Terms & Conditions trivago Hotel Manager

1. Scope of Application

trivago N.V., Bennigsen-Platz 1, 40474 Düsseldorf, Dutch Trade Register No.: 67222927 (henceforth “trivago“), in addition to the worldwide hotel price comparison and the travel community, runs a hotel databank on their websites in which hoteliers can register their hotels.

trivago Hotel Manager is offered exclusively to persons of legal age that are hotel owners, hotel operators and/or authorized employees of a hotel (henceforth “hotelier”).

These terms and conditions are valid for all services that trivago provides hoteliers in connection with the entries in the hotel databank on trivago Hotel Manager. The hotelier will be notified of changes to these terms and conditions in their account. Subsidiary agreements, amendments and supplements must be confirmed in writing by trivago.

2. Subject and Term of Contract - Hotel Manager

The subject of the contract is the hotel entry and the touristic offer or amendment of the current hotelier’s hotel listing in the online trivago hotel databank (Hotel Manager) on the trivago websites.

The contractual relationship is a result of the hotelier registering online at www.trivago.com/hotelmanager. The hotelier must register with the requested data in the registration form on trivago Hotel Manager. After completing the registration, the activation of the trivago Hotel Manager account will follow.

trivago accepts the contract via confirmation (by e-mail) of a successful registration in trivago Hotel Manager.

The hotelier must check their uploaded content for correctness immediately after activation. Any errors must be reported immediately or corrected.

The hotelier is responsible for the correctness of their data. The hotelier will only upload information and photographic materials that do not infringe upon the rights of third parties.

Terminating the participation in trivago Hotel Manager is made possible when the hotelier sends trivago an e-mail (hotelmanager@trivago.com) declaring the termination of participation in trivago Hotel Manager and then receives a confirmation e-mail from trivago. After termination of the contract, the hotelier can request the deletion of their entry from trivago. The hotelier can send this deletion request at any time with a corresponding message by e-mail to hotelmanager@trivago.com or by post to the postal address trivago N.V., Bennigsen-Platz 1, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany.

The hotelier can only request the deletion of the data that they made available. Contents of third parties, in particular from participants in the trivago Community and the general hotel entry, are not affected by the deletion.

trivago reserves the right to develop, amend and update the design, functionality and abilities of trivago Hotel Manager from time to time, as well as make adjustments to the software. trivago will inform the hotelier about these instances in their account as well as by e-mail. trivago does not take responsibility for the error-free usage of the trivago websites.

3. Content Expansion (Visitor Reviews & Visitor Photos)

Reviews from the cooperating partners of trivago are available and published on the trivago sites as additional information to the respective hotels. This applies exclusively to reviews from third parties on which trivago and the hotelier have no influence and accordingly do not claim rights. The hotelier does not have the right to demand the deletion of reviews provided that there are no statutory provisions stating otherwise.

4. Domain

The hotelier guarantees that the domain name which is linked does not infringe upon the brand of another company nor is trademarked. In the event that a case is made against these rights by a third party, the hotelier will not hold trivago liable for indemnification.

There shall be no claims against trivago due to linking. The hotelier is obligated to immediately inform trivago about changes to the given URL under the terms of contract in written form (e-mail will be considered sufficient), so that the entry on the trivago domains always links to the correct hotel URL.

5. Data

The hotelier allows trivago to process the personal data entered under these terms and conditions.

trivago uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of trivago Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_us/policies/.

Please note that trivago has expanded Google Analytics’ code to the extend that an anonymized detection of IP addresses (so called IP-Masking) is ensured.

If you make use of the possibility to create an account on trivago, we will collect, process and store personal data as a part of the process of setting up an account. As a first step we will only collect your e-mail address and your year of birth. It is also possible to open an account under a pseudonym. Moreover, you have the possibility to give us more personal data, like name, gender, address and residence.

6. Licenses

The hotelier reserves the rights to any content which he uploads and publishes on websites of trivago. The hotelier grants trivago a temporally and spatially unlimited, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free license to use any content which he uploads via the Hotel Manager on websites of trivago. In this context content includes especially, but without limitation, pictures, videos, texts and information.

The right of use expressly includes all known and unknown forms of supply options on websites of trivago, in particular the possibility of integrating the content within websites on which the hotel or hotelier’s facility is presented freely to the public.

In particular the hotelier grants the following temporally and regionally unlimited rights:

  • the right of reproduction, public access and distribution, i.e. making the content publicly available, reproducing it unlimitedly and displaying it by means of any technical possibilities, including, in particular, digital integration on websites;
  • the right of making the content available on demand, i.e. saving the content, keeping it available for the public, transmitting it to one or more polling users in all digital electronic databases, electronic data networks and networks of telecommunications services;
  • the right to public representation and communication to the public, i.e. the right to reproduce and display the content for commercial or non-commercial purposes in public by means of recording media, picture carrier, image recordings, multimedia support or other data carriers, in particular magnetic tapes, magnetic tape cassettes, video discs, chips, in all formats, using analog and digital methods and techniques;
  • the right to advertise, i.e. the right to use the content to advertise websites, not only on the internet but in any other media as well, especially on television and in print media.
  • The right of use also includes a partial use of the content and use in conjunction with other content.

    The hotelier warrants that he is the owner of the transferred rights and that he is able to grant the rights to trivago, effective immediately. The hotelier also guarantees that the content uploaded is free of third party rights that may conflict with the rights of use. Furthermore, the hotelier guarantees that no personal rights of third parties are infringed by the use of the content, in particular, that persons appearing in images agree with the contractual use of the content.

    7. Liability and Indemnification

    Subject to the provisions below trivago’s statutory liability for damages shall be limited as follows:

    1. (a) trivago shall be liable only up to the amount of damages as typically foreseeable at the time of entering into this Agreement in respect of damages caused by a negligent breach of a material contractual obligation (i.e. a contractual duty the fulfillment of which enables the proper implementation of this Agreement, the breach of which endangers the purpose of this Agreement and on the fulfillment of which the hotelier regularly relies);
    2. (b) trivago shall not be liable for damages caused by a negligent breach of a non-material contractual obligation;
    3. (c) trivago shall not have any liability to the hotelier for loss of profits, revenue, data or any consequential or indirect damages unless trivago acted willfully or gross negligently;
    4. (d) The hotelier shall take all reasonable measures to mitigate damages, including in particular, to recover the data and to make back-up copies on a regular basis;
    5. (e) The aforesaid limitation of liability shall not apply to any mandatory statutory liability (in particular to liability under the German Product Liability Act), liability for damages caused by assuming a specific guarantee or willful or grossly negligent misconduct, or any kind of willfully or negligently caused personal injuries.

    An inspection of the content uploaded by the hotelier, community or other third parties to the websites of trivago will not be made.

    The hotelier is fully responsible for the content of their internet presence on the trivago websites. They are also responsible for the content of the website which is linked on trivago via the URL added by the hotelier. The hotelier is liable for any violation against legal provisions and/or good morals. After concrete evidence is received, trivago will delete content that violates valid rights and/or good morals, immediately terminate the contractual relationship to the creator of the content and make claims for damages against the owner of this content.

    The hotelier agrees not to take actions that generate automated page impressions, are intended to harm and/or interfere with software/hardware in any way and/or contradict laws and good morals in other ways. This includes but is not limited to:

  • the use of viruses or other computer programs that harm software or hardware or can interfere with the use of computers;
  • The use of bots, spiders, scrapers or other malware;
  • The use of any program that serves the purpose of collecting or using personal data of other users (especially for commercial use);
  • Generating an improperly high amount of page impressions;
  • Other similar acts that are intended to harm or could harm the functionality of the trivago websites.
  • The hotelier agrees to release trivago from any claims by third parties that arise from the following:

  • A culpable breach of this agreement and/or the terms and conditions of trivago N.V.;
  • A culpable breach of valid rights or the rights of third parties;
  • Any improper use of the trivago websites.
  • 8. Miscellaneous

    Any changes or additions to these conditions or to the contract based on these terms shall only be effective in writing. This also applies to an agreement on the rescindment of the requirement in written form.

    If one of the provisions in these terms and conditions are or becomes invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. The parties are obliged to replace the invalid provision with a valid provision which will best achieve the economically desired result. If any provision of these terms and conditions changes, the German translation takes precedence.

    trivago may change or amend the contractual provisions when it is communicated to the contractual partner in writing. Amendments are deemed as accepted by the contractual partner if the partner does not object in writing within four weeks of the change or continues to use their account after this period. In such cases, trivago will explicitly communicate such changes to the contractual partner. Sending the objection within the four-week period will be considered on time.

    This contract is governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Düsseldorf is the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from this contractual relationship.


    General Terms and Conditions (AGB) trivago Hotel Manager PRO

    Please note that trivago Hotel Manager PRO is the fee-based, premium version of the standard trivago Hotel Manager platform. When you register on trivago Hotel Manager, free of cost, you do not automatically register for a trivago Hotel Manager PRO account. This is only possible through a separate registration. The following Terms and Conditions only apply to those with a trivago Hotel Manager PRO account.

    1. Scope

    trivago N.V., Bennigsen-Platz 1, 40474 Düsseldorf, HRB 51842 („trivago“ in the following) operates on its website not only a worldwide hotel price comparison site and a travel community but also a hotel databank in which hoteliers can register their hotels.

    trivago Hotel Manager PRO is designed exclusively for adults, who are hotel owners, hotel operators and/or employees of a hotel entitled to represent it („hoteliers“ in the following).

    These terms and conditions apply to all services that trivago undertakes for the hotelier in association with registrations in the hotel databank within the framework of trivago Hotel Manager PRO. The hotelier is informed of changes in the terms and conditions in his account. Subsidiary agreements, changes and amendments require written confirmation by trivago.

    2. Subject of the Contract and Term

    The subject of the contract is the upgrading of participation in trivago Hotel Manager to participation in trivago Hotel Manager PRO.

    The contractual relationship is brought about by online registration of the hotelier on the page http://www.trivago.com/hotelmanager. To this end the hotelier must register himself/herself with the data requested in the application form for trivago Hotel Manager PRO. Activation of the trivago Hotel Manager PRO account follows registration.

    trivago Hotel Manager PRO offers the hotelier, upon payment of an individually determined fee, the possibility of obtaining specific information and offers relating to his registered hotel(s). Details and individual costs (such as, for example, the registration of specific hotels etc.) can be tailored individually by the hotelier within the framework of the registration process. By sending the registration form the hotelier makes a binding application for his/her hotel(s) to be admitted into Hotel Manager PRO.

    With confirmation (by e-mail) of the successful registration in trivago Hotel Manager PRO, trivago accepts this application.

    The hotelier must check the contents registered for accuracy immediately after activation. Any errors are to be reported and/or corrected straightaway.

    The hotelier himself/herself is responsible for the accuracy of the content of his/her data. The hotelier uploads only information and image material that does not affect the rights of third parties.

    Participation in Hotel Manager PRO is based on an annual subscription, which cannot be switched to a monthly subscription.

    The term of the annual subscription is extended automatically by a further 12 (twelve) months if the hotelier has not terminated his/her trivago Hotel Manger PRO account by the expiry of the 12th month of his membership.

    In the event of any automatic extension of participation in trivago Hotel Manager PRO, the obligation of the hotelier to make payments remains unaffected.

    To terminate his/her participation the hotelier must cancel participation in trivago Hotel Manager PRO in his/her account by clicking on the „cancellation“ button and following the subsequent procedure.

    Following the ending of the contract covering participation in trivago Hotel Manager PRO membership of trivago Hotel Manager is not affected. The hotelier can end this in accordance with the General Conditions of Participation in trivago Hotel Manager and request deletion of his/her data by sending a corresponding e-mail to hotelmanager@trivago.com. The hotelier can only request deletion of the data which he/she has made available. The contents of third parties, in particular those of the members of the trivago Community as well as of the general hotel registration are not affected by the deletion.

    In the event of considerable changes in the subject of the contract the hotelier is informed of this information within his account and by e-mail and is entitled to undertake an extraordinary termination of the contract. Prices are changed only after the end of the term and the hotelier is informed of these during the term of the contract in question within his/her account and by e-mail. If the hotelier does not react to this notification within 4 weeks and continues to maintain/use the account, his/her consent is regarded as having been given.

    trivago retains the right further to develop, change and update the design, functionality and possibilities of trivago Hotel Manager PRO from time to time and to undertake software modifications. trivago will inform the hotelier of these within the framework of his account and also by e-mail. These changes are not considerable changes within the meaning of this paragraph. trivago accepts no responsibility for the error-free use of the web pages of trivago.

    3. Assessment by Visitors

    As additional information about the hotel in question assessments by the cooperation partners of trivago are made available and published on the trivago website. These are expressly assessments by third parties over which trivago and the hotelier have no influence and they have correspondingly not acquired any rights. In particular, the hotelier does not have the right to request the deletion of assessments unless otherwise specified by the statutory regulations.

    4. Domain

    The hotelier declares that his domain name, to which there is a link, does not deliberately infringe the trademark of an external company and/or that the domain name is not a registered trademark. In the event that third parties make a claim against the company on account of such rights, the hotelier makes a commitment to indemnify trivago.

    There can be no claims against trivago on account of the links. The hotelier makes a commitment to inform trivago, immediately and in writing, of any changes in the URL stipulated within the framework of the contract (e-mail is regarded as sufficient) so the registration on trivago’s domain can always refer to the correct hotel URL.

    5. Data

    The hotelier permits trivago to process the personal data obtained within the framework of the business relationship as well as the abbreviated (and anonymized) credit card data.

    6. Payment

    The individual annual fee results from the confirmation of registration that the hotelier is sent directly after the registration of his participation in trivago Hotel Manager PRO, The fee is due at the expiry of the first registration.

    The fee is to be paid on the due-date by credit card payment or by bank transfer. To this end the hotelier must enter his/her credit card and/or bank data in the field provided for this purpose under "Orders."

    In case the payment via credit card cannot be processed, trivago explicitly reserves the right to switch the payment method to invoice. An email containing the invoice will be sent to the hoteliers email specified by the hotelier in the trivago Hotel Manager account.

    The annual invoice is sent to the e-mail address specified by the hotelier in the trivago Hotel Manger account. Payment by bank transfer to the trivago bank account indicated on the invoice is due within 14 days after the receipt of invoice. For credit card and SEPA payments, billing occurs automatically at the time of invoicing. If payment has still not been made after the due date, the hotelier is in default and trivago retains the right to block the visibility of the hotel(s) of the hotelier on its website until payment has been made in full.

    trivago does not store or process any credit card data. Payment is processed exclusively by a so-called payment service provider. Please see the declaration of data protection for details of the collection of payment data.

    7. Liability and Damages

    Subject to the provisions below trivago’s statutory liability for damages shall be limited as follows:

    1. (a) trivago shall be liable only up to the amount of damages as typically foreseeable at the time of entering into this Agreement in respect of damages caused by a negligent breach of a material contractual obligation (i.e. a contractual duty the fulfillment of which enables the proper implementation of this Agreement, the breach of which endangers the purpose of this Agreement and on the fulfillment of which the hotelier regularly relies);
    2. (b) trivago shall not be liable for damages caused by a negligent breach of a non-material contractual obligation;
    3. (c) trivago shall not have any liability to the hotelier for loss of profits, revenue, data or any consequential or indirect damages unless trivago acted willfully or gross negligently;
    4. (d) The hotelier shall take all reasonable measures to mitigate damages, including in particular, to recover the data and to make back-up copies on a regular basis;
    5. (e) The aforesaid limitation of liability shall not apply to any mandatory statutory liability (in particular to liability under the German Product Liability Act), liability for damages caused by assuming a specific guarantee or willful or grossly negligent misconduct, or any kind of willfully or negligently caused personal injuries.

    There is no monitoring of the contents of the hotelier, the community or other third parties uploaded on trivago’s website.

    The hotelier is fully responsible for the contents of his/her Internet presence on trivago’s website and also on the web pages to which trivago establishes a connection on account of the link inserted by him/her. The hotelier is liable for any infringement of statutory provisions and/or common decency. Following a precise reference trivago will delete contents without delay that infringe the law in force and/or common decency, terminate immediately the contractual relationship with the creator of the contents and, in particular, enforce claims for damages against the creator of these contents.

    The hotelier makes a commitment not to carry out any actions that automatically generate page visits that in any way harm and impair the software/hardware and/or run counter in any other way to laws and common decency. These include in particular but not exclusively;

    • The use of viruses or other computer programs that harm software or hardware or can adversely affect the use of computers
    • The use of robots, spiders, scrapers or similar malware
    • The use of any programs for the purpose of collecting or using personal data from other users (in particular for business purposes)
    • To generate an inappropriately high number of page visits
    • Other similar actions which are intended to damage and/or might damage the functionality of the trivago website.

    The hotelier makes a commitment to indemnify trivago N.V. from any claims of third parties that ensue, in particular, from the following:

    • Any culpable infringement of this agreement and/or the terms and conditions of trivago N.V.
    • Any culpable infringement of the law in force or of the rights of third parties
    • Any misuse of the trivago website.

    8. Miscellaneous

    All changes to or amendments of these conditions or of the contract on which these conditions are based, require the written form in order to become effective. This also applies to any agreement to suspend the requirement of the written form.

    If one of the provisions of this agreement is or becomes ineffective, the effectiveness of the remaining provisions is not affected as a consequence. The parties are bound to replace the ineffective provision with such an effective provision, with which the financially desired result is best achieved.

    trivago can change or amend the conditions of the contract provided that the party to the contract is informed in writing. Changes are regarded as being recognized by the party to the contract if he/she makes no objection to the change in writing within four weeks from the receipt of the notification or continues to use his/her account after the expiry of this period. trivago will draw the express attention of the party to the contract to this consequence in such a notification. The dispatch of the objection within the four-week period is regarded as being within the period of notice.

    This contract is subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. The exclusive place-of-jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising from this contractual relationship is Dusseldorf.


    General Terms and Conditions (GTC) trivago Rate Connect Campaign Manager

    1. Subject Matter of the Agreement

    In addition to the General Terms and Conditions of the trivago Hotel Manager function, the following provisions shall become an integral part of the contractual relationship between trivago N.V. (hereinafter "trivago") and the hotelier (hereinafter "Contracting Partner"), hereafter jointly referred to as "the Parties."

    On the trivago Hotel Manager pages, trivago gives the Contracting Partner the opportunity to connect his or her respective hotel booking engine or the custom booking engine provided by trivago directly with trivago. This enables the Contracting Partner to present his or her own rates and availability in the price comparison on the trivago pages and to generate direct bookings through a direct link to the Contracting Partner's webpages.

    By this connection, a link and a tip to the relevant booking page of the Contracting Partner is integrated on a so-called CPC (cost-per-click) basis into the pages of the hotel price comparison pages. This means that trivago will receive a fee for each click on the Contracting Partner’s link generated by trivago. The rates of the relevant CPC will be optimized and determined by trivago for the benefit of the hotelier within the budget that is available and determined by the hotelier.

    By entering the billing address, the Contracting Partner makes a binding offer for participation in the Campaign Manager. trivago accepts it by sending an appropriate confirmation by email.

    2. Obligations under this Contract

    The Contracting Partner shall grant trivago permanent access to his or her rates and availability for the accommodation he or she has connected via an interface that establishes the technical connectivity ("Interface"), and shall ensure that a user who clicks on the trivago pages on the Contracting Partner's offer is forwarded to the relevant offer page of the Contracting Partner.

    For this, the Contracting Partner requires the services of a Computer Reservation System Providers ("CRS Provider") that provides an Interface to the Contracting Partner in order to be able to use the trivago Direct Connect Campaign Manager.

    When registering for the trivago Rate Connect Campaign Manager, the trivago Contracting Partner’s CRS Provider is identified and the Contracting Partner must confirm the stated CRS Provider. Here, the Contracting Partner also has the opportunity to select the trivago Custom Booking Engine as the CRS in lieu of a third party’s computer reservation system.

    By registering for the trivago Rate Connect Campaign Manager, the Contracting Partner agrees that the connection between the Contracting Partner’s offer page and trivago’s website shall be established through the Interface of the relevant CRS Provider, and that trivago may display the required information.

    Depending on the relevant CRS Provider and its contractual agreement with the Contracting Partner, the CRS Provider may charge fees, including but not limited to monthly (technical) fees, for providing the Interface to the trivago Direct Connect Campaign Manager. trivago is neither the debtor nor the creditor of such fees.

    Any (technical) fee potentially charged by the CRS Provider for providing the Interface to the Contracting Partner shall be paid to trivago as an entity used to fulfill the CRS Provider’s obligations. trivago will transfer the fee to the relevant CRS Provider in the next accounting period. The invoice of the CRS Provider shall be made available for access in the Contracting Partner’s user account.

    The Contracting Partner undertakes to ensure that the information he or she provides to trivago through the Interface is in line with the rates and availability displayed on the booking page of the Contracting Partner, and that, in particular, the price transmitted to trivago includes all relevant taxes and fees for the country concerned. In the event that the Contracting Partner is not able to state the correct rates etc., then the Contracting Partner will inform trivago thereof immediately. In such case, trivago reserves the right to block the link to the Contracting Partner’s offer until the Contracting Partner is able to state the correct rates etc.

    In the event that the Contracting Partner withholds important information about the relevant hotel from trivago and the end user, trivago reserves the right to block the Contracting Partner's presentation without informing the Contracting Partner in advance until the latter has corrected and edited his or her information etc.

    In the event that trivago is not granted access to the data required for proper presentation in the price comparison, then trivago will be entitled to terminate the Agreement without notice for good cause.

    trivago shall make every effort at all times to ensure that the link to the Contracting Partner's offer is set correctly. In the event that a wrong link happens to be set (due to an error on the part of trivago), trivago will delete it within 24 hours after receipt of a written note from the Contracting Partner.

    In the event that trivago is obliged by law to do so, trivago reserves the right to remove the link to the Contracting Partner's pages immediately without giving advance notice to the Contracting Partner.

    3. trivago Custom Booking Engine

    When registering, the Contracting Partner may select the trivago Custom Booking Engine ("tCBE") in lieu of a third party provider of a Computer Reservation System, provided that this option is displayed to the Contracting Partner.

    By selecting the tCBE, the provisions below will also become an integral part of these General Terms and Conditions, and the Contracting Partner agrees to the following conditions:

    The tCBE shall provide a free booking interface hosted by trivago, including a Computer Reservation System connection which enables the booking person (hereinafter "User") to directly book accommodation of the Contracting Partner. trivago will only provide the technical interface for these bookings, but will not play an active role in the booking process. trivago will neither act as a booking broker nor as a contracting partner of the booking.

    Publication of the Contracting Partner’s offers via the tCBE shall be deemed a legally binding offer of the Contracting Partner for the relevant accommodation to the User. The User may accept such offer by completing the booking process. The Contracting Partner shall merely be informed of the booking either by email or through a direct connection to his or her property management system (one-way booking request).

    For clarification, it should be noted that it is the sole responsibility of the Contracting Partner to transmit the correct rates and availability to the tCBE. This means that trivago will not bear any responsibility in the event of an erroneous booking and/or overbooking. The burden of proof of the contrary shall be incumbent on the Contracting Partner. Furthermore, trivago will not assume any responsibility for any potential interruptions of the technical connections (such as downtime, etc.).

    The Contracting Partner shall hold trivago harmless against all direct and indirect losses (including loss of profits, lost business, exhaustion of goodwill or the value of a going concern and similar losses, including the cost of legal advice, fees and expenses) incurred as a result of the cooperation with the Contracting Partner (including the Contracting Partner's employees and/or affiliated companies).

    4. Right of Use

    In order to promote the offers of the Contracting Partner in press releases, within the scope of social media campaigns or for the trivago Hotel Manager blog, the Contracting Partner shall grant trivago a non-exclusive right of use and exploitation in the transmitted contents (including, but not limited to, the logo, photos, descriptions, and reviews) unlimited in terms of place and time.

    5. Payment Terms

    For the use of the trivago Campaign Manager function, the Contracting Partner must set a monthly budget limit. The campaign shall run in the relevant month until the sum of the Contracting Partner’s set monthly budget has been reached.

    As soon as the monthly limit stated by the Contracting Partner has been reached by the CPC set by trivago, the campaign will automatically be stopped by trivago, and the Contracting Party will receive a notification that his or her limit has been reached in the relevant month. At the beginning of the following month, the campaign will start again with the set monthly budget. The Contracting Partner notes and explicitly agrees that exceeding the set budget by up to 5 % per month may be required in order to optimize the campaign. Continued presentation in the hotel price comparison during the current month will require the budget limit to be reset bindingly.

    The Contracting Partner shall receive a monthly invoice for the amount to be paid to trivago; such invoice will be made available to him or her via his or her account manager. The invoice amount will be calculated from the sum of all received clicks to the defined CPC. Payment by bank transfer is due within 14 days after the receipt of invoice. For credit card and SEPA payments, billing occurs automatically at the time of invoicing. In the event of failure to pay within 14 days after the invoice date, trivago will immediately remove the link to the hotel of the Contracting Partner. Moreover, trivago explicitly reserves the right to assign the claim and to have it asserted by third parties (such as debt collection agencies etc.).

    The Contracting Partner is obliged to check the invoice immediately and to raise any objection with trivago about any potential discrepancies within 3 days in writing (email shall be deemed sufficient, hotelmanager@trivago.com). If no complaint about the invoice is made within this period of time, then the invoice shall be deemed accepted.

    6. Term and Termination

    No term is set under the Agreement concerning participation in the trivago Rate Connect Campaign Manager. Rather, the Contracting Partner shall be displayed in the hotel price comparison of trivago as long as he or she has not exhausted his or her previously set budget (as defined in no. 5). In the event that the Contracting Partner no longer wishes to appear in the hotel price comparison (for whatever reason), he or she shall inform trivago thereof in writing. The link to the Partner shall be turned off within 3 working days after receipt of this notice to trivago.

    7. Miscellaneous

    All amendments or supplements to these Terms and Conditions or to the agreement these Terms and Conditions are based on must be made in writing to be effective.This shall also apply to an agreement to waive the requirement for the written form.

    The Contracting Partner agrees that trivago may show screenshots of the trivago website possibly featuring a photo/link/other connection to the hotel of the Contracting Partner in trivago’s advertising spots and/or other commercial activities.

    In the event any provision of this Agreement is or becomes ineffective, the effectiveness of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. The parties shall replace the invalid provision by such an effective provision that best corresponds to the intended commercial purpose.

    trivago may amend or supplement the Terms and Conditions provided that the Contracting Partner is notified thereof in text form. Amendments shall be deemed accepted by the Contracting Partner unless he or she objects to such amendment in writing within four weeks after receipt of such notification or continues using his or her account after expiry of this time limit. trivago will explicitly point out this consequence to the Contracting Partner in such notification. An objection shall be deemed timely if it is sent within the four week time limit.

    This Agreement shall be governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. The sole place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of this Agreement shall be Dusseldorf, Germany.