Terms of use

Ownership of Site; Agreement to Terms of Use

These Terms and Conditions of Use (hereinafter the “Terms of Use”) apply to the U-NICA web site located at www.U-NICA.com, and all associated sites linked to www.U-NICA.com by U-NICA, its subsidiaries and affiliates, including U-NICA sites around the world (hereinafter collectively, the “Site”). The Site is the property of U-NICA Holding AG. (hereinafter “U-NICA”) and its licensors. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

U-NICA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms of Use, U-NICA grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Site.

Content

All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (hereinafter collectively, the “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of such Content, contained on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to U-NICA, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site and no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including “mirroring”) to any other computer, server, Web site or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without U-NICA’s express prior written consent.

You may use information on U-NICA products and services (such as data sheets, knowledge base articles, and similar materials) purposely made available by U-NICA for downloading from the Site, provided that you: (1) do not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents; (2) use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media; (3) make no modifications to any such information; and (4) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.

Your use of the Site

You may not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. U-NICA reserves the right to bar any such activity.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any U-NICA server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means.

You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, or any other customer of U-NICA, to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site.

You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or U-NICA’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Site or to U-NICA.

You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person’s use of the Site.

You may not use the Site or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of U-NICA or others.

Purchases of products and services; other terms and conditions:

U-NICA’s obligations, if any, with regard to its products and services are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which they are provided, and nothing on this Site should be construed to alter such agreements.

U-NICA may make changes to any products or services offered on the Site, or to the applicable prices for any such products or services, at any time, without notice. The materials on the Site with respect to products and services may be out of date, and U-NICA makes no commitment to update the materials on the Site with respect to such products and services.

Privacy

By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission is encrypted. U-NICA may collect general, non-personally identifiable information regarding usage and users of the Site, including, without limitation the name of the domain of each user, the IP protocol number of each user, and the date and time each web page was visited. Some pages may use cookies to maintain sessions or to automate navigation.

Links to other Sites and to the U-NICA Site

This Site may, from time to time, contain links to other independent third-party Web sites (hereinafter “Linked Sites”). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. Such Linked Sites are not under U-NICA’s control, and U-NICA is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites.

You may create links to this Site from other websites, but only in accordance with the following terms and in compliance with all applicable laws.

Absent U-NICA's written authorisation otherwise, a website that links to this Site:

may link to, but shall not replicate, any materials or Content (including any U-NICA logo); shall not create a browser or border environment around any materials or Content; shall not imply that U-NICA endorses such website or any products, services, or content available through such website; shall not misrepresent its relationship with U-NICA; shall not present false or misleading information about U-NICA, its products, or its services; and shall not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive, or controversial.

Disclaimers

U-NICA DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, SERVICE OR FEATURE OF THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE DELIVERED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. U-NICA CANNOT ENSURE THAT ANY FILES OR OTHER DATA YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. U-NICA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. U-NICA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY U-NICA SERVICES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST U-NICA FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF RELIEF IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorised access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.

U-NICA reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.

Limitation of Liability

Except where prohibited by law, in no event will U-NICA be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if U-NICA has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

If, notwithstanding the other provisions of these Terms of Use, U-NICA is found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the Site or any Content, U-NICA’s liability shall in no event exceed CHF 100.00. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you in its entirety. To the extent that U-NICA may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of U-NICA’s liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold U-NICA, its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against U-NICA by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site.

Violation of these Terms of Use

U-NICA may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) U-NICA’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site, including U-NICA’s customers. U-NICA reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that U-NICA deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. U-NICA also may disclose your information when U-NICA determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection purposes.

You acknowledge and agree that U-NICA may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with U-NICA through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or U-NICA determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with legal process; (2) enforce these Terms of Use; (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others; or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of U-NICA, its employees, users of or visitors to the Site, and the public.

You agree that U-NICA may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site and/or block your future access to the Site if we determine that you have violated these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of the Site. You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to U-NICA, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to U-NICA obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that U-NICA deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies U-NICA may have at law or in equity.

You agree that U-NICA may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site, for cause, which includes, but is not limited to: (1) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (2) discontinuance or material modification of the Site or any service offered on or through the Site; or (3) unexpected technical issues or problems.

If U-NICA does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, U-NICA will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to U-NICA. You agree that U-NICA will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Site as a result of any violation of these Terms of Use.

Governing Law; Dispute Resolution

You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of Switzerland without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the city of Zurich, Switzerland, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under these Terms of Use must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred. No recovery may be sought or received for damages other than out-of-pocket expenses, except that the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. In the event of any controversy or dispute between U-NICA and you arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days), then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law.

Void where prohibited

U-NICA administers and operates the www.U-NICA.com Site from its location in Malans, Switzerland; other U-NICA sites may be administered and operated from various locations outside of Switzerland. Although the Site is accessible worldwide, not all features, products or services discussed, referenced, provided or offered through or on the Site may be available in all geographic locations, or appropriate or available for use in all geographic locations. U-NICA reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any feature, product or service to any geographic location. U-NICA provides access to U-NICA international data and, therefore, may contain references or cross references to U-NICA products and services that are not announced in your country. Such reference does not imply that U-NICA intends to announce such products, programs or services in your country.

Any offer for any feature, product or service made on the Site is void where prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from outside of Switzerland, you do so on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for complying with applicable local laws.

Miscellaneous

You may not use or export or re-export any Content or any copy or adaptation of such Content, or any product or service offered on the Site, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation Switzerland’s export laws and regulations.

If any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of these Terms of Use, so that these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and U-NICA with regard to your use of the Site, and any and all other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and U-NICA with respect to such use are hereby superseded and cancelled. These Terms of Use shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. U-NICA’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver by U-NICA of any provision or any right it has to enforce these Terms of Use, nor shall any course of conduct between U-NICA and you or any other party be deemed to modify any provision of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall not be interpreted or construed to confer any rights or remedies on any third parties.

Address

U-NICA Group
Industriestrasse 4
CH-7208 Malans
Switzerland

Tel.:    +41 41 919 99 00
Fax:    +41 41 919 99 49

group@remove-this.u-nica.com
www.u-nica.com