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The trademarks, logos, designs, and service marks (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site constitute registered and unregistered Trademarks of The Swiss Quality and its licensors. You agree not to reference or attribute any information to The Swiss Quality or its licensors through any public medium (e.g., social media, press releases) for advertising, promotional purposes, or to inform or influence a third party without express permission granted by us or our licensors (e.g., through social media sharing tools on the Site). You also agree not to use or replicate any of our Trademarks or create the impression of endorsement by or affiliation with The Swiss Quality or its licensors without express permission.
Site Content Use
You are granted permission to access, download, display, and print a single copy of the Site Content on one individual computer solely for your internal professional use, provided that you do not alter the content in any way (including creating derivative works), adhere to all copyright and other listed policies, and comply with all of these Terms. You are not permitted to copy, modify, reverse-engineer, transmit, post, or distribute the Site Content without prior written consent from The Swiss Quality. You may not “mirror” the Site Content or any part thereof without written consent from The Swiss Quality. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting you the right to use any of The Swiss Quality’s intellectual property in any manner other than explicitly explained in these Terms. Failure to comply with these Terms will result in the immediate termination of the license granted in this section.
Postings by Users
You understand and agree that The Swiss Quality will own and possess the absolute right to use, publish, and exploit any information posted by you on the Site via forums, message boards, surveys, questionnaires, and any other medium. By submitting such content, you acknowledge that The Swiss Quality has the right to use, publish, copy, modify, or share that content for any lawful purpose and via any media, with a worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, assignable, transferable, fully paid, and royalty-free license. You also waive any claims, whether alleged or actual, against The Swiss Quality for infringements of privacy or intellectual property rights, moral rights, or rights of attribution associated with The Swiss Quality’s publication and utilization of user submissions.
You agree not to post or publish anything on the Site that is (a) defamatory, obscene, libelous, or threatening; (b) constitutes a criminal offense or results in conduct that could be deemed criminal, civil liability, or unlawful in any way; (c) violates a third party’s privacy or intellectual property rights; (d) contains a computer virus or other elements intended to destroy; (e) features advertising; (f) contains or comprises false or misleading information or statements; or (g) violates the Terms outlined herein.
User-posted content on the Site does not represent the views of The Swiss Quality, and The Swiss Quality does not endorse its accuracy or reliability. While The Swiss Quality is unable to review all content posted by users on the Site and thus cannot be held responsible for such information, they reserve the right to delete or refuse to publish any information, in whole or in part, for any reason or no reason at all.
Infringement Notices and Removal by The Swiss Quality
Posting content that infringes upon copyright rights and/or intellectual property rights, including rights of publicity and privacy of any person or entity, is strictly prohibited on the Site.
If you believe that your rights or the rights for which you are responsible have been infringed by content on the Site, please contact The Swiss Quality at the address provided below. Your notice should include: (a) clarification of the copyright or intellectual property right that you claim has been infringed; (b) identification of the material on the Site that you wish to be removed; (c) your personal information, including name, address, phone number, and email address if possible; (d) a statement confirming that you believe in good faith that the owner of the copyrighted work or its agent has not granted permission to use the intellectual property; (e) a statement affirming that all information provided is true, and, under penalty of perjury, that the person signing the notification has the authority to act on behalf of the owner of the allegedly infringed right; and (f) the signature of the intellectual property owner or someone authorized by the owner to sign and assert infringement on their behalf. Any submission that infringes upon the copyright or other intellectual property rights of a person under U.S. law will be promptly removed by The Swiss Quality upon receiving the statement (or any statement that conforms with 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)). According to U.S. law, individuals may face significant penalties for knowingly providing false statements. If The Swiss Quality determines that an individual repeatedly submits unlawful or infringing material, they will be prohibited from making further submissions. Notices to The Swiss Quality under this Section 5 may be sent to: Legal Department, The Swiss Quality, 14 Rue du Lac, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland.
You acknowledge that none of the content or functionality provided by The Swiss Quality on the Site constitutes professional advice or services, nor is it intended to be considered legal, tax, investment, or accounting advice, or any other regulated advice. Your use of all Site Content is solely your responsibility, and you view the content at your own risk.
The content presented on the Site is provided “as is,” without any warranty, whether implied or expressed, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Neither The Swiss Quality nor its third-party content providers make any guarantees regarding the accuracy, ownership, or reliability of any content on the Site. The Swiss Quality shall not be held responsible or liable for information found on linked websites, within user submissions, or provided by third parties. The Swiss Quality and its third-party content providers are not liable for any damages, whether incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive, or for lost profits or revenues, regardless of whether they were notified of the possibility of such losses or damages and irrespective of the theory of liability.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold The Swiss Quality and all of its predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, directors, officers, investors, shareholders, agents, employees, representatives, and attorneys, as well as each of their successors, heirs, and assigns (hereinafter collectively referred to as “The Swiss Quality Indemnified Parties”), harmless from any liability, costs, expenses, or other losses (“Losses”) incurred by The Swiss Quality and/or The Swiss Quality Indemnified Parties in connection with any and all claims arising from your use of the Site and/or any violation of these Terms, including the representations, warranties, and promises you made by agreeing to these Terms. You agree that The Swiss Quality has the exclusive right to assert, at its own expense, the sole defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to your indemnification.
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Governing Law, Jurisdiction
These Terms are governed by the laws of the Canton of Obwalden, Switzerland, without reference to its principles of conflicts of laws.