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General Terms of Use

General Terms of Use of exquisa.de
as of: 25th May 2018

1. Provider and scope

1.1 The website retrievable at the domain www.exquisa.de (hereinafter referred to as the "Website") as well as the services available there are provided by Karwendel-Werke Huber GmbH & Co. KG (for further details refer to Legal Notice), hereinafter referred to as "Karwendel".

1.2  Karwendel-Werke Huber GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as "Karwendel") shall provide the services offered on the website to users of the website (hereinafter referred to as "Users") solely on the basis of the General Terms of Use (hereinafter referred to as the "AGBs"). Competitions shall be subject to additional conditions of participation. In the event of contradictions, said conditions of participation shall take precedence over these AGBs.

1.3 By using the Website, the user shall thereby agree to these AGBs. In the event that the User does not agree to this, then he shall immediately terminate his use of the Website. Karwendel shall be entitled to amend and/or supplement these AGBs. Use of the Website shall be subject to the AGBs, which are in effect at the time used.

2. Contents of the Website

2.1 The Website and its contents are protected by copyright, trademark and/or other protective rights and are subject to copyright law and other protection laws (hereinafter referred to as "Property Rights"). Karwendel is the rightful holder and/or licencee of all rights to the Website as well as its contents and offers.

2.2 Apart from his normal visit to the Website, the User shall not be permitted to download and/or copy and/or otherwise reproduce contents of whatever kind – unless this is expressly allowed on the Website or in these AGBs.

2.3 Any changes or modifications to the Website or to the contents of the Website not authorised by Karwendel are prohibited.

3. Use of databases

3.1 Archives and databases (hereinafter referred to overall as the "Database"), which are generally accessible to the User on the Website (e.g. the recipe database) shall be subject to protection in accordance with the Copyright Act. On the condition of compliance with these AGBs, the User shall be granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable right of access to and use of the Database for private, non-commercial purposes. This right of use shall be limited to the entitlement to have contents of the Database displayed on the screen for the User's own non-commercial use, to save said contents on a data medium and/or print out. Any further use – particularly a commercial use – shall be expressly prohibited.

3.2 The accessibility to databases can be restricted for technical reasons, such as malfunctions due to disruptions of the data transmission network, force majeure or necessary servicing and maintenance work.

4. Reporting legal violations

If a User considers that a particular part of the Website contains a legal violation, then he can notify Karwendel of this by sending an email to the address: info@exquisa.com. Rights holders who consider that their rights have been infringed by user contents – particularly in the form of comments posted on the Website – can also notify Karwendel of this by sending an email to the address: info@exquisa.com providing the following information:

  • A description of the rights violated in the opinion of the rights holder;
  • Details of the content that infringes his rights in the opinion of the rights holder;
  • The address, telephone number and/or email address at which Karwendel can contact the rights holder.
  • A declaration by the rights holder that to the best of his knowledge and in good faith he assumes that the content subject to complaint has not been approved or legally permitted by the rights holder.

5. Ratings

The User can provide a rating for the recipes on our website. In this regard, no personal data is collected by us.

6. Liability

6.1 Karwendel shall be liable to the User without limit for damage caused by a wilful or grossly negligent violation of contractual obligations on the part of Karwendel, as well as in the event of loss of life, physical injury and damage to health.

6.2 In the event of a slightly negligent violation of obligations, whose fulfilment makes the due performance of the contract possible in the first place and compliance with which the User may regularly place particular reliance upon (essential contractual obligations), the liability of Karwendel shall be limited to foreseeable and typically occurring damage. In other respects, any liability for simple negligence shall be excluded. In accordance with the Product Liability Law, the liability of Karwendel shall remain unaffected by the aforementioned limitation.

6.3 Karwendel shall retain the defence of contributory negligence on the part of the User. The preceding liability limitations shall also apply in the event of dereliction of duty of the part of legal representatives or vicarious agents of Karwendel. Insofar as liability on the part of Karwendel is excluded due to the foregoing provisions, then this shall also apply to personal liability on the part of employees and vicarious agents of Karwendel.

6.4. Before creating links to external websites, the Data Protection Officer of Karwendel-Werke Huber GmbH & Co. KG performed a careful check of the sites and a reasonable examination of compliance on the part of the external websites with data protection laws. Links to said sites were only created if no indication for illegal or infringing content was detected. Karwendel-Werke Huber GmbH & Co. KG shall assume no liability for the contents of external websites, to which reference is made by means of links. The operators of the linked websites shall be solely responsible for the content and legal conformity of their own pages.  On receiving information of inadmissible content, Karwendel shall promptly remove the link concerned.

7. Consumer dispute settlement

7.1 Online arbitration

The European Commission has established a platform for the online settlement of disputes, which is available at: ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. Consumers have the possibility of using this platform for resolving their disputes.

7.2 Dispute arbitration

We are neither prepared nor obliged to participate in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer arbitration board in accordance with the Law on Alternative Dispute Settlement in Consumer Matters (VSBG).

8. Data protection

The handling of the personal data of the User is described in the Data Protection Declaration: --LinkToDataProtectionDeclaration-- Insofar as the services desired by the User from Karwendel require consent from the User for data protection reasons, the User shall receive the possibility of granting as well as revoking a corresponding consent.

9. Other provisions

9.1 The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall be applicable to these AGBs as well as the all legal relationships between the User and Karwendel.

9.2 In the event that individual provisions in these AGBs are (or become) invalid or incomplete, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected thereof.

9.3 If the User is a merchant within the meaning of the German Commercial Code (HGB), then – insofar as this is permissible in accordance with § 40 Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO) – Munich shall be the sole place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising between the User and Karwendel from the use of this website.