Legal notice

hsk - welding solutions GBR
Blauehutstrasse 16
68519 Viernheim
Tel.: +49 (0)6204 9112 110
Fax: +49 (0)6204 9112 129

VAT ID no. DE221 763 826

Authorised representative: Michael Spiess, Torsten Kiehns, Klaus Hoffmann

Important note:

In its judgement of the 12th May 1998 - 312 O 85/98 - "Liability for links" the Hamburg County Court decided that by adding a link one becomes liable or jointly liable for the contents of the linked site as the case may be. This can only be avoided by expressly dissociating oneself from these contents.
"We hereby expressly dissociate ourselves from all content of any or all websites pages linked on this website and in no way do we adopt such as our own. This declaration applies to all links added to this website."


1. Website content
The author assumes no guarantee whatsoever for the currentness, correctness, completeness or quality of the information presented on this website. Liability claims against the author which are of a material or ideological nature and which by virtue of the use or non-use of the information presented on this site or which have been caused through the use of inaccurate and incomplete information as the case may be are fundamentally excluded insofar as the web pages of the author do not constitute a demonstrable premeditated or grossly negligent culpability. All offers are non-binding and subject to change without notice. The author expressly reserves the right to alter, supplement, delete or to cease the publication of either temporarily or permanently the contents of this website either in whole or in part without giving prior notification.

2. References and links
In the case of direct or indirect references to third party websites ("hyperlinks") which lie outwith the scope of responsibility of the author then the onus of liability shall take effect solely where the author had knowledge of the content and it would have been technically possible and reasonable for the author to have prevented the use of such content where this was unlawful.. The author hereby expressly declares that at the time of the placing of the link no illegal content on the linked site was in evidence. The author has no influence whatsoever over the current and future design or content or authorship of the linked /referenced websites. The author therefore dissociates themselves expressly from all contents of all linked /referenced websites which have been altered after the link was placed. This declaration shall apply to all links and references placed within the author's own website as well as to third party entries in the visitor's books, discussion forums, link directories and mailing lists instituted by the author and in all other forms of databases on the contents of which external write access is possible. The sole liability for illegal, inaccurate or incomplete content and in particular for damage arising from the use or non-use of information of such a nature is carried by the provider of the website to which the link refers and does not lie with the provider of the site which merely makes reference to the respective publication by means of links.

3. Copyright and trademark law
The author strives in all publications to have regard for the copyrights of the images, graphics, audio files and video sequences and texts used and to use self-generated images, graphics, audio files and video sequences and texts or to resort to images, graphics, audio files and video sequences and texts which are within the public domain. All brand and trademarks named within the website and protected by third parties as the case may be are subject without limitation to the provisions of the relevant applicable copyright laws and the rights of ownership of the respective registered owner. The mere naming of a trademark does not constitute grounds for concluding that trademarks are not protected by the rights of a third party! The copyright for published objects which are self-generated by the author remain the sole property of the author of the website. The reproduction or use of such graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express permission of the author.

4. Data protection
Insofar as the possibility exists within the website for entering personal or business data (eMail addresses, names, addresses) then the divulgement of this data shall be of an expressly voluntary nature on the part of the user. The availment and payment of all services offered is also permitted without such data being specified or by specifying anonymous data or a pseudonym insofar as this is technically possible and reasonable. The use by third parties of published contact data such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers as well as eMail addresses within the scope of the legal notice or comparable statement for the purpose of transmitting information not expressly requested is not permitted. The right is expressly reserved to commence legal proceedings against the senders of so-called spam mails in contravention of this forbiddance.

5. Legal force of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be considered a component part of this website from which this page has been referenced. Insofar as parts or individual formulations of this text do not or no longer or do not completely comply with the applicable legal situation then the other parts of the document shall remain unaffected in their content and validity.