Privacy Policy

Personal data (usually referred to just as “data” below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and the services offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “GDPR”), “processing” refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as controllers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about the data processing

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

The party responsible for this website (the “controller”) for purposes of data protection law is:

Commodity Board Europe GmbH
Pestalozzistr. 25
22305 Hamburg
Germany

Telephone: 0049 175 5479807
Email: michael.guetlich@cmb-hamburg.com

The controller’s data protection officer is:

Michael Gütlich

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller’s future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.

Server data

For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the type and version of your browser, operating system, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on our site visited, the date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you visited our site.

The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data.

The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our website.

The data will be deleted within no more than seven days, unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.

Cookies

a) Session cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships.

If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third-party cookies

If necessary, our website may also use cookies from companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing, or improving the features of our website.

Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and processing of data collected through cookies.

c) Disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support. Browser settings cannot prevent so-called flash cookies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your Flash player or contact its maker for support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

Order processing

The data you submit when ordering goods and/or services from us will have to be processed in order to fulfill your order. Please note that orders cannot be processed without providing this data.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

After your order has been completed, your personal data will be deleted, but only after the retention periods required by tax and commercial law.

In order to process your order, we will share your data with the shipping company responsible for delivery to the extent required to deliver your order and/or with the payment service provider to the extent required to process your payment.

The legal basis for the transfer of this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Customer account/registration

If you create a customer account with us via our website, we will use the data you entered during registration (e.g. your name, your address, or your email address) exclusively for services leading up to your potential placement of an order or entering some other contractual relationship with us, to fulfill such orders or contracts, and to provide customer care (e.g. to provide you with an overview of your previous orders or to be able to offer you a wishlist function). We also store your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This data will not be transferred to third parties.

During the registration process, your consent will be obtained for this processing of your data, with reference made to this privacy policy. The data collected by us will be used exclusively to provide your customer account.

If you give your consent to this processing, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis for this processing.

If the opening of the customer account is also intended to lead to the initiation of a contractual relationship with us or to fulfill an existing contract with us, the legal basis for this processing is also Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior consent to the processing of your personal data at any time under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent.

The data previously collected will then be deleted as soon as processing is no longer necessary. However, we must observe any retention periods required under tax and commercial law.

Newsletter

If you register for our free newsletter, the data requested from you for this purpose, i.e. your email address and, optionally, your name and address, will be sent to us. We also store the IP address of your computer and the date and time of your registration. During the registration process, we will obtain your consent to receive this newsletter and the type of content it will offer, with reference made to this privacy policy. The data collected will be used exclusively to send the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior consent to receive this newsletter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent or click on the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.

Contact

If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; otherwise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted therefrom.

Online job applications / publication of job advertisements

We offer you the opportunity to apply for jobs with our company via our website. In the case of these digital applications, we collect your application data electronically in order to process your application.

The legal basis for this processing is §26 Para. 1 S. 1 BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 Para. 1 GDPR.

If you are hired as a result of the application process, we will store the data you provide during the application process in your personnel file for the purpose of the usual organizational and administrative process, naturally in compliance with further legal obligations.

The legal basis for this processing is §26 Para. 1 S. 1 BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 Para. 1 GDPR.

If we do not hire you, we will automatically delete the data submitted to us two months after the final decision is made. We will not delete the data, however, if we must store the data for legal reasons such as evidence of equal treatment of applicants, until any legal action is concluded, or four months.

In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR and §24 Para. 1 No. 2 BDSG. Our legitimate interest lies in any legal defense we may have to mount .

If you expressly consent to a longer storage of your data, e.g. for your inclusion in a database of applicants or interested parties, the data will be processed further on the basis of your consent. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect per Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect.

Social media links via graphics

We also integrate the following social media sites into our website. The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective site. The use of these graphics stored on our own servers prevents the automatic connection to the servers of these networks for their display. Only by clicking on the corresponding graphic will you be forwarded to the service of the respective social network.

Once you click, that network may record information about you and your visit to our site. It cannot be ruled out that such data will be processed in the United States.

Initially, this data includes such things as your IP address, the date and time of your visit, and the page visited. If you are logged into your user account on that network, however, the network operator might assign the information collected about your visit to our site to your personal account. If you interact by clicking Like, Share, etc., this information can be stored your personal user account and possibly posted on the respective network. To prevent this, you need to log out of your social media account before clicking on the graphic. The various social media networks also offer settings that you can configure accordingly.

The following social networks are integrated into our site by linked graphics:

Facebook

Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

twitter

Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/privacy

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA.

Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Facebook plug-in

Our website uses the plug-in of the Facebook social network. Facebook.com is a service provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. In the EU, this service is also operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, hereinafter both referred to as “Facebook.”

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

Further information about the possible plug-ins and their respective functions is available from Facebook at

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Facebook’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Facebook to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Facebook while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Facebook. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Facebook. If, for example, you use the Facebook Like button, this information will be stored in your Facebook account and published on the Facebook platform. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting our website or use an add-on for your browser to prevent the Facebook plug-in from loading.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Facebook’s privacy policy found at

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Twitter plug-in

Our website uses the plug-in of the Twitter social network. The Twitter service is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”).

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Twitter’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Twitter to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Twitter while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Twitter. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Twitter. If, for example, you use the Twitter Tweet button, this information will be stored in your Twitter account and may be published on the Twitter platform. To prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your Twitter account.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Twitter’s privacy policy found at

https://twitter.com/privacy

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze how our website is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, place, time, or frequency of your visits to our website will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function, whereby Google truncates the IP address within the EU or the EEA before it is transmitted to the US.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of visits to our website and what visitors do once there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and of the internet in general.

Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data. In addition, Google provides further information with regard to its data protection practices at

including options you can exercise to prevent such use of your data.

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at

in addition with further information. This add-on can be installed on the most popular browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services we may use as detailed herein.

Google reCAPTCHA

Our website uses Google reCAPTCHA to check and prevent automated servers (“bots”) from accessing and interacting with our website. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).

This service allows Google to determine from which website your request has been sent and from which IP address the reCAPTCHA input box has been used. In addition to your IP address, Google may collect other information necessary to provide and guarantee this service.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the security of our website and in the prevention of unwanted, automated access in the form of spam or similar.

Google offers detailed information at

concerning the general handling of your user data.

Google Fonts

Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our site.

When you access our site, a connection to Google is established from which Google can identify the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being transmitted for display.

Google offers detailed information at

in particular on options for preventing the use of data.

Google AdSense

We use Google AdSense on our website to integrate advertisements. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).

Google AdSense stores cookies and web beacons on your device via your browser. This enables Google to analyze how you use our website. In addition to your IP address and the advertising formats displayed, the information thus collected will be transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there. Google may also share this information with third parties. Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at

https://policies.google.com/privacy

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

in particular on options for preventing the use of data.

YouTube

We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”.

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

We use YouTube in its advanced privacy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the advanced privacy mode means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video.

Without this mode, a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access any of our webpages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website within your browser. YouTube will record and process at a minimum your IP address, the date and time the video was displayed, as well as the website you visited. In addition, a connection to the DoubleClick advertising network of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. To prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube account.

For the purpose of functionality and analysis of usage behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your browser. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Google’s privacy policy found at

https://policies.google.com/privacy

Model Data Protection Statement for Anwaltskanzlei Weiß & Partner

 

General terms and conditions (GTC)

 

In the following, you will find the General Terms and Conditions of Commodity Board Europe GmbH for using the internet portal “Commodity Board”.

 

  1. Subject

Commodity Board Europe GmbH provides the B2B website “Commodity Board” on the Internet. The B2B portal is aimed exclusively at entrepreneurs within the meaning of § 14 of the German Civil Code (BGB). According to § 13 of the German Civil Code (BGB), private end consumers are not permitted to use the B2B portal.

 

  1. Scope / definitions

The Terms of Use are concluded upon registration for a user account and upon the conclusion of a membership. By visiting the website, the user also declares that he or she agrees to the validity of these terms of use in the currently valid version. Any terms and conditions of a user that conflict with or deviate from these Terms of Use shall not apply unless Commodity Board Europe GmbH has expressly agreed to their application in writing. Commodity Board Europe GmbH reserves the right to amend or supplement these Terms of Use as required, provided that no existing continuing obligations are unilaterally modified as a result and/or the amendment or supplement does not relate in an individual case to a contract for services subject to a charge that has not yet been fully processed at the time of the amendment or supplement.

 

  1. Services of the portal

Commodity Board Europe GmbH grants its customers, at its own discretion, currently free online access to the portal. The user has no legal claim to services of the portal or the uninterrupted availability of the information retrievable there. Commodity Board Europe GmbH reserves the right to limit the free use and reject individual users altogether.

 

Registration by a user is subject to verification of the data entered by Commodity Board Europe GmbH.

 

  1. Conclusion of contract

The offers of Commodity Board Europe GmbH are merely an invitation to submit an offer. The customer’s order is an offer to conclude a purchase contract for subscriptions and other products. The order on the website is placed by selecting the subscription or product and sending the order by pressing the button “Order subject to payment”.

 

  1. Prices

The prices for the products and subscriptions offered are shown in Euros and exclusive to the statutory value-added tax. The prices at the time the order is triggered, as shown on the Internet pages, apply.

 

  1. Terms of payment

The price is payable in advance for subscriptions relating to the respective payment period and is due for payment immediately after conclusion of the contract. Invoicing shall take place at the beginning of the payment periods agreed in the respective subscription offer. In deviation from this, the terms of delivery and payment agreed individually for each legal transaction shall apply in the case of brokerage transactions for goods. The terms of delivery for goods deliveries can be found here: Waren-Verein der Hamburger Börse e.V.

 

  1. Minimum duration and notice periods for subscriptions

For regular subscriptions, the minimum duration of the subscription contract stated in the respective offer applies. Termination before the expiry of the agreed minimum duration is excluded. After expiry of the minimum duration, there is a right of termination in text form (e.g. by e-mail or letter) at any time.

 

In the case of test subscriptions, the minimum duration of the subscription contract shall be the respective promotional period stated. Cancellation before the end of the minimum subscription period is excluded.

 

If the trial subscription is not cancelled, it will continue as a regular subscription. After the expiry of this minimum period, there is a right of cancellation at any time.

 

The right of both contracting parties to terminate for cause shall not be affected by the above provision.

 

  1. Liability

Commodity Board Europe GmbH has compiled the content of this website with due diligence. However, Commodity Board Europe GmbH does not guarantee the up-to-dateness, completeness, availability, legality and correctness of the website material and assumes no liability concerning the material or the use and usability of this material. This applies in particular to databases containing information, e.g. on prices, forecasts and the like. Commodity Board Europe GmbH does not assume any guarantee or liability for all this information’s content, correctness, and legality.

 

In all other respects, the liability of Commodity Board Europe GmbH, regardless of the legal reason, is limited to intent and gross negligence, unless it is a violation of obligations, the fulfilment of which makes the proper execution of the contract possible in the first place and on the fulfilment of which the other party to the contract may regularly rely (cardinal obligations) on. In the event of a slightly negligent breach of cardinal obligations, liability shall be limited to compensation for the typically foreseeable damage. The above limitation of liability applies accordingly in favour of the legal representatives, employees, and other vicarious agents and/or assistants of Commodity Board Europe GmbH. The above limitations of liability shall not apply in the event of injury to life, body and health, fraudulent intent, absence of a warranted characteristic or an assumption of guarantee. Liability, according to the product liability law, also remains unaffected.

 

Data communication via the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be error-free and/or available at all times according to the current state of technology. In this respect, Commodity Board Europe GmbH is not liable for the constant or uninterrupted availability of the website and the service offered there.

 

Insofar as the portal enables access to third-party websites, Commodity Board Europe GmbH is not liable for the existence or security of this website, nor for the correctness, completeness, up-to-dateness, legality or freedom from third-party rights concerning the data, information and programs etc. presented by the operator and/or third parties on this website. Commodity Board Europe GmbH does not adopt the corresponding contents of third parties as to its own.

 

  1. Trademarks and intellectual property

All images and texts and their arrangements within the framework of the portal enjoy copyright protection and protection under other laws for the protection of intellectual property. These may not be reproduced, distributed, edited, translated or otherwise stored or processed in other media, including those in electronic form. Any utilization, particularly texts, parts of texts, sound or image material, requires the prior written consent of Commodity Board Europe GmbH. No rights of use of any kind are granted unless this is expressly agreed in writing in individual cases.

 

The content available on the portal originates partly from the service provider and partly from other members or other third parties. The contents of the members and other third parties are hereinafter collectively referred to as “Third Party Content”. The service provider does not check the completeness, accuracy and legality of Third Party Content and therefore assumes no responsibility or warranty for the completeness, accuracy, legality and timeliness of the Third Party Content. This also applies to the quality of the third-party content and its suitability for a particular purpose and concerns third-party content on linked external websites. In particular, it is the member’s responsibility to check images and photographs used by him/her concerning existing licenses or third party rights and provide them with any necessary references.

 

  1. Paid institutional digital products

If you have received access to a paid membership through your institution, such as your company or an association, etc., the following provisions apply in addition:

 

The scope of your authorization to use the respective membership (including the period of use) is determined solely by the underlying license agreement with your institution. Passing on your access to the digital product (including your user name and password) and allowing or enabling third parties to use the digital product is not permitted under any circumstances.

 

You are obliged to keep your user name and your password for the membership secret and not make them accessible to third parties and secure them adequately against unauthorized access. In the event of loss of the access data or suspicion of unauthorized use of this access data, Commodity Board Europe GmbH must be informed immediately.

 

Memberships may not be used for illegal purposes. Activities aimed at rendering the Digital Products or Digital Products content non-functional or making it difficult to use them are prohibited. They may be subject to civil and criminal prosecution.

 

You are fully responsible for all activities that occur through your access to the Digital Products and are liable for any violation of these GTC or legal requirements that occurs through that access.

 

In the event of a violation of the provisions of this GTC, Commodity Board Europe GmbH is entitled to block and / or delete your access to the digital products even without prior notice.

 

Upon termination of the license agreement between Commodity Board Europe GmbH and your institution, your right to access and use the digital products automatically ends. This also includes all settings, notes and other personalizations stored as part of the digital products; these can no longer be accessed. There is no entitlement to storage or surrender.

 

  1. Placement of own content

To the extent available as a functionality on the portal, you may post content on the portal and thus make it available to third parties, subject to the following provisions.

 

By posting content, you grant the service provider a free and transferable right of use to the respective content, in particular

 

– to store the content on the Service Provider’s server and to publish it, in particular, to make it publicly accessible (e.g. by displaying the content on the marketplace),

– to process and reproduce the content, insofar as this is necessary for the provision or publication of the respective content, and

– to grant – also against payment – rights of use to third parties for your content.

 

If you remove the content you have posted from the portal, the right of use and exploitation granted to us above shall expire. However, we remain entitled to keep copies made for backup and/or verification purposes. The rights of use already granted to members for content posted by you shall also remain unaffected.

 

You are fully responsible for the content you post. By posting the content, you guarantee its correctness, legality and availability. The service provider does not assume any responsibility for checking the content for completeness, correctness, legality, up-to-dateness, quality and suitability for a specific purpose. You therefore declare and warrant to the service provider that you are the sole owner of all rights to the content you post on the portal or are otherwise authorized (e.g. by effective permission from the rights-holder) to post the content on the portal and to grant the rights of use and exploitation.

 

The Service Provider reserves the right to refuse the posting of content and/or to edit, block or remove content already posted without prior notice if the posting of the content by the Member or the posted content itself has led to a violation of the GTC or if there are concrete indications that a serious violation of the GTC will occur.

 

  1. Blocking of access

The service provider may temporarily or permanently block your access to the member area if there are concrete indications that you violate or have violated these Terms of Membership and Use and/or applicable law, or if the service provider has another legitimate interest in blocking you. In deciding whether to block you, the service provider will give due consideration to your legitimate interests.