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we have taken technical and organisational steps to prevent unauthorised access to
or unauthorised publication of the personal details you enter online, to prevent data
loss, to protect against random or wilful manipulation, and to ensure at the same
time that authorised use remains possible.
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stored pertaining to yourself, as well as the origin, recipient and reason for the
storage of such data. Your personal data will be deleted if you withdraw your consent
to having it stored, if the data is no longer required for the original specific
purpose or if storing such data is or becomes illegal.
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parties for the purpose of distributing junk mails or other offers, nor is it to use
personal data for any other purpose!
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||Formation of a Contractual Relationship,
Alterations to Terms + Conditions of Use
||The following terms + conditions of use regulate the contractual relationship between the
provider of the internet community bizco + emily,
Mr. Darius Steuer, (hereafter: provider) and the user.
||By completing the registration process for
bizco + emily, the user hereby submits an offer to enter
into a website user agreement based on these terms + conditions of use. By activating the
user account, the provider hereby accepts this offer to enter into a website user agreement.
||In cases of doubt, any conditions made by the user which conflict with or deviate from these
terms + conditions of use shall only be deemed valid with the express written approval of
||The provider reserves the right to change or adapt these terms + conditions during membership.
The provider shall inform the user in writing of alterations to conditions, thereby
highlighting any new conditions. The provider shall also grant the user a reasonable
deadline before which to declare whether or not the user accepts the altered terms and
conditions of use for the continuation of the services provided. Should no such declaration
be made within the stipulated deadline, the amended conditions shall be deemed accepted. The
provider shall expressly inform the user of these legal consequences as soon as notification
of the deadline is given. Should the user object to the alterations of the conditions, the
provider reserves the right to terminate the website user agreement without notice as soon as
the terms + conditions of use come into effect for remaining users.
||Subject of the Website User Agreement
||Subject of the website user agreement is the provision of a globally accessible internet community
by the provider. This internet community aims to create a network for artists and creative
people as a combined social network and business network, thus facilitating the establishing
of business and artistic contacts.
||The actual graphic and functional presentation of the services covered by this agreement, extending
the services by adding additional features, or expanding them with optional extras which are
subject to a charge, is at the discretion of the provider. The provider hereby retains the right
to modify or adapt the actual presentation at any time, but retaining the services covered by
||The internet community shall be available to the user for an unlimited period of time, for at least
90% of the annual average. Unavoidable, unforeseeable and exceptional events leading to the
unavailability of the internet community such as power cuts, attacks by hackers, breakdown in
telecommunication on the web etc. shall not be reckoned up in the minimum availability level.
||Registration, User Account, Handling of Passwords
||Natural persons and legal entities are entitled to register with the internet community.
Legal entities may only be registered by authorised persons.
||In accordance with the guidelines of the registration form, the user must ensure that personal
details are entered accurately and completely. The user must also ensure such details are
constantly kept up to date.
||With regard to the stated purpose of this internet community, the user hereby confirms that he
or she is an artist, a performing artist, or otherwise involved in creative work.
||General Obligations of the User
||The user may only use the services provided by the provider within the framework of the
contractually defined aims. Any misuse of the services by the user beyond the aforementioned
specified use is strictly prohibited. Such misuse includes in particular the following:
||systematically collecting contact data of other users to pass on to a third party;
||unacceptable harassment of other users by aggressive, obscene, insulting, defamatory or obtrusive
discussion board posting or messages;
||unacceptable harassment of other users by mass mailing unsolicited advertising;
||extensive or on-going utilisation of the internet community to publish or distribute
content which is not objectively relevant to the purpose or subject matter of the internet
community or its blogs and forums, and which could negatively impact the attractiveness of the
internet community for other users;
||any action leading to excessive system overload or system disturbances;
||the use of a false identity to register, post discussion entries or send messages.
||The provider retains the right to terminate the website user agreement without notice and block the
user account for any of the above-mentioned breaches of obligation. In addition, the provider
retains the right to refuse to activate a new account for the user concerned for the duration
of twelve months from date of termination.
||Remarks and comments on message boards, discussion boards and blogs should comply with the common
rules of courtesy and decency. Criticism and differences of opinion may and should be expressed
||User Obligations with regard to Uploaded Content
||The user must ensure that he does not infringe on the rights of any third party (i.e., copyright,
violation of personal rights, unfair competition) when uploading content (texts, pictures,
photographs, videos, names, brands etc.).
||The provider retains the right to delete or deactivate content uploaded by the user if such content
infringes upon the rights of any third party, or if a third party has asserted a claim for violation
of law, where the merits of such claims are not manifestly unwarranted.
||Should the provider be informed of a possible violation of rights in content uploaded by a user, he
shall inform the user of such immediately and in writing.
||Terminating and Deleting a User Account
||The user retains the right to terminate the website user agreement with the provider at any time,
without notice, and without obligation to furnish reasons for so doing. Termination must be made in
writing or may be concluded by deactivating the user account. Once terminated, the user′s profile
will be deleted; discussion posts or blog entries will, however, remain, but not linked to the user′s
||The provider retains the right to terminate the website user agreement with one month′s notice
to the end of the following month.
||Moreover, the provider retains the right to terminate the website user agreement without notice with
due reason. Due reason is, in particular, deemed given if the user repeatedly and seriously fails to
meet his contractual obligations (see §4), or culpably and seriously violates legal requirements when
using the internet community.
||In such cases, the provider retains the right to delete the user account and to refuse to activate a new
account for the user concerned for the duration of twelve months from the date of receipt of notice
||The provider shall be liable in accordance with the law where he has acted wilfully or with gross negligence.
Liability for warranties shall remain regardless of fault. In cases of slight negligence, the provider
shall be liable exclusively for product liability legislation, for injury to life, body or health, or for
violating important contractual obligations. Any claims for damages in cases of slight negligence in
violating important contractual obligations shall, however, be restricted to typical, foreseeable damages,
where liability claims are not being made for injury to life, body or health. The provider shall be liable
in the same scope for negligence caused by agents or representatives.
||The provisions stipulated above in §7.1 shall also apply to damages in addition to performance, damages in lieu
of performance, and claims for compensation for futile expenditure, regardless of the legal grounds for such,
including liability for defects, delay, or impossibility of performance.
||Exemption from Liability
||The user hereby indemnifies the provider from all claims made by third parties against the provider regarding
any violation of their rights by content entered by the user onto the internet community, or through other
utilisation by the user of the services available via the internet community. The user hereby agrees to bear
the costs of any necessary legal defence of the provider, including all court costs and attorney fees to the
||In the event of a claim by third parties, the user shall be obligated to furnish the provider immediately,
accurately and fully with all information at his disposal needed for an examination of the claims and for
the drawing up of a defence.
||Further claims for damages from the provider against the user hereby remain unaffected.
||The above obligations of the user do not apply if the user cannot be held accountable for the violation of
rights in question.
||German law shall apply exclusively to the exclusion of international private law and UN legislation on the
sales of goods. This shall not apply to claims arising from industrial property rights or copyrights.
||In ascertaining place of jurisdiction, the following shall apply:
Should the user not have a place of jurisdiction in the Federal Republic of Germany, or should the user be
a businessperson, a legal entity governed by public law or special property under public law, the headquarters
of the provider shall be place of jurisdiction. The provider also retains the right to sue the user at his own
place of jurisdiction.