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General Terms and Conditions (GTC) of InterNations GmbH (InterNations Business Solutions) for the use of the services under the sub-domain business.internations.org

Version 12 October 2018

Welcome to InterNations Business Solutions!

By accessing this website, we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use the InterNations Business Solutions website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page. This agreement shall remain valid and binding as long as the user uses the services.

1. Scope
1.1 The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “User”, “Client”, “Customer”, “Visitor”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “InterNations”, “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

 1.2  The provisions of these GTC govern the entire legal relationship between the user and InterNations and are applicable to all services provided to the user or offered on the InterNations Business Solutions website and also to all of the user’s actions, contents, or other material relating to the InterNations Business Solutions website. No conflicting terms of use or conditions of the user shall be applicable and are hereby rejected. The complete and valid GTC are available in a printable and storable form on each InterNations Website under Terms & Conditions.

1.3   The user enters into this agreement on the use of services with InterNations GmbH, Schwanthalerstraße 39, 80336 Munich, Germany. In so far as these GTC mention other users of the InterNations Websites, these GTC shall also govern the interaction between users. However, no user shall claim rights under this agreement against other users without prior consent of InterNations.

1.4   InterNations reserves the right to amend these GTC at any time insofar as these amendments are based on legitimate interests and not unreasonable for the user.

2. Services
2.1  The InterNations Business Solutions website offers:
2.2 Content related to global and international workforce, as well as expats that may be of interest, but it is not limited to global mobility, international recruitment and human resources teams.
2.3   Information about services provided by InterNations Business Solutions.
2.4  InterNations reserves the right to modify the services at any time provided such modifications are based on good reason and not unreasonable for the user.
2.5   The user understands that it is technically impossible to offer or guarantee a 100% availability of the InterNations Websites. InterNations will make reasonable efforts to keep the InterNations Websites available without unplanned interruption. However, maintenance, security or other planned actions, and/or events beyond InterNations’ reasonable control (e.g. disruptions in public communication networks, power failures), may cause temporary interruptions or other failures of the services.

3. Client obligations
 3.1  You may
 
 3.1.1  View and/or print pages from business.internations.org for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
3.1.2 Share content from business.internations.org in social networks or private groups subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
 3.2 You must not:
 
3.2.1 Republish material from business.internations.org as your own.
3.2.2 Republish material from business.internations.org with alterations.
3.2.3  Sell, rent or sub-license material from business.internations.org
3.2.4  Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from business.internations.org for commercial purposes.
3.2.5  Interfere with or disrupt the InterNations Websites, its servers, or General Terms and Conditions of InterNations GmbH networks connected to InterNations. Nor shall the user engage in acts that impair the operability of InterNations’ infrastructure, particularly those which may overload the said infrastructure;

4. User Comments
 4.1  Certain parts of this website offer the opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions, information, material and data ('Comments') in areas of the website. InterNations Business Solutions does not screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of InterNations Business Solutions, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion. To the extent permitted by applicable laws InterNations Business Solutions shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.
4.2  If the user finds contents offensive or objectionable, or a breach of the user’s or any third-party rights, or illegal in any other way, the user shall contact InterNations through the contact details made available on InterNations Business Solutions website. InterNations will investigate the complaints and violations of its policies and may take any appropriate action, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing or blocking the contents, or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions.
4.3  The user acknowledges that the InterNations Websites include and provide contents provided by third-party providers as well as links to websites of third parties (altogether third-party contents). InterNations shall not be liable for any such third-party contents, but will comply with its obligations in accordance with the German Act for Tele-media Services (“Telemediengesetz”).
4.4  InterNations Business Solutions reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
4.5  You warrant and represent that:
   
 4.5.1 You are entitled to post comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so as well as to transfer rights of use (in particular for publication, reproduction, and dissemination) to the extent necessary and required under these GTC and during the course of the contents being used on the InterNations Websites without the infringement of any third-party rights; The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party; The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy. The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
4.5.2 You hereby grant to InterNations Business Solutions a non-exclusive royalty-free license to store, process, use, reproduce, edit, combine, block, delete, disseminate, make generally available, broadcast and authorize others to store, process, use, reproduce, edit, combine, block, delete, disseminate, make generally available and broadcast any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.
 4.5.3 With respect to all contents described above, the user hereby waives the exercise of all moral rights (“Urheberpersönlichkeitsrechte”) as far as legally possible, in particular with respect to infringements through changes to the contents made by InterNations or third parties.
4.5.4 You are entitled to contact us by any means on behalf of your company or the company you work for and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so; The contact information provided does not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy.

5. Hyperlinking to our Content
 5.1  The customer may link to our home page, to publications or to other website information as long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.
5.2  Reservation of Rights 
We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our website. You agree to immediately remove all links to our website upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our website, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.
5.3  Removal of links from our website 
If you find any link on our website or any linked website objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

6. Privacy


InterNations acknowledges that any personal data provided by the user to InterNations is extremely important to the user. InterNations shall comply with all applicable legal provisions regarding data protection (German Data Protection Laws, European Data Protection Directives, and any other applicable data protection legislation). In particular, InterNations shall not provide or otherwise disclose any personal data of the user to any third party without consent, unless InterNations is required by statutory applicable law to reveal the data to third parties, in particular government or regulatory bodies, or if the transfer of data is necessary for regular business operations of InterNations Business Solutions. Details on InterNations’ handling and processing of the user’s personal data are set forth in the Privacy Policy of InterNations Business Solutions for the use of the services under the sub-domain business.internations.org (Privacy Policy) accessible on each InterNations Website under Privacy Policy.

7. Content Disclaimer 


To the best of our knowledge, all information in articles on InterNations Business Solutions websites published by InterNations Business Solutions is accurate and up-to-date at the time of publication. However, the InterNations Business Solutions Editorial Team makes no claim that the information contained in these articles is complete, nor do we give any guarantee whatsoever on the accuracy of the content. While all our articles are reviewed regularly, some of the information might have changed since the time of publication or the last review. The articles are neither legal advice in any way, nor can they replace the knowledgeable opinion of lawyers or other professionals in the various fields discussed in the articles.Please note that InterNations Business Solutions is not responsible for the accuracy of and opinions expressed in any content linked on InterNations Business Solutions Websites.

8. Content Liability


We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based on your website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your website or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal. No link(s) may appear on any page on your website or within any context containing content or materials that may infringe, or violate and advocate the infringement or other violation of any third party rights.

9. Liability of InterNations
 9.1 Subject to the provisions set out in this section, InterNations shall only be liable for any damages, irrespective of the cause of action, including tort, which (i) are caused by negligent violation of an essential contractual obligation (“Kardinalpfichtverletzung”) which have to be duly fulfilled for the achievement of the contractual purpose and on which fulfillment the user can rely on under normal circumstances, or (ii) are caused by gross negligence or willful misconduct of InterNations.
 9.2 To the extent InterNations is held liable under the preceding paragraph, InterNations’ liability shall be limited to those typical damages which InterNations could reasonably foresee at the time of execution of the agreement, based on circumstances known to InterNations at that time, provided, however, this limitation shall not apply if any damages are caused by InterNations’ gross negligence or willful misconduct.
9.3  InterNations shall not be liable for any consequential, incidental, or indirect damages unless those damages are caused by InterNations’ gross negligence or willful misconduct.
9.4  Nothing in this Section 10 shall limit InterNations’ liability for personal injury and property damage claims based on the German Product Liability Act (“Produkthaftungsgesetz”).
9.5   To the extent, the afore-mentioned Sections 9.1 through 9.4 provide for exemptions or limitations of liability of InterNations, these Sections shall also apply mutatis mutandis to the benefit of InterNations’ representatives and employees as well as its vicarious agents.

10. Indemnity 


The user shall indemnify and hold InterNations harmless and not accountable for claims for breach of third-party rights for which the user is responsible or any damage which is caused by a breach of any contractual obligations by the user. In particular, the user shall indemnify and hold InterNations guiltless and not accountable for claims by third parties resulting from any illegal acts by the user, in particular with respect to contents provided by the user infringing third-party rights or otherwise illegal contents. In so far as such infringement of rights result in court proceedings, the user shall also bear the costs incurred by InterNations as a result, in particular court and attorney costs. 

11. Methods of Communication with the User 


Unless otherwise stated in these General Terms and Conditions, the User shall submit all notices to InterNations Business Solutions and shall communicate with us through the contact form available on our website under Contact Us. InterNations Business Solutions will contact the user using the contact information provided or using contact information that is publicly available. This may include, but it is not limited to, emails and calls. In any event, any mandatory form requirements under statutory laws shall remain unaffected.

12. Miscellaneous
 12.1 If any provision of these GTC is, for any reason, invalid and/or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. The same consequence shall apply to unintended gaps within these GTC.
12.2 The place of performance (“Erfüllungsort”) under these GTC shall be InterNations’ main place of business.
12.3 Place of jurisdiction, insofar as legally admissible, shall be Munich, Germany. This shall not impair any consumer jurisdiction forum competent for a dispute.
12.4 Save as provided otherwise in this Section, these GTC and the contractual relationship shall be governed by German Law, excluding the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). If the user is a Consumer according to Section 13 German Civil Code) and has his/her usual residence or seat in a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), these GTC and the contractual relationship shall be governed by German Law, excluding both, the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the provisions of German consumer protection law.
 12.5 Unless otherwise stated, InterNations Business Solutions and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on InterNations Business Solutions. All intellectual property rights are reserved.