Hirslanden Disclaimer

1. Scope

The website www.hirslanden.ch (WEBSITE) is operated by the Hirslanden AG based in Glattpark (Opfikon) (HIRSLANDEN). The WEBSITE is intended for people who have access to it. The WEBSITE and its general terms and conditions of use are in compliance with the legal regulations of Switzerland. People who access the WEBSITE (USERS) agree to the following terms and conditions and, in particular, accept the provisions outlined in the responsibility waiver (Paragraph 8).

2. Changes to terms and conditions of use

Changes to the present general terms and conditions of use may be made at any time without prior notification and shall become immediately effective as soon as they are published on the present WEBSITE.

3. Access and availability

The USER has no legal entitlement to access the present WEBSITE nor to the faultless technical availability of the WEBSITE. HIRSLANDEN may suspend or limit access to the WEBSITE at any time without prior notification.

4. Contents

The contents of the present WEBSITE (CONTENTS) are intended to provide information of a solely general nature pertaining to HIRSLANDEN and the services provided by HIRSLANDEN, as well as general medical information. The information contained on the present WEBSITE pertaining to services offered by HIRSLANDEN in no way constitutes a binding proposal or offer of services to the USER.

  • Modifications
    All of the CONTENTS of the present WEBSITE may be modified, expanded or removed by HIRSLANDEN at any time without prior notification.
  • Medical information
    USERS are hereby explicitly advised that any medical information contained in the present WEBSITE in no way replaces a personal consultation and/or examination with a doctor or qualified medical practitioner.
  • Third party contents
    In specially indicated areas, the WEBSITE offers third parties the possibility to publish their own contributions. The contents of such contributions are exclusively the responsibility of the author(s).
  • Interactive contents
    In the case of use of the interactive services offered on the present WEBSITE, such as the sending of e-cards, the USER is solely responsible for contents transmitted by herself or himself. The transmission of unethical or illicit material, as well as the transmission of data to addressees unknown to the USER (e.g. the distribution of advertising material) is strictly prohibited. HIRSLANDEN reserves the right to omit contents contributed by USERS without notifying the USER and without declaring the reasons for such an omission.

  • Links
    The present WEBSITE contains links to the websites of other providers. These links are solely intended to enhance the user-friendliness of the WEBSITE and in no way represent approval of another website. In principle, HIRSLANDEN accepts no responsibility for the websites of other providers. Consequently, the activation of links by USERS is solely at their own risk.

5. Data protection

  • Usage data
    When USERS access the WEBSITE, HIRSLANDEN records usage date (log files) of an impersonal nature. This anonymous information is evaluated for statistical purposes.
  • Cookies
    In order to facilitate access to the CONTENTS for USERS, the present WEBSITE utilizes so-called cookies (e.g. for automatic language selection). The USER grants HIRSLANDEN permission for the use of cookies. USERS are hereby advised that they may choose to disable the use of cookies by altering the relevant preferences on their computer. However, the use of interactive services is only possible when cookies are enabled.
  • Google Analytics
    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 analyse 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. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
  • Personal data
    HIRSLANDEN saves and processes the users’s personal information solely for the purposes for which the USER originally provided such data. Personal information is not passed on to third parties. Personal information will not be linked to usage data or to any other data acquired by HIRSLANDEN.

    HIRSLANDEN is a subsidiary of Mediclinic International plc and, as such, a member of an international group with operating platforms in South Africa, Namibia and the United Arab Emirates. By using the WEBSITE and its services, the USER agrees to his or her data being provided to other members of the group and processed by them. This may be done not only to satisfy the purpose designated by HIRSLANDEN, but also for group accounting and reporting, for optimising IT services and for marketing purposes. In doing so, HIRSLANDEN guarantees that it will comply with the principles of Swiss data protection law or ensure an equivalent level of protection outside of Switzerland. Regardless of whether HIRSLANDEN itself or other group members store and/or process the USER’s data, their employees may not examine or process the data unless this is necessary to perform their duties.  

6. Data security and confidentiality

Data transmitted unencrypted in an open network may be seen, changed or deleted by unauthorized third parties. Consequently, the transmission of all data from or to the WEBSITE occurs at the sole risk of the USER.

7. Copyright

All CONTENTS are protected by trademark, patent and copyright laws, as well as all other laws for the protection of intellectual property, and remain the property of HIRSLANDEN. The rights of third parties are reserved.

The USER may display, save, print or copy the CONTENTS solely for private use. In this process, the CONTENTS must not be modified by the USER, and all references to copyright and trademark laws must be preserved. Any additional use of the CONTENTS or of parts thereof requires the prior written consent of HIRSLANDEN.

In particular, the following are strictly forbidden without the prior consent of HIRSLANDEN:

  • The dissemination, transmission, revision or reproduction, in any form whatsoever, of the CONTENTS or parts thereof, for commercial purposes.
  • The publication of the CONTENTS or parts thereof in any form whatsoever, as well as the publication in any form whatsoever of any works derived therefrom, which are essentially based on the CONTENTS or parts thereof, also for non-commercial purposes.
  • The linking of other websites to the CONTENTS or parts thereof.

8. Liability waiver

HIRSLANDEN examines the CONTENTS in terms of the correctness and currency of its information. However, HIRSLANDEN does not guarantee the correctness, currency or completeness of the CONTENTS. HIRSLANDEN accepts no liability for any damages to the USER or to third parties resulting from the use of the CONTENTS.

In addition, HIRSLANDEN does not guarantee that the WEBSITE is free of viruses or other harmful components and accepts no liability for damages to the USER or to third parties resulting from such components.

9. Applicable law and place of jurisdiction

The present terms and conditions of use are governed solely by Swiss law. In the case where one or more of the present terms and conditions of use is or becomes wholly or partially inoperative as a result of legal regulations, directives or changes to legislation, all of the remaining terms and conditions of use shall remain in force and the effective regulation most similar in nature to the purpose of the inoperative regulation shall come into effect. The exclusive place of jurisdiction is Zurich.

10. Email newsletter

USERS only receive email newsletters from HIRSLANDEN if they have actively given their consent. USERS can amend or cancel their newsletter subscription at any time. Instructions on how to do this can be found in the newsletter.

HIRSLANDEN uses the email marketing tool Campaign Monitor to send its newsletter emails. This tool was built by Campaign Monitor Pty Ltd based in Sydney, Australia. The personal data that is collected when users sign up for the newsletter is stored on Campaign Monitor's computers in the United States of America. HIRSLANDEN does not authorise Campaign Monitor to use this data for any purpose other than the clearly defined relationship with HIRSLANDEN.

HIRSLANDEN cannot, however, guarantee or take responsibility for how well USER data is protected during processing. There are therefore no explicit or implied guarantees or assertions of any kind provided in relation to the information or services associated with the email newsletter in connection with Campaign Monitor. In particular, HIRSLANDEN accepts no liability for direct or indirect damage of any kind that might arise in connection with usage of the email newsletter by USERS and/or third parties. This disclaimer also applies to defects of title and/or possible non-compliance with legal regulations. USERS assume full responsibility and risk for the use of their data.

USERS who provide their email address to register for an event will receive an email confirming their registration. Furthermore, HIRSLANDEN reserves the right to contact USERS via email for the purposes of quality assurance and the further development of its events. It is possible to unsubscribe from this email communication at any time.