Website terms of use

Issue date: 02 – 09 – 2021

The website (“Website”) is owned and operated by Bugnion SA, an intellectual property law firm with its headquarters at Route de Florissant 10, 1211 Geneva (“BUGNION”). BUGNION may be contacted by email at the address

1.       Description of the Website

The Website aims to inform anyone using it (“User”) as part of the services offered by BUGNION.

2.       Acceptance of the Terms of Use

These terms of use (“Terms of Use”) set out the legal terms and conditions on which BUGNION allows the User to access and use the Website. By accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Website, the User acknowledges that they have read and understood these Terms of Use and agrees to be bound by them and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The User warrants that they have the legal capacity to enter into these Terms of Use. If the User does not agree with these Terms of Use, they shall immediately refrain from accessing and/or using the Website.

These Terms of Use are translated in English for information purposes only. The French version shall prevail in case of conflict.

BUGNION reserves the right to make any changes to these Terms of Use, at its sole discretion. The continued use of the Website, with or without having expressly accepted the new Terms of Use, shall constitute consent. If the User does not agree to such changes, they have no right to obtain information or access to the Website and must immediately cease use of it. The User is responsible for verifying regularly these Terms of Use in their current version, an up-to-date version of which may be retrieved at any time on the Website.

3.       Privacy

By using the Website, the User agrees that BUGNION may collect, process and use personal data about them. Such information collected through the Website shall only be used in accordance with the Privacy Policy, the terms of which are hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use.

4.       Users’ obligations

The User is entitled to use the Website only in conformity with the laws of Switzerland and any other law that applies to them. They may solely make a legal use of this Website and any illegal or inappropriate use of the Website is banned.

In particular, the User agrees not to do any of the following in connection with the use of the Website :

–        upload, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other programs that may harm the Website or the interests or property of the Users or of BUGNION ;

–        copy, modify, or distribute rights or content from the Website in any way ;

–        use any content or information of the Website to compete with BUGNION ;

–        commercialize any code or information or software associated with the Website ;

–        use the Website in any way that, in the sole judgment of BUGNION, is objectionable, illegal, inappropriate or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using the Website, or may harm or make liable BUGNION or its Users ;

–        facilitate or assist another person to do any of the above acts.

5.       Intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights, such as brands, logos, designs, photos, domain names and all other property rights in the content available on the Website are the exclusive property of BUGNION and its licensors. This includes rights to all software associated with the Website. Nothing in these Terms of Use constitutes a transfer of any intellectual property rights.

6.       License

BUGNION grants the User a worldwide limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use the Website for their personal, non-commercial use, and to display the content of the Website on their computer screen or on other devices (such as smartphones or tablets), subject to the compliance with these Terms of Use. All other uses are prohibited without BUGNION’s prior written consent.

7.       Security

The Users know the risks in relation to the use of Internet. BUGNION takes standard security measures in this regard.

8.       Limitation of liability

Within the limits of the law, BUGNION excludes all and any warranty, guarantee and responsibility in relation to or subsequent to the Website.

In particular, BUGNION does not give any warranty in relation with any information published or available on the Website, should it be its availability, accuracy or lawfulness. BUGNION does not warrant that the Website will be available at all time and expressly reserves the possibility to discontinue the Website without notice.

BUGNION shall not be liable for any damages of any kind, including loss of income or data, suffered by the User or any third-party, by act of BUGNION or of a third-party.

9.    Assignment

Users may not transfer any of their rights or obligations under these Terms of Use without BUGNION’s prior written consent.

BUGNION may transfer all of its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use without the Users’ prior written consent, including any personal data, in order to ensure the continued operation of the Website.

10.    Final provisions

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by a court or competent jurisdiction, that provision only will be limited to the minimum extent necessary and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

These Terms of Use, as well as all matters arising out or in relation to them (including non-contractual disputes or claims and their interpretation) shall be governed by the laws of Switzerland, to the exclusion of the rules on conflicts of laws.

Any claim or dispute in relation to these Terms of Use (including for non-contractual disputes or claims and their interpretation) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Geneva, Switzerland.

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