1. Liability limitation
The contents of this website have been compiled with utmost care. However, Optence e.V. does not assume any liability for accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of the contents provided. The use of the website contents is at the user's own risk. Contributions identified by name express the respective author's opinion and not necessarily the opinion of Optence e.V. The mere use of the Optence e.V. website does not lead to a contractual relationship between the user and Optence e.V.
2. External links
This website contains links to websites operated by third parties. These are the responsibility of the respective operators. Optence e.V. reviewed the external contents at the time the link was first created to determine any possible infringements. At that time no legal infringements were apparent. Optence e.V. has no influence whatsoever on the present and future design and contents of the linked webpages. The placing of external links does not imply that Optence e.V. supports the underlying contents of these links. It is unreasonable to expect Optence e.V. to constantly monitor the external links without specific indications of legal infringements. Should any infringements become known, such external links will be immediately deleted.
3. Copyright and neighbouring rights
The contents published on this website are subject to the German Urheber- und Leistungsschutzrecht (copyright and neighbouring rights). Any use not permitted by this law requires prior written authorization of the provider or the respective right holder. This particularly applies for duplication, adaptation, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. Unauthorized duplication or distribution of individual contents or entire pages are forbidden and punishable. Only copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use are permitted.
4. Data privacy
When visitors access the website of Optence e.V. access information (date, time, page visited) may be saved. Such data are not personal data, they are anonymized. They are analyzed exclusively for statistical purposes. They are not passed on to third parties, neither for commercial nor for non-commercial purposes.
Optence e.V. explicitly point out that data transmission in the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may have security gaps and cannot completely be protected against access by third parties.
The use of the contact information given in the imprint for commercial advertising is explicitly not desired, unless Optence e.V. have granted prior written consent or a business relationship already exists. Optence e.V. and all persons named in this website hereby object to any commercial use or passing on of their data.
You may visit our website without disclosing any personal data. If our pages collect personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address), this is done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. These data are not passed on to third parties without your explicit consent. If a contractual relationship between you and us is to be established, specified or modified, or if you make an inquiry we collect and use your personal data insofar as this is necessary for this purpose (master data). We collect, process and utilize personal data only to the extent required to enable you to use our web offer (traffic data). All personal data are saved only as long as is necessary for the respective purpose (i.e. processing your inquiry or a contract). In doing so we are complying with the retention periods stipulated by tax and commercial law. In individual cases and by order of the responsible authorities we are allowed to pass on information about these data (master data) as far as this is necessary for criminal prosecution, averting of danger, fulfilling the legal tasks of the constitution protection authorities or military counter intelligence or enforcing claims for intellectual property rights.
This website uses plugins provided by Facebook.com made available in the USA by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304. We hereby point out to users of our website, on which the Facebook plugin ('like' button) is installed, that the plugin establishes a connection to Facebook which triggers a transmission to your browser so that the plugin appears on the website.
Moreover, when using our website, data are passed on to the Facebook servers that contain information about your visit to our homepage. As a consequence the traffic data of logged-in Facebook users are assigned to their personal Facebook account.
As soon as a logged-in Facebook user actively uses the Facebook plugin (i.e. by a click on the 'like' button or by using the comment function) these data are transmitted to your Facebook account and published. This can only be prevented by a prior logoff from your Facebook account.