Alternative dispute resolution pursuant to Art. 14 (1) ODR-VO and § 36 VSBG:
The European Commission provides a platform for Online Dispute Resolution (OS), which you can find at https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr . We are prepared to participate in an out-of-court conciliation procedure.
Liability for contents
As a service provider we are responsible according to § 7 Abs.1 TMG for our own contents on these pages according to the general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete violation of the law. As soon as we become aware of such infringements, we will remove the content immediately.
Liability for links
Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal infringements at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognisable at the time of linking. A permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. As soon as we become aware of any legal infringements, we will remove such links immediately.
The contents and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution and any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, contents of third parties are marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. As soon as we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such content immediately.
Copyrights and photos
Photographs are photographic works within the meaning of § 2 Para. 1 No. 5 Copyright Act (UrhG) and are therefore protected works under the Copyright Act. Insofar as the photograph does not reach the so-called “level of creation”, i.e. there is no personal spiritual creation, photographs are protected under § 72 UrhG as “simple photographs”.
The author of the respective photograph is the photographer (§ 7 UrhG), who can assert claims in the event of infringement of his copyrights. Conceivable claims would be, for example:
claim for removal (Section 97 (1) sentence 1 UrhG)
In case of danger of recurrence: Right to injunctive relief (Section 97 (1) sentence 1 UrhG)
Damages (Section 97 (2) sentence 1 UrhG) and information
Pixabay license – Use of pictures and videos
Images and videos on Pixabay are provided under the Pixabay license with the following conditions. The Pixabay license gives you an irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive and royalty-free right to use, download, copy and modify the images and videos for commercial and non-commercial purposes. It is not necessary to name the author of the image or Pixabay, but we appreciate a voluntary indication of the source.
The Pixabay license does not allow this:
the sale or distribution of images or videos in digital form, especially as stock photos or digital wallpapers;
the sale or distribution of images or videos, for example as posters, digital prints or physical products, without adding additional elements or otherwise creating added value;
portraying identifiable persons in an insulting, pornographic, obscene, immoral, defamatory or libellous manner; or
the suggestion that depicted persons, brands, organizations, etc. endorse or approve certain products or services, unless permission has been granted
Please note that although all content on Pixabay is free for commercial and non-commercial use, elements shown in the images and videos, such as identifiable persons, logos and brands, may be subject to additional copyrights, property rights, personal rights, trademark rights, etc. The consent of a third party or the licence of these rights may be required in particular for commercial applications. Pixabay does not guarantee that such consents or licenses have been obtained and expressly disclaims any liability in this regard.
More information on this subject can also be found on the Pixabay website: https://pixabay.com/de/service/terms/
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