• Dobandee by IIS New Media Labs e.U. (“Dobandee”) operates an interactive online platform and mobile apps aiming to improve discoverability of digital content.
  • The online platform is currently at a beta-stage, i.e., certain functions do not work properly at the current time and there exists a higher probability for errors and problems to occur. Following completion of the beta-stage or a significant enhancement of the subject of the agreement (see point XII.1. Miscellaneous of these General Terms and Conditions), subject to the user’s consent, amended general terms and conditions will enter into force.
  • In order to be able to use the complete spectrum of Dobandee’s products and services, a one-time registration shall be required (see point IV. Registration of these General Terms and Conditions).
  • Certain content, including general descriptions of Dobandee are for viewing without registration
  • Dobandee’s goal is to improve discovery of new and interesting digital content.
  • Dobandee offers the interactive online platform and mobile apps on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions. By registering, the user consents to the validity of Dobandee’s General Terms and Conditions.
  • Neither the registration nor the use of the complete spectrum of products and services shall be possible without explicit consent to these General Terms and Conditions.
  • These General Terms and Conditions shall apply to all points of access ([sub-]domains, mobile access) regarding Dobandee’s offering of products and services. In particular, the Dobandee online offering will be accessible via the following domains:
dobandee.com, dee.io
  • These General Terms and Conditions shall be valid until cancelled in the currently valid version as of 21 January, 2017. Dobandee reserves the right to amend these General Terms and Conditions at any time. Following such amendment, the continued use of Dobandee's offering by any registered user is subject to such user's consent to such amended terms and conditions. At any time, the then-current version of the General Terms and Conditions is available for viewing on the Dobandee website.
Currently, Dobandee essentially offers its users the following applications and information in one or more:
  • a) Internet platform (label: Dobandee web-portal)
    • i) Personal profile page, including personal details
    • ii) Blog: Information about the company, products and news
    • iii) Other content:
      • (1) About us: Short description of Dobandee
      • (2) Contact feature for users
      • (3) Feedback service
      • (4) Links to other company related sites and social platforms/pages
      • (5) General Terms and Conditions
  • b) Mobile applications (label: Dobandee apps)
    • i) Dobandee offers applications (Applications) for Apple iPhones as well as, in the future, other smartphones on a global scale.
    • ii) These applications can be used both isolated on the smartphone as well as in connection with the Dobandee web-portal.
    • iii) Subject to the user's consent, relevant data is transmitted from the smartphone to the Dobandee web-portal and shared with other social networks (e.g., Facebook), respectively.
    • iv) The user hereby confirms its knowledge that as a result of the transmission of data from the smartphone to the Dobandee web-portal, certain costs of the mobile carrier will be incurred that have to be borne by the user.
    • v) Limitation: The service is only available to users of smartphones. Only the basic functionality of the application is available for free. Additional terms and conditions on the part of the mobile phone-providers apply.
  • c) Other services of Dobandee
    • i) Newsletter: Dobandee will send newsletter to registered users. A user allows Dobandee with admission to these terms and conditions to send newsletters. The user can opt-out of receiving a newsletter in every edition. After opting out the user won't get newsletters from Dobandee anymore.
  • a) In order to be able to use the online portal of Dobandee, a one-time, free registration is required.
  • b) Only persons legally capable to enter into agreements on their own behalf shall be permitted to register with Dobandee. Minors may only register with Dobandee subject to the explicit consent of their parents or legal guardians. A written consent shall be sent by email to contact@dobandee.com.
  • c) By registering, the user confirms its knowledge and the unlimited recognition of the content of these General Terms and Conditions.
  • d) Subject at all times to Dobandee’s privacy policy hereof, a user can register in one of two ways:
    • i) Registration by use of the registration form. The user shall provide the details requested on such forms (e.g., first name, last name, date of birth) completely and correctly, unless such details are marked as voluntary. The registration is only possible by use of the civil name (hence no phantasy names or pseudonyms).
    • ii) Adoption of registration details from supported social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. Registration via supported social networks requires the confirmation that the selected details, which the user has already confirmed on Facebook, shall be adopted by the Dobandee. The user can subsequently add to or reduce such details in its own profile.
  • e) Following successful registration, the user can log in to Dobandee by either (i) entering its user name or email address as well as the chosen password or (ii) log-in via Facebook/Twitter sign-in.
  • f) If the registration has not been completed (e.g., as a result of missing personal details or the lack of consent to these General Terms and Conditions), Dobandee will delete the (partially) activated user account within a period of seven days.
  • g) Dobandee reserves the right to reject users without giving reasons. In this event, any transmitted details will be deleted promptly.
  • h) Dobandee is not responsible for the actual identity of the user, since personal identification via the internet is possible only to a limited extent. Each user shall itself confirm the identity of other users prior to entering into any form of interaction with such users (e.g., adding as a friend, writing messages). In this connection, the user shall observe the recommendations regarding the sharing of personal details.
  • a) Fraud protection:
    • i) You must protect your account from unauthorized and fraudulent use. Please notify us immediately by email at contact@dobandee.com of any unauthorized or fraudulent use of your account, or if you suspect that your account may be at risk.
    • ii) Dobandee will not refund any amounts paid by you to dobandee.com before you report an unauthorized or fraudulent use of your account.
    • iii) Dobandee has the right to close or cancel the account of any registered user in the event of any unauthorized or fraudulent use of the account.
  • b) Promotions and Free Offers. Dobandee may run promotions and free offers, which may be subject to additional terms or restrictions. These promotions and offers may not be transferred between users.
  • a) Subscription Requirement. In order to use the Dobandee Premium Service for Premium Members, you must (i) be a registered user of the Dobandee.com platform, and (ii) pay the stipulated price, including applicable VAT, if any, and any other fees or amounts associated with the Premium Services, by credit card or any other form of payment accepted by Dobandee (the “Subscription”). If you are not a registered user of the Dobandee.com platform, you must register before you can execute the Subscription.
  • b) Types and Prices of Subscriptions. Dobandee.com offers different Subscription periods so that you can choose the one that best satisfies your needs. All prices are subject to change at Dobandee’s discretion at any time. Any price changes will be announced on the Dobandee.com platform.
  • c) Payment
    • i) Payment is made in advance for each subscription period. In other words, you can select the subscription period that best satisfies your needs to access the Premium Services. Once you signed up and paid for the Subscription, the selected validity period will be associated with your account.
    • ii) Payments for the entire term of your Premium Membership shall be due immediately upon invoicing. Payment can be made using different online payment systems (Paypal, Credit Card, ). If Dobandee is unable to collect any fees from an account designated by the user due to lack of funds, the user shall bear all costs arising therefrom, including bank charges related to any debit entries or similar charges. Dobandee may deliver invoices and payment reminders to the user by email.
  • d) Automatic Renewal. When your Subscription period expires, your credit card will be charged automatically with the standard subscription price which was valid at the arrangement, i.e., special offer prices do not apply in this case, and your Subscription will be renewed for the same period of time unless you cancel your Subscription, at least prior to the expiration of your current Subscription.
  • e) Cancellation. You may cancel your Subscription to Dobandee Premium Service for Premium Members at any time by initiating the cancellation on the Dobandee.com platform. Unless otherwise provided for in Section 7, Dobandee will not refund previously paid amounts.
  • f) Expiration. Subject to Section 6.d, for lack of a user’s cancellation of such user’s Subscription, each Subscription period ends only upon expiration of the agreed-upon time period, and regardless of the user’s actual use of the Dobandee Premium Service for Premium Members during such period. Each user can check the length of the current Subscription period by viewing such user’s account information.
  • g) Application of Other Rules. Unless otherwise specified in this Section 6, all other provisions of these General Term and Conditions apply also to the Premium Members.
  • a) Each user shall have the right to terminate the use of Dobandee’s online platform at any time via its account settings. Such termination shall be confirmed once.
  • b) Additionally, Dobandee reserves the right to cancel a membership for important reasons (e.g., gross breaches of user obligations – see point VII. Sanctions and Consequences Upon Breach of User Obligations of these General Terms and conditions).
  • c) As a result of the termination of use or cancellation, all personal details (user account), provided by the user upon registration, shall be deactivated. Any details made public by the user will be (i) anonymized, i.e., it will be made clear that such details were provided by a deleted user, or (ii) deleted, in the event of cancellation.
  • d) In the event of termination of the use of the Dobandee platform, upon request of the user, all saved personal details shall be irrevocably deleted. The user shall request such deletion by email sent to contact@dobandee.com with subject “Deletion Request”, which shall include the email address provided to Dobandee.
  • a) Application of Consumer Laws. If you as a User are registered on the Dobandee.com platform for a purpose that is not related to either your commercial or professional freelance activity, the following provisions apply to you as a consumer within the meaning of Section 1 of the Austrian Consumer Protection Act (Konsumentenschutzgesetz; KSchG):
  • b) Right of Withdrawal from Contract. You may cancel your agreement with Dobandee in writing, e.g., by letter or email, within 14 days from the later of the date (i) on which the agreement was entered into and (ii) of receipt of any physical products you may have ordered, in each case without stating any reasons. You can cancel the agreement by sending your notification to: IIS New Media Labs e.U., Reiterstrasse 16, 2753, Markt Piesting || eMail: contact@dobandee.com
  • c) Consequences of Cancellation. In the event of cancellation, any benefits received by one party from the other must be returned, and any economic advantages gained must be repaid. If you are not able to return the services rendered to Dobandee in full or in part, you are obligated to reimburse Dobandee for the value lost. This may mean that you are required to fulfill your payment obligations until cancellation has become effective. Obligations to reimburse costs must be fulfilled within 30 days. For you, this period begins when you send your contract termination, for us when we receive it.
  • a) The user of the Dobandee platform shall be required,
    • i) to truthfully provide, and keep current, its registration details (see. point IV Registration of these General Terms and Conditions), and not to pass on such details to third parties.
    • ii) to only save, publish, transmit and distribute such content (photos, pictures, text, representations, videos, ...), if the user is authorized to pass on such content, i.e., if the user has the exclusive right to use such content or, if the user is not the owner of such rights with respect to content provided by it, the user guarantees to Dobandee that all required rights, licenses, permits etc. have been validly obtained. This shall also apply to content subject to intellectual property rights, such as trade names and trade marks. The user shall be exclusively responsible for such content.
    • iii) In particular, it shall not be permitted to save, publish, transmit or distribute any content that is racist, insulting, discriminating, denunciating, sexual, glorifies violence or is otherwise illegal.
    • iv) not to send chain letters or messages to more than one recipient at one time (mass emails or spam).
    • v) not to carry out any disrupting interferences in the Dobandee network by use of technical or electronic aids, in particular hacking attempts, brute force-attacks, planting of viruses/worms/trojans and other disrupting attempts regarding Dobandee’s software or hardware.
    • vi) not to copy, distribute, transmit or collect by use of technical aids (e.g., crawlers or bots) accessible details without the consent of the respective owner.
  • b) The user of the Dobandee platform shall
    • i) provide prompt notice via email to abuse@dobandee.com of any detected breaches of the aforementioned obligations.
    • ii) diligently care for the personal details and only allow such persons access to its own details that are close to the user.
    • iii) regularly save important personal details externally (storage medium, hard drive, clouds). Dobandee shall not be responsible for any lost or impaired details.
  • a) In order to ensure the proper and reliable provision of services, Dobandee imposes the following sanctions upon breach obligations by a user:
    • i) Warning
    • ii) Deletion of content
    • iii) Temporary deactivation of user account
    • iv) Cancellation (irrevocable deactivation)
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  • b) The type of sanction shall depend on the purpose, impact and type of the breach in light of Dobandee's and the user's interests.
  • c) In the event a user account shall be cancelled in accordance with this Section 10, the respective user shall not be permitted to register again.
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  • b) The type of sanction shall depend on the purpose, impact and type of the breach in light of Dobandee's and the user's interests.
  • c) In the event a user account shall be cancelled in accordance with this Section 10, the respective user shall not be permitted to register again.
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    • a) Dobandee permits its registered users to use the offered portfolio of products and services in accordance with statutory law and these General Terms and Conditions, in order to upload, save, publish, distribute, transmit and share content with other users.
    • b) The user consents that as a result of the automatic evaluation of the way such user uses the platform, it may be exposed to certain offers and/or marketing messages tailored to such user.
    • c) The user consents that marketing measures may also be taken in the proximity of created content, which are marketed by Dobandee.
    • d) Dobandee shall have the right to save content or disclose such content to third parties, to the extent this is required by law or reasonably necessary and legally permissible, in order to
      • i) comply with statutory law, or court or administrative orders;
      • ii) ensure compliance with these General Terms and Conditions;
      • iii) react to claims of breaches of law raised by third parties; or
      • iv) safeguard the rights, property or personal safety of Dobandee, its users and the general public.
    • e) The user grants Dobandee the irrevocable, free, non-exclusive and unlimited right to use all content generated, transmitted, saved and published by such user. Accordingly, Dobandee shall have the right to use, irrespective of the type of usage, all content both as part of the Dobandee platform and any other activity of Dobandee or any company affiliated with Dobandee. This shall include the right to change and edit such content, unless such changes or edits impair material interests of the user. In this connection, the user waives, to the extent legally permissible, all intellectual property rights. However, to the extent feasible, in the event that Dobandee uses content created by a user outside the Dobandee platform, Dobandee shall note that such content was created by the user.
    • f) Dobandee does not claim ownership of any content created by users and will not supervise such content.
    • g) Dobandee reserves the right to delete content created by users, such as links, images or comments without giving reasons. In this event, the user shall be notified and, in the event of a breach of these General Terms and Conditions, may be sanctioned accordingly (see point VII. Sanctions and Consequences upon Breach of User Obligations of these General Terms and Conditions).
    • h) Dobandee shall not be responsible for inaccurate content created by users.

    In General

    • i) The concept of the Dobandee network is based in part on the publication of details regarding individual users to other users by making such details accessible via the Dobandee web-portal or apps.
    • ii) The collection, administration and use of personal details by Dobandee complies with applicable data protection laws by ensuring that each user is able to decide herself, which personal details shall be made accessible to other users.

    Categories of personally identifiable information collected by Dobandee

    Dobandee collects information from users upon registration on its website and in connection with the use of any of Dobandee’s applications. The personally identifiable information collected by Dobandee falls in the following categories:
    • (1) First and last name;
    • (2) Country and/or region information
    • (3) Email address;
    • (4) Miscellaneous content-data and preferences

    Cookie policy

    Last Revised August 20, 2014

    Dobandee uses technologies on its web-portal and apps (“Dobandee Service” to collect information that helps us improve our users’ online experience. In this Cookie Policy, we refer to these technologies, which include cookies, pixels, web beacons, and gifs, collectively as "cookies." This policy explains the different types of cookies used by Dobandee Service and how you can control them. We may change this Cookie Policy at any time: please take a look at the "LAST REVISED" legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through Dobandee Service.

    By using the Dobandee Service you agree that we can store and access cookies as described in this policy.

    We hope that this policy helps you understand, and feel more confident about, our use of cookies. If you have any further queries, please contact us at contact@dobandee.com

    What is a Cookie?

    Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering your user preferences).

    What Cookies do we use?

    Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Dobandee Service.
    • (1) Essential Cookies These cookies are essential to the operation of our website in order to enable you to move around it and to use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as accessing secure areas of the website or paid for content, cannot be provided. These cookies are essential for using the website and therefore cannot be turned off without severely affecting your use of the website.
    • (2) Performance Cookies Performance cookies, which often include analytics cookies, collect information about your use of Dobandee Service and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the website, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the service, help us record any difficulties you have and show us whether our presentation is effective or not. Performance cookies used by Dobandee Service may include:
        Google Analytics - Opt out
        "This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your anonymised IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above."

        More info: Google Analytics.


        Mixpanel – Opt out
    • (3) Functionality Cookies In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make while using Dobandee Service and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customizing a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog. All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Dobandee Service.

    How do third parties use cookies on the site?

    In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on the Dobandee Service. For example, third-parties and other organizations may use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on the Dobandee Service and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information may be used by them to serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements. We do not control these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party's website. You can also learn more about controlling cookies in the section below. Third-party cookies on the Dobandee Service may include:

      Facebook Social Plugin - Link


    How do I control Cookies?

    You may refuse to accept cookies from the Dobandee Service at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider's website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Dobandee Service may operate as intended.

    • i) Dobandee does not represent or warrant that the online portable will be available at all times, completely and free from errors or that the necessary hardware and software work without errors.
    • ii) Dobandee does not represent or warrant that the transmission of data via other systems, in particular the internet and telecommunication networks, is not tracked, recorded or distorted by third parties
    • iii) The user uses the Dobandee offering exclusively at its own risk. This applies, without limitation, to
      • (1) the related use of any hardware, including, but not limited to, (i) the respective smartphone or (ii) smartphone dongles;
      • (2) downloading of the user's own and third party content;
      • (3) any use by the user of data created or provided by Dobandee, including, but not limited to (i) product information, (ii) recommendations, (iii) rankings, (iv) offers. The user explicitly acknowledges that any such data or content may contain errors, and Dobandee does not, to the extent permitted by law, assume any responsibility for the correctness of such data.
    • iv) Additionally, Dobandee does not make any representations or warranties with respect to external links, banners or other information and marketing offers that may be placed for the user. Any contractual arrangements entered into between the user and a third party provider (e.g., via linked websites or banners) result in a contractual relationship between such user and the third party provider only. Dobandee does not make any representations or warranties with respect to products or services of third party providers.
    • i) Dobandee shall be liable as currently provided by law, regardless of the statutory basis of such liability (precontractual, contractual, tort) only if Dobandee has caused a certain damage willfully or with gross negligence. In the event of slight negligence, Dobandee shall not be liable to other businesses and shall be liable to consumers only for personal damages Dobandee shall not be liable to businesses for follow-on damages , mere pecuniary losses, lost profits or damages resulting from claims of third parties.
    • ii) Unless required by statutory law, neither Dobandee nor any of its business affiliates shall be liable for damages resulting from the use of content made accessible through the use of the online platform or other forms of use of the online portal or mobile apps. This also applies to damages resulting from errors, problems, viruses or loss of data. <<<<<<< Updated upstream
    • iii) Dobandee.com assumes no liability for downloaded material or material obtained as a consequence of using the dobandee.com platform. The Registered User is solely responsible for any damages caused by such materials to his computer system or for information that is lost as a consequence of downloading materials from the Dobandee.com platform.
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    • iii) Dobandee.com assumes no liability for downloaded material or material obtained as a consequence of using the dobandee.com platform. The Registered User is solely responsible for any damages caused by such materials to his computer system or for information that is lost as a consequence of downloading materials from the Dobandee.com platform.
    • >>>>>>> Stashed changes iv) The Registered User is exclusively liable for any claims of lawsuits of any kind in any way derived from or related to conflicts with other users. The Registered User acknowledges and accepts that Dobandee.com will not, under any circumstances, be liable for the acts and omissions of other users, including the damages associated with such acts or omissions.
    • a) The user shall indemnify Dobandee for all claims raised by third parties as a result of an infringement of their rights by the user in connection with content uploaded to the Dobandee.com platform by such user or as a result of any other usage by such user of applications available from Dobandee. The user shall bear the costs of any legal proceedings, in which Dobandee may be involved in connection with such claims, including all court costs and attorney’s fees to the extent permitted by law, unless the user was not at fault in causing such infringement.
    • b) In the event that a claim is brought by a third party, the user shall promptly, truthfully and completely make available to Dobandee all information available to such user that may be necessary to verify such claim and defend against it. Any additional claims for damages that Dobandee may be entitled to bring against the user shall not be affected.
    • a) Dobandee reserves the right to amend these T&C from time to time for a number of reasons including, without limitation, for commercial reasons, to comply with applicable law or regulations, or for customer service-reasons. At any time, the then-current version of these T&C is available for viewing on the Dobandee.com platform.
    • b) Changes to these T&C, other than changes to Section 3 require the consent of the respective user, to whom the changed T&C shall apply. If Dobandee intends to implement such changes to these T&C, Dobandee will give the user as much prior notice of such changes as possible. Such notice shall be made (i) via email to the email address the user previously supplied, (ii) on the relevant pages of the Dobandee.com platform, or (iii) on any other device through which the user accesses the Dobandee services. We may invite the user to accept the new T&C by clicking “yes” or “I accept”, checking a “tick box” or any other similar method of confirmation. Any such modifications will take effect within thirty days of publication. <<<<<<< Updated upstream
    • c) In the event that the user does not consent to the changed T&C, it shall not be permitted to any further use of the Dobandee.com platform.
    • d) Following amendment of the T&C, the continued use of Dobandee's offering following the notification or, as the case may be, expiration of such thirty days-period, by any registered user shall be deemed user's consent to the amended T&C.
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    • c) In the event that the user does not consent to the changed T&C, it shall not be permitted to any further use of the Dobandee.com platform.
    • d) Following amendment of the T&C, the continued use of Dobandee's offering following the notification or, as the case may be, expiration of such thirty days-period, by any registered user shall be deemed user's consent to the amended T&C.
    • >>>>>>> Stashed changes e) Subject to Sections 16.a to 16.d, any changes to these T&C must be made in writing. No ancillary oral arrangements exist.
    • a) In the event that individual provisions of these T&C shall be or become invalid, all other terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.
    • b) Governing Law and Jurisdiction.
      • i) These T&C and all contractual relations and litigation between the users and Dobandee shall be governed by Austrian law, excluding the conflict of law-provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
      • ii) Place of delivery and exclusive court of jurisdiction shall be Wiener Neustadt, Austria.