We appreciate all the comments on our articles and the candid interactions in our newsroom.
This newsroom is moderated, which means that we check comments before we make them visible to everyone. We ask that you please follow the following rules and reserve the right to not enable or delete comments that do not match our policies.
We want a respectful dialogue with each other. Therefore, please use a fair and polite tone. Treat other users like you want to be treated. Keep in mind that you are dealing with people, not virtual personalities.
Do not ever argue in a personal manner. A good conversation only works if you are respectful to others. Be fair. Wherever there is discussion, there are different opinions. Make your point, but respect other points too.
Provocation, insults, personal attacks or aggressive tones make a meaningful exchange impossible and are not allowed.
Discriminating contents like sexist or racist comments, hate speech and degrading anyone in any way will not be tolerated.
Do not publish any contents that could harm youth. Pornographic contents or anything that glorifies violence will not be tolerated. This also includes links to websites with such content.
Unlawful contents are forbidden. Illegal, misleading or wrong contents are not to be published. This includes links to websites with such content.
The misuse of the newsroom of SPECTRUM AG in order to promote websites or services as well as commercial offering of goods and services is not allowed and will lead to deletion of the comment. Contents, information, software or other material that go against the law are not to be posted.
When using texts or pictures, keep in mind that they have an owner. Be mindful of the copyright and get permission of the owner before using someone else’s content. Quotations without naming a source are not allowed. To quote correctly, you have to quote exactly what was said and who said it. Quotes and indication of source are only allowed if they can be verified by the reader.
Every user is responsible for their own comments. SPECTRUM AG does not accept responsibility for any comments, even after allowing them. SPECTRUM AG has the right to delete, edit, move or close any comments.
Final responsibility of the operator
As the operator of this website, we will not tolerate any violations of the commenting guidelines. We reserve the right to delete comments without stating any reasons at any time. With your use of the commenting function in the Newsroom of SPECTRUM AG, you acknowledge these guidelines.
General Law and regulations apply
Violations will lead to removal from the discussion and can, in extreme cases, have legal consequences.
When commenting, name and e-mail address are required – the commentator’s website can but does not have to be registered. The e-mail address will not be published, but must be valid. Commentators are free to use nicknames when registering. However, we encourage discussions using real names.
SPECTRUM AG is not liable for the truthfulness and completeness of our articles. The comments on our articles are merely reflecting the opinions of certain readers. SPECTRUM AG is also not liable for the truthfulness and completeness of the contents and linked websites in the articles.
We thank you for your understanding and hope you have fun using our newsroom!