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Content of the Internet provision
In its capacity as publisher, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) gives no guarantee for the correctness, completeness and current validity of the information provided on this website. Any liability on the part of the publisher or employees of BIBB for damages, particularly of a pecuniary or non-material nature, that arise as a result of the use of the information presented is strictly excluded. All offers are non-binding and without engagement. The publisher reserves the right to delete, expand or amend the Internet provision either in whole or in part without prior announcement including temporary deletion, expansion or amendment.
References and links
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Copyright and trademark law
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All trademarks and brand names mentioned on the website and all trademarks and brand names mentioned that may be the intellectual property of third parties are unconditionally subject to the provisions contained within the relevant law governing trademarks and other related signs. The mere mention of a trademark or brand name does not imply that such a trademark or brand name is not protected by the rights of third parties.
The publisher draws the attention of all external institutions and persons entitled to upload and publish information on this website to the fact that, when information is uploaded and published on this website, the copyright of texts and in particular of graphics, photographs, sound documents and video sequences etc. must be observed and further draws attention to the fact that such persons and institutions are only permitted to upload and publish graphics, photographs, sound documents, video sequences and texts etc. for which they possess the relevant rights or are required to make use of graphics, photographs, sound documents, video sequences and texts etc. which are in the public domain.
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The publisher accepts no responsibility for infringments of copyright or proprietary rights that arise as a result of the publication of items on the publisher’s website or the inclusion of items in the e-mail system of the publisher by the aforementioned institutions and persons.
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Any use of the logo requires consent and is notifiable.
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These remarks regrading liability and copyright law should be construed as forming part of the Internet provision from which reference to this page was made. Insofar as parts or individual formulations contained within the present text do not conform with, no longer conform with or do not completely conform with the present legal position, this shall be without prejudice to the remaining parts of the document in respect of content and validity.