x-working - Legal

Imprint | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy


X-Working GmbH
Hofrichterstrasse 32
51067 Köln

Telefon: +49 176 55 45 32 52
E-Mail: sonja.bachmann [at] x-working.com
Website: www.x-working.com

For editorial content:
Responsible according to § 55 Abs.2 RStV
Sonja Bachmann
Hofrichterstrasse 32
51067 Köln

Headquarters and register court:
Köln HR 92145 B
VAT No.: DE301501077
Managing Director: Siegfried Uhl

The following terms apply to the use of the x-working network. Users are solely responsible for their behavior and for their content on the network. Compliance with these standards is required. By registering you confirm that you have read and understood the Terms of Use and agree to these rules. The x-working network is available for users starting at the age of 13 and older. Any person who sets her or his personal information in the network thus confirmes to be 13 years and older.





Overall Rules of Communication

As a user you agree to not post, to not communicate via e-mail or in any other way, and to not make content available in this network that:

  • infringes any copyright, trademark or competition rights;
  • interrupts the communication via software viruses or any other computer code files or programs on the network, or destroys the functionality of computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • constitutes spam, such as "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", advertisement of illegal products/services, or other advertising or marketing activities, that violate these Terms of Use, any applicable laws, any regulations or any generally accepted advertising industry guidelines;
  • is somehow misleading, deceptive or fraudulent;
  • is illegal, acts equivalent, including participation in phishing, acts in any other way for financial or other personal information in a misleading manner, or stands for fraudulent or misleading purposes;
  • is presented in a manner that is offensive or defamatory, or in a manner that poses a threat, threatening, abusive language, violence, harassment;
  • is malicious, harmful or invasive to natural or legal persons;
  • is harmful to minors in any way;
  • acts negative against any race, colour, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, age or otherwise, or is discriminatory;
  • contains personal or identifyed information about another person without the explicit consent of the person.
Prohibited Communications

Furthermore, it is not permitted and prohibited accordingly:

  • to impersonate another person to obtain access to this network without permission;
  • to interfere with the operation of this network or to prevent others to use this network in an appropriate manner;
  • to attack the normal dialogue flow with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) in this network;
  • to share and post copyrighted content illegally;
  • to transmit misleading emails or IP addresses, forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers to other users in order to disguise the origin of any content on this network.
Mandatory Communications

In addition, you agree:

  • not to harass other users in the network;
  • not to forward data and collections including personal information about other users without their consent to divulge or to abuse for illegal and legal purposes or in violation of applicable laws and regulations;
  • not to forward your username and password to any other person and not to use any other authentication information for your own communication;
  • not to share any content with purely sexual content or child pornography on the network;
  • not to share content showing rape, extreme violence, murder, bestiality, incest or related content;
  • not to use any automated software, including spiders, robots, crawlers and data mining tools to download data from the network; exceptions in this context are internet search engines and non-commercial public archives;
  • not to share posts with irrelevant content, possibly always representing the same or slightly different content;
  • not to generate an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the network by search queries and interactions;
  • to ensure not granting unauthorized or unwanted recognizable persons and groups of persons access to the X-Working network;
  • not to act in a way that disturbs the well-being of the user base, reducing its consumption quality or affect the performance of the functions of this network negatively;
  • not to carry out any activities, which result in back coupling with online systems, eg. via the display, the importing or exporting feedback information from the network, or which correlates with a use of purpose that is not related to this network.
General agreement

By using the X-Working network (https://www.x-working.com) you consent to the collection, processing and use of data as described below. Our site can basically be visited without registration. In this case data, such as pages viewed, file names, date and time are recorded for statistical purposes on the server, without these data beeing directly related to your person. Personal data, in particular name, address or e-mail address is collected as far as possible on a voluntary basis. Without your consent data will not be passed on to third parties.


This privacy statement explains users the way, the scope and the purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider X-Working GmbH on this website (hereinafter "offeror"). The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act and the Broadcast Media Act.

Access data / Server Log Files

The provider (or his Internet provider) collects data on each access to the offeror´s service (so-called server log files). Access data include: name of the website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type along with version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (previously visited), IP address and the requesting provider. The provider uses the data only for statistical purposes, for the purpose of operation, security and the optimization of the service. The provider reserves the right to log data to check later if there resulted reasonable suspicion of unlawful use due to concrete indications.

Handling of personal data

Personal information is information that will help to identify a person, meaning information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or phone number. Moreover data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites or profiles were viewed by someone among personal data. Personal data will only be collected, used and passed on by the provider, if permitted by law or the user consent to the data collection.


When you contact the offeror, for example via the contact form or via e-mail, the information of the user are recorded for the purpose of processing the request and for the scenario that further questions arise.

Comments and posts

When the X-Working users leave comments on the wall or in any other X-Working area, their IP addresses are recorded. This is done for security reasons of the offeror, in case someone writes wrongful comments and posts (insultings, banned political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the offeror may be prosecuted even for the comment or post and therefore is interested in the identity of the author.

Comment subscriptions

Successor comments can be subscribed to by users. The user will receive a confirmation email to needs verify whether she or he is the owner of the email address entered. Users can unsubscribe ongoing comment subscriptions at any time.


The X-Working GmbH and the logo of the X-Working GmbH, our service marks, product and service names are internationally registered trademarks in the Federal Republic of Germany. Any other names and designs are trademarks of their respective users and owners.

Intellectual property rights

With regards to copyrights, the X-Working GmbH respects the intellectual property rights of all artists and users. This covers the sole exploitation right in artworks that are digitally uploaded onto the platform.

Integration of services and content of third parties

It can happen that within this online offer third party content from other websites such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics gets integrated. This always assumes that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party") perceive the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, the third-party can not send each user the content to the browser. The IP address is therefore necessary for the presentation of that content. We tend to use such content, their respective providers are using the IP address only to the delivery of content. However, we have no influence on it, if the third party's IP address, for example, records data for statistical purposes. Insofar as this is known to us, we inform the users about it.


Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that make it possible to record information related to the user information while using the site. Cookies make it possible in particular to determine frequency of use and number of users of sites to analyze behaviors, but also to make our offer more customer-friendly. Cookies remain at the end of a browser session, are stored and can be recalled when a new page visit occurs.

Register function

The data entered during the registration will be used for the purpose of using the network services. The user or registrant are notified via email with regards to service- or registration-related information, such as changes in the scope of service or in view of technical circumstances. The data collected are shown in the input mask during the registration process. These include artist name, main art form, first name, last name and e-mail address.

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ( "Google"). Google Analytics uses. "Cookies", text files which are hosted on users' computers, to help analyze how users use the site through them. The information generated by the cookies about use of the website by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, the IP address of users of Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred in exceptional cases to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the site by users, to compile reports on website activity and providing other with website and internet related services to the website operator. Your data and your IP address will not be merged with other data from Google. The user may refuse the use of cookies by setting your browser software; However, this service indicates the user that she or he thus can use all features of this website.


With Twitter and its Retweet functions, we use social plug-ins from Twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107. If you use Retweet, the websites visited by you are announced to third parties and associated with your Twitter account. Details about handling of your data by Twitter as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your personal information can be found in Twitter's data privacy policy.


In the case that the X-Working GmbH gets to know that the site security is compromised or public user information and content is sold to independent third parties, the X-Working GmbH reserves the right to take appropriate action and to pursue this approach criminally. Should be aware that personal information from a user is disclosed in any manner that is not in accordance with this Privacy Policy, the X-Working GmbH will use reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, and immediately take the appropriate countermeasures.

Cancellation, changes, corrections and updates

Users have the right to correct inaccurate data, as well as blocking and deletion of personal data, as far as the there is no legal obligation to retain.