by their respective operators. When including these external links for the first time, the operator of this website checked the external content for possible legal infringements and found no unlawful content. The operator has no influence whatsoever over the current and future content of linked websites. The inclusion of external links does not mean that the operator assumes ownership of hyperlinked content. The operator cannot be expected to constantly monitor external links without their attention having been drawn to legal infringements. However, if any such legal infringements come to the operator’s attention, the external links will be removed without delay.

3. Copyright and ancillary copyright

Content published on this website is subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any utilization not permitted under German copyright and ancillary copyright law shall require the prior written permission of the operator or the respective copyright holder. This shall apply in particular to any duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. The content and rights owned by third parties are marked as such. The unauthorized reproduction or transfer of individual items of content or entire pages is not permitted and is punishable by law. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use are permitted. The display of this website in external frames is only allowed if written consent has been granted.

4. Privacy policy¹

By visiting the operator’s website, information about this access (date, time and pages viewed) may be saved. This data is not counted as personal data and is rendered anonymous. It will only be analysed for statistical purposes. It will not be made available to third parties for either commercial or non-commercial use.

The operator emphasizes that data transfer over the Internet (e.g. by email) may have security vulnerabilities and that data cannot be completely protected from third-party access.

The contact data in the legal disclosure may not be used for promotional purposes unless the operator has granted written consent beforehand or business relations already exist. The operator and everyone mentioned on this website oppose any commercial use or transmission of their data.

Personal data

This website can be used without having to provide your personal details. Should personal data (e.g. your name, postal address and email address) be collected, this information will wherever possible only be entered by the user voluntarily. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

If a contractual relationship is to be established, developed or amended between us, or if you send us an enquiry, we shall collect and use personal data from you if necessary for this purpose (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data if necessary in order to enable you to use the website (usage data). All personal data shall only be stored for as long as necessary for the purpose concerned (e.g. processing your request or the execution of a contract). Compliance is ensured with retention periods under tax and commercial law. Inventory data may be transferred to competent authorities in individual cases if we are ordered to do so for the purposes of law enforcement, security, to meet the legal responsibilities of the internal intelligence authorities or military intelligence, or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Comment functions

If you use the comment function, we will collect personal data (e.g. your name, your email address) as provided by you. If your comment is published, the email address you enter will be saved but not published. Your name will be published unless you use a pseudonym.

Privacy statement for the Facebook plugin (‘Like button’)

Our website uses plugins provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you visit a page of our website that contains the Facebook plugin (‘Like’ button), your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook’s servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser, enabling the plugin to be displayed on the website. Furthermore, data will be forwarded to the Facebook servers containing information about your visits to our website. If you are a logged-on Facebook user, the usage data will be assigned to your personal account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking ‘Like’ or entering a comment, this data will be transmitted directly to your Facebook account and published. This can only be avoided by logging out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. For more information on how Facebook uses this data, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Right to information

You have the right at any time to be notified about the data collected about you free of charge and without delay. To obtain such information, please contact the operator using the contact details in the legal notice. You also have the right at any time to retract your consent to the use of your personal data with future effect.

5. Special terms of use²

Insofar as special terms for specific uses of this site deviate from the conditions set out under 1 to 4, notice of such exceptions shall be expressly stated in the corresponding place. In this event, the special terms of use apply in each respective case.

Source: Disclaimer based on www.JuraForum.de in cooperation with the press distribution list of connektar.de.