Terms Of Use

  1. Conditions of use

    Limitation of liability for internal content

    The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.

    Pursuant to section 7, para. 1 of the TMG (Telemediengesetz – Tele Media Act by German law), we as service providers are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.

    Limitation of liability for external links

    Our website contains links to the websites of third parties („external links“). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognisable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.

    Copyright

    The content and works published on this website are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilisation beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.

    Data protection

    A visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address). If personal data are collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.

    We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.

    The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; e.g., by means of spam mail.

    Source: Disclaimer on Mustervorlage.net

    1. Netiquette / Rules for using the community

      Our forum is operated as a “Spanko helps Spanko” platform and we value appropriate and respectful interaction with one another. In order to ensure this sufficiently, we must insist on compliance with certain basic rules and reserve the right to block or remove users and content, should they violate these rules.

      General communication

      1. Treating each other with respect
        Behind every participant in the discussion there is a person who must be shown a minimum of respect without reservation. This is especially true when opinions and views differ. Insults or other statements that are likely to demean the other person or their views are in any case inappropriate.
      2. Stand by your written word
        Everyone has their own ideas about how something should look or work. Everyone is free to express their own opinion, but you should not hide under the cloak of anonymity but stand by your opinion.
      3. Friendly interaction instead of distance“
        We value friendly and direct communication with other participants, therefore we think a „Madam“ or "Sir" shouldn't be necessary, every participant in the discussion has equal rights.
      4. Neatly written texts are the be-all and end-all.
        We see appropriate spelling and grammar as a minimum level of respect which enables others to understand your own thoughts quickly and easily. Formatting, especially text colors, should be used sparingly and the use of paragraphs makes it easier to grasp different aspects. There are enough freely available tools to have your own texts corrected. Mainly time pressure or „quick writing“ cannot and should not be an argument for illegible texts, because the readers of your own contributions ultimately take the time to read them.
      5. Written words can be misunderstood
        When communicating with a person, gestures and facial expressions are commonly used to convey the desired meaning of potentially misleading statements. These are missing in the written word and make it difficult for the other person to correctly classify a statement, especially if statements are interpreted differently depending on the context. Smileys are only suitable to a limited extent, because their message can also be interpreted differently.

        This applies even more to statements that are meant to be ironic or sarcastic. Not only does it become difficult for the direct conversation partner to classify them correctly, but they can also seem very strange to third parties. A statement like „You're an idiot.“ can very well fall into the „realm of friendly insults“, but can just as easily represent a direct insult to the other person.
      6. Abbreviations are only partially helpful
        The use of abbreviations can be used with typical expressions, such as “e.g. B.”, saving time for both the writer and the reader. However, they should be used sparingly, especially if it is assumed that not everyone is familiar with this abbreviation. Posts in the forum will be read by third parties years later due to links or when found via search engines and should still be understandable even then.
      7. Not every battle deserves to be fought
        The guiding principle„Opinions are like noses – everyone has one.“ aptly describes a fundamental problem: regardless of the topic, there will always be someone who has a different or opposing view. In some cases, discussions may reach a point where participants' views are conflicting to such an extent that consensus becomes unattainable.

        If this happens, it is advisable to agree that there is disagreement and to put the issue aside; there will be no agreement under any circumstances. On the contrary, repeating the same arguments often leads to avoidable conflicts in which neither side can gain anything. It is consistent to stand up for your own opinion, but consistency should not mean that you follow the wrong path to the end.

      Unwanted content

      Our forum is primarily concerned with spanking and the more general focus is very much on the exchange between similarly oriented people, the risks & dangers of these practices. We would like to give all users the opportunity to exchange ideas and expressly even if there are opposing views.

      Unfortunately, it is almost impossible for us to moderate content outside of the core topic. We therefore exercise our right as operators of this forum to remove very controversial contributions or those that fall under the characteristics listed below from the discussion flow.

      1. No advertising
        This regulation includes the promotion of websites, forums, services or other products. „Referral“-Links are also considered advertising.
      2. No illegal content or links to illegal sites.
        Also included are sites designed to encourage others to violate copyright laws.
      3. No discussions on political or religious topics.
        There are suitable platforms (on the Internet) to discuss your own views and beliefs with others, our forum is not the appropriate place for this.

      Signatures, avatars and user profiles

      The following conditions apply to the design of the signature:

      1. The signature should not excessively disrupt the flow of reading, formatting should be used extremely sparingly.
      2. Links to websites, even in text form, are not permitted. Exceptions apply to websites that deal with or primarily deal with our topic.
      3. The signature should be no higher than 5 lines of text in normal font size.

      Avatars and profile pictures are your showcase for other users. They also allow other users to recognize you more quickly. A few basic rules apply:

      1. Trademark or image rights of third parties may not be violated, the use of third-party content requires the express consent of the rights holder.
      2. Pictures of strangers are generally not allowed to be used as avatars or profile pictures, this also includes relatives or friends.
      3. The profile picture should be meaningful and tasteful, this also applies for pictures of yourself. The profile picture must not contain any defamation of dissidents, politically or religiously intended statements or images that are discriminatory or otherwise glorify violence, even if they may only be implied.

(Last update: November 6, 2023 at 4:30 PM)