The Regional Court of Hamburg (Landgericht Hamburg), in its judgement “liability for link offers” dated May 12, 1998 – 312 O 85/98, ruled that upon the generation of a link, one possibly also assumes responsibility for the contents of the linked page. According to the Regional Court of Hamburg, the only way to disclaim responsibility is to expressly distance oneself from the contents of the linked page in question. As the Collaborative Biobank, with the exception of the above mentioned URL, does not have any influence whatsoever on the design and contents of the linked websites, the Collaborative Biobank explicitly distances itself from all contents of the linked websites and it does not adopt the contexts / texts / graphics / pin board contents as its own. This declaration is valid for all link offers available under the URL