1. Contents of Website
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2. Cross references and Links
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5. Legal Validity of this Exclusion of Liability
This Exclusion of Liability is to be regarded as part of the Internet information supply which is administered by this site. In the eventuality of parts of this text, or individual formulations, failing to be in accordance with the applicable legal statutes, or being no longer or not fully in accordance with them, the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected in their contents and validity.