Terms and Conditions of Biz4d
(Version: Feb. 2011)
Biz4d, owned by Eleonore Wall, Alte Mainzer Gasse 51, Frankfurt, Germany operates under the URL www.biz4d.com. Its purpose is to match mentees with mentors.
The platform is accessible only to registered Users and allows for
A mentoring contract will be entered into only between the mentor and the mentee, whereas Biz4d merely acts as an intermediary. The use of the platform shall be governed by these terms & conditions of use; further rights and obligations might derive from separate agreements with Biz4d, if any, for example for the consulting and support services in the field of support during the mentoring process.
I. Scope of application, amendments
These terms & conditions for the use of the platform www.biz4d.com shall exclusively apply to all Users. Any terms and conditions of Users diverging from or opposed to these terms & conditions of use shall not apply unless approved in writing by Biz4d in the particular case.
Biz4d reserves the right to amend these terms & conditions of use at any time without stating any reasons. In the case of an amendment, a publication or notification will be placed on the platform.
II. Contents, availability of the platform
All contents of the platform www.biz4d.com are based solely on the information provided by the suppliers and are not reviewed by Biz4d. Biz4d does not adopt the contents as its own. Biz4d assumes no warranty or guarantee, whether expressly or tacitly, for the correctness or accuracy, up-to-dateness or completeness of the contents and shall not be held liable for any resulting losses or disadvantages.
Biz4d shall have the right to modify, complement or remove any and all sections of the platform at its sole discretion.
The platform can be used only in connection with the latest state of the art equipment. Technical disruptions of the power supply and/or transmission network, hardware/software failures, shortages in capacity, security- or service-related interruptions may restrict the availability of the platform. Biz4d offers no warranty and assumes no liability for that the platform is at all times fully usable.
Only persons (legal and natural persons) who are businesses within the meaning of the German Civil Code, i.e. who act in their commercial or independent professional activity, are eligible for registration. Individuals are excluded. There exists no claim to be accepted for registration.
User has to complete a web form in order to register. User shall fully and accurately provide the data requested on the form. Information that is marked mandatory must be provided.
User shall truthfully provide the data required for the registration. Biz4d reserves the right to bar Users whose data are incomplete or obviously wrong, as well as Users who have registered by circumventing the form by technical means. If the data requested change after registration, User shall be obliged to notify any such changes without delay.
The consent to the aforesaid use of User's personal data, where required, shall be issued separately. Without such consent, where required, the registration is deemed incomplete and will thus be refused.
User name, password
The User name and the password are not transferable to third parties. In particular, Users are requested to change their password at regular intervals so as to minimize the risk of unauthorized third party access.
When registering with the platform, User may, after having filled in the form, correct the data entered, where necessary, before submitting the application to Biz4d for registration by clicking the button “Submitt”
Biz4d will examine the application for registration. If the outcome is positive, User will receive an e-mail informing User of the relevant User rights.
Simultaneously, the account will be activated, allowing User to immediately use the platform. Transmission of the access data is deemed the acceptance of the application for registration.
IV. Scope of the rights of use
Biz4d offers registered Users the use of the platform created and managed by Biz4d.
The scope of the rights of use is set out in the contracts concluded by Biz4d and the authorized Users and/or their businesses. These contracts shall determine the relevant access level and related rights of use.
Subject to the contracts made, Biz4d reserves the right to amend the model as well as the conditions at any time.
V. Term of use / Termination
Access to the platform is limited to the period payment has beed made for. The access period can be prolonged by respective payment.
Irrespective of the above, Biz4d may at any time terminate the right of use by extraordinary notice for cause. There is no claim to any refund of paid fees. In particular but without limitation, cause for extraordinary termination is given if
User uses the platform to undertake any business which is contrary to any laws or honest practices, or if the use as such is contrary to any laws or honest practices, or
User breaches these terms & conditions of use (with provable intent and/or gross negligence), or
User has provided incorrect information in the registration, or
User proves to be unreliable in fulfilling the business deal closed via the online platform and/or Biz4d obtains knowledge of any repeated, culpable breaches of contract in connection with the business deals initiated via the online platform, or
User, will fully or by gross negligence, transmits incorrect data to Biz4d to be placed on the platform.
User trades of non-original goods, or goods with no legal background. (Originality and legality of the goods shall be accompanied by supporting documentation to prove)
VI. Conclusion of contracts between Users
Biz4d is involved only as an intermediary in the conclusion of any contracts facilitated by the platform.
Therefore, the agreement on the relevant terms of contract as well as the implementation and settlement of any contract is solely the responsibility of the Users, whose supply and demand are brought together through the platform. In particular, Biz4d assumes no obligation to see to or be liable for the delivery or acceptance of any goods or services, or for that consideration which is made for same.
VII. Obligations of User, rights in databases, other rights
User shall be obliged to use the platform made available by Biz4d only for the designated purposes and to refrain from any other, improper use of the platform. In particular but without limitation, it is question of improper use if
the purpose of the use are business dealings which are contrary to any laws or honest practices, or
the use as such is contrary to any laws or honest practices, or
the use includes, qualifies as or supports any unfair business practices.
user of the platform uses it for purposes in the competition to this platform or could stand.
User shall notify Biz4d without delay of any unfair business practices applied by other Users, which User becomes aware of in connection with the use of the platform and/or the performance of a contract and/or otherwise.
If User acquires any rights (such as copyrights etc.) by a placement on the platform, he shall waive his share in the rights of exploitation, especially the assertion of claims within the meaning of Sec. 87 a et seq. UrhG (German Copyright Act).
The copyright as well as any other rights in any information published on the platform and its get-up are protected by law and are fully reserved. Any copying, dissemination, exhibition, representation or other use of the platform or its contents is prohibited unless its purpose is the personal use of the platform in conformity with the contract and designated purpose.
Upon acceptance of the registration by Biz4d in accordance with these terms & conditions, User shall be entitled to use the platform in the ordinary course of business within the limits established by Sec. 87 a et seq. UrhG.
The marking rights and trademarks placed on and/or used for the platform are subject to statutory protection. They may not be modified or used or otherwise utilized without the appropriate approval. This applies also to indications towards any such rights.
VIII. Links and other third party contents
Where the website references other websites or includes links to other websites operated by third parties, Biz4d shall not be held responsible for the contents of these third party websites, unless Biz4d is aware of the contents and it is technically feasible and reasonably practicable to prevent the use of the links in the event of any illegal contents. The contents of the sites operated by third parties qualify as third party contents which Biz4d expressly does not adopt as its own and on which Biz4d has no influence. In general, no liability is assumed for any such third party contents.
Biz4d shall only be liable for intent and gross negligence as well as for breaches of an essential contractual obligation (major obligation). If a major obligation is breached by slight negligence, the liability of Biz4d shall be limited to damage foreseeable at the time of conclusion of the contract and typical for the contract. Biz4d shall not be liable for breaches by slight negligence of any accessory obligations, which are not major obligations. Biz4d shall be liable for cases of initial impossibility of performance only if Biz4d was aware, or not aware due to gross negligence, of the circumstance preventing performance, unless it is question of a major obligation.
The above exclusions of liability shall not apply in the case of fraudulent concealment of defects, or if a warranty as to quality has been assumed, to liability based on the Product Liability Act, or in the case of personal injuries (life, limb, health). This shall not entail a change of the burden of proof to User's disadvantage.
Where the liability of Biz4d is excluded or limited, such exclusion or limitation also applies to the personal liability of the staff, employees, representatives and vicarious agents of Biz4d.
With the exception of claims based on tortuous acts, claims for damages of User, for which liability is limited under this clause, become statute-barred one year after the beginning of the statutory limitation period.
User undertakes to indemnify Biz4d in the internal relationship on first request from and against any and all claims of third parties, on whichever legal grounds, which are based on unlawful acts of User or faulty contents of the information provided by User. In particular, this applies to claims based on copyright infringements, data protection violations, trademark infringements and acts of unfair competition.
X. Data protection
Biz4d shall comply with the provisions of data protection of the BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act) and the TDDSG (German Teleservices Data Protection Act) in the collection, exploitation and transfer of personal data:
The statutory requirements
The User data are processed in accordance with the requirements of teleservices data protection. Accordingly, Biz4d has the right to use personal data for the purpose of processing, provided this is required to establish, devise the contents of, or amend a contract (master data) and to render and, if applicable, bill the services (use data). Use data will be processed and used after the end of a use of the platform only to the extent required for billing, if applicable (billing data), this includes the transfer of the data to third parties, where required to determine the remuneration and to bill a use.
For the event that Users request individual proof of the use of specific offers subject to a charge, billing data, if any, will be stored for a maximum period of six months after the posting of the bill, unless objections are raised against a bill or payments remain outstanding.
Unless objected to by the Users, Biz4d is allowed for purposes of advertising, market research and for the customized design of its services, to draw up use profiles using pseudonyms for the Users. Any objections in this respect shall be addressed directly to info@Biz4d.net.
Data protection at Biz4d
i. Data processing
When Users apply for registration, their name, address and payment details are requested. These data will be used for the following purposes:
rendering and billing of services;
information about products and services, or about those of other companies; Users who do not wish to receive such information are asked to contact the service desk (info@Biz4d.net);
transfer of data to third parties as required by the law.
Cookies may be used on the platform which the browser will store on the User's computer. Cookies will be used to store information (including, for example, the settings of a PC) to facilitate future visits to the platform. This information includes neither names nor addresses nor any other personal data. The browser of the platform can be set up so no cookies are accepted when the platform is visited. Should User opt against cookies, however, User may not be able to make use of all the possibilities offered by the platform or be denied access to certain parts of the platform.
iii. Transfer of data to non-EU countries
For technical and operational reasons, it may be required to transfer User data to (the servers of) companies cooperating or affiliated with Biz4d, which are situated in Europe or other countries outside Europe, and whose data protection requirements may not offer the same level of protection as in the European Union. However, Biz4d shall at all times take the appropriate measures to ensure optimum protection of the data.
iv. Viewing and correction of data
If User would like to view the data Biz4d has stored about User, or amend any User data, he is requested to contact the service desk (info@Biz4d.net).
This data protection statement remains subject to amendment. Amendments, if any, will be publicized on the platform.
The use of the platform shall be governed exclusively by the laws of Germany with the exclusion of the UN Sales Convention.
Provided User is a merchant or a person not domiciled in Germany, the place of jurisdiction shall be the domicile of Biz4d; however, Biz4d shall have the right to sue User at any other legally admissible place of jurisdiction.
If any of the above provisions of these terms & conditions are held to be or become, wholly or partially, invalid, nothing in this shall prejudice the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid provision shall be replaced by a valid provision which accomplishes, to the best possible extent, the recognizable economic purpose of the invalid provision. The same applies in the case of any regulatory gaps in these terms & conditions.