Business Terms and Conditions
These General Business Terms and Conditions shall apply for all
services rendered by i-relations GmbH in the services of TMsearcher24,
IPRGuard and Researcher24 (hereafter, "Rs24"). Orders
and purchases may be processed upon the Internet pages of TMsearcher24
exclusively through the Shop-System of Researcher24, which is available
in English and German. Deviations from this may become a contractual
component only through express written agreement.
All services utilized by the Customer shall be calculated upon
the basis of the current price list of Rs24 and in accordance with
the current performance specifications that are available on the
Internet. All prices are understood to include the statutory VAT.
The Rs24 promotion codes (vouchers) have a time-related and/or
product-related validity that is stated upon delivery of the voucher.
There are no cash payments made for a voucher. A voucher can be
used exclusively with a completed order made to Researcher24.
The ordering shall be made electronically through the Internet
web site of Researcher24.de, by fax or e-mail. At the same time,
any transmission errors shall be the responsibility of the Principal.
Rs24 shall reserve the right to reject orders.
The contractual partner is that legal entity which awards the
contract. Awarding the contract in the name of third parties is
permissible only with express power of representation. The obligation
of the direct Principal to pay the invoiced amount shall remain
unaffected by the invoicing in the name of third parties.
For its services, Rs24 shall avail itself of databases that are
considered to be reliable. For data supplied by third parties, no
guarantee shall be assumed regarding completeness, updating and
accuracy. Rs24 shall likewise make no assurances or guarantees that
the use of its products and services will be able to achieve certain
Processing times for the services offered are based upon the respective
product specifications and are similar to stated approximate values.
In the event of instances of force majeure or operational disruptions
for which Rs24 is not directly responsible, the processing time
shall be extended. For consequences that are derived from such delayed
processing time, Rs24 shall assume no liability.
With respect to the similarity product level (similarity search),
the Principal shall be obliged to examine whether the search terms
used were selected properly and comprehensively. In the event that
Principals, upon the basis of the data for the search that has been
carried out, are of the opinion that the search is to be extended,
Rs24 shall affect this for the Principal with no additional costs
and transmit the additional search results by e-mail or telephone.
In the event that the Principal fails to carry out the impending
examination and make immediate notification, the Principal shall
indemnify Rs24 in this respect from any further performance and
any possible liability derived from the non-extension of the search.
For the IPRGsc products that Rs24 provides, sources such as particularly
the Internet are resorted to which have no permanent state and are
subject to constant change. In this respect, no guarantee can be
made regarding the completeness, updating and correctness in the
IPRGsc statements. Likewise, IPRGsc shall make no assurances or
guarantees that, through the use of its products and services, certain
results can be achieved.
Furthermore, damage compensation claims due to the impossibility
of the performance, breach of an obligation, negligence in the conclusion
of the agreement and tortious acts, both against Rs24 as well as
with respect to their vicarious agents shall be excluded, provided
that no intentional wrongdoing or gross negligence has taken place.
For all other non-excluded claims from this agreement, the service
provider shall be liable only for intentional wrongdoing or gross
negligence up to a maximum amount of five times the fee to be paid
for the order. Provided that contract work law does not specify
a shorter statute of limitations, damage compensation claims of
the Principal shall become statute-barred six months after the completion
of the order.
Rs24 shall not be liable for information transmitted by third parties
and certainly neither for its completeness, correctness or updating
nor that it is not subject to third-party claims or that the transmitter
of the information has handled illegally by transmitting the information.
For failures in the distribution network of the Internet as well
as server and software problems of third parties, Rs24 shall not
be responsible and not liable. The performances of Rs24 shall be
rendered in such a manner as they are available currently, without
any express or implicit assurances being given, particularly regarding
the existence of copyrights or other rights, the usefulness or suitability
for a certain purpose.
The provision and transmission of search results shall take place
at the risk of the Principal. The supplied search results shall
remain the property of i-relations GmbH until the payment in full
by the Principal. All copyrights shall be reserved. All services
are intended only for the Customer's own use or, in the event of
information transmission, for its Principal's own use. Any copyright,
dissemination and reprinting for any other commercial use is prohibited.
In accordance with § 33 of the German Data Protection Act,
Rs24 points out that it saves, uses and processes personal data
in the execution of the agreement. If Rs24 commissions third parties
for the rendering of the services offered, Rs24 shall be entitled
to disclose the customer data if this is required for the operational
security. The Principal hereby declares that it is in agreement.
Rs24 does not offer any legal advice.
German law shall apply.
Lüneburg, Germany, has been agreed upon as the legal venue.
Data Protection Statement:
Data which are collected through this Web presence are subject
to the regulations stated by the German Data Protection Act (Datenschutzgesetz
BDSG) and the German Telecommunication Data Protection Act (Gesetz
über den Datenschutz bei Telediensten TDDSG).
Collection, processing and use of your personal data will always
be in compliance with the strict German data protection laws. i-relations
and her trade and service partners shall use collected data only
if required for the sake of business and in the course of business
relationship, and only if permitted by law and consented by you.
i-relations needs your name, address, delivery address and payment
details for the handling of your orders. Depending on the transaction,
it may be required to share those data with i-relations' trade and
service partners (e.g. for shipment of ordered goods).
Personal data shall be collected only with your consent, (by checking
a checkbox) in the course of registration as user or customer. On
informal request, you will receive information - free of charge
- about any of your personal data in our database, likewise, you
may informally apply for the deletion of your data at any time.
If you will want to gather information, please feel free to contact
If you decide to make use of i-relations' Internet services, your
data will remain on our web server. These data shall be evaluated
only for internal, statistical purposes. Data will not be passed
to third parties.
This Web shop utilizes Cookies with a so-called "session ID"
that allows the server to recognize an individual user. However,
cookies will not be stored on your hard drive but will remain in
your memory during your current browser session. In order be able
to make use of the shopping cart function in our online shop, the
server needs to recognize you as a user. Hence, articles in your
shopping cart can be assigned correctly and won't be lost.
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