Last updated: April 2020
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (“FHH”) is a Swiss Foundation and has its registered offices at 1, Pont de la Machine, 1204 Genève. FHH edits and publishes watch content, as well as the organiser of watch events called Watches & Wonders (“W&W”). Watches & Wonders is hosted online and physically in various locations around the world. The FHH was established in 2005 and through its activities promotes Fine Watchmaking’s values of creativity, culture and tradition. The Platforms (as defined below) are owned and edited by the FHH.
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Our privacy policies
Use of materials on the platforms
The FHH has created the various WW Platforms to provide information about itself, WW and the WW exhibitors 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/WW Material”) are protected by legislation such as copyright, designs and trademark legislation and under international treaty provisions and national laws worldwide.
Your submissions and unsolicited communications
Any unsolicited communication or material that you transmit to the FHH/WW 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 the FHH/WW. By sending communications to the FHH/WW, 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/WW 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/WW Material is accurate, error-free or reliable or that use of the FHH/WW 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 FHH/WW Material will be error free or that the Platforms, FHH/WW Material or the servers that make them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. If use of the Platforms or the FHH/WW 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 FHH/WW 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.
In general, all trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks“) that appear on the Platforms are registered, unregistered or otherwise protected FHH and W&W trademarks or are licensed for use by the FHH or W&W 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 license 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.
All content (including the FHH/WW Materials) on the Platforms are either Copyright © FHH or Copyright © W&W or are licensed for use by the FHH and W&W. 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 or W&W. The inclusion of any link to such third party sites does not imply endorsement by the FHH or W&W 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 WW website. If you wish to link to any FHH/WW Material, you may provide a short resume of the FHH/WW 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 or W&W as appropriate.
Termination and suspension
Applicable law and jurisdiction
FONDATION DE LA HAUTE HORLOGERIE
1, Pont de la Machine