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Terms of use for the Libelle UserGroup

1.) Scope of application

Libelle AG (hereinafter referred to as "Libelle AG") operates the forum "Libelle UserGroup" at https://community.libelle.com/ for its customers, partners and interested parties. The user agreement (hereinafter referred to as "User Agreement") is concluded between Libelle AG and an employee or other representative of a customer company, partner or interested party (hereinafter referred to as "User"; collectively referred to as "Contracting Parties").

Users may be all natural persons over the age of 18 who are employed by, represent or otherwise belong to a customer company, partner or interested party. Libelle AG reserves the right to refuse registration to users who do not have a recognizable legitimate interest in the Libelle UserGroup.

2.) Registration and login

  1. The use of the Libelle UserGroup is only possible with a registered profile. Within the registration process the mandatory fields are marked accordingly. Libelle AG uses a double opt-in procedure in the registration process; i.e. to the specified business e-mail address under "Create user account", the user then receives an automated message with a registration link, behind which he can complete his registration.
  2. The account will only be activated after the legitimate interest in the Libelle UserGroup has been verified. The verification and activation is done by a Libelle AG employee. A claim to registration and activation does not exist.
  3. The usage agreement between Libelle AG and the respective user concerning the complete account is only concluded after verification and activation.
  4. After registration of the account and successful verification and activation the user can complete and correct his profile information in the profile administration of the Libelle UserGroup at any time.
  5. The registration to the Libelle UserGroup takes place via the Libelle portal https://portal.libelle.com/de/. For this, e-mail address and the respective assigned password are required. The data protection regulations for the Libelle portal can be found here https://libelle.com/privacy.


3.) Functions and contents

  1. The following functions are included in the Libelle UserGroup and are available to the available to the users:
    - Creating, reading and commenting on posts,
    - Sending direct messages,
    - Receiving notices and alerts,
    - Receiving e-mail notifications about events (new post, like, comment).
    This list is not exhaustive. Libelle AG reserves the right to add, change or discontinue functions in the Libelle UserGroup at any time without prior notice or justification.
  2. Libelle AG makes the Libelle UserGroup available to the user free of charge. The user has no claim to the maintenance of the portal as a whole or of certain functions and contents.
  3. The user is responsible for establishing the connection to the Libelle UserGroup via a common web browser and bears the costs incurred by him for setting up and operating the communication facilities required for the electronic data exchange
  4. To provide the Libelle UserGroup, we use the cloud computing service Hetzner Online GmbH (hereinafter: Hetzner), Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen, Germany. The server used by them is located in Germany. The use of Hetzner is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the most reliable presentation of our website. Hetzner's privacy policy can be found at https://www.hetzner.com/legal/privacy-policy/.

4.) Rights of use

  1. By posting content, contributions, work results or other information, the user grants Libelle AG a temporally and geographically unlimited, non-exclusive, transferable and royalty-free right of use. The grant is irrevocable, in any technical form and for all known types of use and waives the assertion of moral rights. By posting content, contributions, work results or other information, the user also confirms that he/she has the necessary authorization to grant the named right of use.
  2. Contents, documents and other works, which are posted by Libelle AG in the Libelle UserGroup, are protected by copyright. Any further copying, distribution, storage, public disclosure or reproduction of the contents is prohibited, as is the removal of technical protection measures or copyright or rights notices.

5.) Term and termination

  1. The usage agreement of the Libelle UserGroup runs for an indefinite period and can be terminated by either party at any time without notice and without giving reasons. In addition and beyond that, the right of the contracting parties remains unaffected to terminate the user agreement by extraordinary termination for cause.
  2. The termination of the user agreement of the Libelle UserGroup is equal if the user deletes his account in the profile management of the Libelle portal via the corresponding function.
  3. For Libelle AG an important reason for the termination of this user agreement exists, if the user violates his obligations (see 7. Duties and liability of the user) sustainably or loses his affiliation to the respective customer, partner or interested party company - regardless of the legal reason.
  4. The user agreement ends if the user is deactivated by the company administrator of his customer, partner or interested party company. The user agreement also ends if the customer, partner or prospective customer company to which the user belongs is no longer a customer, partner or prospective customer of Libelle AG.


6.) Liability of Libelle AG

  1. In the Libelle UserGroup a variety of information is provided for the users. This information is regularly maintained and updated. Nevertheless, Libelle AG does not guarantee the correctness, completeness, accuracy or availability of this information.
  2. Libelle AG does not guarantee functionalities or the availability of the portal. The risk of data loss on the transmission path outside the domain of Libelle AG is borne exclusively by the user.
  3. Libelle AG as operator Libelle UserGroup does not check uploaded contents, contributions or other information by the users neither manually nor automatically regarding their contents. In case of indications of violations of applicable laws or this User Agreement, Libelle AG will immediately review and evaluate the respective facts and, if the violation is confirmed, take appropriate and reasonable measures to terminate the respective violation. The same applies in case of own knowledge of Libelle AG.

7.) Duties and liability of the user

  1. The user is responsible for the correctness and completeness of his personal data. The user is obligated to the truthful indication of his personal data as well as to the secrecy of his access and Login data. The use of the user account by third parties is not permitted.
  2. The user is required to cooperate in the elimination of malfunctions and other impairments of the functionalities of the Libelle UserGroup by reporting malfunctions or impairments to Libelle AG.
  3. The user is prohibited from such behavior in the Libelle UserGroup that constitutes a violation of applicable laws (in particular competition and antitrust law, intellectual property, personal rights and data protection regulations). The posting and dissemination of content that glorifies violence, is racist, insulting, anti-constitutional or pornographic is also prohibited. Furthermore, the user has to read and follow the Community Rules (see section 9 "Community Rules") of the Libelle UserGroup.
  4. The user indemnifies Libelle AG from all claims of third parties, which are due to them because of the culpable violation of their rights (in particular, but not exclusively, of intellectual property rights, personal rights or other protective rights) by the content posted by the user against Libelle AG as operator of the Libelle UserGroup. This applies to the same extent to any claims made against Libelle AG by public authorities or other public bodies on the basis of content which the user has culpably posted in violation of the provisions of these Terms of Use.
  5. The user undertakes to reimburse Libelle AG for all necessary expenses incurred by Libelle AG as a result of third parties taking action against Libelle AG for culpable infringement of their rights by content posted by the user. Such expenses are in particular the necessary costs of an appropriate legal defense.
  6. If Libelle AG as operator of the Libelle UserGroup is claimed by third parties due to possible infringement of their rights by the content posted by the user, the user agrees to support Libelle AG to the best of his ability in the defense against the claims asserted by the third party.

8.) Data protection

The data protection regulations for the Libelle UserGroup can be found here https://libelle.com/privacy.


9.) Community rules

These rules set the tone for the Libelle UserGroup (“Community”). They describe what each rule is about and attempt to nurture the discourse into a harmonic and productive style. They are the rules for our members (“Community members”) that registered on the Libelle IT Group portal and participate via uploading material, posting comments, or providing and producing content in any other way in the Libelle UserGroup. The Libelle IT Group expects its community members to read and follow the community rules.

Violations of these rules may result in the removal of material, comments, or other member content or even termination of a member’s use of and registration in the Libelle UserGroup. The moderators (“moderators”) of the Libelle UserGroup are in charge of this actions.

Be civil. The Libelle-User-Group encourages open discussions and debates. However, all communications should be respectful. Differences of opinion are okay; personal attacks are not. Comments or content that are violent, threatening, abusive, sexually explicit, obscene, offensive, hateful, derogatory, defamatory, or are racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable content will be removed and a termination of a member’s use of and registration is reviewed by the moderators.

Stay on topic. Comments, questions, and contributions should be relevant to the topic being discussed. Also keep in mind that this is not a place for unsolicited personal or commercial solicitation or advertising. Don’t start a topic in a wrong category.

Keep it structured. Markdown is preferable when you post a request but not essential.

Don’t upload or post inappropriate content. If a member uploads inappropriate, pornographic, or offensive, or otherwise objectionable content to the community, such user may be banned from the community. The moderators may also edit or entirely remove such posts.

No spam. Please make sure to submit a topic or comment on an existing topic in a reasonable way. Write whole sentences and don’t spam single words. Also don’t post the same message on many topics or discussions.

Keep it legal. Participating in, suggesting, or encouraging any illegal activity is cause for immediate removal and termination of a member’s use of and registration in the Community.

It`s your content. You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission and please remember that any comments or content you share on this site are your sole responsibility.

Respect privacy. Do not post personal or any other information that you do not want made public and respect the privacy of other members.

Let us know. Our moderators do monitor posts, but we may miss something. We encourage members to flag content which they feel violates any of the above community rules so we can review and take the appropriate action.

Terms of Service. In addition, Community members are also required to read and abide by the complete Terms of Service of Libelle IT Group.

10.) Amendments and final provisions

  1. Amendments and supplements to this User Agreement, including any ancillary agreements, must be made in writing or text form and must expressly state that they are amendments or supplements. This also applies to the waiver of this formal requirement.
  2. Libelle AG reserves the right to amend and/or supplement this User Agreement with reasonable notice. In case of amendments and/or supplements Libelle AG will send the amended version of the Terms of Use, including a list of the amendments and/or supplements, to the user at the e-mail address provided. If the user does not object in writing to the amended and/or supplemented version by the respective deadline or continues to use the Libelle UserGroup after the deadline, Libelle AG will consider this as a declaration of consent to the validity of the amended and/or supplemented version. From the effective date of the amended and/or supplemented user agreement, all previous versions lose their validity. If the user refuses his agreement to the changed and/or supplemented version, then the contractual relationship remains unchanged.

    In this case Libelle AG is entitled to terminate the user agreement with the user with immediate effect. As far as the regulations of the changed and/or supplemented user agreement are not reasonable for the user, the user is entitled to terminate the contractual relationship with immediate effect.
  3. Verbal side agreements to this user agreement do not exist. Earlier agreements between the contracting parties shall lose their validity when this user agreement becomes effective.
  4. This User Agreement shall be governed exclusively by German law.
  5. Should individual provisions be or become invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. In place of an invalid or unenforceable provision, the provision that comes closest to what the parties intended economically shall be deemed to have been agreed. The same shall apply in the event of a loophole.