TaC Internet forums

TaC for the use of internet forums

Scope

The following terms and conditions apply to the use of this website with regards to the relationship between the user and the operator of the website (hereafter referred to as: provider). The use of the forum and the community functions is allowed only if the user accepts these terms and conditions.

Registration, participation, membership in the community

Prerequisite for using the forum and the community is prior registration. With the successful registration, the user becomes a member of the community. There is no entitlement to membership. The user may not share their access with third parties. The user is obligated to keep their access data secret and to protect it against access by third parties.

Provider's services

The provider allows the user to publish posts on their website under these terms of use. The provider offers the users free of charge access to a discussion forum, based on their technical and economic abilities. The provider is interested in keeping their service available. The provider accepts no further performance obligations. In particular, the user is not entitled to the constant availability of the service. The provider does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness and usefulness of the content provided.

Disclaimer

Claims for damages by the user are excluded unless otherwise specified below. The aforementioned disclaimer applies to the legal representatives and agents of the provider, in the event that the user makes claims against them.

Claims for damages due to injury to life, body, health, and claims for damages due to the breach of contract are excluded from the disclaimer specified in paragraph 1. Significant contractual obligations are those whose performance is necessary to achieve the objective of the contract. Liability for damages based on an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty of the provider, his legal representatives or agents is also excluded from the disclaimer.

Duties of the user

The user commits to the provider not to publish posts that violate common decency or applicable law. In particular, the user commits not to post contributions,

  • the publication of which constitutes a criminal offense or a misdemeanor,
  • which infringe the copyright, trademark or competition law,
  • violate the Legal Services Act,
  • have offensive, racist, discriminatory or pornographic content,
  • or include advertisements.

In the event of a breach of the obligation under paragraph 1, the provider is entitled to amend or to delete the relevant posts and block the user's access. The user is obligated to pay the provider for damages caused by the breach of duty. The provider has the right to delete posts and content if they might contain a violation. The provider has a right to exemption from third party claims which result from infringement of law by the user. The user commits to assist the provider in the defense of such claims. The user is also obligated to bear the costs of an adequate legal defense of the provider.

Transfer of rights

The copyright remains with the user for each post. However, by submitting his contribution to the forum, the user grants the provider the right to publish and to permanently make the post available on their website. The provider has the right to move posts within his website and to connect them with other content. The provider also has the right to use the content for advertising purposes.

The user has no claim against the provider for cancellation or rectification of posts created by him.

Termination of membership

The user can terminate their membership by an appropriate explanation to the provider without prior notice. Upon request, the provider will then block the access of the user. The provider is entitled to terminate the membership of a user at the month end, with a notice period of 2 weeks. In the event that there is a good reason, the provider is entitled to block the user's access immediately and to cancel the membership without prior notice. Upon termination of the membership, the provider is entitled to block the user's access. In the event of termination of membership, the provider is entitled, but not obligated, to delete content created by the user. A claim of the user to transfer the content they created is excluded.

Modification or suspension of the offer

The provider is entitled to make changes to his service. The provider is entitled to terminate his service after a notice period of 2 weeks. In the event of service termination, the provider is entitled, but not obligated, to delete content created by the user.