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Terms of use

1. General provisions

The following conditions of use are a constituent part of all services provided in association with the use of kermi.de, kermi.com and all subdomains owned by Kermi GmbH.
 Ancillary agreement, amendments and supplements must be made in writing to be effective. This also applies to waiving the requirement for written form. If there should be an ineffective clause in these conditions, all the others remain valid. The ineffective clause must be replaced by an effective clause which come closest to meeting the economic purpose of the respective wording.

2. Use 

Any type of use of kermi.de, kermi.com and all subdomains owned by Kermi GmbH is at your own risk. The operator will not accept any liability for:

  • mistakenly linked webpages.
  • Damage incurred as a result of using information on the Kermi webpages.
  • non-functional links and consequences due to technical malfunctions.
  • the function of software incl. energy saving computer and their consequences which are accessed or used via kermi.de, kermi.com, incl. all associated domains.
  • for the calculation results of the software tools incl. energy saving computer and transfer of the results in practice.
  • business with third parties which was mediated through this Internet platform.
  • contacts and their consequences arising as a result of this Internet platform.
  • criminal actions, violations, or manipulations by third parties which are associated in any way with the Kermi webpages or which practice fraud either via or with the Internet platform.

3. Liability

Information and data on these pages do not constitute any assurance or guarantee, whether explicit or implicit. In particular, it does not constitute any implicit assurance or guarantee with regards to the condition, the merchantability, adequacy for a particular purpose or non-infringement of laws and patents. All data and figures on the web pages are only approximate. Only actual agreements are authoritative with contracts to be concluded (e.g. purchase and order).

On our Internet pages you will also find links to other pages on the Internet. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that we have no influence on the design and the content of the pages the links may take you to. We can therefore also not guarantee that the information made available there is up-to-date, correct, complete or for its quality. With this in mind, we hereby disassociate ourselves from all content on these pages. This declaration is applicable to all links to external pages and their content on our Internet pages.

4. Access authorisation

The user logs on to the Kermi partner area with their complete and correct information. The responsibility for protection (secrecy) of the passwords made available to the customer to access the Internet service provided is solely held by the customer. The user is not authorised to pass the access data (name and password) on to third parties outside of the registered company without written permission from Kermi. In the event of misuse. Kermi reserves the right to take legal action. The user undertakes to immediately change the password or to notify Kermi if they suspect that unauthorised third parties know the password.

5. Obligations of the user

The user is obliged to only use the online access appropriately. They will in particular not misuse access made available and will comply with the accepted data security principles for ensuring data protection. They will immediately notify Kermi about any misuse as soon as they are aware of it.
The user indemnifies Kermi from all disadvantages incurred as a result of the user's own contractual infringement or as a results of a claim by a third party. They will bear the end device costs and the telecommunications expenses.

6. Hyperlinks

With its judgement dated May 12, 1998 - 312 O 85/98 - "Liability for Links", the Regional Court Hamburg decided that if you provide a link, you take on co-responsibility for the content of the linked page. This can only be prevented by expressly distancing yourself from these contents. On the Kermi web pages, there are links to other pages on the Internet. For all links on this page and the following pages, Kermi GmbH has no influence over their design and the content of the linked pages. For this reason we expressly distance ourselves from all content on linked pages on our platform including all subpages. This declaration applies to all links on our homepage and for all content on the pages which links or banners lead to. Hyperlinks on third party pages which are published against the wishes of the page owner will be removed if requested.

7. Place of jurisdiction

The place of jurisdiction is our company headquarters, providing the customer is also a businessman within the meaning of the German Commercial Code, a legal entity under public law or separate funds under public law. The same applies if the customer does not have any other place of jurisdiction in Germany or has moved their domicile abroad after concluding the contract. We are entitled to also file a lawsuit against the customer in other authorised places of jurisdiction."

 "All claims and rights are subject to the non-standardised law of the Federal Republic of Germany. Application of the UN Sales Convention (CISG) as well as of the conflict of laws of the EGBGB (Introductory Law to the German Civil Code) is expressly excluded. The contract language is German."

Plattling, July 2007

Data protection declaration

Kermi takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We would like you to know when we save what data and how we use it. As a private-law company, we are subject to the provision of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken technical and organisational measures which ensure that the data protection provisions are heeded by both us and external service providers.

Personal data

Personal data is information which can be used to ascertain your identity. This includes information such as your real name, address, postal address, telephone number, e-mail and web address. Information which is not directly associated with your real identity (such as favoured websites or number of users on a site) is not included.
As a general rule, you can use our web pages (public area) without revealing your identity.
If you register for one of our personalised services (Kermi partner area), i.e. you are interested in specialist SHC information, order a product (e.g. printed documents etc.) or subscribe to the eNewsletter, we will ask you for your name and for other personal information. You can freely decide whether you want to make use of this service. We will save your data on especially protected servers. Access is only possible by a few, especially authorised people entrusted with technical, commercial or editorial maintenance of the servers.
In association with your access, data which allows identification is stored for security purposes. Statistical evaluation of the datasets for company-internal purposes is always reserved.

Passing personal information onto third parties

We only use your personal information within Kermi GmbH as well as in our associated companies. We will not pass it on to third parties without your express permission. If, within the context of processing order data, such data is passed on to service providers, then they are bound by the BDSG, other legal obligations and contractually bound to Kermi GmbH. Where we are legally required to do so by law or court order, we will pass your data onto relevant authorities entitled to receive such information.

Right of withdrawal

If you have entrusted us with personal data, you can delete it again at any time. You can cancel your access at any time under "Edit or cancel registration".
Your data will be deleted.

Use of Cookies

We use "Cookies" (small files with configuration information) according to the stipulations of the German circulation research organisation - Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e. V. (IVW). They help make it easier for you to use the Kermi web pages and determine the use frequency and number of users on our website. In some areas of our internet service we use cookies to realise user functions. It is also possible to use our internet service without cookies. Most browsers are set so that they automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate cookies being saved or set your browser so that it informs you as soon as cookies are sent.

Private individuals and children

Private individual and people under the age of 18 should not send us any personal data. The Kermi partner area is restricted to specialist companies and their employees from the sanitary, heating and air-conditioning sector. We do not ask for any personal data from private individuals and children, we do not collect it and do not pass it onto third parties.

Links to other websites

On our Internet pages you will also find links to other pages on the Internet. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that we have no influence on the design and the content of the pages the links may take you to. We can therefore also not guarantee that the information made available there is up-to-date, correct, complete or for its quality. With this in mind, we hereby disassociate ourselves from all content on these pages. This declaration is applicable to all links to external pages and their content on our Internet pages.

Data protection declaration Google Analytics / AdWords

To always be able to optimise the products and services we have on offer and to improve our website, we use the Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. („Google“), Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files which are saved on your computer and which allow analysis of your use of our website. The information collected by cookies on the use of our website (including your IP address) is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and is saved there.

To ensure that IP addresses remain anonymous, we have enhanced Google Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp()" function. Google will use the data collected in this way to analyse your use of our website, to collate reports for us on website activity and to provide further services associated with use of the website and Internet usage. Cookies can also be used in connection with AdWords by data saved in this way being used to show you advertising which is highly probable to be of great interest to you. Using Google Analytics and AdWords does not involve collecting or saving personal data nor linking it to web analysis data. Google only passes the data collected to third parties if legally bound to do so, or where third parties process the data on behalf of Google.

You can prevent cookies being stored with a corresponding setting in your Browser software. You can also use the following link to download a Browser Add-on to deactivate Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Copyright

Copyright Kermi GmbH. All rights reserved. All texts, images, graphics, sound, video and animation files as well as their arrangements and additional information published here are subject to copyright and other laws for protecting intellectual property. They may not be copied or changed or used on other Web sites for commercial purposes or to be circulated without our permission. Some Internet pages of Kermi also contain material which is subject to copyright of the parties who made it available.

We expressly reserve all industrial property rights (in particular copyright, trademarks and design rights). Reference advertising with our company is not permitted without prior permission in writing".

Liability

Information and data on these pages do not constitute any assurance or guarantee, whether explicit or implicit. In particular, it does not constitute any implicit assurance or guarantee with regards to the condition, the merchantability, adequacy for a particular purpose or non-infringement of laws and patents. All data and figures on the web pages are only approximate. Only actual agreements are authoritative with contracts to be concluded (e.g. purchase and order).

On our Internet pages you will also find links to other pages on the Internet. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that we have no influence on the design and the content of the pages the links may take you to. We can therefore also not guarantee that the information made available there is up-to-date, correct, complete or for its quality. With this in mind, we hereby disassociate ourselves from all content on these pages. This declaration is applicable to all links to external pages and their content on our Internet pages.

Information on products and prices

Changes to products and services may occur after the editorial deadline for individual pages. Constructional or shape changes, deviations in the shade of colour or changes to the scope of supply or performance by the manufacturer are reserved during the delivery period, providing the changes or deviations are considered reasonable for the customer, taking Kermi's interests into consideration. Images may include accessories, optional extras or other items which are not part of the standard scope of delivery or performance. Colour variations are of a technical nature. Individual pages can also include models and services which are not offered in individual countries. All data and figures of the products described are only approximate. Only actual agreements are authoritative with conclusion of a contract later on if applicable. Statements on statutory, legal and tax provisions and effects are only applicable in the Federal Republic of Germany.