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1 Content of this website

The Federal Environment Agency (FEA) has prepared and verified the information provided therein to the best of its knowledge and belief. It cannot, however, assume any warranty for the up-to-date status, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information made available.
The Federal Environment Agency and its employees shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from the use of information provided on the Internet site www.POP-DioxineDB. No liability shall be assumed for any loss or damage caused by computer viruses in the execution or downloading of data or the installation or use of software. The Federal Environment Agency explicitly reserves the right to modify, supplement or delete, without special advance notice, individual websites or the entire range of services offered or to suspend publication thereof, whether temporarily or permanently.

External links

This website contains hyperlinks to third-party websites (“external links”) which are under the responsibility of the respective operators. The provider has reviewed third-party content for any legal infringements at the time such external links were initially created. No such infringements were found at that time. The provider has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design and content of the linked sites. The creation of external links does not constitute any endorsement of the content of such reference or link on the part of the provider. The provider cannot be reasonably expected to routinely monitor such external links without concrete evidence of any legal infringements having occurred. Upon notification of any such infringements, however, such external links shall be deleted without delay.

Non-contractual relationship

Use of the provider’s website does not constitute a contractual relationship between the user and the provider. Consequently, no contractual or quasi-contractual claims may be asserted against the provider. In the event that the use of the website should lead to a contractual relationship, however, the following disclaimer with regard to liability shall apply purely as a precautionary measure: The provider shall be held liable for intent and gross negligence and violation of a material contractual obligation (cardinal obligation). Subject to compensation being confined to the equivalent of the foreseeable damage normally expected to arise at the time the contract was concluded, the provider shall be liable for such loss or damage caused by it or one of its legal representatives or vicarious agents through a violation of cardinal obligations with minor negligence. The provider shall not be liable for any violations of accessory obligations due to minor negligence, unless the latter are cardinal obligations. Liability for loss or damage included in the scope of protection of the warranties or representations made by the provider as well as liability for claims based on the Product Liability Act and damage to life, limb or health shall remain unaffected by the above.

2 Copyright

All content and works published on this website are protected by copyright. Any utilization thereof is subject to the prior written consent of the respective author or originator, unless permitted by German Copyright Law. This applies particularly to the duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing and reproduction of content in databases or any other electronic media and systems. Third-party content and contributions are identified as such in the process. The unauthorized duplication or transmission of individual pieces of content or entire pages is not permitted and liable to prosecution. Copies and downloads may only be made for personal, private and non-commercial use.
Links to the provider’s website are welcome at any time and do not require the latter’s approval. Displaying this website in third-party frames is only permitted if authorized.

3 Data protection

Visits to the provider’s website allow access-related information (date, time, pages viewed) to be stored on the server. Such data does not form part of personal data and is recorded in anonymized format. The data in question is evaluated solely for statistical purposes and shall not be disclosed to any third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
In addition, data may be stored on the computer of the website users. Such data is referred to as “Cookies” which are used to facilitate the users’ access performance. The user has the option of deactivating this function in the respective web browser, however. In this case, the user may not be able to make full use of all functions on our website.
The Federal Environment Agency expressly states that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may entail security gaps and cannot be completely protected from third-party access.
The use of contact data from the providers’ profile – in particular, the providers’ telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address – for commercial advertising purposes is expressly discouraged unless the provider gave its prior consent in writing or a business relationship has already been established. The provider and all persons mentioned on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Person-related data

A substantial share of these online services offered can be used without disclosure of personal data. The database search requires the storage of personal data to identify individual users, however.
Personal data is used exclusively to facilitate online search in the Dioxin Database. Personal data may not be disclosed to any third parties unless there is suspicion of a criminal offense being committed. In this event, the Federal Environment Agency shall be obliged to disclose person-related data.
As a user of this website you are entitled to obtain, free of charge, any details of your personal data stored in our database. In accordance with the statutory provisions, you also have the right of correction, blocking and deletion of such data.

4 Applicable law and validity

The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply exclusively. In the event that any provision or specific wording of this disclaimer should be or become invalid, this shall not affect the content and validity of the remaining provisions hereof.

5 Special terms and conditions of use

If special terms and conditions for individual forms of use of this website differ from points (1) to (4) mentioned above, this is expressly indicated in the appropriate wording. In this event, the special terms and conditions shall apply in each individual case.

6 Being safe when surfing on the Internet

We recommend that you use a firewall and an efficient virus scanner and that you update their settings and signatures preferably every day. Many programmes offer an automatic update function.

If you would like to have more information, we suggest you visit BSI für Bürger, a website of the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) which informs the public about e-security issues (in German). On this website you can also find the Bürger-CERT (CERT = Computer Emergency Response Team), where you can subscribe to a newsletter which provides quick and reliable information about current security alerts (in German).

An English-language service is available at http://www.getsafeonline.org, a site co-initiated by the UK Government's Cabinet Office. Get Safe Online operates the ITsafe Warning Service. Get Safe Online's Alerts and Warnings Feed provides timely updates about security issues from HM Government sources.




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