General terms and conditions

The following membership and user fees apply as of 01.01.2021:

  • For regular membership: 80,- € per year (incl. VAT of 19%)

  • For the regular membership of freelancers including the use of the freelancer pool: 80,- € per year plus 19% VAT = 95,20 €.

  • For dormant membership: 20,- € (incl. 19% VAT): This is to be applied for individually, in case someone is e.g. on parental leave/time off etc., but wants to keep the profile.

  • Contributer price (MitWirkung*): 50% reduction (see explanations below*)

  • In the case of Special Offer Campaigns, the current communicated rates/fees apply.

The regular membership fee is debited in two instalments of 40,- € per calendar year (usually at the end of January and July). The calendar year is the period from 01.01. to 31.12. of a year.

Payment of the membership fee shall be made by direct debit, for which the issuing of a direct debit authorisation with current account details, with IBAN and BIC code is necessary. For this purpose, the direct debit form must either be completed online or returned to the office by post or e-mail.

By accepting the current GTC, the above annual fee is authorised. 

The creditor identification number for the SEPA direct debit procedure is DE74ZZ00000118723.

The above prices also apply if other means of payment (such as PayPal) are introduced.

Members may terminate their membership by giving two weeks' notice to the end of the year. This is to be done in writing by e-mail to the office. Passive non-use or non-payment does not replace termination. Exception: The free trial membership ends automatically if no direct debit mandate has been issued. Cancellation will be implemented at the end of the year. The profile data on the website will be deleted.


For the following forms of co-beneficiaries, a 50 percent reduction in fees is currently planned. This is done by waiving the second half of the contribution, usually after review by the office.

  • Co-impact by taking over certain co-impact packages after consultation:

Co-activity & organisation of new and regular spin bars or regular involvement in the editing of the job portal or other website areas.

  • Mentoring:

members with several years of professional experience can accompany younger members as mentors when they start their careers.

  • Recruiting new members:

Recruit new members: A successful recommendation of 1 paying member for the Spinnen-Netz must be actively reported to the office via email in order to receive the reduction for the debiting of the second half of the fee.

Further forms of cooperation can be requested from the office.


Third party rights; liability

Members undertake not to infringe the rights of third parties with the content posted. Attention: Job advertisements explicitly declared as "internal" may not be uploaded in the public area on the website. Anyone posting the advertisement online is responsible for verifying the authenticity of the job offer and the real existence of the organisation behind it.

The members undertake not to disclose any sensitive data from the profiles of other members to third parties without authorisation. The profile data of the members can only be viewed by each other in the internal area (see separate data protection regulations). The members assure each other that they will handle the information visible in the internal area confidentially. At the same time, by joining they agree to respond openly to questions from other members and to be open to the contact function (without giving their e-mail address). Contact details such as e-mail addresses, telephone numbers or postal addresses are only visible to the office/website administrators and not to the members. Mutual contact can be established via a message function.

The Spinnen-Netz accepts no liability for the content of job offers or for linked external websites.

In all other respects, the Spinnen-Netz is liable for injury to life, limb or health in the case of intent or gross negligence. In the event of a slightly negligent breach of an obligation that is essential for achieving the purpose of the contract (cardinal obligation), the liability of the Spinnen-Netz shall be limited in amount to the damage that is foreseeable and typical according to the type of business in question. The above limitation of liability shall also apply to the personal liability of employees, representatives and organs of the Spinnen-Netz.

In case of violation of the GTCs by a member, the management of the Spinnen-Netz may terminate the membership of a network user.

Severability clause:

Should individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions be invalid or unenforceable or become invalid or unenforceable after conclusion, the validity of the remainder of the contract shall not be affected. The invalid or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision whose effects come as close as possible to the economic objective pursued by the contracting parties with the invalid or unenforceable provision.