Legal Notice


To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
What cookies are used for?

Cookies are used for adjusting a website’s content to fit a user’s preferences and optimize the website. They store useful information that improve the user’s experience of a website. They are most commonly used for:

Storing login information so that a user does not need to re-login on every visit. Recognizing the type of device a user is browsing with and any preferences applied to optimize the website specifically for the device. Creating statistics that help website owners to understand how their users interact with their website, which allows them to improve their structure and content.
What types of cookies are used?

There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for a period of time specified in the cookie’s file parameters or until removed manually. When you return to a website and it requires you to login again despite previously storing your login information, it is usually because the persistent cookie expired; this helps to increase security while maintaining accessibility.

Session cookies, on the other hand, are used temporarily and expire once the website or browser is closed. They are used to track user activity on a website during a single visit. When a website requires that you verify your age or location once every visit before allowing you to view content and without requiring additional personal details, that is a session cookie at work.
Do cookies include personal data?

If there is a need for the collection of personal information, such as for creating accounts, then cookies may store personal information. However, it is required by data protection law that users are informed of the collection of personal data. This data will also be encrypted to render it inaccessible for unauthorized users.
Managing cookies

By default, browsers are configured to accept cookies. However, these settings may be changed to block cookies entirely, or to inform the user each time they are used. Detailed information about cookies and the options associated with them are available in each browsers’ settings.

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The listed brands, companies, trade names and product descriptions are subject to, if not otherwise indicated, name and trade mark protection.

Content of the online offering

The author assumes no liability for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of any information provided. Liability claims against the author for material or non-pecuniary damages which were caused by the use or non-use of the provided information the use of erroneous and incomplete information, are expressly excluded, unless proof of the author’s intent or gross negligence is provided.

All offers are non-binding and made without obligation. The author expressly reserves the right to alter, amend, delete or temporarily or permanently discontinue the publication of sections of the pages or of the entire offer without prior notice.

References and links

If direct or indirect references or links are made to web pages which lie outside the area of responsibility of the author, the latter is only responsible insofar that he is aware of their content and technically able to prevent usage of content should it be illegal. The provider of the said pages is solely liable for any content going beyond the author’s knowledge and in particular for damages caused by the use or non-use of information thus provided; the person who merely refers to the respective publication by means of a link is not liable in this way. This statement applies equally to third-party entries in visitors’ books, discussion forums and mailing lists provided by the author.


The author endeavours to respect the copyrights of all graphics and texts used in his/her publications, and to use graphics and texts provided by the author or to use licence-free graphics and texts.

All trademarks and related signs mentioned in the internet offer and possibly protected by third party rights are entirely and without any restrictions subject to the provisions of the respective applicable law on trademarks and related signs and the possessory rights of the corresponding registered owner. A mere mention must not lead to the conclusion that trademarks are not protected by third party rights,

The copyright for published objects which were created by the author himself/herself remain with the author of the website. Any reproduction or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications without the author’s prior express consent is prohibited.

Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be considered part of the internet offering from where a reference has been made to this page. Insofar as parts or individual wording of this text do not, no longer or do not completely comply with the applicable legal situation, the remaining parts of the document shall not be affected in their contents and validity.

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