Terms of use

1. Content of the online offering

The C. Bechstein Pianoforte AG is not responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of information provided. Liability claims against the author relating to material or ideal nature caused by use or disuse of the information offered and/or the use of incorrect and incomplete information are excluded, as long as the author is not intentionally or grossly negligent. All offers are non-binding. The author reserves the right to change, add to, delete parts or all of the entire offer as well as temporarily or permanently discontinue the publication without prior notice.

2. References and links

For direct or indirect links to other websites (“hyperlinks”) which lie outside the responsibility of the author, liability would only occur in case the author is aware of the contents and it is technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent the use of illegal content. The author expressly states hereby that at the time of linking, no illegal content was discernable on the linked pages. The author had no control over the current and future design, contents or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, he distances himself specifically from all contents of all linked pages which were changed after the link was established.This applies to all links and references made within the company’s own Internet offer as well as for foreign entries in author-created guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and all other forms of databases to which external access is possible. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and especially for damages resulting from the use or disuse of such information offered, only the provider of the site referred to, and not the one who has linked to these pages is liable.

3. Copyright and trademark

The author endeavors to respect the copyrights of the images, graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts used, to use his own graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts or to draw from licence-free graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts. The rights to the images used on this website have been clarified as far as possible. If you, despite all the care taken in our work, feel a picture copyright has been overlooked, please contact the address given in the masthead. All brands named in the Internet offer and possibly protected through third parties are unconditionally subject to the provisions of applicable trademark laws and the copyrights of each registered owner. The mere mention does not imply that trademarks are not protected by rights of third parties! The copyright for objects published by the author remains solely with the author of the pages. Any reproduction or use of graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not allowed without the express permission of the author.

4. Amendments

We reserve the right to amend the General Site Policy in order to accommodate changes in the law, modifications of the services or regulatory gaps. We shall announce amendments to the General Site Policy at least four weeks before they come into effect. The amendments become effective if you do not contest them within four weeks of their announcement. In announcing the amendments, we indicate your right to contest them and the consequences of not doing so. If you contest the amendments within the period specified, the existing contractual provisions shall continue to govern your use of the services. We reserve the right to terminate for cause.

5. Final Provisions and Applicable Law

The place of performance is Bechstein’s headquarters, i.e. Berlin. In business transactions with traders or corporate bodies under public law or for special fund assets under public law, Berlin shall be the place of jurisdiction for complaints. For non-traders, the place of jurisdiction is determined according to their place of residence, provided the claims by Bechstein are not asserted in the default action. All legal relationships from this contract are subject to German Federal law to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (GISG). Provided the contract has been concluded in writing, Berlin shall be the place of jurisdiction if the place of residence of the user (trader or not) is not known at the commencement of legal proceedings or if the user moves outside the scope of the law after the conclusion of the contract. All information, agreements, messages or inquiries regarding the General Site Policy and any amendments or additions to it must be made in writing. Sending emails or faxes is sufficient, as is clicking on the appropriate buttons. Amendments or additions to the General Site Policy, including amendments to this clause, must be made in writing for them to become legally valid. If one of the clauses in this contract becomes invalid, the validity of the other clauses shall remain unaffected. Invalid clauses are to be replaced by ones that are nearest to them. The same holds in the event of possible gaps that need to be filled. This contract founds no relations under corporate law between Bechstein and user.

Only the German Version of this text is the legally binding.