This is a tentative English translation of the German legal information for this website, which is available by selecting German language and choosing "Nutzungsbedingungen" in the menu. When in doubt, or the translation is incomplete or contradicting, the German version is always the valid reference for legal issues.
Operator of this website
NOTE: As for questions and information on cache locations and hides or the
Information according to §5 German Teleservices Act
Responsible as of German remote services statue / value added tax law
Opencaching Deutschland e.V.
Registered in register of associations of district court Bad Homburg v. d. H., register number 2054
Address and contact
Opencaching Deutschland e.V.
c/o Michael Vaahsen
Am Weiherboden 21a
Phone: +49 (0) 60 83 / 32 99 654
Authorized to represent
Due to §10 of the associations statutes the chairman is single authorized to represent, both of the other members of the managing committee together are authorized to represent.
The managing comittee are (as of November 26th, 2014):
Throughout the rest of this page, Opencaching.de will be used synonyme for the operator of this website.
Responsibility for extenal Links
Though we carfully supervise the contents of this website, we do not take responsibility for contents of any external links. Responsibility for linked websites lies soleley with their owners. If you find any doubtful information on sites linked from here, please inform us by email. We will examine and – if necessary – remove the link.
You will use this website at your own risk. Opencaching.de is not responsible for the correctness of any information published here. Opencaching.de will not be liable for any damages caused by the use of programs, documents and information provided on this website. Also, Opencaching.de ist to be kept clear of any liability claims that can be derived from damages which have been caused directly or indirectly by this website. This also applies to damages caused by malfunction or deficiency of any programs, data or documents available for download from this site.
After signing up, any user may publish text and image contents on miscellaneous pages of this site. The user must ensure that the content he publishes does not violate any applicable law. Opencaching.de may check if users will comply with these terms and encourages you to report any doubtful or illegal contents. You may use the "report" button within the cache listings or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The reported contents will then be checked by us and removed if necessary.
What is a "geocache" in our terms?
A geocache is a hidden container with a logbook, which has to be found by geographical coordinates. As proof of finding, the finder writes a record in the logbook. Alternatively, there may be no container, but the user will have to visit the location, maybe to a quest there, and proof this e.g. by a photo or by determining a log password on site. This type of containerless cache is called a "virtual cache".
Terms for hiding a geocache and publishing it at Opencaching.de website
Terms for seeking a geocache
All Opencaching.de content which has been contributed by users is licensed under
the terms of "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Germany", which means
that you may reproduce, distribute and publish it. When doing this, the author has to
be named in the form given below. The content must not be used for any commercial
purpose, and you must not alter, transform, or build upon it.
The form of attribution is:
© $USERNAME, Opencaching.de, CC BY-NC-ND, as of $DATUM
The date refers to the day when the data was downloaded from www.opencaching.de, and it may be omitted for photos and log entries.
More explanations on the data license are available in the Wiki.
Due to some questions from users, we would like to point out that the Opencaching.de data license is, of course, no "exclusive" license. This means that every user may publish her contents – on the Opencaching.de website or somewhere else – under additional licenses (multiple licensing). This may be noted in the geocache descriptions and logs.
The underlying software of the Opencaching.de platform is licensed under GNU GPL with additional restrictions. You can obtain the complete license text from here. Please note that some components of the software originate from third parties. These components may be subject to other licenses.
For a compilation of third party software components which are currently in use at www.opencaching.de, including license conditions and other information, see this document.
The source code can be obtained from GitHub.
Our data privacy disclaimer and policy is available at http://www.opencaching.de/articles.php?page=dsb.