Terms of Use

Effective: 15-Jan-2020; Last updated: 15-Jan-2020;

1. Introduction

1.1 This page contains the terms of use (hereinafter: “Terms”) for CloutLegal.com (hereinafter the “Blog”). By accessing this Blog, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms, all applicable laws, and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

1.2 These Terms are effective as of the date indicated in the legend at the top of this page. Any changes to these Terms will become effective on the “Last updated” date indicated above. By accessing and using the Blog following such changes, you will have accepted the amended Terms.

2. Use of the Blog

2.1 You are allowed to use the Blog for your own personal and educational purposes. Feel free to read, comment on, discuss, and download any material from the Blog. You are also free to bookmark and share links directing others to content on the Blog. 

2.2 The Blog materials must not otherwise be reproduced or republished, either online or offline, without our explicit permission. You can contact us in this regard via editorial(at)cloutlegal(dot)com.

3. Intellectual Property Information

3.1 The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the Blog, as well as the Blog itself,  are owned by us or our licensors and must not be reproduced without our prior written consent. You can contact us in this regard via editorial(at)cloutlegal(dot)com.

4. Up Time

4.1 We take reasonable steps to ensure the Blog is available 24 hours every day, 365 days per year. However, websites do sometimes encounter downtime due to maintenance, server or technical issues.  We make no guarantees, and will not be liable if the Blog is unavailable at any time.

5. Visitors and Contributors

5.1 With the exception of personally identifiable information, the use of which is covered under our Privacy Policy, any material you send or post to this Blog shall be considered non-proprietary and not confidential. By posting content to the Blog you agree we will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material for any and all purposes.

5.2 When using this website you shall not post or send to or from this Website any material:

  1. for which you have not obtained all necessary consents;
  2. that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offense, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law; or
  3. which is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially harmful software or data.

5.3 We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details of any person posting material to the Blog in breach of these Terms.

5.4 By posting content to the Blog, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use.

5.5 You agree to indemnify and hold us and our affiliated companies, and their directors, officers, and employees, harmless for any and all claims or demands, including reasonable attorney fees, that arise from or relate to your use of the Blog, any content you supply to the Blog or your violation of these Terms or the rights of another.

6. Links to and from Other Websites

6.1 Any links to third party websites located on the Blog are provided for your convenience only.  We have not reviewed each third party website and have no responsibility for such third-party websites or their content. We do not endorse the third-party websites or make representations about them or any material contained in them. If you choose to access a third party website linked to from the Blog, you are doing so at your own risk.

6.2 Links to other websites may contain affiliate links. If so, we may receive a commission if you purchase a particular product or take a particular action.

6.3  If you would like to link to this Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page of the Blog, and subject to the following conditions:

  1. you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with us;
  2. you do not misrepresent your relationship with us or present any false information about us.

6.4 If you choose to link to our website in breach of the above, you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.

7. Disclaimers

7.1 The Blog is for informational purposes only and we do not guarantee the correctness or completeness of its material. We may make changes to the material on the Blog at any time and without notice. The material on the Blog may be out of date, or on rare occasions incorrect and we make no commitment to ensure that such material is correct or up to date.

7.2 The material at the Blog is provided without any conditions or warranties of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide access and use of the Blog on the basis that we exclude all representations, warranties, and conditions which but for these Terms may have effect in relation to the Blog. The material on the Blog is provided ‘as is’ and you are solely responsible for any results of the use of the Blog and any materials therein.

7.3 The information contained on the Blog constitutes general information and commentary only. This information does not take into account your specific circumstances and in no way constitutes legal, business, or other advice to you.

7.4 You acknowledge that all content posted to the Blog is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. You also understand that all opinions expressed by users of the Blog are expressed strictly in their individual capacities, and not as a representative of the Blog, its owner or any partners.

8. Exclusion of Liability

8.1 Neither we nor any other party (whether or not involved in producing, maintaining or delivering the Blog), shall be liable or responsible for any kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party as a result of your or their use of the Blog and/or any materials therein. This exclusion shall include servicing or repair costs and, without limitation, any other direct, indirect or consequential loss, and whether in tort or contract or otherwise in connection with the Blog.

9. Governing Jurisdiction

9.1 These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. By using the Blog you agree that any disputes arising in connection with the Blog are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Republic of Germany.

10. Contact

10.1 Should you wish to contact us about these Terms, please feel free to send an email to editorial(at)cloutlegal(dot)com.

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