1. Exclusion of liability

EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT and LIPPEVERBAND (hereinafter designated as “EG/LV”) make all efforts to ensure that the information and data shown on their website are true and correct. However, any liability or guarantee for the currency, accuracy and completeness of the information and data provided is excluded. The simple use of this website does not establish any contractual relationship between the user and EG/LV. The content of this website is used at one’s own risk. EG/LV reserve the right to change or amend the information or data provided without any prior notice. This also applies to all other websites which are either referenced or can be accessed by means of a link. EG/LV are also not responsible for the content of any such websites that are reached by such a link.

2. External website links

EG/LV shall not be liable for any third party actions. EG/LV do not accept any warranty or liability for the availability or trouble-free operation of the services offered in connection with their web pages. Nor do EG/LV accept any responsibility or liability with regard to the services offered by third parties in connection with their web pages meeting the statutory requirements and regulations. The content of the external links was checked by EG/LV when these were first set up. At that point in time no infringements of the law were apparent. However, it is not possible to check external contents on a continuous basis, so that EG/LV cannot accept any liability for the current and future design of linked websites and their content. If you identify an infringement of the law, please report this immediately. The corresponding links will then be deleted.

3. Contractual relationships with third parties

The website of EG/LV comprises cooperation activities with various different service providers. Via their own website, EG/LV enable users to access sites provided by partner companies or third parties. Users of the EG/LV website enter into a contractual relationship with the respective service provider when using services offered by such service providers, which will then be subject to the corresponding terms of contract established by the service provider. The legal and content responsibility for the services offered on the websites provided by partner companies or third parties rests solely with the respective providers whose websites can be called up via the Internet sites of EG/LV. When using the services of a service provider, contractual relationships are established exclusively with the respective provider and user in accordance with the terms applicable to this contractual relationship.

4. Copyright

The content of the EG/LV website is protected by copyright. The duplication of information or data and in particular the use of texts, parts of texts, photographic and image materials or graphics, requires prior approval in writing by EG/LV. The text, image and graphics materials expressly offered under the protected menu item “Press” is excepted from the above.

5. Data Protection

The protection of your personal data when visiting our website is of major concern to EG/LV. We therefore wish to explain to you at this point the fundamental principles governing our handling of personal data.

5.1. Collection and processing of personal data

With every user access to the EG/LV website as well as with every call-up of a file, data about this process are stored in a log file. These data are not person-related; we therefore cannot trace which user has called up which data.

EG/LV have commissioned the Hamburg company etracker with the collection and evaluation of the data. Item 6.1. of the General Business Terms and Conditions (Version 2.03 dated 01/06/2009) of etracker-GmbH requires EG/LV to draw the attention of EG/LV website users to the following data protection notice:

“Using technologies by etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com), this website collects and stores data for marketing and optimisation purposes. From these data, user profiles are prepared using a pseudonym. For this purpose, cookies may be employed. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the Internet browser of the website visitor. Cookies allow the Internet browser to be recognised.

Without a separately granted permission of the person concerned, the data collected by means of the etracker technologies will neither be used to identify the website visitor personally, nor will the data be correlated with personal data via the bearer of the pseudonym. This data collection and storage can be objected to at any time with effect for the future“.

The above-stated data are evaluated for statistical purposes only.

Personal data will only be collected if you provide the same pro-actively on your part, for example in connection with a registration (e.g. in the case of the email service), our online application process, a survey, a lottery etc. EG/LV expressly point out that the data transmission in the Internet may be subject to gaps in security and therefore cannot be completely protected against being accessed by third parties.

5.2. Utilisation and transfer of personal data and appropriationg

All personal data occurring will only be collected, processed and utilised in accordance with the respectively applicable regulations for the protection of personal data only for the purposes of contract processing and for protecting legitimate own business interests with regard to the consultation and support of our customers and the appropriate management of products and services. A processing of the data in third countries within and outside the EU does not take place. If you have any questions with regard to the processing of your personal data, please contact directly our data protection officer.

The EG/LV website comprises links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the data protection or even the content of those other websites. We recommend that all Internet users read the respective data protection notice of such other website when leaving our website.

These data protection regulations apply exclusively to the website provided by EG/LV. In addition, we point out that these data protection explanations are subject to continuous adaptation to current requirements.

6. Applicable law

All information or data, their use and the registration for / log-in to the EG/LV website as well as all things done, tolerated or omitted in connection with the website are exclusively subject to German law. The place of jurisdiction is Essen.