Terms of Use

Valid as of 15.10.2015

1. Introduction

These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern your use of this website which can be found at (the "Website").

The Website is owned and operated by the members of the CITYnvest Consortium, coordinated by Climate Alliance, with registered office at Galvanistrasse 28 Stratenplan, 60486 Frankfurt, Germany ("CITYnvest Consortium", "we", "us" or "our"). To obtain a full list and contact details of all the CITYnvest Consortium members, please contact

Please read these Terms carefully. By accessing and using the Website you are deemed to have understood and agreed to the Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, you should not use the Website.

By using the Website, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use and you agree to the processing of your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

2. Changes to the Terms

The CITYnvest Consortium reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Website, the information or these Terms. Please review the Website periodically for changes to these Terms. The date at the top of this webpage indicates when these Terms were last updated. By continuing to use the Website you agree to be bound by these Terms as amended. If you do not agree with the amended Terms, you must not continue to use the Website after the date on which the amendments take effect.

3. Legal Disclaimer

The Website and all material and information available through the Website are provided "as is" and on an "as and when" available basis. The CITYnvest Consortium does not guarantee the accuracy, topicality, correctness, reliability, suitability, timeliness, completeness, performance or fitness for a particular purpose of the Website or any material and information available through the Website. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Website is suitable for your intended purposes. No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the CITYnvest Consortium for any errors, omissions, or any inaccurate material or information on the Website. Further, the CITYnvest Consortium does not warrant that the Website or any of the material or information will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defects will be corrected.

You also acknowledge and agree that the operation of the Website is dependent upon the proper and effective functioning of the internet and other third party equipment and services, and that we do not guarantee and will not be liable for these in any way.

Although the CITYnvest Consortium attempts to ensure that the information contained in this Website is accurate and up-to-date, the CITYnvest Consortium shall not be liable for any loss or any damage arising out of or in connection with access or use of the Website except that nothing herein excludes or limits any liability for losses which may not be lawfully excluded or limited by applicable law.

In no event shall the CITYnvest Consortium be liable for any loss including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss (including but not limited to goodwill, loss of business etc.), or any damages arising from loss of use, data or profits, whether in contract, extra-contractual liability or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website or any of the information.

All offers are not-binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement.

4. Linking

Websites or web pages to which this Website is linked are for information purposes only and have not been reviewed by the CITYnvest Consortium. We accept no responsibility for the content of such websites or web pages, nor do we accept responsibility for any losses or penalties incurred as a result of your use of any links or reliance on the content of any website to which the Website is linked. The CITYnvest Consortium does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external websites that link to this site or contained in this site.

If any damage occurs by the use of information presented there, only the author of the respective pages might be liable, not the one who has linked to these pages. Furthermore, the CITYnvest Consortium is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guest books or mailing lists provided on the Website.

You may not frame, link or deep-link this Website to any other website without our prior written consent. Should you wish to frame or to set up a link / deep-link to our Website please contact

5. Computer Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses

The CITYnvest Consortium uses reasonable endeavours to protect this Website from computer viruses, worms and Trojan Horses. The CITYnvest Consortium does not warrant that the Website is free from computer viruses, worms and Trojan Horses and accept no liability whatsoever for any damage that may result from the transmission of any computer viruses, worms or Trojan Horses via the Website or via any files which are available for you to download from the Website.

6. Intellectual property

The intellectual property rights in the Website and copyright in all material stored, displayed and accessible on the Website is either owned by the CITYnvest Consortium or duly licensed by third parties. All such rights are reserved.

You are permitted to download, print, store temporarily, retrieve and display information from the Website on a computer screen (or in the case of a podcast or an RSS feed on a mobile phone or iPod), print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to the network) for your personal use or for internal use within your organisation.

You are not permitted (except where you have been given express permission to do so) to adapt or modify the information on this Website or any part of it and the information or any part of it may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any other way to any third parties for commercial gain.

7. Data Protection and Online Privacy Policy

We may require basic information which identifies you as an individual (“Personal Information”), such as your name, address and email, in order to enable you to take advantage of particular services that we offer. We will only use such Personal Information for the purposes of providing information which you have requested, or for other purposes set out in these Terms.

We may on occasion make use of Personal Information that we collect in order to help us administer the Website. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted - if and so far technically possible and reasonable - without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymized data or an alias. The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited, offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished.

To better protect your privacy, we provide a Privacy Policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at or in connection with this Site. Click here to show and/or print a copy of this Policy, which forms part of these Terms. By accepting these Terms you shall also be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy.

8. Severability

If these Terms or any part of them should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then to the extent that they are so illegal, invalid or unenforceable, they shall be treated as severed and deleted from these Terms and the remaining Terms shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

9. Events beyond our control

The CITYnvest Consortium will not be responsible for any breach of these Terms caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

10. File Download

Certain files of Information may be available for download from the Website. These files of information are subject to these Terms and in particular section 6 Intellectual Property.

11. Governing law

These Terms are subject to German law and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the German courts.