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Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before using this internet site (Site). By using this Site, you agree to follow and be bound by the following terms and conditions concerning your use of the Site(Terms of Use) and our privacy statement. We may revise the Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. You may not access or use the Site should you not want to be bound by these Terms of Use. The Terms of Use may be modified at any time, and any such modification shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modification. By your access and use of the Site, you agree to periodically review the Terms of Use and shall be bound by any such future modifications.

TERMS OF PRIVACY AND USE for the use of the website ApplusRTD.de

All rights reserved.

1.         Applicability

(1)        Accessing the “Deutschland“ (Germany) section of our website ApplusRTD.com shall only be admissible on the basis of these Terms of Use, whose applicability the user accepts without restrictions and in terms of both its scope and contents by logging on to the site.
 
(2)        The information on this website is predominantly meant for customers in the German market. Products and services outside Germany may deviate from the data given herein.
 
2.         Disclaimer of liability
 
(1)        We have collated the information on this website with the greatest care and make every effort to keep it up-to-date and exhaustive. Data like technical characteristics, equipment or properties correspond to the knowledge available at the time they were entered. We expressly reserve the right to change, augment, delete parts of the pages or the entire site or suspend their publication, either temporarily or altogether.
 
(2)        We do not guarantee the data’s completeness, accuracy and up-to-dateness or a permanently failure-free access.
Liability claims against us that refer to material or non-material damages caused by the access, use or non-use of the information provided or the use of deficient and incomplete information shall be excluded, unless it can be proven that we acted either wilfully or in gross negligence. Also excluded shall be any liability for minor breaches of duty regarding services, unless these are essential contractual duties or affect life, limb and health or the Product Liability Act may apply.
This shall include the exclusion of any liability for losses or damages that were caused by viruses or may impair your computer-hardware-software, data or other property and result from your access to or use of or the download of any contents of this website or any linked websites.
 
(3)        The exclusion of liability shall also apply to damages not to be put down to any wilful or grossly negligent breach of duty on the part of a legal representative or vicarious agent.
 
3.         Links
 
(1)        If we directly or indirectly – link third parties’ websites, we shall not be responsible for their contents and do not endorse them. We hereby expressly declare that at the time such pages were linked no illegal contents were discernible. We have no influence upon the current and future design, contents or authorship of the linked pages.
 
(2)        The above shall apply to all links and references on our own website and to all external input in guests books, discussion forums and mailing lists. The sole responsibility for any illegal, deficient or incomplete contents and particularly for damages arising from the use or non-use of information thus provided shall rest with the provider of the page referred to, not the provider who only referred to the respective content by linking it.
 
4.         Copyright and trademark law
 
In all publications, we try to respect the copyrights regarding the graphics, audio files, video sequences and copy we use, use graphics, audio files, video sequences and copy we prepared ourselves and use licence-free graphics, audio files, video sequences and copy.
 
(1)        All brand names and trademarks appearing on our website and protected by third parties’ rights are subject to the applicable trademark law and the registered trademark owner’s rights. The appearance of brand names and trademarks alone shall not mean that said brand is not protected by third parties’ rights.
 
(2)        We shall have the exclusive copyright to all objects prepared by ourselves. Any reproduction and use of such graphics, audio files, video sequences and copy in another electronic or printed publication shall require our written consent. Anyone infringing upon our copyrights shall be prosecuted.
 
(3)        Websites and terms of use shall not be considered as granting a licence or any other right. Any abuse of the service or attempt to bypass the security precaution or run an application that may or does lead to a damage of failure is a breach of applicable laws. Neither shall it be permitted to integrate the information services or parts thereof in other web services, either private or commercial, and use them for commercial purposes.
 
5.         Google Analytics
 
This website uses Google Analytics which is a web analyzis tool provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer which enable us to analyze the way you are using the website. The information stored in the cookie concerning your use of the website will be transferred to Google’s server in the USA and stored on that server. If IP-Anonymization has been enabled, your IP address will be shortened within the area of the European Union or other countries of the European Economic Area before. The full IP address will be transferred to Google’s servers in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the website owner Google will use the information to analyze the way you use the website and to generate reports about the website activity and to provide further services relating to website and internet usage. The IP address which is transferred by your browser will not be merged with other data already present at Google. You can block the storage of cookies by choosing the respective options in your browser settings. Please be aware that you might not use all of the website’s functionalities, if you block cookies. Additionally you can prevent collection of your data by the Google Analytics cookie including your IP address and also the processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the appropriate the Browser-Plugin which can be found at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
 
This website uses the option anonymizeIP(). Consequently your IP address will be shortened before it is transferred to Google’s servers in the USA.
 
 
6.         Privacy
 
(1)    We use technical and organisational security measures to protect the personal data we received from users against accidental or wilful manipulations or access by unauthorised people.
 
(2) Your use of our website requires personal data. These may be data required for enabling you to use the website or to implement your settings (preferred language, for example) or information you have provided us with via the contact forms etc. on our website.
We use your personal data to reply to your queries, process your order or give you access to special information or products and services.
You provide us with personal data on a voluntary basis.
 
(3) Cookies:
Applus+ uses cookies on this website. Cookies are small data files that can be saved on your hard drive. They are used to collect, store and track information for statistical purposes, to improve the products and services that Applus+ provides as well as to improve your browsing experience. These cookies do not enable third parties to access any personally identifiable information.
 
Types of Cookies Used
 
Analytical cookies: These cookies allow us, or third parties, to track the number of users accessing our website and therefore enable us to measure data and carry out statistical analysis of the usage of the service we provide. In order to do so, your browsing activity on our web page is analyzed with the aim of improving the products and services that we offer.
 
Multimedia player session cookies: These cookies allow the user to browse via a web page, program or application and use the various options and services available. In this case, they allow the storage of information required for the transmission of video and sound.
 
If you do not wish that "Cookies" are used, you can disable "Cookies" by changing the settings of your internet browser on your computer accordingly. Please note that this may limit the functionality of our service.
 
(4) Forms: On this website, Applus+ gives you the opportunity to get in touch with Applus+. Asterisked fields have to be completed if the information is to be submitted to Applus+. Such mandatory fields are necessary to allow us to reply to your queries. Applus+ may relay your data to other companies of the Applus Group to reply to your query, should this be required. You will find a list of the companies of the Applus Group on our website.
 
Application forms: You can use our website to file a job application. The application form of the German section of the website will be sent to Applus RTD Deutschland.
 
(5) Regarding e-mails or private e-mail accounts with us, users should see to it that, given the web’s technical structure, they take their own precautions to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the contents of e-mails.
The use by third parties of the e-mail addresses given in the company details or comparable sections to send unsolicited information is prohibited. We reserve the right to initiate legal proceedings against senders of so-called spam mails should such prohibition be violated.
 
(6) In order to ensure a fast support service, we use electronic data processing. Such use and processing is mainly governed by the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG; Federal Data Protection Act). We can use the data collected from the customer and stored with us to render our services, fulfil contracts, for customer support services and – if the customers have given their consent – to survey customers at our own discretion.
Users rights: Regarding the data we received, users can exercise their rights of information, correction and deletion. Users may also revoke their consent that the data be relayed. Users can exercise these rights by writing to the legal department of Applus+ at the following address:
Legal Department of APPLUS+ Campus UAB,
Carretera de acceso a la Facultad de Medicina,s/n,
08193 Bellaterra-Cerdanyola del Valles (Barcelona), Spain
 
(7) We reserve the right to use, withhold or disclose information as it may be required to comply with laws, regulations or legal requirements, investigate customers’ complaints or infractions of the law, protect the site’s integrity, reply to your queries or cooperate in legally regulated enquiries.
 
 
7.         General Terms and Conditions
 
 
 
8.         No cease-and-desist letter without prior contact (or § 8 sub-section 4 Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG; Act against unfair practices))
 
If individual pages’ contents or design or parts of this site should infringe upon the rights of third parties or be in breach of legal regulations or otherwise cause problems under competition law, we ask for an appropriate, sufficiently explanatory and fast notification. We guarantee that those parts legitimately complained about will immediately be removed or modified as legally required without counsel having to be involved. The time-consuming involvement of counsel to send a cease-and-desist letter the provider has to pay for is not in the provider’s interest.
 
 
9.         Intellectual and industrial property
 
This website is the property of the Applus+ Group. The intellectual property rights and the rights for the usage and copying of this website, its pages, screens, the information they contain, their appearance and design, as well as the links from it to other websites that belong to Applus+ are the exclusive property of the latter, unless otherwise specified. Any names, designs and/or logos and any other product or service offered and reflected on this website, are duly registered trademarks. Any misuse of these by persons other than their rightful owner, may be prosecuted in accordance with current legislation. Downloading of the contents, and the copying or printing of any page of this website is solely authorized for personal and private use. Copying, transmitting, modifying or deleting the information, content or warnings of this website are strictly forbidden without the prior written authorization of Applus+. In this sense, Applus+ reserves the right to take the appropriate legal action to defend its rights.
  
10.       Miscellaneous
 
The use of the services and these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.
If individual parts or phrases herein should not be in accordance with the law, this shall be without prejudice to the remainder’s contents and applicability.
 
[This translation is for your convenience only; in case of any discrepancy or divergence of interpretation, the German text shall prevail.]

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