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TERMS OF SERVICE

 

TERMS OF SERVICE

 

VISUAL STATEMENTS is an online service that allows editing, posting and re-posting of text to social networks to share Visual Statements with the world. These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to and use of the VISUAL STATEMENTS website, products, applications and services ("Products"). Please read these Terms carefully, and contact us if you have any questions. By accessing or using our Products you agree to be bound by these Terms and by our Privacy Policy. VISUAL STATEMENTS`s Products and services are provided by VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH. VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH is German-based and operates under German legislation. For this reason the German version of the Terms of Service shall be binding if difficulties of interpretation should arise.

 

BASIC TERMS

 

1. You may not create racist or discriminatory contents.

2. You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your screen name. Please act accordingly.

3. You are responsible for keeping your password secure.

4. You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other VISUAL STATEMENTS users.

5. You may not use the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products or contents for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. All users agree to equally agree with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.

6. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, or links that you submit, post, and display on VISUAL STATEMENTS Products.

7. You must not modify, adapt or hack VISUAL STATEMENTS or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with VISUAL STATEMENTS.

8. You must not access VISUAL STATEMENTS’s private API by any other means other than the VISUAL STATEMENTS application or website itself.

9. You must not crawl, scrape, or otherwise cache any content from VISUAL STATEMENTS including but not limited to user profiles.

10. You must not create or submit unwanted email, messages or comments ("Spam") to any VISUAL STATEMENTS members.

11. You must not use web URLs in your name without prior written consent from VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH.

12. You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.

13. You must not, in the use of VISUAL STATEMENTS, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

14. Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your VISUAL STATEMENTS account. While VISUAL STATEMENTS prohibits such conduct and content on its site, you understand and agree that VISUAL STATEMENTS cannot be responsible for the content created with its products, posted on its web site or channel and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials.

15. You use VISUAL STATEMENTS at your own risk.

16. If you use the free version you must not use any VISUAL STATEMENTS contents for commercial use, in particular sell, advertise with or market without written consent from VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH.

17. If you use the free version you must name any content created through the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products with www.visualstatements.net as the source of the picture (source notice) in the imprint or by the picture. If content created through the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products is regularly published on the same website you must not name the source every single time content is published. A single mention in the imprint is sufficient.

18. Any content created or published with the free version may only be used in the same output form in which it is provided by VISUAL STATEMENTS. Any change/amendment, in particular, another cut of the image file, is not permitted.

19. VISUAL STATEMENTS encourages you to maintain your own backup of your content. Independently, VISUAL STATMENT stores your content to the extent as agreed in the Version you have subscribed to.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

 

1. The application is licensed, not sold, and VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH reserves all rights not expressly granted in this agreement. Subject to the terms and conditions, VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH grants you a personal, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicenseable, limited license to use the online-service. The VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH license is provided in the as-is state, as available and errorless with the best of consciences.

License Restrictions: Except as specifically provided herein you may not: (i) copy the application; (ii) modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, make alterations, decompile, disassemble or make derivative works based on the application, except as otherwise permitted by law; or (iii) use, rent, loan, sub-license, lease, distribute or attempt to grant other rights to the application to third parties.

The VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH is liable for intent and gross negligence by the statutory provisions. The VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH is liable for slight negligence only if an essential contractual obligation (cardinal obligation) is breached and/or if there are any damages resulting in injury to life, body or health. In such cases, VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH is liable only for foreseeable damages that can be expected to occur typically. In the event of a slight negligence, the liability is limited to the amount that was foreseeable to the VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH at the time when the slight negligence occurred.

2. We reserve the right to modify any VISUAL STATEMENTS Product if the modifications appear reasonable while taking into account the interest of VISUAL STATEMENTS users. VISUAL STATEMENTS must notify their users no later than two weeks prior any modifications.

3. We reserve the right to alter and amend these Terms of Service as follows: Any alterations or amendments within the Terms of Service of VISUAL STATEMENTS must be announced no later than four weeks prior to their effectiveness. For this purpose, the users will be contacted via email or another preferred communication channel as expressed in the user’s account information. If the user disapproves of the alterations and amendments in the Terms of Services the user may contact VISUAL STATEMENTS in written form within a week after their effectiveness in order to object to the renewed Terms of Services. If the user does not object to the alterations and amendments in the Terms of Services they are automatically considered approved. VISUAL STATEMENTS is to inform the user about possible consequences that arise from the alterations and amendments made in the Terms of Services.

4.VISUAL STATEMENTS is not liable to modification, suspension or discontinuance of the services caused by third parties

5. We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username that violates trademark or may mislead other users.

6. We may, but have no obligation to, remove content and accounts containing what we determine in our sole discretion as unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable or if it violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Use.

7. We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames.

8. While we don’t have the intention to engage in advertisement, some of the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions at some point in time and you hereby agree that VISUAL STATEMENTS may place such advertising and promotions on the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products or on, about, or in conjunction with your content.

9. VISUAL STATEMENTS reserves the right to delete content that violates this agreement without prior notice. Deleted content may be stored by VISUAL STATEMENTS in order to comply with certain legal obligations and is not retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, VISUAL STATEMENTS encourages you to maintain your own backup of your content. In other words, VISUAL STATEMENTS is not a backup service. VISUAL STATEMENTS will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products, or the loss of any content. VISUAL STATEMENTS will not be liable for the transmission or failed transmission of any in-service messages.

10. VISUAL STATEMENTS provides its products at the interface of the operated VISUAL STATEMENTS data network for remote data connection. The software remains on the server of VISUAL STATEMENTS. VISUAL STATEMENTS is not responsible for producing and maintaining the data connection between the IT system of the user and the transfer point operated by VISUAL STATEMENTS. 

11. If a user processes personal data with a VISUAL STATEMENTS Product the user shall be held responsible for the compliance with data protection regulations. VISUAL STATEMENTS processes the data transmitted from the user only in accordance with the instructions of the user. If VISUAL STATEMENTS has reason to believe that a user’s instruction violates against data protection law provisions VISUAL STATEMENTS will inform the user immediately. The staff of VISUAL STATEMENTS is obliged to maintain data confidentiality acc. § 5 BDSG.

12. For the handling of payment transaction with its users VISUAL STATEMENTS uses the services of external service providers.

13. At any time, the user may terminate the contract at the end of each contract period. There is no notice period and the user is not obliged to provide a reason for a termination of the contract. However, the termination must be declared in written form before the end of the relevant contract period is reached. In case VISUAL STATEMENTS offers temporary contracts (e.g. for a fixed term of three months) there is no need to terminate those contracts as they do not require further notice.

 

Once a contract has been terminated all access to any VISUAL STATEMENTS Product will be blocked. The user account remains, allowing the user to re-activate his or her account. The user account can be deleted in its entirety when the user makes a specific request directly to VISUAL STATEMENTS.

VISUAL STATEMENTS reserves the right to terminate a contract within a week at the end of an on-going contract period without providing any reasons.

VISUAL STATEMENTS’s rights to an extraordinary notice of cancellation remains unaffected. Reasons for an extraordinary notice of cancellation may be if the user

  • does not completely fulfill payment to VISUAL STATEMENTS at the required date(s) at least two times, not necessarily consecutively.
  • enables third-parties to make use of VISUAL STATEMENTS services
  • violates against public morals, regulations, penal provisions or absolute rights of third parties.
  • profoundly violates against the Terms of Use.
  • does not use his or her account for a period of six months in the free version.

14. The courts for VISUAL STATEMENTS GmbH registered office shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes under and in connection with this Agreement, provided that the user is a merchant within the meaning of the German Commercial Code or if upon the commencement of legal proceedings, the user has no place of business or ordinary residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.

 

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS IN CONTENT ON VISUAL STATEMENTS

 

1. VISUAL STATEMENTS does NOT claim ANY ownership rights in the “Content” that you post on or through VISUAL STATEMENTS Products.                            

2. By actively submitting content to VISUAL STATEMENTS through our Submit-Option within our online service, you hereby grant VISUAL STATEMENTS a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, unlimited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such content, without limitation distributing part or all of the Products in any on- and offline media formats through any media channels.

4. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the content posted by you on or through the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, (ii) the posting and use of your content on or through the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products does not violate rights, including but not limited to the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person, and (iii) the posting of your content on Products does not result in a breach of contract between you and a third party. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of content you post on or through the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products.

5. The VISUAL STATEMENTS Products contain content from VISUAL STATEMENTS. VISUAL STATEMENTS content is protected by copyright, VISUAL STATEMENTS owns and retains all rights in the VISUAL STATEMENTS content (the posts) and the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products. VISUAL STATEMENTS hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to reproduce and display the VISUAL STATEMENTS content (excluding any software code) in connection with viewing the website and using the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products. If you use the free account this license applies solely to your personal use.

6. The VISUAL STATEMENTS Products contain content of users and possibly other VISUAL STATEMENTS licensors. Except as provided within this agreement, you may not copy, or sell any content appearing on or through the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products.

7. VISUAL STATEMENTS performs technical functions necessary to offer the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products, including but not limited to transcoding and/or reformatting content to allow its use throughout the VISUAL STATEMENTS Products.