The following is applicable to all information contained within this homepage

1. General

Astrid Hess as provider of this website is, in accordance to § 5 paragraph 1 of the German Law "Teledienstgesetz", responsible for the information and contents held within. All contents are carefully examined and continuously updated to the best of her ability. Astrid Hess does not accept responsibility or guarantee the completeness and/or accuracy of this information. Astrid Hess can not be held responsible in anyway for damage or loss caused by the use of the websites information and content.

2. External Links

Decision AZ 312 O 85/98 reached by the regional court in Hamburg on May 12, 1998, concluded that a site operator is responsible for the contents contained in websites to which their website is linked. This responsibility can only be prevented through the explicit declaration of disassociation with the linked sites. As Astrid Hess has no influence or control over content contained within sites linked to our website, she declares her disassociation to information contained in these sites. This declaration is valid for all links affixed to her homepage and the information these links may contain.

3. Copyright

All rights to this website and its contents are authorized to Astrid Hess as the sites author. Users of this site can download, use or forward any of its contents or programs as long as all copyright marks are maintained but not used in any individual or combined form for commercial reasons without the author's permission. Liability is covered under general law conditions but limited to predictable collectable damages. Owner of the copyright are Astrid Hess, and, as far as Children of the Manse is concerned, Dr. Gordon Booth too.

Quotations have to be made identifiable by indicating the source, for the use of these texts for publications in parts or as a whole permission has to be given.

4. Sending of Emails

Please be aware that communication over the internet and in particular the sending of emails is not protected against unwanted access by third parties.

Promotional mails are not desired or acceptable, and senders are warned against the sending of such mails.

5. Data Protection

All persons named on this website denounce all commercial use and distribution of their information (see German Law § 28 "Bundesdatenschutzgesetz")

6. Contact form and e-mail contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

A contact form is available on our website, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user makes use of this possibility, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

The following is a list of the data in the input mask.

At the time the message is sent, the following data will also be stored:

The following is a list of the corresponding data. Examples can be:

(1) The IP address of the user

(2) Date and time

Your consent will be obtained for the processing of the data as part of the sending process and reference will be made to this data protection declaration. Alternatively, it is possible to contact the user via the e-mail address provided. In this case the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail.

The data will not be passed on to third parties in this context. The data will be used exclusively for the processing of the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR if the user has given his consent. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the purpose of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us exclusively for the processing of the establishment of contact. If you contact us by e-mail, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been conclusively clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.

5. Possibility of contradiction and elimination

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of his personal data at any time. If the user contacts us, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. All personal data stored in the course of establishing contact will be deleted.