The Siwecos webpages are operated by eco - Association of the Internet Industry (hereinafter called “ECO”), Lichtstraße 43h in 50825 Cologne. Use of the Siwecos webpages is subject to the following terms and conditions of use.

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I. Common

Use of the Siwecos webpages is subject exclusively to the following terms and conditions of use. When the use of the Sewicos webpages commences, the user accepts the validity of these terms in their current version. The use of Siwecos websites is at the users’ own risk.

II. Access to the Siwecos webpages

Due to the nature of the Internet and of computer systems, eco accepts no responsibility for the uninterrupted availability of the Siwecos webpages. In addition to this, eco reserves the right to completely or partially suspend or restrict the operation and/or provision of the Siwecos webpages at any time and without further detail.

III. Use of content and information provided

All information provided by eco on the Siwecos webpages has been researched and collated with the utmost care and to our best knowledge and belief, and when derived from third parties sources, included without amendment. Particular importance has been given to the accuracy and topicality of the information provided. Nevertheless, errors may occur. Each user is responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, and topicality of the information provided. eco gives no guarantee that the information is current, accurate, and complete. Furthermore, please note that the information provided on the Siwecos webpages is of general nature and not tailored to the specific needs of each individual case.
eco assumes liability limited to cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of eco with regard to the incompleteness, lack of topicality, or inaccuracy of information, as well as any consequences of a possible misinterpretation by the user of the information provided.
The user is obligated to ensure during the course of using the Siwecos webpages that his or her use and/or associated actions will not result under any circumstances in:

  • persons, especially minors, being harmed or injured, or having their privacy rights violated;
  • actions contrary to good morals;
  • damage to industrial or intellectual property rights or copyright or other proprietary rights;
  • the transfer of content with viruses, so-called Trojan horses, or other programs that can damage software;
  • entering, storing, or sending hyperlinks or content to which the user is not entitled, particularly when these hyperlinks or contents constitute a breach of confidentiality, are illegal or are in breach of contract, or simply deliberately false; and/or
  • advertising or unsolicited emails (so-called “spam”) or inaccurate warnings of viruses, defects or similar material, or requests to participate in contests, Ponzi schemes, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or similar activities.

eco assumes no liability for damages which result from any misuse of the information by the user.

IV. Copyrights, trademarks, logos

The content and structure of the Siwecos webpages, in particular the logos in use, are protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. All information published on the Siwecos webpages (text, images, graphics, audio, video, and animation files) is freely accessible and free of charge for the user, unless stated otherwise. Each user may use and document (download) the published information for personal information purposes. Any other use or exploitation of the information, in particular the reproduction, modification, or incorporation into publications or websites of any kind is permitted only with the prior consent of eco or the respective owner of the information.
eco notes that other protection rights (esp. rights to name and trademark) remain with eco without exception.

V. Hyperlinks and Links to other Webpages

The Siwecos webpages may contain links and/or other references to third-party websites.
If you use certain links on the Siwecos webpages, you may leave the Siwecos webpages. eco assumes no responsibility for the correctness, accuracy, reliability, or completeness of information on the webpages that are referenced in links, and expressly disclaims any liability for any errors contained therein or omissions, as eco has no control of and does not regularly monitor the linked content and information. A hyperlink to another website is meant only as a means of assistance and does not imply that eco endorses or approves of the website, or products or services described therein.

VI. Linking to Siwecos Webpages

Links, including deep links, to the Siwecos webpages may be made only if in doing so none of eco’s rights or the rights of other companies controlled by eco are violated, especially copyright, ancillary copyright, or trademark rights.

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

Although eco always endeavors to keep the Siwecos webpages free of malware, eco assumes no responsibility or liability for its webpages being free of any malware. Before any information, software, or documentation is downloaded, the user must take security precautions, in particular running an appropriate virus scan, in order to protect themselves, and to prevent the introduction of malware to the Siwecos webpages.

VIII. Data Protection

When collecting, using, and processing the Siwecos webpages user’s personal data, eco complies with the applicable data protection regulations as well as the eco data protection rules, which can be viewed via hyperlinks on the Siwecos webpages and/or at the

IX. Concluding Provisions

eco reserves the right to change or update these terms and conditions and other information contained on the Siwecos webpages at any time and without prior notice. The same applies to improvements or changes to the products, services, and initiatives described on this website.
Side-agreements must be made in writing.
The place of jurisdiction is Cologne if the user is a merchant pursuant to the German Commercial Code.
German law applies under exclusion of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

eco - Verband der Internetwirtschaft e.V.
Lichtstraße 43h
50825 Köln
Tel.: 0221 / 70 00 48 - 0
Fax: 0221 / 70 00 48 - 111

Köln, Stand: September 2017