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Unauthorized copying, hacking, and denial-of-service attacks are prohibited and prosecutable offenses. Use of this site in pursuit of criminal purposes (e.g. fraudulent sales transactions) is prohibited and will be reported to the appropriate cyber crime authorities.

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Reproduction in any form, including electronic (copy-pasting to some other web site), is not permitted without prior permission.

Privacy Policy

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations of the EU, in force as of 25 May 2018, there is nothing to opt out of because Hetchins.org does not link to any advertisers and therefore forwards no data about visitors to this web site to any third party.

This not-for-profit web site is privately maintained by and for Hetchins owners and enthusiasts. Costs of maintaining this web site are met entirely privately, with no contribution from the manufacturer or any advertiser. This web site is beholden to no commercial interest.

Cookies are set by the web hosting firm, ONE.com, for their own statistical purposes over which Hetchins.org has no influence.

Hetchins.org links to statcounter.com, a free collector of web site data. See the screenshots below for the sort of statistics collected. The long and short of it is that I can see which pages were looked at, what OS was used, what browser was used, the WAN-side IP address of the router, and the country involved, but not who looked.

The Editor undertakes to maintain the privacy of email correspondents to this web site by not forwarding emails indiscriminately.

The bicycles featured at the Gallery section are in private hands; the Editor undertakes not to publish or otherwise distribute information which might identify the owners of featured bikes, their whereabouts, or serial numbers.

Legal Notice, Limit of Liability

The Editor is solely responsible for the content of this web site. The Editor endeavors to the best of his knowledge to provide timely and accurate information, but accepts no liability for misinformation which may possibly appear at this web site, or in email correspondence, or for loss or damage accruing therefrom.

This web site provides a forum for private persons to offer bikes and frames for sale; this service is offered as-is, free of charge, without any assurance of the honesty or integrity of the sellers or prospective buyers or the authenticity of the items offered for sale. All sales are the sole responsibility of the sellers and buyers. The Editor accepts no commission for sales transacted through this web site.

This web site is not the official organ of the manufacturer, Hetchins Lightweights.

Link Disclaimer

Das Landgericht (LG) Hamburg hat mit seinem Urteil vom 12. Mai 1998, 312 O 85/98, "Haftung für Links" entschieden, dass man durch die Anbringung eines Links die Inhalte der gelinkten Seite gegebenenfalls mit zu verantworten hat. Dies lehne ich kategorisch ab. Ich uebernehme die Verantwortung fuer meine eigene Web Site und sonst keine, genau wie jeder Autor der sein Buch mit Fussnoten oder eine Bibliografie versehen hat.

The State Court of Hamburg [the jurisdiction in which hetchins.org is registered], in a landmark miscarriage dated 12 May 1998, decreed that one can be held liable for the content of other web sites to which one's own web site is linked. The Editor categorically rejects this. If an author has footnotes or a bibliography in his book, no court of law holds him liable for the contents of the other books. The Editor is not liable for the contents of other web sites.