TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The website under www.hwassociation.org is property of the Healthy World Association (HWA) registered in the Canton of Vaud (Switzerland). As such, its web properties are now subject to HWA's standard terms, conditions, and user agreement guiding its web and/or mobile application properties.TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND USER AGREEMENT
Updated April 2016 - This policy updates and overrides any pre-existing policies found on any HWA web properties.
Agreement.Use of and access to HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties, as well as any related content, regardless of media, is subject to the terms, conditions, and disclaimers set forth below and to all applicable laws and regulations. HWA reserves the right to modify these disclaimers, terms, and conditions of access without advance notice. This agreement constitutes a binding contract between HWA and you, the user. By accessing one of HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties, you hereby accept this User Agreement in full. As a material condition of such access and use, you warrant that you are over the age of sixteen and that you have provided complete and accurate information in any communication with HWA.
Personal Use. HWA's web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties are provided solely for your personal, non-commercial use. They are meant to help people make informed choices and decisions about products. You may not develop or derive for commercial sale, or any other use, any data in machine-readable or other form that incorporates or uses any substantial part of HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties, nor transfer to or store any data residing or exchanged over HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties in any electronic network for use by more than one user, unless you obtain prior written permission from HWA. Specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these terms and conditions, or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium any material from HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties.
Dynamic Database. HWA's web, database, and mobile application properties are dynamic. This means that product
ratings may change based on evolving science, new information, or other factors, as well as that the contents of e-mail messages and
consumer guides may not reflect HWA's current ratings or evaluations of products. Please be advised that HWA does not recommend that
companies create marketing materials based on HWA's web, database, and/or mobile application properties' rating systems given that the
ratings may change as the database is updated.
Copyright. HWA's web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties, and all other text and images
contained in HWA's products, are protected by trademark and copyright law and/or other applicable law, and are the property of HWA,
except as otherwise identified. All copyrights and trademarks not the property of HWA or HCHW, Inc. that are used or referred to in
HWA's web, database, e-mail, mobile application properties, and other HWA products are the property of their respective owners.
Nothing contained in the site, e-mail messages, or other products shall be construed as granting any license or other rights to any
copyright, trademark, patent, or other property of HWA or any third-party, whether by implication, laches, estoppel or explicit grant.
Risk Warning. By accessing HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties, you acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, recommendation, or other information displayed or distributed through HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties is at your sole risk. HWA reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors, omissions, or publish any update in any portion of HWA's web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties. You acknowledge and agree that HWA is not responsible for any materials posted by other users of HWA's web, database, and/or mobile application properties.
Medical Disclaimer. Any and all information and advice that HWA makes available through its products and services, including through its web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties, are for general informational purposes only and are not intended as, nor should they ever be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use such information or advice for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. Always consult a physician or other qualified healthcare provider in all matters related to your health and/or the health of any family member, friend, or acquaintance, including questions about medical conditions, particularly regarding symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical care. Never disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice or care because of something you have read on any of HWA's web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties. Without limiting any other terms or conditions of this Agreement, HWA makes no representations or warranties with respect to any information or advice offered or provided through its products and services regarding treatment, action, or application of medication or medical care. Neither HWA nor any of its affiliates, nor any of their respective officers, directors, representatives, agents, advisors, contractors, and employees, will be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, or any other damages arising therefrom.
Indemnification. You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless HWA from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by HWA in connection with any claim arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of your representations, warranties, or obligations set forth in this User Agreement. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.
Accuracy. HWA has worked to ensure the accuracy of the information it provides through its products and services, including through HWA's web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties. The product ratings, conclusions, recommendations, and findings that appear on HWA's web, database, and mobile application properties, or in e-mail messages, reflect HWA's research at the time of publication. Please be advised that this information frequently relies on data obtained from many sources, and accordingly, HWA cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided or any analysis based thereon. Moreover, in light of evolving regulatory and market conditions, subsequent product reformulations, and other factors, this information may no longer be current.DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF HWA'S ONLINE CONTENT AND SERVICES, INCLUDING HWA'S WEB, DATABASE, E-MAIL,
AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATION PROPERTIES, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. HWA'S CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN 'AS IS' BASIS AND HWA MAKES NO WARRANTIES,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
HWA DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE. NO ADVICE, RECOMMENDATION, OPINION, OR OTHER
INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH HWA'S WEB, DATABASE, E-MAIL, AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATION PROPERTIES, ORALLY OR IN ANY MEDIA, SHALL CREATE
ANY WARRANTY FROM HWA NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE STATED, HWA MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION
REGARDING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON HWA'S WEB, DATABASE, E-MAIL, AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATION
PROPERTIES, OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO HWA'S DATABASES.
Fee-Shifting, Choice of Law. If you attempt to bring any legal action against HWA based in any way on its products or services, including HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties, you agree that, in the event you do not prevail or HWA does prevail, you will reimburse HWA for any costs and attorneys fees associated with HWA's defense of the action. Use of or access to HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties and any claim or dispute relating to HWA's web, database, and/or mobile application properties shall be governed by the laws of the Confederation of Switzerland, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. Any claims, disputes, or litigation arising in connection with the use of or access to HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties will be brought solely in the Confederation of Switzerland, and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. Use of or access to HWA's web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give full effect to all provisions of these terms of service, including without limitation this paragraph. If any provision or portion of these terms and conditions is held in whole or in part to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of that provision and of the entire User Agreement will be severable and will remain in effect, to the fullest degree consistent with the intent of this document.CONTACT INFORMATION
For questions or suggestions regarding our Terms, Conditions, and User Agreement, please contact us at:Phone: +41 22 5349705
Postal Address: Rue Henry Correvon, 15 - CH-1400 Yverdon-les-Bains - Switzerland