Terms and Conditions
Rev 3 – Feb 1st, 2016
IPStudies SARL provides its on-line services to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit or shop at www.ipstudies.ch (the Site), you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully. We reserve the right from time to time to change these Terms and Conditions at our absolute discretion. The Terms and Conditions applying to each transaction with us are those which are available on the website at the time that you placed your order and it is your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions before placing an order.
The technology analyses from IPStudies SARL (IPstudies) are based on information gathered solely from public sources, e.g. company reports, websites, patent office databases as well as technology and scientific publications databases. In particular, IPStudies is not under any contractual relationship with the companies analyzed and has no direct or indirect financial interest in any of them.
IPStudies processes the information gathered and formulates its technology evaluation in accordance with its analysis methodology and guidelines (www.ipstudies.ch). Despite multiple verifications, the information provided cannot be guaranteed accurate. IPStudies excludes any liability caused for work or services or any damage relating to the work or services that may be attributed to IPStudies in any way.
IPStudies concentrates on providing and promoting awareness on advanced technology and intellectual property assets information to the general public. The information contained herein is the opinion of IPStudies and is intended for informational purpose only.
Any company, product and brand names mentioned herein are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.
Privacy and confidentiality
IPStudies SARL is committed to protecting the privacy of personal data collected at www.ipstudies.ch and in order forms from www.ipstudies.ch. IPStudies SARL complies with Swiss privacy laws, which are applicable to legal entities as well as individuals. www.ipstudies.ch is hosted by Infomaniak in Geneva. IPStudies SARL only collects the personal data information required for processing IPStudies products on-line orders. By providing this information to IPStudies SARL, you grant to IPStudies SARL the right to record and use your personal information (email address, business address, title, job title, phone number, name and surname) for the purpose of contacting you and proposing services or products similar to IPStudies SARL products for which you have placed an on-line order. Except for lawful justification, none of the personal data information collected and recorded by IPStudies SARL for on-line order purposes will be disclosed, transmitted to third-parties and/or exported out from Switzerland without your explicit consent. However, IPStudies reserves the right to use the personal data collected to establish anonymous statistics of use of www.ipstudies.ch and on-line products.
Unless otherwise specified, all content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio and video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, including but not limited to IPStudies surveys, is the property of IPStudies SARL and protected by international copyright laws. You agree not to copy, reproduce, duplicate, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of content from the Site, use of content from the Site, or access to content to the Site. You may not re-use and/or extract part of the content of this website without IPStudies’s express consent in writing. You may not use substantial parts of this website (for example product listing and prices) on your own website without IPStudies’s express consent in writing.
IPStudies surveys and landscape reports are sold with the right to copy, reproduce, duplicate and distribute the contents solely within the purchaser legal entity domain. You may not re-use and/or extract part of the content of the IPStudies surveys and landscape reports out of your legal entity organization without IPStudies’s express consent in writing. For specific copyright needs in complex legal entity organization structures (e.g. academic tech transfer units, international holding affiliates) as well as for service providers to 3rd parties (e.g. external patent counsel firm), please contact us to arrange a specific agreement.
Once you place an order for a product listed on our website, payment for that product becomes due and owing immediately. It is not possible for an order to be cancelled once it is submitted. IPStudies SARL will not be responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under our contract with you where such delay or failure arises from any cause that is beyond our reasonable control.
License and Site Access
IPStudies SARL grants you a limited revocable license to create a link to the home page of www.ipstudies.ch provided that the link does not portray www.ipstudies.ch, its associated companies and partners, or its products, in a negative, defamatory, derogatory or misleading way.
This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of IPStudies SARL. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by IPStudies SARL.
IPStudies reports and studies products
IPStudies SARL takes the greatest care possible to provide you with accurate content and description of its IP studies products. However, IPStudies SARL does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.
IPStudies SARL delivers its products to virtually any electronic address in the world. The majority of our products are dispatched electronically. When you place an order with IPStudies.ch, we attempt to deliver the product as soon as possible. The majority of electronic information products are delivered to the email address indicated in your order form within 24 hours after receipt of your payment.
All prices are listed in EURO. IPStudies SARL reserves the right to adapt the prices and currencies at our absolute discretion. Unless otherwise specified, the online displayed price at the time of ordering applies.
We may be able to offer additional discounts on large orders of a single title or on large orders of many individual titles, as well as large orders of title updates. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The nature of the information being sold means that IPStudies SARL cannot accept returns of products once they have been delivered.
This site as well as IPStudies reports and studies products may refer links to third party Web sites and/or contain material from third-party information and content providers. As IPStudies SARL has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that IPStudies SARL is not responsible for the availability or otherwise of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that IPStudies SARL shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource.
You agree to hold IPStudies SARL, and its officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site, your connection to the Site, your violation of the Terms and Conditions, or your violation of any rights of another.
Applicable Law and Venue
By visiting www.ipstudies.ch, you agree that the laws of Switzerland, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and IPStudies SARL.
Any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions, including but not limited to disputes on the validity, enforceability and termination of these terms and conditions and the consequences of that termination, shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
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TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, IPSTUDIES SARL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IPSTUDIES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM IPSTUDIES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IPSTUDIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.