General Terms and Conditions
Welcome to our website (henceforth designated as ''website''). The AGON Group administers the website in accordance with the following terms and conditions (henceforth known as ''General Terms and Conditions''). By calling up or utilizing the website, you agree to recognize these General Terms and Conditions. Please take note that our other websites, which are designated for other regions, operate under separate terms and conditions, and that you are advised to read these conditions very carefully.
1. Data / Information Protection
Please take note of our privacy declaration, which covers your visit to this website.
2. Product Description
We try to be as precise as possible when describing things on our website. We cannot, however, take any responsibility for descriptions which may be inaccurate, incomplete, incorrect or not up to date.
3. Intellectual Property
The entire content of this website, including its text, graphics, logos, icons, pictures, audio clips, databases, software and its compilation (the ''Content''), is the intellectual property of the AGON Group, our affiliated companies or suppliers of said content. As with other protective rights, the Content of this website is protected by copyright.
Accordingly, the logos which appear on the website (the ''Trademarks''), are registered or unregistered protected Trademarks of the AGON Group, our affiliated companies or other partners. In addition, there are protected Trademarks appearing on our website that belong to other companies, which are not connected to us in any way.
In accordance with Section 3 of the General Terms and Conditions, none of the Content and Trademarks or any other part of this website may be used, duplicated, sold, changed or in any other way exploited without our express prior consent.
4. Limited Rights of Use
We grant you a limited, revocable and non-exclusive right to visit this website for your personal use. Please take note that the website or parts thereof are not to be framed or used by framing techniques.
The license which is granted according to these stipulations does not include the right: (1.) to change or download the website and its contents, (2.) to use the website or its contents for personal use, (3.) to edit the website or its contents, (4.) to collect content for other companies, (5.) to use Meta Tags or other ''hidden texts'' which contain our name or trademarks, (6.) to use software particle ''crawlers'' or other tools for the collection of data or to use other techniques which may cause the website's infrastructure to be overburdened.
We grant you a limited, revocable and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to our website homepage. Any website which links to our website may not (1.) copy our content, (2.) suggest or imply that we approve of or support their content, (3.) misrepresent the relationship to us, (4.) exhibit any content which could be regarded as tasteless, obscene or insulting and which might not be appropriate for all age groups, (5.) show or in any way represent our products or services in a false, confusing or unfavorable manner, or draw any connection between our products and services and other products, services or opinions which are of inferior or poorer quality, (6.) use our trademarks without our express written consent, (7.) refer or send users to any page other than the homepage. We have the right to remove links from our website.
Any inadmissible use of this website results in all other granted rights being null and void.
5. Your User Data
Your are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of your user information and your password, as well as for protecting your own computer from unrestricted access, and we take no responsibility for any actions which are carried out using your user information and your password. If you use this website on behalf of another, you thereby confirm that you have been authorized to do so and take full responsibility for any damages which may occur as a result of your use. We reserve the right to block your user data according to our judgment at any time.
6. Hyperlinks from Third Parties
We are not responsible for content outside the website. This is the case especially for websites which may have a link on our website or are linked to our website. Links on this website serve to simplify, and in no way represent our support, solicitation or publicity for other products, services or content on the linked sites. Your use of such links is always at your own risk. We can neither guarantee nor take responsibility for the content outside of this website, regardless of whether we have linked to their site or they have linked to ours. For this reason, you should take care to familiarize yourself with the General Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Declaration / Clauses of other sites.
7. Contributions / User Input
On occasion we may ask visitors to our website to contribute suggestions, ideas, commentary, questions or other information (''Contributions''). Such comments and input will not be treated as confidential. Under the provisions of our Privacy Declaration, you grant us a non-exclusive, gratuitous, tranferrable and licensable user right to duplicate, supplement, approximate, sell, transfer, translate or use such contributions as the basis for other works, as well as to make them known in every medium and in every form. You also agree that we can use the contributions for any purpose, in particular for the development, publicity or distribution of our products.
In regards to your contributions, it is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with your rights. In addition, you hereby confirm that your contributions contain no software viruses, commercial advertising, chain letters, mass emails or spam. Furthermore, the contributions may not contain false email addresses and confusing input in regards to the sender. You agree to compensate us for any damages or claims that may occur as a result of your contributions.
8. Responsibility and Liability
We accept no responsibility or assurance in regard to this website and its content, including its utility for certain purposes.
We accept no responsibility or liability (neither contractual nor criminal) for (1.) an interruption in our or your business operations, (2.) unhindered and uninterrupted access to the website, (3.) delivery, lack of delivery, disruption, deforming or changing of any data, (4.) the loss of data for any reason at all, (5.) computer viruses, system failures or other malfunctions which may occur in connection with this website, (6.) inaccurate, incomplete or confusing content or statements or claims or (7.) events outside of our influence.
Furthermore, we only accept liability in cases of gross and / or deliberate negligence. In view of the fact that acces to this site is free of charge, our liability is furthermore limited to the immediate damages and may not exceed the sum of 50 €.
In the case that any claims or suits are brought against us which occur as a result of their visit to our website, you will compensate us for the resulting costs and damages. The same applies to damages and costs which result from your use of software particles, ''crawlers'' and other tools for the collection of data or which occur in connection with other activities which overburden the infrastructure of the website.
10. Applicable Rights
These General Terms and Conditions and their use for the website are subject to German law.
11. Final Determinations
You acknowledge that these General Terms and Conditions, in connection with our Privacy Declaration, constitute the complete and final agreement between us in regard to this website and take the place of any other and / or earlier declarations and agreements.
We reserve the right to alter the General Terms and Conditions at any time and place the altered version on our website. Such alterations are effective immediately. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to the altered General Terms and Conditions. Furthermore, we have the right cancel any and all rights, effective immediately, which have been granted by these General Terms and Conditions. You are obligated to observe any such cancellation of these rights.
None of the stipulations or statements contained within the General Terms and Conditions may be understood or interpreted to mean that any official relationship, partnership or other form of contractual cooperation exists. If at any time we decide not to carry out these rights, it does not mean we waive them.
In the case that any of the statements or stipulations within the General Terms and Conditions become invalid or no longer effective, all other statements and stipulations remain unaffected. Statements or stipulations which are no longer in effect are upheld with content that retains the meaning of the original.
If you have any questions concerning these General Terms and Conditions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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