§1 Scope and Object of Agreement
1.2 This website can be reached at the web-address http://www.whataboutscience.com .
1.3 The website enables its users to author and publish articles in the form of blog-posts, and to comment on other users articles.
1.4 The website and its moderators distance themselves explicitly from all user-generated content, such as articles, posts, comments and any opinions or informations therein. The published comments, informations and opinions are not the opinions of WhatAboutScience or its moderators. The website and its moderators take no responsibility for any content or activities of the users.
1.5 Access to and usage of the website are free of charge. A legal claim to access and/or usage however does not exist. WhatAboutScience has the absolute right, not to accept users or to ban them, as well as the absolute right to delete any contents or comments.
§2 Registration and Publishing of Content
2.1 Precondition to any usage of the site, such as publishing and commenting on articles and/or posts, is the free of charge registration on the website. All natural and juristic persons can register at the website. A legal claim to registration and/or use of the website does not exist.
2.3 WhatAboutScience and the user can terminate the license agreement without term of notice by deleting the account, except different terms have been agreed upon in an individual contract.
2.4 In the case of any false information or misrepresentation by the user during registration, the user can be banned immediately from the website.
2.5 The user has to keep the password that enables him to have access to the parts of the website unavailable to the public secret. The user is not allowed to share this password with any third parties.
2.6 The user holds full responsibility for any articles, comments, opinions and other content published from his account. If third parties gained knowledge of his password, the user has to change his password immediately. The user is accountable for any authorized and unauthorized use of his account and has to inform WhatAboutScience about any unauthorized use of his account. WhatAboutScience reserves the rights to take any necessary measures if it gets information about unauthorized use of an account.
2.7 WhatAboutScience is allowed to delete comments, articles, information and any other content as well as account:
- in the case of presumed or obvious misrepresentation of information during the registration
- in the case of presumed or obvious misuse of the website
- in the case of any damages to the website or any interference with the operability of the website
3.1 WhatAboutScience tries to honor the copyrights of all graphics, pictures, designs and texts used on the website and to use license-free or self-made graphics, pictures, designs and texts. All trademarks and labels used on the website without restrictions are subject to the applicable laws and the title of the registered owner. If you suspect that any of your property rights are violated by this website, please contact us immediately by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can remedy the situation as fast as we can.
3.2 The user is liable for all comments, articles, documents and other content, as well as hyperlinks, that he publishes on the website. He especially needs to take care not to be in violation of existing law, be it criminal law, competition law, copyrights, personal rights or any other rights of third parties. WhatAboutScience reserves the right to reject any content that violates existing law. However WhatAboutScience is not obligated to inspect the content.
§4 Rights to the content
4.1 Any usage, especially the copying or transfer of texts, contents, articles, documents, pictures and/or video and sound material, is only permitted for personal use. Any other usage, especially for commercial purposes, needs the explicit and written permission by WhatAboutScience. Only the user is liable for his actions and published content and responsible that this content doesn’t violate any existing laws.
4.2 All contents published on the website (especially texts and pictures) are subject to copyright and are published under a Creative-Commons-License (accessible here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/de/ ), as long as the rightholder, i.e. the user creating and publishing the content, doesn’t specify otherwise.
4.3 By publishing on the website the user grants WhatAboutScience the rights to make the content public and distribute it, especially by digitally intergrating it into the website.
§5 Terms of publication: prohibited content, reference and links
5.1 WhatAboutScience assumes no liability for any content hosted on external, third-party websites to which WhatAboutScience is linked (especially by hyperlinks). WhatAboutScience holds no influence over the accuracy, completeness and actuality of the contents of websites it is linked to. WhatAboutScience distances itself explicitly from the contents of any and all linked websites.
5.2 Only the user is liable for the accuracy and lawfulness of any and all content he publishes on the website. Only the provider of any website that is linked to is liable for any illegal or wrong content hosted on that site and any damages that occur because of the usage or non- usage of said content, not the person linking to that content. As soon as WhatAboutScience is informed that a website that WhatAboutScience is linked to hosts illegal content, that link will be removed as fast as possible. If you think you have found a link on WhatAboutScience that is referring to illegal content, please contact us immediately at email@example.com
5.3 It is prohibited to publish any documents, texts, comments, pictures, articles or other content on WhatAboutScience that violates existing law or infringes on any third parties rights. WhatAboutScience reserves the right to notify the responsible authorities and forward any data pertaining to the particular user to them if it suspects any illegal activities by a user.
5.4 The user is obligated to honor any existing laws and rights of third parties when using WhatAboutScience.
5.5 The user also pledges only to post qualified and subject-related content that corresponds to the thematic scope of the website and its categories respectively. The conversation should be to the point and polite. Factual critique is welcome, but ad hominem attacks are not tolerated.
5.6 Only the user is liable for any and all contents he publishes on the website. WhatAboutScience is not obligated to examine the contents regarding their lawfulness, accuracy, actuality, completeness or in any other regard.
§6 Responsible persons and jurisdiction
6.1 Responsible for the website “whataboutscience.com” are the persons named in the website credits (http://whataboutscience.com/impressum-website-credits/).
6.2 Any counter-liability by the responsible persons is explicitly excluded.
6.3 Jurisdiction lies in Bielefeld, Germany. Only German law applies. Any compulsory clauses of the user’s country of residence are exempt.
Source refrence: This Diclaimer was generated with recourse to the services of e-recht24.de.