Data privacy

1. Website content

The publisher assumes no guarantee whatsoever for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the publisher which concern loss or damage of a material or non-material nature caused by the use or non-use of the information provided, and/or by the use of erroneous and incomplete information, shall be precluded on principle, unless the publisher can be proven guilty of intent or gross negligence.

All offerings shall be non-binding and subject to alteration. The publisher explicitly reserves the right to alter, add to or delete parts of the pages or the entire website, or to cease publication temporarily or permanently, without any specific prior announcement to that effect.

2. Referrals and links

In the case of direct or indirect referrals to third-party websites (hyperlinks) which are outside the publisher’s field of responsibility, an obligation to assume liability would come into force only if the publisher were aware of the content and it would be technically possible and reasonable for it to prevent use in the event of its containing unlawful content.

The publisher hereby explicitly declares that no illegal content was discernible on the pages to which links are provided as of the time when the links were created. The publisher has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of the pages to which referrals/links are provided. The publisher therefore expressly dissociates itself from all content on linked pages that is changed after the links were created. This principle shall apply for all links and referrals on the publisher’s own website and for third-party entries in guestbooks, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists set up by the publisher, and in all other types of database whose content can be write-accessed by external parties. Liability for any illegal, erroneous or incomplete content, and especially for any loss and/or damage resulting from the use or non-use of such information which is offered, shall be borne solely by the operator of the page to which the referral/link was made, and not by the party which merely refers to the published material in question by providing links to it.

3. Copyright and trademark law

In all of its publications, the publisher strives to comply with the copyrights to the images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts which are used, to use images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts which it has produced itself, or to resort to public-domain graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts.

All the trademarks and brand names specified within the website and, if applicable, protected by third parties shall be subject without restriction to the provisions of the prevailing trademark legislation and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere fact of their being named does not mean that trademarks are not protected by rights of third parties!

The copyright for published material created by the publisher itself is held exclusively by the publisher of the pages. The reproduction or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and/or texts in other electronic or print publications is not permitted without the explicit consent of the publisher.

4. Data protection

Insofar as it is possible to enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, postal addresses) on the website, these data are disclosed by the user on an explicitly voluntary basis. The utilisation of and payment for all the services offered shall – if technically possible and reasonable – also be permitted without the disclosure of such data and/or upon entry of anonymised data or an alias. The use by third parties of contact data such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and email addresses published within the scope of legal and company, or comparable, information for the purpose of sending unsolicited information material is not permissible. The right to take legal action against the senders of ‘spam’ mails is reserved explicitly in the event of this prohibition being violated.

5. Newsletter

With our newsletters we offer the opportunity to receive an up-to-date overview of news by e-mail. As part of the newsletter subscription we gather personal data, such as your first name and family name, and an e-mail address. This data is only used to send and personalise our e-mailings. We operate a link tracking for statistical purposes and to improve our newsletter offering. All tracking data is stored anonymized. It is not possible to trace individual recipients. There is no kind of data transfer to third parties. You can avoid this statistical evaluation by not clicking on the linked texts in the newsletter but by going directly to the website.

In order to prevent abuse of e-mail addresses, subscribers have to complete the newsletter subscription via an automated process, the so-called ‘double-opt-in’ process, and thus confirm their ownership of the e-mail address.
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You can cancel your newsletter subscription or object to the use of your data at any time. You will find an automated cancelation process (cancelation links) in the lower section of our newsletter, contact forms on our website or you can contact our customer service team directly by e-mail.

6. Legal effect of this disclaimer of liability

This disclaimer of liability forms an integral part of the website from which reference was made to this page. If any parts of this text or individual formulations therein are no longer, not in their entirety or not at all compliant with prevailing legislation, this shall not affect the content and validity of the remaining parts of the document.

5. Data protection official

If you have any questions regarding your data privacy please do not hesitate to contact us:

Dr. Anja Keller
Data protection official
Fon: +49 69 7595-2767
Fax: +49 69 7595-2780

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