On the website kittl.com (“Site”) HTC Heritage Type GmbH, Dolziger Str. 46, 10247 Berlin, Germany (“Kittl”) provides a platform for creating, editing, sharing and using designs (the “Kittl Platform”).
1. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION AND LOGIN DETAILS
Use of the Kittl Platform requires that the User has fully completed the registration process for the Kittl Platform. In order to register for the Kittl Platform, the User needs to
a) enter his/her username, e-mail address, and define a password or
b) use a profile of a (social) network operated by third parties, such as Facebook or Google ("Social Login"); if the User wishes to register with the Kittl Platform by means of Social Login, the User will be redirected to the login/registration mask of the (social) network and can log in there with his/her user name and password stored with this provider ("Login Details").
The Login Details chosen by the User are confidential information. The User acknowledges the necessity not to disclose these Login Details and promises to keep it secret and not uncover, pass, or offer the Login Details to a third party without written permission from Kittl.
The User confirms that he/she, as an owner of the Login Details, bears responsibility for each access to the Kittl Platform. Also, the User is informed and agrees that Kittl automatically accepts and recognizes the use of his/her Login Details as evidence of the fact that it was the User who gained access to the Kittl Platform. If the User has reason to believe that the confidentiality of his/her password has been compromised or unauthorized access to his/her Kittl account is otherwise possible, the User agrees to promptly change the Login Details and notify Kittl.
Kittl has the right to request password changes from time to time. Kittl may block access to the Kittl account pursuant to Section 11 until such password change has been made.
With the Kittl Platform, Kittl offers the User the opportunity to create designs by using various tools and features (e.g. editing illustrations, text effects, colour settings etc.).
The User can
Further, the User has the opportunity to publish and share User Generated Designs with other users.
3. FREE VERSION
Kittl may provide a free-of-charge version of the Kittl Platform that includes a reduced set of features of the Kittl Platform (“Free Version”). The scope of features that can be used within the Free Version is at Kittl’s discretion and Kittl retains the right to change the scope of features or to stop providing a Free Version at any time.
4. SUBSCRIPTION PLAN, PRICING AND PAYMENT
Kittl offers various subscription plans for the use of the Kittl Platform that include different sets of features and licenses (“Subscription”). The prices for the Subscription are specified under https://www.kittl.com/pricing.
Before ordering a Subscription plan, the User must create a free user account. By selecting a Subscription plan and clicking on the button (referred to as " Order with obligation to pay " or similar) at the end of the order process, the User places a legally binding offer to the conclusion of a contract regarding the chosen Subscription plan. Prior to placing the order, the User may always make adjustments to the order.
Upon receipt of the order, the User will receive an automatically generated summary of the Subscription. This is a non-binding confirmation receipt to let the User know that the order has been duly received and which Subscription the User has ordered. Only upon Kittl’s order confirmation or the start of the actual provision of services, a contract shall have been concluded.
The prices of the Subscription can be paid monthly or annual via credit card. The User’s Subscription will automatically renew on a monthly or yearly basis, depending on which plan the User chose, unless it has been terminated.
All prices are net prices plus the applicable taxes and fiscal charges that accrue by law.
5. RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL
If the User is a consumer within the meaning of § 13 German Civil Code, Kittl will inform the User about his/her right of withdrawal within the scope of the respective order process. The User acknowledges, that Kittl will not commence the provision of services with regard to the Kittl Platform until the expiry of the withdrawal period, unless the User has expressly waived his/her right of withdrawal by clicking on the relevant checkbox as part of the ordering process.
6. AVAILABILITY, FUNCTIONALITY AND CHANGES
Kittl offers the User the possibility to use the Kittl Platform if and to the extent that the Kittl Platform is available and functional. However, Kittl does not guarantee the continuous availability and functionality of the Kittl Platform.
Kittl reserves the right to make other changes to the Kittl Platform including to modify functionalities (together: “Changes”) at any time without prior notification, provided that the Kittl Platform continues to generally provide the scope described in Section 2 and that such Changes are not unreasonable for the User. However, Kittl is not obligated to make any Changes. Kittl does not warrant that information given on the Kittl Platform is complete, accurate and compliant.
7. DUTIES OF CARE AND COOPERATION
The User is responsible to ensure that the electronic equipment he/she uses, has all the relevant technical specifications that are required for using the Kittl Platform.
The User agrees to use the Kittl Platform solely in compliance with all applicable laws. The User is prohibited from using the Kittl Platform to support activities that may cause Kittl to violate applicable law.
The User is responsible for any User Uploads and User Generated Designs provided by the User on the Kittl Platform. In particular, the User must ensure that (i) User Uploads and User Generated Designs do not violate personal rights, advertising rights, copyrights, publishing rights or any other rights of any other person, and (ii) no license or other fees are incurred through their use. The User further undertakes not to provide any User Uploads and User Generated Designs that is offensive, discriminatory, glorifies violence, is defamatory or misleading, promotes or supports an illegal act or otherwise violates applicable law and agrees to avoid using the Kittl Platform in an inappropriate manner including, but not limited to:
The User also agrees not to use the Kittl Platform in a way that
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND RIGHTS OF USE
The rights that Kittl grants to the User with respect to the Designs and the rights that the User grants Kittl with respect to the User Uploads and User Generated Designs are set out in and subject to the License Terms.
If the User creates and provides Kittl with feedback suggestions, ideas in the context of the integration and/or use of the Kittl Platform (“Feedback”), the User assigns to Kittl all right, title, and interest (including all copyright, patent, and other intellectual property rights) in such Feedback for all current and future methods and forms of use and exploitation in any way. If such rights in Feedback cannot be effectively assigned under applicable law, the User grants Kittl the exclusive, worldwide, unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free rights to use and exploit such Feedback for all current and future methods and forms of use and exploitation in any way; such rights include in particular, but are not limited to, the right to reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, make, use, have made, sell, offer to sell, import, modify and make derivative works based on, and otherwise exploit that Feedback.
Kittl is not required to make use of any Feedback. It is in Kittl’s sole discretion whether and how Kittl uses any Feedback provided by the User. If Kittl makes use of the User’s Feedback, Kittl is not required to credit or compensate the User in any way or form.
9. PROCEDURE OF NOTIFICATION AND PRESENTATION OF INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS
10. TERM AND TERMINATION
The Contract for the use of the Kittl Platform runs for an indefinite period of time.
The User can terminate the Contract at any time without observing a notice period and without giving a reason. This can also be done by deleting the User’s the Kittl account.
Kittl can only terminate the Contract for convenience by observing a reasonable notice period especially if:
Kittl’s right to suspend the User’s access to his/her Kittl account pursuant to Section 11 remains unaffected.
11. SUSPENDING ACCESS TO THE USER’S KITTL ACCOUNT
Kittl may at its sole discretion suspend access to the User’s Kittl account if Kittl reasonably determines or has reasonable grounds to suspect that the use of the Kittl Platform by a User:
Kittl will remove a suspension as soon as the reason for the suspension no longer exists. For this purpose, the User is welcome to contact Kittl at email@example.com in order to obtain clarification.
Further claims against the User remain unaffected.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Kittl is liable – regardless of the legal basis – without limitation
In the event of damages to property and financial losses caused by slight negligence, Kittl’s liability shall be limited to cases that constitute a breach of an essential contractual obligation and shall be limited in amount to the foreseeable damage typical of the Contract, unless unlimited liability exists in accordance with the first sentence of this Section 12. Essential contractual obligations are obligations which the Contract imposes on Kittl in accordance with its content in order to achieve the purpose of the Contract, the fulfilment of which is essential for the proper execution of the Contract and upon fulfilment of which the User may regularly rely.
In all other cases, the liability of Kittl is excluded.
The above limitations of liability also apply regarding Kittl’s liability for Kittl’s vicarious agents, employees, and legal representatives.
Legal warranty claims are not affected by these limitations of liability.
Kittl recommends that the User backs up any User Uploads and User Generated Designs and data used in connection with the Kittl Platform, to protect the User in case of problems with the Kittl Platform.
13. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
There may be links to third-party websites on the Kittl Platform. Such links are given solely for the User’s convenience. Their presence does not mean that they are recommended or endorsed by Kittl. Also, Kittl does not warrant their safety and that such third-party websites meet the User’s expectations.
14. CONTACT INFORMATION
For any questions in connection with the provisions of the Contract, please contact Kittl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
15. ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution at https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr. Kittl is neither obligated nor ready to participate in online dispute resolution.
The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the User and Kittl with regard to the subject matter hereof.
The User is not entitled to transfer the Contract to third parties without Kittl’s prior written consent.
Subject to any mandatory provisions of the applicable law of the User’s place of residence, the Contract is subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, excluding the United Nations’ Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, CISG. The place of jurisdiction for pecuniary disputes arising out of or in connection with the Contract is Berlin, Germany, if the User, as the party to be sued, is a merchant, legal person under public law, or special asset (Sondervermögen) under public law or the User has moved his/her domicile or usual place of residence to a place outside the Federal Republic of Germany or if the User’s domicile or usual place of residence is not known to Kittl at the time the action is filed.
Should any individual provision of this Contract be or become invalid or unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity of the other provisions of the Contract which shall remain in full force and effect. The invalid or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision which accords most closely with the presumed intention and the intended purpose of the Contract and the parties agree to provide any necessary declarations in this respect.
The order text is not stored by Kittl and can no longer be retrieved after the order process has been completed. However, the User can print out the order data immediately after sending the order.
This Contract and all related documents are written in English language. Any translation hereof or any version in a language other than English shall be for convenience purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between this English language version and any other language version, the English language version shall prevail.