Terms & Conditions

Responsible for this Internet offer

Information pursuant to § 5 TMG:
Michael HoKai Österle

St.-Wendelin-Str.4

86579 Waidhofen

 

Concept and programming

LIQUID agency for design

 

Picture credits

The images belong to the owner of the website unless there is a copyright notice next to the image.

 

Liability for content

The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages. With the sentence of the 12th of September 1999 – 312 O 85/99 ‘Liability for external Links’ the regional court of Hamburg decided that by providing external links the owner of the website is responsible fort he content on the linked websites. This sentence can only be bypassed by explicitly distancing yourself from the content oft he linked websites. Since we provided links that among other represent Buddhist teachings, of course we do not want to distance ourselves from the content of Buddhist teaching. However, we can not regularly control what kind of content these websites provide and whether they might infringe the law. That is why due to legal reasons we have to include the following paragraph:

We hereby distance ourselves explicitly from all content of linked websites, files or graphics and do not take any ownership of it. Any infringement of the law result in an instant removal of the links, entries, graphics are similar references. For the content and information of linked websites or inter addresses are solely the URL owner, operators or vendors responsible.

 

Disclaimer

1. Content of the online offer Michael HoKai Österle assumes no liability for the up-to-dateness, correctness, completeness or quality of the provided information. Liability claims against Michael HoKai Österle, which refer to damages of material or immaterial nature, caused by the usage or non-usage of the featured information or rather through the use of incorrect and incomplete information are not possible unless it can be demonstrated that the author acted wilfully or was grossly negligent.

All offers of Michael HoKai Österle are subject to confirmation and are not binding. Michael HoKai Österle expressly reserves himself the right to modify, add or remove part or all contents of this website temporarily or permanently without prior warning.

2. References and Links In case of direct or indirect references and links to external websites that lie outside the scope of responsibility of Michael HoKai Österle, a liability obligation would solely in those cases, in which Michael HoKai Österle had prior knowledge of the content and it would have been technically possible and feasible to prevent their use in case of illegal content.

Michael HoKai Österle herby expressly declares that at the time of linking, no illegal contents were recognisable on the pages that were to be linked. Michael HoKai Österle has no influence on the current and future organisation, content or authorship of the linked/tied up websites. That is why he expressly distances himself explicitly from the content of all linked/tied up websites that were modified after the link was set.

This statement is valid for all links and references within this website, as well as for links and references, as well as foreign entries in guest books, discussion forums or mailing lists furnished by the author. For illegal incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for the damages which originate from the use or disuse of the provided information, is solely responsibility of the provider of the page to which any of these links refer to and not the party that simply refers to the according publication through links.

3. Copyright and Trademark Rights
Michael HoKai Österle seeks to follow the copyright law regarding all used graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts, to use his own graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts or to make use of license free graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts.

All protected brand names and trademarks mentioned in the Internet offer are unrestrictedly subject to the terms of the relevant copyright law and the right of ownership as applied to the registered owner in case. The sole mentioning of a brand name or trademark on this website should not lead to the assumption that it is not protected by the rights of a third party!

The copyright for published material created by Michael HoKai Österle himself, remains solely with the author. Any reproduction or use of such graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publication is not allowed without the explicit consent of Michael HoKai Österle.

4. Data protection If the internet offers the opportunity to enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses) is given, the disclosure of such data on the part of the user is done on an expressly voluntary basis. The use and payment for all services offered is permitted – if technically possible and reasonable – without specification of such data or under specification of anonymised data or an alias.

5. Validity of this disclaimer This disclaimer is considered a part of this internet offer, which is referred to in this page. Should parts or individual formulations or this text not, no longer or not fully comply with the current law, the content and validity of the remaining portions of the document shall remain unaffected.

6. Contact form

If you send us a message using our contact form, we only collect save and process your data where required for the handling or your query and our correspondence with you. We will not pass your details to a third party without your consent.

7. Newsletter data

If you want to subscribe to our newsletter, you have to provide both a valid email address as well as information to check that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. We will use this data exclusively for the distribution of this newsletter, it will not be passed to a third party.

You can revoke your consent to the saving of your personal data, your email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter any time, for instance by using the button ‘unsubscribe’ in the newsletter.

8. Cookies

Websited often use so-called Cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain neither viruses nor damaging tools. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer by your browser.

Most of the Cookies we use are so-called ‘Session-Cookies’. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies will remain on your computer until you delete them yourself. These Cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you visit us again.

You can configure your browser so as to be informed about the placement of Cookies to decide to accept these on a case-by-case basis or to generally not accept Cookies and activate the automatic deletion of Cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation or rejection of Cookies may restrict the functionality of our web offer.

9. Server-Log-Files

The provider assigned with the hosting of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called ‘Server-Log Files’ that your browser transfers to us automatically:

  • Browsertype and browser version utilised operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of your computer time of the request to the browser

These data cannot be attributed to specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources will not take place. We reserve the right to check this data if there is tangible evidence of illegal use.

10. Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics
This Website uses functions of the analytical service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”. They are text files that are stored on your computer which enables an analysis of your use of the website.
The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website are generally transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there.

You will find more information about how Google Analytics deals with user data in the Privacy Policy of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser plugin

You may refuse the use of Cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that you might not be able to use all the functions provided by the website. Furthermore, you can prevent the acquisition of the data that was generated by the Cookie and obtains information concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of the generated data by Google by downloading the browser plugin that is available via the following link and installing it: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Opposition to the data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data through Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An Opt-Out Cookie will be set that prevents the collection of your data on future visits of this website:

Contract data processing

We concluded a contract with Google for contract data procession and adhere to the strict requirements of the German data protection authority when using Google Analytics.

IP anonymisation

We use the function “activation of IP anonymisation” on this website. That means your IP address is shortened in by Google in member states of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information only on behalf of the owner of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activity and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the internet. The IP address transferred from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

11. Privacy Policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses Plugins of the by Google operated website YouTube. Operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of the pages with a YouTube plugin a connection with the server of YouTube establishes. In this process the YouTube server is informed of which of our pages you’ve visited.

If you are logged in your YouTube account, you will enable YouTube to relate your surf habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information concerning the use of user information can be found in the Privacy Policy of YouTube on: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

12. Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)
Our website uses Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like button” on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found on the following website: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When using our website, the Plugin generates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is thereby informed that you with your IP address have visited our website. If you click on the ‘like button’ when being logged in your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. Facebook can thereby connect your account with the visit of our website. Please be advised, that we as providers of the website, obtain no information concerning the content of the transferred data or its use by Facebook. Further information can be found in the Privacy Policy of Facebook onhttp://de- de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish that Facebook can associate your visit of our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

13. Information, Deletion, Blocking
You have, at any time, the right to gain knowledge of the data stored concerning your person, their origin and the recipient of such data and the reasons for its data processing. You have the right to rectify, block or delete the data concerning your person. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us under the address stated in the imprint.

14. Disagreement of advertising mails
The use of contact information published due to the disclaimer requirement for transmission of not explicitly requested advertising and information material is hereby formally disagreed. The owner of these pages explicitly reserves the right to take legal action in the event that unrequested advertising material e.g. spam is sent.

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