Legal Disclosure

Proprietor

Beyond History
Andrea Bentschneider
Cheruskerweg 1
22525 Hamburg
Germany
Phone: +49-40-46 77 77 35
Fax:      +49-40-46 77 77 34
E-Mail: info(at)beyond-history.com


Tax-ID No: DE 814050109

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Andrea Bentschneider, Anja Helten

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Andrea Bentschneider

Design & conception

Programming & Hosting

Legal Disclosure

Limitation of liability for internal content

The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge, it is updated frequently. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, 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

Our website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we 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 us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.

Copyright

The content and works published on this website are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. 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. Downloads and copies of this homepage are only permitted for the private, non-commercial usage. If content that we use on our website has not been created by us we will respect the copyright laws of the third party author or authors. In case you detect a copyright law infringement we kindly ask you to notify us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the content in question.

Indication of sources for used photographs and charts

All used pictures derive from our own possession or were made available with friendly permission. Copying the pictures for private or commercial use requires the permission of Beyond History or the owner of the pictures. Special thanks to Ekkehard Lauritzen (www.lauritzen-hamburg.de) for granting license on the ship’s picture. Special thanks to the State Archive Hamburg, Germany for documents and pictures. Privacy Policy

Visiting our website is possible without providing personal data. If personal data are collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.

We 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. We 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. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; e.g., by means of spam mail.

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your IP address having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge.

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter

On our site of the service functions of Twitter are integrated. These functions are offered by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” the web pages you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and other users will be informed. Therefore data will also be sent to Twitter.

We point out that as providers of the sites, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and use them through Twitter. For more information, please see the privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Your privacy settings on Twitter can be changed by visiting account settings under twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy Statement for using Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information:

With the help of Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. With the Google +1button you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for a content +1, as well as information about the page you viewed when you click +1. Your +1 can be viewed as notes with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or displayed other on places on web sites and ads. on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must at least include the chosen name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identification they use about you.

Usage of the information collected:

In addition to the above uses, the information that you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may release aggregate statistics about users’ activities or +1 transmits them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related sites.