Terms of use

General Terms of use

1. Scope

These general terms of use shall apply between you ("user") and treemedia e.V. ("treemedia") for all kinds of use of our free offering on the website www.journafrica.org ("website").
Treemedia reserves the right to change, complete or adapt these general terms of use. The current version of the terms of use shall be available on [link] for your information and can be printed for your records. 
Using the website shall be granted on condition that the user agrees to these general terms of use. The user shall not be entitled to use the websites.


2. Rights to the content of the offering and its use

All content such as articles, pictures or other information published on the website, as well as the website itself shall be protected by commercial protective rights (for example copyrights, trademark rights) or other rights for Treemedia or third parties.
According to the principles of the private copy permitted by law, according to § 53 of the German copyright act (UrhG), the user shall be allowed to make individual copies of the content available on the website for private purposes, and to download it and print it out, in particular. According to § 51 UrhG, the user shall furthermore be entitled to quote the provided content to the extent permitted.
Any use of the content for commercial purposes shall be prohibited, as far as Treemedia did not agree in a given case in writing. Rights of reproduction and rights of use have to be  agreed with Treemedia in separate contracts.
Apart from that, the legal restrictions resulting from the copyright laws and other applicable legal regulations shall apply.


3. Availability

The content of the website shall be offered to the user with the proviso of availability. Treemedia shall not be liable for interruptions or restrictions of the website's availability towards the user.
Treemedia reserves the right to arrange the content of the website and shall always be entitled to change, limit, stop or expand it.


4. Obligations of the user

The user shall neither be allowed to use the content of the website contrary to these terms of use, nor illegally in any other way or by violating the rights of third parties. 
In case of infringements by users against these terms of use, Treemedia reserves the right to claim damages. 
The user shall dispense Treemedia from possible demands of third parties they claim of Treemedia due to the violation of their rights by this user. This shall include, in particular, but not completely, also the costs of an appropriate prosecution and legal defence. 


5. Disclaimer of warranty and liability

The articles published on the website are journalistic articles for which Treemedia does not guarantee any correctness, completeness, reliability, actuality or usability of the information provided. In particular, Treemedia does not assume liability for direct or indirect damages caused by the use of the content provided.
Treemedia shall exclude any liability due to technical or any other malfunctions. 
Treemedia, its representatives or vicarious agents shall only be liable for damages due to delay, non-performance or misperformance, or tortious act as long as they are based on the violation of basic contractual obligations (cardinal duties). This exclusion of liability shall neither apply in the case of intent or gross negligence, nor in the case of damage to life, body or health.
A liability for indirect and unforeseeable damages, loss of profits, lost savings, financial losses and claims of third parties shall be excluded in the case of ordinary negligence or force majeure. 


6. Data protection

Concerning this matter, Treemedia's privacy policy applies, which is available here or on the website under the respective menu item.


7. Severability clause

In the event that specific provisions of these general terms of use should be or become partially or completely invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining terms and conditions thereof. Invalid provisions shall be replaced by valid provisions which shall reflect these terms of use in total as well as all other contractual agreements as closely as possible with regard to actual, legal and economic effect. The same shall apply to the terms of use as a whole.


8. Applicable law and place of jurisdiction

Only the law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply for all legal relationships between Treemedia and the user.
Leipzig shall be the place of jurisdiction for all disputes resulting directly or indirectly from the contractual relationship.