========================================================== License Agreement for 4images ========================================================== NOTE: Please read this agreement carefully. By purchasing, downloading, installing or using the software, you agree to be bound by the provisions of this license agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by the provisions of this license agreement, you must not download, install or use the software. Property and proprietary rights This software - hereinafter referred to as "4images" - and the source texts are the intellectual property of the company Schroko & Sorgalla GbR - hereinafter referred to as "Dots United". 4images, including the entire documentation, remains the property of Dots United even after the software has been transferred under license. Dots United remains the proprietor of all rights to the programs transferred under license, including the appertaining material and the source texts, even if the user modifies them or links them to his own programs or to those of a third party. Area of validity / Scope of utilization 4images can be used free of charge for private and non-commercial purposes. Commercial utilization is fundamentally said to exist whenever the operator of 4images is not a private person, a non-profit organization or an academic institution. Any commercial utilization requires the purchase of a license which can be purchased through our Online-Shop: http://www.4homepages.de/4images/order.php Scope of the license / Right of use The software may be installed on a server or on other storage media. A single copy can be made on a data carrier for purposes of backing up the data. 4images may be used on a domain or server for an indefinite period of time. The simultaneous installation and use of the program for more than one domain is not permitted. However, the use is also permissible for those domains that are dependent, that are without any visible content and that are only intended to lead to the main domain. This right of use can be revoked or restricted if the software is employed inappropriately and it ceases with immediate effect in case of violation of this license agreement. Dissemination Any dissemination of a modified or unmodified version of 4images is only permitted with the express written consent from Dots United. Modifications Users of 4images can modify the software and/or adapt it for their own use at their own risk. Any and all visible and non-visible copyright information, including the hyperlinks in the source texts contained in said copyright information, must not be altered, removed or rendered unrecognizable or invisible. The removal of the visible copyright information at the footer of each output page of 4images can only be legalized through the purchase of a copyright-removal license. Accordingly, the user is entitled to modify the software, provided that: * this license agreement is not changed; * no possessory claim is made to any part of this software; * the copyright is not removed or altered, including but not restricted to the copyright in the output HTML files and the copyright in the source files; * the name "4images" is not changed in any source file or output file. A modification of the source files does not provide the user with a copyright that goes beyond the modification. Warranty, warranty claims Dots United does not provide any warranty or guarantee that the software will function flawlessly. Any and all claims against Dots United for damage due to or derived from improper functioning of the software are hereby excluded. Likewise, Dots United does not assume any liability for damage caused by the use of 4images. No guarantees are made pertaining to the data stored by 4images. Exclusion of liability 4images must not be used in conjunction with the infringement of the intellectual property of third parties. This includes (but is not limited to), among other things, the infringement of copyrights, registered trademarks, trade secrets, patents, designs or utility models. Dots United is not obliged vis-à-vis the users of 4images to verify whether the use of 4images or its contents violates the rights of third parties or the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, of another country or of an international confederation of states; users are solely responsible for this. We hereby expressly refer to the legal provisions relating to competitive and press rights as well as those for the protection of trademarks, names, copyrights and industrial property rights and we recommend that the contents be examined in terms of compliance with said provisions before being released. A violation of these laws or rights exists especially if 4images or its contents contain prohibited pornographic or extremist political information or offers. Furthermore, any and all publications that incite hatred, are defamatory, insulting or factually incorrect must be refrained from. The user shall hold Dots United harmless from all claims put forward against Dots United due to a possible violation of rights as a result of the publication of contents using 4images. Insofar as claims for damages or other claims are put forward or asserted against Dots United, we reserve the right to fully obligate users to compensate for any loss suffered. Verification entitlement Dots United is entitled to verify at regular intervals whether this license agreement is being observed. In this context, no personal data and no information about the server will be collected. The only information that will be verified is the domain and the observance of this license agreement. If it is ascertained in this process that this license agreement is not being observed, Dots United reserves the right to take appropriate legal steps. Venue The venue for any matter arising from the license agreement shall be Mannheim, Germany. Escape clause In the event that individual provisions of this license agreement or the application of these provisions to individual persons or circumstances are partially or completely invalid, or should they contain a gap, the remainder of the license agreement or the application of these provisions to other persons or circumstances shall remain unaffected.