Last Updated:  June 2017

Terms and conditions

General

This website (the “Site” or “our Website”) is owned and operated by The roving puffin, (“The roving puffin”, “we” or “us”). By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and conditions and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms and conditions, our Privacy Policy and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site or to products and services available through the Site. Accessing the Site, in any manner, constitutes use of the Site and your agreement to be bound by these Terms and conditions.

Please exit the Site immediately if you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, if you are not of legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages in the country or other territory in which you are located, or if you are accessing our website from a country or other territory where the use of our website is not permitted.

Acceptable use

Please feel free to explore the Site and, where available, contribute material to it, such as questions, posts and multimedia contents. However, use of the Site and materials posted to it should not be illegal or offensive in any way. In particular, you shall not (i) breach another person’s right to privacy, (ii) infringe any intellectual property rights;
(iii) make statements that are defamatory, relate to pornography, are of a racist or xenophobic nature, promote hatred or incite to violence or disorder; (iv) upload files that contain viruses or may lead to security issues or
jeopardize the integrity of the Website.

Please note that we shall remove any content from the Site that may be illegal or offensive.

Data protection

Our Privacy Policy applies to any personal data or material shared on this Website.

Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise stated, all written content on this site is owned by The roving puffin and/or our affiliates, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site is provided solely for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available on the Site in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us.

More specifically, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Site without prior permission. You may, however, download, print, and/or share one copy of individual pages of the Site for non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Sponsored contents

This blog accepts forms of advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions and other forms of compensation.

We deeply believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity and will always aim to present our neutral and honest opinions, beliefs, or experiences on product and services reviewed on the Site. Contents produced in exchange of any kind of compensation will clearly be identified as paid or sponsored content. However, we cannot guarantee that such compensation has no impact on the impartiality of topics, posts and articles presented on the Site.

While the views and opinions expressed on the Site belong to The roving puffin, we are not responsible for any claim related to the use or offer related to a product or service presented on the Site. Such claim should be always be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Your License to Us

By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, comments, blog entries, Facebook postings, photos and videos) to us via the Site, internet groups, social media venues, or to any of our staff via email, text or otherwise, you are representing: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and (ii) that you are thirteen years of age or older.

In addition, when you submit, email, text or deliver or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

Limitations on Linking and Framing

You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by the Site. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.

Accuracy of Information

While we shall endeavor to ensure that all information on the Site is accurate, we cannot vouch that all information will be accurate and up-to-date at all times. The Site contains a large amount of data, and errors are likely to occur in tracking changes – for example, changes in dates and times of events.

We therefore do not accept any liability for error or omission with regards to content of the Site. Should you find any inaccurate information on the Site, please inform us through our contact form and we shall correct it as soon as it is practicable to do so.

Part of this Site contains materials submitted to The roving puffin by Third Parties. It is the responsibility of these Third Parties to ensure that the materials submitted for inclusion on this Site comply with national and relevant foreign laws.

We cannot guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this material and hereby disclaim any responsibility for error, omission or inaccuracy in the material or for any misinterpretation, loss, disappointment, negligence or damage caused by reliance on any material contained within the Site.

We also cannot accept responsibility for any failure, or alleged failure in the delivery of the services referred to herein, or in the event of bankruptcy, liquidation or cessation of trade of any company, individual or firm referred to herein. You are advised to check with the establishment concerned.

The Site may contain links to websites that do no belong to us or are not administered by us. We provide these links solely as a courtesy to you and accept no responsibility whatsoever for their content or proper functioning. We are neither liable for the accuracy and content of such websites nor responsible for the material that may be ordered via them. No link to another website or any reference to information, products or services provided by others shall be considered to be an approval, either explicit or implicit, thereof by us and may not be construed as such. Any questions or comments related to these other websites should be addressed directly to the operators of such websites. The presence of links on our website to other websites does not imply that we support, endorse or recommend the corresponding content. The links are provided in good faith and, accordingly, we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy, reliability, legality or validity of any content found on other websites.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, shall we, our subsidiary or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to us, the Site. This also covers our comments of other, e-mails, product or services, third-party materials, product or services made available through the site or by us in any way, even if we are advised beforehand of the responsibility of such damages.

You specifically acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with the site, any materials, products or services on the Site, or with any of the Site’s terms and conditions, you shall discontinue using the Site and the related products, services and/or materials.

Copyright violation

We create all our contents, including images, ourselves. Occasionally, we might make use of stock images for which rights have been purchased. We have the deepest respect for others’ ownership rights on their works but, in the unlikely case you feel that your copyright rights have been violated, please send us a DMCA take down notice and we will gladly remove the concerned material. You can send this notice by contacting us or to: The roving puffin, Case Postale 210, 1580 Avenches, Switzerland.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

By using the Site, you signify your agreement to the fact that your use thereof is exclusively governed by the laws of Switzerland and hat any claim or dispute relating to the Site and its usage shall be governed by the law of Switzerland and brought before the courts of Canton Vaud.