TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INTERNET AND WEBSITE SERVICES LEGAL INFORMATION

Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully. They govern your use of this website. By using this website, you agree to be bound by this Terms and Conditions on the understanding, that these may be modified by IPF from time to time and posted on this website. The term “IPF” based on the information below includes the company IPF and all companies inside the IPF Group. Each user of this website agrees as follows:

COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

Protecting your privacy and in particular your personal data is very important to us. These Terms and Conditions describe how we process the data we receive through our website. In order to allow you to order, receive or modify as many of our services as possible via the Internet, we also need to record your personal data. This is necessary if we are to constantly adapt and improve the services on offer in line with your needs. We comply with the Swiss data protection and telecommunications legislation when processing personal data. Any information you submit to IPF by means of this Web site is maintained and accessible only by IPF or by Companies inside the IPF Group. We will not sell any information we collect, nor will we share it with third party organisations, unless required by applicable law or valid legal process.

COPYRIGHTS / OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Unless otherwise noted on this website, all information, documentation and other content posted on this website (collectively, the “Information”) is the property of IPF. Without limiting the foregoing, the graphics, icons and overall appearance of this website are the property of IPF and this website are protected by copyright. Except if it’s for your own personal use, the website’s contents (either part or all of it) may not be reproduced, transferred, distributed or stored in any form.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Periodically, links may be established between this website and one or more other websites operated or with content provided by third parties. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, the term “link” includes both outlinks (hypertext links to external websites or content) and inlinks (hypertext links which draw material from other sources into this website). IPF has no control over any other such websites or their contents and will have no liability arising out of or related to such websites or their contents. The existence of any such links does not constitute an endorsement of such websites, the contents of the websites or the operators of the websites. IPF only provides you with these links for your convenience.

NON-CONFIDENTIALITY OF COMMUNICATION

If you send a message or information to this website, such as (but not limited to) an e-mail to the Webmaster, you thereby grant IPF the right to read, use, distribute, or disclose your data for marketing purposes within the IPF Group and otherwise handle the communication and any related information consistent with IPF’s Terms and Conditions on this website. 

For messages and information not covered by such Privacy Policy, you hereby grant IPF the right to read, use, distribute, disclose and otherwise handle the communication and any related information as IPF deems appropriate and according to its own judgment.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IPF expressly disclaims all liability, including in any case of negligence (including gross, ordinary and slight negligence) for any loss or damage howsoever caused, including, but not limited to, any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage, arising out of, or relating to the access to, use of, browsing on, or downloading from the website. IPF expressly declines any liability for any unexpectedly received business plans or documents.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS / COOKIES

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, including your IP address (your IP address is made anonymous with anonymous IP and can therefore not be allocated to your computer’s access), will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Installing the deactivation-add-on (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) to your browser will allow you to disagree to being part of this data collection.

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CHANGE OF CONTENT

The information on this website is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to change this information at any time, without an prior notice. IPF reserves the right to make changes from time to time. Any changes are effective as soon as they’re posted to the IPF website. If you continue to use the IPF website, it means you automatically accept these changes.

APPLICABLE LAW

Use of the Website shall be subject to Swiss law, which shall exclusively govern the interpretation, application and effect of all conditions of use as set out above. The ordinary courts of the City of Basel / Switzerland shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to all disputes arising out of or in connection with the website and its use.

Switzerland, 18. August 2014