GENERAL TERMS OF USE

1. Scope of application

The Heart Center Hirslanden Zurich operates the website www.herzzentrum.ch (WEBSITE) with headquarters in Zurich (HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN). The WEBSITE is intended for persons with their registered office or residence in Switzerland. The legal provisions of Switzerland govern the WEBSITE and the General Terms of Use. Persons who access the WEBSITE (USERS) agree to the following terms and conditions and accept the exclusion of liability (clause 8).

2. Amendment of the terms of use

Changes to these general terms of use may be made at any time without notice. They shall take effect immediately upon publication on this WEBSITE.

3. Access and availability

The USER has no claim to access this WEBSITE or the faultless technical availability of the WEBSITE. The HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN may block or restrict access to the WEBSITE at any time and without notice.

4. Contents

The content on this WEBSITE (CONTENTS) is intended solely for general information about the HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN and the services provided by the HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN and for general information on medical issues. The information on this WEBSITE about services provided by the HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN does not constitute a binding request or offer to the USER.

Changes

All contents of this WEBSITE may be changed, supplemented, or removed by the HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN at any time without prior notice.

Medical information

The USER is expressly informed that medical information on this WEBSITE can in no way replace personal consultation with a doctor or qualified medical personnel.

Links

This WEBSITE contains links to the websites of other providers. These links are provided solely for the convenience of the WEBSITE. They do not constitute approval of the content of any other website. The HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN cannot accept any responsibility for the website of another provider. The activation of a link is, therefore, at the USER's own risk.

5. Data privacy

Usage data

When the USER accesses the HEART CLINIC, HIRSLANDEN registers impersonal user data (log files). This anonymous data is evaluated for statistical purposes.

Cookies

This WEBSITE uses so-called cookies to facilitate access to the CONTENT for the USER (e.g., for automatic language selection). The USER consents to the use of cookies by the HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN. The USER is informed that he/she may refuse to accept cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on his/her computer. However, the use of interactive offers is only possible with cookies.

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 analyze how users use it. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your website's use, 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 if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that you may not be able to use this website's full functionality if you do this. 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

HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN stores and processes the USER's data only for the purpose for which the USER has provided the data. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties for use. They will not be linked to usage data or other databases of HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN.

6. Data security and confidentiality

During unencrypted transmission in an open network, data can be read, changed, or destroyed by unauthorized third parties. Therefore, any information on data from or to the WEBSITE is at the USER's own risk.

7. Copyrights

All CONTENTS are protected by trademark, patent, copyright, and other intellectual property rights and are the property of HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN. The rights of third parties are reserved. The USER may display, store, print, and copy the CONTENT for exclusively private use. The USER may not change the CONTENT, and all references to copyright and trademark rights must be retained. Any further use of the CONTENTS or parts thereof requires the prior written consent of HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN.

In particular, the following are prohibited without the prior written consent of HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN: During unencrypted transmission in an open network, data can be read, changed or destroyed by unauthorised third parties. Any transmission of data from or to the WEBSITE is therefore at the USER’s own risk.

• any form of redistribution, retransmission, adaptation and reproduction of the CONTENT or parts thereof for commercial purposes

• any form of publication of the CONTENT or parts thereof and any form of publication of derivative works based essentially on the CONTENT or parts thereof, including for non-commercial purposes

• the linking of other websites with the CONTENTS or parts thereof through links.

8. Exclusion of liability

The HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN checks the CONTENT for accuracy and topicality. However, the HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN cannot guarantee the accuracy, topicality, or completeness of the contents. The HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN rejects any liability for damages to the USER or third parties resulting from the use of the CONTENT. Furthermore, the HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN cannot guarantee that the WEBSITE is free of viruses or other harmful components and is not liable for any resulting damage to the USER or third parties.

9. Application of law and place of jurisdiction

The HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN checks the CONTENT for accuracy and topicality. However, the HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN cannot guarantee the accuracy, topicality, or completeness of the contents. The HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN rejects any liability for damages to the USER or third parties resulting from the use of the CONTENT. Furthermore, the HEART CENTER HIRSLANDEN cannot guarantee that the WEBSITE is free of viruses or other harmful components and is not liable for any resulting damage to the USER or third parties.