I) General terms of business for the use of the www.architonic.com website and the Architonic applications
II) General terms of business for online sales on the www.architonic.com website
I) General terms of business for the use of the website www.architonic.com and Architonic
applications Architonic AG, Version 04/2015
1. Area of application
As a user of the website www.architonic.com and of all the websites and internet services
(Applications, Newsletter, downloads, links) of Architonic AG connected with it, you recognise the following general terms and conditions (“GTC for online use“) and the warranty and liability restrictions which are defined below.
Architonic AG expressly reserves the right, without prior notice, to modify, supplement, or delete parts of the web
pages or the entire service, or to close down the domain. In particular Architonic has the right to amend these GTC for online use at any time. These GTC for online use should be
read through again from time to time.
If any individual formulations of these terms of business for online use do not comply, no longer comply or do not
comply fully with the applicable legal regulations, this will not affect the contents or validity of the remaining parts
of these terms of business. These general terms of business are originally in German and have been translated to other languages for informative purposes only. In case of any divergences in meaning, solely the German version is legally applicable.
2. Information on www.architonic.com and use of the website and Architonic applications
At www.architonic.com Architonic AG provides an information platform for architects, planners, specialist retailers, agencies and consumers.
Architonic AG’s service is divided into sections: Product Library, Materials & Constructions, Design Collector and News & Trends.
The Product Library is a search structure. It enables users to search for high-quality products from the premium segment in accordance with varying search criteria. The products which are shown are selected by the Architonic team. The selection does not claim to be exhaustive and is oriented towards the interests of the targeted groups. Architonic AG does not guarantee that the internet service will be available online at all times.
This applies in particular to interference, interruptions or the possible breakdown of the internet site.
As a user you recognise that the contents of the website www.architonic.com and all the websites and internet services
connected with it, in particular text, pictorial, video and sound material of all kinds, as well as the names of manufacturers, designers, auction houses and architects are protected under copyright, patent, trademark, branding, design, company, industrial property and/or other legal protection.
It is not permitted to users, neither for their own nor for outside commercial purposes, to copy, exploit, distribute or publish any part of the contents of www.architonic.com and of all the websites and internet services connected with it or to use such contents for other purposes.
In particular it is forbidden to change or remove logos, brand names, product or design names, references to copyright or other details from the contents.
The website www.architonic.com and all the websites and internet services connected with it contain non-binding information which is in no respect part of a business relationship. Architonic AG regards the website www.architonic.com merely as a database containing a selection of manufacturers and products. Professional advice and reliable information must always be obtained from the respective manufacturer or specialist retailer.
Any references to products and services, together with outside textual contributions, are prepared carefully in
order to provide our users with valuable information. Where the contents and data are derived from third parties, Architonic AG takes all the usual steps in
order to make sure that the information is correct and up to date. However, if any information is found to be
incorrect users are requested to inform Architonic AG without delay.
3. Warranty and liability restrictions
Architonic AG accepts no liability and provides no warranty of any kind for any damage which may result from the
use of the website www.architonic.com and all the websites and internet services connected with it.
This applies particularly to the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of the content and data, the download and use of files contained
on the site and links to websites of third parties and for the correct functioning of such links. This also applies where the links are provided with comments. When including links to third-party websites Architonic AG takes all reasonable care to ensure that such sites
do not contain illegal contents at the time the link is created. Architonic AG has no influence on the further
development of these websites and hereby distances itself from any possible illegal content.
No liability is accepted particularly for any direct and indirect damage, for any loss of profit, failure of performance
of any kind on the part of the internet, misuse by third parties or loss of programmes or other data in the user's information systems.
4. Data protection
Architonic AG stores and processes personal data that are obtained from users in the course of the use of the website www.architonic.com and all the websites and internet services connected with it as well as of Architonic AG’s other information and communication services, newsletter service, in applications (apply) or in other ways. Architonic AG will use the obtained data to supply its users with the required information and to improve and develop its own services. Architonic AG hereby assures users that all personal data will be handled in the strictest confidence and will only be made available to commissioned data processors subject an obligation of confidentiality. Swiss regulations on data protection are at all times complied with. Personal data will only be transmitted where a user wishes to contact a vendor or manufacturer and only to the extent of the request made by the user (e.g. in price or catalogue requests).
Use of Google Analytics
Architonic has commissioned Google Inc., Mountain View, USA (referred to below as 'Google') to implement web analyses relating to the website www.architonic.com and the connected websites and internet content by means of Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects information about your use of the websites and internet content. The information, which is recorded, is as a rule transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Your IP address is truncated before this transfer takes place (only in exceptional cases will the IP address be truncated in the USA). The IP address which your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. Google will use this information on behalf of Architonic for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website and internet content, compiling reports on website activity and providing Architonic with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. You can prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics, but in this case you may not be able to use all the available functions.
The recording of data by Google Analytics will be prevented if you click on the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
By using the websites and/or the internet content you declare your consent to the processing by Google of the data in the ways and for the purposes which are described above.
5. Applicable law and place of jurisdiction
The use of the www.architonic.com website and all the websites and internet services
connected with it is subject exclusively to the substantive law of Switzerland. The sole place of jurisdiction for any disputes arising from the use of the www.architonic.com website and of all the websites and internet services connected with it is Zurich, Switzerland.
II) General terms of business for online sales on www.architonic.com
Architonic AG, Version 11/2007
1. Area of application
The following general terms of business for online sales apply to goods which can be purchased by customers via the www.architonic.com website.
If any individual formulations of these online sales terms of business for online use do not comply, no longer comply or do not comply fully with the applicable legal regulations, this will not affect the contents or validity of the remaining parts of these terms of business for online sales.
2. Conclusion of contracts
All offers made by Architonic AG as the seller on the www.architonic.com website are non-binding and subject to confirmation. The purchase contract between the customer and Architonic AG comes into being when the customer places an order and this order is accepted by Architonic AG. The customer's order can be placed online by filling out the order form which is available on the www.architonic.com website. Architonic AG will indicate its acceptance of the order by sending the customer an email in confirmation.
The conclusion of the purchase contract means that the validity of the present general terms of business for online sales is recognised by the customer.
3. Prices, shipping costs, terms of payment
The prices which are indicated on the www.architonic.com website include the applicable rate of VAT. In the case of unmistakable textual errors Architonic AG can refuse to accept orders.
Shipping costs will be charged for the transport of the goods which are ordered (postage costs will depend on quantity, size, weight and destination). The applicable shipping costs will either be shown on the confirmation of order which is provided before payment takes place or, if indicated, be contained in the overall price.
Payment for the goods ordered online, together with the relevant shipping costs, is to be made exclusively by credit card. VISA and MasterCard are accepted.
After the order has been accepted the goods are delivered by post at the risk of the customer. The delivery periods indicated by Architonic AG are for guidance only and are not binding. If the customer stipulates other delivery periods or dates these are also without binding effect. Architonic AG will make all reasonable efforts to deliver ordered goods as soon as possible.
5. Retention of title
The ordered goods remain the property of Architonic AG until they have been paid for in full.
6. Warranty with regard to defects
The warranty for any defects shown by the ordered goods will be subject to the legal provisions of Art. 197 ff. of the Swiss law of obligations (OR). In all cases the warranty obligations of Architonic AG are limited to deliberate acts and gross negligence.
7. Exclusion of liability
Architonic AG accepts no claims for damages on the part of the customer on account of errors in the illustrations, prices, texts, late delivery or failure to deliver, breakdowns in the ordering or payment procedure or the processing of orders.
8. Data protection
The data which is necessary for the processing of transactions is recorded by Architonic AG and passed on to the third parties who are responsible for carrying out the order. Architonic AG hereby assures users that all personal data will be handled in the strictest confidence and will not be made available to other third parties. Swiss regulations on data protection are strictly complied with.
9. Applicable law and place of jurisdiction
The purchase contract covering goods which are ordered online is subject solely to the substantive law of Switzerland, to the exclusion of the provisions of the United Nations convention dated 11 April 1980 on contracts for the international sale of goods (CISG, Vienna Convention on contracts of sale).
The sole place of jurisdiction for any disputes arising from the purchase contract and the place of fulfilment is Zurich, Switzerland.