Note on the problem of external links
MAIREC as content provider according to § 7 Abs.1 Telemediengesetz is responsible for the “own content”, which is provided for use, according to the general laws.
Cross-references – “links” – to contents provided by other providers are to be distinguished from these own contents. By means of the cross-reference, MAIREC makes “external contents” available for use, which are marked in this way: Links” are always “living” (dynamic) references. MAIREC has checked the external content for possible civil or criminal liability at the time of the first link. However, the company does not constantly check the content to which it refers in its offer for changes that could give rise to new liability.
If MAIREC determines or is informed by others that a concrete offer to which it has provided a link triggers civil or criminal liability, it will remove the reference to this offer.