Welcome to ERP Germany’s website (the “Site”), operated by ERP Deutschland GmbH, a company incorporated under the Laws of Germany. ERP Deutschland GmbH is a company managing compliance scheme(s) in the fields of waste batteries and accumulators, waste electric and electronic equipment and waste packaging in Germany.
Any use by you of the Site is conditional upon your acceptance of these terms and conditions of use (“Terms”).
We reserve the right to amend these Terms from time to time without notice and at our discretion. It is your responsibility periodically to review this page for updates to these Terms, which shall come into effect once posted. Your continued use of the Site will be deemed confirmation that you have read, understood and accepted these Terms.
All references to “our”, “us”, “we” or “ERP” within these Terms are deemed to refer to ERP Deutschland GmbH.
Privacy of personal data
Your rights to confidentiality and privacy together with the security of your data are some of ERP top priorities. You will find below the great principles that lead ERP action in view of protecting your personal information.
We may collect and process the following data about you, that is to say this data that identifies you or can be used to identify you and may include your name, address, email address, user IP addresses in circumstances where they have not been deleted or anonymized, and telephone number. Such information may be collected when you register as a member, posting material, contacting or requesting further services from us.
Your personal data collected by ERP Deutschland GmbH is subject to IT processing to perform customers management operations including sale, marketing, maintenance, verification and statistical analysis and support to services proposed by ERP. There is no obligation to provide your data to ERP. Your personal data collected through this website may be provided by ERP to other entities of the ERP group within the European Union and outside the European Union. The entities of ERP group implement some internal policies to secure the highest level of protection of your data.
From time to time, ERP accountants or subcontractors who have a need to know may also be entrusted with the information. to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us; to allow you to participate in features of our service, when you choose to do so; to notify you about changes to our service; otherwise as permitted under applicable law.
There is no obligation to provide your data to ERP. Your personal data collected through this website may be provided by ERP to other entities of the ERP group within the European Union and outside the European Union. The entities of ERP group implement some internal policies to secure the highest level of protection of your data.
From time to time, ERP accountants or subcontractors who have a need to know may also be entrusted with the information. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
According to the data protection regulations, you have a right to access and correct any data related to you. You can also for legitimate reasons refuse processing of your personal data.
To make this Site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser when you visit our site. It saves on your computer or mobile device your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
We use the following cookies:
This session cookie, used to store the authentication tokens of your visit, so that we can confirm your identity and record session data. This cookie is essential to technical functioning on our Site. For example, it enables you to log into secure areas of our website.
Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz)
This cookie enables us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. It is very useful to us for
– Analysing visitor behaviour;
– Estimating our audience size;
– Recognising you when you return to our Site;
– Allowing you to use our Site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient. If you register with us or
Cookies are only used by us to calculate visitors’ statistics and to allow you to use the website in the most efficient manner. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off, block or delete all cookies. You do this through your browser settings or visit www.aboutcookies.org. Please note, however, that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of the Site.
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Intellectual property rights and confidentiality
In respect of laws on intellectual property, this website and its content (trademarks, drawings, pictures, texts service marks, patents, copyrights, database rights, etc) is the exclusive property of ERP or of third parties from which ERP has obtained a right of use. The online user is not allowed to reproduce, copy, disseminate or use them in any other way without the prior written consent of ERP. You may view this Site and print hard copies of material on it solely for your lawful, non-commercial use.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or other information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party.
With the exception of the Members login section and personal data which are covered under section 1, any material or data you upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.
Any data our Members enter within the Members login section in application of a signed membership agreement is subject to the confidentiality terms contained in the Membership Agreement.
Any data our business partners enter within any login section in application of a signed agreement is subject to the confidentiality terms contained in such Agreement.
Acceptable use policy
You will not use this Site or any of its facilities and/or services for any illegal or unlawful purpose or for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms. You will not use this Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair this Site, the facilities and/or services that are available on it or interfere with any other party’s use of this Site, its facilities and/or services. No website may be linked to this Site or its pages without our prior written consent.
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our Site, or to make contact with other users of our Site, you warrant that any such contribution does comply with the acceptable use policy.
You may not use this Site to publish or post any offensive, indecent, pornographic, defamatory, libelous or objectionable material.
You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
We have the right to block the access or to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms. All other rights are reserved.
This Site is available without any representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. All use by you of the Site is at your own risk. You assume complete responsibility for, and for all risk or loss resulting from your use of the Site. You agree that we will not be liable for damages arising out of your use or your inability to use the Site, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material, and you hereby waive any and all claims with respect thereto, whether based on contract, tort or other grounds.
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our Site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Subject to the foregoing provisions of this clause, ERP its officers, affiliates and other representatives total aggregate liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation or otherwise in connection with or arising from these terms shall not exceed €50 (fifty euro).
Commentary and other materials posted on our Site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our Site. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our Site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information provided by third party websites to which you may link from this Site (“Linked Sites”). Links to Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement by or association with us of such sites or the content, products, advertising or other materials presented on such sites.
These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) and any matter relating to this Site, shall be governed by the laws of Germany and you and ERP each submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Germany.