1. PURPOSE is a personal website for Chris and Elise designed to share their latest travels and experiences with their friends and family. This website is entirely non-commercial and non-profit. This website does not utilize or is supported by any advertising of any kind such as banner ads or Google Ad-Sense. Nor does this website receive any kind of sponsorship revenue nor any funding from any party of any kind.

The stated purpose of this website is exclusively to facilitate personal communication with friends and family.


This website is paid for and maintained by Chris and Elise. All content including photographs and written words, unless otherwise indicated, are the creation and therefore property of Chris and Elise.

Any cases where content of this website is not the original creation of Chris or Elise is properly labeled as such with credit going to the original creator. Such examples include, but are not necessarily limited to, photographs from Uni Stuttgart taken mostly by Smitty but also by Brad as well as the quotes shown on each page which are in turn attributed to their original speakers/writers.

Any photograph not taken by Chris or Elise is being used with the expressed permission of the original creators and as stated above such photographs are attributed appropriately. All quotes are represented as such, with attribution to their original creators and are used within the boundaries of fair use.


This website may include photographs and/or references to name brand products, films, books, music, or other registered trademarks and copyrighted works. These references are used under the commonly held terms of fair use for identification purposes only. Inclusion of such trademarks in this website does not represent or imply endorsement of the website by the trademark holders.


Commentaries and criticisms on of any products or copyrighted works are done so in the facility of an non-professional criticism. Such commentaries and criticisms represent personal opinion and are not meant to represent a professional review or opinion. As all opinions are personal, neither Chris nor Elise are recipients of any remuneration for their work creating such opinions in keeping with the personal non-commercial nature of this website as outlined in section one.

As such, all reviews on this website for any product or service including whisk(e)y have been done in a non-professional manner using the names and photographs of the products in review solely for the purpose of identifying the products to website readers who have interest in the personal opinions of Chris and Elise, or in the case of whisk(e)y, interest in what whisk(e)y Chris has tried. By listing any product or service on this website does not imply any kind of endorsement from the manufacturer or supplier of the service.


Any links provided on this website are for the convenience and information of the website visitor. Chris and Elise have no control over the content of the websites to which links are provided and take no responsibility for these linked websites. Any link from to another website is done for informational purposes only and a link from does not imply any endorsement from the website owner to whose website links.

Chris and Elise can not control which websites link to Chris and Elise do not explicitly permit any links to and therefore any links to found on any other website is done without the permission of Chris or Elise and also without any kind of endorsement or responsibility for the website which links to


Any comments left by visitors to on blog entries or in the guest book are the opinions of those users and their inclusion on does not imply any endorsement of the statements by Chris and Elise. The visitors posting these comments are solely responsible for their contents and Chris and Elise take no responsibility for such postings.

By posting comments to, visitors agree to be bound by the Terms of Use, requiring that any posting is content of the visitor’s own creation. These terms also allow Chris or Elise to remove any comments which they find objectionable or otherwise in violation the aforementioned Terms of Use.

7. PERSONAL DATA does not collect or store any personally identifiable information on visitors of this website with the sole exception of requiring the visitor to supply an email address in order to post comments (see section six).

Email addresses provided to submit a comment are used solely to identify the original poster of the comment in the case that the poster wishes to later request his/her comment to be removed. See Terms of Use for further information. is a personal, non-profit website which does not engage in any kind of marketing or advertising as defined in section one. Email addresses will not be sold to any advertisers or otherwise passed on to other parties.


For any questions regarding content of this website or inquires into these policies, please use the Contact Us form, supplying the email address where you wish to be contacted. Chris or Elise will contact you within one week of submission of your query.


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