Terms of Use and Code of Conduct

Terms of Use and Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct
Terms of Use


The course is designed along the process of child abduction cases. Users can follow the provided structure for a holistic training or freely select modules and exercises according to their demand. The course works with different media formats (texts, graphic recordings and videos from the conference, audio files, charts) and a number of interactive tools (forums and comments arranged during admission or by rating, polls, Wikis). The emphasis on interactive elements requires a sincere use of the available opportunities by all users. The following Code of Conduct is a non-complete list of standards that Users agree to by registering for the course.

I. Contributions :
a) Should be written with the purpose to be useful for other users,
b) Should refer to the respective task/question,
c) Should be based on own experiences or reference the sources,
d) Should be written as short as possible,
e) May not include any commercial advertisement,
f) May not use derogative terms or in any way be defamatory, offensive, wrongful, or discriminative and have to be legal.
It’s not about the amount of your postings but about the quality and usefulness.

II. Confidentiality:
a) Requires not to use any names of conflicting parties or other involved persons,
b) Requires to write about experiences in cases not before these cases are finished.

III. Rating :
a) Should be made, whenever possible,
b) Should be made only if you feel capable of judging the practical value of a contribution,
c) Should be made only with regard to the practical relevance of a contribution, not about the level of agreement with the statements given.
Ratings help others to select comments worth reading.

IV. Feedback and critique :
a) Should reference to a specific post or other contribution,
b) Should be clearly expressed as own subjective perception, not as fundamental truth,
c) Should be explained with an argumentation and encourage a discussion rather than be an unchangeable statement,
d) Should include alternatives as suggestions not as advices.
Keep in mind, that others do have logical reasons for why they act and decide how they do.

V. Direct contact
a) Should be within the tasks of the course unless clearly accepted to be expanded by the other.

The e-learning course “Protecting the Child” (further referred to as the Service) is owned by “Bundesverband Mediation e.V.” (further referred to as the Operator) and operated by all partners in the project “Protecting the Child” under the lead of “Bundesverband Mediation e.V.” (further referred to as the Partners). Our services are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein.

1.1 Personal Data: Users must provide contact information and general information about the User, the User’s professional background/interest and the User's organisation. This information is maintained in a user profile which the User controls. Information collected in a user profile is used to better understand the use of the service and to support related transactions made on the website.

1.2 Confidentiality: The Partners do not sell e-mail addresses or other general information that Users provide in the registration process to other parties. However the Partners may disclose your personally identifiable information if it believes in good faith that it is required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, a subpoena or other legal process. The Partners may also disclose this information, if it has reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating this Agreement or to protect the safety of Users and the public.

1.3 Password Use: By entering into this Agreement, you acknowledge that the Training is for your exclusive use only. Use or sharing of your User Name and Password by another user is not permitted and is cause for immediate termination of this Agreement without notice to you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your User Name and Password and for all activities that occur under your User Name and Password. You agree to immediately notify our Customer Service under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you become aware of or have reason to believe that there is any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. You also agree to take all reasonable steps to stop such unauthorized use and to cooperate with “Bundesverband Mediation e.V.” in any investigation of such unauthorized uses.

2.1 Disclaimer of Warranty: The Operator implements standard web security measures to maintain the safety and security of Users' personal information. However, each User expressly agrees that use of the course is at his or her sole risk. The Operator does not warrant that the service or the website will be uninterrupted or error free. The disclaimer of liability contained in this section applies to any and all damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of records or any other material, whether for breach of contract, negligence, or under any other cause of action.

2.2 Disclaimer of Warranty: All information provided is result of the exchange amongst legal practitioners and has been checked by the authors to the best of one’s knowledge. However there is any no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the service or the website or as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information provided through the service or the website.

2.3 Monitoring: The Partners shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the service to determine compliance with this agreement. The Partners shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any material submitted to or posted on the service. Without limiting the foregoing, the partners shall have the right to remove any material that was found to be in violation of the provisions hereof, otherwise objectionable or stale. Notwithstanding this right, users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages posted on the service.

2.4 User contributions: The course contains content supplied by third parties and Users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties or Users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of the Partners. Each user specifically acknowledges that neither the Operator nor any of the Partners is liable for defamatory, offensive, wrongful, or illegal conduct of third parties, or other Users of the service and that the risk of damage or injury from the foregoing rests entirely with each User. Further the Operator and the Partners neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, information, or statement on the service made in the course by anyone other than employees of the Partners itself while acting in their official capacities. Under no circumstances will the Partners be liable for any loss or damage caused by reliance on information obtained through postings on the Service.

2.5 Third Party Links: In an attempt to provide increased value to the Users, the course contains various third party website links. However, even if the third party is affiliated with the project “Protecting the Child”, Bundesverband Mediation e.V. has no control over these linked sites each of which may have separate privacy and data collection practices, and all of which are independent to Bundesverband Mediation e.V.. Therefore Bundesverband Mediation e.V. has noany responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and are not responsible for the content, privacy practices or the content of such websites. Each user accesses third party websites at own risk. Nonetheless, the Bundesverband Mediation e.V. and the partners in the project “Protecting the Child” seek to protect the integrity of the website and the links placed upon it and therefore requests feedback on not only the website, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).

3.1. Intellectual Property Rights: The course provides certain services and benefits for registered Users and derives its revenue from the production and distribution of those services and benefits for the exclusive use of registered Users. Members acknowledge that the duplication and/or redistribution of content, information, data, or other intellectual property gained through access to the course to any other party is a violation of applicable copyright laws and causes harm to the Operator, the Partners and the course. Each User by becoming a user agrees that duplication and/or redistribution of any materials to any non-users shall in each instance require prior written authorisation from one of the Partners.

4.1. Solicitation and Advertising: A User may not use the Service to send unsolicited advertising, promotional material, or other solicitations to Users except in specific areas of the website designated for such purposes such as the section on further training in Module 8.

4.2. Infringement: A User is prohibited by this agreement and by federal and state law from engaging in acts of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property or proprietary infringement.

4.3. Adult Material: The Operator prohibits the transfer or posting on the Service of nudity, pornographic or adult material, sexually explicit images or descriptions involving sexual behavior, or other content deemed offensive by the Operator according to community standards and state/provincial and federal law.

5.1 Termination of Membership: User’s membership is for an indefinite term and effective until terminated by the User or the Operator. The Operator may terminate a User's account or access rights to the Service immediately without notice, if the User fails to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. The Operator may also terminate the entire service, or any element of the service, at any time without notice.

5.2 Policy changes: By using the Service each User consents to the Agreement, as described herein. If the Operator determines to change any of the terms of this Agreement, the users will be informed through their e-Mail contact.

The Partners welcome User's questions, comments, and concerns about the Service, and this Agreement. If Users have questions or need more information, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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