Terms of Use

About FHH the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and these Terms of Use

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (the « FHH ») is a Swiss foundation and has its registered offices at 4 Rue André-de-Garrini, 1217 Meyrin, Switzerland. The Platforms (as defined below) are owned and edited by the FHH.

These Terms of Use govern your use of FHH websites and mobile applications (together the “Platforms”). In these Terms of Use, we use the term FHH (and "we", "us" and "our") to refer to the head office of the FHH at the registered address above and its affiliates.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Platforms. By using the Platforms, you signify your assent and agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you are not authorised to continue use of the Platforms.

Updates to these Terms of Use

We may make changes from time to time to these Terms of Use so please check back regularly to keep informed of updates. The latest version of these Terms of Use will always be available on the Platforms. Any new version of these Terms of Use shall take effect and will govern the use of the Platforms and your relationship with us immediately upon the date of posting. By continuing to use the Platforms, you agree to be bound by the terms of these updates and amendments.

About our hosting services

Hosting Services for our website is provided by Virtua S.A. in Morges, Switzerland. Mobile applications may be hosted by us or by other companies and you should refer to the relevant conditions of such other company.

Our privacy policy

Our information collection practices on the Platforms, such as the types of information we collect regarding visitors to the Platforms and the ways in which we may use that information, are governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Use of materials on the Platforms

FHH has created its various Platforms to provide information about itself and the services it provides for your personal use. You may download one computer copy or print one copy of the material made available to you via the Platforms, or download to your mobile device, for your own non-commercial, educational, private or domestic use only, provided that proprietary notices, in particular intellectual property notices such as copyright©, trademark™, are preserved intact and are not modified, deleted or changed. Unless otherwise stated, you should assume that everything that you see or read on the Platforms (such as images, photographs, including any person represented in the photographs, illustrations, icons, texts, video clips, music, written and other materials) ("FHH Material ") are protected by legislation such as copyright, designs and trademark legislation and under international treaty provisions and national laws worldwide.

You are not authorised to sell, reproduce, distribute, communicate, modify, display, publicly perform, report, create a data base from or otherwise prepare derivative or second hand works based on or use any FHH Material in any way for any public or commercial purposes. Furthermore, FHH Material may not be displayed or communicated on any other platform, in a networked computer environment or on any other digital platform for any purpose whatsoever. In the event of breach of any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use FHH Material will automatically terminate and any copies made of FHH Material must be immediately destroyed. Any unauthorised use of FHH Material may infringe copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Your submissions and unsolicited communications

This section concerns communications sent to the FHH. It does not concern the communication of personal information to the FHH in relation to enquiries or the use of FHH services through the Platforms. The latter is governed by the rules stipulated in the Privacy Policy.

Any unsolicited communication or material that you transmit to the FHH via the Platforms or through social media, by electronic mail or otherwise, including, but not limited to, any data, questions or answers, comments, suggestions, or the like will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary by FHH. By sending communications to the FHH, you automatically grant the FHH a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such communication(s) alone, or as a part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known of hereafter developed and to sublicense such rights to anyone. Anything that you transmit may be used by the FHH for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting, or marketing using such information.

Limitation of liability

The FHH tries to ensure that the information provided on the Platforms is accurate and complete. However, the FHH does not warrant or represent that the FHH’s Material is accurate, error-free or reliable or that use of the FHH Material will not infringe rights of third parties.

The FHH does not warrant that the functional and/or technical aspects of the Platforms or the the FHH Material will be error free or that the Platforms, FHH Material or the servers that make them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. If use of the Platforms or the FHH Material results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment, data or other element, the FHH is not responsible for those costs. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Platforms is provided to you "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. The FHH and its suppliers make no warranties about the the FHH Material, software, text, downloads, graphics, and links, or about results to be obtained from using the Platforms.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the FHH shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of information available from the Platforms or any liability relating to any loss of use, interruption of business, lost profits or lost data, regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if the FHH has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Please note that in some jurisdictions consumer protection laws may not allow certain exclusions or limitation of warranties or liabilities, and consequently some of the above exclusions and limitations may not apply.

Trademark notice

In general, all trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") that appear on the Platforms are registered, unregistered or otherwise protected FHH trademarks or are licensed for use by the FHH by its members or other third parties. Other trademarks are proprietary marks and are registered to their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Platforms should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any licence or right to use any trademark without the FHH’s prior written permission or that of such third party who owns the trademark. Misuse of any trademark displayed on the Platforms, or any other content on the Platforms, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.

Copyright notice

All content (including the FHH Materials) on the Platforms are either Copyright © FHH or are licensed for use by the FHH. All rights are reserved. Please refer to the section above on Use of Materials on the Platforms.

Links & linking

The Platforms may contain links to other platforms operated by third parties not affiliated to the FHH. The inclusion of any link to such third party sites does not imply endorsement by the FHH of those sites. The FHH has not reviewed all of the content contained in the linked sites and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to any of the Platforms. If you choose to click through any link to off-site pages or third party sites then this is at user’s own risk.

You may link to the home page of the FHH website. If you wish to link to any FHH Material, you may provide a short resume of the FHH Material (such as an article) together with an URL link to such article immediately below the resume and a full credit to both the author and to the FHH.

However, you may not use framing, mirroring, deep linking or other similar means without the FHH’s prior written authorisation. If you wish to use the FHH Material other than as permitted by these Terms of Use, please refer to the “Contact Us” section below.

Termination and suspension

You agree that the FHH may terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Platforms if the FHH reasonably believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use, or violated the rights of the FHH, its members, affiliated companies or any third party, with or without notice to you. You agree that the FHH may modify or discontinue providing any of the Platforms, with or without notice to you. You agree that the FHH will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of such modification or discontinuation. The provisions entitled "Limitation of liability" and "General provisions" will survive termination of these Terms of Use.

General provisions

Unless otherwise specified, the information and materials presented on the Platforms are presented solely for the purpose of promoting the FHH’s services. The FHH makes no representation that FHH Material is appropriate or available for use in every country of the world. You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, keeping in mind that access to FHH Material may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If any provision, or part of a provision, of these Terms of Use is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall be deemed not to form part of these Terms of Use, and the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of the provisions of these Terms of Use shall not be affected, unless otherwise required by operation of applicable law.

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the use of the Platforms, and replace and extinguish all prior agreements, draft agreements, arrangements, undertakings, or collateral contracts of any nature made by the parties, whether oral or written, in relation to such subject matter.

The waiver by the FHH of a breach of any provision of these Terms of Use will not operate to be interpreted as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland, without reference to conflict of law provisions. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to the Terms of Use, including the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be adjudicated or arbitrated in accordance with said Terms of Use. Where the laws of Switzerland are different to the mandatory consumer laws in your own country, we will afford you with similar protection.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, or matters generally, please contact us through the e-mail contact form or at the address provided below. You can also use this address if you wish to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you.

Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH)

Pont de la Machine 1, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland.

Telephone: +41 22 808 58 00

Update: October 2016