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Terms of Service

The Salam Business Club
By logging on to SALAMBC, users accept the following General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter the "GTC") for using SALAMBC.

SALAMBC operates SALAMBC services under the top-level domain, as well as various sub-domains and aliases of these domains. All websites on which SALAMBC provides SALAMBC Services are hereinafter referred to as "SALAMBC Websites."

These GTC shall govern the contract relationship between the User and SALAMBC, irrespective of which SALAMBC Website the User is registered with or logged on to.

The User enters into this agreement on the use of SALAMBC Services with Rias A. Sherzad, Osterkamp 3, 22043 Hamburg. Additional contact information, commercial registry data, as well as the name of the authorized representative of SALAMBC AG can be found under "About this site".

The services provided by SALAMBC are intended exclusively for persons of legal age.

The User can call up, print out, download and or save these General Terms and Conditions at any time, even after the agreement has been closed, under the "Terms of Srevice" link that appears on all SALAMBC Websites.

1. Subject Matter
1.1 The SALAMBC Websites offer registered users one option: a free private contact forum (membership in the free contact forum is hereinafter referred to as "Free Membership").

1.2 The Salam Business Club does not charge its members for its services.

1.3 Any use of the services and contents offered on the SALAMBC Websites beyond the scope of options provided by SALAMBC requires the prior written consent of SALAMBC.

1.4 SALAMBC shall only make data and/or information provided by the User available for other uses provided that this data and/or information does not violate any laws or these GTC. SALAMBC is entitled to remove any illegal or prohibited data and/or information from SALAMBC Websites without prior notice to the User.

1.5 The User acknowledges and agrees that it is technically impossible to achieve 100% availability of the SALAMBC Websites. SALAMBC shall nonetheless endeavour to keep SALAMBC Websites available without interruption. Events related to maintenance, security or capacity requirements, and/or events beyond SALAMBC's control (e.g. disruptions in public communication networks, power failures etc.), may result in brief malfunctions or temporary interruptions of the services provided on SALAMBC Websites.

1.6 SALAMBC merely provides the User with a platform on which to establish contact with other users, and only provides those technical applications that allow users to contact one another. As regards content, SALAMBC does not take part in any communication between users. If users enter into agreements with one another over SALAMBC Websites, SALAMBC shall not be a contracting party to these agreements. The users alone are responsible for the execution and/or fulfillment of agreements in which they enter with one another. SALAMBC shall not be held liable if users are unable to contact one another over SALAMBC Websites regarding such agreements. Furthermore, SALAMBC shall not be liable for breaches of duty in relation to agreements entered into between users.

1.7 Group moderators are entitled to choose their members. They may freely choose whether or not a user may join their group.

SALAMBC shall merely acts as intermediary in the case of agreements entered into with partners.

These partner offers are subject to the General Terms and Conditions and the privacy policies of the respective partner companies, which carry out the complete transaction themselves and are a party to an agreement with and serve as the contact for the User.

2. Registration, and Representations and Warranties upon Registration
2.1 The User must register prior to using any of the services on the SALAMBC Websites.

2.2 The User warrants and represents that all of the data provided by the User for registration is accurate and complete. The User shall report any changes in the registration data to SALAMBC without undue delay.

The User shall not use pseudonyms or pen names.

2.3 The User warrants and represents that he or she is of legal age at the time of registration.

2.4 The User shall choose a password upon registration. The User is obliged to keep this password secret. SALAMBC shall not disclose the password to any third party and SALAMBC shall not ask for the User's password at any time.

2.5 By completing the registration process, the User consents to enter the agreement to use the services of the SALAMBC Websites. SALAMBC accepts this offer by activating the membership for the use of services on SALAMBC Websites. The agreement takes effect with the aforementioned acceptance by SALAMBC.

2.6 Each User is entitled to register with SALAMBC only once, and the User may only establish one (1) user profile.

2.7 It is technically impossible for SALAMBC to determine with certainty whether any user registered with SALAMBC is in fact the person he or she represents to be. Therefore, SALAMBC assumes no liability for the actual identity of a user. Each user is solely responsible for checking the actual identity of another user.

3. Right of cancellation for consumers
If you as a User are registered at SALAMBC for a purpose that is not related to either your commercial or professional freelance activity, the following provisions apply to you as a consumer in the sense of Par. 13 of the BGB (German Civil Code):

3.1 Right of cancellation

You may cancel your contractual agreement with SALAMBC in writing (e.g., by letter, fax or email) within fourteen (14) days without stating a reason. The two-week period begins upon receipt of these instructions, but not before the contract has been executed, and also not prior to our fulfillment of our informational duties as per Par. 246 (2) in connection with Par. 1 (1 and 2) EGBGB, as well as our duties as per Par. 312e (1) line 1 BGB in connection with Par. 246 (3) EGBGB. The contract can be canceled by sending timely notification to:

Rias A. Sherzad
Osterkamp 3
22043 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 25 17 84 15
Fax: +49 40 25 17 84 35

You may also deliver notice of termination using the contact form available at all SALAMBC Websites.

3.2 Consequences of cancellation

In the event of a valid contract termination, services and fees provided by both parties are to be returned, and any economic advantages gained (e.g., interest) are to be repaid. If you are not able to return the services rendered fully or in part, or only in a lesser form, you are obligated to reimburse us for the value lost. This can mean that you are required to fulfill the contractual payment obligations for the time period until cancellation. Obligations to reimburse costs must be fulfilled within 30 days. This period begins for you when you send your contract termination, for us when we receive it.

3.3 Additional information

The User's right of cancellation lapses before the end of the right of cancellation period if the contract has been completely fulfilled to the satisfaction of both parties before the User exercises his or her right of cancellation.

End of right of cancellation.

4. Obligations of the User
4.1 The User is obliged,

4.1.1 To provide only true and non-misleading statements in the User profile and in communications with other users, and to refrain from using any pseudonyms or pen names.

4.1.2 To post on the SALAMBC Websites only photographs of the User in which the User can be clearly and plainly recognized. The User warrants and represents that the public display of the photographs delivered by the User to the SALAMBC Websites is not prohibited. The User shall not upload any photographs or images of any other person than of the User, or of non-existent persons or other beings (such as animals, imaginary creatures, etc.).

Group logos that contain company logos are not permitted. Enterprise Groups are exempt from this rule, however.

4.1.3 To comply with all applicable legislation, and respect all third-party rights. In Particular, the User shall not

Use any insulting or defamatory contents, regardless of whether said contents are directed at another user or SALAMBC personnel or other companies

Use any pornographic or violence-glorifying materials or any contents that violate any applicable legislation for the protection of minors; or advertise or promote, offer or distribute any pornographic or violence-glorifying product or products which do not comply with any applicable legislation for the protection of minors

Unreasonably annoy (particularly with spam) any other user (cf. §7 of the German Unfair Competition Act)

Use without authorization any contents protected by law (e.g. by copyright, trademark, patent, utility patent, or design patent laws), or advertise, promote, offer or distribute any goods or services protected by law.

Use or promote any commercial practices considered unfair competition, including progressive customer acquisition practices (such as chain distribution systems, multilevel selling or pyramid sales).

4.1.4 To refrain from engaging in any of the following annoying actions, even if they do not constitute a breach of any applicable laws:

Sending chain letters

Performing, advertising and promoting any form of structural distribution measures (such as multi-level marketing or multi-level network marketing) or

Communicating in any insinuating or sexual way (suggestive or explicit).

4.2 The User is prohibited from the following:

Employing any mechanisms, software or scripts when using SALAMBC Websites. However, the User may use the interfaces or software provided by SALAMBC within the scope of the services available on the SALAMBC Websites.

Blocking, overwriting, modifying and copying of any contents of the SALAMBC Websites, unless said actions are necessary for the proper use of the services on the SALAMBC Websites. For example, the use of the "Robot/Crawler" search engine technology is not required for proper use of the services, and is therefore prohibited.

Distributing or publicly disclosing the contents of any of the Websites of SALAMBC or any other user

Performing any actions which may impair the operability of SALAMBC's infrastructure, particularly actions which may overload said infrastructure.

5. Changes to the Services on SALAMBC Websites
SALAMBC reserves the right to modify the services offered on the SALAMBC Websites and/or to offer services different from those offered at the time of the User's registration at any time, unless this is unreasonable for the User.

6. Term and Termination of Membership, Reimbursement of Advance Payments
6.1 The User may terminate the Free Membership at any time without cause. The User may deliver notice of termination using the contact form available on all SALAMBC Websites at any time. The termination notice shall include the User's registered name and an email address of the User registered on one of the SALAMBC Websites.

6.2 A good cause is defined as an event which makes it unacceptable for SALAMBC to continue the agreement to the end of the termination period, taking into account all circumstances of the individual case and weighing the interests of SALAMBC against the User's. A good cause includes any the following events:

If the User fails to comply with any applicable legal provisions

If the User breaches a contractual obligation, in particular an obligation set forth in section 3 of these GTC

If the reputation of the services offered on the SALAMBC Websites is substantially impaired by the online presence of the User (if, for example, it is discovered after registration that the User has been convicted of a criminal offence, and if said conviction is known to other users);

If the User promotes any communities or associations (or any of their methods or activities) which are under surveillance by authorities responsible for public safety or the protection of minors, or;

If the User causes harm to any other user(s)

If the User is a member of a religious sect or a denomination that is controversial in Germany.

6.3 In the event of a good cause in accordance with section 6.2 and notwithstanding SALAMBC's right to terminate the contract in accordance with section 6.2, SALAMBC is entitled to:

Delete the contents posted by the User

Issue a warning, or

Block the User's access to the services on the SALAMBC Websites.

7. Responsibility for the User's Content, Data or other Information
7.1 SALAMBC does not make any warranties or representations regarding any data and/or information provided or made available by any user on any of the SALAMBC Websites or on any external websites linked to them. In particular, SALAMBC does not warrant or represent that said data and/or information is true or accurate, or that it fulfills or serves any particular purpose.

7.2 The User may report any activities of any other user which violate applicable laws and/or any of the terms and conditions of these GTC (including the use of pseudonyms or false identities) using the contact form available at all SALAMBC Websites.

8. Customer Service/Support
Queries regarding agreement with SALAMBC or regarding SALAMBC Services can be sent by the customer to SALAMBC using the contact form available at all times on all SALAMBC Websites, or by sending a fax or letter.

9. Liability of SALAMBC
Whatever the legal grounds, liability for damage claims based only on ordinary negligence against SALAMBC (including its vicarious agents) shall exist only if SALAMBC breaches a basic/cardinal obligation under this agreement. A cardinal obligation is an obligation the User can expect to be met, and which fulfillment is a prerequisite to the ordinary execution of the contract. In this event, the amount of claims are limited to typical and foreseeable damages.

Limits shall not apply to the extent damages are covered by SALAMBC's business liability insurance, provided the insurance company has effected payment to SALAMBC. SALAMBC undertakes to maintain the insurance coverage existing at the time this agreement is concluded.

This shall not affect personal injury and property damage claims based on the German Product Liability Act. Furthermore, the above liability exclusions and limitations shall not apply in the event of the assumption of express guarantees by SALAMBC or its vicarious agents, or given the lack of promised features.

10. Indemnity
10.1 The User shall indemnify and exempt SALAMBC from all actions, including damage claims, asserted by other users or third parties against SALAMBC resulting from an infringement of their rights by the contents posted by the User on SALAMBC Websites. Furthermore, the User shall indemnify and exempt SALAMBC from all actions, including damage claims, asserted by other users or third parties against SALAMBC resulting from an infringement of their rights regarding the use of the services on SALAMBC Websites by the User. The User assumes all reasonable costs SALAMBC incurs due to an infringement of third party rights, including all reasonable legal defense costs. All other rights, including damage claims by SALAMBC, are hereby unaffected. The User has the right to prove that SALAMBC incurred lesser charges than claims made.

The aforementioned obligations shall not apply to the extent the User is not responsible for the infringement.

10.2 In the event the contents posted by the User infringes any rights of any third party, the User shall, at its own expense and at SALAMBC's discretion, either obtain the right to use said contents or render said contents free of any infringement. In the event the User infringes third-party rights when using the services of SALAMBC Websites, the User shall discontinue such use that violates these General Terms and Conditions and the law, if so requested by SALAMBC.

11. Data Protection
SALAMBC recognizes that any data provided by the User to SALAMBC is extremely important to the User, and SALAMBC shall therefore be particularly sensitive in handling such data. SALAMBC shall comply with all applicable legal provisions regarding data protection (German Data Protection Laws, European Data Protection Directives and any other applicable data protection legislation). In particular, SALAMBC shall not provide or otherwise disclose any personal data of the User to any third party without authorization. Details on SALAMBC's treatment of the User's data are set forth in the Data Protection Policy of SALAMBC accessible from each of the SALAMBC Websites.

12. Final Provisions
12.1 SALAMBC reserves the right to amend these GTC at any time, without giving reasons, unless an amendment is unreasonable to the User. SALAMBC shall give due notice of any amendments of these GTC to the User. If the User does not object to the applicability of the revised GTC within six (6) weeks after receipt of said notice, the amended GTC shall be deemed to be accepted by the User. SALAMBC shall inform the User about the User's right to object and of the relevance of the objection deadline in said notice.

12.2 Unless otherwise stated in these GTC, the User may submit all notices to SALAMBC using the contact form provided on each of the SALAMBC Websites, or by letter or fax. SALAMBC may send notices to the User by email, fax or post to the addresses given in the User's current contact data in his or her user account.

12.3 If any provision of these GTC is, for any reason, invalid and/or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

12.4 The place of performance under these GTC shall be SALAMBC's main place of business.

12.5 Place of jurisdiction for merchants within the scope of the German Commercial Code (HGB) shall be the main place of business of SALAMBC.

12.6 These GTC and the contractual relationship shall be governed by German Law, excluding international private law and the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods that have been adopted by German Law.