Legal mentions

Introduction

Please read these legal mentions carefully before using this Website. Accessing and using the Website indicates that you accept and agree to comply with the legal mentions. If that is not the case, do not use the Website.
 The Website is operated and the legal mentions were issued by the SwissTech Convention Center, Société pour le Quartier Nord EPFL (SQNE), Station 21, CH-1015 Lausanne (“STCC”, “we”, “us”, “our”). STCC may at any time revise these legal mentions. You are bound by any such revision and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current terms to which you are bound.

Purpose and content of the website

All information and materials on the Website are presented solely for the purpose of providing general information on and promoting products and services of STCC. Such information and materials do not constitute offers for products and / or services of STCC or other third parties, nor do they constitute advice or other instructions on the use of products and / or services of STCC.

Intellectual property rights

The Website together with any information, text, images, photographs, audio and video clips, designs, graphics, logos, symbols, names, product and corporate designations, as well as all software contained in the Website and all other files, and their selection are subject to legal protection, in particular copyright, trademarks and design rights held by STCC, its affiliates, its users or its licensors with all rights reserved. No Website Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without Our prior written permission. In addition, no digital content whatsoever may be copied into other programs without the prior written approval of STCC. Any use of the Website or the Website Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of STCC, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Any unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in the legal mentions will be construed as conferring any license to any intellectual property rights.

STCC and other trademarks, logos, characters, page headers, button icons, scripts, service names and other marks (collectively “Trademarks”) displayed on the Website are subject to the trademark and other rights of STCC or its affiliates. Our Trademarks may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of STCC. Your use / misuse of Trademarks displayed on the Website, or of any other Website Content, except as provided for in the legal mentions, is strictly prohibited.

Disclaimer

While STCC uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Website, it makes no warranties or representations with respect to the Website Content, which is provided “as is.” In particular, STCC neither warrants nor represents that your use of the Website Content will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with STCC. STCC assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damage to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of or browsing of the Website or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Website. STCC reserves the right to interrupt or discontinue any or all of the functionalities of the Website. STCC accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any interruption or discontinuance of any or all functionalities of the Website, irrespective of whether this is the result of actions or omissions of STCC or any of its affiliates or any third party. The Website Content may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. STCC reserves the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements to the Website Content at any time without notice.

Links to and from other websites

Because STCC has no control over and does not endorse any of the sites to which the Website is linked and because STCC has not reviewed any or all of the sites to which the Website is linked, you acknowledge that STCC is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Website. Responsibility for access to off-site pages and linked third-party sites rests solely with you. Your linking to the Website, off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk. By making use of any such links, you understand that the legal statement and privacy policy of any linked site will apply, which may be different from those of STCC. If you would like to link to the Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page, and subject to the following conditions. Framing of the Website by sites or site elements of parties not part of EPFL is not permitted. In-line linking or any other manner of incorporating parts of the Website on sites of parties not part of EPFL is equally prohibited.

Service access

While STCC endeavors to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, it will not be liable if for any reason it is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in case of a system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

Limitation of liability

In as much as permitted by law, and except for damage caused by intent or gross negligence, STCC and EPFL, including the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill or data) in connection with the Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Website, any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of or browsing of the Website or your downloading of any material from the Website or any websites linked to the Website.

Privacy

STCC takes the security and privacy of your personal information very seriously. Our legal mentions set out the basis on which we will process any personal data obtained as a result of your use of this Website and explains what cookies we use. All processing of your personal data will be in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation for the purposes for which the information was submitted. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data, how we will treat it and how we use cookies. We may collect and process information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us or when you report a problem with the Website. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

Details of your visits to the Website, including but not limited to traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access. The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a location in Switzerland (server location) or another location inside or outside the European Economic Area. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you to:

  • Ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • Provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or that we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • Allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • Notify you about changes to our service.
  • Test and improve our systems by which the services are provided.
  • Prevent misuse or improper use of our services.
  • Send you surveys regarding your satisfaction with our services (performed by STCC or by third parties on our behalf), products and overall experience in connection with STCC.

Through your use of the Website, we may also gather certain information about your use of the Website that does not identify you individually. Generally, this information is collected through “traffic data.” We may collect and store such information automatically whenever you interact with the Website. For example, we may collect your IP address, the hostname of your computer, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit the Website. We may also collect information regarding customer traffic patterns and site usage. This information does not, however, contain anything that can personally identify you; it is used to analyze and improve the Website and to provide our customers with a fulfilling online experience.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties who help us to administer the Website (such as our Internet service providers) or to provide the services you are requesting. These third parties must at all times provide the same levels of security for your personal information as STCC.

Your rights

You may at all times revoke any consent given to processing your data, taking effect as from the date of revocation, by sending us an email or postal mail. You may at all times request information as to what data from you is being processed and for what purpose. Furthermore, you may in accordance with the law request the correction, blocking or deletion of your data. You have the right not to consent to our use of certain cookies. Please see the section below on cookies for more information on this. The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Use of Cookies

Like most websites, we use “cookies”, which are files saved on your computer’s hard drive by your browser and used to collect and store certain information about you. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. The help menu on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies all together. You can also disable or delete cookies you have previously accepted if you wish to. We recommend that you leave cookies “turned on” so that we can offer you a better experience on the Website. If you set your browser to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access parts of the Website. We have set certain cookies on your device and recommend that you agree to their use. If you do not, you may still use the Website, but certain parts of it may not work.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website and for you to be able to complete services you ask for.
  • Functional cookies. These cookies record information about choices you make on the Website, such as your language or the region you are in. In this way, we are able to personalize your visit to the Website.
  • Performance cookies. These “analytical” cookies allow us to collect information about how visitors use the Website, for example to count visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website. They record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This helps us to improve the way the Website works.
  • Social media cookies. These cookies allow you to share Website content with social media platforms (e.g, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). We have no control over these cookies as they are set by the social media platforms themselves.
  • Advertisement cookies. These cookies allow us to deliver tailor-made advertisements to you on third party websites or by email based on your interests in our products and services manifested during your visit on our Website.

We rely on Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to analyze your use of the Website. The information generated by Google Analytics is subject to Google’s privacy policy and will be transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. For more information about the use of your data by Google, please see http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

We engage on our Website in interest based advertising, including retargeting or remarketing technology provided by third parties (“Third Party Providers”), such as Google AdWords and Automation by Webmecanik.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and where appropriate.

Miscellaneous

The failure of STCC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the legal mentions will not operate as a waiver of any such right or provision. The section titles in the legal mentions are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of the legal mentions does not affect or impair in any way the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained herein. The legal mentions are governed by and will be interpreted in accordance with Swiss law, without regard to any conflict-of-law rules or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods & Services. To the extent permitted by law, the competent courts at the place of the registered office of STCC will have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any disputes arising from the legal mentions and your use of the Website, subject to Our right to prosecute a user at his/her place of residence.

Contact

If you have any questions about the policies included in those Legal mentions, please contact us:
SwissTech Convention Center
Société pour le Quartier Nord EPFL (SQNE)
Station 21
CH-1015 Lausanne