Note: The following content represents a translation of a German legal text. There is no claim to juridical correctness.

Terms of Use Online Magazine

1.1 Basic principles

The purpose of this forum (hereafter "We") is an online magazine addressed to the public, which provides exclusive information about campus life at the University of Osnabrück. The aim is therefore to foster peaceful and respectful interaction among the users (hereinafter "you") without offensive hostility.


1.2 Virtual Domestic Authority and "Netiquette

1.2.1 Overview of rules for using this forum:

  • In order to make contributions, comments or other interactions such as likes, shares, etc., you must be registered and logged in as a user.
  • Constructive and objective comments are desired.
  • Racist, discriminating, offensive or hurtful content of any kind will not be tolerated and will be deleted immediately after knowledge.
  • We ask for a friendly tone, tolerance and respect for other opinions.
  • Please respect data protection and do not publish sensitive data.
  • Any kind of advertising on this forum is not allowed. Exceptions are projects and events of the University of Osnabrück. Advertising for this requires prior agreement with the magazine.

Until further notice, all comments will be displayed immediately without prior review.

We reserve the right to check contributions and published content (pictures, texts, comments, videos, voice recordings, etc.) and to remove them without comment in case of violations of the terms of use, copyright and trademark law. If you see such content, please send an email to:

1.2.2 Sanctions for violation of these rules

We exercise our householder's rights. This means: In the event of violations of these terms of use or other rules published on the website, we can temporarily or permanently exclude users from using this offer and issue a (virtual) house ban. A prior warning is not necessary for this.


1.3 Details on registration and provision of the offer

Prerequisite for the use of the online magazine is the registration via the corresponding online form. After registering via the online form in the forum, you will receive a confirmation email to verify your data. With this email you can confirm your registration by mouse click. There is no legal claim to activation or participation in the online magazine.

Your account may only be used by yourself. As the account holder, you are also responsible for protecting the account from misuse. Your access data must therefore be protected against access by third parties.

The purpose of this forum is to create and provide content from students for students. This content is primarily related to the university and is intended to offer students added value in terms of content and information. In order to enable an exact and easy identification of content and users within the platform, we ask you to register exclusively with your real name.

We try to offer the service as uninterrupted as possible. However, there is no legal claim to the availability of the service.

We reserve the right to restrict, change or expand the content and structure of the platform at any time. This also applies to all current and future functional components.


1.4 Legal requirements outside of our householder's rights remain unaffected

We are not liable for the content or comments published by users, unless we have checked them or expressly adopted them as our own.

The copyright for content posted by users remains with the authors. However, by publishing a topic or contribution, you grant the University of Osnabrück the right to publish it permanently on its websites. This right continues to exist in case of termination (also permanent exclusion, virtual house ban).


1.5 External Links

The website of the University of Osnabrück also contains appropriately marked links or references to third-party websites. Through the link, the University of Osnabrück website merely provides access to the use of these contents and does not adopt them as its own. Neither does the University of Osnabrück accept any responsibility for the availability or the contents of such websites or any liability for damage or injury resulting from the use of such contents, of whatever form. Only the provider of the respective site is liable for such damages.