Legal Notice

    Kraudorf 44
    52511 Geilenkirchen

    Represented by:

    Derek Smith


    Telephone: +49 (0)175 2361 654

    Telefax: +49 (0)322 2394 5559


    EU Commission platform for online settlement of disputes:

    Registration Details:

    Commercial Registry Entry.
    Registration Court: Aachen
    Register Number: HR B 18905

    VAT Number:

    VAT ID-Number: DE294194329


    Limitation of liability for content

    The content of our website has been compiled carefully and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the topicality, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.

    Pursuant to section 7, para. 1 of the TMG (Telemediengesetz – Tele Media Act by German law), we as service providers are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.

    Limitation of liability for external links

    My website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under my control, I cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognisable to me. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to me, I will immediately remove the link in question.


    The content and works published on this website are governed by German copyright law. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilisation beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.

    Data Protection

    A visit to my website may result in the storage of information concerning the access (date, time, page accessed). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address). If personal data is collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.

    I would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g. by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. I cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.

    The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. I reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; e.g. by means of spam mail.


    When individual pages are accessed, so-called “cookies” are set. These are little text files that are stored on the user’s device (PC, smartphone, tablet). When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be saved to the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a specific character sequence that enables unique identification of the browser when the website is accessed

    Cookies are used in order to make my website more user-friendly. Some elements of my website require the identification of the accessing browser even after going to a different page. In this context, the following data is stored in cookies and transmitted:

    • Selection of the language version
    • Selection of the time zone to display time information
    • User session cookie to map the server sessions to the respective user in order to enable the processing of scripts of (POST) requests (e.g. in the case of all forms, such as contact forms)

    Additionally, third-party providers use cookies that enable the analysis of the users’ surfing behavior. These are:

    • Google Analytics
    • Google Maps

    The details are explained in more detail in the sections concerning the respective third-party providers below.

    When accessing my website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes, and his consent is obtained for the processing of the personal data used in this connection. In this context, reference is also made to this Privacy Policy.

    Cookies are stored on your computer, from where they are transmitted to this website. Thus, you have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or limit the transmission of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. Previously stored cookies can be deleted whenever you wish. This can even take place automatically. I will construe such a “do not track” setting of your browser as an objection to the further collection and use of your personal data.

    If cookies are deactivated for my website, it might no longer be possible to fully use all functions of the website.

    Contact Forms and E-Mail Contact

    My website features contact forms that can be used for contacting me electronically. If you make use of this option, the data entered in the input screen will be transmitted to me and stored by me.

    The data types are indicated in the respective contact form. The forms also show which data is mandatory and which is optional.

    When the message is transmitted, the following data is stored additionally:

    • IP address of the user
    • Date and time of the transmission

    In the course of the transmission process, your consent will be obtained for processing the data, and attention will be drawn to my legitimate interest in the data processing. You will be informed once again about the data processing and be referred to this Privacy Policy.

    Alternatively, contact may be established via the provided e-mail address. In this case, the user’s personal data that are transmitted in the e-mail will be stored.

    In this context, the data will not be forwarded to any third parties. The data will only be used for the purpose of processing the conversation.

    You may withdraw any previously granted consent to the processing of personal data or object to the further data processing due to legitimate interests (see “Note concerning Special Right to Object”). In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

    The withdrawal of consent or the objection to the further processing of the data can be declared by sending me an informal notice (e.g. by e-mail).

    In this case, all personal data stored in connection with the contact will be erased.

    Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies – text files that are stored on your computer and that enable the analysis of your use of the website.

    Detailed information on the terms of use and privacy is available at or

    Google Maps

    This website uses Google Maps, a map service of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”), for the presentation of an interactive map. Through the use of Google Maps, information about your use of this website (including your IP address) may be sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
    Google will transmit the information gained through Maps to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent that third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google never associates your IP address with other data of Google. Nevertheless, it would be technically possible for Google to identify at least some users on the basis of the data received. It would be possible for Google to process personal data and personality profiles of website users for other purposes beyond our control.

    You can easily deactivate the Google Maps service and prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do so, deactivate JavaScript in your browser.
    To prevent the execution of JavaScript code entirely, you can also install a JavaScript blocker.

    Note: If the execution of JavaScript is deactivated, it might no longer be possible to fully use all functions of the website.

    The privacy policy and terms of use of Google products and especially of Google Maps are available at

    Rights of Data Subjects

    Where personal data relating to you is processed, you are the “data subject”, and as such have the following rights vis-à-vis us as the controller:

    Right of Access

    You have the right to obtain from me confirmation, free of charge, as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed by me. Where that is the case, you have a right of access to the personal data and further information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR. For this purpose, you can contact me by mail or e-mail.

    Right to Rectification

    You have the right to obtain from me without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. For this purpose, you can contact me by mail or e-mail.

    Right to Erasure

    You have the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay where one of the grounds specified in Art. 17 GDPR applies. For this purpose, you can contact me by mail or e-mail.

    Notice of Revocation Rights

    Revokation Rights

    You can revoke your contractual statement within 14 days without indicating reasons in text form (e.g. letter, fax, e-mail). The deadline takes effect on receipt of this notice in text form. Timely dispatch of revocation is sufficient to observe the revocation deadline.

    Revocations are to be submitted to:

    Kraudorf 44
    52511 Geilenkirchen

    Fax: +49 (0)322 2394 5559

    Revocation consequences

    In the event of a valid revocation, the performance delivered by either party is to be returned and the proceeds of any utilization (e.g. interest) submitted. If you cannot submit / return the received performance and benefits (e.g. utilisation benefits) to us, or submit / return them only partially or in a deteriorated condition, you need to compensate us to the required extent. This may oblige you to nonetheless fulfil the contractual payment obligations for the period up to revocation. Payment obligations must be fulfilled within 30 days. The time limit becomes effective on dispatch of your revocation notice for you, and on its receipt for us.

    Special notes

    Your revocation right expires prematurely if the contract has been completely fulfilled by both parties at your explicit request before you exercise your revocation right.

    End of revocation notice

    Public Procedure Directory

    As per the Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes (Federal Data Protection Act – BDSG), available here in PDF format (German original).

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