Privacy, Permissions, and Legal Stuff
This page covers you privacy issues, permissions to use our copyrighted
material, and a legal disclaimer as it relates to the BicycleGermany.com website
its readers and users.
We have worked hard to author
and compile the material expressed on this website. These expressed materials are
protected by U.S. and foreign copyrights. Bicycle Germany, L.L.C., and Tim and Maxa
own the copyrights.
As owners of the copyrights, we do not grant you permission to use it except
as follows: Anyone may access the website and download the information to electronic,
magnetic, optical or similar storage media provided it is not used for commercial
use. We do grant you a revocable license for anyone to use the information for his
or her own personal use and to electronically transmit our URL to others for their
personal use. However, all other uses are without our permission so do not do it.
We forbid such other uses like downloading or making photocopies of our material
for distribution to others whether or not a fee is charged for the copies. We also
forbid using any of our photographs on other websites without our express permission
to do so. And do not think that if we give permission once, you have it forever,
each photograph or other use must have a separate permission. Tim and/or Maxa reserve
the right to revoke this license at any time. And if we do revoke it, you need to
discontinue your use right then (sofort). Otherwise the revocable license
would not be a revocable license, would it?
If you do make copies without our prior written permission, you assume any responsibility
and you indemnify us (BicycleGermany.com, Bicycle Germany L.L.C., Tim, and Maxa)
from any and all costs and liabilities that arise from your actions or any reliance
upon our information. Got it?
Sometimes we might let some information, text, or pictures slip through our editing
that might be inappropriate for whatever reason. Let us know in writing and we will
probably remove the offending material at once; or sofort, as they say
You are not allowed to alter or change any information or material on this website
without our prior written permission. It will annoy us if you do.
We reserve the right to publish, or not publish any feedback, including photos
we receive from you at our sole discretion. We don’t pay royalties when we publish
feedback unless you make prior arrangements. Basically, you will be giving us the
right to publish your stuff on our website for free. In return, we promise not to
sue you for anything related to your feedback.
We deem the information provided
here to be correct and accurate as of the time we gathered it. Mileage and altitude
measurements of any points may vary up to one mile or up to 30 feet due to inaccuracies
of measurement devices, human error, and changing weather conditions.
Humor was (and will continue to be) used to enliven the readability and may taint
ones perceptions of reality. But reality is often tainted by ones perceptions anyway.
Generalizations made will not apply to specific situations or individuals.
If we say something derogatory, were sorry. We didn’t mean to insult or belittle
anyone, any group, anything or any place. If you point our mistake out to us in
writing, we will change it. Maybe we will make it less derogatory, maybe not.
If we quote timetables or prices, they are deemed approximately accurate at some
time during the history and/or the future of the humankind occupation of the Earth.
Unfortunately, these things change and the people who change them do not ask me
first. Therefore, they probably will not be accurate when you want to rely upon
them. They may be close though.
Our website contains
a number of links to other websites. In providing these links, Bicycle Germany
LLC does not in any way endorse the contents of these other websites.
Bicycle Germany LLC has not developed or reviewed the contents
of those websites and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the contents
of these other websites.
We do put a cookie on your computer
when you visit our website. The cookie is only so we can keep track of how many
visitors we are getting and which of these visitors are first time visitors and
which are return visitors. Our server, as do nearly all servers out there, gathers
information such as the type of browser you are using, what you put into the browser
as a search string, the type of user interface you use, e.g. Windows XP Firefox,
the screen resolution you have set, and so forth. We do not collect your personal
information such as your email address (unless you send us an email directly), or
your mailing address, or your mother's maiden name, or anything that gives us
access to any files on your computer. And we never will.
However, Google AdSense, the company we use to post the advertisements on our
site, does pay attention to the type of sites you visit the most so they can categorize
your interests and target advertisements in which you might be interested. If this
is objectionable, let me know. We have been thinking of not using them anyway. For
one thing, they do not pay enough and for another some of the ads that appear (through
no fault of ours) seem way off the mark.
We will not sell any information to others - for any purpose. Even if you do
email us, we will not share your email addresses with anyone else without first
obtaining your permission. And as above, if we do it once, we will not do it a second
time without getting your permission a second time. Any email addresses we have
on this website have been gathered from public sources like brochures, other websites,
or directly from the email address owners who have given us permission to use their
addresses. If you have any questions about any of the above legal stuff, e-mail
me as described in the Contact Us page. If you have any suggestions about anything,
we want your input. If you want to correct any erroneous information we have published
(heaven forbid), we want to know that too.
Thanks for reading all this stuff. Bleib senkrecht!
Tim and Maxa Burleigh
for Bicycle Germany LLC and BicycleGermany.com
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