State Secretary Dr. Jörg Mielke, Head of the State Chancellery
editor in chief:
Design & Production:
Exclusion of Liability:
1. Content of On-line Offers
The author assumes absolutely no guarantee for the current validity, correctness, completeness or quality of the information made available. Claims for liability made against the author relating to damages, whether of a material or idealistic nature, arising from use or non-use of the information offered, or which were caused through the use of erroneous or incomplete information, are in principle excluded, insofar as there is no proven intentional or grossly negligent action on the part of the author.
All offers are subject to change without notice and are not binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the whole content without any separate notice, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication.
2. References and Links
In the case of direct or indirect references to third-party internet pages ("Links") which are outside of the sphere of responsibility of the author, a liability obligation would become effective exclusively for the case that the author was aware of the content and that it would have been technically possible for and be reasonably expected of the author to prevent usage where content was illegal.
The author herewith expressly declares that at the time of the integration of the link, no illegal content on the page to be linked was evident. The author has absolutely no influence on the current or future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. For this reason, the author herewith expressly distances himself from all content of all linked pages which were changed after integration of the link. This shall apply for all links and references integrated within the author's own internet offers, as well as for third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. Solely the supplier of the page to which has been referred, and not the party who only refers to the respective publication via links, shall be liable for illegal, erroneous or incomplete content, and liable especially for damages which arise through the use or non-use of such information supplied in this manner.
3. Copyright and Trademark Rights
The author has done his best to observe the copyrights of any graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts compiled by himself, or to make use of licence-free graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts.
All brands and trademarks specified and, where applicable, protected by third parties and used within the internet offer are unrestrictedly subject to the respectively applicable trademark rights and proprietary rights of the respectively registered owners. The conclusion may not be drawn that the trademark is not protected by third-party rights merely on account of simple nomination!
The copyright for published items compiled by the author shall be retained solely by the author of the pages. Reproduction or use of such graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed media is not permitted without the express approval of the author.
4. Legal Validity of this Liability Exclusion
This liability exclusion is to be considered as an integral part of the internet offer in which this page has been referred to. Insofar as parts or individual formulations of this text do not, or do no longer or do not completely comply with the prevailing legal situation, then the remaining parts of the document shall remain unaffected in terms of their content and validity.