Hey — glad you came by. We , are very delighted to see how much you like our products. We assume you are here because we´ve marked your foto or video (“User Generated Content” – “UGC”), the reason for this being that we´d like to request the right to use and share your UGC across our marketing channels. Thank you very much for considering our request!
1) We periodically get in touch with our customers to request their permission to reproduce and integrate our favorite UGC for example in our website, email, social media, in-store or to use it for other marketing purposes.
If you grant us your permission to use your UGC in the extent described below, we will post your account name on our website to make sure people know, whose great UGC that is. We would also effort to post your account name when using your Content in other marketing channels.
2) By responding to this usage rights request with the hashtag you are agreeing to the following licensing terms:
GRANT OF RIGHTS
You hereby grant to us and our affiliates a non-exclusive, free, timely and locally unlimited right to use your UGC for all marketing purposes, online and offline, especially in advertisements, for example our catalogs, in store, email and all other communications including business to business as well as business to consumer relationships, in all digital media today known or to appear in future (including internet, social media like Facebook, Twitter, My Space, Instagram, YouTube etc.), downloads, apps, intranet, in all e-commerce tools and portals, especially to safe, reproduce, display, distribute, make publicly available and - while respecting Section 14 German copyright act - alter and edit your UGC. (“Licence”).
The license is:
Our “Affiliates” are limited to our distribution partners, customers, agencies and affiliated companies pursuant to Section 15 of the German Stock Corporation Act.
We are entitled to use your name in connection with the UGC, but we are not obliged to.
If the UGC is used by a third party, we cannot assume any liability for it.
YOU PROMISE US
We reserve the right to stop using your UGC for any reason and remove it from our marketing channels without any notification or replacement.
To this agreement GERMAN Law (to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods) is solely applicable. If you are a consumer, this choice of law is only applicable insofar, as mandatory consumer laws in the state where you have your usual whereabouts remain unaffected.
If you are a merchant, an entrepreneur within the meaning of Section 14 of the German Civil Code or a legal person under public law or a special fund under public law or you have no residence in Germany or your whereabouts are unknown, the exclusive - and international - place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes because of or in connection with this agreement is our place of business.