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Conditions of use Scout24 Switzerland Ltd.

Scope of application

By using the services and information offered at the online marketplace, the user acknowledges the present contractual provisions. The user knows that the provider makes the offered services and information available exclusively and under the express condition of compliance with the present contractual provisions and is otherwise not prepared to make this information available to the user.

Upon availing oneself of the services and information offered at the online marketplace, the user is obligated to comply with these provisions or to forgo use thereof. Furthermore, in the event of non-compliance with the contractual provisions, s/he expressly agrees that the provider may legally prohibit the user from using its services and may require compensation for damages and that the provider also expressly reserves the right prosecute any unlawful use.

Scope of rights of use / prohibition against reuse of information

Under the express condition of unconditional compliance with these provisions, the provider grants the user the right to use the information made available in the online marketplace exclusively for her/his own, non-commercial purposes. By exercising these rights of use the user acquires no rights whatsoever to the content or information that is offered or is made accessible in the online marketplace. The user acknowledges that no claim exists to the availability of the online marketplace or individual parts thereof.

The user expressly undertakes not to reuse the information made available in the online marketplace in any way or form outside of the online marketplace. In particular the user shall refrain from copying, publishing or otherwise, namely on the Internet, reproducing the data made available in the online marketplace in any form

Copyright, brands and other proprietary rights

All rights to the information, elements and content of the online marketplace, in particular the brands, descriptions and copyrights contained therein are the property of the provider or corresponding rights of use exist through third parties in favour of the provider.

The reproduction, transfer, modification and/or linking to the online marketplace for public and/or commercial purposes in any form is expressly prohibited without prior express written consent from the provider. Non-compliance will be prosecuted under civil or criminal law

The phone conversation may be recorded for training purposes.

Measuring of website use

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on the user's computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including the user's IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the user's use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate the user's IP address with any other data held by Google. The user may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on the user's browser, however, the provider points out that if the user does this the user may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, the user consents to the processing of data about the user by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

On its websites and in its apps, Scout24 uses technology that allows it to analyse website and app visits in order to continually improve the websites and apps. The tools Hotjar (websites) and UXCam (apps) are used for the non-personal analysis of the use of the platforms, and for statistical evaluation. These record information about the operating system, browser, geographical origin (country only), sites accessed during the visit and interactions (e.g. mouse movements and clicks). Scout24 uses the tool Optimizely to carry out A/B and multivariate tests, and provides different versions of the website on this basis. For this purpose, cookies are used that identify a user’s browser, but do not record any personal information. The customer agrees with and hereby consents to these proceedings and to this recording. Further information, including opt-out options, can be found on the websites of the corresponding tools (www.hotjar.com/www.uxcam.com/www.optimizely.com)

No warranty, no offer

The online marketplace contains information provided by third parties, consisting in particular of texts, images, graphics, plans, links etc. The provider strives to assure the exactness of the third-party information reproduced in the online marketplace but expressly gives no assurance or warranty of any kind with respect to the information and content made available. This applies in particular, but not exclusively, to the truth, reliability, completeness and currency of such information. The information in the online marketplace may be modified at any time without notice. The provider has not reviewed the content of the websites linked to the online marketplace and is not responsible for the content of such linked websites.

The information provided in the online marketplace represents neither an invitation to place an ad nor an offer nor a recommendation to rent and/or purchase an item, unless the provider expressly identifies it unmistakably as an "offer" or "invitation to buy or sell". In case of doubt the user must assume that the provider does not wish to enter into a binding agreement. The provider is not a party to a contract that may be formed between the user and a third party publishing information in the online marketplace.

Exclusion of liability

The provider is not responsible for the information published in the online marketplace. In particular, the provider disclaims any liability for this information or for damage that may arise from the call-up, access or use of this information. The call-up and the use of such information and content are made exclusively at the user's own risk. In particular, the provider does not warrant or guarantee the offered goods and services or contracts that may result, such as purchase or rental contracts.

The provider is not liable for abuse of the Internet and associated damage incurred by the user - in particular due to viruses and other damaging elements - for security lapses and failures of third party telecommunications and of the Internet or for operating disruptions and failures of the online marketplace and/or third-party applications.

Applicable law and legal venue

The use of the information and content offered in the online marketplace is exclusively subject to Swiss law to the exclusion of international conflict of law provisions. The exclusive place of performance and legal venue is the registered office of Scout24 Switzerland Ltd. The provider is also entitled to sue the user at her/his registered office/place of residence.

Online version, updated on: November 2008 - Scout24 Switzerland Ltd.