Legal notice

Gahlenfeldstr. 42-44
58313 Herdecke

Telephone: +49 (0) 2330 807624
Fax: +49 (0) 2330 807625
Commercial register: Local Court Hagen / Germany HRB 7737
VAT identification number DE257224996

Unless explicitly mentioned otherwise, the copyrights in respect of all processed images, charts and texts lie with the respective authors, as does the liability for the materials used in each respective case.

Exclusion of liability / disclaimer

Liability for contents

The contents of our website have been created with the greatest possible care. However, we are not able to assume any guarantee for the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of the contents. As a service provider, we are responsible pursuant to § 7 Subsection 1 of the TMG (German Telemedia Act) for own contents on this website in accordance with the general laws. Under §§ 8 to 10 TMG, we as a service provider are not under obligation though to monitor any transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances indicating illegal activities. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with the general laws remain unaffected by this clause. Any respective liability shall only be possible, however, from the point in time at which a specific breach of law / violation of rights comes to our knowledge. As soon as corresponding breaches of law / violations of rights become known, we will immediately remove the respective contents.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external websites of third parties, on the contents of which we are unable to exert influence. For this reason, we are unable to assume any guarantee for such third-party contents. For the contents of linked pages, the liability shall always rest with the respective provider or operator of the pages. The linked pages were checked for possible breaches of law / violations of rights at the time at which the link was established. Illegal contents were not recognisable at the time at which the link was created. However, a permanent review of the contents of the linked pages without specific indications of a breach of law / violation of rights cannot be reasonably expected. As soon as breaches of law / violations of rights come to our knowledge, such links will be removed immediately.


The contents and works created by the operators of the website and published on this website shall be subject to German copyright law. The duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the confines of copyright law shall require written consent from the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this website content shall only be admissible for private, non-commercial use. As far as the contents of this website have not been created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties will be respected. In particular, any contents of third parties shall be marked accordingly. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we request corresponding information. As soon as breaches of law / violations of rights come to our knowledge, we will remove such contents without delay.

Data protection
The use of our website is usually possible without the indication of personal data. As far as personal data (such as the name, the address or email addresses) are collected on our website, this shall always take place on a voluntary basis where possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We advise you that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. during communication by email) may involve security gaps. Seamless protection of the data against third-party access is not possible.

The use of contact data, which are published in the framework of our obligation to provide a legal notice, by third parties for purposes of sending not explicitly requested advertisements and information materials is hereby explicitly objected to. The operators of the website explicitly reserve the right to bring legal action in the event that advertising information is forwarded without a corresponding request, e.g. by means of spam emails.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under
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Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

We also use Google Analytics in order to evaluate data from AdWords and the Double-Click Cookie for statistical purposes. In case you do not agree with this kind of use, you shall be able to deactivate it via the Advertisement Settings Manager (

Sources: Disclaimer of eRecht24, the Internet law portal operated by attorney-at-law Sören Siebert