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Terms of Use

1. Application

The use of these websites offered by Krones AG and/or its subsidiaries ("Krones") (hereinafter referred to as "Krones Website") is allowed solely under the following terms. These General Terms of Use can be augmented, modified or replaced by further conditions in individual cases, for example, for the purchase of products and/or services. The validity of these General Terms of Use in their respective versions is accepted by means of a log-in, or, should a special log-in not be required, through acceptance of utilization.

In case of web offers which are addressed to the company, each company is represented by its user and is responsible for his/her actions and knowledge.

2. Services

Krones provides certain information on the Krones Website for access or download. Krones accepts no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided.

Liability claims against Krones based on damages of a material or intellectual nature and caused by usage or non-usage of information provided in the online site or by defective or incomplete information are excluded by principle provided no negligent or malicious behaviour can be demonstrated on the part of Krones.

All quotes on the Krones Website remain open and are non-binding. Krones reserves the right to change, add to or delete parts of pages or the entire Krones Website or the publication temporarily or permanently. Due to the structure of the internet and the involved computer systems, Krones does not assume any warranty for the permanent availability of the Krones Website.

3. Intellectual property

The data of the Krones Website, their information, brand names and other contents or any results which have been generated or displayed using the presentation tools, either as a whole or in part, may only be viewed, copied and/or saved for private, non-commercial use. This use is limited to obtaining information about goods and services offered.

Copying, using, selling, letting, utilising, duplicating, adding, amending or disseminating data of the Krones Website, their contents or results for non-private purposes requires prior written approval of the Krones AG.

Krones retains the copyright for all objects (graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts etc.) created by the Krones. Editing or re-editing, duplication or use of any such objects in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without written approval of Krones. Copyright notices and brand designations must not be changed or eliminated.

All trade names and registered trade names cited within the Krones Website, which may be protected by third parties, are subject without exception to the conditions of applicable brand or trademark law and ownership law of the respective registered owners. The fact that a trademark is cited does not by itself indicate that the trademark is not protected by third parties.

Besides the granted user rights or other rights expressly granted herein, the user is not granted any further rights of any kind, especially in company names or in industrial property rights such as patents, utility patents or brands, neither does Krones have any liability of granting such rights.

Any information on the Krones Website is protected both by copyright laws and by international copyright agreements as well as by other laws and agreements concerning intellectual property. The user shall observe these laws, and in particular shall not remove alphanumeric identifiers, marks and copyright notices from the information. §§ 69a et seq. of the copyright law shall remain unaffected.

If the user saves ideas and incentives on the Krones Website, Krones shall be entitled to use them without charge for the development, improvement and sales of the products included in their portfolio.

4. Registration, password

A number of pages of the Krone website can be protected by passwords. In the interest of maintaining the security of our business connections, access to these pages is only possible for registered users. There is no entitlement to a registration through Krones. Krones retains the right, in particular to make registration compulsory even for those pages which till now were freely accessible. Krones is entitled at any time to revoke access entitlement by blocking the login data without needing to give reason, in particular if the user

  • made false statements when registering,
  • acted in breach of the conditions or did not exercise due diligence in the handling of the login data,
  • acted in breach of applicable law when accessing or using the Krones Website, or
  • has not made any contact with the Krones Website for a longer period of time.

In cases where registration is prescribed, the user is under obligation to make truthful statements when registering and to advise Krones without delay (as far as provided: online) of any possible later changes. The user is to see to it that the emails are received that are sent to the indicated email address.

After registration has been successfully completed, the user will receive a user name and password (in the following also referred to as "user data").

The user must make sure that the user data are not accessible to third parties. The user is also liable for any orders or other activities which are carried out under said user data. The user should leave the password protected area after each use. As soon as the user receives knowledge that a third party has misused/is misusing the user data, the user is under obligation to advise Krones without delay in writing of such misuse and, as the case may be, ex ante directly via email.

After receiving such a notification, Krones will block access to the password protected area containing this user data. Only after the user has made a separate petition to Krones or re-registered, is it possible to revoke the block.

The user can at any time demand in writing the deletion of his/her registration, in as far as such a deletion does not compromise the processing of any current contractual relationship. In such a case, Krone will delete the user data and all other stored private data of the user as soon as such data is no longer required.

5. References and hyper links

The Krones Website can contain hyper links to the websites of third parties. Krones declines to take responsibility for the content of these websites, nor does Krones adopt these websites or their content as its own since Krones does not control the linked information and is not responsible for the content and information provided thereof. It is at one's own risk that the user employs such links.

6. Duties of the user

A user may not do any of the following when using the Krones Website:

  • To inflict harm on or infringe on the moral rights of other persons;
  • To offend against moral law in his/her manner;
  • To violate industrial property rights, copyrights or any other property rights;
  • To transfer content with viruses, so-called Trojan horses or other programs that could damage software;
  • To input, store or send hyper links or content to which he/she is not entitled, in particular when such hyper links or content are in violation of privacy rights or are contrary to the law; or
  • To disseminate advertising material or unsolicited emails (so-called spam) or unfounded warnings of viruses, malfunctions or similar or to call upon others to participate in competitions, snowball systems, chain letters, pyramid games and comparable activities.

Krones has the right to block access to the Krones Website at any time, in particular when a user stands in violation of his/her duties as explicated in the terms above.

7. Exclusion of liability

Insofar as information is made available free of charge, any liability in respect of warranty of title and quality of information, in particular in relation to its correctness, freedom from defect, freedom from third-party industrial property rights and copyright, completeness and/or practicability - except in the case of intent or malice - shall be excluded.

The information on the Krones Website can contain specifications or general descriptions of technical possibilities of products which in some cases (e.g. due to product changes) are not necessarily available. In individual cases, therefore, the desired capability characteristics must be arranged for at purchase.

Although Krones always endeavours to keep the Krones Website free of viruses, Krones cannot guarantee complete freedom from viruses. Before downloading information, the user is advised, for his/her own protection as well as to prevent viruses from infecting the Krones Website, to provide suitable security measures (e.g. by using virus scanners).

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