Standard Terms and Conditions of MUC0101 GmbH for business owners/entrepreneurs

1. Introduction

1.1. This Agreement governs the provision of the web service under the trademark "eBook WaterMark", and its functions to business owners/entrepreneurs (hereinafter referred to as "contracting partner") over the Internet. The web service, its functions and the other services provided by MUC0101 GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "MUC0101") allow contracting partners to email digital samples of ebooks, image files, text and other information (hereinafter referred to as "Data") for upcoming book publications to media partners, whom they select (hereinafter referred to as the "Sampling Recipients"). The Sampling Recipients will be given access to the data on MUC0101 servers via read sample or download.

1.2. The web application as well as the storage capacity for the Data, which is uploaded by the contracting partners, will be made available by MUC0101 or by a computer center authorised by it. The Data uploaded by the contracting partners will be protected against access by third parties.

1.3. This Agreement does not govern the contracting partners' access to the Internet. The contracting partner is solely responsible for the functionality of its Internet access, including the means of transmission and its own computer.

1.4. Once a contracting partner has logged on, agreed to the standard terms and conditions, and formally registered, MUC0101 will provide them with the access data required to use eBook WaterMark.

1.5. The contracting partner is not authorised to disclose this access data to any third party. It must in its own interest take the action necessary to ensure that its employees and agents also treat the access data as confidential.

1.6. Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use MUC0101. By accessing or using the MUC0101 you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access MUC0101.

2. Placement of an order

2.1. The client can choose between different product options which can be seen under "Pricing" and have to be booked in the log in area under "Shop". The packages start with the payment. All products are non-subscription i.e. have to be renewed manually by the client. Booked products cannot be terminated by contract partner prior to their end.

2.2. When the contracting partner places the order, MUC0101 will confirm the order via e-mail. By executing the order, the contract will be accepted.

2.3. The Data will be saved and stored on the MUC0101 server for a period of 12 months at the most, unless the contracting partner has authorised the deletion of the Data earlier than 12 months.

2.4. The payment shall be paid in advance and can only be made by credit card or via "Paypal". The number of the contracting partner's credit card will not be stored by MUC0101 and will be used only once for that respective single payment procedure.

2.5. Only the contracting partner will be responsible for the functionality of the Data uploaded by the contracting partner as well as the functionality of its internet access. MUC0101 assumes no liability with respect thereto.

3. Assignment of rights

3.1. The contracting partner grants MUC0101 any and all necessary, non-exclusive rights to use the uploaded Data for purposes of performing the digital sampling. MUC0101 is thereupon authorised specifically to copy the uploaded Data for purposes of storing such Data on its computers and to grant the Sampling Recipients (designated by the contracting partner) access to such Data by way of read sample or downloading.

3.2. The contracting partner does not grant MUC0101 any rights of use, as such, other than those which are required for MUC0101 to perform the contract. The contracting partner and MUC0101 acknowledge and agree that MUC0101 is granting the Sampling Recipient solely the right to download or give access via read sample to the Data from its servers. MUC0101 does not grant the Sampling Recipients any additional rights of use. The contracting partner, as the holder of the right, is free to decide in its sole discretion whether to grant the Sampling Recipients additional rights of use.

4. Indemnification

4.1. The contracting partner hereby states that (i) it is authorised to assign to MUC0101 the rights which are the subject matter of this Agreement, (ii) the Data, which it uploads and makes available to the Sampling Recipient through MUC0101 as a read sample and for downloading purposes, do not infringe any third partner rights or otherwise violate the law, and (iii) it has paid to the competent rights collecting society any and all fees, which arise during the term of this Agreement in connection with read samples and downloading.

4.2. The contracting partner also warrants that the Data uploaded to the MUC0101 servers is free and clear of any viruses, Trojan horses, keyloggers, backdoor programs and/or other malware.

4.3. The contracting partner hereby agrees to indemnify MUC0101 with respect to any and all third party claims based on an infringement or violation defined in items 4.1. and 4.2. and agrees to compensate MUC0101 with respect to all damages arising as a result thereof, including any reasonable costs for legal defence.

4.4. The contracting partner hereby states that the Sampling Recipient designated by it consents to the receipt of the sampling. It agrees to indemnify MUC0101 against any and all claims which the Sampling Recipient may have in this regard.

5. Liability

MUC0101's liability under the applicable statutory laws and regulations is limited as follows:

5.1. MUC0101 will be liable for any and all types of damages caused by its intentional acts or omissions and gross negligence. The liability disclaimers and limitations set forth under this item 5 do not apply to the kind of injury or damage defined in ยง 309 No. 7 a) of the German Civil Code ("BGB").

5.2. MUC0101 will not be liable in the event it or any of its officers, directors, statutory representatives, employees or other vicarious agents commit an act of simple negligence. MUC0101 will also not be liable in the event its non-managing employees or simple vicarious agents engage in a grossly negligent act or omission. The aforementioned liability disclaimer will not apply if material contractual duties have been breached.

5.3. If MUC0101 is liable under item 5.2, then this liability will be limited solely to those damages which are foreseeable and typical for the contract.

5.4. In all other cases involving simple negligent conduct, MUC0101's liability will be limited to EUR 1,000 per claim.

5.5. The contracting partner is obligated to take effective measures to avoid and mitigate damages.

5.6. The foregoing provisions also apply mutatis mutandis to liability relating to indemnification for futile expenditures.

5.7. Liability under the Product Liability Act remains unaffected by the foregoing provisions.

5.8. The foregoing provisions also apply in favour of MUC0101 employees and vicarious agents.

6. Data protection and non-disclosure

6.1. MUC0101 agrees to guarantee that the protection of the Data entered by the contracting partner is in compliance with the "General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679". For more information please check our privacy policy.

6.2. MUC0101 hereby gives notice to the contracting partner that it will collect, process and use personal data, if such actions are necessary to perform the contract. The contracting partner agrees that such Data transmitted by it will be saved, transmitted, deleted and blocked by MUC0101, if such action is necessary upon considering the legitimate interests of the contracting partner and in order to perform this contract.

6.3. MUC0101 agrees to treat all information as confidential, which the contracting partner provides to it during the performance of the contract. MUC0101 agrees to impose on its employees the obligation not to disclose the information and Data to third parties. MUC0101 also agrees to take suitable precautionary measures to prevent the third parties from gaining unauthorised access to the information and Data of the contracting partner.

7. General provisions

7.1. MUC0101 has the right to terminate the contractual relationship with contracting partners who violate the rules without notice, to block access or to delete the account of the contracting partner including all the contents.

7.2. MUC0101 may at any time without notifying the contracting partner make any changes to the services which are necessary to comply with any applicable security or other statutory requirements or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the service.

7.3. All legal disputes arising from or connected with this Agreement will be governed exclusively by German law to the exclusion of any conflict of law rules which refer to another set of laws. The UN Convention on the Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply.

7.4. The contracting partner's standard terms and conditions will not apply, if they directly conflict with these standard terms and conditions. Any other, additional standard terms and conditions of the contracting partner will apply, only if they favour MUC0101.

7.5. The place of performance is Munich.

7.6. The jurisdiction and venue for any and all disputes arising from or connected with this Agreement shall lie with the courts in Munich.

7.7. Any side agreements to, modifications of and addenda to this Agreement must in writing to be valid. The foregoing also applies to a rescission of this writing requirement.

7.8. Should any provision hereof be or become invalid, then the validity of the Agreement as a whole will not be affected thereby.

7.9. The client accepts and understands the Terms & Conditions even if English is not his native language.

8. Contract Language

8.1. Please note that our agreed contract language is German and the German version is binding in case of discrepancies; the English language versions provided serve as convenience translations only.

MUC0101 GmbH, May 2018