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Important legal information

Please read the following conditions carefully before continuing. Persons who log on to the MySwitzerland.com website of Switzerland Tourism signify their agreement to the following conditions.

Copyright and trademark rights

The entire content of the MySwitzerland.com website is copyright protected. All rights are owned by Switzerland Tourism or third parties. The elements contained on the MySwitzerland.com website are freely accessible for browsing purposes only. Duplication of this material, or parts thereof, in any written or electronic form is permitted only with a specific mention of MySwitzerland.com. Reproduction, transfer, amendment, linking or use of the MySwitzerland.com website for public or commercial purposes is prohibited without the prior written consent of Switzerland Tourism.

The various names and logos appearing on the MySwitzerland.com site are generally registered and protected trademarks. No part of the MySwitzerland.com is designed in such a way as to grant a licence or right to utilise a picture, registered mark or logo. Downloading or copying the MySwitzerland.com website or parts thereof, confers no rights whatsoever in respect of the software or elements of the MySwitzerland.com website. Switzerland Tourism reserves all rights in respect of all elements of the MySwitzerland.com website with the exception of rights belonging to third parties.

No warranty

Although Switzerland Tourism has taken all possible care to safeguard the reliability of the information contained on the MySwitzerland.com website at the time of its publication, neither Switzerland Tourism nor its contracting partners can give any explicit or implicit assurance or warranty (including to third parties) in respect of the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information on MySwitzerland.com. Opinions and other information contained on the MySwitzerland.com website may be changed at any time without prior notice.

Switzerland Tourism accepts no responsibility and gives no guarantee to the effect that the functions on MySwitzerland.com website will not be interrupted or that the MySwitzerland.com website or the relevant server is or are free from viruses or other harmful contents.

Limitation of liability

All liability of Switzerland Tourism (including liability for negligence) for direct, indirect or secondary damage suffered as a result of access to the elements of the MySwitzerland.com website or to use of that site or as a consequence of impossibility of access to or use thereof or links to other websites, is hereby declined.

Links to other websites

The MySwitzerland.com website contains links to websites operated by third parties which might be of interest to you. When activating these links you might leave the MySwitzerland.com website or summaries of third-party websites may be displayed within the context of the MySwitzerland.com website. Switzerland Tourism has not carried out any checks whatsoever on the websites of third parties accessible via links on the MySwitzerland.com website and is in no way responsible for their content or effective operation. This applies regardless of whether when activating the link you leave the MySwitzerland.com website or the display appears within the context of the MySwitzerland.com website, as well as if in the latter case the information provider of an external website is not immediately obvious. Establishing the link or consulting websites operated by third parties is at the sole risk and peril of the user.

Data protection

Switzerland Tourism attaches great importance to data protection. As a visitor to the MySwitzerland.com or STNet.ch website, you decide which personal data you are willing to disclose to us. However, we wish to call your attention to the fact that by visiting our website and reading the Newsletter you automatically provide us with information which enables us to determine how visitors use our website and Newsletter and which information and offers meet with particular interest. If you register personally or make bookings via our website or request information material or other services, we require personal information about you, such as your name and address. To the extent that such services are provided by third parties, we will pass your data on to the service providers concerned; by giving us your particulars, you automatically authorize us to do so. Otherwise we will treat your personal data in confidence and only process it ourselves or release it to third parties in an anonymized form. Such third parties may also be located abroad. Data processing by ourselves or by third parties is performed solely for the purpose of giving individual information to our customers – save where it is used to provide services requested by you – and is designed to meet their interests and needs and also used for statistical and marketing purposes for ourselves and for tourism service providers in Switzerland. Data processing is intended to enable us to design our website and our own service offering to meet the needs of users. However, data processing is also effected, in particular, for market analysis and to ascertain interest in the wide-ranging tourist service offering in Switzerland thereby enabling us to reach conclusions as to the design of this tourist service offering in an appropriate way to satisfy needs and to enable Swiss tourist businesses to benefit from this knowledge. Any other use of your personal particulars, in particular their sale to third parties, is expressly excluded. As a registered customer you can ask us to provide information on the content of your customer data held by us.

Cookies

Cookies are small data elements which a website may send your browser to give you better support when using database-assisted systems. However, you can set your browser in such a way that it informs you when you receive a cookie or automatically declines to accept it. You can therefore decide for yourself whether or not you wish to accept. However, non-acceptance of a cookie means that you cannot set up a personal account with MySwitzerland.com or make online hotel bookings.

Tracking data

For site optimization and statistics purposes we collect tracking data, which give information about our website users. Such Tracking data, that we collect for Netmetrix and Google Analytics, don't permit a conclusion on individual users.

Transmission of our e-newsletter and emails

Switzerland Tourism sends out info newsletters containing further information, e.g. on updated websites or special offers by email. If you register for this service, we wish to call your attention to the fact that the emails are generally transmitted in non-encrypted form with the attendant risk that such data may be intercepted and read by third parties.

Opt Out Policy

You may de-subscribe from the MySwitzerland.com newsletter at any time. Each newsletter contains a direct link which enables you to de-subscribe easily and automatically.

General

This page was last amended on 1 June 2008. If you have any questions or remarks about our legal indications or data protection, please contact us at webmaster@switzerland.com

Netiquette

We do not want to see any infringing, offensive or unlawful statements and discussions in our timeline. If user, our company or any third parties are defamed, we reserve the right to delete these posts without comment, because they do not comply with netiquette.

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