Legal notice

Responsibility according to § 5 TMG

The responsible person according to § 5 TMG is
Prof. Dr. Jutta Weber (Project Coordination)

Paderborn University
Facutly of Arts and Humanities
Department of Media Studies

Phone: +49 5251 60-3282
Fax: +49 5251 60-3976

Responsibility according to § 18 II MStV

The responsible person according to § 18 II MStV is also Prof. Dr. Jutta Weber (contact details above) 

Technical realisation

David B. Erhardt

Liability for content

On this Website, we provide various information and data (in the following: Content), that we check and update continuously. Despite all caution, the information and data underlying the content could have changed in the meantime. Liability or guarantee for the content provided being current, correct, complete or usable cannot be accepted.

We assume no responsibility that content can be or is allowed to be accessed or downloaded in any place outside of Germany. If users outside of Germany access the content, they alone are responsible for adhering to the laws and regulations of the respective national law. Accessing the content from countries is forbidden, where this access is against the law.

As a provider of telemedia, according to § 7 I TMG (Telemediengesetz), we are responsible for own content on this website in accordance with general legislation. According to §§ 8 including 10 TMG we, as a provider, are not responsible to supervise transmitted or stored third party content or to research circumstances that indicate unlawful activity. Obligations to remove or restrict the use of content in accordance with general legislation remain unaffected. Liability in this respect , however, can only be accepted as of the point in time at which we gain knowledge of a concrete violation of the law. Upon becoming aware of any such violations, we will remove this content immediately.

In the case of direct or indirect links to external internet sites that are outside the sphere of responsibility of the author, any liability obligation will only come into force if the author had knowledge of the content and if it is technically possible and reasonable for them to to prevent the use in the case of content violating the law. The author explicitly declares that at the time of creating the links, the corresponding linked pages were free of content violating the law. The author has no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. Therefore the author hereby distances himself from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references created within the author’s own internet content as well as all external entries in guest books, discussion boards and mailing lists set up by the author. Responsibility for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and, in particular, for damage arising from the use or non-use of information presented in this way, lies solely with the provider of the site to which the link was created, not the person who merely references to the publication in question via links.

Liability for links

The author aims to respect the copyrights regarding the graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in the publication, to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created them self, or to use license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences or texts. All brands and trademarks mentioned within the Internet offer and potentially protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The simple mention of a trademark does not imply that it is not protected by the rights of third parties. The copyright for published objects created by the authors themselves remains solely with the authors of these pages. Any reproduction or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express permission by the authors.

We are not responsible for the contents of websites of third parties to which reference is made by means of hyperlinks or similar connections, as we have no control over such contents. The content of the linked pages is always the responsibility of the respective provider or operator of the pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of the setting up of the link. Illegal contents were not identifiable at the time of linking. A continuous control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of law. Upon becoming aware of any violations, we will remove this content immediately.

Prohibition of commercial use and utilization

The utilization as well as the download of the contents of our web pages are permitted exclusively for private, non-commercial purposes. Reproductions and uses beyond that are prohibited and will be subject to civil action and criminal prosecution.

Intellectual property

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the website from which you were referred to this page. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not or no longer legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain unaffected by this fact.

The intellectual property rights – such as the copyright for published objects created by us on our pages – remain exclusively with us. Any reproduction and/or editing and/or distribution and/or any (other) use of such objects (e.g. graphics, images, design, sound documents, video sequences, programs and texts) in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without our express written consent. Insofar as the intellectual property rights are held by a third party, the express written consent of the respective rights holder (e.g. author, photographer, programmer or other creator) is required.

Insofar as the content on our pages is not created by us, the intellectual property rights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is designated as such. In case you become nevertheless aware of an infringement of intellectual property rights, we kindly ask you to inform us accordingly. Upon becoming aware of any infringements, we will remove such content immediately.

Termination of service

We explicitly reserve the right to change, supplement, delete or temporarily or permanently terminate the publication of our web pages or to change their URL without prior notice.

Objection to advertising mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the framework of the legal notice requirements to send advertising or information material that has not been expressly requested. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.