Terms of use


innoloft.com and related white-label platforms (hereinafter referred to as “Innoloft platforms”) are operated by Innoloft GmbH and offer free and paid services for companies, institutions, investors and other legal entities. By registering on one of the Innoloft platforms, you accept the following terms and conditions (hereafter “GTC”). These terms and conditions can be viewed and saved at any time (even after the conclusion of the contract) by clicking on the link “Terms of Usage” in the footer of each page.

1. Scope of application

The operator of the Innoloft platforms is Innoloft GmbH, Jülicher Straße 72a, 52070 Aachen, Germany (hereinafter Innoloft), registered at the local court of Aachen HRB19896 and headquartered in Aachen. These GTC apply to all contracts between Innoloft and its users.

2. Object of the contract

2.1

Innoloft offers its users a communication and information platform. This is done in particular by displaying and viewing user information about offered services, products, research activities or news, as well as offering applications or further information. In addition, the platform can be used to contact users to users in the form of “messages”. The regulations described in these GTC apply to this.

2.2

The free registration gives users limited access to Innoloft’s services. The registration does not incur any costs for the users. The user may purchase access to additional content and functions for a fee. Without the booking of such services, the services offered by Innoloft remain free of charge. Separate terms of use apply for all services that can be booked with costs.

2.3

Innoloft offers companies and institutes digital services to present themselves as business or research partners. These services include the placement of advertisements, the presentation through company profiles and the presentation of company-owned services or activities to present oneself as a valuable business or research partner.

3 Use of data, offers and services of Innoloft

By registering, the user accepts the conditions for the use of the information and services offered on the Innoloft platforms.

3.1

Innoloft only displays information and data about company performance, research activities or other industry news, which have either been published freely accessible online on websites, or which users have personally entered on the Innoloft platforms. Innoloft has the right to delete data and information without giving reasons and without prior notice, if this data and/or information violates legal regulations or these terms and conditions or if the content is illegal or unconditional. Innoloft assumes no liability for the accuracy of the data or existing information and can explicitly not be held liable if the information provided is incomplete or outdated. By using the Innoloft platforms, the user acknowledges this.

3.2

The user acknowledges that in rare cases technical malfunctions may occur. Maintenance, safety or capacity issues as well as higher events, which Innoloft has no influence on (disturbances of communication networks, power failures, etc.) can lead to a temporary suspension of Innoloft’s services.

3.3

Innoloft networks actors and offers possibilities for making contact. Innoloft does not control the communication between users and cannot be held responsible for any violations that result from this communication. If contracts between users arise through Innoloft’s communication channels, Innoloft is not involved and does not act as a contracting party. Innoloft is not liable in connection with such contracts.

3.4

Innoloft offers editorial content (e.g. industry news, newsletter, calendar of events, etc.). Innoloft assures that the editorial content is developed or compiled according to the principles of journalistic diligence. However, no warranty or guarantee for the correctness and completeness is given.

3.5

Innoloft reserves the right to evaluate the user behavior and interests of the user in order to present suitable content and advertisements to the user.

3.6

Innoloft GmbH has the right to use the data entered by users on Innoloft platforms. For data posted by users on the whitelabel platforms of Innoloft GmbH, the right of use lies both with Innoloft GmbH and the respective platform partner. The respective platform partner can be clearly identified on the platform by the logo and the information in the imprint. The right of use of the data is at all times limited to use in accordance with the GTC accepted by the respective user.

3.7

The user agrees that Innoloft or a platform partner may send him messages or notifications using the contact data provided (e.g. email address, mobile phone number, postal address). The user can define and limit which messages he wants to receive from Innoloft and the partner at any time through his settings on the platform.

4 Liability and guidelines in the context of registration

Innoloft provides free and public information to visitors of the platform. However, further information and data can only be viewed after registration. The following guidelines apply for registration.

4.1

By registering, the user confirms the correctness and truthfulness of his data. The user is obliged to inform us immediately of any changes to his registration-relevant user data.

4.2

Only e-mail addresses are permitted as user names. The e-mail address used must be the user’s regular business e-mail address. The use of e-mail addresses created exclusively for the misuse of Innoloft is prohibited. Only one access per user is allowed. For different types of user accounts registration is only possible with separate e-mail addresses. These include the use of university addresses to identify themselves as employees of the institute, as well as company addresses or addresses of other legal entities to identify themselves as employees of these entities.

4.3

The user assures that he/she has full legal capacity at the time of registration.

4.4

The user is obliged to keep the password created during registration secret. The password is stored in encrypted form. Innoloft itself cannot see the original password. Please note that Innoloft will never ask you to provide your password outside the login field provided for this purpose.

4.5

Innoloft makes every effort to check the registration for accuracy. To facilitate this, accounts of companies, institutes and other legal entities should only be registered with the appropriate e-mail address (e-mail domain). However, Innoloft cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of the data provided or the existence of the user and does not guarantee the identity of a user.

4.6

Innoloft is liable for damages caused by gross negligence or intent, as well as for injury to life, body and health. Innoloft is only liable, regardless of the legal basis, especially due to delay, non-performance, poor performance or tort, for damages caused by culpable violation of a fundamental contractual obligation (cardinal obligations) and only if this endangers the achievement of the purpose of the contract. The liability is limited to the damage typical for the contract and not controllable by the client.

5. Duties of the user and copyright

Innoloft allows its users to publish their own data on the platform. By registering, the user accepts the guidelines for providing information on Innoloft platforms. These are:

  • Providing true and non-misleading information in his profile and during communication with other users
  • the use of photos and image material whose copyrights the user owns or over which the user can freely dispose
  • the exclusive indication of data and information which do not infringe the copyrights of third parties

5.1

The user bears the sole responsibility for the content he or she has posted, whether in terms of press law, competition law or otherwise. Innoloft regularly checks the posted content, but technically cannot give a 100% guarantee for the timely recognition of content that violates these GTC. By using Innoloft’s services, the user confirms that he has acquired all rights of use (including copyrights, ancillary copyrights and other rights) for the data and image material provided by him or that he can freely dispose of it.

5.2

The user agrees to comply with applicable laws and all third party rights while using the Innoloft offer. In particular it is prohibited,

a) to use insulting, defamatory or libellous contents
(b) to use pornographic content or products Advertise or distribute. This includes all contents violating the law for the protection of the youth,
c) unreasonably harass other users (cf. § 7 of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG)),
d) to use legally protected contents (e.g. by copyright, trademark, patent, design patent or utility patent law) without authorization, or to advertise, offer or distribute legally protected goods or services, and
(e) engaging in or favouring anti-competitive activities, including progressive customer acquisition (such as chain, snowball or pyramid schemes)

5.3

Furthermore, the following harassing actions are also to be avoided and prohibited:

a) Sending spam advertising and chain messages
(b) communication of offensive or sexual content
c) Use of mechanisms, software or scripts in connection with the use of Innoloft platforms
d) Blocking, overwriting, modifying or copying content, unless this is necessary for the proper use of the Innoloft services
e) any action that impairs or overloads the functionality of the Innoloft platforms (e.g. brute force attacks)

5.4

Users can get in touch with other users in the Innoloft network via the Innoloft platforms. For this purpose Innoloft offers communication tools (mainly sending messages) on the platform. Users do not have the possibility to object to the initial contact by other users. By using the built-in contact acceptance function, the user can prevent the repeated contact by one and the same user. By using the Innoloft platforms, the user agrees to the use of the communication functions.

6. Guarantee of our offer

Innoloft assures its users to make every effort to ensure the most complete availability of the services. However, for technical reasons, Innoloft cannot guarantee a 100% and uninterrupted availability of the display.

7. Final provisions

7.1

The place of performance is Aachen. The Aachen Local Court is the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from the contractual relationship, provided that the client is a merchant, a legal entity under public law or a public special fund or has no general place of jurisdiction in the Federal Republic of Germany.

7.2

Subsidiary agreements, amendments and supplements must be in writing to be effective.

7.3

Should one of the provisions of these GTC be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.