General Terms of Use


1.1. The PNE AG corporation (hereinafter: PNE) accepts no liability for the correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided on this website, or for its being up to date. Claims made against PNE for material or immaterial damages caused by the use of the information provided are generally excluded insofar as it can be proven that the damage was not intentional or the result of gross neglect.

1.2. PNE has no influence on the transmission of data via the internet. PNE is therefore unable to guarantee that interactive processes will reach the user properly or that internet access will be available at all times. 

1.3. PNE disclaims all liability for the content, freedom from error, lawfulness and functionality of external websites that the PNE website connects to by means of links ("hyperlinks"). The user accesses websites via links at his own risk.

2.Rights and scope of use 

2.1. PNE grants the rights described herein to the user on condition that the user declares his agreement to these terms. By exercising a legitimate right granted on this website, the user makes a legally binding declaration that he agrees to these terms. 

2.2. On this website, PNE provides information, data, images and sound files (hereinafter: media) that can be used by everyone. The media in this part of the website may only be used with due consideration to copyright. 

2.3. In its relationship with the user, all rights, in particular the proprietary rights of use and exploitation of the media, are  held solely by PNE. PNE has acquired all rights of use from the copyright holders of the media provided, insofar as no information to the contrary is given for any specific media.

2.4. The content of the website may only be used for non-commercial press purposes and private purposes insofar as it is used in connection with a report about PNE. Any other form of use, particularly for commercial purposes, is prohibited. Public use by the press is only permitted in connection with a report on PNE.

2.5. The media information and the restrictions on use and exploitation contained therein must be observed and complied with by the user. When using media downloaded from the website, the user shall undertake as per § 13 UrhG (German Copyright Act) to specify the source, e.g. "Image: PNE website/photographer's name" in the form of a copyright notice. This also applies to electronic publications such as the user's own website. The same applies to the use of publications in the rubric "Press Releases" by press companies.

2.6. The user shall delete the downloaded media immediately after use. The media may not be archived by the user or forwarded to any third party.

2.7. Any processing, amendment or manipulation of the media provided that goes beyond colour corrections, clips and size reductions is inadmissible and may only be performed if PNE's consent is previously obtained in writing. In particular, users may not remove copyright notices, trademarks or other legal reservations from data. Neither may the downloaded media be used in a context that distorts its meaning.

2.8. Any other use, processing, storage, replication and other exploitation of the media on this website that goes beyond the usage rights granted is only permitted if PNE's consent is previously obtained in writing.

2.9. The press in particular is obliged to comply with the journalistic principles of the German Press Council (Press Code). 

2.10. These Terms of Use for utilisation of the image material do not include any assurance that the persons depicted, the holders of the rights to the works depicted and the holders of trademark or any other protection rights have given their consent to any public reproduction. The user alone is responsible for obtaining any consent required from any individual third party. He himself shall observe the personal rights, copyrights, trademark rights and any other protective rights pertaining to the persons, works, objects or signs depicted. If these rights are ignored, the user alone shall be liable for compensation to any third party.

2.11. The trademarks used on the website are protected by trademark law. These trademarks may only be used with prior written permission.

2.12. The user shall refrain from violating applicable laws and any contractual regulations when using the website. Moreover, the user shall undertake to apply the recognised principles of data security to protect the data and to fulfil the obligations in the data protection legislation. In particular, the user shall undertake to check e-mail and queries with the greatest possible care to ensure that they are free of viruses, comply with statutory and technical regulations, keep his user name and password secret, refrain from giving them to others, not tolerate or facilitate any knowledge thereof, and notify the provider immediately if they are lost or abused or in the event of any suspicion thereof. The provider must also be notified immediately if there is any indication that the provider's content has been misused.

3.Final clauses

3.1. The place of jurisdiction is Cuxhaven, insofar as this is legally admissible.

3.2. Amendments and additions to these Terms of Use are only effective if made in writing.

3.3. Should any term in the Terms of Use specified above be or become invalid, the validity of the other terms shall remain unaffected. PNE reserves the right to amend the content of these Terms of Use in accordance with established case law, in response to any changes in the law and if internal circumstances render this necessary.