keyboard_tab REGIS - Reg. Intermediation Services 2019/1150 EN


2019/1150 EN Art. 2 . Output generated live by software developed by IusOnDemand srl

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Article 2


For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions apply:


‘business usermeans any private individual acting in a commercial or professional capacity who, or any legal person which, through online_intermediation_services offers goods or services to consumers for purposes relating to its trade, business, craft or profession;


‘online intermediation servicesmeans services which meet all of the following requirements:


they constitute information society services within the meaning of point (b) of Article 1(1) of Directive (EU) 2015/1535 of the European Parliament and of the Council (12);


they allow business_users to offer goods or services to consumers, with a view to facilitating the initiating of direct transactions between those business_users and consumers, irrespective of where those transactions are ultimately concluded;


they are provided to business_users on the basis of contractual relationships between the provider of those services and business_users which offer goods or services to consumers;


‘provider of online_intermediation_servicesmeans any natural or legal person which provides, or which offers to provide, online_intermediation_services to business_users;


‘consumer’ means any natural person who is acting for purposes which are outside this person’s trade, business, craft or profession;


‘online search engine’ means a digital service that allows users to input queries in order to perform searches of, in principle, all websites, or all websites in a particular language, on the basis of a query on any subject in the form of a keyword, voice request, phrase or other input, and returns results in any format in which information related to the requested content can be found;


‘provider of online_search_enginemeans any natural or legal person which provides, or which offers to provide, online_search_engines to consumers;


‘corporate website usermeans any natural or legal person which uses an online interface, meaning any software, including a website or a part thereof and applications, including mobile applications, to offer goods or services to consumers for purposes relating to its trade, business, craft or profession;


‘ranking’ means the relative prominence given to the goods or services offered through online_intermediation_services, or the relevance given to search results by online_search_engines, as presented, organised or communicated by the providers of online_intermediation_services or by providers of online_search_engines, respectively, irrespective of the technological means used for such presentation, organisation or communication;


‘control’ means ownership of, or the ability to exercise decisive influence over, an undertaking, within the meaning of Article 3(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (13);


‘terms and conditions’ means all terms_and_conditions or specifications, irrespective of their name or form, which govern the contractual relationship between the provider of online_intermediation_services and its business_users and are unilaterally determined by the provider of online_intermediation_services, that unilateral determination being evaluated on the basis of an overall assessment, for which the relative size of the parties concerned, the fact that a negotiation took place, or that certain provisions thereof might have been subject to such a negotiation and determined together by the relevant provider and business_user is not, in itself, decisive;


‘ancillary goods and servicesmeans goods and services offered to the consumer prior to the completion of a transaction initiated on the online_intermediation_services in addition to and complementary to the primary good or service offered by the business_user through the online_intermediation_services;


‘mediation’ means any structured process as defined in point (a) of Article 3 of Directive 2008/52/EC;


‘durable medium’ means any instrument which enables business_users to store information addressed personally to them in a way accessible for future reference and for a period of time adequate for the purposes of the information and allows the unchanged reproduction of the information stored.