Terms and conditions are a popular field of activity for many Abmahner - especially in the field of online use of terms and conditions. Maybe you have heard of the IDO Association? If so, you probably have been warned already.
First, the good news: the cost of such a warning from the IDO Association are reasonably low. The bad news, however, is that you should give or even have to sign a so-called penalty injunction. If you violate the duties regulated herein, then very high penalties are imminent.
How do I protect myself against AGB warnings?
You either have your terms and conditions professionally created by a lawyer or you waive the terms and conditions. You should always keep in mind that you are not required to use terms and conditions. If you do not use any general terms and conditions, the legal situation is governed by the laws such as the German Civil Code (BGB), HGB etc. This is completely sufficient for most applications.
What do I do if I am warned?
In that case, you should contact a lawyer immediately. Make sure that the lawyer is familiar with Internet law and warnings. Under no circumstances should you sign the (mostly) enclosed declaration of discontinuance without prior examination. Here threaten massive disadvantages!