Privacy and data protection

1. Contents of the online offering
The author provides no warranty for the provided information being up to date, correct, complete, or of a certain quality. Liability claims against the author for material or non-material damages caused by the use or non-use of the presented information or by the use of erroneous and incomplete information are strictly precluded insofar as no demonstrable or grossly negligent fault on the authors' behalf is shown.
All offers are subject to change and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, add to, or delete parts of pages or the entire offering or to cease publication temporarily or permanently, without giving notice. Permanent availability of the online offering is not warranted, but we shall endeavour to keep it available most of the time.

2. References and links
For direct or indirect references to third-party websites ("hyperlinks") which lie outside of the area of responsibility of the author, liability would only arise in the case where the author had knowledge of the contents and where it would be technically possible and reasonable to prevent usage in case of unlawful contents.
The author hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were established, no illegal contents could be recognized on the linked sites. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, contents, or the authorship of the linked or referenced sites. Therefore he hereby expressly disassociates himself from all contents of all linked/referenced sites which were modified after the links were established. This declaration applies to links and references set within the own internet presence as well as for third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums, link lists, mailing lists, and all other types of databases arranged by the author to which external write access is enabled. For illegal, erroneous, or incomplete contents and in particular for damages resulting from the use or non-use of this sort of presented information, the provider of the site which was referenced, not the one who merely refers to the respective publication, assumes sole liability.

3. Copyright and trademark law
The author aims to observe the copyright of all images, graphics, audio files, video sequences, and texts contained in his publications, to make use of images, graphics, audio files, video sequences, and texts of his own authorship, or to make use of public domain graphics, audio files, video sequences, and texts.
All brands and trademarks names within the online content and protected by third parties if applicable are subject without restrictions to the provisions of the respective applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention is no cause to draw the conclusion that trademarks and other industrial property rights are not the protected property of a third party!
The author of the website reserves the sole and non-transferable right to transfer all content in the form of graphics, texts, and audio or video sequences only with his express consent. Duplication or use of such graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express permission of the author. The site operator expressly reserves the right to take legal action against unapproved use and duplication.

4. Privacy
Insofar as the online content provides the possibility to enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, and addresses), the user expressly divulges this information on a voluntary basis.
The usage and payment of all offered services is - insofar as it is technically possible and reasonable - also permitted without specifying such data or by specifying anonymous data or a pseudonym. The usage of contact data published in the company information or comparable information such as mailing address, telephone and fax numbers as well as email addresses, by third parties for the transmission of not expressly requested information is prohibited. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the sender of so-called spam mailings which violate this prohibitory provision.
Your personal data is stored exclusively for order purposes and for internal statistics purposes.
You can revoke your consent at any time without specifying reasons, effective for the future. Your profile allows you to revoke consent and to view the statement of consent. We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files which are stored on your computer and allow for analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies with regard to your use of the website, including your automatically truncated IP address, is transferred to a Google server and stored there. Google will use this information in order to analyse your use of the website, to prepare reports about web activities for Knott, and to provide further services tied to web usage and internet usage. Google will also transfer this information to third parties, insofar as this is prescribed by law or these third parties process the data at Google's request. You can prevent the transfer of information about the website visit to Google by installing a browser add-on provided by Google. By using this website, you declare your consent to the processing of data collected about you by Google as described above and for the aforementioned purpose.
In addition, we also use cookies to enable you to use this website. You can prevent cookies from being stored through a corresponding setting in your browser. Please note that in this case you will not be able to use all of the functions on the website to their full extent.

5. Effectiveness of the disclaimer of liability
These provisions are expressly defined as part of the online offering and are expressly defined as being an integral part of every order contract. If individual points in these provisions are declared or deemed to be invalid, they shall be replaced by the respective suitable legal provision. This does not affect the remaining parts of this provision. § 306 paragraph 1 BGB (German Civil Code) applies in this respect.

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