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The trademarks, logos, designs, and service marks (altogether, the “Trademarks”) shown on the Site constitute the registered and unregistered Trademarks of The Swiss Quality as well as its licensors. You agree that you will not refer to or attribute any information to The Swiss Quality or its licensors via any public medium (for example, social media, press releases) for advertising or promotional reasons, or in order 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 that you will not use or copy any of our Trademarks or give the impression of an endorsement by or connection with The Swiss Quality or its licensors without express permission.
Site content use
You are hereby allowed to access and download, display, and print a single copy of the Site Content on one individual computer exclusively for your internal professional use, provided that you do not change the content at all (including producing derivative works), that you adhere to all copyright and other policies listed, and that you comply with all the Terms. You are not permitted to copy, alter, reverse engineer, transmit, post, or distribute the Site Content without being granted written consent by The Swiss Quality in advance, neither can you “mirror” the Site Content or any part of it if you do not have consent in writing from The Swiss Quality. You should not interpret anything on this Site as granting you the right to use any of The Swiss Quality’s intellectual property in any way other than that explicitly explained in these Terms. If you do not abide by these Terms, the license given in this section will end immediately.
Postings by users
You understand and consent to the fact that The Swiss Quality will own and possess the absolute right to use, publish, and exploit whatever information is posted by you on the Site via forums, message boards, surveys, questionnaires, and any other medium. By giving us such a submission, you understand and agree that The Swiss Quality have a right to use, publish, copy, alter, or share that submission for any legal purpose, and via any type of media, and you agree that the license is worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, assignable, transferable, fully paid, and without royalty. You also hereby renounce any claims, whether alleged or real, against The Swiss Quality for infringements of private or public rights, intellectual property rights, moral rights, or rights of attribution connected with The Swiss Quality’s publication and utilisation of user submissions.
You pledge to abstain from posting or publishing on the Site anything that is (a) defamatory, obscene, libellous, or threatening; (b) would either be considered a criminal offense or give rise to conduct that would be considered criminal, cause civil liability, or break the law in some way; (c) breaches a third party’s privacy or intellectual property rights; (d) consists of a computer virus or other element intended to destroy; (e) features advertising; (f) contains or consists of untrue or misleading information or statements; or (g) breaches the Terms set out herein.
The content posted to the Site by users does not represent the views of The Swiss Quality, and they do not endorse its reliability or accuracy. While The Swiss Quality is not able to review everything published on the Site by users and therefore does not take responsibility for such information, they do reserve the right to delete or refuse to publish any information, either in whole or in part, for any or no purpose.
Infringement notices and removal by The Swiss Quality
Information that breaches copyright rights and/or intellectual rights including rights of publicity and privacy of any person or entity is not permitted to be posted on the Site.
If you feel that your rights or the rights that you are responsible for enforcing have been infringed by content on the Site, please contact The Swiss Quality at the address displayed below. Please include a statement in writing that features: (a) clarification of the copyright/ intellectual property right that you claim be infringed; (b) identification of the material on the Site that you wish to be taken down; (c) your personal information including name, address, phone number, and email address if possible; (d) a statement explaining that you believe in good faith that the owner of the copyrighted work or its agent have not granted permission to use said intellectual property; (e) a statement upholding that all the information you’ve provided is true, and, under penalty of perjury, that the person who signs the notification has the authority to act on behalf of the owner of the right that has allegedly been infringed; and (f) the signature of the person who owns the intellectual property in question, or someone who has been given authority by the owner to sign and assert infringement on their behalf. Any submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of a person under U.S. law will be 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, a person will face substantial penalties for falsely providing such a statement. If The Swiss Quality finds that someone repeatedly submits unlawful or infringing material, they will be banned from posting any more submissions. Notices to the The Swiss Quality under this Section 5 can be sent to: Legal Department, The Swiss Quality, 14 Rue du Lac, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland.
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THE CONTENT FEATURED ON THE SITE IS PRESENTED “AS IS,” WHICH MEANS IT DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY KIND OF WARRANTY, EITHER IMPLIED OR EXPRESS. THIS INCLUDES THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE. BOTH THE SWISS QUALITY AND ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS CLAIM NO GUARANTEE ABOUT THE ACCURACY, OWNERSHIP, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OF THE CONTENT ON THE SITE, AND THE SWISS QUALITY SHALL NOT POSSESS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE INFORMATION POSTED ON LINKED WEBSITES, FEATURED WITHIN USER SUBMISSIONS, OR PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE, ARE NOT THE LIABILITY OF THE SWISS QUALITY OR ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, NEITHER ARE THEY LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE WARNED ABOUT THE RICK OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES AND WITHOUT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY.
You agree to indemnify, consider harmless, and defend The Swiss Quality as well as all of its predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, directors, officers, investors, shareholders, agents, employees, representatives, and attorneys, in addition to each of their successors, heirs, and assigns (heretofore known as “The Swiss Quality Indemnified Parties”) from any liability, costs, expenses, or another type of loss (“Losses”) generated by The Swiss Quality and/or The Swiss Quality Indemnified Parties in relation to any and all claims emerging from your use of the Site and/or any violation that you may make of these Terms, including the representations, guarantees and promises you made by consenting to these Terms. You agree that The Swiss Quality has the absolute right to claim, at its own cost, the sole defence and control of any subject that is otherwise susceptible to your indemnification.
Third-party providers & websites
Governing law, jurisdiction
The Canton of Obwalden, Switzerland, govern these Terms, without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof.