Links and references
In the case of direct or indirect links to external websites beyond the author's field of responsibility, a liability on the part of the author would only arise if the author had knowledge of the external site's contents and had the technical means to prevent their use in the case of unlawful content. In this regard, the author explicitly affirms that the linked pages were free of unlawful content at the time the link was set. The author has no influence on the current or future design and content of the linked pages. Hence, the author explicitly disassociates himself/herself from the content of any linked pages that have been changed since the link was set. This applies to all the links and references contained within the author's actual website content as well as any links or references entered in the guest books, discussion forums, or mailing lists set up by the author. The owner of the referenced page is solely responsible for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for any damage that may occur as a result of using or not using such information - the owner of the site containing the link to the relevant page is not responsible.
Copyrights and trademarks
The author has made and will continue to make every effort to respect the copyrights of any pictures, sound files, video sequences, and texts used on his/her site, to use his/her own pictures, sound files, video sequences, and texts, or to make use of pictures, sound files, video sequences, and texts that are in the public domain. Any trademarks belonging to third parties that the author names within his/her site contents are fully subject to the regulations according to the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the registiered owner. Simply naming a trademark does not imply that the trademark is not protectected by the ownership rights of a third party! The copyright for published content created by the author remains the property of the author. The reproduction or use of such pictures, sound files, video sequences, or texts in other electronic or printed publications without prior explicit permission from the author is not allowed.
Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the content of the website containing a reference to this page. If any part or individual segment of this text is not or not not entirely or no longer in line with the relevant applicable legal regulations, the rest of the document shall remain in effect.