The community is based on the democratic principle of freedom of expression. The aim is to encourage the free exchange of opinions, information and ideas. Every user is free to express his or her opinion. The dissemination of information that describes or is intended to encourage illegal and/or punishable under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany is prohibited. Each user is responsible for the content published and distributed in the community.
A registered user can switch between user and moderator status at any time. However, the provider (or moderator) may refuse or change this classification. There is no entitlement to moderator status. If the user declares that he/she is willing to act as moderator, illegally posted posts can be displayed for review. However, there is no obligation to check the contributions.
The following rules should be followed by moderators: The contribution to be examined should be correctly classified as legal or illegal. If it is not clear, it is recommended to omit the test. If a moderator wants to report an illegal post himself, he has to fill in the form correctly. Should a moderator exploit his status and incorrectly report contributions, the provider (or moderator) may sanction this user.
The copyright for the published contributions remains with the respective user. By posting the contribution, the user grants the provider a simple, spatially and temporally unlimited right of use to the contributions. In addition, the provider (or moderator) has the right to postpone, delete, edit or close the contributions. The user has no claim against the provider for deletion or modification of contributions created by him/her. The right of use shall remain in force even if the member leaves.
The registered user can cancel his or her membership at any time. Upon request, the provider (or moderator) will then block the access of the user. The provider (or moderator) is entitled to cancel a user's membership (especially inactive accounts). The provider (or moderator) is entitled but not obliged to delete the content created by the user in case of termination of the membership. A claim of the user for transfer of the provided contents is excluded.
The provider is entitled to make changes to his service. In case of termination of the service, the provider is entitled but not obliged to delete the content created by the users.