Terms of use for the Health Promotion Switzerland website

1. Validity of the Terms of Use

As a visitor to this website, you agree to the following Terms of Use. You must respect all obligations resulting therefrom without any time limitations or other restrictions, and acknowledge that any agreements to the contrary between you and HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND are repealed and annulled with respect to and in conjunction with the standard use of this website. If you do not wish to unconditionally accept the Terms of Use of this website, we ask you to leave the site immediately.

2. Commercial and other proprietary rights

2.1 This website and all current or future content (text, images, graphics, audio files, videos, etc.) are protected by copyright. Any reproduction, transmission or other use for commercial purposes is prohibited. The downloading of information (text, images, graphics, audio files, videos, etc.) is permitted solely for personal, non-commercial use. Please contact the website operator with any requests.

2.2 The website also contains trademarks and logos (some of which are indicated with ® or other symbols). The use of these trademarks and logos is strictly prohibited without written consent from HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND. Access to this website does not confer or transfer any licence or property rights to the user.
All information shown on this website in relation to copyright, trademarks or other proprietary rights must be maintained or reproduced. You are expressly advised that HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND will take all legal steps to enforce its intellectual property rights and to prosecute any breaches.

2.3 Irrespective of any legal protection, it is also prohibited for content on this website (in particular text, images, graphics, audio files and videos) to be distributed for public or commercial purposes, modified, transmitted or used in any way (including by means of links). HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND can neither guarantee nor ensure that any use of information displayed on this website will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND.

3. Liability

3.1 HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND endeavours to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate and up to date. Nevertheless, all information is provided without warranty. Inasmuch as this is permitted by law, HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with the use of this website or its content. HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND reserves the right to change, correct or improve content at any time and without prior notice.

3.2 HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND accepts no liability whatsoever in relation to harm or infection by viruses of computers or other terminal equipment in connection with visiting or using this site or downloading text, images, graphics, audio and video files. HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND reserves the right to discontinue or cease to provide any functionality of this website at any time and without notice. HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND accepts no responsibility in connection with any such discontinuation or cessation of any or all functionalities of this website.

4. Transmission of data, confidentiality

4.1 Any data or information transmitted on or via this website is not treated confidentially. Furthermore, everything that is sent to or entered on this website shall become the property of HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND and may be used for any purpose. In particular, this includes the right to reproduce, disclose, transmit, publish or broadcast such information in the media. Furthermore, HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND is free, either privately or commercially, to use ideas, concepts, know-how and techniques contained in any communication with this website.

4.2 HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND may monitor and check chats, discussion forums, etc. on or in relation to this website. However, HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND is not obliged to do so and accepts no responsibility in connection with such external content. This applies in particular to any errors, defamation, insults, omissions, misreporting, obscenities, pornography, profanity, threats or inaccuracies. Dissemination or entry of any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content on this website is specifically prohibited; dissemination of information or any material on this website that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence is also prohibited. HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND reserves the right to immediately remove any information or data disseminated by third parties through this website which violates the aforementioned prohibitions.

5. Google Analytics / Cookies

5.1 Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google involving the use of cookies, may be used on this website. The information generated by cookies about the user’s use of the website (including their IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google uses this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on user activities and to provide other services relating to website and Internet use. Google will also transmit this information to third parties, insofar as this is required by law or if this data is processed by third parties on Google’s behalf. Users can prevent the installation of cookies by making relevant adjustments to their browser software settings, although in this case users might no longer be able to make full use of all the functions on this website.

5.2 Google may set a cookie in relation to »Interest-Based Advertising” to perform traffic analysis or to provide advertisements of interest to the user. If users do not wish to accept such cookies, they may deactivate them by visiting http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND is not responsible or liable for the processing of data by Google.

5.3 When this website is used, a cookie is saved on the user’s computer. This file serves solely to collect anonymous data about visitor numbers.

6. Links from and to this website

6.1 HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND has no control over and does not endorse any of the sites to which this website is linked. As HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND does not review any of the sites to which this website is linked on an ongoing basis, we cannot accept any responsibility for their content.

6.2 Links created to this website are at your own risk. When using such links, you acknowledge that the legal framework and data protection regulations on such websites may differ from those that apply to this website. Links to this website are permitted only to the home page. »Deep linking” is not permitted without express written consent from HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND.

7. Final clauses

7.1 The Terms of Use are subject to Swiss law, and any disputes arising from them fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the Canton of Berne.

7.2 HEALTH PROMOTION SWITZERLAND may revise the Terms of Use for this website at any time and communicate the changes here. Users of this website are bound by the Terms of Use which are valid at the time.


Berne, 24 March 2014