Legal Disclosure

Information in accordance with section 5 TMG
This site is reachable by the following domains:,,,,,,, Hence, it’s contents all the contents of all subdomains of the domains mentioned before, with or without www, http or https pretext are hosted by and owned and maintained by

Martin Ries
Willem-van-Vloten-Str. 14
44263 Dortmund


Telephone: +49-176-61023564
The ssl certification is automatically provided by Let’s Encrypt as part of the hosters service.

Intellectual Property Rights

You may download, store and use information contained within the domains,,,,,,, and its pages for your own personal use only. You may not retransmit, republish, redistribute or otherwise make any pictures, photographs (including all modified versions (cropped, filtered, resized, combined, transformed..)), information or pages available on any website, facebook account/wall/gallery, online service (e.g. flickr, dropbox, googledrive, tumblr, 4chan, 9gag..) or to any other party, as hard copy or in any form without prior written approval from me, the photographer.

Permission might be granted after individual consideration in written (electronically) form. Any other use of materials on this website (including modification, distribution or re-publication) is strictly prohibited.

All trade marks, brand names and business names or logos contained on this website are property of their respective owners.

Indication of source for images and graphics

I, Martin Ries, own all rights of all displayed, embedded and used images unless otherwise specified. Although a watermark might be missing in or is included in a picture, this doesn’t allow or grant any use without prior approval by me (and never without mentioning the artist/author (me)).
currently no external media besides wordpress plugins, google maps, xing and linkedin-‘buttons’ is used unless otherwise mentioned within the specific page.


Accountability for content
The contents of my pages have been created with the utmost care. However, I cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, I am furthermore responsible for my own content on these web pages. In this context, please note that I am accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. My obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).


Comments are disabled site-wide; previously existing comments have been deleted.

Cookies and Analytics

While I’ve deactivated all analytic functions and cookies known and accessible to me. Some plugins or the provider,, might still collect some analytic data. I personally delete all acquired traffic data regularly and neither intend to nor have I ever used this data or statistics. The usage of external software like cpanel or wordpress as well as the missing full admin access prohibits me from entirely disabling all data collection. If you have any concerns, please contact me and I’ll assisst to debug / deactivate any problematic plugins or settings to the best of my knowledge and access rights without compromising the functionality of this website.

Accountability for links

Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to me at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to me, I will remove the respective link immediately.


My web pages (,,,,,,, and all pages within these domains, with and without http, https or www pretext) and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law (§ 44a et seq. of the copyright law), every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection (especially pictures) on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorized utilization of copyrighted works is punishable (§ 106 of the copyright law).

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Used software and templates:
This website and its subpages are build with wordpress and based on the free version of the origami theme. Furthermore, the plug-ins galleri and exifography were used to provide the slideshows. Some css files have been modified to optimize fullscreen mode with higher picture resolution. The plugins ‘the world’ and ‘interactive world map’ are used to provide an interactive world map.