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COMPANY INFORMATION

Welcome to the Internet website (“website”) edited and published by IWC Schaffhausen, Branch of Richemont International SA (hereinafter referred to as “IWC”) a company having offices at Baumgartenstrasse 15, 8201 Schaffhausen, Switzerland and registered on the Commercial Register of canton Schaffhausen No. CH-290.9.014.352-3.

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER

IWC Schaffhausen
Branch of Richemont International SA
Baumgartenstrasse 15
CH-8201 Schaffhausen
Switzerland

Managing Director
Georges Kern

Contact
Email IWC Schaffhausen
Fax +41 52 635 65 05
Hosting service: Richemont International SA, Global Infrastructure Services – GIS in Fribourg.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms”). IWC may revise these Terms from time to time by updating this posting, with the revised Terms taking effect for all Users of this website (“Users”) as of the date stated on the posting. Consequently, Users should consult the Terms regularly.

Please read these Terms carefully before using the IWC website. Users expressly acknowledge that they are aware of these Terms and have had access to the same upon entering the IWC website. Consequently, by using the IWC website, Users signify their consent and agreement with these Terms. If User does not agree with these Terms, then User is not authorised to continue consultation and access of the website.

USE OF MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE

IWC has created this website to provide information about its company and products for Users’ personal use. Users may download one (1) computer copy or print one (1) copy of the material on this website for their own non-commercial, educational, private or domestic use only, provided that proprietary notices, in particular intellectual property notices such as copyright©, trademark TM are preserved intact and are not modified, deleted or changed. Unless otherwise stated, Users should assume that everything they see or read on the IWC website (such as images, photographs, including any person represented in the photographs, illustrations, icons, pictograms, texts, video clips, written and other materials) (“IWC material”) is protected by legislation such as copyright, designs and trademark legislation and under international treaty provisions and national laws worldwide.

Users are not authorised to sell, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, publicly perform, report or otherwise prepare derivative or second-hand works based on IWC material, or use IWC material in any way for public or commercial purposes of any kind. Furthermore, IWC material may not be displayed or communicated on any other websites, in a networked computer environment or other digital support for any purpose whatsoever. In the event of breach of any of these Terms, Users’ permission to use IWC material will automatically terminate and any copies made of IWC material must be immediately destroyed. Any unauthorised use of IWC material may infringe copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

TRADEMARK NOTICE

In general, all trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) that appear on this IWC website are registered, unregistered or otherwise protected IWC trademarks or are licensed for use by IWC by third parties. Other trademarks are proprietary marks and are registered to their respective owners. Nothing contained on the IWC website should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any licence or right to use any trademark displayed on this IWC website without IWC’s prior written permission or that of such third party who owns the trademark. Misuse of any trademark displayed on the IWC website, or any other content on the IWC website, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.

Certain functionality provided via this website may be covered by U.S. Patent 5,930,474.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All contents of this IWC website are either Copyright (© IWC 2012) or are licensed for use by IWC. All rights reserved. Please refer to the section of these Terms on “Use of materials on this IWC website” above.

COOKIES

In order to provide certain services we use cookies. These are small text files that the web site transfers to a web site user’s browser for added functionality or for tracking web site usage. We use session cookies. These are saved to the browser only and disappear when the browser is closed. We use permanent cookies when you choose your preferences in order to track these preferences and provide you with customised content. These cookies are retained on your computer. You can reject cookies using your browser preferences or settings. Should you require help, please look for the information in your browser “Help”. Please note that by deactivating cookies, we may not be able to provide the services requested or you may have to re-register each time you visit the web site.

IWC uses Google Analytics on this website, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States, a country that does not have an adequate level of data protection within the meaning of Swiss and European Data Protection laws. Google is however certified under the Safe Harbor framework and adheres to the respective principles (see http://www.export.gov/safehrbr/companyinfo.aspx?id=8321). Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your 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 your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you to, and the processing of data about you by, Google in the manner and for the purposes and within the limits set out above.

USERS’ SUBMISSIONS

Any unsolicited communication or material Users transmit to IWC via the website, by electronic mail or otherwise, excluding Users’ personal details, 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 IWC. By sending communications to IWC, Users automatically grant IWC a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display such communication(s) and materials 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 Users transmit may be used by IWC and its affiliated companies for any purpose, including, but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.

Furthermore, IWC enjoys a worldwide reputation for both the design and manufacture of high-quality watches. To this end, it possesses its own sources of creativity, in particular highly-skilled teams of designers who conceive and perfect IWC’s creations. As a result, IWC cannot agree to or accept being the receiver of unsolicited proposals of collaboration. Indeed, it is conceivable that IWC may already be working on similar ideas and /or creations. Consequently, Users are advised that IWC is not interested in receiving ideas or other proposals relating to creations they may wish to submit.

IWC MEMBERS’ FORUM

Please see the Forum Terms and Conditions, which are hereby incorporated into these Terms and Conditions.

NOTE TO CHILDREN

Children who are under age (minors), especially those under the age of 13, should not send any information about themselves or their friends and should not register for any of the IWC online services, nor should they make requests to receive further information from IWC by clicking consent or request buttons on the website. Should we discover or be informed that a child has registered his/her or another child’s personal details, we will delete such information from our records.

NOTE TO PARENTS

IWC will not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from children under age. If you, as a parent or legal guardian are concerned that your child has registered for one of our services, wish to cancel your child’s registration and have all details deleted, please contact us by e-mail: privacy-policy@iwc.com or write to us at the address below providing official documents proving parental or guardian status:

IWC Schaffhausen
Branch of Richemont International SA
Baumgartenstrasse 15
CH-8201 Schaffhausen
Switzerland

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION, PRIVACY STATEMENT

Our Privacy Policy, which can be found here, is hereby incorporated into these Terms and Conditions.

Any requests relating to your Personal Information as well as any request to cancel your registration for services offered by IWC can be sent by e-mail: privacy-policy@iwc.com or write to us at the following address:

IWC Schaffhausen
Branch of Richemont International SA
Baumgartenstrasse 15
Postfach 686
8201 Schaffhausen
Switzerland

Requests for information made by telephone may be recorded for quality control and to ensure the accuracy of your Personal Information.

From time to time, IWC may amend the IWC Privacy statement in accordance with modified legislative obligations and IWC’s business objectives.

DISCLAIMER

The information on the IWC website is intended for general information purposes only. IWC tries to ensure that the information provided is accurate and complete. However, IWC does not assert or guarantee that IWC material is accurate, error-free or reliable or that use of IWC material will not infringe rights of third parties. Use of the IWC website is at Users’ risk.

IWC does not guarantee that the functional and/or technical aspects of the IWC website or the IWC material will be error-free or that this IWC website, IWC material or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. If use of this IWC website, or IWC material results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment or data, IWC is not responsible for those costs. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the IWC website is provided to Users “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” 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 OF RIGHTS. IWC and its suppliers make no warranties about the IWC material, software text, downloads, graphics, and links, or about results to be obtained from using the IWC website. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, consequently some of the above exclusions may not apply.

LINKS AND LINKING

Links to other websites operated by third parties not affiliated to IWC may be indicated on the IWC website. The inclusion of any link to such third party sites does not imply endorsement by IWC of those sites. IWC has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to this IWC website. Linking to any other off-site pages or third sites is at Users’ own risk.

IWC does not authorise linking to its website from a third party website without its express prior written authorisation.

COUNTRY WEBSITES

To allow Users to view the website in their local language, Users’ browser settings will be detected and used to direct Users to the appropriate language website.

TERMINATION

Users agree that IWC may terminate Users’ access to and use of the IWC website without notifying them, if IWC reasonably believes that Users have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement, or violated the rights of IWC or any third party. Users agree that IWC may modify or discontinue this IWC website, with or without notice to them. Users agree that IWC will not be liable to them or any third party as a result of such modification or discontinuation. The provisions entitled “Disclaimer,” “No Warranties, Limitation of liability,” and “General provisions” will survive termination of these Terms.

NO WARRANTIES, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The information on the website is intended for general information purposes only. IWC uses all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided is accurate and complete. However, IWC does not warrant or represent that IWC’s Material is accurate, complete, error-free or reliable or that use of IWC’s Material will not infringe rights of third parties. IWC does not warrant that the functional aspects of the website or IWC Material will be error free or that this website, IWC Material or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. IWC and its suppliers make no warranties about the IWC Material, software text, downloads, graphics, and links, or about results to be obtained from using the website. Use of the website is at Users’ risk, and everything on the website is provided to Users “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” 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. If the use of the website or IWC Material results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment or data, IWC will not be responsible for any related costs. To the extent permitted by any applicable laws, IWC shall not be liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with the use of information available from this website, whether direct or indirect, and IWC disclaims any and all liability for loss of use, interruption of business, lost profits or lost data, or incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if IWC has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Unless otherwise specified, the information and materials on the IWC website are presented solely for the purpose of promoting IWC’s products and services. IWC makes no representation that IWC material is appropriate or available for use in every country of the world. Users use this IWC website at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, keeping in mind that access to IWC material may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. Our products are available in many parts of the world. However, this IWC website may describe products that are not available worldwide. Any cause of action a User may have with respect to this IWC website must be commenced within two years after the claim or cause of action arises.

APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION

These Terms shall be exclusively governed by the laws of Switzerland without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. The competent courts of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any differences or disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms. The waiver by IWC of a breach of any provision of these Terms will not operate to be interpreted as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.

Effective from 1st July, 2010

Certain functionality provided via this website may be covered by U.S. Patent 5,930,474.