A.1. Intellectual Property and use of website
This website and its content are protected by intellectual property rights. This entire website as well as the products, and each of the elements of intellectual property that compose it (such as brands, logos, texts, photographs or pictures, animations, sounds, illustrations, diagrams, drawings, models, structure tree, software and data base structures) are the exclusive property of MAVALA S.A.
The use of all or part of this website, including downloading, reproduction, translation, extraction, modification, republication, transmission, sharing, integration within another site or for other purposes other than your personal and private use, is strictly prohibited without the written consent of MAVALA S.A. This website and its content may only be used for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of others. Under no circumstances should its content be used to restrict or prevent the enjoyment of the website. MAVALA S.A. is free to modify, at any time and without notice, the content of its website. Its access may be interrupted due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of MAVALA S.A, and as such cannot be held responsible.
A.2. Responsibility for the website content
MAVALA S.A. does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the product information on this website. MAVALA S.A. invites any user or visitor of this website to refer to the description and instructions for use of each MAVALA product to take note of the specific characteristics. If in doubt, or if the user wants further information, he may contact MAVALA S.A. through the contact form, and select the subject “Product Tips”.
A.3.a Links to external websites
When you are on this website, you may access (through hypertext links or other computer links) other websites, such as websites for various distributors or resellers, which are to be considered as third party websites. MAVALA S.A. declines therefore any responsibility concerning the access and the contents to these websites, particularly if their contents are misleading, inaccurate, defamatory, contrary to the public morals or not in conformity with the legislation in force. We recommend that you review the terms and conditions of each third party website that you access.
A.3.b Links to our website
For your personal and non-commercial use, you may link to our website or any part of it, providing this does not affect our reputation, take advantage of our reputation or act illegally.
All websites with a hypertext link to our website are not under the control of MAVALA S.A. However, by linking to our website, you are prohibited from suggesting any association, approval or validation from MAVALA S.A. The website must not be integrated with any other third party website. MAVALA S.A. reserves all rights in this regard.
B.1.1. Which personal data do we collect and why?
When you contact us, via our contact form or when subscribing to our electronic newsletter, you expressly provide us with personal data such as: First name, Name, Address, Phone or E-mail address. This data is stored in our database which allows MAVALA S.A. to provide you with the information you have requested. We are also likely to use this data as part of tracking the activity of the website. This follow-up gives us a better understanding of how you use the website and thus better service.
We will only use information about you for the purposes indicated below:
- Answering your questions or requests for information.
- Sending you any requested brochures.
- Sending you our Newsletter, if you have subscribed to it.
- Analysing the traffic on our website.
For your information, we hold two types of data, personal individual-related data (such as your name, contact details, which you have communicated to us) and electronic identification data, available on or from your computer (such as “cookies” or “IP addresses”). Your electronic identification data makes it possible to identify the browser used, the preferred language, the city where your connection terminal is located and the pages viewed on our website during your visit. This electronic identification data is generally insufficient on its own to identify you as an individual.
MAVALA S.A. has taken all necessary measures to comply with the new EU Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data (General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016 or GDPR) which came into force on 25th of May 2018.
B.1.2. Right of access, rectification and erasure (right to be forgotten)
B.1.3. Unsubscribe from the Newsletter
Our website offers a “Newsletter” to which you have the option to subscribe and which contains in particular interesting information on MAVALA’s product ranges and novelties.
B.1.4. Security measures
MAVALA S.A. endeavours to protect user’s personal data against damage, loss, misappropriation, intrusion, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, MAVALA S.A. cannot guarantee the absolute security of internet transmissions due to the “open” nature of the network and draws your attention to the existence of possible risks in terms of occasional loss of data or breach of confidential data passing through this network. MAVALA S.A. guarantees that it has taken all necessary measures to ensure the maximum protection of personal data in accordance with the legal requirements in force.
B.1.5. Do we communicate the information we receive?
MAVALA S.A. is the sole recipient of the collected data and only transmits your personal data to a third party when:
- It might share your information with its distributors (in the case of a point of sale request located near you), its other commercial partners as well as its technical service providers to supply you with the service you have requested (for example sending a Newsletter);
- It receives a request from a judicial authority or from any administrative authority authorised by law, requesting the communication of this information in accordance with the legal provisions in force.
MAVALA S.A. makes every effort to ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal data collected during the transmission to the above mentioned persons.
“Cookies” are small data files stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most internet browsers automatically accept these files, but you can change the settings to disable this feature (refer to your browser’s Help or User’s Guide for instructions on how to do enabling/disabling). During your visit on our website, we use two types of cookies:
- “Session cookies” are used to track the pages you visit and whether you have visited the website before, these allow us to meet your needs and understand how visitors use our website.
- “Analysis cookies” are recorded during your initial visit to our website and revalidated at each of your further visits to allow us to obtain statistics on the use of our website. This information is used to improve your browsing experience. The use of an audience analysis service allows us to improve the service we offer you.
Please note that the cookies we use contain NO PERSONAL DATA and are only used by MAVALA S.A. for analysis purposes, in order to improve the service provided within our website.
If you choose to disable all cookies, access to parts of the website may not work.
B.3. Social Networks
MAVALA S.A. has pages on the following social networks: Facebook™, Instagram™ and Google+™. The personal information that you have indicated as public and accessible from your profile on social networks is accessible to MAVALA S.A. MAVALA S.A. does not create or use any independent data base from these social networks from personal information that you could publish. If you wish to prevent MAVALA S.A. accessing the personal information that you have published on your profile and which is visible publicly, we remind you that the social networks settings offer the possibility to control and/or limit access to your data. We also recommend that you regularly check the personal data policy of these social networks.
C. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
Any dispute that may arise in connection with the application or interpretation of the provisions that govern the functioning of the website or its content will be subject to Swiss law, excluding its rules of private international law governing conflict of laws. The ordinary courts of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, will be exclusively competent, all recourse to the Federal Court being reserve
The French version of these Terms and Conditions will prevail.
Last update: May 2018
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