Data Protection and Privacy

1. Warning about the contents of this website

The contents of this website are available to anyone free of charge. They were created with the utmost care. However, the provider of this website accepts no responsibility for the accuracy and currentness of the journalistic guides and news that are made available to anyone free of charge. Users of these website contents act at their own risk. Merely calling up the contents that are available to anyone free of charge does not constitute any contractual relationship whatsoever between the user and the provider, in this respect there is no intention on the part of the provider to be legally bound.

2. Links

The website contains links to other websites (“external links”). These websites are subject to the liability of the respective operators. When the initial external links were created no statutory violations were apparent. The provider has no influence on the current and future design of the linked sites.  It is not reasonable for the provider to be permanently checking the external links without specific evidence indicating a legal infringement. Once we become aware of such a violation of the law we will delete the respective links immediately.

3. Copyright / Ancillary Copyright

The contents published on this website by the provider are subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright and specific intellectual property right. Any use of this material not permitted under German copyright and ancillary copyright requires the prior written permission of the provider or the respective holder of the rights. This applies in particular to the duplication, editing, translation, saving, processing or reproduction of the contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. The content and rights of any third party shall be labelled as such.  Unauthorised copying of website contents or of the complete website is not permitted and is a punishable offence. Permission is granted to make copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use only.

This website may not be displayed in Frames or iFrames by third parties without written permission.

4. No advertising

The use of the contact information published in this legal notice for commercial advertising is expressly not wanted, unless the provider has previously given written consent or unless a business relationship already exists. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

 

Special conditions of use

Should special conditions for individual uses of this website differ from the aforementioned numbers 1 to 4 then express reference shall be made to this where applicable. In this event, the special conditions will apply in the individual case.

Cookies

The internet pages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies will not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer and stored by your browser.

The cookies that we mostly use are so-called ‘session cookies’, which will be erased automatically after your visit. Other cookies will remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you visit us again.

You can set up your browser in such a way so that it will inform you when cookies are placed and allow cookies on a case-by-case basis only, accept cookies in specific cases or generally exclude them. You can also enable the auto-delete function for cookies (which will delete them when you close your browser). Disabling cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

 

Piwik

This website uses Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical analysis of user access. Piwik uses so-called ‘cookies’, i.e. text files that are saved on a user’s computer and will enable an analysis of how users use the website. The information that is generated by the cookie about how the offer is used is saved on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is saved. Users can prevent the installation of the cookies by making the respective adjustments to the setting of their browser software. However, the provider would like to point out that, in this case, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website.