Terms Of Use

  1. Site policy

    Site policy and terms of use for registered users of the internet forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V.


    § 1 Purview and scope of application

    (1) The following terms, clauses and provisions apply to the use of the internet forum (hereinafter referred to as "forum") of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V.

    (2) Also being considered as valid are the regulations of the privacy policy and data protection declaration.


    § 2 Earmarking and specific purpose

    (1) The forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. (hereinafter referred to as "registered society") ist earmarked and for a specific purpose.

    (2) The forum serves and is conducive to this above-mentioned purpose as a communication platform and an exchange of information and experience between users on office technology, computer technology and computer engineering as well as software and computer games, which are commonly being considered as outdated, obsolete and antiquated according to the popular opinion.


    § 3 Online registration

    (1) Prerequisite for the active usage of the forum is the online registration via the corresponding online registration form. Concerning this, the specification of a valid e-mail address is required. The activation of the online registration will be effected by a confirmation weblink, which will be sent by e-mail to the given e-mail address.

    (2) There is no legal claim for attendance and participation in the forum. It is understood that the virtual, domain-related, domiciliary rights of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. are valid in an unrestricted and unconditional manner.

    (3) The personal access to the forum is not transferable. The personal access has to be protected against misuse, malpractice and the access by unauthorized persons and third parties.

    (4) The usage of legally protected terms and words as a user name ("nickname"), user icon ("avatar") and/or user appellation are not permitted.

    (5) In case of alterations of the e-mail address of the user, the registered society has to be notified in written form.

    (6) It is understood that a natural person only is being admitted to the online registration.

    (7) A minimum age of 16 years is necessary for an admissible online registration. Children under 16 years are permitted to register online only if they provide and submit a permit in written form signed by each parent or legal guardian respectively.

    (8) The current version of the "Site policy and terms of use for registered users of the internet forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V." has to be accepted in the course of online registration.


    § 4 Duties and obligations of the user

    (1) The user shall not announce and make public any contents, posts and/or contributions in any form, which are offending against the rules of this forum, against good morals or against the current law.

    (2) In particular it is prohibited

    - to announce and make public any contents, posts and/or contributions in any form, which are knowingly not true,

    - to announce and make public any contents, posts and/or contributions in any form, the announcement and publication of which constitutes a criminal, administrative or regulatory offence. Immediately after announcement and publication, the afore-mentioned criminal contents, posts and/or contributions are going to be reported to the investigation authorities and also the access to this forum is going to be blocked,

    - to foward any kind of advertising without permission of the registered society,

    - to make use of contents, posts and/or contributions in any form and in an unauthorised manner, which are protected by copyright law and/or trademark law,

    - to start similar threads and/or to post twice or multiple times within the forum (so-called "double posting"),

    - to make statements and/or remarks, to announce and make public any contents, posts and/or contributions in any form, which could be regarded as unpolite, unfriendly, abusive, racist, sexist, discriminatory or pornographic,

    - any contents, posts and/or contributions in any form regarding political and/or religious topics are generally unwanted, especially when holding extreme point of views.

    (3) The announcement and publication of any contents, posts and/or contributions in any form, which are regarded as personal data and/or personally identifiable information, is forbidden.

    (4) The announcement and publication of e-mails, letters and/or private messages (in whole or in part) as well as personal data and/or personally identifiable information, which cannot be subsumed under § 4 (3), is not permitted without the explicit consent of the author

    (5) The instigation of criminal, administrative or regulatory offences and/or the instigation of an infringement of a trademark and/or the instigation of an infringement of a copyright, e.g. the request for uploading and publication of contents protected by copyright, is strictly forbidden.

    (6) General provisions and rules for the forum use:

    - before announcing and making public any contents, posts and/or contributions in any form, these shall be spell-checked and grammatically checked

    - when starting a new thread, a meaningful subject heading shall be assigned and an a matching subfolder within the forum shall be chosen

    - it is mandatory to provide photos and pictures relating to any contents, posts and/or contributions in any form as a file attachment. The external linking of photos and pictures is not permitted. This rule applies to and holds true for any external filehoster respectively, where photos and pictures are being linked externally.


    § 5 Penalties

    (1) In case of breach of this site policy and terms of use, especially the rules mentioned in § 3, § 4 and § 9, the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V., represented by the board members, and also the administrators and moderators of this forum are reserving the right to to take action against the registered user -as follows:

    - cancellation or alteration of the contents, posts and/or contributions in question,

    - temporary or unlimited blocking of the access of the registered user in question to this forum,

    - cancellation of the access of the registered user in question to this forum and also ban the registered user from the (virtual) house as to the forum for an indefinite period of time,

    - other penalties relating to the access to features of the forum and other online services of the registered society.

    (2) The use of this forum is independent and irrespective of a membership of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V.. Accordingly, all the afore-mentioned penalties can equally be imposed on members of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V..

    (3) The penalties decided by the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. are based upon the seriousness of the breach.

    (4) Each member of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. is entitled to appeal to the arbitration tribunal of the registered society.


    § 6 Transfer of usage rights

    (1) Provided that authors of any topics and/or any contents, posts and/or contributions in any form provide no information and details, these topics and/or contents, posts and/or contributions will be regarded as being made public under the Creative Commons License (version dated from 07.11.2017) "Namensnennung - Nicht-kommerziell - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen (CC BY-NC-SA)".

    (2) It is being referred to § 2, § 3 and § 4. In case the author specifies other information and details to the use of his/her topics and/or contents, posts and/or contributions, by way of making public, the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. is being entitled to have each of these topics and/or contents, posts and/or contributions permanently available within the forum.

    § 7 Limitation of liability

    (1) The Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. assumes no responsibility or warranty for any contents, posts and/or contributions being announced and made public within the forum, particularly with regard to its veracity, accuracy, correctness, completeness and/or up-to-dateness.

    (2) The Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. warrants no uninterrupted use of the forum and its features.

    (3) The Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. is entitled to add or remove features at will and at its own discretion as well as to interrupt the use and/or operation of the forum in a temporary, permanent or final manner. Legal claims and other claims as well as liability are excluded, in the case of interruption of operation, termination or alteration of the features of the forum.

    (4) Contents, posts and/or contributions of the registered user could be found, captured and collected by search engines and, by implication, become accessible worldwide, too. Legal claims or other claims against the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. to deletion and correction of such search engine entries are excluded.


    § 8 Miscellaneous

    (1) The registered user is entitled to lodge an appeal against the current version of the site policy and terms of use in written form and at any time. As a consequence, the user account of the registered user and the access of the registered user to the forum will be immediately deleted after that. In case of alterations of the current version of the site policy and terms of use, it is being referred to § 11.

    (2) The Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. is entitled to delete the user account of the registered user and the access of the registered user to the forum, if this registered user should be inactive for at least 12 months and this registered user is no member of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V.

    (3) In case of variations of the German version of the "Site policy and terms of use for registered users of the internet forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V." from the English version of the "Site policy and terms of use for registered users of the internet forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V." or in cases of doubt, the German version of the "Site policy and terms of use for registered users of the internet forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V." is valid.


    § 9 Trading within the forum & market place

    (1) The trading within the forum is limited to items and objects of the subject matter "retro computing".

    (2) In case of offers for sale, the quotation of price is mandatory.

    (3) The author of a topic is urged and requested to tag settled topics with the aid of the button "topic settled" as such.

    (4) The "Laberecke" serves as a possible discussion forum.

    (5) The Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. points to the fact that within the market place the private trading between registered users of the Forum is being facilitated (in the sense of newspaper advertising), for which the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. is not accountable. Proven misuse of a registered user entails the immediate expulsion of this registered user from the forum.


    § 10 Severability clause


    (1) If a term, clause and/or provision of this site policy and terms of use is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that shall not affect: 1.the validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of this site policy and terms of use; or 2. the validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any other provision of this site policy and terms of use.

    (2) If the "Site policy and terms of use for registered users of the internet forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V." is gappy, thus the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. and the registered users shall agree with each other that the other terms, clauses and provisions of this "Site policy and terms of use for registered users of the internet forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V." will remain unaffected and valid.

    (3) In either case, the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V. and the registered users - with due regard and according to the principles of good faith - agree upon replacing the illegal, invalid or unenforceable term, clause and/or provision with - and in place of - a legal, valid or enforceable term, clause and/or provision, which comes as close as possible to the sense and purpose of the illegal, invalid or unenforceable term, clause and/or provision and from which is believed that it was agreed upon at the time of acceptance of the "Site policy and terms of use for registered users of the internet forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V.", if the illegality, invalidity or a term, clause and/or provision of this site policy and terms of use being unenforceable had been known or forseen. The same will be valid, if this "Site policy and terms of use for registered users of the internet forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V." has a gap.


    § 11 Revision and updates

    (1) The current version of the "Site policy and terms of use for registered users of the internet forum of the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V." will be revised annually. If the occasion calls, it may also be revised in the course of the year. Alterations may be made without giving a reason.

    (2) The revision of the current version will be initiated by the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V., represented by the board members. Altered versions will be released by the Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V., represented by the board members, and the altered version becomes valid by making it public. In case of alterations, the acceptance of the registered user is necessary for continuous access to the forum. The registered user is going to be prompted by the registered society to accept the altered version of the site policy and terms of use.

    (3) This current version of the site policy and terms of use remains effective until an updated version becomes effective.

    Effective: 15.11.2018, Verein zum Erhalt klassischer Computer e.V.