1. Limitation of liability

The contents of this website are compiled with the greatest care possible. The provider does not, however, offer any guarantees regarding the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the contents presented. The use of the website and its content is at the user's own risk. Signed contributions express the views and opinions of the relevant authors and not necessarily those of the provider. The use of the provider’s website does not in itself result in contractual relations between the user and the provider.

2. External links

This website contains links to third-party websites ("external links"). These websites are the responsibility of their respective operators. When the links to these external sites were first established, the provider examined the contents for any violations of law. At that time, no such violations were apparent. The provider has no influence on the current and future design and contents of linked websites. The establishment of external links does not imply that the provider endorses the contents of the linked websites. The provider cannot reasonably be expected to continually monitor these sites for legal violations without specific indications of such violations. However, if any legal violations become known, the external links will be removed without delay.

3. Copyright and ancillary copyright

The contents published on this website are subject to Germany's copyright and ancillary copyright laws. Any utilization not permitted by Germany's copyright and ancillary copyright laws requires the prior written consent of the provider or the relevant rights holder. This applies particularly to the copying, editing, translating, storing, processing and reproducing of the contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and third-party rights are clearly indicated as such. The unauthorized duplication or forwarding of individual contents or complete pages is prohibited and punishable by law. Only downloads and the making of copies for personal, private and non-commercial use are permitted. The presentation of this website in external frames is allowed only with prior permission.

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5. Special terms and conditions of use

Where special terms and conditions of use for the individual use of this website differ from the aforementioned points 1 to 4, this will be explicitly stipulated at the relevant place. In this case, the special terms and conditions of use apply in each individual case.