Botfree web pages are powered by eco – the Association of the German Industry (hereinafter known as eco), Lichtstrasse 43h in 50825 Cologne. The following terms and conditions of use apply for using the web pages.

We are very pleased to welcome you as a visitor to and its subsections (hereinafter referred to as “Botfree websites”). We hope that you will also benefit from our offer and take away many suggestions for a better and more effective protection of your data and your computer.

The Botfree websites are operated by eco – Verband der Internetwirtschaft e.V. (hereinafter “eco”), Lichtstraße 43h in 50825 Cologne, Germany. The following terms of use apply to the use of the Botfree websites.

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I. General web pages may be used solely on the basis of the following terms and conditions. Using SUSII web pages indicates acceptance of the validity of the aforementioned terms and conditions of use. Use of SUSII web pages is at your own risk.

II. Accessing Botfree-Web pages

Due to the nature of the Internet and computer systems, eco accepts no warranty for the continuous availability of SUSII web pages. In addition, eco reserves the right to cease operating either partly or completely or providing SUSII web pages at any time without prior notice.

III. Usage of contents and information provided

All information provided by eco on the SUSII web pages has been researched and compiled with great care and in all conscience, and adopted unchanged insofar as it originates from third parties. Particular importance has been attached to providing appropriate and current information. Errors can nevertheless occur. Each user is themselves responsible for checking the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of the information provided. eco accepts no liability for the up-to-dateness, correctness and completeness of information. We further wish to point out that the information on SUSII web pages is of a general nature and not tailored to specific needs in individual situations. 
The liability of eco in cases of the incompleteness, lack of topicality or defectiveness of information as well as liability for possible consequences arising from possible misinterpretation of the information provided by the user is limited to cases of gross negligence and premeditation on the part of eco. 
When using SUSII web pages, the user shall in addition ensure that through use and associated actions they under no circumstances:

  • persons, in particular minors, harm or abuse their personal rights;
  • offend against common decency;
  • Infringe commercial proprietary rights and copyrights or other ownership rights;
  • Transmit content with viruses, so-called Trojans or other programs which can harm software;
  • Input, store or send hyperlinks or content which the user is not entitled to input, store or send, especially if aforesaid hyperlinks or content infringe confidentiality obligations or are illegal or contrary to contract or simply false; and/or
  • Distribute advertising or unsolicited emails (so-called spam), or inappropriate warnings about viruses, malfunctions and such like or invite others to participate in competitions, snowball systems, chain letters, pyramid games and similar actions.

eco accepts no liability for losses incurred by the user as a result of misuse of the information provided.

IV. Copyrights, Brands and Logos

The content and structure of Botfree web pages and in particular the logos used are protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, all information published on Botfree web pages (text, picture, graphics, video or animation files) are made freely available to users free of charge. Each user may use and document the information provided for their own purposes (download). Any other use or exploitation of the information, in particular the duplication, modification or integration into publications or web presences of any kind is permitted only with the prior permission of eco or the respective owner of the information. 
eco wishes to point out that further trade mark rights (in particular brand rights and rights to bear a name) remain in eco’s possession without exception.

V. Hyperlinks and References to other Websites

Botfree web pages may contain links and/or other references to third party websites. 
If you use particular links on SUSII web pages you may leave SUSSI web pages. eco undertakes no guarantee for the correctness, precision, reliability or completeness of information on websites referenced by links and expressly disclaims any liability for errors or omissions contained or not contained therein, since eco has no influence on the referenced content and information and does not check the same regularly. A hyperlink to another website is to be understood merely as an aid and does not imply that eco approves of the website or the products or services described therein or considers them to be correct.

VI. Placing Links on the SUSII web pages

Links on SUSII web pages, including deeplinks, may only be placed if it infringes no rights of eco or other companies controlled by eco, in particular copyright or service protection and commercial designation rights.

VII. Important Notice on Computer Viruses, Trojans and other Threats

Although eco is constantly at pains to keep Botfree web pages free of hazards, eco can undertake no guarantee or warranty that SUSII web pages are in fact free of threats. For their own safety and also to prevent the introduction of viruses and other threats to Botfree web pages, the user shall ensure adequate safety measures are in place, in particular the use of appropriate virus scanners, before downloading information, software and documentation

VIII. Data Protection

eco complies with the applicable data protection regulations during the acquisition, use and processing of Botfree web page users’ personal data as well as the eco data protection regulations which can be accessed via hyperlinks on the Botfree web pages and/or at Data Privacy Policy.

IX. Final Provisions

eco reserves the right to modify or update these conditions of use and other information contained in SUSII web pages at any time without prior notice. This also applies to improvements or modifications to the products, services or initiatives described on this website. 
Supplementary agreements must be put in writing. 
The place of jurisdiction is Cologne if the user is a merchant in terms of the German Commercial Code. 
German law applies with the exclusion of UN purchasing law.

eco – Association of the Internet Industry (eco -Verband der Internetwirtschaft e.V.) 
Lichtstraße 43h 
50825 Cologne, Germany 
Phone: +49 (0) 221 / 70 00 48 – 0 
Fax: +49 (0) 221 / 70 00 48 – 111 

Cologne, to date: October 2016