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  1. GENERAL: The use of this website is permitted exclusively for your personal information purposes and for the use of the functions offered.
  2. REGISTRATION AND HANDLING OF ACCESS DATA: The website contains generally accessible parts and special functions, in particular the web shop, for users who register as customers. After registration, users can log in to the website by entering their access. The data provided by the user during registration must be complete and correct. An account cannot be transferred to a third party, and each user can only create one account. The access data including the password must be kept secret by the user and shall not be made accessible to third parties. If there is reason to believe that third parties have gained or will gain knowledge of the user's access data, Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH must be informed immediately by the user, and the access data must be changed without delay. Unauthorized use of the user's access data shall be at the expense of the user. The user is obliged to keep his data, including contact data, up to date. Any consequences of not keeping data up to date and any associated disadvantages shall be borne exclusively by the user.
  3. CHATBOT: A chatbot is implemented on the website based on the OpenAI API. The chatbot is made available free of charge and exclusively for users' own purposes. Its area of use is limited exclusively to information about Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH and its products, which is why any use of the chatbot beyond this area and the input of personal data is expressly prohibited. In addition, any improper use of the chatbot, in particular techniques such as "prompt hacking", which are intended to elicit inappropriate responses from the chatbot, is prohibited. By using the chatbot, the user undertakes to Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH to use the chatbot in a proper and legally compliant manner. Due to system-related limitations of generative AI, the accuracy of the information cannot be guaranteed. The chatbot is intended to provide non-binding initial information within the scope of the described area of application and cannot replace the procurement of information through direct contact with employees of Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH. The information provided by the chatbot is non-binding and Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH cannot guarantee that it is correct, up-to-date or complete. Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete individual or all services at any time without prior notice or to temporarily or permanently discontinue the provision of the chatbot. Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH does not guarantee the constant availability of the chatbot. Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH is not obliged to guarantee the use of the chatbot for a specific period of time.
  4. COPYRIGHT: The content, information, data, texts, images, graphics, trademarks and brands provided on the website, and in particular the compilation of the content as a database and database work, are protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights and serve exclusively to inform the user. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material, unless permitted by mandatory laws, is prohibited. Insofar as the content on this page was not created by Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is labelled as such. Users are prohibited from entering copyrighted content of any kind or business secrets when using the chatbot. In this case, users undertake to indemnify and hold Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH harmless against any claims, liability and claims for damages. 
  5. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE WEBSITE: The Website shall not be damaged, hacked, reverse engineered, compromised, or impaired. Users are prohibited from using bots, crawlers, scrapers, particularly with respect to "screen scraping", or any other automated means to access and use the website and its content. Furthermore, users may not decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software or hardware used to provide the website. In general, no actions may be taken that could damage or impair the performance or proper functioning of the website. The user is expressly prohibited from creating a simulated version of this website by "framing" or "mirroring" it.
  6. LIABILITY FOR CONTENT: The contents of this website are researched and implemented with the greatest possible care. Despite careful examination, no liability is assumed for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the content. Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH assumes - to the extent permitted by law - in particular no liability for any damages or consequences arising from direct or indirect use of the content provided. In case of website failures due to technical or organizational malfunctions, there are no claims - of any kind - against Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH. 
  7. LIABILITY FOR LINKS: This website contains links to external third-party websites where Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH has no influence on the content. Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH is not liable for any links that are generated, provided, or otherwise made available to a user by the chatbot. Therefore, no liability is assumed for external contents. The respective provider or operator of the websites is always responsible for the content of the linked websites. If infringements of the law become known, the corresponding link will be removed immediately.
  8. MODIFICATION OF THE WEBSITE: Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH is entitled to change the content of the website at any time and to interrupt or discontinue the provision of the website, for example for maintenance purposes.
  9. MODIFICATION OF THE TERMS OF USE: Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH is entitled to modify these Terms of Use at any time. The latest version of these Terms of Use shall be displayed on this website.
  10. LEGAL EFFECT: If sections or individual terms of these Terms of Use do not, no longer or do not fully comply with applicable law, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.
  11. APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION: These Terms of Use shall be governed exclusively by the substantive law of Austria, excluding any conflict of law provisions and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). The exclusive competent court is the Regional Court of Klagenfurt.