The following general terms and conditions of business and use apply to all of academics GmbH’s portals and services.
Via its portals and services, academics GmbH provides access to current information and numerous additional services, such as job vacancies, advice, videos etc. These services are free-of-charge to you. Various services which we provide for you on our portal can only be used if you register with us, which is free-of-charge. In addition to this, we also offer various chargeable services.
I. General Terms and Conditions of Use
Please bear in mind that the content published on the portals of academics GmbH is subject to German copyright protection and may only be duplicated by you or used elsewhere if this is permitted by the rights holder in an individual case, or is allowed under statutory copyright laws. The contents on the portals of academics GmbH is not subject to any creative common licence unless this is expressly stated.
Please also bear in mind that the labels (trademarks, business names, titles of magazines and rubrics) of academics GmbH are protected under the German Trademarks Act (Markengesetz).
The prerequisite for seamless use of the content that is provided by academics GmbH is that you possess access to electronic media which corresponds to the respective current technical standards.
academics GmbH will endeavour to always keep its service accessible, however it cannot assume any liability in this respect. No claim to constant availability exists. academics GmbH reserves the right to end or restrict its services or parts of its services, at any time.
Liability for damage to hardware or software will only be assumed by academics GmbH in case of intent or gross negligence or in case of the breach of cardinal obligations. The liability shall be limited to such losses as are reasonably foreseeable in case of private use by the user under the contract.
academics GmbH does not provide any legal guarantee in relation to the correctness, completeness or currency of the information which is provided. Please note that content created by third parties (for example job adverts) are shown in the portals and services of academics GmbH. As a rule, this content cannot be checked for correctness and lawfulness by academics GmbH. In particular, academics GmbH is not claiming such content as its own. Should you become aware of unlawful entries by third parties, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
II. General terms and conditions of business
On our Internet sites, we also offer chargeable services, for example the so-called “application documents check”.
When booking services which are offered, the following general terms and conditions of business shall apply exclusively. Conflicting terms and conditions of business or those which deviate from our terms and conditions of business shall not be recognised by us, unless we have expressly agreed in writing to their applicability.
1. Conclusion of the contract
The offers on the Internet represent a non-binding invitation to you. Only when you click on the order button are you submitting a binding offer to conclude a service contract. The statements in our offers are non-binding and subject to confirmation. Acceptance of the offer by us takes place by means of an email with a confirmation letter. When this email is received, the contract concerning the service selected by you will come into effect.
2. Notice concerning right of revocation
Should you conclude the contract as a consumer, you are entitled to the following statutory right of revocation:
Right of revocation
You have the right to revoke this contract within 14 days, without the giving of reasons. The deadline for revocation is 14 days from the date of conclusion of the contract.
In order to exercise your right of revocation you must inform us (name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address) by means of a clear declaration (for example, letter sent by post, fax or email) of your decision to revoke this contract. You can use the attached sample revocation form, however this is not mandatory.
In order to comply with the deadline for revocation, it suffices for you to send the notification concerning the exercising of the right of revocation, prior to the expiry of the deadline.
Consequences of revocation
Should you revoke this contract, we must immediately and at the latest within 14 days of the date on which we received the notification concerning your revocation of this contract, refund all payments which we have received from you, including the delivery costs (with the exception of the additional costs incurred due to you having selected a different form of delivery than the standard and cheapest version offered by us). For this refund, we shall use the same payment method that you used during the original transaction, unless expressly agreed otherwise with you; under no circumstances will you be charged any fee in connection with this refund.
Should you have requested that the services be commenced during the period where revocation is possible, you must pay us a reasonable sum which corresponds to the share of the services provided up until the time where you notify us of the exercising of your right of revocation of this contract compared to the total scope of the services to be provided under the agreement.
Sample revocation form
Should you wish to revoke the contract, please fill in and return this form:
To academics GmbH, Speersort 1, D-20095 Hamburg
I / we (*) hereby revoke the contract relating to the provision of the following service (*) concluded by myself / ourselves
Ordered on (*) / received on (*)
Name of the consumer(s)
Address of the consumer(s)
Signature of the consumer(s) - only in case of paper notification
3. Payment methods
All prices include value added tax unless expressly stated otherwise. Payments are due 14 days following receipt of the invoice. Please state your customer and invoice number on the bank transfer. You are only permitted to set off if your claim is undisputed or has been recognised by a court. Should you default on payment, we are entitled to charge default interests to the amount of five percentage points above the European Central Bank official base rate. Default commences two weeks after receipt of the invoice.
We incur liability for culpably caused losses in case of breach of principal contractual obligations. We exclude liability for simply negligent breaches of obligations, unless these relate to essential contractual obligations, losses connected to injury to life, body or health or to guarantees or claims under the German Product Liability Act (Produkthaftungsgesetz). The same applies to breaches of obligations by our vicarious agents and legal representatives.
5. Data protection and security
We value your trust and apply the highest degree of care in protecting your personal data against unauthorised access. The same applies to the updating of your saved data records and to the maintenance and management of your customer account with us. Your order, personal data and payment transaction information is protected by technical security systems and additional authorisation procedures. The data necessary in order to perform the transaction is saved and then passed on to associated companies in the course of the procedure. For the purposes of creditworthiness checks and taking your protectable interests under the statutory data protection provisions into account, we only carry out an exchange of information with authorised and approved service providers. Please also note the data protection notice on the website.
6. Contractual amendments
We reserve the right to alter our terms and conditions of use for services in the area of digital products in the future. The altered terms and conditions of use will start to apply in relation to you, unless you expressly object to the change within a deadline of one month. We are obliged to inform you of the alteration at the time the deadline starts to run and the possible consequences of your behaviour.
7. Other provisions
In addition to these general terms and conditions of use, the law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply, to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention governing the International Sale of Goods. The place of performance shall be Hamburg, Germany. The sole contractual language shall be either German or English.
Should any individual provisions of these terms and conditions of use be ineffective, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining clauses. Invalid provisions shall be replaced by such valid clauses which come closest to the intended meaning of the invalid provision. The same shall apply should the contract contain any loopholes which need to be filled.
Should the user be a merchant or should its permanent whereabouts be located abroad, Hamburg is hereby agreed as the exclusive place of jurisdiction.