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1. Content and Availability of the Online Services
MERCATUS reserves the right to modify, extend or reduce the services on offer at any time and to decide on their technical availability.
2. Disclaimer of Warranties
The services are provided free of charge on an "as is", "where is" and "as available" basis. MERCATUS disclaims all express or implied conditions, representations and warranties of any kind, including any implied warranty or condition of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. MERCATUS makes no representations, warranties, conditions or guarantees as to the quality, suitability, truth, accuracy or completeness of any of the services contained on MERCATUS' web sites.
3. Limitation of Liability
With regard to services provided free of charge, MERCATUS is not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential, damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, data, electronically transmitted orders, or other economic advantage, arising (i) out of or related to the use of or the inability to use the services, or (ii) any other matter relating to the services, including content you may download, use, modify or distribute from MERCATUS' web sites. This limitation shall not limit liability for damages caused by intent or gross negligence, for death, personal injury or damage to health, or in respect of which the product liability act provides for mandatory liability.
4. References and Links
4.1 MERCATUS is responsible for "its own information" contained on the sites, www.MERCATUS.de , in accordance with the general law. Such information must be distinguished from cross-references ("Links") to information made available by other providers. By way of the cross references, MERCATUS makes "outside information" available for use. We shall only be responsible for the content of such outside information where we have positive knowledge of it (i.e. and of unlawful or criminal content) and it is technically possible and reasonable for us to prevent its use.
4.2 Although, when the links were first established, Vitra checked the outside information to ascertain whether it could give rise to possible civil or criminal liability, MERCATUS has no influence whatsoever on the current or future arrangement, content or authorship of the linked sites. We are not under any duty to make continual checks for changes in the content of sites, referred to in our own information, which could establish new liability. Only when we discover, or are informed by another party, that information contained in a site, to which we have provided a link, gives rise to civil or criminal liability, shall we remove the reference to the said site, provided it is technically possible and reasonable for us to do so.
5. Copyright and Identification
5.1 Everything on MERCATUS' websites is copyrighted. Duplication or use of this material is not permitted without the express consent of the author.
5.2 In all publications, MERCATUS endeavours to comply with the copyrights attaching to the graphics, audio material, video sequences and texts; to make use of graphics, audio material, video sequences and texts which it has prepared itself or to have recourse to unlicensed graphics, audio material, video sequences and texts. All brand names and trade marks referred to on the internet site, and possibly protected by third parties, shall be subject without limitation to the provisions of the labelling and ownership rights of the registered owner as applicable at the time. It cannot be assumed, merely because they are mentioned, that brand names are not protected by third party rights!
6. Data Protection and Consent
6.1 MERCATUS obtains, processes or uses data, in all countries, in accordance with the applicable statutory provisions of the European Union. In detail, this means: personal data, data for statistical purposes and data for advertising purposes.
6.2 At the site www.MERCATUS.de , the following data is obtained and stored as soon as you set up a customer access account:
6.2.1 Personal Data: Date of receipt, Surname, First name, Company, E-mail, Telephone, Fax, Street & No, Postcode/Town, Country.
6.2.2 Technical information: IP-address, Browser type.
6.3.3 The server on which www.MERCATUS.de are located, sends you temporary files (so-called Cookies) which are stored on your computer but which lose their validity when you leave the site. The information in these Cookies serves solely to check that a user is already registered when he logs on.
6.4 Our staff are bound by a duty of data protection and confidentiality. The collection of personal data via our website is subject to your consent. You decide whether to disclose this data to us e.g. on registration or enquiry. You are permitted to use and pay for all the services on offer - insofar as it is technically possible and reasonable - without disclosing such data or by using anonymous data or a pseudonym.
6.5 You have the right to request information about the data, which we have stored about you, at any time, as well as its origin and recipients. You may withdraw consent to use your data for advertising purposes, at any time and without stating the reasons. At the website www.www.MERCATUS.de, you may also, as a registered user, modify, complete or delete your data at any time.
6.6 The data is used world wide, and by our subsidiaries, for enquiries, order processing, or to improve service and products. Our staff are bound by a duty of data protection and confidentiality.
6.7 Data is only sent to third parties outside the MERCATUS Group with your express consent, unless such transmission is justified under national or European legislation.
6.8 By using our website you give your consent to the storage and use of information as described herein.
7. Choice of Law
8. Jurisdiction and Venue
The place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement is the principal office of MERCATUS Rickers & Timmermann GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. However, MERCATUS is free to initiate legal action at its own discretion at the jurisdiction of Your place of business or to apply to a court of arbitration.
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