Terms of Use

By using the DrugBasePlus database portal, you agree to these terms of use.

1. Subject of the contract

These general terms and conditions regulate the rights and obligations of online use of the DrugBasePlus database portal between the scientific publishing company Stuttgart as the provider and the customer.

2. Access to the online database portal

The customer can log into the DrugBasePlus database portal using the method agreed with him.

It is currently possible to log in via the apotheken.de ID, via the IP address, via an access code or via Shibboleth.

The customer is obliged to keep the access codes and passwords secret and to prevent any misuse by third parties. He also ensures that all users working in his company or institution also comply with this obligation.

3. Further obligations of the customer

3.1 The customer is responsible for creating all the technical requirements in order to be able to use the services of the DrugBasePlus database portal (e.g. provision and setup of hardware, operating system software, Internet connection, current browser software, etc.). Upon request, the provider will inform the customer about the browser to be used in each case. In the event of further development of the database portal and other technical components of the system by the provider, the customer is responsible for making the necessary adjustments to the hardware and software used by him. In order to be able to use the DrugBasePlus database portal without problems, it is assumed that the time and time zone on the computers used by the customer are up-to-date and correct and that the customer's system accepts the cookies transmitted by the provider's server. It is up to the customer to make the appropriate settings.

3.2 The customer is obliged to take the necessary precautions to secure his system. This includes in particular the use of up-to-date protection software to protect against computer viruses. The provider is not liable for virus damage that could have been avoided using such software.

3.3 The customer acknowledges that the DrugBasePlus database portal is a database within the meaning of §§ 4 As. 2, 87a para. 1 UrhG. Associated computer programs are subject to the protection of §§ 69a ff. UrhG.

4. Scope of services, restrictions on use and the provider's right to make changes

4.1 The content to be delivered to the customer as part of his contract is specified in the user contract. The DrugBasePlus database portal is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This does not apply to
a) times when the DrugBasePlus database portal is not available, which is due to the fact that the technical requirements to be created by the customer for access to the online database are temporarily not met,
b) periods of unavailability of the online database due to disruptions that are based on errors in the data transmission network or are the responsibility of the data transmission company,
c) periods of unavailability of the online database portal due to force majeure, in particular due to power failures that are beyond the Provider's control,
d) Times when the online database portal is not available due to maintenance work by the provider, which is generally carried out between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The provider guarantees that the authorized user will not infringe any rights of third parties, such as copyrights, other property rights or intellectual property rights, through the use of the licensed publications (database and its contents) set out in this contract.

4.2 The Provider reserves the right at any time to remove, in whole or in part, those parts from the databases made available for which it has lost the right to publish or which it assumes violate copyright law. Or that it is defamatory, obscene, illegal or otherwise objectionable.

4.3 The type, scope and content of the DrugBasePlus database portal offered are based on the currently applicable technical, legal and economic framework conditions for the data networks used. The place of data transmission is the interface between the server of the Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart and the Internet or other data networks. The responsibility of the Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart for data transmission ends at this point. The use of the licensed publications (databases and their content) is at the user's own risk. Access to the online version of the licensed publications may be interrupted or incorrect. The provider assumes no liability for the completeness and correctness of the electronic data. The Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart assumes no responsibility for any links to third-party websites contained in the licensed publications (database and its content), neither for the possibility of accessing these websites at any time, nor for their technical quality and content. The respective operator is responsible for these pages. The Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart reserves the right to deactivate or delete links of this type.

4.4 Unless otherwise provided in these terms of use, the Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart makes no representations or warranties, including all guarantees with regard to the design or the correctness of the information in the publications (databases and their contents), as well as the marketability or suitability for a specific purpose or the technical compatibility of use with computer systems of any kind. The licensed publications (databases and their contents) are provided "as is".

4.5 The provider assumes no liability towards the authorized user for damage or consequential damage that may arise due to the unavailability or use of the licensed publications (databases and their contents). The Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart is only liable for damages that have arisen due to intent, gross negligence or fraud with regard to the use of the publications. Irrespective of this, the Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart is liable at most for the usage fee paid by the user within the reference period in which the legal claim, loss or damage arose. This limitation of liability, excluding certain damages, will survive regardless of the success or effectiveness of other remedies.

The above provisions also apply to the provider's employees and vicarious agents.

5. Remuneration and runtime

The remuneration to be paid by the customer is determined when the order is placed or when it is confirmed in writing. This also applies to the useful life.
The comprehensive copyright with all rights of use to the publications (database and its contents), in particular to the data processing program and the online help, is the exclusive property of the Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart. The publications and their content are protected by copyright. The sole copyright to the publications remains with the Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart or the registered rights holders.
The customer acknowledges that the database portal is a database work produced by the provider or a database within the meaning of §§ 4 Paragraph 2, 87 a Paragraph 1 Copyright Act. The associated computer programs are subject to protection under Sections 69 a et seq. of the Copyright Act.

6. Rights of use of the customer

6.1 Within the scope of his order and its written confirmation, the customer receives the simple right to access or use the selected databases and their contents for the duration agreed in the order and its confirmation.

6.2 Use is limited to the number of users and the customer's institution agreed in the registration/order and its written confirmation. Access authorization is confirmed by the provider. The retrieved documents may only be used by the user for their own use. Any commercial transfer, in particular selling, renting, leasing or lending the programs, the content or the documents is prohibited.
If the program allows the export of data for further processing in another program, the export and the associated use are only permitted for the end user's own needs. The data must be provided with the usual source references. The electronic storage of individual parts of the publications, insofar as this is possible in one of the licensed databases, is only permitted for the customer's own use. Any use of the work beyond this - in particular further duplication or multiple use of the programs in excess of the contractually agreed number of users - obliges us to pay damages and can be a punishable offence. This also includes passing on and making the data available to third parties and other commercial use of the complete data or parts thereof in connection with new programs or systems or print forms.

The provider is entitled to take technical measures to prevent use beyond the contractually permissible scope, in particular to install appropriate access blocks. The user may not use any devices, products or other means that serve to circumvent or overcome the technical measures of the provider. In the event of a violation by the user, the provider is entitled to block the customer's access immediately and to terminate the contract without notice. Further rights and claims of the provider, in particular claims for damages, remain unaffected.

6.3 Rights of use, which may be exercised due to the limitations of copyright under Section 6 UrhG, are not granted in the user contract with the customer and in these terms of use and are not affected by this.

7. Data Privacy

The customer is informed that the provider collects, processes and uses personal inventory and usage data. Details are described in the data protection declaration.

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