Any reference to “users” in the following provisions is meant to refer to both male and female users.
This agreement shall be exclusively governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. The place of performance is Hamburg.
The design of this internet offering, as well as all texts, photos, and graphics, etc. used on this website, are protected by copyrights [Urheberrechte]. Any infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights, e.g. trademark rights [Markenrechte], protection may result in civil and/or criminal liability [zivilrechtlicher oder strafrechtlicher Haftung]. The content can be freely accessed by anybody when they visit the internet offering and may only be used for private purposes [private Zwecke]. If you are interested in using the protected content beyond the permitted use, please contact the person responsible for the operation listed in the legal notice. This person may then put you into contact with the author or other owner of the rights of use, as required.
Users of this internet offering use it at their own risk [eigenes Risiko]. In particular, the Company does not guarantee that the website does not contain any viruses or that it is transmitted without errors.
The Company may, at its discretion [im eigenen Ermessen], make changes to all or parts of this website and/or discontinue its operation at any time without notice [ohne Vorankündigung] and is not obligated to update the website.
The Company strives to provide general access to the website. It is possible, however, that without prior notice [ohne Vorankündigung] the website may be temporarily unavailable for technical reasons or maintenance purposes, for example. The user has no claim to uninterrupted availability of the content.
The Company is responsible [verantwortlich] for its own content under § 7 of the German Telemedia Act [Telemediengesetz] in accordance with the general regulations. Under §§ 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act [Telemediengesetz] the Company is not obligated to monitor transmitted or stored external information or review it for circumstances indicating unlawful behavior. This does not affect the general legal obligations to remove or block the use of unlawful information. A related liability only at the time when a specific rights violation becomes known. Therefore, the Company will promptly react and block the respective content when such rights violations become known.
The Company is not liable for lack of economic success [wirtschaftlichen Erfolg], lost profits [entgangener Gewinn], unrealized savings [unrealisierte Einsparungen], any indirect losses [mittelbare Schäden], or accidental or consequential losses [zufällige oder indirekte Schäden] resulting from a visit to the website, from use of the information, documents (Dokumenten), instructions, or recommendations published on the website, or from temporary unavailability of the website. In any case, liability shall be limited to the typical foreseeable damages [typisch vorhersehbare Schäden]. Furthermore, the Company does not assume any liability for the ordinary negligence [einfache Fahrlässigkeit] of its employees, representative bodies, vicarious agents or persons used by it in the performance of its obligations.
It is prohibited to deliberately expose our internet offering to viruses [Viren], trojans [Trojaner], worms [Würmer], logic bombs [logischen Bomben] or other data, that are corrupted or in another way technical harmful. The attempt to obtain unauthorized access to our internet offering, the server, which is hosting our internet offering or any other server that are connected to our internet offering is not permitted. It is prohibited, to attack our internet offering, so that services can’t be provided any more or that could be considered distributed denial-of-service attacks [verteilter Angriff durch Dienstblockaden].
A violation of the before mentioned regulations would constitute a crime according to § 303b German Criminal Code [Strafgesetzbuch]. We will report each violation at the respective competent law enforcement authorities, and we will cooperate with them by disclosing the respective user identity. In such a case the right to use our internet offering also terminates automatically immediately.
We are not responsible for any damages resulting from distributed denial-of-service-attacks, viruses, trojans, worms or other corrupted or in any other way technical harmful and which because of using our internet offering, downloading of any material published on our internet offering or using of a webpage which is linked ot our internet offering affect any computer, any software, data or other materials protected by copyrights. The same liability limitations that are listed under “Content and Liability” apply in this case as well.
Hyperlinks to the websites of third parties do not constitute approval of their content on the part of the Company. By creating a link to third-party sites, the Company does not imply that the content of the linked sites is endorsed, recommended, or supported by the Company. The Company does not control their content The respective sites were reviewed for infringements at the time when the link was created and no unlawful content was found. However, it is not reasonable [angemessen] to expect that the Company reviews the content of the linked websites continuously, it can only conduct reviews when there are specific indications of a violation of rights. The Company will promptly remove the links from this internet offering when it becomes aware of any violations of rights.
Status: February 2021