Welcome to Visual German by Kristiana Briede and Jason Friedemann - Operation Briede Friedemann (OBF) (“Company”, “we”, “our”, “us”)! As you have just clicked our Terms of Service, please pause, grab a cup of coffee and carefully read the following pages. It will take you approximately 20 minutes.
These Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Terms of Service”) govern your use of our web pages located at visualgerman.com and its sub-domains, operated by Operation Briede Friedemann (OBF).
If you do not agree with (or cannot comply with) Agreements, then you may not use the website (“Service”), but please let us know by emailing at email@example.com so we can try to find a solution. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use our Service.
Thank you for being responsible.
We will communicate with you only if you explicitly agree to be contacted by us.
By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to subscribe to our newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information we may send. However, you may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link on the said communication.
If you send a site feedback form to us, we will respond only if you’ve opted in to be contacted back. Similarly, if you report a noun to us. This does not automatically add you to the newsletter list, and you will not be contacted in the future.
1. You are buying the merchandise directly from RedBubble (further in text "they", "their").
2. For any questions regarding the product or your order please contact their customer support.
3. For any issues with the product or your order please refer to their terms and conditions and contact their customer support.
General terms and conditions
1. You are carrying out the transaction through Buy Me A Coffee (further in text "they", "their") platform.
2. For any transaction related issues please contact their customer support and/or your bank card provider.
3. For any questions regarding the available extras such as "Sponsor a noun" offer please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
Offer specific terms and conditions
1. As part of the "sponsor a noun" offer, we welcome you to contribute towards growing our noun database.
2. By making a contribution, you can opt in the following: we can add your name along with a note which noun(s) was/were sponsored to the "Friends of Visual German" page. We can also include your name on the individual nouns page. You can opt in for this after the purchase on "Buy Me A Coffee".
3. Please follow the steps as outlined below in order to sponsor a noun:
Step 1. Either click one of the options on the single nouns page or head directly to OBF's "Buy Me A Coffee" page and click on the relevant offer.
Step 2. Click on "Get this" and enter the amount you would like to donate (if higher than the set price) along with your name and email.
Step 3. You will then be asked to check out through PayPal or another processing platform.
Step 4. On the Thank You page, please answer all of the questions that have been presented to you.
Step 5. We will receive your request and respond accordingly. Please allow at least 5 working days to process your request.
Step 6. We reserve the rights to refuse to carry out "Adult Content" requests such as pornography or violence, or otherwise inappropriate noun requests.
Step 7. Once the request has been carried out, we will update you by contacting you through the provided email.
4. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on on the "Sponsor a Noun" offer.
Additional terms for "free sticker” add-on
1. If you choose the ‘free sticker’ add-on along with the sponsorship of the noun, please follow the above process but leave full delivery address when requested.
3. If the received item is damaged, please contact us with relevant information including imagery to evidence the damage and we will aim to resolve this.
4. Unfortunately, we do not offer item tracking.
5. Due to the current covid-19 situation, delivery times might be longer.
6. Please get in touch with us with your issue at email@example.com and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
We do not accept refunds. Please see the refunds policy on Buy Me A Coffee, Paypal and RedBubble platforms for transactions that have been carried out on these platforms.
Visual content and articles found on or through this Service are the property of Operation Briede Friedemann (OBF). You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, download, repost, copy, or use said Content, whether in whole or in part, for commercial purposes or for personal gain, without express advance written permission from us.
We determine the noun frequency based on Hermit Dave's work as published on Github. Here is the accompanying license:
Copyright (c) 2016 Hermit Dave
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The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
You may use Service only for lawful purposes and in accordance with Terms. You agree not to use Service:
(a) In any way that violates any applicable national or international law or regulation.
(b) For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content or otherwise.
(c) To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation.
(d) To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Company, a Company employee, another user, or any other person or entity.
(e) In any way that infringes upon the rights of others, or in any way is illegal, threatening, fraudulent, or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.
(f) To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of Service, or which, as determined by us, may harm or offend Company or users of Service or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
(a) Use Service in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair Service or interfere with any other party’s use of Service, including their ability to engage in real time activities through Service.
(b) Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access Service for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on Service.
(c) Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on Service or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
(d) Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of Service.
(e) Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
(f) Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of Service, the server on which Service is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to Service.
(g) Attack Service via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
(h) Take any action that may damage or falsify Company rating.
(i) Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of Service.
This also applies to our social channels and our communities. Please refer to the social channels for additional channel-specific Community Guidelines.
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We also encourage you to review Google's policy for safeguarding your data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
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Operation Briede Friedemann (OBF) has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.
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If any provision of Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of Terms will continue in full force and effect.
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