Legal notice, data protection and privacy statement
Information about our organization and website



Owner, publisher, editor and programming


Dr. Michael Czytko, Kuehlstr. 31, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany

Telephone:  +49 2361 59757, email:

German VAT tax number (USt.-IdNr.) DE252513839  



Registration of the enterprise


The enterprise is registered with the city of Recklinghausen, Germany. This website is governed in accordance with the laws of Germany.  



Legal reference


The publisher has taken products of other vendors of nautical arts and crafts into this website, including their data and pictures.

The information contained in this website is not comprehensive. Despite the efforts of all authors to give correct, accurate and reasonably complete information, it may not be accurate, up to date or applicable to the circumstances of any particular case. We cannot accept any liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this website. Any decisions you make based on information contained in this website are your sole responsibility.

Links to a third party's site (hyperlinks) do not constitute an endorsement of such sites. We are not responsible for their contents. We do not accept any liability in connection with any such sites or links. Where we provide a hyperlink to a third party's website, we do so because we believe in good faith that such a website contains or may contain material which is relevant to that on our website.



Ownership of the copyright of this site


The copyright of the contents and any downloads from this website is owned by Dr. Michael Czytko. All rights reserved. You are responsible for obeying all applicable copyright laws.

We permit you to make copies of this website as necessary incidental acts during your viewing of it; and you may take a print for your personal use of so much of the site as is reasonable for private purposes. You may save some pages of this website and some pictures to your computer, for only personal information and for personally having close looks at the pictures without your computer being connected to the Internet.

All other use is strictly prohibited.  


The images of this website in general are available for publishing. Non-exclusive licenses to reprint the images can be bought.


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Privacy statement


We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. We provide this privacy statement to inform you of our privacy policy and practices. This website is governed in accordance with the data protection laws of Germany.



Data automatically collected


When you visit the our website, general information is collected automatically (in other words, not by means of registration) which is not stored as personal related data. We get to know about you: The name of your internet service provider, the website from which you visited us, the websites which you visit when you are with us. This information is analyzed in an anonymous form. It is used solely for the purpose of improving the attractiveness, content, and functionality of our website.





We do not use cookies on our website, except for establishing user statistics by Google Analytics. The additional Terms and Conditions of Google, which come into effect through the use of Google Analytics on this Website, also apply:

"This Website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files stored on your computer that enable your use of the Website to be analysed. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this Website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored.

The IP addresses are used in anonymized form. The IP address of users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This reduction eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the agreement, which we have entered into with Google Inc., they use the information collected to compile an evaluation of website activity and website activity, and provide Internet-related services."


Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website in order to compile reports on the Website activities for us and to render other services related with the use of the Website and the use of the Internet.



You can prevent the cookies being installed by clicking here to deactivate Google Analytics for this website, or you can in general prevent the Google Analytics cookies being installed by adjusting your browser software accordingly, e.g. by using a browser plugin


There is more information on the data use by Google on



Disclosure of data


We do not disclose the data to third parties.      



Collecting and processing personal data


Personal data is only collected when you provide us with this in the course of e.g. sending emails, ordering products or services, inquiries or requests for material. Your personal data remains with our company and will not be made available to third parties in any form by us. The personal data that we collect will only be used in order to perform our duties to you and for any other purpose only when you have given specific consent.

You can adjust your consent for the use of your personal data at any time with an email to the effect that you revoke your consent in the future (contact information listed above).



Data retention


We store personal data for as long as it is necessary to perform a service that you have requested or for which you have granted your permission, providing that no legal requirements exist to the contrary such as in the case of retention periods required by trade or tax regulations.  
We deploy technical and organizational security measures to protect the information you have made available from being manipulated unintentionally or intentionally, lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorized persons. Where personal data is being collected and processed, the information will be transferred or saved in encrypted form in order to prevent misuse of the data by a third party.  



Right to obtain and correct information

You have the right to obtain information on all of your stored personal data, to receive, to review, and if necessary to amend or erase. To do this, just send an email to the email address given in the imprint. The deletion of your personal data will be completed unless we are legally obligated to store the information.


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