Terms and conditions

These general terms and conditions are applicable for all uses of this online feature.

Where appropriate, reference is made to supplementary terms and conditions. The employer of these terms of use reserves the right to amend them at any time. In using this feature, the user consents to the version of the terms and conditions which is currently valid.

1. Contents of the online feature

The German music industry association (Bundesverband Musikindustrie, henceforth referred to as "BVMI") accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy, completeness and quality of the information and content provided and is not responsible for updating them. The BVMI can in principle accept no liability for damage, material or non-material, caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or through the use of erroneous and incomplete information, unless the damage can be attributed to deliberate error or gross negligence on the part of BVMI. All offers are subject to change and are non-binding. The BVMI expressly reserves the right to change, add to or delete portions of pages or the entire feature without advance warning, or to terminate the availability of the content temporarily or permanently. E-mails sent to BVMI are treated confidentially and contents, unless otherwise expressly stated, will not be forwarded to third parties.

2. References and links

Despite rigorous checks, BVMI hereby distances itself from the entire content of linked/associated sites which were changed after the links were created. This declaration applies to all links and references created within the internet feature itself, as well as to external entries in any guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by BVMI. It is the provider of the site referred to - not the party who merely refers to the publication via the links - who is accountable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and, particularly, for damage resulting from the use or non-use of information provided in this way.

3. Copyright, performance protection rights and commercial protection rights

BVMI is committed to monitor copyright and performance protection rights of the graphics, (image) sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all its publications, to use graphics, (image) sound documents, video sequences and texts created by BVMI, or to revert to licensed or license-free graphics, (image) sound documents, video sequences and texts.
All brands which are mentioned within the internet feature and which, in some cases, are protected by third parties are fully subject to the terms of the relevant trademark law.

BVMI is the sole owner of copyright and performance protection rights for publicized items created by BVMI itself, such as sound and image sound recordings, photos and covers. Duplication, use and/or editing of any of the graphics, (image) sound recordings, video sequences and texts for other electronic or printed publications is not authorised without the express consent of BVMI. All sound files, covers and videos placed on this site are under copyright.

4. Legality of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be viewed as part of the internet feature from which this site was referred to. Should parts or particular wording of this text not, no longer or not completely conform to valid legislation, the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected in their content and their validity.