Image-Online as content provider according to Section 8, Subsection 1, German Federal Act on the Utilization of Teleservices (Teleservices Act), is legally responsible for the "own content" that is made available for use. Although all content is examined meticulously and updated continuously, there can be no guarantee of the completeness, accuracy and topicality of the content. Image-Online is therefore not liable for damage or loss arising in connection with the use of such content.
By providing external links, Image-Online enables access to use of such content (Section 9, Teleservices Act). Image-Online shall not be responsible for such "third-party" contents since it has neither initiated the transmission, selected the addressees of the transmitted information, nor selected or modified the transmitted information. Due to the selected invocation and linking method involved, Image-Online shall not be responsible for automatic, intermediate storage for a limited period. Accordingly, responsibility for such third-party information does not devolve on Image-Online. "External Links", however, are always references to "living" (dynamic) Internet sites of third parties. When the link was first set up Image-Online examined the external content to establish whether it might possibly trigger civil or criminal law proceedings. However, Image-Online is not obliged to constantly check the content to which it refers in its own websites for changes which could provide new grounds for liability. Only when Image-Online establishs, or is informed by others, that a specific product or service to which it has provided a link triggers liability under civil or criminal law Image-Online will remove the reference to this product or service, provided that this is technically possible and reasonable. The technical feasibility and reasonableness are not influenced by the fact that even after access from the Image-Online homepage has been prohibited, the illegal or punishable material can be accessed from other servers.