General Terms of Use for smartalternativ.com


1. Copyright information


All information of this website is provided “as is”, without warranty as to their accuracy, completeness or currentness.
Unless expressly stated otherwise in this publication in connection with a specific section, file or a document, this document may be viewed, copied, printed and distributed by anyone, provided the following conditions are met:


The document may only be used for non-commercial information purposes. Every copy of this document or of parts of this document must contain this copyright statement as well as the copyright protection symbol of the Operator. Any changes of the document, every copy of the document or of parts of the document require written consent of the Operator. The Operator reserves the right to revoke this consent at any time and any use must be immediately stopped as soon as a respective written announcement on part of the Operator has been published.


2. Contractual warranties and disclaimers


Unless otherwise agreed, the website smartalternativ.com is made available to you free of charge. The Operator does not accept any liability for the correctness of the information contained therein, for the availability of the services, the loss of any data saved on smartalternativ.com or the usability for any purpose whatsoever.


Furthermore, the Operator shall not be liable for any consequential damages based on any use of the service offer. To the extent an exclusion of liability is not permitted, the Operator shall only be liable for gross negligence and intent. Product and company names are trademarks of their respective proprietors and are exclusively used for information purposes on these pages.


This publication could include technical or other inaccuracies or spelling mistakes as well as typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information provided here; such changes will be included in new editions of the publication. The Operator may improve and/or change her offers described in this publication at any time.


3. Opinions expressed in comments or in the forum


Due to the continuously changing contents in comments and in the forum it is not possible for the Operator to view the complete content of all contributions, to check their content and exercise immediate active control over such contributions. The Operator shall not accept any liability for the content, correctness and form of the posted contributions.


3a. Special provisions for registered Users


With its registration with smartalternativ.com, the user – hereinafter the User/Users – declares to the Operator to agree to the applicability of the following terms of use:


Users taking part in discussion forums and making comments are obliged


• 1. To refrain from making insults, using coarse language and including punishable content or pornography in their contributions.


• 2. To bear the sole responsibility for all content posted by it, not to violate any third party rights (in particular trademark rights, copyrights and personal rights) as well as to fully indemnify the Operator of »smartalternativ.com« in respect of any third party claims triggered by their contributions.


• 3. Not to post any advertisements whatsoever in forums or in comments as well as not to use forums and comments for any form of commercial activity. This particularly applies to the publication of »0900« phone numbers for any purpose whatsoever.


The User shall have no right whatsoever to the publication of comments or forum contributions posted. The Operator of »smartalternativ.com« reserves the right to, at her own discretion, edit or delete comments and forum contributions. In the event of breaches of the obligations laid down in 1), 2) and 3) above, the Operator also reserves the right to temporarily suspend or permanently cancel the membership of a User.


4. Posting of contributions and articles


The following shall apply to any contributions of a User to the editorial section of »smartalternativ.com«:
Contributions of a User shall not be posted unless the User has entered its full first and family name in its »smartalternativ.com« user profile or enters it after submission of its contribution. Upon publication, the submitted contribution shall be (publicly) identified with the name entered in the user profile.


The User declares the following for all contributions submitted by it in future to »smartalternativ.com«:


• 1. The User warrants that the submitted contributions are free of any third party rights, in particular of copyrights, trademark rights or personal rights. This applies to all contributions and artwork submitted.


• 2. The User shall grant the Operator of »smartalternativ.com« an unrestricted right to exploit the submitted contributions. This includes publication on the Internet on »smartalternativ.com« as well as on other Internet servers, in newsletters, print media and other publications.


• 3. On request by email to “info [@] smartalternativ.com“ from the User, submitted contributions shall be deleted or anonymized. Deletion or anonymization shall be made within 7 days after the respective notification. The Operator shall only be liable for any consequential damages incurred by the User as a result of the delayed deletion of the contribution to the extent that such damages are not based on breach of the User’s obligations (laid down under 1), 2) and 3) above) and to the extent that, beyond that, they are based on gross negligence or intent of the Operator of »smartalternativ.com«. In this context we expressly point out that »smartalternativ.com« is regularly indexed by search engines and that the Operator has no influence as to whether, where and how long contributions published on »smartalternativ.com« may continue to be saved and retrievable in databases of search engines and web catalogues even after they were deleted on »smartalternativ.com«.


• 4. The User shall have no right whatsoever to the storage, publication or archiving of its submitted contributions. The Operator reserves the right not to publish submitted contributions without having to state any reason, to edit such contributions before their publication or to, at its own discretion, delete such contributions again after their publication.


• 5. The publication of any submitted contributions does not result in any claims for compensation (fees, royalties, reimbursement of expenses or the like) on part of the User against the Operator of »smartalternativ.com«. Collaboration is voluntary (without consideration).


5. Data protection policy (Privacy Policy)


Where the Internet offer allows for entering personal or business data, such data is supplied by the User on an explicitly voluntary basis. To the extent this is technically possible and acceptable, our service may also be made use of without supplying such data or by supplying anonymized data or a pseudonym. For further important information on the topic of data privacy please refer to our Privacy Policy Statement).


6. Registration and password


The User undertakes to treat the combination user name/password confidential and not to disclose it to any third party. The Operator must be informed of any suspected misuse of the access data.


7. Notice regarding third party websites


The responsibility for Internet pages of third parties to which this offer refers through so-called links lies with the respective providers. The Operator shall not be liable for the content of such third party sites. Furthermore, this website may be linked to from other pages by means of so-called links without the Operator being aware of this. The Operator shall not accept any liability for presentations, content or any link to this website in third party websites. The Operator shall only be liable for third party contents if she is positively aware of such content (including any illegal or punishable content) and it is technically possible and acceptable to prevent its use. The Operator, however, is not obliged to continuously check third party content.


8. Contact


Questions regarding all aspects of smartalternativ.com must be addressed to the Operator (info [@] smartalternativ.com).


9. Effectiveness


These General Terms of Use refer to the website <smartalternativ.com>. If parts or any individual passages of this text should not, no longer or not completely comply with the applicable legal requirements, this shall not affect the remaining parts of this document in terms of content and validity.

As per: February 18, 2017

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