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Terms and conditions of use for ewmd.org

Preamble
By registering as a user of ewmd.org you accept the following general terms and conditions for ewmd.org, subsequently referred to as T&C.

§ 1 Subject matter
The purpose of the ewmd.org website is to bring together registered members of EWMD International e.V., to coordinate events and to achieve the objectives set out in the Articles of Association. The website may be used by registered members or guests. Registration as a guest is the first step towards becoming a member of EWMD International e.V. Guests have restricted access only to the ewmd.org website.

§ 2 Membership
The prerequisite for use of ewmd.org is membership of EWMD International e.V. As set out in the Articles of Association of EWMD International e.V., any natural person may become an individual member, and any legal entity or association of individuals may become an institutional member, provided such a person has a strong commitment to the objectives of EWMD International e.V. The procedures for becoming a member are laid down in the Articles of Association and may be subject to additional country-specific regulations.

§ 3 Registration; pledge of good faith
The following rules are to be observed when registering for ewmd.org:
1. The user undertakes to provide true and complete particulars.
2. Each user may register only once and set up only one user profile.
3. Each user chooses her or his own password during registration. The password is confidential and may not be communicated to third parties.
4. The T&C must be accepted during registration.

§ 4 Payment for use
Use of ewmd.org is free of charge for guests. Payment for the extended functionality available to members of EWMD International e.V. is included in the membership fee.

§ 5 Grant of rights of use
The rights of use to the information uploaded by users are granted to EWMD International e.V. to the extent that this is necessary for using the network. In particular, EWMD International e.V. has the right to copy the content uploaded by users, to make it publicly available and to process it.

§ 6 Duties of users
Users must observe a behavioural code in line with the Articles of Association of EWMD International e.V. In this spirit, they are expected to respect cultural diversity, for example, and strive to contribute to the exchange of experience and views across all national, political and other boundaries. Applicable laws and the rights of third parties are to be observed when using the content and services provided by ewmd.org. Posts must not violate the rights of personality of other users and must not contain insults or defamatory criticism. Posts that might constitute grounds for criminal proceedings (e.g. discriminatory, racist or pornographic content) are forbidden. Users must not infringe the privacy rights and/or copyright of others. Advertising is expressly forbidden.

§ 7 Infringement of rules of conduct/duties
If rules of conduct/duties are disregarded, EWMD International e.V. reserves the right to delete posts on ewmd.org and to exclude users. Legal action will be taken in the case of posts that might constitute grounds for criminal proceedings.

§ 8 Duration and termination of contract
Use of ewmd.org as a guest is limited to 24 months. After 22 months ewmd.org will send an automatic notification of the imminent expiry of the guest profile. If the user decides not to become a member of ewmd.org, registration on ewmd.org will be deleted automatically after 24 months and content will no longer be saved. Guests may cancel their free use of ewmd.org at any time and without giving any reason. If membership of ewmd.org is cancelled, the member’s profile will be deleted automatically at the end of the notice period and content will no longer be saved.

§ 9 Responsibility for user content, data and/or information
EWMD International e.V. accepts no responsibility for the content, data and/or information provided on ewmd.org by users or for the content of linked external websites. EWMD International e.V. expressly makes no guarantee that this content is truthful, fulfils a certain purpose or can serve such a purpose.

§ 10 Liability of EWMD International e.V.
Claims for damages – regardless of legal grounds – against EWMD International e.V. (including its agents or proxies) which presuppose ordinary negligence shall only be valid in the case of infringement of an essential contractual obligation (cardinal obligation). Cardinal obligations are obligations upon the fulfilment of which a user can rely and without the fulfilment of which due performance of the contract would not be possible. Claims for damages in such a case are limited to typical foreseeable damages.

§ 11 Indemnity against liability
Each user of ewmd.org indemnifies EWMD International e.V. against all claims, including claims for damages. Other users or third parties cannot therefore assert any claims, in particular claims for damages, against EWMD International e.V. resulting from illegal content posted by a user on ewmd.org.

§ 12 Privacy
EWMD International e.V. is aware that especially sensitive treatment of personal data provided by users to ewmd.org is extremely important to those users. EWMD International e.V. thus abides by all relevant legal regulations concerning data protection (German data protection laws, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). Details are laid out in ewmd.org’s privacy policy.

§ 13 Final provisions
1. Amendments:
EWMD International e.V. reserves the right to amend these terms of use without giving a reason, unless such an amendment is unreasonable for the user. EWMD International e.V. will inform users in good time of changes to the T&C. If the user does not oppose the validity of the T&C within six weeks of being informed of any change, the amended T&C will be regarded as having been accepted by the user.

2. Safeguard clause:
Should a provision of these T&C be or become ineffective, this does not affect the overall effectiveness of the remaining provisions.

3. Place of jurisdiction and applicable law:
In the case of judicial disputes, the following information should be observed:

EWMD International e.V. Geisbergweg 6c
D-65205 Wiesbaden
Register of Associations: Amtsgericht Wiesbaden
Commercial Register: VR 3602

Existing German law shall apply. Place of jurisdiction: Wiesbaden.

Version dated 26.04.2018