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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 www.architonic.com website and the Architonic applications
Architonic AG, Version 06/2009



1. Area of application
As a user of www.architonic.com, the website of Architonic AG, and all the websites and internet services (Applications, Newsletter, downloads, links) connected with it, you recognise the following general terms of business (terms of business 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. These terms of business for online use should be referred to 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 verbalised in German and translated to other languages for informative purposes. 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 the Architonic applications
At www.architonic.com Architonic AG provides an information platform for architects, planners, specialist retailers, agencies and consumers. The Architonic AG service is divided into four 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 target groups which have been outlined above.

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 www.architonic.com website and the Architonic applications, in particular text, pictorial, video and sound material of all kinds, as well as the naming of manufacturers and auction houses, are protected under the laws on 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 the Architonic applications, 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 www.architonic.com website and the Architonic applications contains non-binding information which is in no respect part of the terms of business. Architonic AG regards the www.architonic.com website merely as a database containing a selection of manufacturers and products. Product advice, professional advice and reliable information must always be obtained from the relevant manufacturer or specialist retailer.

Any references to products and services, together with outside textual contributions, are prepared carefully in order to provide our customers with valuable information. In cases where the contents and data in the www.architonic.com information service 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 of the data 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 www.architonic.com website and the Architonic applications. 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 (so-called 'hyperlinks') to the websites of third parties and for the correct functioning of such links. This also applies in such cases where the links are provided with comments. In the inclusion of links which refer to websites outside of www.architonic.com 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 to the further development of these websites and hereby distances itself from any 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. This also applies if there is reference to the possibility of such damage on the www.architonic.com website and in Architonic applications.

4. Data protection
The personal data which is received from users in the course of the Architonic AG information and communication services, together with the information service (newsletter), in applications (apply) or in other ways is recorded and processed by Architonic AG. Architonic AG will use the data which is provided in order to supply its registered users with the required information and to improve its own services.

Architonic AG hereby assures users that all personal data will be handled in the strictest confidence and will not be made available to third parties. Swiss regulations on data protection are strictly complied with. The transmission of data to third parties will only take place to the vendor or manufacturer contacted by the user and only to the extent of the request made by the user (e.g. in price or catalogue requests).

5. Applicable law and place of jurisdiction
The use of the www.architonic.com website and the Architonic applications 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 the Architonic applications 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.

4. Delivery
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.
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Directeurs: Nils Becker und Tobias Lutz
Président du conseil d'administration: Tobias Lutz
Numéro du registre du commerce: CH-020.3.026.461-2
Registre du commerce: canton de Zurich
Numéro de TVA: 569652
Architonic AG
Müllerstrasse 71
CH 8004 Zürich
Switzerland
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