(1) The Ubiquitous
Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Technical University of
Darmstadt (hereinafter referred to as the "Portal Operator")
provides a platform at https://www.argumentext.de/de
(hereinafter referred to as "the Portal")
which searches document collections for natural language arguments
and determines relevant pros and cons on any user-defined topic using
(2) These Terms of
Use govern the provision of the Service by the Portal Operator and
the use of these Services by you.
(3) Information on
the Portal Operator can be found here
The portal operator
3 Authorization to register
(1) The use of the
services available on the portal does not in principle require
registration as a participant. Registration on our portal is offered
as an option.
(2) For some of our
services (e.g. search for arguments) we also offer you access via a
programming interface (API). In this case a registration with name
and e-mail address is necessary to generate a personalized key for
the access to the programming interface.
(3) There is no
right to registration and access to the programming interface. The
portal operator is entitled to reject registration applications
without giving reasons.
4 Responsibility for access data
(1) During the
registration process, you will be asked to provide a username and
password. You can use this data to log in to the portal after your
access has been activated.
(2) You must keep
the access data, including the password and any API keys, secret and
not make them accessible to unauthorised third parties.
(3) It is also your
responsibility to ensure that your access to the Portal and the use
of the services available on the Portal is exclusively by you or by
persons authorized by you. If it is to be feared that unauthorised
third parties have gained or will gain knowledge of your access data,
the portal operator must be informed immediately.
You are liable for
any use and/or other activity carried out under your access data in
accordance with the statutory provisions.
5 Updating the data
You are obliged to
keep your data (including your contact details) up to date. If there
is a change in the data provided during the period of your
participation, you must notify us of the change by e-mail.
6 Termination of participation
(1) You can cancel
your access at any time by unsubscribing from the portal by e-mail.
(2) The portal
operator is entitled to irretrievably delete all data created within
the scope of your participation after 30 calendar days have elapsed
after you have unsubscribed and after any statutory retention periods
7 Range of services and availability of services
(1) The portal
operator provides you with various information and other services on
the portal for temporary use. Such a service can be the extraction of
arguments from dynamic text sources such as news streams or social
networks and their compilation.
The content and
scope of the services are determined by the functionalities currently
available on the portal.
(2) A claim to the
use of the services available on the portal exists only within the
framework of the technical and operational possibilities of the
portal operator. The portal operator endeavours to ensure that its
services can be used as uninterruptedly as possible. However,
temporary restrictions or interruptions may occur due to technical
faults (e.g. interruption of the power supply, hardware and software
faults, technical problems in the data lines).
8 Changes to services
The portal provider
is entitled at any time to change services provided free of charge on
the portal and/or to discontinue the provision of services free of
charge. In this case the portal operator is entitled to irretrievably
delete all data created.
9 Protection of contents, responsibility for contents of third
(1) The contents
available on the portal are predominantly protected by copyright or
other protective rights and are the property of the portal operator
or other third parties who have made the respective contents
(2) The Portal
Operator does not check third-party content for completeness,
correctness and legality and therefore assumes no responsibility or
warranty for the completeness, correctness, legality and
up-to-dateness of the third-party content. This also applies with
regard to the quality of third-party content and its suitability for
a specific purpose, and also insofar as third-party content on linked
external websites is concerned.
(3) The compilation
of the contents as such is protected as a database or database work
iSd. Sec. 4 para. 2, Sec. 87a para. 1 UrhG (German Copyrights Act).
within the framework specified on the Portal.
10 Scope of permitted use
Your right of use is
limited to access to the Portal and use of the services available on
the Portal within the framework of the provisions of these Terms of
11 Prohibited activities
(1) The services
available on the Portal are intended exclusively for non-commercial
use by the Participants. Any use for or in connection with
commercial purposes is prohibited, unless such use was previously
expressly permitted in writing by the portal operator.
(2) You are
prohibited from any activities on or in connection with the Portal
that violate applicable law, violate the rights of third parties or
violate the principles of the protection of minors.
(3) You are also
prohibited from taking any action that could impair the smooth
operation of the portal, in particular from placing an excessive load
on the systems of the portal operator.
12 Blocking of accesses
The Portal Operator
may temporarily or permanently block your access to the Portal if
there are concrete indications that you have violated or have
Operator has any other justified interest in the blocking. When
deciding on a blocking, the portal operator will take your legitimate
interests into account appropriately.
13 Processing of your personal data
Details on the
collection and processing of your data can be found in our data protection declaration.
14 Limitation of liability
The services are
provided free of charge. Should you suffer any damage through the use
of services provided on the Portal (including the retrieval of free
content), the Portal Operator shall only be liable to the extent that
your damage has arisen as a result of the contractual use of the free
content and/or services, and only in the event of intent (including
fraudulent intent) and gross negligence on the part of the Portal
15 Requirement of written form
connection with participation in the Portal must be made in writing
by e-mail. The e-mail address of the portal operator is email@example.com. Contact details are
subject to change without notice.
16 Severability clause
Should any provision
legal validity of the remaining provisions. In place of the invalid
provision, a valid provision shall be deemed to have been agreed
which comes closest in economic terms to the provision intended by
17 Applicable law
shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany to
the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International
Sales of Goods (CISG).
18 Place of jurisdiction
The exclusive place
shall be the registered office of the portal operator, insofar as
such an agreement on the place of jurisdiction is admissible.
the event of conflict or inconsistency between the English and the
German version of this agreement, the German original version shall