Terms & Conditions

Business Liability Disclaimer

CONSULEGIS is an international network of independent law firms, in-house lawyers and related professional advisors. According to its Articles of Association the task of CONSULEGIS is the support of the professional activities of its members. Herewith, it is understood that CONSULEGIS itself shall take on no clients, and shall give no advice and offer no services directly to the public. Therefore, any kind of business relation based on legal advice, legal consultation and/or legal representation will solely become effective between the client and the respective individual member law firm. Neither CONSULEGIS as such nor any other member firm of CONSULEGIS can be held liable for any reason whatsoever occurring before, during or after the relation between a client and the specific member law firm..

Welcome to www.consulegis.com

Access to and use of this site is governed by the following terms and conditions. We ask that users read these terms and conditions prior to browsing and/or using this website. By browsing and/or using this site, the user acknowledges that he or she has read and understood the terms and conditions, and accepts that the use of the site will be bound by these terms and conditions.

Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property Rights

All copyrights and other intellectual property rights with respect to the content of this website –including text, layout, design, images, logos and sounds– belong to CONSULEGIS. Users may browse this site and reproduce fragments of it by printing or copying and pasting to their computer, and may also make it available to third parties, but only for noncommercial, informative and personal purposes, and under the condition that the copyright notice “© CONSULEGIS. All rights reserved.” be included in all reproductions.

No reproduction or fragment of the site may be sold or distributed for commercial purposes or may be altered in any way or used in any other publication or website –print or digital– without prior written consent from CONSULEGIS.


All trademarks, product names and logos that appear on this website are the registered or non-registered trademarks of CONSULEGIS EWIV and its member firms, or are used in agreement with their rightful owners. Without prior written consent of CONSULEGIS, the use of these trademarks in any form is prohibited.


Hyperlinks are used throughout this site to link to other websites that contain information related to a specific aspect of the CONSULEGIS website. Hyperlinking to another website does not indicate that CONSULEGIS is related to the linked website or its owners. CONSULEGIS aims to connect users to relevant content on other websites and publications, but neither CONSULEGIS nor any person acting in the name of CONSULEGIS is liable or responsible for these other sites or the displayed information. CONSULEGIS hyperlinks do not verify or endorse linked sites; they are solely intended to provide information to the user. CONSULEGIS accepts no obligation or liability for linked websites. Providing a hyperlink to the website of TIE is, in principle, permitted. However, framing is prohibited, without the prior written consent of CONSULEGIS.

Warranties and Content Liability

CONSULEGIS, as service providers, are liable for our own content on this website’s pages in accordance with general laws (Section 7, para. 1 of the Telemediengesetz – Tele Media Act by German law, or TMG). While CONSULEGIS attempts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of all materials presented within the CONSULEGIS website, there may be instances of typographical errors and/or technical inaccuracies. We do not assume any liability for the timeliness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages on our site. The service and the content from or through this web site are provided “as-is” and “as available,” and CONSULEGIS disclaims all liability and all warranties, expressed and implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. CONSULEGIS is not liable for any damage or loss of any kind (including, but not limited to, data loss, corruption or any damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic files or at the site), which follows from or is related is to the possession or use of the information displayed within this website.

Pursuant to sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. If we are made aware of a specific infringement of the law related to external information provided or stored on our website, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.

Modifications of Terms and Conditions

CONSULEGIS reserves the right to make improvements and/or changes in its service at any time, and reserves the right to make changes to our website and to these terms and conditions at any time.

Links to Third Party Sites or Products

Our web site contains links to websites operated and maintained by third parties as well as links to products and services (including software) provided by third parties. We have no control whatsoever over such third parties or their websites or products or services. Privacy policies of such linked sites or products or services may be different from our privacy policy. Users access such linked sites or products or services at their own risk. Users should always read the privacy policy of a linked site or product or service before disclosing any personally identifiable information on such a site.

Data Protection

A visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g., name, address or email address). If personal data is collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. CONSULEGIS will not forward any data to third parties without the express consent of the user. The transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by email) may be inherently insecure and can offer security vulnerabilities. Although “guaranteed security” does not exist either on or off the Internet, CONSULEGIS makes commercially reasonable efforts to make the collection and security of such information consistent with applicable laws and regulations. However, it is impossible to completely seal data from access by third parties. We do not assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.

The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g., by means of spam mail. To the fullest extent permitted by law, CONSULEGIS and any of its directors, employees or agents (the “CONSUELGIS Parties”) shall have in no liability to any person whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss, liability, cost, claim, expense or damage of any kind, whether in contract or in tort, including negligence, or otherwise, arising out of or associated with the use of the website, even if a party has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In particular, the CONSULEGIS Parties are not liable for the disclosure of data to third parties or your Internet service provider as a result of using the website.

Applicable Law

This site is created and controlled by CONSULEGIS, located in Germany, and can be accessed by everyone with an Internet connection, everywhere in the world. Because the laws where users reside may be different from German law, all users who access the CONSULEGIS website agree that the German law will apply to all matters relating the use of this website, without regard to conflicts of law principles. CONSULEGIS makes no representation that materials on our website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where there contents are illegal is prohibited. If users choose to access this website from other locations, they do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

Social Plugins from Facebook

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background, the word “like” or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin.” For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When a user visits a page of our website that contains a social plugin, the user’s browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to the user’s browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about the user having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform the user according to our state of knowledge:

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that the user has accessed the corresponding page of our website. If the user is logged into Facebook, the user’s visit can be assigned to their Facebook account. If the user interacts with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or by entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from the users browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if the user is not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmit your IP-address to Facebook.

For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Facebook, as well as user rights in this respect and settings options for protecting user privacy, please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Users who are Facebook members and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning their visit to our website with their member data already stored by Facebook, please log out of Facebook before entering our website and delete cookies.

Social Plugins from Twitter

For Twitter and its “Retweet” functions, CONSULEGIS uses social plugins from Twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107. If users use the Retweet function, the websites visited by them are announced to third parties and associated with the user’s Twitter account. Details about handling of user data by Twitter as well as user rights and setting options for protecting personal information can be found in Twitter’s data privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” text files, which are saved on your computer and which make it possible to analyse how you have used the website. Normally, the information gathered by the cookie about your use of this website will be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Where the anonymisation of the IP address is activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within one of the member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases, the complete IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate the use of the website in order to produce reports on the website activity and render other services related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP addresses transferred from your browser by way of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google.

You can use the settings in your browser software to prevent cookies from being saved. Please note, however, that disabling cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent both the data gathered by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transferred to and used by Google via this link: www.consulegis.com/consulegis/google-analytics-optout/

In light of discussions on the use of Analysetools with full IP addresses, this website uses Google Analytics with the add-on “anonymizelp()” and IP addresses are therefore only analysed in their abbreviated form in order to prevent them from being linked to a particular individual.

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