§ 1 Our Service

The internet platform BluePatent and the associated services - hereinafter referred to as BluePatent - are operated by Patent Law Firm Stütz, Jan Stütz, Unter den Linden 10, 10117 Berlin.

On the platform, users (advertisers) have the opportunity to create and publish advertisements (offers or requests) which are related to technical inventions.

Interested parties can view these published offers and requests and exchange electronic messages with the advertisers.

If contracts are concluded between advertisers and interested parties, this is always done directly and without the participation of BluePatent.

Offers relate in particular to the sale or licensing of intellectual property rights such as patents, utility models, designs and trademarks. “looking for” advertisements concern in particular assistance with the creation of prototypes, the search for solutions to technical problems, the search for investors, business contacts, co-founders and employees.

 

§ 2 Registration of a User Account

To place a free advertisement with BluePatent as a user, he must first create a user account and also fill out a (public) user profile. A user can be a natural person (over 18 years of age or with the consent of parents) or a legal entity.  It is also necessary to create a user account in order to send messages to an advertiser.

When a user account is created, a telephone number is also requested.

By entering the telephone number, the user allows BluePatent to contact him/her by telephone to validate the user data and to protect against misuse by fake user accounts. The user has the option to display the telephone number and the surname in his public profile or not. BluePatent will not pass on information not published by the user in the user profile on request (user settings) unless BluePatent is legally obliged to do so.

The user has the option to translate his profile into another language. BluePatent reserves the right to automatically translate profiles that have not been translated.

 

§ 3 Publication of advertisements

The user may not use any texts or images when creating an advertisement if the rights of third parties would be infringed as a result of this or through the publication.

It is also forbidden to upload texts and/or images with pornographic material or texts and images with messages of hatred or content that are against morality or whose publication is otherwise prohibited. 

Once an advertisement has been created, the user has the option of aediting it and translating it into another languages. BluePatent reserves the right to automatically translate untranslated advertisements.

 

§ 4 Spam and data extraction

Interested parties have the option of sending messages to an advertiser. However, this does not entitle a user to send advertising messages to an advertiser on his own initiative. Contact with the advertiser must always be made personally and in direct connection with the advertisement published by the advertiser. Spams, mass messages etc. with the same or similar content are not permitted.

Advertisers have the option of blocking users from whom they no longer wish to receive messages.

It is also forbidden to reproduce and publish BluePatent advertisements except via the BluePatent social network connections for exclusive publication in these networks.

The extraction of data such as user profiles or advertisements with and without technical aids is also not permitted.

If a user violates these rules, BluePatent reserves the right to block the account without prior notice. BluePatent also reserves the right to take further legal action.

 

§ 5 Liability of BluePatent and the user

Users are expressly advised that inventions, designs and trademarks should be protected by a patent/ patent application, a utility model, design right, design patent and trademark before they are uploaded to BluePatent.

BluePatent will not be liable for any damage caused to the user by the publication of his idea, invention, design or trademark.

BluePatent does not check whether a user uploads inadmissible content to BluePatent contrary to § 4 or whether a user violates § 5.

The user exempts BluePatent from all claims which third parties may have due to a violation of their rights by actions of the user.

If BluePatent incurs costs due to the culpable misconduct of the user, these costs will be borne by the user. A liability of the user going beyond the above remains unaffected.

The user commits himself to store the data he uploads to BluePatent on his own devices, so that in the event of a deletion of the user account or when the operation of BluePatent is discontinued, no damage occurs to the user's side.

 

§ 6 Deletion of the user account

The user can delete his BluePatent user account at any time and thus terminate the user contract. The deletion of the user account is possible in the user settings.

This deletes all of the user's advertisements. Also all data of the personal profile will be deleted - except data for which there is a legal obligation to store or if BluePatent has a legitimate interest, for example after blocking a user account, to prevent a new registration.

BluePatent also reserves the right to delete user accounts or to discontinue operations.

 

§ 7 Amendment of the Terms & Conditions

If BluePatent changes its terms and conditions, it will inform the users about the planned changes with a lead time of one month. If the user does not delete or cancel his user account as a result, then he agrees to the changes.

 

§ 8 Applicable law, place of jurisdiction

As far as a determination is legally permissible, the exclusive place of jurisdiction is Berlin (Germany), otherwise Berlin is additional place of jurisdiction. 

All agreements between the user and BluePatent are subject exclusively to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

 

§ 9 Severability clause

Should individual provisions of these Terms of Use be or become void or ineffective in whole or in part, this shall not affect the effectiveness of the remaining provisions. Any provisions of these Terms of Use that are not included or ineffective shall be replaced by statutory law. If such statutory law is not available in the respective case (loophole) or would lead to an unacceptable result, the parties shall enter into negotiations to replace the unincorporated or ineffective provision with an effective provision that comes as close as possible to it economically.

 

Privacy Notice

As a user of our website, you will receive all necessary information in this data protection declaration about how, to what extent and for what purpose we or third-party providers collect data from you and use it. The collection and use of your data is strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). We feel particularly committed to the confidentiality of your personal data and therefore work strictly within the limits set by the legal requirements. This personal data is collected on a voluntary basis if this is possible for us. We also only pass this data on to third parties with your express consent. We ensure a high level of security by using SSL encryption for particularly confidential data such as payment transactions or with regard to your enquiries to us. At this point, however, we would like to draw your attention to the general dangers of Internet use over which we have no influence. Particularly in e-mail traffic, your data is not secure without further precautions and may be collected by third parties under certain circumstances.

Information, deletion, blocking
You will receive at any time and free of charge information about the personal data we have stored about you and about the origin, recipient and purpose of data collection and data processing. In addition, you have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of your data. Excluded from this are data which are stored due to legal regulations or which are required for the proper processing of business. To ensure that a data block can be implemented at any time, data is stored in a block file for control purposes. If data is not covered by a statutory archiving obligation, we will delete your data at your request. If the archiving obligation applies, we block your data. For all questions and concerns regarding the correction, blocking or deletion of personal data, please contact the address given in the imprint.

Cookies
We use cookies on our website. These small text files are stored on your PC by our server. They support the representation of our web page and help you to move on our web page. Cookies collect data about your IP address, your browser, your operating system and your Internet connection. We do not associate this information with personal data and do not pass it on to third parties. Under no circumstances are cookies used by us to bring malware or spyware to your computer. You can also use our website without the use of cookies, which may limit the use of some of the representations and functions of our website. If you wish to deactivate the cookies, you can do so via special settings in your browser. Please use its help function to be able to make the corresponding changes. You can manage online ad cookies via the following links: http://www.aboutads.info/choices for the USA http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices for Europe.

Provision of ad services
If you wish to use the publication or messaging services offered on our website, we may have to collect additional data from you for security reasons. This regularly involves your name, a valid e-mail address and, if applicable, your address and telephone number as well as further information, depending on the individual case. This may also include content that allows us to verify the information you provide, such as your ownership of the email address you provide. For legal reasons, we must ensure that you actually wish to receive the services offered and that we are able to invoice you for them properly. We work in payment transactions to secure your data with the encryption standard SSL, recognizable by the browser line "https://".

Collection of access data
The delivery and presentation of content via our website technically requires the collection of certain data. When you access our website, these so-called server log files are recorded by us or the provider of the web space. These log files do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you or your person. The corresponding information consists of the name of the website, the file, the current date, the amount of data, the web browser and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet provider, the referrer URL as the page from which you switched to our site, and the corresponding IP address. We use this data for the presentation and delivery of our content and for statistical purposes. The information supports the provision and continuous improvement of our services. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the data mentioned, should there be any suspicion of illegal use of our offer.

Newsletter
You can register on our website to receive our newsletter. We require your e-mail address for this purpose. In addition, we must check, in accordance with the relevant legal regulations, whether you are the actual owner of the e-mail address provided and would like to receive the newsletter. We therefore collect information that makes such a check possible. The data collected in this context is used to send and receive the newsletter. They have no other purpose and will not be passed on to third parties. Apart from the information necessary for sending the newsletter, no other data is collected from our side. As the sending and receiving of newsletters depends on your consent, you can revoke this consent to the collection and storage of your data at any time without giving reasons. To do so, use the "unsubscribe link" provided in the newsletter.

Personal data
In the context of data avoidance and data economy, we collect personal data only to the extent and for as long as it is necessary for the use of our website or is prescribed by law. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and adhere strictly to the relevant legal regulations and this data protection declaration when collecting and processing personal data. If the purpose of the data collection ceases to apply or if the end of the legal storage period is reached, the collected data will be blocked or deleted. Our website can be used regularly without the passing on of personal data. If we collect personal data - such as your name, address or e-mail address - this data collection is voluntary. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent. Please note that data is generally not always transmitted securely on the Internet. Particularly in e-mail traffic, the protection of data exchange cannot be guaranteed.

Server Logfiles
The server log files are anonymous data that are collected when you access our website. This information does not allow conclusions to be drawn about you personally, but is indispensable for technical reasons for the delivery and presentation of our content. Furthermore, they serve our statistics and the continuous optimization of our content. Typical log files are the date and time of access, the amount of data, the browser used for access and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of the provider commissioned by you, the page from which you came to our offer (referrer URL) and your IP address. In addition, log files enable a precise check to be carried out in the event of suspicion of illegal use of our website.

SSL encryption
Our website uses SSL encryption when it comes to the transmission of confidential or personal content of our users. This encryption is activated, for example, during the processing of payment transactions as well as for enquiries that you make to us via our website. Please make sure that the SSL encryption is activated by your side during corresponding activities. The use of encryption is easy to recognise: The display in your browser line changes from "http://" to "https://". Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties. Only transmit your confidential information if SSL encryption is activated and contact us if in doubt.

Facebook plugin
On our website you will find plugins of the social network Facebook. Its provider is Facebook Inc, located in the USA, California 94025, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park. The Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our page will identify the Facebook plugins to you. Please also see the Facebook plugin overview at http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our website, we establish a direct connection with the Facebook server via the plugin. You are then connected to the server via your browser. For Facebook, this is associated with the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. By clicking on the Facebook "Like-Button" you link the contents of our website with your profile on Facebook. For Facebook, a visit to our site can be assigned to your user account. We have no knowledge of the nature of the content transmitted to Facebook and how Facebook uses it. For more information about data collection and use, please refer to the Facebook Privacy Statement, which can be found at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php . You can prevent your visit to our site from being associated with your Facebook profile by simply logging out of your Facebook account beforehand.

Use of Google Analytics
On our website we use the web analysis service Google Analytics from Google Inc. This uses cookies. These are text files which are stored on your PC and allow an analysis of your user behaviour in relation to our website. The cookies generate information that is transferred to a Google server. These servers are usually located in the USA, but follow agreements on the use of the European Economic Area and shorten your IP address before transmission to the United States. The IP address is only shortened in exceptional cases after transmission to the USA. Google evaluates the information transmitted and provides further services for us website operators in this context. The IP address determined is not merged with other Google services. By changing your browser settings, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer. This can, however, be associated with display and function restrictions when using our website. In addition, a browser plug-in prevents the collection and use of data generated by cookies. You can download it from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en Learn more about the data protection conditions of Google and Google Analytics at: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

Google+ plugin
We use Google+ features on our website. The social network is offered by Google Inc., based in the USA, CA 94043, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. Google+ allows you to publish content globally via its button. You'll also be offered personalized content from Google and partner companies. Google stores your rating (+1) for content and information from web pages you clicked when awarding +1. Your +1 rating may be displayed with your profile name and photo on other Google services. Google collects a total of your 1+ activities. This recording serves to optimise and personalise the Google service for you. To use the Google+ platform, you create a globally visible profile under a name of your choice. The chosen name will also be used for the other Google services. Anyone who knows your e-mail address can thus access your Google+ profile. Google uses the data collected within the framework of its data protection regulations, among other things, to compile statistics which are passed on to partner companies in summary form or used for other purposes. Details on the use of the data and the data protection regulations can be viewed at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . The link also contains information on the individual setting of data protection on Google+.

Twitter plugin
On our website we also use functions of the microblogging service Twitter. The operator of Twitter is Twitter Inc. The US-American company is based in the USA, San Francisco, CA 94103, 1355 Market St, Suite 900. The main function of Twitter is the "tweet function". If you use this function via our website, it will be linked to your Twitter account. Data may be exchanged with other users and data may be transmitted to Twitter. We are not aware of the content of the data sent to Twitter, nor are we informed of their use. You can find out more about these questions at http://twitter.com/privacy. There you will find Twitter's detailed privacy policy. Furthermore, the platform offers you the possibility to design your own data protection settings via http://twitter.com/account/settings

XING plugin
On our website, we use the functions of XING, a network that aims in particular to promote professional contacts among its members. The provider of this network is XING AG. It is located at Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. If one of our pages with XING functions is called up, a connection to XING servers is established. We have no knowledge that XING stores personal data. To the best of our knowledge, XING does not evaluate or store any IP addresses. If you would like more information about XING data protection, you can access the XING Privacy Policy by clicking on https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection. You can also find out more about the XING Share button there.

LinkedIn plugin
On our website we use functions of LinkedIn, a network which wants to promote professional contacts of its members. Provider of this network is the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company.
Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. When you access any of our pages that have LinkedIn features, you are connected to LinkedIn servers. We have no knowledge that LinkedIn stores personal information. To the best of our knowledge, LinkedIn does not evaluate or store IP addresses. If you would like further information on LinkedIn data protection, you can access the LinkedIn data protection declaration by clicking on https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=uno-reg-guest-home-pri... there you can find out more. There you can also learn more about the LinkedIn-Share button.

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