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Company Details

Company Name: Drift & Noise Polar Services GmbH
Represented by its Managers: Dr. Stefan Hendricks, Dr. Lasse Rabenstein, Dr. Thomas Krumpen
Registered Office: Bremen, Germany
Company Address: Hohenlohestr 8, 28209 Bremen, Germany
Company Website:
Telephone: +49 176 226 287 51
Email address:
Commercial Register Bremen HRB: 29676 HB
VAT identification number: DE297396624

Terms of Use for

1. Scope

Drift & Noise GmbH, limited liability company in formation (Drift & Noise) created and maintains the website and other websites added to from time to time to provide a repository where you ( You or Your ) and other experts, developers, users, and other interested parties (each, a User and collectively, Users ) may obtain and share information around Drift & Noise's products and services, and other topics found on If You are accessing and/or using on behalf of Your employer or as a consultant or agent of a third party (collectively Your Company ), You represent and warrant that You have the authority to act on behalf of and bind Your Company to the terms of this Terms of Use Agreement (TOU) and everywhere in this TOU that refers to You or Your, shall also include Your Company.

2. Acceptance of Terms

Unless otherwise agreed to in a separate signed agreement between Your Company and Drift & Noise, Your access and use of the, Content (defined in Section 7 below), or any forums, wikis, blogs, or services provided on (any Services), are subject to this TOU. Additionally, Your use of the, its Content and Services may also be subject to disclaimers, legal notices, click-through agreements, or other legal agreements (any, Additional Legal Terms), which may be posted on where applicable. This TOU and the applicable Additional Legal Terms (together Controlling Terms) form a legally binding agreement between You and Drift & Noise regarding Your access and use of the, its cContent and Services. Whenever there is a conflict between the terms in this TOU and the Additional Legal Terms, the terms in the Additional Legal Terms shall prevail. By accessing or using, You accept and agree to abide by the terms of this TOU. If You do not agree to the terms of this TOU, You must not access or use Your access and use of any software or related documentation provided on (together Drift & Noise Software) shall be subject to a separate software license agreement made available to You at the time You access or download the Drift & Noise Software.

3. Changes and Notices

Drift & Noise reserves the right to make changes to this TOU and to modify, change or discontinue any part or all of and/or the Services at any time. Drift & Noise will notify You of any changes to this TOU when You visit the, or via email, or by providing You with information on such update and updating the TOU which can be viewed via the Terms of Use link. Drift & Noise may make changes to its products, service offerings,, and/or the Services and Drift & Noise Software at any time without notice.


4. Confidential Information

A. Except for web sites within which are clearly identified as non-public, is intended to be a public forum subject to the TOU and You agree not to provide Drift & Noise or other Users with any confidential or proprietary information that You or the owner of the information do not intend to become public information. Any Content that You send or upload to will be deemed NOT to be confidential or proprietary, and You expressly agree that You waive any trade secret or other confidentiality rights with respect to such uploaded Content.

B. You agree not to reproduce any Confidential Information to which you are provided access through in any form except as authorized at the time of disclosure. Any reproduction of Drift & Noise Confidential Information shall remain the property of Drift & Noise and shall contain any and all confidential or proprietary notices or legends which appear on the original. You agree to (a) take all reasonable steps (defined below) to keep all Confidential Information strictly confidential; (b) to use Confidential Information solely as authorized at the time of disclosure and (d) not to disclose any Confidential Information to any party without the prior written consent of Drift & Noise. You do not acquire any rights in Confidential Information except the limited rights as described above. In no event shall You use Confidential Information to create, enhance, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Software or Services, or compete with Drift & Noise Software or Services in whole or in part. As used herein, Confidential Information shall mean all trade secrets and other information or Services which Drift & Noise or third parties protect against unrestricted disclosure to others which is either labeled Confidential, accessed through a restricted area of, pursuant to software downloads, or reasonably identifiable as confidential based on the type of information and the manner of its disclosure, and reasonable steps means those steps You and/or Your Company take to protect Your own similar Confidential Information, which shall not be less than a reasonable standard of care.


5. Your Information, Privacy, and Data Protection

You understand and agree that Drift & Noise collects, uses, stores and otherwise processes Your personal information and utilization data and may share such data with third party service providers for the purposes of improving or providing the Services subject to Drift & Noise's Privacy Statement. Data to be processed includes Your name, email address, and other information which may include but is not limited to Your telephone number, and postal address. In a limited number of cases when accessing specific websites or responding to sales offers (each, a "Transaction"), Drift & Noise may temporarily collect and utilize Your credit card number and expiration date for the purposes of processing a Transaction. Collection and processing of credit card numbers and expiration dates will be subject to a separate agreement. All personal data will be treated confidential and in compliance with the Federal German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and other applicable legislation.

You agree that Drift & Noise may access, preserve and disclose Your personal information and/or Content if required to do so by law or to: (i) comply with a legal process; (ii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties or (iv) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Drift & Noise, Users, and the public.

6. Copyright Policy

Unauthorized copying, distribution, modification, public display, or public performance of copyrighted works is an infringement of the copyright holders rights. You agree that You will not use to infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of Drift & Noise or others in any way. You must not remove, overprint or deface any notice of copyright, trademark, logo, legend, or other notice of ownership from any originals or copies of Drift & Noise Software, third party software, or any Content accessed on the As used herein, Intellectual Property Rights means patents of any type, design rights, utility models or other similar invention rights, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secret or confidentiality rights, and any other intangible property rights including applications for any of the foregoing, in any country, arising under statutory or common law or by contract and whether or not perfected, now existing or hereafter filed, issued, or acquired.

7. Responsibility for Links and Content

Drift & Noise is only responsible or liable for the Content posted on the to the extent required by the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz). may contain links to external Web sites and information provided on such external websites by Drift & Noise partners and third-party service providers. Drift & Noise shall not be responsible for the contents of any linked Web site, or any changes or updates to such sites. You further agree that Drift & Noise shall not be directly or indirectly responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with Your use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through any such linked Web site. Any article, information, data, code, text, software, documentation, graphics, image, marketing material, video, photograph, message, or posting to any forum, wiki, or blog on (any Content ), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person or entity providing the Content.

8. Intellectual Property Rights; License Grant

Subject to any licenses You grant to Drift & Noise pursuant to this Agreement, You shall retain ownership of all Intellectual Property Rights in and to the Content provided by You on the to the extent You are the owner or holder of the Intellectual Property Rights. Nothing in this Agreement shall prohibit You from selling or licensing Your Content to any other party under a separate agreement.

By transmitting or uploading Content to, You grant Drift & Noise a perpetual, unlimited, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to: use, reproduce, adapt, display, perform, modify, transmit, translate, distribute, and create derivative works of the Content; to make, have made, offer to sell, sell, lease, or otherwise distribute any Content or product; and to practice any method, embodying such Content (including the right to sublicense any of the foregoing). You further represent and warrant to Drift & Noise that You have the right, title, and/or authority to grant such license to Drift & Noise. Drift & Noise may elect not to post or publish the Content that You send or upload. If Drift & Noise elects to post or publish the Content, Drift & Noise may in its sole discretion elect to withdraw the posted or published information for any reason and without notice.

All Intellectual Proprietary Rights to any Drift & Noise Software and the Services shall belong to Drift & Noise. Nothing in these TOU shall be deemed to give You the right to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative words from, transfer, or sell any Drift & Noise Software for any reason unless otherwise permitted by law. You hereby agree to assign and do assign to Drift & Noise any modifications or derivative works of any Drift & Noise Software made by You in contravention of this limitation.

9. Permissible Use of

You are permitted to access and Use the Services Content and Drift & Noise Software solely for Your personal, informational, noncommercial purposes.

10. Termination and Accountability

In the event You are in material breach of the Controlling Terms, Drift & Noise may, at its sole discretion refuse You any current or future use of Drift & Noise may remove any Content posted on at Drift & Noise's sole discretion. Drift & Noise shall not be liable to You or any third party for any termination or change to and/or the Services. If You send or upload Content that is confidential or proprietary of a third party without that third party's permission, or, if You transmit or upload Content that is intended to infect, corrupt or otherwise disrupt the operation of or any other Users computer system, Drift & Noise may report You to the relevant authorities to ensure You are held accountable to the fullest extent of applicable laws.

You agree not to use to:

  • publish, upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that (a) You do not have the right to make available (b) is unlawful, harmful, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (c) infringes any Intellectual Property Rights of any party, (d) includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, surveys, junk mail, spamming, chain letters, or any other form of solicitation, commercial or otherwise, or (e) contains a software virus, Trojan horse, worm, time bomb, cancelbot, corrupted file, or any other computer file or software designed to interrupt, destroy, damage or limit the functionality of any computer hardware, software or other property;
  • defame, harass, abuse, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of others such as rights of privacy and publicity;
  • impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Drift & Noise official, Drift & Noise employee, or any other third party, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • forge email headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Services;
  • download any file or Content posted by another user that You know, or reasonably should know, should not be legally reproduced, displayed, performed and/or distributed in such manner;
  • interfere with or disrupt the Services, servers, or networks which support the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services;
  • violate any applicable local, state, national or international law and any regulations;
  • harvest, collect, or store personal information or data of other Users.

11. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Drift & Noise, its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, agents, partners, employees, and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Your Content or Your usage of the or Services, Your breach of this TOU or Drift & Noise's Copyright or Privacy Statements, or Your alleged violation of any other rights of a third party.

12. Exclusion of Software Warranties, Content, and Services are being provided to You AS IS. Drift & Noise does not guarantee or warrant any features or qualities of the, Content, or Services or give any undertaking with regard to any other quality. Statements and explanations to, Content, Software or Services in promotional material or on and in the documentation are made for explanatory purposes only; they are not meant to constitute any guarantee or warranty of certain features. No warranty or undertaking shall be implied by a User from any published Drift & Noise description of or advertisement except to the extent Drift & Noise has expressly confirmed such warranty or undertaking in writing. Warranties are validly given only with the express written confirmation of Drift & Noise's management.

Drift & Noise does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any (i) links to web-pages of third parties contained on the, or the content obtainable on such web-pages or (ii) any information provided by third parties on Drift & Noise only reviews whether the content of such web-page at the time it was linked, and information provided by third parties on the evidently contains illegal contents or infringements against intellectual property rights. Drift & Noise will not permanently control and/or review the linked web-pages and the information provided by third parties but upon sufficiently proven indication will remove the respective link and/or information. Drift & Noise shall not be liable for damages caused by the use of the content and/or information, unless such damages have been caused by Drift & Noise's willful misconduct, gross negligence or its failure to fulfill its duty to review as stipulated herein.

13. Limitation of Liability


15. Applicable Law

This site is created and controlled by Drift & Noise in Germany. The laws of Germany will govern these TOU without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. You also agree to comply with all laws from the country in which You reside that are applicable to the transmission of data on the Internet, including, but, not limited to laws governing the use of encryption and laws governing the transmission of data across international boundaries, into prohibited countries, and containing personally identifiable information.

16. Survival

Your confidentiality obligations hereunder shall survive termination of Your access rights. Upon any termination of Your account, or Drift & Noise's written request, You must cease use of Confidential Information, Discoveries, and/or Services and return or destroy all Confidential Information in Your possession or control.

17. Waiver and Severability

The failure of Drift & Noise to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. To the extent that any provision in this TOU shall be found to be unenforceable, such provision shall be modified in such a manner so as to make this TOU as modified, legal and enforceable under applicable laws and the balance of the provisions of this TOU shall not be affected thereby.

Privacy Statement

Protecting the individual's privacy on the Internet is crucial to the future of Internet-based business and the move toward a true Internet economy. Drift & Noise Polar Services GmbH (Drift & Noise) has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to the individual's right to privacy. This policy outlines our personal information handling practices for this website.

1. Global Privacy Fundamentals

Our privacy practices reflect current global principles and standards on handling personal information. These principles include notice of data use, choice of data use, data access, data integrity, security, onward transfer, and enforcement/oversight. Drift & Noise abides by the privacy laws in the countries where Drift & Noise does business.

2. Consent

By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of the information as described here. If Drift & Noise decides to make changes to this Privacy Statement, Drift & Noisewill post the changes on this site so that you will always know what information we collect, and how we use it.

From time to time, as may be required by applicable law, we may also seek your explicit consent to process certain data and information collected on this website or volunteered by you.

3. Collection and Processing of Your Personal Data

To serve you better and understand your needs and interests, Drift & Noise collects, exports, and uses personal information with adequate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, when applicable.

When you visit our web site, we may record your IP address and use cookies and other Internet technologies (referred to below as Automated Tools and Embedded Web Links) to gather general information about our visitors and their interests. The technologies used and the information collected are described in more detail below.

We may further collect and process any information and data that you volunteer to us, e.g. when you register for events, subscribe to newsletters, participate in online surveys, discussion groups or forums, or when you make purchases.

4. Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data

The information Drift & Noise collects to understand your needs and interests helps Drift & Noise deliver a consistent and personalized experience. We will use such information only as described in this Privacy Statement and/or in the way we specify at the time of collection. We will not subsequently change the way your personal data is used without your consent, as required by applicable law.

Some of the ways we may use your personal data include, but are not limited to:

  • To process your orders and deliver the products and services that you have ordered;
  • To keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, software upgrades, security patches, system enhancements, special offers, and other information. This may occasionally include information from other technology companies or business partners about products and services that can add value to your Drift & Noise products;
  • To tailor information about our products and services to your individual interests. For example, during a visit to our site, it allows us to provide you with specific information on products and services that may be of interest;
  • To provide the ability to create personal profile areas and view protected content;
  • To conduct online "Click to Chat" and "Click to Call" sessions;
  • In order to ensure and control the quality of the information and experience you have during chat sessions with Drift & Noise by educating our personnel to effectively answer your questions;
  • To provide the ability to contact you, and provide you with shipping and billing information, and to provide customer feedback and support;
  • To provide contests, sweepstakes or other marketing or promotional activities on the or affiliate websites. Personal data may be collected to administer those programs;
  • To conduct questionnaires and surveys in order to provide better products and services to our customers and end users. Your completion of any questionnaires is voluntary;
  • To support recruitment inquiries; and
  • To meet contractual obligations.

5. IP Addresses

We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems, to administer our website, and to gather demographic information. We may also use IP addresses or other information, such as your user information you have shared on this website or at any earlier occasion or a campaign code, to determine which pages on our sites are being visited and topics that may be of interest so we can provide you with information about relevant products and services. Generally, Drift & Noise will aggregate such data only in an anonymous way and will not tie it to a particular individual unless he or she has given consent. When you visit our site, we recognize only your domain name.

Drift & Noise may also collect IP addresses (and other technical information such as browser type) during a Click-to-Chat or Click-to-Call sessions that you initiate. This information is collected when you connect to Drift & Noise so that we may identify your session, deliver content based on the technical capabilities of your browser, and for quality control purposes. Your IP address will not be used to identify you unless you provide your prior consent.

Drift & Noise will only gather information related to your visit to the Drift & Noise site. We do not track or collect personal information from your visits to companies or entities outside the Drift & Noise Group of companies.

6. Automated Tools

In addition to the information you provide, Drift & Noise may also collect information during your visit to an Drift & Noise website through automated tools, which include Web beacons, cookies, embedded Web links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to our website such as your browser type and language, access times, and the address of the website from which you arrived at an Drift & Noise website. Using these tools, Drift & Noise is also able to confirm receipt of emails that the recipient consented to receive, and can track other information such as pages visited on the Drift & Noise site and whether or not the recipient registers for an event offered by Drift & Noise and certain other aggregate data that is not related to a particular individual.

7. Embedded Web Links

Emails from Drift & Noise often use links designed to lead you to a relevant area on the Web, after redirection through Drift & Noise's servers. The redirection system allows Drift & Noise to change the destination URL of these links, if necessary, and to determine the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives.

In emails, such links may also allow Drift & Noise to determine if you have clicked on a link in the email, and the information about this interaction may be connected to your personal identity. If you do not want Drift & Noise to collect information about the links you clicked, you can simply choose not to click on the links in an email that Drift & Noise sends you.

8. Cookies

We use cookies to deliver personalized content, to save you having to re-enter your password repeatedly, to keep track of your shopping cart, and to tailor our information offerings to how you and others use the site.

9. Email Addresses

If you choose to give us your email address, we will communicate with you via email. We do not share your email address with third parties. You can choose not to receive any more email at any time.

Depending on how your email application is set up, information about you may be transmitted automatically when you send email to Drift & Noise. If you choose to register for third-party services, we may need to send some information from your registration to the service provider, possibly including your email address.

10. Shopping or Event Registration

Our site includes order forms that you fill out to request information, products, and services. These forms may collect your financial information, such as your banking details or credit card numbers. Drift & Noise promises to use any financial information that you submit solely for billing and payment purposes for that special transaction. This may include the transfer of your data to third parties involved in executing the transaction, such as banks, credit card companies and other financial and credit control institutions.

11. Sharing Your Personal Data

As a global company, Drift & Noise operates a number of Web sites around the world. Any data and information that you volunteer or that is otherwise collected on one of our sites in any one country may be sent electronically to a server for one of these sites in another country. We safeguard your privacy interests around the world by ensuring that this Drift & Noise site adheres to our data protection principles described in this statement.

We may also share such information with business partners, service vendors, authorized third-party agents or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction, including processing orders, processing credit card transactions, hosting websites, hosting event and seminar registration and providing customer support, or providing you with information on products and services that may be of interest to you.

We only provide these third parties with the minimum amount of personal data necessary to provide the services on our behalf, and the third parties are not permitted to use your personal data except for the limited purpose of completing the requested service or transaction.

We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us permission to do so.

We may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your personal data and other related information, if necessary. We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, Drift & Noise decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve, in accordance with applicable law, the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is Drift & Noise's practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

We may collect and possibly share personal data and any other additional information available to us in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Drift & Noise's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

While visiting Drift & Noise's website you may be directed to content or functionality that is hosted by a third-party supplier, not on Most often, this is done to host special events, such as contests or seminars. When information is collected on behalf of Drift & Noise exclusively, the appropriate Drift & Noise entity's privacy statement will be referenced on the site and will govern how information is used. For other, non-Drift & Noise sites, the site's owner's privacy policy will be referenced. It is Drift & Noise's practice to require such suppliers and business partners to handle information in a manner consistent with Drift & Noise's privacy statement.

12. Security of Your Personal Data

Drift & Noise is committed to protecting the personal data you share with us. Drift & Noise uses a combination of industry-standard security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Drift & Noise supports online security using secure server technology because we want your data to be safe. There are state-of-the-art security arrangements and facilities on Drift & Noise sites to prevent abuse.

We bind our employees to observe your privacy and confidentiality rights.

13. Links to Other Sites

This site may contain links to other sites. Drift & Noise is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites outside the Drift & Noise company.

14. Choice/Opt-Out

We communicate with users who subscribe to our services on a regular basis via email, and we may also communicate by phone to resolve customer complaints or investigate suspicious transactions. We may use your email address to confirm your opening of an account, to send you notice of payments, to send you information about changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law. Generally, users cannot opt out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.

15. Data Retention

Drift & Noise will not retain your personal data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

16. Children's Privacy

Drift & Noise does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Data on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that data from our systems.

17. Inquiries, Access and Updating Your Personal Data

Drift & Noise needs your help in keeping the personal data you have shared with us accurate and up to date. If you are a registered user, you may make these updates yourself online via You may also make these updates or other changes by sending an email to

If you have any other questions about this privacy statement or if you wish to inspect the information we hold about you, please contact: