Terms of Use

1. Acceptance of Terms

By accessing and using the VendorDB website (hereafter referred to as 'the Website'), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the following Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any part of these terms, please refrain from using the Website.

2. User Conduct

By using the VendorDB website, you agree to adhere to the following user conduct guidelines:

  • Automation: Users must not employ automated scripts, bots, or other mechanisms to perform actions on the Website. An API is available for certain automated use, limited to the functionalities explicitly allowed by VendorDB.
  • User-Generated Content: Users must have the necessary rights and permissions to upload and use content. By uploading content, users grant VendorDB a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use and host the content on the Website for the purpose of providing VendorDB services. This license excludes the use of user-generated content for promotional purposes.
  • External Content: Content loaded externally on the Website, such as vendor logos, belongs to the respective owners. Users must not use, reproduce, or distribute external content without the explicit consent of the owners.
  • VendorDB Content: All content produced and provided by VendorDB itself, such as articles, guides, and website design, is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0). Users must respect the terms of this license.

Any violation of these user conduct guidelines may result in warnings, restrictions, or termination of user accounts, as deemed appropriate by VendorDB.

3. Intellectual Property

VendorDB respects intellectual property rights and expects users to do the same. Users must not infringe upon any intellectual property rights while using the Website. This includes but is not limited to respecting copyrights, trademarks, and patents owned by others.

4. Disclaimers

By using the VendorDB website, you acknowledge and agree to the following disclaimers:

  • Content Accuracy: While VendorDB strives to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the content on the website may occasionally contain errors, inaccuracies, or outdated information. The website owner makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the content.
  • User-Generated Content: VendorDB is a platform that allows users to submit reviews and other content. The views and opinions expressed in user-generated content do not necessarily reflect the views of VendorDB or its owners. VendorDB is not responsible for any user-generated content, and the website owner disclaims any liability arising from such content.
  • External Content: Content loaded externally on the Website, such as external links, advertisements, or embedded content, belongs to the respective owners or third parties. VendorDB does not endorse or assume responsibility for external content.
  • Limitation of Liability: In no event shall VendorDB or its owners be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use the Website or its content. Users access the Website at their own risk.
  • Website Availability: VendorDB strives to maintain the availability and functionality of the website. However, the website owner does not guarantee uninterrupted access to the Website and reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Website at any time without prior notice.
  • Warning Reports: Warnings issued to vendors based on user reports represent suspicions and allegations. VendorDB does not conduct formal investigations, and warnings are not a confirmation of misconduct. Users should exercise their own judgment when relying on warning information.
  • Legal Compliance: Users are responsible for ensuring that their use of the Website complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and requirements in their jurisdiction.

5. Termination of Use

VendorDB reserves the right to terminate or suspend a user's access to the Website at any time, without prior notice, for any reason or no reason, including but not limited to:

  • Violation of Terms: Users who violate any of the Terms of Use or engage in conduct deemed harmful, abusive, or disruptive to the Website or other users may face termination of their account.
  • Misuse of the Website: Any misuse of the Website, including attempts to manipulate or interfere with the Website's functionalities, may lead to the termination of access.
  • Non-Compliance: Failure to comply with applicable laws, regulations, or requirements while using the Website may result in the termination of access.
  • Breach of Security: Attempting to breach or compromise the security of the Website or other users' accounts may lead to termination of access.
  • User Conduct: Persistent violation of user conduct guidelines, as outlined in Section 2, may result in the termination of user access.
  • Discretionary Action: VendorDB reserves the right to exercise its discretion in terminating or suspending user access for reasons not explicitly mentioned above.

Upon termination, users must cease all further use of the Website, and VendorDB shall not be liable for any damages or losses resulting from the termination of access.

6. Privacy Policy

For information on how we handle user data, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

7. Governing Law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany. Any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use, including their interpretation, validity, or termination, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Germany.