HOOU is a digital space for collaboration on interdisciplinary, higher education projects with academic standard. Guiding principles are collaboration & learner-centric approach, scientific standards, outreach to new target groups & relevance to a broader public as well as openness/OER. HOOU offers an open access to learning materials for everyone.
In case of any contradiction between German and English version the provisions of the German version shall apply.
The present conditions apply to the use of the website service "Hamburg open online university" (HOOU) provided by Multimedia Kontor Hamburg gGmbH (MMKH), Saarlandstraße 30, 22303 Hamburg (hereinafter „provider").
2.1 Further use of the website requires a registration.
2.2 There is no entitlement to registration and participation.
2.3 When registering the user is obliged to provide truthful information. All required fields should be duly completed by the user. The specified e-mail address will be verified at login.
2.4 Users are obliged to keep their credentials as well as their access to use the website confidential, in particular not to make them available to third parties or to allow third parties to access them. The provider assumes no liability for damages resulting from an unauthorized use of password-protected logins.
The provider grants the user access to the HOOU website. The service is provided free of charge within the scope of technical and economic means of the provider. The provider makes efforts to keep the service available. However, the provider does not guarantee a constant availability or accessibility of the service.
The provider assumes no liability for the correctness, completeness, reliability, actuality and usability of the content and/or service provided.
The HOOU website may contain links to web pages of third parties (external links, inline frames). Liability for these websites is with their respective providers. The provider shall have no liability for the present or future content published on such web pages. External linking or integrating content of third-parties' websites does not mean that the provider adopts the corresponding contents as his own. Constant monitoring of these external links by the provider without specific indications of legal violations is not feasible. However, such external links shall be deleted immediately when any violation of law is brought to the provider's attention.
The liability of the provider is limited to damages resulting from intentional or grossly negligent breaches of contract as well as for damages resulting from minor negligent violations of essential contractual obligations. Regarding the last, liability is limited to the typical, foreseeable damages. The above-mentioned limitations on liability also apply in case of breaches of duty by employees, representatives or vicarious agents of the supplier. Otherwise, the statutory provisions shall apply.
The user keeps the provider indemnified from claims of third parties, which should charge them against the provider due to an infringement about content set by him. This release shall also comprise the costs incurred by appropriate legal defence.
In the event of a breach of the foregoing obligation the provider is entitled to delete content concerned and block the access of respective user.
In case of any possible illegal content published by the user the provider is entitled to delete the respecting content.
The ownership for the content remains with the respective user. By placing own content within the website, the user grants the provider a simple, unrestricted, transferable right to use, to the extent as it is required for the operation of the service by the provider. The right of use shall survive even after termination of participation. The provider is entitled to move content within this website and link it with other content.
The user is not entitled to claim against the provider a deletion or correction of any content created and published by him.
The data protection regulations applicable to the website is available at any time under <Link>.
The user may terminate registration and participation by making a corresponding declaration to the provider without observing a deadline.
In presence of an important reason, the provider is entitled to immediately block the access of the respective user and to terminate registration and participation without observing a deadline.
After termination of registration and participation the provider is entitled to block the access of the user. In the event of termination of registration and participation the provider is entitled but not obliged to delete contents created by the user.
The Provider reserves the right to change service.
The Provider reserves the right to terminate service at any time. In case of termination, the Provider is entitled but not obliged to delete content created by the user.
The provider reserves the right to change the conditions of use with effect for the future.