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General Terms and Conditions of the Lecturer Beate Richter for Workshops of the Wissenschaftlichen Schreibwerkstatt Berlin

1. Scope of Application
The GTC regulate the contractual relationship between participants in the WSB online workshops and the lecturer Beate Richter. The GTC are accepted by the participant by registering via the website www.Wissenschaftliche Schreibwerkstatt.de, i.e. by filling in and sending the registration form, and apply for the entire duration of the business relationship. Any other or contradictory GTC of the participants are hereby expressly rejected. The terms and conditions set forth herein shall be deemed accepted and any conflicting terms and conditions shall be deemed dropped unless a written agreement to the contrary regarding amendments, supplements and ancillary agreements has been signed by both contracting parties.

2. Registration / Conclusion of the Contract
Registration for the online workshops takes place via the registration form on the website www.Wissenschaftliche Schreibwerkstatt.de, by e-mail or by telephone. By sending the registration via the form or registering by telephone, the participant makes a binding registration. Immediately after receipt of this registration, Beate Richter will send a confirmation by e-mail with an invoice for the fees due for the selected online workshop. Only after receipt of the payment on Beate Richter's account will the participant receive an admission to the respective online workshop. This declaration of admission (confirmation of workshop participation) is sent to the participant by Beate Richter by e-mail or letter.

3. Services
The scope and nature of the contractual services result from the WSB programme. By registering for a particular workshop via the registration form, the type and scope of services are agreed. The relevant information can be found on the website www.Wissenschaftliche Schreibwerkstatt.de under Workshops and in the programme booklet of the current year.

4. Workshop Fees, Payment and Admission Requirements
The fees for online workshops are per person and event and can be found in the current price list at www.Wissenschaftliche Schreibwerkstatt.de or in the programme booklet. This includes the costs for the respective documents (scripts). The fees must be paid in advance by the participants to Beate Richter's account.
The number of participants is limited to 15. Should there be a time overlap between transfers and the closing of a workshop (from the 16th person), participants who can no longer be admitted will receive a full refund. Admission for a follow-up date is possible.

5. Withdrawal / Cancellation from Online Workshops or Absence
Cancellation of a registration is possible up to 10 days before the workshop starts without any costs. If a cancellation is made up to 3 days before the start of the workshop, the participant will be refunded 50% of the fees paid. From the 3rd day before the start of the workshop, there is no entitlement to a refund of the fees if the participant cancels. In each of the above cases, it is possible to name a substitute person who will take over the paid workshop place. If the participant does not appear at the workshop dates without cancellation, there is also no entitlement to a refund of the fees.

6. Conduct the online workshops
Online workshops are held with a minimum of 6 participants. If this number is not reached by 3 working days before the workshop starts, the workshop will be cancelled and the participants will be informed by e-mail. In the event of a workshop being cancelled without replacement, all participants will receive a refund of the workshop fees. Participants have no further claims against Beate Richter, in particular claims for damages (e.g. cancellation fees for travel and hotel costs), in the event of changes to or cancellation of workshops.

7. Right of Cancellation
Cancellation Policy:
Consumers have the right to revoke their contractual declaration in writing (e.g. letter, e-mail) within 14 days without stating reasons. The period begins with the receipt of these instructions or the sending of the registration form for an online workshop via the website www.Wissenschaftliche Schreibwerkstatt.de. To comply with the cancellation period, it is sufficient to send the cancellation in good time to: Beate Richter, Sundgauer Str. 100, 14169 Berlin; kontakt@wissenschaftlicheschreibwerkstatt.de
Revocation Consequences:
In the event of an effective revocation, the services received by both parties must be returned and any benefits derived must be surrendered. If the services received cannot be returned at all or cannot be returned in part, the consumer must pay compensation.
Special Instructions:
The right of cancellation expires prematurely if the participant has initiated the service himself/herself before the end of the cancellation period (e.g. by participating in the workshop).

8. Copyright
The written workshop materials of the lecturer Beate Richter (of the Wissenschaftlichen Schreibwerkstatt Berlin) are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced or distributed. Any use of the lecturer's (Beate Richter) teaching and learning materials for commercial purposes, in particular the scripts, worksheets and slides, is prohibited. The website at www.Wissenschaftliche Schreibwerkstatt.de contains information, texts, graphics and source texts that are protected by copyright in favour of the Wissenschaftliche SchreibwerkstattBerlin or in individual cases also in favour of third parties.

9. Liability and Compensation
Participation in WSB workshops is always at the participant's own risk. Beate Richter accepts no liability towards participants for accidents during the events, on the way to or from the venue, or for theft or loss of or damage to objects of any kind.

10. Data Protection
All data transmitted to Beate Richter shall be collected, stored and processed solely for the purpose of performing the services or fulfilling and processing the contract. Beate Richter points out that personal data will be stored for the duration of the contractual relationship insofar as this is necessary to fulfil the purpose of the contract. The user agrees to this storage.

11. Final Clause
All changes to these terms and conditions must be made in writing and confirmed by Beate Richter by signature. If parts of these terms and conditions are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid provision shall be replaced by mutual agreement with a provision that is best suited to achieve the desired and economic purpose, taking into account the interests at stake. The contractual relationship between Beate Richter and the participant or consumer shall be governed exclusively by German law, to the exclusion of international sales law. As far as permissible, the place of jurisdiction is Berlin.

Signed Beate Richter
8 March 21

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General Terms and Conditions of Editor Beate Richter
for Proofreading Services


1. Scope of Application
The GTC apply to all services and to all business transactions between Beate Richter and its clients. They are accepted by the client by placing the order and shall apply for the entire duration of the business relationship. Any other or contradictory GTC of the client are hereby expressly rejected.
The terms and conditions set forth herein shall be deemed accepted and any conflicting terms and conditions shall be deemed dropped unless a written agreement to the contrary regarding amendments, supplements and collateral agreements has been signed by both contracting parties.

2. Offer and Formation of the Contract
The offers of Beate Richter are subject to change without notice and are non-binding, unless they are expressly guaranteed to be binding. An offer shall remain valid for 14 days from the date of the offer, unless otherwise stated in the offer. Contracts concerning deadlines as well as changes and additions agreed with the client shall only become binding upon written confirmation.
An order for proofreading or editing shall be deemed to have been accepted when the client has received written confirmation of acceptance of the order from Beate Richter by e-mail. The client cannot derive any claims from obvious errors, spelling mistakes or miscalculations.
Beate Richter is not obliged to carry out corrections and proofreading itself. Accepted orders may be passed on to other proofreaders, editors or translators whose qualifications have been checked by Beate Richter. Even then, a contractual relationship shall only be established between Beate Richter and the client, i.e. exclusive legal relationships shall arise between Beate Richter and the client.

3. Cancellation Policy and Right of Cancellation
Contractual partners may revoke their contractual declaration in text form (e.g. letter, e-mail) within 14 days without stating reasons. The period begins after receipt of this instruction in text form, but not before conclusion of the contract and also not before fulfilment of my duty to inform according to Article 246 § 2 in conjunction with § 1 para. 1 and 2 EGBGB. The timely dispatch of the revocation is sufficient to comply with the revocation period.
The revocation shall be addressed to: Beate Richter, Sundgauer Str. 100, 14169 Berlin, E-Mail: kontakt@wissenschaftlicheschreibwerkstatt.de
Consequences of Revocation
In the event of an effective revocation, the services received by both parties shall be returned and any benefits derived (e.g. interest) shall be surrendered. If the performance received cannot be returned at all or can only be returned in part or only in a deteriorated condition, the client must pay compensation for the value. Obligations to refund payments must be fulfilled within 30 days. The period begins with the receipt of the declaration of revocation by Beate Richter.
Special Instructions
The right of cancellation expires prematurely if the contract has been completely fulfilled by both parties before the right of cancellation has been exercised.

4. Type and scope of the processing
The client shall state in writing exactly what type of editing is desired. If the text to be edited is available as a file, corrections, additions or changes will be incorporated directly into the file, if desired also with special marking. Unless otherwise agreed, proofreading includes checking and correcting spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation. The aim of proofreading is the highest possible reduction of all errors in the delivered text. Editing includes checking the linguistic style and logical consistency of the text as well as adapting it to specific exploitation contexts.
The details of the extent of services are set out in a written order. The client expressly acknowledges that a high amount of errors in the source text (on average more than ten errors per standard page) as well as a high time pressure caused by the client during the correction may affect the result of the correction, so that a certain number of errors in the above sense may remain even after the correction has been completed. The limit for the maximum tolerable amount of errors is regulated under point 10 (liability/warranty) and is expressly acknowledged by the client when placing the order.
The basis for the corrections are the Oxford English Dictionary and Cambridge Dictionary (2020). Deviating spellings must be agreed upon in writing. The factual and technical correctness of the contents will only be carried out by Beate Richter in the case of a corresponding written order. The work commissioned shall be carried out carefully and to the best of our knowledge and belief and in accordance with DIN 16511 (the correction marks and rules).

5. Information and cooperation obligation of the client
The client undertakes to state the intended use of the text to be corrected or edited. Should the text be used for a purpose other than that stated, the client shall have no claims for damages against Beate Richter. If the client requires specific terminology, this must be made known to Beate Richter. For this purpose, corresponding documents, documentation must be sent to Beate Richter. If certain spellings deviating from the current spelling are not to be corrected, these must be named by the client in the written agreement.
Should the client fail to comply with his duty to inform and cooperate, he shall no longer be able to claim after the execution of the order that Beate Richter did not execute the order in accordance with his wishes.

6. Editing deadlines
As a matter of principle, Beate Richter shall process the texts as quickly as possible. Delivery deadlines are given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but they can only be estimated deadlines. If it is apparent that there will be a delay in processing, Beate Richter shall inform the client of this as soon as possible.
When placing the order, the client may state a completion date, which Beate Richter may agree to in the order confirmation. The time of dispatch of the corrected material shall be decisive for the agreed delivery time. The client shall only be entitled to withdraw from the contract due to non-compliance with the delivery deadline if a fixed delivery date has been expressly agreed in writing and all documents to be processed have been sent to Beate Richter in full and in good time.
In the event that an agreed deadline is exceeded, the client shall set a reasonable grace period. If Beate Richter does not meet this deadline, the client may terminate the contract without notice. Beate Richter shall thereby lose its claims to remuneration for services rendered after the expiry of the agreed deadline of the grace period. If the order consisted of several partial services, some of which have already been provided on time, these parts of the order shall not be affected by the termination.

7. Return of the texts
The texts are sent by e-mail or handed over in person. Usually, the return of the texts corresponds to the mode of dispatch in which the text was transmitted by the client. Beate Richter accepts no liability for the successful dispatch or transmission of the edited or created texts. Technical transmission errors, loss or damage to the text in transit shall be at the risk of the client. Claims for damages in this respect cannot be accepted. Beate Richter's obligations shall be deemed to have been fulfilled as soon as the edited text has been dispatched by one of the means of dispatch with the usual care.

8. Confidentiality
Beate Richter undertakes to treat the contents of the texts sent to her or prepared by her in the same confidential manner as the information about the client provided in this context. Should Beate Richter pass on an order to another independent proofreader, editor or translator, she shall also oblige the latter to treat the information entrusted to him confidentially.
Beate Richter shall not be liable for the interference of third parties in the case of electronic transmission of texts. The protection of trade secrets and other confidential data transmitted electronically by the client to Beate Richter or by her to a commissioned proofreader, editor or translator cannot be guaranteed. If desired, however, the electronic means of transmission can be excluded. The additional work and costs shall be borne entirely by the client.

9. Prices
The prices in the fee list at https://www.Wissenschaftliche Schreibwerkstatt.de are final prices. Published price lists may be changed without prior notice. Special conditions agreed for previous orders do not automatically apply to further orders. Price increases shall be notified to the client upon acceptance of the order. The basis for calculation according to time and effort is the hourly rate valid at the time, as notified to the client by Beate Richter with the order confirmation.
All offers and prices are subject to change and are based on the prices shown at https://www.Wissenschaftliche Schreibwerkstatt.de at the time the order is placed, unless otherwise agreed in writing. In the case of extensive orders, Beate Richter reserves the right to demand payment in advance or payment in instalments in accordance with the completed parts of the text. Prices and conditions apply only to the contract for which they were agreed.
Services that exceed the scope of simple word processing will be charged by agreement. The client will be charged extra for express, weekend and night work. Page prices refer to the usual standard page of 1500 characters including spaces and footnotes. Partial pages shall be deemed to be full pages.

10. Invoice and payment
The invoice shall be issued directly after confirmation of the order by Beate Richter. The client shall receive the invoice by e-mail. The invoice amount is to be transferred to the specified account within 14 days of receipt of the invoice, excluding offsetting or retention. If payment is not made by the due date, the client shall be in default without the need for any further notification or reminder. In the event of default in payment, Beate Richter shall be entitled to charge interest on arrears from the due date at the statutory interest rate (§ 288 para. 1, sentence 1 BGB). In the case of private individuals, the delivery of corrected text parts shall in principle only take place against advance payment of the agreed invoice amount.

11. Liability and warranty
Beate Richter shall only be liable in cases of intent and gross negligence. She shall not be liable for indirect damages incurred by the client as a result of correction errors. Recourse liability in the event of claims for damages by third parties is therefore expressly excluded. If the text is intended for printing, the client must provide Beate Richter with a proof before printing, otherwise any defect shall be entirely at the client's expense. Beate Richter shall not be liable for delays or deficiencies in execution caused by inaccurate, faulty, incomplete or misleading transmission of the order or placement of the order or by incorrect or misleading wording in the source text. It shall likewise not be liable for errors caused by the client as a result of incorrect, incomplete or untimely provision of information or documents or as a result of incorrect or illegible source texts.
Beate Richter or independent proofreaders, editors or translators commissioned by her undertake to carry out the proofreading as carefully as possible in order to deliver an error-free text. Irrespective of this, the proofreading service shall still be deemed to have been successfully rendered if, after completion of the proofreading, no more than one error (spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation) per five pages can be proven on average (the total volume of corrected text shall be decisive). In the case of a correction volume of more than 40 pages per working day or in the case of an average of more than ten errors (spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation) per page to be corrected in the source text, the proofreading service shall be deemed to have been successfully rendered if, after completion of the corrections, no more than an average of one error in the sense described can be detected per three pages.
If, despite all due care in editing, significant errors remain in the text, i.e. if the amount of errors remaining in the text exceeds the level described above, the client may complain about these in writing within seven days of receipt of the edited text, specifying them with sufficient precision, and also set Beate Richter a reasonable period of time in writing to rectify these errors. A sufficiently precise designation is deemed to be a marking of the errors in the text, so that the amount of errors remaining in the text can be traced by Beate Richter. The period shall commence at the end of the day on which the edited text is returned to the client. If this rectification fails to take place, the client shall have the right to a reduction in price or cancellation of the contract, or, if the period of grace is exceeded for an unreasonably long time, the right to withdraw from the contract. Further claims, including claims for damages due to non-performance, are excluded. If the delivered work is not complained about in writing within the period of seven days, it shall be deemed to have been approved. In this case, the client waives all claims to which he may be entitled due to possible defects of the respective service.
Stylistic corrections are considered to be strongly dependent on the linguistic feeling of the respective editor and are always understood as suggestions for improvement. They therefore always require the final review by the client. Beate Richter accepts no liability for stylistic corrections. The client shall immediately complain in writing to Beate Richter within seven days about any deficient proofreading (checking of linguistic style, logical consistency as well as adaptation to exploitation contexts). The deadline begins with the expiry of the day on which the corrected text was sent to the client by Beate Richter. If no written objection is made within the aforementioned period, the proofreading shall be deemed to have been approved. If Beate Richter cannot credibly prove to the client in the event of a complaint about the proofreading that the client's objections are unjustified, the fee claims as services for the proofreading shall be lost in accordance with the significance of the defect. The fee claims with regard to the proofreading services rendered shall remain unaffected by this.
There shall also be no liability for defects in respect of abbreviations specific to the order which were not specified or explained by the client when the order was placed. Beate Richter shall not be liable for the correct reproduction of names and addresses in documents that are not written in Latin script. Figures are only reproduced according to the manuscript. No liability is assumed for the conversion of numbers, measurements, currencies, etc.
Beate Richter accepts no liability for materials provided by the client, assurances of properties given, shipping instructions, processing instructions etc. and is not obliged to check these within the meaning of the Product Liability Act or the German Civil Code. In such cases, the client alone shall be liable without limitation.
Beate Richter shall also only be liable for hardware and software damage caused to the client by the returned processed texts (in electronic form, by diskette or CD-ROM) in the event of intent or gross negligence.
The clients are requested not to send any electronic texts to Beate Richter if they suspect that these or their carrier could be infected by a virus. Otherwise Beate Richter shall be entitled to assert claims for damages against the client if the latter has negligently accepted or caused damage to Beate Richter's hardware or software.
Beate Richter shall only be liable for damage caused within its own area of responsibility by intent or gross negligence. It shall not be liable in the event of third party intervention in the electronic data transmission, in the event of technical faults, strike or force majeure. All claims for damages against Beate Richter are limited to the amount of the invoice (net). There shall be no liability for loss of profit or consequential damage.
Beate Richter assumes that the client is in any case the legal owner of the rights to the submitted texts. Possible claims arising from missing rights shall be borne solely by the client.

12. Final clause
All changes to these terms and conditions must be made in writing and confirmed by Beate Richter by signature. If parts of these terms and conditions are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid provision shall be replaced by mutual agreement with a provision that is best suited to achieve the desired and economic purpose, taking into account the interests at stake. The contractual relationship between Beate Richter and the participant or consumer shall be governed exclusively by German law, to the exclusion of international sales law. As far as permissible, the place of jurisdiction is Berlin.

Signed Beate Richter
8 March 21

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General Terms and Conditions (Workshops & Editing)

General Terms and Conditions of the Lecturer Beate Richter
for Workshops of the Wissenschaftlichen Schreibwerkstatt Berlin


1. Scope of Application
The GTC regulate the contractual relationship between participants in the WSB online workshops and the lecturer Beate Richter. The GTC are accepted by the participant by registering via the website www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de, i.e. by filling in and sending the registration form, and apply for the entire duration of the business relationship. Any other or contradictory GTC of the participants are hereby expressly rejected. The terms and conditions set forth herein shall be deemed accepted and any conflicting terms and conditions shall be deemed dropped unless a written agreement to the contrary regarding amendments, supplements and ancillary agreements has been signed by both contracting parties.

2. Registration / Conclusion of the Contract
Registration for the online workshops takes place via the registration form on the website www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de, by e-mail or by telephone. By sending the registration via the form or registering by telephone, the participant makes a binding registration. Immediately after receipt of this registration, Beate Richter will send a confirmation by e-mail with an invoice for the fees due for the selected online workshop. Only after receipt of the payment on Beate Richter's account will the participant receive an admission to the respective online workshop. This declaration of admission (confirmation of workshop participation) is sent to the participant by Beate Richter by e-mail or letter.

3. Services
The scope and nature of the contractual services result from the WSB programme. By registering for a particular workshop via the registration form, the type and scope of services are agreed. The relevant information can be found on the website www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de under Workshops and in the programme booklet of the current year.

4. Workshop Fees, Payment and Admission Requirements
The fees for online workshops are per person and event and can be found in the current price list at www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de or in the programme booklet. This includes the costs for the respective documents (scripts). The fees must be paid in advance by the participants to Beate Richter's account.
The number of participants is limited to 15. Should there be a time overlap between transfers and the closing of a workshop (from the 16th person), participants who can no longer be admitted will receive a full refund. Admission for a follow-up date is possible.

5. Withdrawal / Cancellation from Online Workshops or Absence
Cancellation of a registration is possible up to 10 days before the workshop starts without any costs. If a cancellation is made up to 3 days before the start of the workshop, the participant will be refunded 50% of the fees paid. From the 3rd day before the start of the workshop, there is no entitlement to a refund of the fees if the participant cancels. In each of the above cases, it is possible to name a substitute person who will take over the paid workshop place. If the participant does not appear at the workshop dates without cancellation, there is also no entitlement to a refund of the fees.

6. Conduct the online workshops
Online workshops are held with a minimum of 6 participants. If this number is not reached by 3 working days before the workshop starts, the workshop will be cancelled and the participants will be informed by e-mail. In the event of a workshop being cancelled without replacement, all participants will receive a refund of the workshop fees. Participants have no further claims against Beate Richter, in particular claims for damages (e.g. cancellation fees for travel and hotel costs), in the event of changes to or cancellation of workshops.

7. Right of Cancellation
Cancellation Policy:
Consumers have the right to revoke their contractual declaration in writing (e.g. letter, e-mail) within 14 days without stating reasons. The period begins with the receipt of these instructions or the sending of the registration form for an online workshop via the website www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de. To comply with the cancellation period, it is sufficient to send the cancellation in good time to: Beate Richter, Sundgauer Str. 100, 14169 Berlin; kontakt@WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de
Revocation Consequences:
In the event of an effective revocation, the services received by both parties must be returned and any benefits derived must be surrendered. If the services received cannot be returned at all or cannot be returned in part, the consumer must pay compensation.
Special Instructions:
The right of cancellation expires prematurely if the participant has initiated the service himself/herself before the end of the cancellation period (e.g. by participating in the workshop).

8. Copyright
The written workshop materials of the lecturer Beate Richter (of the Wissenschaftlichen Schreibwerkstatt Berlin) are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced or distributed. Any use of the lecturer's (Beate Richter) teaching and learning materials for commercial purposes, in particular the scripts, worksheets and slides, is prohibited. The website at www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de contains information, texts, graphics and source texts that are protected by copyright in favour of the Wissenschaftliche SchreibwerkstattBerlin or in individual cases also in favour of third parties.

9. Liability and Compensation
Participation in WSB workshops is always at the participant's own risk. Beate Richter accepts no liability towards participants for accidents during the events, on the way to or from the venue, or for theft or loss of or damage to objects of any kind.

10. Data Protection
All data transmitted to Beate Richter shall be collected, stored and processed solely for the purpose of performing the services or fulfilling and processing the contract. Beate Richter points out that personal data will be stored for the duration of the contractual relationship insofar as this is necessary to fulfil the purpose of the contract. The user agrees to this storage.

11. Final Clause
All changes to these terms and conditions must be made in writing and confirmed by Beate Richter by signature. If parts of these terms and conditions are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid provision shall be replaced by mutual agreement with a provision that is best suited to achieve the desired and economic purpose, taking into account the interests at stake. The contractual relationship between Beate Richter and the participant or consumer shall be governed exclusively by German law, to the exclusion of international sales law. As far as permissible, the place of jurisdiction is Berlin.

Signed Beate Richter
8 March 21

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General Terms and Conditions of Editor Beate Richter
for Proofreading Services


1. Scope of Application
The GTC apply to all services and to all business transactions between Beate Richter and its clients. They are accepted by the client by placing the order and shall apply for the entire duration of the business relationship. Any other or contradictory GTC of the client are hereby expressly rejected.
The terms and conditions set forth herein shall be deemed accepted and any conflicting terms and conditions shall be deemed dropped unless a written agreement to the contrary regarding amendments, supplements and collateral agreements has been signed by both contracting parties.

2. Offer and Formation of the Contract
The offers of Beate Richter are subject to change without notice and are non-binding, unless they are expressly guaranteed to be binding. An offer shall remain valid for 14 days from the date of the offer, unless otherwise stated in the offer. Contracts concerning deadlines as well as changes and additions agreed with the client shall only become binding upon written confirmation.
An order for proofreading or editing shall be deemed to have been accepted when the client has received written confirmation of acceptance of the order from Beate Richter by e-mail. The client cannot derive any claims from obvious errors, spelling mistakes or miscalculations.
Beate Richter is not obliged to carry out corrections and proofreading itself. Accepted orders may be passed on to other proofreaders, editors or translators whose qualifications have been checked by Beate Richter. Even then, a contractual relationship shall only be established between Beate Richter and the client, i.e. exclusive legal relationships shall arise between Beate Richter and the client.

3. Cancellation Policy and Right of Cancellation
Contractual partners may revoke their contractual declaration in text form (e.g. letter, e-mail) within 14 days without stating reasons. The period begins after receipt of this instruction in text form, but not before conclusion of the contract and also not before fulfilment of my duty to inform according to Article 246 § 2 in conjunction with § 1 para. 1 and 2 EGBGB. The timely dispatch of the revocation is sufficient to comply with the revocation period.
The revocation shall be addressed to: Beate Richter, Sundgauer Str. 100, 14169 Berlin, E-Mail: kontakt@WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de
Consequences of Revocation
In the event of an effective revocation, the services received by both parties shall be returned and any benefits derived (e.g. interest) shall be surrendered. If the performance received cannot be returned at all or can only be returned in part or only in a deteriorated condition, the client must pay compensation for the value. Obligations to refund payments must be fulfilled within 30 days. The period begins with the receipt of the declaration of revocation by Beate Richter.
Special Instructions
The right of cancellation expires prematurely if the contract has been completely fulfilled by both parties before the right of cancellation has been exercised.

4. Type and scope of the processing
The client shall state in writing exactly what type of editing is desired. If the text to be edited is available as a file, corrections, additions or changes will be incorporated directly into the file, if desired also with special marking. Unless otherwise agreed, proofreading includes checking and correcting spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation. The aim of proofreading is the highest possible reduction of all errors in the delivered text. Editing includes checking the linguistic style and logical consistency of the text as well as adapting it to specific exploitation contexts.
The details of the extent of services are set out in a written order. The client expressly acknowledges that a high amount of errors in the source text (on average more than ten errors per standard page) as well as a high time pressure caused by the client during the correction may affect the result of the correction, so that a certain number of errors in the above sense may remain even after the correction has been completed. The limit for the maximum tolerable amount of errors is regulated under point 10 (liability/warranty) and is expressly acknowledged by the client when placing the order.
The basis for the corrections are the Oxford English Dictionary and Cambridge Dictionary (2020). Deviating spellings must be agreed upon in writing. The factual and technical correctness of the contents will only be carried out by Beate Richter in the case of a corresponding written order. The work commissioned shall be carried out carefully and to the best of our knowledge and belief and in accordance with DIN 16511 (the correction marks and rules).

5. Information and cooperation obligation of the client
The client undertakes to state the intended use of the text to be corrected or edited. Should the text be used for a purpose other than that stated, the client shall have no claims for damages against Beate Richter. If the client requires specific terminology, this must be made known to Beate Richter. For this purpose, corresponding documents, documentation must be sent to Beate Richter. If certain spellings deviating from the current spelling are not to be corrected, these must be named by the client in the written agreement.
Should the client fail to comply with his duty to inform and cooperate, he shall no longer be able to claim after the execution of the order that Beate Richter did not execute the order in accordance with his wishes.

6. Editing deadlines
As a matter of principle, Beate Richter shall process the texts as quickly as possible. Delivery deadlines are given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but they can only be estimated deadlines. If it is apparent that there will be a delay in processing, Beate Richter shall inform the client of this as soon as possible.
When placing the order, the client may state a completion date, which Beate Richter may agree to in the order confirmation. The time of dispatch of the corrected material shall be decisive for the agreed delivery time. The client shall only be entitled to withdraw from the contract due to non-compliance with the delivery deadline if a fixed delivery date has been expressly agreed in writing and all documents to be processed have been sent to Beate Richter in full and in good time.
In the event that an agreed deadline is exceeded, the client shall set a reasonable grace period. If Beate Richter does not meet this deadline, the client may terminate the contract without notice. Beate Richter shall thereby lose its claims to remuneration for services rendered after the expiry of the agreed deadline of the grace period. If the order consisted of several partial services, some of which have already been provided on time, these parts of the order shall not be affected by the termination.

7. Return of the texts
The texts are sent by e-mail or handed over in person. Usually, the return of the texts corresponds to the mode of dispatch in which the text was transmitted by the client. Beate Richter accepts no liability for the successful dispatch or transmission of the edited or created texts. Technical transmission errors, loss or damage to the text in transit shall be at the risk of the client. Claims for damages in this respect cannot be accepted. Beate Richter's obligations shall be deemed to have been fulfilled as soon as the edited text has been dispatched by one of the means of dispatch with the usual care.

8. Confidentiality
Beate Richter undertakes to treat the contents of the texts sent to her or prepared by her in the same confidential manner as the information about the client provided in this context. Should Beate Richter pass on an order to another independent proofreader, editor or translator, she shall also oblige the latter to treat the information entrusted to him confidentially.
Beate Richter shall not be liable for the interference of third parties in the case of electronic transmission of texts. The protection of trade secrets and other confidential data transmitted electronically by the client to Beate Richter or by her to a commissioned proofreader, editor or translator cannot be guaranteed. If desired, however, the electronic means of transmission can be excluded. The additional work and costs shall be borne entirely by the client.

9. Prices
The prices in the fee list at https://www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de are final prices. Published price lists may be changed without prior notice. Special conditions agreed for previous orders do not automatically apply to further orders. Price increases shall be notified to the client upon acceptance of the order. The basis for calculation according to time and effort is the hourly rate valid at the time, as notified to the client by Beate Richter with the order confirmation.
All offers and prices are subject to change and are based on the prices shown at https://www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de at the time the order is placed, unless otherwise agreed in writing. In the case of extensive orders, Beate Richter reserves the right to demand payment in advance or payment in instalments in accordance with the completed parts of the text. Prices and conditions apply only to the contract for which they were agreed.
Services that exceed the scope of simple word processing will be charged by agreement. The client will be charged extra for express, weekend and night work. Page prices refer to the usual standard page of 1500 characters including spaces and footnotes. Partial pages shall be deemed to be full pages.

10. Invoice and payment
The invoice shall be issued directly after confirmation of the order by Beate Richter. The client shall receive the invoice by e-mail. The invoice amount is to be transferred to the specified account within 14 days of receipt of the invoice, excluding offsetting or retention. If payment is not made by the due date, the client shall be in default without the need for any further notification or reminder. In the event of default in payment, Beate Richter shall be entitled to charge interest on arrears from the due date at the statutory interest rate (§ 288 para. 1, sentence 1 BGB). In the case of private individuals, the delivery of corrected text parts shall in principle only take place against advance payment of the agreed invoice amount.

11. Liability and warranty
Beate Richter shall only be liable in cases of intent and gross negligence. She shall not be liable for indirect damages incurred by the client as a result of correction errors. Recourse liability in the event of claims for damages by third parties is therefore expressly excluded. If the text is intended for printing, the client must provide Beate Richter with a proof before printing, otherwise any defect shall be entirely at the client's expense. Beate Richter shall not be liable for delays or deficiencies in execution caused by inaccurate, faulty, incomplete or misleading transmission of the order or placement of the order or by incorrect or misleading wording in the source text. It shall likewise not be liable for errors caused by the client as a result of incorrect, incomplete or untimely provision of information or documents or as a result of incorrect or illegible source texts.
Beate Richter or independent proofreaders, editors or translators commissioned by her undertake to carry out the proofreading as carefully as possible in order to deliver an error-free text. Irrespective of this, the proofreading service shall still be deemed to have been successfully rendered if, after completion of the proofreading, no more than one error (spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation) per five pages can be proven on average (the total volume of corrected text shall be decisive). In the case of a correction volume of more than 40 pages per working day or in the case of an average of more than ten errors (spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation) per page to be corrected in the source text, the proofreading service shall be deemed to have been successfully rendered if, after completion of the corrections, no more than an average of one error in the sense described can be detected per three pages.
If, despite all due care in editing, significant errors remain in the text, i.e. if the amount of errors remaining in the text exceeds the level described above, the client may complain about these in writing within seven days of receipt of the edited text, specifying them with sufficient precision, and also set Beate Richter a reasonable period of time in writing to rectify these errors. A sufficiently precise designation is deemed to be a marking of the errors in the text, so that the amount of errors remaining in the text can be traced by Beate Richter. The period shall commence at the end of the day on which the edited text is returned to the client. If this rectification fails to take place, the client shall have the right to a reduction in price or cancellation of the contract, or, if the period of grace is exceeded for an unreasonably long time, the right to withdraw from the contract. Further claims, including claims for damages due to non-performance, are excluded. If the delivered work is not complained about in writing within the period of seven days, it shall be deemed to have been approved. In this case, the client waives all claims to which he may be entitled due to possible defects of the respective service.
Stylistic corrections are considered to be strongly dependent on the linguistic feeling of the respective editor and are always understood as suggestions for improvement. They therefore always require the final review by the client. Beate Richter accepts no liability for stylistic corrections. The client shall immediately complain in writing to Beate Richter within seven days about any deficient proofreading (checking of linguistic style, logical consistency as well as adaptation to exploitation contexts). The deadline begins with the expiry of the day on which the corrected text was sent to the client by Beate Richter. If no written objection is made within the aforementioned period, the proofreading shall be deemed to have been approved. If Beate Richter cannot credibly prove to the client in the event of a complaint about the proofreading that the client's objections are unjustified, the fee claims as services for the proofreading shall be lost in accordance with the significance of the defect. The fee claims with regard to the proofreading services rendered shall remain unaffected by this.
There shall also be no liability for defects in respect of abbreviations specific to the order which were not specified or explained by the client when the order was placed. Beate Richter shall not be liable for the correct reproduction of names and addresses in documents that are not written in Latin script. Figures are only reproduced according to the manuscript. No liability is assumed for the conversion of numbers, measurements, currencies, etc.
Beate Richter accepts no liability for materials provided by the client, assurances of properties given, shipping instructions, processing instructions etc. and is not obliged to check these within the meaning of the Product Liability Act or the German Civil Code. In such cases, the client alone shall be liable without limitation.
Beate Richter shall also only be liable for hardware and software damage caused to the client by the returned processed texts (in electronic form, by diskette or CD-ROM) in the event of intent or gross negligence.
The clients are requested not to send any electronic texts to Beate Richter if they suspect that these or their carrier could be infected by a virus. Otherwise Beate Richter shall be entitled to assert claims for damages against the client if the latter has negligently accepted or caused damage to Beate Richter's hardware or software.
Beate Richter shall only be liable for damage caused within its own area of responsibility by intent or gross negligence. It shall not be liable in the event of third party intervention in the electronic data transmission, in the event of technical faults, strike or force majeure. All claims for damages against Beate Richter are limited to the amount of the invoice (net). There shall be no liability for loss of profit or consequential damage.
Beate Richter assumes that the client is in any case the legal owner of the rights to the submitted texts. Possible claims arising from missing rights shall be borne solely by the client.

12. Final clause
All changes to these terms and conditions must be made in writing and confirmed by Beate Richter by signature. If parts of these terms and conditions are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid provision shall be replaced by mutual agreement with a provision that is best suited to achieve the desired and economic purpose, taking into account the interests at stake. The contractual relationship between Beate Richter and the participant or consumer shall be governed exclusively by German law, to the exclusion of international sales law. As far as permissible, the place of jurisdiction is Berlin.

Signed Beate Richter
8 March 21

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General Terms and Conditions (Workshops & Editing)

General Terms and Conditions of the Lecturer Beate Richter
for Workshops of the Wissenschaftlichen Schreibwerkstatt Berlin


1. Scope of Application
The GTC regulate the contractual relationship between participants in the WSB online workshops and the lecturer Beate Richter. The GTC are accepted by the participant by registering via the website www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de, i.e. by filling in and sending the registration form, and apply for the entire duration of the business relationship. Any other or contradictory GTC of the participants are hereby expressly rejected. The terms and conditions set forth herein shall be deemed accepted and any conflicting terms and conditions shall be deemed dropped unless a written agreement to the contrary regarding amendments, supplements and ancillary agreements has been signed by both contracting parties.

2. Registration / Conclusion of the Contract
Registration for the online workshops takes place via the registration form on the website www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de, by e-mail or by telephone. By sending the registration via the form or registering by telephone, the participant makes a binding registration. Immediately after receipt of this registration, Beate Richter will send a confirmation by e-mail with an invoice for the fees due for the selected online workshop. Only after receipt of the payment on Beate Richter's account will the participant receive an admission to the respective online workshop. This declaration of admission (confirmation of workshop participation) is sent to the participant by Beate Richter by e-mail or letter.

3. Services
The scope and nature of the contractual services result from the WSB programme. By registering for a particular workshop via the registration form, the type and scope of services are agreed. The relevant information can be found on the website www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de under Workshops and in the programme booklet of the current year.

4. Workshop Fees, Payment and Admission Requirements
The fees for online workshops are per person and event and can be found in the current price list at www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de or in the programme booklet. This includes the costs for the respective documents (scripts). The fees must be paid in advance by the participants to Beate Richter's account.
The number of participants is limited to 15. Should there be a time overlap between transfers and the closing of a workshop (from the 16th person), participants who can no longer be admitted will receive a full refund. Admission for a follow-up date is possible.

5. Withdrawal / Cancellation from Online Workshops or Absence
Cancellation of a registration is possible up to 10 days before the workshop starts without any costs. If a cancellation is made up to 3 days before the start of the workshop, the participant will be refunded 50% of the fees paid. From the 3rd day before the start of the workshop, there is no entitlement to a refund of the fees if the participant cancels. In each of the above cases, it is possible to name a substitute person who will take over the paid workshop place. If the participant does not appear at the workshop dates without cancellation, there is also no entitlement to a refund of the fees.

6. Conduct the online workshops
Online workshops are held with a minimum of 6 participants. If this number is not reached by 3 working days before the workshop starts, the workshop will be cancelled and the participants will be informed by e-mail. In the event of a workshop being cancelled without replacement, all participants will receive a refund of the workshop fees. Participants have no further claims against Beate Richter, in particular claims for damages (e.g. cancellation fees for travel and hotel costs), in the event of changes to or cancellation of workshops.

7. Right of Cancellation
Cancellation Policy:
Consumers have the right to revoke their contractual declaration in writing (e.g. letter, e-mail) within 14 days without stating reasons. The period begins with the receipt of these instructions or the sending of the registration form for an online workshop via the website www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de. To comply with the cancellation period, it is sufficient to send the cancellation in good time to: Beate Richter, Sundgauer Str. 100, 14169 Berlin; kontakt@WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de
Revocation Consequences:
In the event of an effective revocation, the services received by both parties must be returned and any benefits derived must be surrendered. If the services received cannot be returned at all or cannot be returned in part, the consumer must pay compensation.
Special Instructions:
The right of cancellation expires prematurely if the participant has initiated the service himself/herself before the end of the cancellation period (e.g. by participating in the workshop).

8. Copyright
The written workshop materials of the lecturer Beate Richter (of the Wissenschaftlichen Schreibwerkstatt Berlin) are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced or distributed. Any use of the lecturer's (Beate Richter) teaching and learning materials for commercial purposes, in particular the scripts, worksheets and slides, is prohibited. The website at www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de contains information, texts, graphics and source texts that are protected by copyright in favour of the Wissenschaftliche SchreibwerkstattBerlin or in individual cases also in favour of third parties.

9. Liability and Compensation
Participation in WSB workshops is always at the participant's own risk. Beate Richter accepts no liability towards participants for accidents during the events, on the way to or from the venue, or for theft or loss of or damage to objects of any kind.

10. Data Protection
All data transmitted to Beate Richter shall be collected, stored and processed solely for the purpose of performing the services or fulfilling and processing the contract. Beate Richter points out that personal data will be stored for the duration of the contractual relationship insofar as this is necessary to fulfil the purpose of the contract. The user agrees to this storage.

11. Final Clause
All changes to these terms and conditions must be made in writing and confirmed by Beate Richter by signature. If parts of these terms and conditions are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid provision shall be replaced by mutual agreement with a provision that is best suited to achieve the desired and economic purpose, taking into account the interests at stake. The contractual relationship between Beate Richter and the participant or consumer shall be governed exclusively by German law, to the exclusion of international sales law. As far as permissible, the place of jurisdiction is Berlin.

Signed Beate Richter
8 March 21

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General Terms and Conditions of Editor Beate Richter
for Proofreading Services


1. Scope of Application
The GTC apply to all services and to all business transactions between Beate Richter and its clients. They are accepted by the client by placing the order and shall apply for the entire duration of the business relationship. Any other or contradictory GTC of the client are hereby expressly rejected.
The terms and conditions set forth herein shall be deemed accepted and any conflicting terms and conditions shall be deemed dropped unless a written agreement to the contrary regarding amendments, supplements and collateral agreements has been signed by both contracting parties.

2. Offer and Formation of the Contract
The offers of Beate Richter are subject to change without notice and are non-binding, unless they are expressly guaranteed to be binding. An offer shall remain valid for 14 days from the date of the offer, unless otherwise stated in the offer. Contracts concerning deadlines as well as changes and additions agreed with the client shall only become binding upon written confirmation.
An order for proofreading or editing shall be deemed to have been accepted when the client has received written confirmation of acceptance of the order from Beate Richter by e-mail. The client cannot derive any claims from obvious errors, spelling mistakes or miscalculations.
Beate Richter is not obliged to carry out corrections and proofreading itself. Accepted orders may be passed on to other proofreaders, editors or translators whose qualifications have been checked by Beate Richter. Even then, a contractual relationship shall only be established between Beate Richter and the client, i.e. exclusive legal relationships shall arise between Beate Richter and the client.

3. Cancellation Policy and Right of Cancellation
Contractual partners may revoke their contractual declaration in text form (e.g. letter, e-mail) within 14 days without stating reasons. The period begins after receipt of this instruction in text form, but not before conclusion of the contract and also not before fulfilment of my duty to inform according to Article 246 § 2 in conjunction with § 1 para. 1 and 2 EGBGB. The timely dispatch of the revocation is sufficient to comply with the revocation period.
The revocation shall be addressed to: Beate Richter, Sundgauer Str. 100, 14169 Berlin, E-Mail: kontakt@WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de
Consequences of Revocation
In the event of an effective revocation, the services received by both parties shall be returned and any benefits derived (e.g. interest) shall be surrendered. If the performance received cannot be returned at all or can only be returned in part or only in a deteriorated condition, the client must pay compensation for the value. Obligations to refund payments must be fulfilled within 30 days. The period begins with the receipt of the declaration of revocation by Beate Richter.
Special Instructions
The right of cancellation expires prematurely if the contract has been completely fulfilled by both parties before the right of cancellation has been exercised.

4. Type and scope of the processing
The client shall state in writing exactly what type of editing is desired. If the text to be edited is available as a file, corrections, additions or changes will be incorporated directly into the file, if desired also with special marking. Unless otherwise agreed, proofreading includes checking and correcting spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation. The aim of proofreading is the highest possible reduction of all errors in the delivered text. Editing includes checking the linguistic style and logical consistency of the text as well as adapting it to specific exploitation contexts.
The details of the extent of services are set out in a written order. The client expressly acknowledges that a high amount of errors in the source text (on average more than ten errors per standard page) as well as a high time pressure caused by the client during the correction may affect the result of the correction, so that a certain number of errors in the above sense may remain even after the correction has been completed. The limit for the maximum tolerable amount of errors is regulated under point 10 (liability/warranty) and is expressly acknowledged by the client when placing the order.
The basis for the corrections are the Oxford English Dictionary and Cambridge Dictionary (2020). Deviating spellings must be agreed upon in writing. The factual and technical correctness of the contents will only be carried out by Beate Richter in the case of a corresponding written order. The work commissioned shall be carried out carefully and to the best of our knowledge and belief and in accordance with DIN 16511 (the correction marks and rules).

5. Information and cooperation obligation of the client
The client undertakes to state the intended use of the text to be corrected or edited. Should the text be used for a purpose other than that stated, the client shall have no claims for damages against Beate Richter. If the client requires specific terminology, this must be made known to Beate Richter. For this purpose, corresponding documents, documentation must be sent to Beate Richter. If certain spellings deviating from the current spelling are not to be corrected, these must be named by the client in the written agreement.
Should the client fail to comply with his duty to inform and cooperate, he shall no longer be able to claim after the execution of the order that Beate Richter did not execute the order in accordance with his wishes.

6. Editing deadlines
As a matter of principle, Beate Richter shall process the texts as quickly as possible. Delivery deadlines are given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but they can only be estimated deadlines. If it is apparent that there will be a delay in processing, Beate Richter shall inform the client of this as soon as possible.
When placing the order, the client may state a completion date, which Beate Richter may agree to in the order confirmation. The time of dispatch of the corrected material shall be decisive for the agreed delivery time. The client shall only be entitled to withdraw from the contract due to non-compliance with the delivery deadline if a fixed delivery date has been expressly agreed in writing and all documents to be processed have been sent to Beate Richter in full and in good time.
In the event that an agreed deadline is exceeded, the client shall set a reasonable grace period. If Beate Richter does not meet this deadline, the client may terminate the contract without notice. Beate Richter shall thereby lose its claims to remuneration for services rendered after the expiry of the agreed deadline of the grace period. If the order consisted of several partial services, some of which have already been provided on time, these parts of the order shall not be affected by the termination.

7. Return of the texts
The texts are sent by e-mail or handed over in person. Usually, the return of the texts corresponds to the mode of dispatch in which the text was transmitted by the client. Beate Richter accepts no liability for the successful dispatch or transmission of the edited or created texts. Technical transmission errors, loss or damage to the text in transit shall be at the risk of the client. Claims for damages in this respect cannot be accepted. Beate Richter's obligations shall be deemed to have been fulfilled as soon as the edited text has been dispatched by one of the means of dispatch with the usual care.

8. Confidentiality
Beate Richter undertakes to treat the contents of the texts sent to her or prepared by her in the same confidential manner as the information about the client provided in this context. Should Beate Richter pass on an order to another independent proofreader, editor or translator, she shall also oblige the latter to treat the information entrusted to him confidentially.
Beate Richter shall not be liable for the interference of third parties in the case of electronic transmission of texts. The protection of trade secrets and other confidential data transmitted electronically by the client to Beate Richter or by her to a commissioned proofreader, editor or translator cannot be guaranteed. If desired, however, the electronic means of transmission can be excluded. The additional work and costs shall be borne entirely by the client.

9. Prices
The prices in the fee list at https://www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de are final prices. Published price lists may be changed without prior notice. Special conditions agreed for previous orders do not automatically apply to further orders. Price increases shall be notified to the client upon acceptance of the order. The basis for calculation according to time and effort is the hourly rate valid at the time, as notified to the client by Beate Richter with the order confirmation.
All offers and prices are subject to change and are based on the prices shown at https://www.WissenschaftlicheSchreibwerkstatt.de at the time the order is placed, unless otherwise agreed in writing. In the case of extensive orders, Beate Richter reserves the right to demand payment in advance or payment in instalments in accordance with the completed parts of the text. Prices and conditions apply only to the contract for which they were agreed.
Services that exceed the scope of simple word processing will be charged by agreement. The client will be charged extra for express, weekend and night work. Page prices refer to the usual standard page of 1500 characters including spaces and footnotes. Partial pages shall be deemed to be full pages.

10. Invoice and payment
The invoice shall be issued directly after confirmation of the order by Beate Richter. The client shall receive the invoice by e-mail. The invoice amount is to be transferred to the specified account within 14 days of receipt of the invoice, excluding offsetting or retention. If payment is not made by the due date, the client shall be in default without the need for any further notification or reminder. In the event of default in payment, Beate Richter shall be entitled to charge interest on arrears from the due date at the statutory interest rate (§ 288 para. 1, sentence 1 BGB). In the case of private individuals, the delivery of corrected text parts shall in principle only take place against advance payment of the agreed invoice amount.

11. Liability and warranty
Beate Richter shall only be liable in cases of intent and gross negligence. She shall not be liable for indirect damages incurred by the client as a result of correction errors. Recourse liability in the event of claims for damages by third parties is therefore expressly excluded. If the text is intended for printing, the client must provide Beate Richter with a proof before printing, otherwise any defect shall be entirely at the client's expense. Beate Richter shall not be liable for delays or deficiencies in execution caused by inaccurate, faulty, incomplete or misleading transmission of the order or placement of the order or by incorrect or misleading wording in the source text. It shall likewise not be liable for errors caused by the client as a result of incorrect, incomplete or untimely provision of information or documents or as a result of incorrect or illegible source texts.
Beate Richter or independent proofreaders, editors or translators commissioned by her undertake to carry out the proofreading as carefully as possible in order to deliver an error-free text. Irrespective of this, the proofreading service shall still be deemed to have been successfully rendered if, after completion of the proofreading, no more than one error (spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation) per five pages can be proven on average (the total volume of corrected text shall be decisive). In the case of a correction volume of more than 40 pages per working day or in the case of an average of more than ten errors (spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation) per page to be corrected in the source text, the proofreading service shall be deemed to have been successfully rendered if, after completion of the corrections, no more than an average of one error in the sense described can be detected per three pages.
If, despite all due care in editing, significant errors remain in the text, i.e. if the amount of errors remaining in the text exceeds the level described above, the client may complain about these in writing within seven days of receipt of the edited text, specifying them with sufficient precision, and also set Beate Richter a reasonable period of time in writing to rectify these errors. A sufficiently precise designation is deemed to be a marking of the errors in the text, so that the amount of errors remaining in the text can be traced by Beate Richter. The period shall commence at the end of the day on which the edited text is returned to the client. If this rectification fails to take place, the client shall have the right to a reduction in price or cancellation of the contract, or, if the period of grace is exceeded for an unreasonably long time, the right to withdraw from the contract. Further claims, including claims for damages due to non-performance, are excluded. If the delivered work is not complained about in writing within the period of seven days, it shall be deemed to have been approved. In this case, the client waives all claims to which he may be entitled due to possible defects of the respective service.
Stylistic corrections are considered to be strongly dependent on the linguistic feeling of the respective editor and are always understood as suggestions for improvement. They therefore always require the final review by the client. Beate Richter accepts no liability for stylistic corrections. The client shall immediately complain in writing to Beate Richter within seven days about any deficient proofreading (checking of linguistic style, logical consistency as well as adaptation to exploitation contexts). The deadline begins with the expiry of the day on which the corrected text was sent to the client by Beate Richter. If no written objection is made within the aforementioned period, the proofreading shall be deemed to have been approved. If Beate Richter cannot credibly prove to the client in the event of a complaint about the proofreading that the client's objections are unjustified, the fee claims as services for the proofreading shall be lost in accordance with the significance of the defect. The fee claims with regard to the proofreading services rendered shall remain unaffected by this.
There shall also be no liability for defects in respect of abbreviations specific to the order which were not specified or explained by the client when the order was placed. Beate Richter shall not be liable for the correct reproduction of names and addresses in documents that are not written in Latin script. Figures are only reproduced according to the manuscript. No liability is assumed for the conversion of numbers, measurements, currencies, etc.
Beate Richter accepts no liability for materials provided by the client, assurances of properties given, shipping instructions, processing instructions etc. and is not obliged to check these within the meaning of the Product Liability Act or the German Civil Code. In such cases, the client alone shall be liable without limitation.
Beate Richter shall also only be liable for hardware and software damage caused to the client by the returned processed texts (in electronic form, by diskette or CD-ROM) in the event of intent or gross negligence.
The clients are requested not to send any electronic texts to Beate Richter if they suspect that these or their carrier could be infected by a virus. Otherwise Beate Richter shall be entitled to assert claims for damages against the client if the latter has negligently accepted or caused damage to Beate Richter's hardware or software.
Beate Richter shall only be liable for damage caused within its own area of responsibility by intent or gross negligence. It shall not be liable in the event of third party intervention in the electronic data transmission, in the event of technical faults, strike or force majeure. All claims for damages against Beate Richter are limited to the amount of the invoice (net). There shall be no liability for loss of profit or consequential damage.
Beate Richter assumes that the client is in any case the legal owner of the rights to the submitted texts. Possible claims arising from missing rights shall be borne solely by the client.

12. Final clause
All changes to these terms and conditions must be made in writing and confirmed by Beate Richter by signature. If parts of these terms and conditions are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid provision shall be replaced by mutual agreement with a provision that is best suited to achieve the desired and economic purpose, taking into account the interests at stake. The contractual relationship between Beate Richter and the participant or consumer shall be governed exclusively by German law, to the exclusion of international sales law. As far as permissible, the place of jurisdiction is Berlin.

Signed Beate Richter
8 March 21

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