General Terms of Use for the CONTARGO Website

1. Information on copyright

All information on this Website is made available as seen, without any claim to correctness, completeness or up-to-dateness. Unless explicitly stated otherwise elsewhere in this publication and in connection with a specific excerpt, file or document, anyone is entitled to view, copy, print and distribute this document, under the following conditions: The document may only be used for informative, non-commercial purposes. Every copy of this document or of any part thereof must contain this copyright declaration and the proprietary trademark of the Website Owner. The document, every copy of the document or any part thereof may not be changed without the written permission of the Website Owner. The Owner reserves the right to revoke this authorisation at any time, and all use must stop immediately, as soon as a written announcement is made on the part of the Website Owner.

2. Contractual Assurances and Disclaimers

The Website of CONTARGO is available to you – unless otherwise agreed – free of charge. The Owner accepts no responsibility for the correctness of the information it contains, the availability of the services, the loss of data stored on the Website of CONTARGO or for usability for any specific purpose. Nor is the Owner liable for any consequential damage based on use of the Website. Insofar as liability exclusion is ruled out, the Owner is only liable in case of gross negligence and intent. Product names and company names are trademarks of the respective holders and appear on these web pages solely for information purposes. This publication may contain technical or other inaccuracies or orthographic/typographical errors. From time to time changes are made to the available information; these changes are added to new versions of the publication. The Owner may at any time make improvements and/or alterations to the offers described in this publication.

3. Statements in commentaries and in the Forum

Due to the constantly changing contents in commentaries and in the Forum it is not possible for the Owner to review every individual contribution, check its contents and exercise direct, active control. No responsibility is accepted for the content, correctness and form of the contributions posted.

3a. Special provisions for registered users

By registering on the CONTARGO Website the user – hereinafter referred to as the Member - declares to the Owner that he is in agreement with the following conditions of use: Members who participate in comments and discussion forums pledge themselves:

  1. to refrain in their contributions from all insults, unlawful contents, pornography and coarse expressions,
  2. to bear the sole responsibility for the contents posted by them, not to infringe the right of third parties (in particular trademark rights, copyright and privacy rights) and to hold the Owner of the CONTARGO Website harmless regarding any claims of third parties which may arise as a result of their contributions.
  3. not to post any advertising of any kind whatsoever in forums or comments or use forums or comments for any form of commercial activity. This applies in particular to the publication of German “0900” telephone numbers for any purpose whatsoever.

There is no claim to publication of comments and forum contributions that have been submitted. The Owner of the CONTARGO Website reserves the right to edit or delete comments and forum contributions as he thinks fit. If the obligations described in 1), 2) and 3) are violated, the Owner furthermore reserves the right to suspend membership for a time or to cancel membership permanently.

4. Submission of Contributions and Articles

If a member avails himself of the possibility of submitting a contribution to the editorial section of the CONTARGO Website, the following applies: It is a prerequisite for posting a contribution that a Member should have entered his full and correct first name and family name in his CONTARGO Website user profile, or that he should do so on submitting the article. On publication, the contribution submitted will be (publicly) labelled with the name that has been entered. The Member makes the following declarations with regard to all contributions that he or she may submit to »CONTARGO « in future:

  1. The Member gives the assurance that the contributions submitted are free from third party rights, in particular copyright, trademarks and privacy rights. This applies for all contributions and images submitted.
  2. The Member grants the Owner of the CONTARGO Website unrestricted rights of usage of the contributions submitted. These include publication on the internet on the CONTARGO Website as well as on other internet servers, in newsletters, print media and other publications.
  3. At the request of the Member sent by email to the address of the Webmaster, contributions that have been submitted will be deleted or anonymised. Deletion or anonymisation shall take place within 7 days after the request is communicated. Regarding consequential damages arising to the Member due to deletion being delayed, the Owner of the Website is only liable insofar as the damages do not result from the Member having infringed his obligations (as described above in 1), 2) and 3)) and furthermore only insofar as they result from gross negligence or intent of the Owner of the CONTARGO Website. In this connection we expressly point out that the CONTARGO Website is regularly indexed by search machines, and that we have no influence on whether, where or how long contributions published by us may be stored in search machines and web catalogues and retrieved from them, possibly even after they have been deleted from the CONTARGO Website.
  4. No claim exists to storage, publication or archiving of submitted contributions. The Owner of the Website reserves the right, without stating reasons, not to publish submitted contributions, to edit contributions before publication, or to delete them after publication, at his own discretion.
  5. The Member has no claim for remuneration (fees, licence fees, payments of expenses or similar) against the Owner of the CONTARGO Website arising from the publication of submitted contributions. Participation is voluntary (unremunerated).

5. Statement on Data Protection (Privacy Policy)

If use is made of a possibility in the internet offer of entering personal or business data, these data are disclosed by the user on an expressly voluntary basis. The use of all services offered is permitted – if technically possible and reasonable – without specification of such data or under specification of anonymised data or an alias. Further important information on data protection can be found in our Privacy Policy Statement.

6. Registration and Password

The Member is obligated to treat the combination of user name/password confidentially and not to pass it on to third parties. In the event of a suspected misuse of the access data the Website Owner is to be informed.

7. Information in compliance with the German Law on Teleservices (Teledienstgesetz, TDG)

Regarding the websites of third parties to which users are directed by this Website by so-called links, the operator of the third party website concerned is deemed responsible in each case. The Owner of the present Website is not responsible for the contents of such third party websites. It is also possible that links to our Website may be established by the websites of third parties without our knowledge. The Owner does not accept any liability for representations, contents or any connection to the present Website in the websites of third parties. The Owner is only liable for the contents of third party websites if he has positive knowledge of them (i.e. if he is also aware of unlawful or criminal contents) and it is technically possible and reasonable to prevent their use. However, according to the German Teledienstgesetz (TDG) he is not obligated to continually monitor the contents of third party websites.


Questions about the Website of CONTARGO should be addressed to the Webmaster.

Legal Validity

These general Terms of Use relate to the Website of CONTARGO.
If parts or individual formulations of this text should not correspond, should no longer correspond or should not fully correspond to the prevailing legal situation, the contents and validity of the remaining parts of the document are not affected.

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