Legal Notice / Disclaimer

1. Contents of the On-Line Presentation

The author shall not be liable for any obsoleteness, inaccuracy, incompleteness, or poor quality of the information provided. Any liability claims against the author relating to damages of both material and immaterial nature caused by the use or the non-use of any of the information provided and/or the use of any incorrect and incomplete information shall be strictly excluded, unless a deliberately culpable act or gross negligence may be demonstrated to have been committed by the author. All offers are without engagement and subject to change. The author expressly reserves to change, amend, and delete the complete on-line content or any part thereof, or to discontinue its publication either temporarily or definitely at any given time without prior notice.

2. References and Links

For all direct or indirect cross references ("links") to external Web pages outside of the author’s sphere of responsibility, any liability would arise solely in case the author were aware of any illegal contents and it were both within the scope of technical possibilities as well as reasonable for him/her to prevent any use of such illegal contents. The author expressly declares not to have been aware of any illegal contents on the Web pages to be linked at the time of the creation of such links. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current or future design, the contents, or the authorship of the linked-up Web pages. Therefore he/she herewith expressly disclaims responsibility for any and all contents of any and all linked-up Web pages that were changed subsequently to the creation of the link. This statement shall apply to all links and cross references created within our own on-line contents as well as external entries in any visitors’ books, discussion forums, and mailing lists created by the author. Solely the proprietor of the Web page that is referred to, and not the proprietor of the Web site that only refers to any such publication by way of a link, shall be liable for any illegal, inaccurate, or incomplete contents, and in particular for any damage caused by the use or the non-use of any information thus provided.

3. Copyright and Trade Mark Protection

The author endeavours in all publications to observe the copyrights related to any external charts, audio or video clips and texts used, to make use of self-created charts, audio or video clips and texts, or to draw on such charts, audio or video clips and texts as are unlicensed public domain. All brand labels and trade marks mentioned in the on-line contents and possibly protected by third party rights shall be subject without restrictions to the provisions of the trade mark legislation in force in each case and to the property rights of each registered proprietor. The mere mention of a trade mark does not allow the conclusion that such trade mark is not protected by any third party right! The copyright for published objects created by the author is solely held by the author of the Web pages. Any such charts, audio or video clips, and texts must not be reproduced or used in other electronic or print publications without the author’s prior express consent.

4. Google Analytics

“This Web site uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics works with so-called “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer which enable an analysis of your use of our Web site. The information on your use of this Web site (including your IP address) generated by the cookie will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be stored. Google will use this information for evaluating your use of the Web site, for compiling reports on Web site activities for the Web site operators, and for providing further services related to the use of the Web site and Internet use in general. Google may also communicate this information to third parties in case this should be required by law, or as far as third parties are commissioned to process such data on Google’s behalf. In no case will Google associate your IP address with other data stored by Google. You may prevent the installation of the cookies with a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we should like to make you aware of the fact that in this case you might not be able to use the full range of functions of this Web site. Using this Web site you declare your consent to Google’s processing of the data collected about you in the way as described above and for the purpose as stated above.”

5. Legal Effect of this Disclaimer

This exclusion of liability shall be deemed to be an essential part of the on-line contents from which this page is being referred to and accessible. Should any parts or individual phrasings of this text not be, or no more be, or not completely be in compliance with current legal provisions, the validity and contents of the remaining parts of this document shall remain unaffected.