Leifheit Aktiengesellschaft (Public Limited Company)
Terms of Use WebConnect Platform


Leifheit Aktiengesellschaft, Leifheitstraße, 56377 Nassau/Lahn, Germany (“Leifheit“ or “We“) enjoys your interest in the Web Connect products and the WebConnect platform.

We have compiled the rules that are binding for you and for us in these terms of use in order to make utilization of the WebConnect platform as comfortable and transparent as possible. Please read these terms of use because we offer the use of the WebConnect platform only subject to these terms of use and do not accept any conditions to the contrary.

What is the WebConnect platform?

We offer you as the buyer or user of a WebConnect product the option of registering on the WebConnect platform available at the domain my.soehnle.com and to set up a user account.

As registered user you can transmit data compiled by a WebConnect product (specifically body weight and – in case of body analysis scales – specific analysis data, overall “WebConnect Data”) via an internet connection to the WebConnect platform and access WebConnect Data transmitted in this manner via your user account.

We strive to provide access to the WebConnect platform for the own, personal use of registered users and also strive to ensure that he WebConnect Data compiled and presented in the user account are current, complete, and accurate.

Who can use the WebConnect platform?

The WebConnect platform is available to all natural persons that are at least 18 years of age, are authorized users of a WebConnect product and have registered on the WebConnect platform. Any natural person can register on the WebConnect platform only once.

To register, all mandatory information (specifically personal data) must be completely and truthfully entered into the electronic registration form on the WebConnect platform, must be transmitted to us, and registration must be confirmed by your confirmation of a link sent by email.

We reserve the right to refuse registrations on the WebConnect platform without stating reasons.

What can be done on the WebConnect platform?

The WebConnect platform offers you – the registered user – the option of

  • allocating a WebConnect product to your user account,
  • transmitting WebConnect Data from your WebConnect product to the WebConnect platform via an internet connection,
  • displaying transmitted WebConnect Data in your user account and to evaluate such, if applicable.

Details regarding these and other functionalities of the WebConnect platform, if applicable, can be found in the help menu of the WebConnect platform.

Please note that the use of the WebConnect platform is only for your personal use. Utilization for professional or medical purposes is not permitted.

What is expected of me when using the WebConnect platform?

In order to ensure that the use of the WebConnect platform remains a pleasant experience for all users as well as for us, we are expecting that each user complies with these terms of use and the general statutory regulations.

We also expect that you do not allow third parties the use of your user account to access the WebConnect platform, and we do not accept any liability for damages resulting from the unauthorized use of your user account by third parties. Against this background you should keep your registration data for the WebConnect platform confidential.

We also expect that you refrain from any activities that may cause an interruption of the WebConnect platform, and specifically that you refrain from any interference with safety measures provided by us.

In order to ensure availability of WebConnect Data outside of the WebConnect platform (for example in case of accidental data loss), we also expect that you do not use the WebConnect platform as the sole means for storing your data and that you create and maintain a backup copy of your data separately from the WebConnect platform, if required.

What happens with my personal data?

For the utilization of the WebConnect platform we must collect specific personal data from you, particularly

  • during registration,
  • during the transmission of WebConnect Data from the WebConnect product to the WebConnect platform, and
  • while accessing and utilizing the user account.

This may also include so-called "special types of personal data", for example because your body weight represents information regarding your health. We utilize the personal data stored on the WebConnect platform in compliance with data protection regulations exclusively for providing the WebConnect platform; transmission to third parties does not occur. Details regarding the collection, processing, and utilization of personal data can be found in our data protection information.

Can the WebConnect platform or the terms of use be changed?

Yes, this is possible because the WebConnect platform and the terms of use must be adjusted to new requirements. Therefore we reserve the right to change content of the WebConnect platform at short notice.

We also reserve the right to modify these terms of use (to include other terms published on the WebConnect platform, if applicable). We will notify you of these changes either by way of a direct notification (for example by e-mail) or on the WebConnect platform. Changes of terms of use are deemed to be approved if you continue to use the WebConnect platform after the expiration of one month after the coming into force of the new terms of use or if you do not terminate your participation within two months after the coming into force of the new terms of use.

We also reserve the right to cancel the WebConnect platform overall. We will notify you of such by e-mail or the communication option indicated by you, while adhering to an appropriate time limit, so that you have the option of transferring stored WebConnect Data to another medium prior to cancellation.

How can I terminate my registration on the WebConnect platform?

You can terminate your participation on the WebConnect platform any time and without stating reasons by deleting your user account. The stored WebConnect Data linked to your user account will be deleted upon deletion of your user account. Therefore please ensure that you transferred your WebConnect Data to another storage medium prior to deleting your user account.

We reserve the right to terminate your participation on the WebConnect platform. However, we will assert this right only for good cause (for example in case of violations against these terms of use or statutory provisions) or in compliance with a termination period of three months. We will inform you of such termination by e-mail or the communication option indicated by you.

What else do I need to know?

Regardless of the legal cause, we are liable only for intent and gross negligence of a legal representative of a managing executive or other vicarious agents. Furthermore we are liable on the merits of any culpable violation of a material contractual obligation (whereas the term "material contractual obligation" conceptually describes such an obligation the fulfilment of which enables the proper execution of the contract in the first place and in the fulfilment of which the respective other party may routinely place its trust), in case of default and impossibility, whereas in case of property and material damage liability according to this clause is limited to the typically foreseeable damages.

The liability limitations stated above will not apply in cases of mandatory statutory liability, in particular pursuant to the Product Liability Act, in case of acceptance of a warranty, as well as culpable injuries to life, body, and health.

These terms of use are subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany under the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

In the event that individual provisions of these terms of use shall be or become invalid or void either in full or in part, this does not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The parties are obligated to agree on a provision that comes closest to the legal and economic intent of the void or invalid provision that we and you would have agreed upon if we and you had taken the invalidity or nullity of the respective provision into account upon conclusion of these terms and conditions. The same applies in case of gaps as well as regulations requiring interpretation or supplementation.

Monday, 18. February 2019
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