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Legal information

Details in accordance with section 5 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG):

Michael Stein Design 
Owner: Michael Stein
Blumenstr. 17 
42551 Velbert 
Telefon: + 49 2051/5 11 10 
Telefax: + 49 2051/5 11 14 
E-Mail: stein@michaelsteindesign.de

Responsibility in accordance with section 55, para. 2 of the German Interstate Broadcasting Treaty (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag, RStV): Michael Stein, Blumenstr. 17, 42551 Velbert

VAT ID no. pursuant to section 27a of the Value Added Tax Act (Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE237218331

liability for content

Pursuant to section 7, para. 1 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG), we are, as a service provider, responsible for our own content on this website in accordance with general legislation. In accordance with section 8 to section 10 of the TMG, we are, as a service provider not obliged, however, to monitor third-party information provided or stored on the website, or to research into circumstances which may indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general legislation remain unaffected by this. Our liability in this respect can, however, only be assumed from the point in time when knowledge is obtained of a specific violation of the law. On becoming aware of any such violations of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. 

liability for links

Our site contains links to the external websites of third parties, the contents of which we have no influence over. We cannot, therefore, assume any liability for this third-party content. The relevant provider or operator of the sites always bears responsibility for the content of the linked sites. The linked sites were checked for any possible violations of the law at the point in time of creating the link. No unlawful content was in evidence at the time the links were set up. Constant monitoring of the content of the linked sites is not reasonably to be expected, without there being a specific indication of a violation of the law. If it comes to our knowledge that there are any violations of the law, we will remove such links immediately.

Copyright

The content and works on these pages created by the website operator are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, processing, distribution or any kind of use beyond the limits of what is permitted under copyright law requires the prior written permission of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies from this website are only permitted for private use and not for commercial purposes. In the case that any content on this website has not been created by the operator of the website, the copyright of third parties is to be respected. In particular, content of third parties has been marked as such. Should it be the case that you nevertheless become aware of an infringement of copyright, we request that you inform us accordingly. On becoming aware of any breach of copyright, we will remove the relevant content immediately.

Privacy statement

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the legal provisions on data protection and in accordance with this privacy statement.

As a rule, it is possible to use our website without entering any personal data. In the case that personal data is collected on our website (for example, name, address or e-mail address), this is done, as far as is possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to any third parties without your expressed consent.

We would like to point out that there can be gaps in security in the transmission of data via internet (e.g. in communication via e-mail). It is not possible to completely protect such data against access by third parties. 

information, deletion, blocking

You have at any time the right to free-of-charge information on the personal data which we hold about you, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, as well as having the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time on this subject and on any further questions on the theme of personal data, at the address cited in the Legal Information section.

Cookies

Internet sites make use of so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our provision of services more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and which your browser stores.

Most of the cookies which we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit to the site. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit the website.

You can set your browser so that you are always informed of the placing of cookies and you can then allow cookies only in individual cases, set the acceptance of cookies for certain cases, or generally exclude their acceptance, and you can activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. In the case that the cookies are deactivated, it may be that the functionality of this website will be impaired.

Server-Log-Files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us.

This information comprises:

  • Browser type/ Browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the computer established access 
  • Time of the server enquiry

This data cannot be assigned to a particular person. The data is not brought together with other sources of data. We reserve the right to examine this data retrospectively in the case that specific indications of illegal use become known to us. 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies"; these are small text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a server in the USA belonging to Google and is stored there. Google can use this information to carry out evaluations of your use of the website, in order to put together reports on website activity for the website operator and in order to deliver further services associated with website use and internet use. In doing this, pseudonym user profiles of users are created from the processed data.

Our website uses Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the EU and in the further member states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transmitted to a server belonging to Google in the USA and shortened when it arrives there. The IP address transmitted from your browser will not be brought together with other data collected by Google. 

You have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your device by means of a setting in your browser. It is possible in this case, however, that not all functions of our website will be completely usable. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie, including the sending of your IP address to Google, as well as the processing of this data by the service provider, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available on the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

You can prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. When you do this, a so-called opt-out cookie will be placed on your computer which prevents the recording of data on future visits: 

Further information on the way Google Analytics deals with user data can be found in the Privacy Statement of Google on the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

use for advertising purposes

We would like to point out that we object to the use of the contact details which we are legally required to publish on this website for the purposes of advertising. This does not apply in the case that we have expressly requested advertising. In the case of advertising which has been sent without being requested, we reserve the right to take legal steps. 

Dispute settlement

The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (ODR) which can be reached on the following link https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.

You will find our e-mail address above in the Legal Information section.

We are neither willing nor legally bound to participate in a dispute resolution procedure in front of a consumer mediation panel.