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Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions outline the terms and conditions for the use of the forums.group platform located at https://forums.group with a range of seperate forums found as subdomains (e.g. https://freedemo.forums.group, etc.)

1. Contract of Use
By accessing the forums.group website and subdomains (hereinafter referred to as "forums.group") you enter into a contract of use with the operator of the website (hereinafter referred to as "the Operator") and agree to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these regulations, you may no longer use the forums.group websites. For the use of forms.group, the rules published here apply. The contract of use is concluded for an indefinite period of time and can be terminated by either party at any time without notice.

2. Granting of Rights of Use
With the creation of a post, etc. you grant the operator a simple, temporally and spatially unlimited and free right to use your post within the forums.
The right of use according to point 2, remains valid even after termination of the contract of use.

3. Responsibilities of the User
You declare with the creation of a post that it does not contain any content that violates applicable law or morality. You declare in particular that you have the right to set or use the links and images used in your contributions.
The operator of the board exercises the domiciliary right. In the event of violations of these terms of use or other rules published on the board, the operator can exclude you temporarily or permanently from the use of this board after issuing a warning and ban you from the house.
You acknowledge that the operator is not responsible for the content of posts that he has not created himself or that he has not taken note of. You allow the operator to delete or block your user account, contributions and functions at any time.
You hereby grant Forums.Group a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.
Furthermore, you allow the operator to change your contributions if they violate the above rules or are suitable to cause damage to the operator or a third party.
This service resides on webservers in Germany and German laws are applicable at all times. You undertake not to make any posts that violate the laws of Germany and this includes no posts on Holocaust Denial and no extremeist hate speech on ther left or right of the political spectrum. Further, you undertake to make no attacks on others based on that race, gender or their religious beliefs of any religion.

4. General Public License
Forums.group makes use of phpBB open source forum software. You acknowledge that phpBB is a forum software provided under the "GNU General Public License v2" (GPL) by phpBB Limited (www.phpbb.com); German language information is provided by the German language community at www.phpbb.de Neither has any influence on the way the software is used. In particular, they cannot prohibit the use of the software for certain purposes or influence the content of external forums.

5. Warranty
With the exception of injury to life, body and health and the violation of essential contractual obligations (cardinal obligations), the operator is only liable for damages that are due to intentional or grossly negligent conduct. This also applies to indirect consequential damages such as, in particular, loss of profit.
Except in the case of intentional or grossly negligent conduct or in the case of damages resulting from injury to life, body and health and the violation of essential contractual obligations (cardinal obligations), liability to consumers is limited to the damages typically foreseeable at the time of conclusion of the contract and otherwise to the amount of average damages typical for the contract. This shall also apply to indirect consequential damages such as, in particular, loss of profit.
Except in cases of injury to life, body and health or intentional or grossly negligent conduct of the operator, liability to entrepreneurs is limited to the damages typically foreseeable at the time of conclusion of the contract and otherwise to the amount of the average damages typical for the contract. This also applies to indirect damages, in particular loss of profit.
The limitation of liability in paragraphs a to c shall also apply analogously in favour of the employees and vicarious agents of the Operator.
Claims for liability arising from mandatory national law remain unaffected.

6. Terms are Subject to Change
The operator is entitled to change the terms of use and the privacy policy. The user will be informed of the change by e-mail.
The User is entitled to object to the changes. In the event of an objection, the existing contractual relationship between the Operator and the User shall expire with immediate effect.
The changes are considered accepted and binding when the User has agreed to the changes.
Information about the handling of your personal data is contained in the privacy policy.

7. Hyperlinking to our Content
The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organizations;
  • Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
  • System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:
  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
  • dot.com community sites;
  • associations or other groups representing charities;
  • online directory distributors;
  • internet portals;
  • accounting, law and consulting firms; and
  • educational institutions and trade associations

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of Forums.Group; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.

These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (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.

If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to Forums.Group. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:
  • By use of our corporate name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

8. iFrames
Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.

9. Content Liability
We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.
All forums have to abide by the laws of Germany, where these forums are hosted. Further details about the applicable laws can be found on the Free Speech page.

Reservation of Rights
We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amen these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website
If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.

We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

10. Disclaimer
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:
  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  • exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The owners of this website do not engage in the practice of medicine; we are not a medical authority, nor do we claim to have medical knowledge. In all cases we recommend that you consult your own physician regarding any course of treatment or medicine. We cannot of course accept any responsibility for any actions made based on what is read on this forum or website, or anywhere else.

The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.

As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Peter Walker Systems, Forums.Group and any moderators are NOT affiliated with, funded, or in any way associated with Yahoo Groups, groups.io or Facebook or any other trademarks mentioned on this website and the use of their names is for information purposes only and does not infringe on their tradmarks. The linking of this website and hosting of forums on any specific topic does not in any way imply we endorse or agree with their contents. We are merely providing a forum hosting service.
© 2020, Peter Walker Systems. All rights reserved. All other product names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their respective owners. This site is not affiliated with Yahoo or groups.io in any way.

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