The following terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service” or “Agreement”) constitute an agreement between you, whether as a casual visitor or a registered user (“User”, “you” or “your”) and HackVentures Ltd, a Swiss Limited Liability company operating this website and/or providing our Services, and its affiliates, successors and assigns (“Hack”, "HackGroup", "Hack Team", "HackSummit", "ClimateHack", "FoodHack", "HackCapital", “us”, “our” or ‘we”), the owner and operator of this website (the "Hack Summit Website", or this "Website" or "Site") and other associated website (collectively, the “Hack Platforms”) and all content and features contained therein, as well as other Hack Platforms, media content, online and offline communities, chat groups, email notifications and access to any financial services and informations, or any other related applications and services provided by us (collectively, the “Services”), regarding your use of this website and any other Hack Platform and/or Services.
Modifications to the Terms of Service
HackVentures, in its sole and absolute discretion, may make changes or modifications to this Website or to this Agreement (including any policies, code of conduct or agreements which are incorporated by reference herein) at any time and without prior notice to you, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to this Site. You acknowledge and agree that (i) HackVentures may notify you of such changes or modifications by posting them to this Site and (ii) your use of this Site or the Services after such changes or modifications have been made (as indicated by the “Last Revised” date at the top of this page) shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as last revised. In addition, HackVentures may occasionally notify you of upcoming changes or modifications to this Agreement by email. We, therefore, recommend that you keep your account information including, but not limited to, your email address, current.
This Site and the Services found at this Site are available only to Users who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. By using this Site or the Services found at this Site, you represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age. If you are visiting this Site from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, your communications with us may result in the transfer of information (including your User information) across international boundaries. By visiting this Site and communicating electronically with us, you consent to such transfers. You may be asked to register in order to use certain Services including, but not limited to our Newsletters, Media Subscriptions, Hack Platform Access or any other Activities and Services provided by HackVentures. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as requested or directed on the Services and to promptly update this information to maintain its accuracy. HackVentures has the right to suspend or terminate your registration and to refuse any and all current or future use of the Services if it suspects that such information is inaccurate or incomplete.
By using our Services, you acknowledge that investing in startups and any other alternative investment involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution (see general disclaimer hereunder and more information on our dedicate Investment Site: https://www.hackcapital.co/risk-disclaimer). Any Services and Communicated related to Financial Services, is solely intended for experienced qualified investors, with sufficient experience and knowledge to understand the processes and risks involved. If you feel that you are not in a position to assess your expertise, please refrain from proceeding. In no case shall HackVentures be responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, in any way whatsoever, including damages related to investments.
Through this Site, HackVentures provides access to its HackSummit Conference. The HackSummit Conference is focused on organising and facilitating professional networking between entrepreneurs, investors and industry professionals via an in-person conference and exhibition fair, as well as designing, developing and providing online products and software related to the same.
We are continuously developing our Hack Services, and we may, at our sole discretion, change or remove different parts of the Hack Services at any time, including any functionality and feature, in part or in whole related to the HackSummit Conference. HackVentures may also make some smaller modifications or changes to our Hack Services at any time and without notifying you thereof.
Ticket Prices & Fees
Ticket price list for the HackSummit Conference is made available on this Site. The applicable ticket price shown on this Site includes VAT and a ticket sales service fee. In addition to the ticket price, Hack charges payment method fees and other similar fees, where applicable. These will be communicated separately during payment via our third-party payment service providers Brella and Stripe. All ticket purchases made through online ticketstore or another ticket purchase platform are final. Tickets are generally non-refundable, with the exception of due justification for cancellation.
HackVentures may refund you for your ticket within a limit of 15 days before the HackSummit Conference starts. Contact email@example.com before the 27th April 2023. After this deadline, we won’t be able to refund you.
If you wish to transfer your ticket to someone else, please mention the first name, last name and email address of the person replacing you, at least 15 days before the event.
Before the relevant Hack Service takes place, HackVentures has the right to cancel purchased tickets if the tickets have been obtained in breach or violation of these Terms or otherwise fraudulently or wrongfully, or are being resold without authorisation.
Ticket Holders & Badges
In connection with the physical HackSummit Conference, Users shall change and collect their entrance badge against purchased ticket before entering the HackSummit Conference. Under no circumstances is Hack responsible for lost, stolen or otherwise damaged or destroyed tickets or badges. After receiving their badge, ticket holders shall handle the badge with due care and keep the badge visible at all times during the attendance at the HackSummit Conference.
In a situation where a person not registered as ticket holder is seen using a HackSummit badge and/or wristband or if the badge was initially assigned to a different person, the ticket shall be forfeited and the person shall be removed from the HackSummit Conference or other Hack Services, as applicable.
In connection with your registration at the HackSummit Conference and the use of Hack Services, participants and ticket holders may submit content, data and information, including without limitation text, photographs and information through a chat function to Hack Services (“User Content”). The User is solely responsible for all content that the User uploads/transmits to Hack Services, including ensuring that it has all relevant rights to the User Content. In case Hack reasonably deems that any User Content violates these Terms, intellectual property rights or applicable law, Hack reserves the right to remove such User Content at any time and at its own discretion. Accordingly, the User agrees and acknowledges that Hack does not assume any liability or responsibility in respect to any User Content, and the User shall at all times ensure that the User Content does not infringe any rights of third parties or any applicable law. Furthermore, the User Content shall not be offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate, including as per our Code of Conduct. For clarity, Hack is not responsible and shall not be held liable for any User Content, nor does Hack endorse any opinion contained in any User Content. Hack expressly disclaims any responsibility for the backup and/or retention of any User Content, and Hack Services shall not be used for back-up purposes of any User Content.
HackVentures has no obligation, either express or implied, to treat your User Content as confidential to develop or use your User Content and no compensation is due to you or to anyone else for any intentional or unintentional use of your User Content, with the exception of the existence of a valid separate Confidentiality Agreement (NDA) agreed upon between you and HackVentures in which case the Confidentiality Agreement takes precedence over these Terms. You acknowledge and agree that HackVentures may be working on the same or similar content, it may already know of such content from other sources, it may simply wish to develop this (or similar) content on its own, or it may have taken / will take some other action. If you provide us with User Content, you authorise HackVentures to use the intellectual property and other proprietary rights in and to your User Content to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by this Site and this Agreement. HackVentures shall have the right to generate anonymous user data and statistical data from the User Content and use of the User Account. Hack shall reserve all rights to such anonymised data.
Accordingly, you hereby grant HackVentures a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers), and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, combine with other works, display, and perform your User Content in connection with this Site and HackVentures's business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing all or part of this Site in any media formats and through any media channels without restrictions of any kind and without payment or other consideration of any kind, or permission or notification, to you or any third party. The above licenses granted by you in your User Content terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Content from this Site and the provision of our Services no longer applies. You understand and agree, however, that HackVentures may retain (but not distribute, display, or perform) server copies of your User Content that have been removed or deleted unless you expressly request full removal of your User Content.
Our Monitoring of User Content
HackVentures reserves the right, but has no obligation, to pre-screen User Content and decide whether any item of User Content is appropriate and/or complies with this Agreement. HackVentures may remove any item of User Content and/or terminate a User’s access to this Site or the Services found at this Site for posting or publishing any material in violation of this Agreement, or for otherwise violating this Agreement (as determined by HackVentures in its sole and absolute discretion), at any time and without prior notice. If HackVentures terminates your access to this Site or the Services found at this Site, HackVentures may, in its sole and absolute discretion, remove and destroy any data and files stored by you on its servers.
Hack Content & Intellectual Property
The content on this Site and the Services found at this Site, including without limitation the text, media content, software, scripts, source code, API, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos and interactive features and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Hack Content”), are owned by or licensed to HackVentures in perpetuity, and are subject to copyright, trademark, and/or patent protection in Switzerland, Europe and other foreign countries, and other intellectual property rights under Switzerland and foreign laws. HackVentures Content is provided to you “as is”, “as available” and “with all faults” for your information and personal, non-commercial use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any purposes whatsoever without the express prior written consent of HackVentures. No right or license under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary right or license is granted by this Agreement. HackVentures reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to Hack Content, this Site and the Services found at this Site, and this Agreement does not transfer ownership of any of these rights. The Site and the Services have been specially designed to present Hack Content in a unique format and appearance. We are concerned about the integrity of Hack Content when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorised to be displayed with our content. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of Hack Content in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright, or that has not been authorised by us.
It is strictly forbidden for any company, organisation or User to attempt to host or organise any event, online or other, in conjunction with, contiguous to or purporting to be related to Hack without prior written consent (if any) and co-operation of Hack provided at its sole discretion.
Your use of the Site and the Services including any content you submit will comply with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations. You will not impersonate another User, or collect or harvest (or permit anyone else to collect or harvest) any User Content (as defined below) or any non-public or personally identifiable information about another User or any other person or entity without their express prior written consent. You will not use this Site or the Services in a manner (as determined by HackVentures in its sole and absolute discretion): that is illegal, infringing, defamatory, harassing, abusive; that violates the privacy or publicity rights of another User or any other third party, or that is otherwise objectionable. You will not use this Site or the Services for hate speech, hate crimes or violence. You will not use this Site or the Services: to send spam or other unsolicited bulk email; for computer or network hacking or cracking; or to transmit any viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses or other code, files or programs designed to, or capable of, disrupting, damaging or limiting the functionality or security of the Site or the Services. You will not copy or distribute in any medium any part of the Site or the Services, except where expressly authorized by HackVentures. You will not access HackVentures Content or User Content (as those terms are defined below) through any technology or means other than through this Site itself, or as HackVentures may designate. You will not use this Site or the Services found at this Site and its subsidiaries, including any of FoodHack Trends subscriptions and FoodHack trademark, for any commercial use without HackVentures's express prior written consent.HackVentures reserves the right to modify, change, or discontinue any aspect of this Site or the Services found at this Site at any time.
HackVentures has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the European Copyright Directive ("EUCD"). It is HackVentures's policy to (a) block access to or remove material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers or Users; and (b) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.
Written Notification. HackVentures will respond to notices of alleged infringement regarding third-party material sent pursuant to and in accordance with the EUCD, which may include HackVentures removing or disabling access to Third Party material claimed to be the subject of infringement or other activity. Written notification must be submitted to the Designated Agent at the address identified in Address for Notice section below. All notices sent to HackVentures regarding matters other than informing HackVentures that a party’s copyrighted material may have been infringed as a result of third party materials will not receive a response through this process. In order to be effective, your infringement notification must include the following:A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single web site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that web site; Identification of the material (i.e., the third party materials) that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit HackVentures to locate the material; Information reasonably sufficient to permit HackVentures to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; A statement, as follows: “I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law”; and A statement, as follows: “The information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I swear that I am the copyright owner or that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
Upon receipt of a valid written notification containing the information as outlined above, HackVentures shall, (1) remove or disable access to the Third Party Content that is alleged to be infringing; (2) forward the written notification to the alleged infringer (the “Subscriber”); (3) take reasonable steps to promptly notify the Subscriber that it has removed or disabled access to the Third Party Content.Counter Notification. To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication provided to HackVentures's Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:A physical or electronic signature of the Subscriber; Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled; A statement, as follows: “I swear under penalty of perjury that it is my good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled”; and The Subscriber’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the Subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the Subscriber’s address is located, or if the Subscriber’s address is outside of Switzerland or the European Union, for any judicial district in which FoodHack may be found, and that the Subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.
Upon receipt of a valid Counter Notification containing the information as outlined above, the EUCD provides that the removed material will be restored or access re-enabled and HackVentures will comply with this requirement within a reasonable time (or as otherwise required by law), provided HackVentures's Designated Agent has not received notice from the original complaining party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain Subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on HackVentures's network or system.
Links to Third-Party Websites
This Site and the Services found at this Site may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by HackVentures. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not constitute an endorsement by HackVentures of the content on such websites nor of the business practices of those operating those websites. HackVentures has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, terms, and conditions, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. In addition, HackVentures does not censor or edit the content of any third-party websites. By using this Site or the Services found at this Site, you expressly release HackVentures from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Accordingly, HackVentures encourages you to be aware when you leave this Site or the Services found at this Site and to review the terms and conditions, privacy policies, and other governing documents of each other website that you may visit.
Speakers, Agenda & Topics
Please note that while speakers, agenda and topics may be confirmed throughout the year, circumstances beyond the control of Hack may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers, agenda and/or topics. As such, Hack reserves the right to change and/or modify the advertised time schedule, location and line up of speakers and/or topics if necessary without any liability to the User whatsoever. Any substitutions or adjustments to the foregoing will be updated on Hack's channels and this Site as soon as possible.
HackVentures accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of substitution, alteration, cancellation, rescheduling or postponement of Hack Services. In case of an unforeseen or exceptional incident, restriction or another circumstance likely having an effect on Hack Services, HackVentures reserves the right to make changes to the dates and time for all parts of Hack Services. In case of cancellation or rescheduling any Hack Service for a new date and/or time, Hack may, at its sole discretion, transfer the ticket(s) to be valid on such a new date and/or time, or reimburse costs related to Hack Services and paid by the User to HackVentures (e.g. purchased ticket and other similar costs) upon the User's request within a reasonable time limit specified by Hack on a case-by-case basis. After such reasonable time limit without the User having contacted HackVentures about the reimbursement, which shall be at least thirty (30) days, has expired Hack will not be liable for any refund or reimbursement. For the avoidance of doubt, HackVentures reserves the right to make changes to Hack Services and thereto related schedules.
Liability & Indemnity
HackVentures will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep Hack Services operational. However, certain technical difficulties or maintenance may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions. HackVentures reserves the right, periodically and at anytime, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions and features of Hack Services. To the maximum extent allowed by applicable laws, HackVentures shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages arising from or relating to these Terms, Hack Services, or Users participation to the HackSummit Conference and/or registration to Hack Services, or any thereto related activity or participation. However, the limitations set out herein shall not apply to damage caused by wilful misconduct or gross negligence. In order for the claim not to be forfeited, all claims for damage must be made within thirty(30) days from the date that the damage was or should reasonably have been noticed by theUser. For clarity, HackVentures accepts no liability for tickets or badges that are lost, stolen or otherwise damaged or destroyed.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless HackVentures, its and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against all claims, demands, disputes, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or in relation to these Terms or your use of the Services. HackVentures reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under these Terms. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
InKind Sponsorship, Paid Sponsorship & Paid Services
Certain aspects of the Hack Service may be provided for a fee or other charge. If you elect to use paid aspects of the Hack Service, you agree to the Pricing and Payment Terms outlined in your dedicated InKind or Paid Sponsorship Agreement, as separately provided and signed between you and HackVentures. We may add new services for additional fees and charges, or amend fees and charges for existing services, at any time in its sole discretion with due justification. Any change to our pricing or payment terms shall become effective in the billing cycle following notice of such change to you as provided in these Terms, at the exception of any contradicting Terms listed in your dedicated InKind or Paid Sponsorship Agreement which takes precedent over these Terms.
Payment Information; Taxes.
All information that you provide in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with the Hack Services must be accurate, complete, and current. You agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your credit card, debit card, or other payment method used in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with the Hack Service at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred. You will pay any applicable taxes, if any, relating to any such purchases, transactions or other monetary transaction interactions.
No Professional Advice
If the Service provides professional information (for example, financial, legal or related to scientific research), such information is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. This applies to our employees, volunteers, guest and speakers that may take part and share publicly their professional learnings and experiences during the HackSummit Conference. No action should be taken on the sole basis of any information contained at the HackSummit Conference or in the provision of Hack Service. You should seek independent professional advice from a person who is licensed and/or qualified in the applicable area.
Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability
Your access to and use of these Services is at your sole risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the materials contained on the Site or in the Services, or with any of these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and using the Site and/or Services. THE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE “AS IS.” HACKVENTURES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, AND INACCURACIES IN THE NEWS, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES OR ANY INFORMATION OR GOODS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OR ADVERTISED OR SOLD THROUGH THE SERVICES. WE DO NOT PROVIDE OR AUTHORIZE THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE THROUGH THE SERVICES, AND SO WE DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION THAT IS CONTAINED WITHIN THE SERVICES; RATHER THAN RELYING ON THIS INFORMATION, YOU SHOULD SEEK ADVICE FROM A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING, NOR DO WE ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT, OR OTHER MATERIAL OR DATABASE DISPLAYED, UPLOADED, OR DISTRIBUTED IN THE SERVICES OR AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKS IN THE SERVICES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICES. ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES,” OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO THE SERVICES, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICES DO NOT CONTAIN SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES. IF YOU RELY ON THE SERVICES OR ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU DO SO SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
HackVentures, its affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including lost revenues or profits, loss of business, or loss of data, in any way related to the Services or for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions, or other inaccuracies in the Services (including without limitation as a result of breach of any warranty or other term provided in these Terms). Any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of the Services.
HackVentures will not be liable to the User for any breach, omission, delay or non-performance of its obligations in any event of Force Majeure. Force Majeure shall mean any event mentioned below or any other event, impediment or circumstance occurring within or affecting Hack Services, which: (i) is not within reasonable control of HackVentures; (ii) could not reasonably have beenavoided or overcome without unreasonable expense and/or loss of time to HackVentures; and (iii) is not attributable to HackVentures. If such a Force Majeure Event results in delay or non-performance of Hack Services for a period of sixty (60) days or longer, then Hack will, not withstanding anything to the contrary, have the right to cancel Hack Services without liability towards the Users.
For the purposes of these Terms, examples of “Force Majeure Events” include, but are not limited to, the following events and circumstances: (i) any act of war (whether declared or undeclared), invasion, hostilities, armed conflict, armed attack or act of foreign enemy, blockage, embargo, revolution, riot, insurrection, civil commotion, act of terrorism or sabotage; (ii) hybrid warfare or hybrid influencing activities by state or non-state actors; (iii) cyberattacks; (iv) act of authority whether lawful or unlawful, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule regulation or direction, curfew restriction, expropriation, compulsory acquisition, seizure of works nationalization; (v) strikes or go-slows and lockouts that are widespread or nation-wide; (vi)natural events including but not limited to lightning, fire, earthquake, flood, storm, ice, cyclone, typhoon or tornado; and epidemic or other outbreaks of diseases; or (vii) radioactive contamination, ionizing radiation, explosion or chemical contamination or (viii) sanctions, restrictions, prohibitions, disturbances or interruptions or other circumstances materially restricting air travel or other forms of international travel. For the avoidance of doubt, Force Majeure Event includes the effects of COVID-19 pandemic to the extent such pandemic results in authority restrictions or other effects which are materially more burdensome than what is reasonably foreseeable on the Effective Date of these Terms, including possible COVID-19 mutations or other similar outbreaks. A Force Majeure Event suffered by a subcontractor of HackVentures shall also discharge HackVentures from liability if subcontracting from another source cannot be made without unreasonable costs or a significant delay.
Governing Laws & Arbitration
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of Switzerland. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms, or the breach, termination or validity thereof, shall be subject to amicable negotiations between the User and HackVentures. If the User is a legal entity and no amicable settlement is reached, the dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or the breach, including breach of our Code of Conduct, termination or validity thereof, shall be finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Swiss Code of Obligations and any other applicable Swiss Laws. The number of arbitrators shall be one (1). The seat of arbitration shall be Lausanne, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland. The language of the arbitration shall be English. If the Individual User is a consumer and no amicable settlement is reached, the dispute shall be settled by the District Court of the Canton de Vaud as the first instance.
Except for disputes arising from an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or breach of confidentiality, for which the injured party may suffer irreparable harm and may seek a restraining order, preliminary injunctive relief, an injunction, specific performance or other equitable relief and/or legal remedies, and actions to enforce the decisions of the arbitrators, for which action may be taken in any court of competent jurisdiction, in the County of the State of Vaud, Switzerland, and you hereby consent to (and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non convenient with respect to) waive the right to trial by jury in any such action or proceeding that takes place relating to or arising out of this Agreement, all disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement, including the scope, the construction or application of this Agreement, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss laws. Any controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party, unless agreed to by HackVentures at its sole discretion. The arbitration hearings and all meetings pursuant to this section shall be held in Switzerland.
Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors and assigns. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland without regard to conflict of laws principles. The titles and headings of this Agreement are for convenience and ease of reference only and shall not be utilized in any way to construe or interpret the agreement of the parties as otherwise set forth herein. Each covenant and agreement in this Agreement shall be construed for all purposes to be a separate and independent covenant or agreement. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision (or portion of a provision) of this Agreement to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, the remaining provisions (or portions of provisions) of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall be found to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
If you have any questions about our Terms & Conditions, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or regular mail at the following address:
Av. Gratta-Paille 2, 1018 Lausanne
HackVentures Sàrl is registered with Professional Mediator Terraxis in Switzerland, which you may engage with at your own cost for the settlement of any disputes arising from these Terms and Conditions: https://terraxis.ch