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Terms of Use

This agreement outlines the terms and conditions for using the PsychOpen service.


PsychOpen cannot assume liability for the content offered on its Web pages, nor does it assume liability for damages, whether material or immaterial, from the use of inaccurate or incomplete information, except in cases of gross negligence. All content remains subject to change and is provided without obligation. PsychOpen retains the express right to change the content of Web pages as well as to change, delete, or remove the entire Website for a limited or indefinite time without prior notice. PsychOpen expressly assumes no responsibility for references or links to the content of third-party Websites. PsychOpen verifies that at the time of linking the linked sites were carefully examined and that illegal content was not recognizable at this time. Third-party Websites are solely responsible for any illegal or inaccurate content contained on their Websites, in particular for any damages resulting from the use of such content. PsychOpen has no influence on the present or future design, content, or copyright of third-party Websites. This disclaimer applies to all links on the PsychOpen Website to third-party Websites, and to all user content contained in mailing lists, discussion forums, and blogs on its own Website.


The content of PsychOpen's Website is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC-BY). Any use of copyrighted material requires no previous express permission by PsychOpen.

Data Protection Statement

Any person may visit PsychOpen's Website without providing PsychOpen with personal data. PsychOpen only maintains data on the name of the Internet service provider, the referring Website, and the PsychOpen Web page visited. This information may be used for statistical purposes, however, the user remains anonymous.

If personal data such as e-mail address, name, or postal address is given to PsychOpen, this information is provided freely by the user. PsychOpen is allowed to electronically store and use the information provided to PsychOpen by the user. Use of personal data for the purpose of advertising or market research or optimizing PsychOpen's electronic services only occurs with previous explicit permission of the user. Permission may be revoked at any time by the user. PsychOpen does not collect or release personal data of visitors to its Website to third parties nor does it release personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area.

Should one or more of the provisions of the terms of use be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

Any disputes arising from the use of PsychOpen's Website are governed solely by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Third-party Websites

To provide you with optimal information, our Website contains links to third-party sites. Since links of this kind are not obviously recognizable, we would like to point out that they are external links. We have no influence on the content or design of third-party Websites nor does our data protection statement apply to third-party Websites.


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