Terms of use

1. Limitation of liability 

The contents of this website have been created with greatest possible care. The provider makes no warranty regarding their correctness, completeness and topicality. Use of the contents of this website is at the user's own risk. Bylined contributions express the respective author's opinion and not always that of the provider. Mere use of this website does not constitute formation of any contractual relationship between the user and the provider.

2. External links 

This website contains links to websites of third parties ("external links"). The individual websites shall be the liability of their respective operators. At the time an external link was first provided on our website, the respective third-party content was examined for possible legal violations. No legal violations were apparent at such time. The provider has no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked sites. The provision of external links does not signify that the provider endorses the linked or referenced contents. Without concrete evidence of legal violations the provider cannot reasonably be expected to monitor external links continuously. On learning of legal violations, such external links are deleted immediately.      

3. Copyrights and ancillary copyrights 

The contents published on this website are governed by German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any use not permitted under German copyright law and ancillary copyright law shall require the prior written agreement of the provider or the respective rights holder. This shall, in particular, apply to the duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. The contents and rights of third parties are identified as such. The unauthorised duplication or dissemination of individual contents or complete pages is prohibited and liable to prosecution. Copies and downloads are permitted for personal, private and non-commercial use only. Displaying this website in third-party frames is prohibited without written consent.  

4. Specific terms of use 

If special terms concerning individual uses of this website deviate from sections 1 to 3 above, this is expressly indicated at the appropriate place.