Terms of use

The TERMS OF USE ("TOU") is a legal agreement between you, either as an individual or any legal entity and FlexDSL Telecommunications AG ("FlexDSL"). Your access to, and use of FlexDSL websites ("Website") is subject to, and governed by, these TOU. Be sure to carefully read and understand all of the rights and restrictions delineated in these TOU. You may print the TOU for reference. By accessing the Website, you confirm your agreement to and acceptance of these terms. FlexDSL reserves the right to update the TOU at any time without notice. You may view the current applicable version of the TOU at any time by clicking on the "Terms of Use" link at the bottom of each Website page.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, CERTAIN FLEXDSL WEBSITES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO PASSWORD PROTECTED SITES, CONTAIN TERMS OF USE IN ADDITION TO, OR DIFFERENT FROM THE TOU AND THE TERMS OF USE POSTED ON SUCH WEBSITES SHALL APPLY.

1. Access

FlexDSL has the right, but not the duty, to terminate or suspend Your access to the Website, without notice, for any conduct that FlexDSL, in its sole discretion, believes is in violation of any applicable law or is harmful to the interests of another user, a third-party provider, a service provider or FlexDSL. FlexDSL makes no representation that the information contained in the Website is appropriate or available for use throughout the world. It is forbidden to access the Website from territories where the legislation provides that the content or use of the Website is illegal. You choose to use the Website on Your own initiative, and it is Your responsibility to ensure that You conform to all applicable local laws.

2. Copyright

FlexDSL, its suppliers or the original creator of the material own all copyrights to material on the Website and all other intellectual property rights related to the Website. To the extent that FlexDSL has the right to do so without compensation to third parties, and except for material specifically provided under other terms, FlexDSL grants You permission to copy materials on the Website solely for Your non-commercial use in support of FlexDSL products. You agree that any copies of material shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices in the same form and manner as the original. You may not, without FlexDSL's permission, "mirror" any material contained on the Website or any other server. Except as specified above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any trademark, patent, copyright, mask work protection right or any other intellectual property right of FlexDSL or any third party.

3. Trademarks

FlexDSL and the FlexDSL logo are trademarks or service marks, registered or not, of FlexDSL. Nothing in the Website may be interpreted so as to grant to You, directly or indirectly, the use of a trademark or service mark reproduced on the Website, whether belonging to FlexDSL or third party suppliers, without the written permission of FlexDSL.

4. Information Provided to FlexDSL

FlexDSL does not want You to, and You should not, send any confidential or proprietary information to FlexDSL via the Website. Any submission by You to FlexDSL, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions or the like shall be deemed to be non-confidential and shall become the property of FlexDSL. Furthermore, by Your submission You grant FlexDSL an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit, and distribute such information. FlexDSL shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products incorporating such information.

5. Links

THE LINKS ON THE WEBSITE WILL LET YOU LEAVE FLEXDSL'S SITE. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF FLEXDSL AND FLEXDSL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES. FLEXDSL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEB CASTING OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM ANY LINKED SITE. FLEXDSL IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY FLEXDSL OF THE SITE.

6. Product Availability

The availability of the products described on the Website, and the product descriptions, may vary from country to country. You should consult the applicable FlexDSL representative or authorized distributor for availability of specific products in Your area.

7. Export of Information

Export restriction laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No content from the Website may be downloaded or otherwise exported in violation of these laws or any other local law from where You may be accessing the Website. You agree to comply with Swiss, International, and local laws and regulations applicable to the use of the Website.

8. Limitation of Liability

FLEXDSL, ITS RELATED COMPANIES, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS MAY NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF (OR THE INABILITY TO USE) THE WEBSITE OR ANY MATERIAL ON THE WEBSITE. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF PROFIT, EVEN IF FLEXDSL WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF ALL OR PART OF THIS LIABILITY IS FOUND UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN FLEXDSL'S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LIABILITY THAT WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN LIMITED SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).

9. Assignment

The TOU may not be assigned or transferred by You without the prior written consent of FlexDSL. FlexDSL may assign the TOU to any affiliate or third party in part or in whole.

10. Disputes

10.1. Any controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with the TOU, its enforcement or interpretation ("Dispute"), will be finally resolved solely in accordance with the terms of this Section 10.

10.2. If a Dispute arises, the parties will endeavor to resolve the Dispute through good faith negotiation within thirty (30) days of notification of the Dispute. If the Dispute cannot be settled through good faith negotiation, FlexDSL and You will submit the Dispute to non-binding mediation according to Swiss federal law or any other mutually acceptable alternate dispute resolution organization. Each party shall bear its own expenses but those related to the compensation of the mediator shall be borne equally. The parties, their representatives, other participants and the mediator (and arbitrator, if any) shall hold the existence, content and result of mediation in confidence. If the Dispute is not resolved through mediation, claims may be brought in a Swiss federal court of competent jurisdiction or resolved through binding arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, FlexDSL shall be entitled to take immediate legal action where required to protect its confidential or proprietary information, or to obtain any interim injunction.

10.3. Actions on Disputes between the parties with respect to the TOU must be brought in accordance with this Section 10 within two years after the cause of action arises.

11. Governing Law

The validity, construction and performance of this Agreement will be governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, without giving effect to any provisions that would result in this Agreement being governed by the law of any jurisdiction other than that of Switzerland. The parties specifically disclaim the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Subject to Section 10, the parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, any court of competent jurisdiction located in the city of Zurich, Switzerland for the purposes of adjudicating any matter arising from or in connection with this Agreement. THE PARTIES UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL FOR ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR THE USE OF THE WEBSITE.

12. Access to Password Protected/Secure Areas

Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Website is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Website may be subject to prosecution.

13. Data Privacy

13.1. You and FlexDSL agree that they shall comply in all respects with all applicable data protection laws and regulations (or any legislation or regulations amending or replacing the same) (together, the "Data Protection Laws").

13.2. You shall in connection with these TOU (i) not do or permit anything to be done through an act or omission which might jeopardize or contravene FlexDSL's liability under Data Protection Laws; and (ii) enter into such agreements as FlexDSL shall reasonably require in relation to the cross border migration of personal data.

13.3. You shall indemnify and keep FlexDSL fully indemnified against any and all liability, loss, damage, costs (including legal costs) and expenses which FlexDSL, or any FlexDSL affiliate may incur or suffer whether direct or consequential (including without limitation any economic loss or other loss of profits, business or goodwill) as a result of any breach of Section 13.2.

13.4. WHEN YOU SUBMIT PERSONAL DATA TO FLEXDSL ON THE WEBSITE OR WHEN REGISTERING FOR THE WEBSITE, FLEXDSL MAY TRANSFER AND/OR RETAIN THE PERSONAL DATA YOU SUBMITTED TO A COUNTRY OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY IN WHICH YOU ARE LOCATED OR FROM WHERE SUCH PERSONAL DATA WAS COLLECTED, WHICH MAY NOT HAVE THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT DATA PRIVACY PROTECTIONS. IF YOU DO NOT APPROVE OF SUCH TRANSFER AND/OR RETENTION, DO NOT SUBMIT PERSONAL DATA TO FLEXDSL.

13.5. BY AGREEING TO THESE TOU, YOU ARE AGREEING THAT FLEXDSL MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND OTHER INFORMATION (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ACCOUNT, CREDIT CARD AND ORDERING INFORMATION) WITH THIRD PARTIES IN CASES WHERE FLEXDSL BELIEVES YOUR BUSINESS INTERESTS WILL BE SERVED. IF YOU DO NOT APPROVE OF FLEXDSL SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND OTHER INFORMATION IN SUCH A FASHION, DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TOU.

14. Software License terms

Any software You download from the Website is governed by (i) the license terms accompanying the software or (ii) if no license terms accompany the software, the terms of Your license agreement with FlexDSL which accompanied the original product licensed by You which you are updating or (iii) if neither (i) or (ii) is applicable, the Software License Agreement below.

Software License Agreement

(1) License Grant. FlexDSL grants to you, subject to the following terms and conditions, a nonexclusive, nontransferable right to use the software on a single processor at a time. FlexDSL reserves all rights not expressly granted to you.

(2) Protection of Software. You agree to use Your best efforts to protect the software and documentation from unauthorized copy or use. The software source code represents and embodies trade secrets of FlexDSL and/or its licensors. The source code and embodied trade secrets are not licensed to you and any modification, addition or deletion is strictly prohibited. You agree not to disassemble, decompile, or otherwise reverse engineer the software in order to discover the source code and/or the trade secrets contained in the source code.

To the extent that the software is located in a Member state of the European Community and you need information about the software in order to achieve interoperability of an independently created software program with the software, you shall first request such information from FlexDSL. Unless FlexDSL refuses to make such information available, you shall not take any steps, such as reverse assembly or reverse compilation, to derive a source code equivalent to the software. FlexDSL may charge you a reasonable fee for the provision of such information.

(3) Copies. You may make a single archive copy of the software. You may not copy documentation unless it carries a statement that copying is permitted. All proprietary rights notices must be faithfully reproduced and included on all copies.

15. Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the information on this Website may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause FlexDSL's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

16. Disclaimers

16.1 WHILE FLEXDSL ATTEMPTS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE, IT ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION. FLEXDSL MAY CHANGE THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE, OR THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. MATERIAL, INCLUDING SOFTWARE, ON THE WEBSITE AND THE WEBSITE ITSELF IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND FLEXDSL DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. FLEXDSL SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT OR MATERIAL ON THE WEBSITE.

16.2 FLEXDSL MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

16.3 ANY MATERIAL OR SOFTWARE DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL OR SOFTWARE.

16.4 NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM FLEXDSL OR THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOU.

This constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Website and its use and, except with respect to FlexDSL Websites containing additional or different terms of use, supersedes all prior agreements, proposals, communications between the parties and understandings, whether written or oral.