According to the judgement of May 12, 1998, the Hamburg regional court decreed that the owner of a website with included links is co-responsible for the contents of the linked sites.

This can - the regional court stated - only be avoided when the owner explicitly dissociates himself from such contents of other websites to which links have been created from his own site.

The following statement applies to all such links on our website: We declare that we have no influence on the design and contents of the linked sites. We therefore expressly disclaim any responsibility for the contents of such linked sites on our website.

This statement applies to all links on our website and to all contents of sites to which these links and banners lead.