General Terms of Use

1. Scope


These Terms and Conditions apply to all products, product packages and services (hereinafter called “CTO products”) of CTO - Confidential Trade Organization GmbH (hereinafter called “CTO”).

The CTO products, as well as the offers at are hereinafter referred to as “CTO-offers”.


2. Copyrights


Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law, every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are only allowed for private use. The materials from these pages are copyrighted and any unauthorized use may violate copyright laws.


3. Rights of Use


The customer has the exclusive right, to use the in the CTO-range contained and thus retrievable company- and product information (hereinafter called “CTO-data”), under the German Copyright Act (UrhG), for their own purpose. Any other use requires prior written consent of CTO.

Not in agreement with the German Copyright Act (UrhG) or the here stated terms and conditions and therefore prohibited are: a) the storage or reproduction of any databases from the CTO-range or partial contents for distribution (sale, hire, leasing, etc.) or other dissemination to third parties. b) the supplementation, amendment, except for own purposes, as well as the publication or making accessible of any content of the CTO-range or partial contents.

The use of individual CTO-data in publications is in individual cases and only when they are marked  with source “CTO - Confidential Trade Organization GmbH" permitted.

  3.4 The client acknowledges that this website contains tracklog data by which unauthorized use can be traced.



4. Orders and terms of payment


All orders of CTO-products are binding, as individually agreed, to the contracted period and cannot be canceled prematurely. 

Remuneration, for any ordered CTO-product is owed irrevocably in all cases. This also applies, in cases, when the customer does not meet the conditions for the implementation of the services, in particular by not sending the required Power of Attorney as well as not transmitting the correct notation of the company names, which have to be protected.
  4.3 Payment terms comply with offered payment methods on the website. Regardless of the chosen payment method, payment should be made within 10 (ten) days without deductions, based on receipt of the order confirmation or invoice from CTO.
  4.4 The customer is in immediate delay, not keeping the agreed payment terms. CTO reserves the right, to suspend any services or stop any activated content and respectively remove these without warning, and without obligation to provide compensation.


5. Graphical and textual content


CTO is under no obligation, to check the accuracy and/or admissibility of content. CTO reserves the right to reject, change or remove any content without compensation in regard to legal, moral, political or other reasons.

  5.5 CTO accepts no responsibility, for the implementability of their service, should documents, provided by the customer be incorrect or incomplete. Any resulting limitation to the service does not entitle the customer to a price reduction. At most a proportional refund, as contractually stipulated, for relevant parts of the service, will be paid for justifiable complaints. Any other indemnifications are excluded.


6. Warranty and liability


The contents offered by CTO, are being kept up to date to the best of our knowledge.

CTO assumes no liability for the accuracy, completeness and/or timeliness of published and/or supplied information (incl. listed links to third party websites). CTO is under no circumstances liable, for any damages (included and without any limitations, are damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of business information or data and/or other financial loss), within the scope of commissioned services, as a result, from the ability or inability to use the CTO Portals.

Any Acts of God, strikes, bankruptcy of suppliers, partners, authorities and similar institutions or legal changes as part of the offered services, CTO is under no circumstances liable for and/or obligated to pay damages, at the occurrence of the aforementioned.

  6.4 CTO will inform the customer, as far as possible, in good time about service interruptions for the rectification of faults, for maintenance work, the introduction of new technologies, etc. CTO will endeavour to keep such interruptions brief and to place them when possible in off-peak periods. However, CTO accepts no liability for damages of any kind which arise for the customer from such interruptions; the customer has no right to a refund in this context.

Claims from third parties, relating to storing and/or external transfer of contents, which have been supplied by the customer, are defended by the customer at their own expense and risk, respectively CTO is excluded from all such claims. The customer, should inform CTO about such claims without any delay.


7. Contract duration and termination


All contracts are valid in accordance to the order for the agreed period. The customer will automatically informed about renewal, before the end of the contract.

CTO reserves the right to terminate and/or restrict the use of its services with immediate effect, without compensation, should the customer be in violation of the stipulated terms and conditions. All outstanding payments, up to the time of termination are owed to CTO.


8. Use of customer data


The customer agrees to the use of the provided data within the range of the offered services by CTO, affiliated companies and institutes.


9. Final Provision


Changes and additions to the contract and/or these Terms and Conditions have to be made in writing.

CTO reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. The customer, has to be informed of any such changes. 
  9.3  CTO is authorized, to appoint a third party for the provision of their services.
  9.4 Place of performance and debt enforcement (latter for customers domiciled abroad) as well as the exclusive place of jurisdiction is the headquarter of CTO. However, CTO is entitled to assert its rights at the domicile of the customer or before any other competent authorities.
  9.5 Applicable is always and exclusively German law.