General conditions of membership

Be a part of the trustworthy alliance

The membership contract is concluded between Tiny Living Alliance (“TLA”) and the operator of a business (“Member”). The TLA membership of the merchant begins when TLA has accepts the membership application form.

§1 Use of the TLA brands

§1.1 TLA holds all intellectual property rights (in particular copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, design rights, rights to or in connection with databases and rights to or in connection with confidential information) with regard to the TLA trademarks, the system and all other services and licensed content provided within the framework of the membership.

§1.2 The Member is forbidden to use TLA word/figurative marks (logo) or to give the impression that its online appearance or publication is examined by TLA, unless it is entitled by granting a use license by TLA for this.

§2 Duties of the member

§2.1 The Member must, at his/her own expense, create the technical requirements necessary to use the systems provided by TLA, in particular to prepare his/her own systems for the use of the services.

§2.2 The Member is obliged to comply with the applicable law and to offer only those goods and services whose is not prohibited by law.

§2.3 The Member shall name at least one responsible contact person with his or her contact details, to whom TLA can address all inquiries in connection with this membership agreement.

§2.4 The Member grants TLA the right to use the Member trademarks for marketing purposes, to present the Member and to advertise the Member membership with TLA. The Member can contradict this granting of rights at any time for the future.

§3 Warranty and liability

§3.1 TLA exclude all implied conditions and warranties, except those of which the exclusion would contravene any statute or cause any part of these terms and conditions to be void, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

§3.2 TLA will not be liable for any loss or damage (whether foreseeable or not) suffered by any person acting on our advice, whether the loss or damage arises in connection with our negligence, default or lack of care, any misrepresentation or any other cause and our liability is limited to providing you with the services again.

§3.4 Force Majeure: TLA does not control the data transfer via the Internet and is therefore not responsible for delays or problems of delivery caused by the Internet. Same applies to other serious events, like in particular technical difficulties, which lie outside the sphere of

influence of TLA, force majeure, labour disputes, unrest, warlike or terrorist conflicts, the unforeseeable consequences for the performance of the service. TLA does not guarantee in this respect that the systems available at any time are accessible, available and error-free.

§4 Confidentiality

§4.1 TLA undertakes to treat all confidential information, data and documents which it receives from the Member in connection with the TLA membership contract form as confidential and to use them exclusively for the execution of the contract.

§5 Term, renewal and termination of Contract

§5.1 The minimum contract term is 12 months. The TLA membership contract is extended in each case by one year, if not cancelled 3 months before the end of the respective 12-month period is cancelled. Payment can be made by bank transfer or SEPA direct debit. In case of late payment, additional fees will be charged.

$5.2 The right to terminate the contract without notice and without cause for important reason remains unaffected.

$5.3 An important reason for the immediate, extraordinary notice of termination by TLA exists in particular if the member does not follow an obligation in accordance with §2 despite warning or repeatedly or refuses the fulfillment of these obligations seriously and finally. Already paid services etc. will not be refunded.

§6 Contract Amendments

§6.1 Changes will be communicated to the Member text form. The changes are considered approved if the member does not object to them in text form. The objection must be received within one month after receipt of the notification.

§7 Final provisions

§7.1 Declarations concerning the membership contract are only valid if they are received in written form. Cancellations must be made in written form.

§7.2 This agreement and all disputes arising from or in connection with it shall be governed exclusively by German law.

§7.3 If the member is a merchant, a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law, the place of jurisdiction shall be Germany, unless an exclusive place of jurisdiction is given. The same applies if the member does not have a general place of jurisdiction in Germany or if the Member place of residence or habitual abode is unknown at the time the action is filed.