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Exclusion of liability/Data protection declaration of Bern Welcome
Important legal information
Please read the following conditions carefully before continuing. Persons who log on to the Bern.com website of Bern Tourism signify their agreement to the following conditions.
Copyright and trademark rights
The entire content of the Bern.com website is copyright protected. All rights are owned by Bern Tourismus or third parties. The elements contained on the Bern.com website are freely accessible for browsing purposes only. Duplication of this material, or parts thereof, in any written or electronic form is permitted only with a specific mention of Bern.com. Reproduction, transfer, amendment, linking or use of the Bern.com website for public or commercial purposes is prohibited without the prior written consent of Bern Tourismus.
The various names and logos appearing on the Bern.com site are generally registered and protected trademarks. No part of the Bern.com is designed in such a way as to grant a license or right to utilise a picture, registered mark or logo. Downloading or copying the Berni.com website or parts thereof, confers no rights whatsoever in respect of the software or elements of the Bern.com website. Bern Tourismus reserves all rights in respect of all elements of the Bern.com website with the exception of rights belonging to third parties.
Although Bern Tourismus has taken all possible care to safeguard the reliability of the information contained on the Bern.com website at the time of its publication, neither Bern Tourismus nor its contracting partners can give any explicit or implicit assurance or warranty (including to third parties) in respect of the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information on Bern.com. Opinions and other information contained on the Bern.com website may be changed at any time without prior notice.
Bern Tourismus accepts no responsibility and gives no guarantee to the effect that the functions on Bern.com website will not be interrupted or that the Bern.com website or the relevant server is or are free from viruses or other harmful contents.
Limitation of liability
All liability of Bern Tourismus (including liability for negligence) for direct, indirect or secondary damage suffered as a result of access to the elements of the Bern.com website or to use of that site or as a consequence of impossibility of access to or use thereof or links to other websites, is hereby declined.
Links to other websites
The Bern.com website contains links to websites operated by third parties which might be of interest to you. When activating these links you might leave the Bern.com website or summaries of third-party websites may be displayed within the context of the Bern.com website. Berne Tourism has not carried out any checks whatsoever on the websites of third parties accessible via links on the Bern.com website and is in no way responsible for their content or effective operation.
This applies regardless of whether when activating the link you leave the Bern.com website or the display appears within the context of the Bern.com website, as well as if in the latter case the information provider of an external website is not immediately obvious. Establishing the link or consulting websites operated by third parties is at the sole risk and peril of the user.
Bern Tourismus attaches great importance to data protection. As a visitor to the Bern.com website, you decide what information you wish to disclose to us. In principle, you do not leave any personal data behind without your express consent when you visit the Bern.com website. In certain cases, e.g. to make bookings, we need your name and address; if such personal information such as your email address is needed, we call attention to that fact in a suitable way. If we receive data from you via the Internet or email, this will be handled confidentially as indicated below.
Please note that this data is forwarded to the named service provider. We likewise reserve the right to use your particulars for marketing purposes or to ask a third company to implement a specific project on our behalf, e.g. a market analysis or the judging of a competition. Other use of your personal particulars, in particular sale to third parties, is expressly excluded.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
Cookies are small data elements which a website may send your browser to give you better support when using database-assisted systems. However, you can set your browser in such a way that it informs you when you receive a cookie or automatically declines to accept it. You can therefore decide for yourself whether or not you wish to accept. However, non-acceptance of a cookie means that you cannot set up a personal account with Bern.com or make online hotel bookings.
Your registration (my account)
To access Bern.com databases, you do not in principle need a personal account. However, such an account does bring a number of advantages, especially if you visit the Bern.com website frequently. To open an account, we need your email address when you register and a password freely chosen by you.
Transmission of our e-newsletter and emails
Bern Tourismus sends out info newsletters containing further information, e.g. on updated websites or special offers by email. If you register for this service, we wish to call your attention to the fact that the emails are generally transmitted in non-encrypted form with the attendant risk that such data may be intercepted and read by third parties.
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You may de-subscribe from the Bern.com newsletter at any time. Each newsletter contains a direct link which enables you to de-subscribe easily and automatically.
This page was last amended on 27 October 2017. If you have any questions or remarks about our legal indications or data protection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.