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Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

Last updated: August 2015

About the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and this Privacy Policy

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (the “FHH”), organiser of the Watches&Wonders Exhibition in Hong Kong, is a Swiss Foundation and has its registered offices at 22 Avenue du Mail, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland. The FHH was established in 2005 and through its activities promotes Fine Watchmaking’s values of creativity, culture and tradition.

In this Privacy Policy, we use the term “FHH” (and “we“, “us” and “our“) to refer to the head office of the FHH at the registered address above.

Please take a moment to read the following policy which explains how we collect, use, disclose and transfer the personal information that you provide to us on our websites and mobile applications (together the “Platforms”), when you register for or visit the Watches&Wonders Exhibition or when you interact with us over social media platforms.  It also explains how we collect information through the use of cookies and related technologies when you use our Platforms.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy.  When we do we will publish the changes on this Platform.

Information you provide to us and how we use it

To access certain areas of our Platform, to accept your e-mail invitation for the Watches&Wonders Exhibition or on arrival at the Exhibition, you will need to register with us.  During the registration process you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (including your name and address, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number, and you will be photographed).  By entering your details in the fields requested and by allowing us to photograph you, you enable us to provide you with a badge and access to the Exhibition and various events held by the different Exhibitors.

In addition, we may also collect personal information from you when you correspond with us (for example, if you contact us with a query), when you provide your details when you visit any of the Exhibitors’ booths or when you contact us by telephone.  Please note that telephone calls may be recorded for security, training and development purposes.

If you choose to interact with the FHH via a social media platform or other third party service, we will collect the information you have provided to us through that platform.

We also collect certain information automatically about visitors to our Platform, described in the section headed “Cookies and other information that we automatically collect“, below.

We will use the information we collect from you to:

– Provide you with a badge;

– Provide you with access to the Exhibition and the Exhibitors;

– Deal with your enquiries and requests;

– Send service related communications, including announcements and administrative messages;

– Send you marketing communications (including e-mails) relating to us and other third party partners (including Exhibitors) in accordance with your communications preferences (please see the ”Editing or deleting your personal information” section below for further information about how you can control these updates);

– Conduct market research so that we can continuously improve the services we provide to you; prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities and as part of our efforts to keep our Platform secure;

– And understand how our Platform is used so that we can continuously improve our Platform and services and other offerings.

Cookies and other information that we automatically collect

Like most Platforms, the FHH logs IP addresses and uses cookies and similar technologies that allow us to recognise you and to customise your experience and provide us with information about the way our Platform visitors access our Platform.  You can find out more about how we use cookies and related technologies below.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or mobile application.  They are used to recognise your computer as you move between pages on a website, or when you return to a website or mobile application you have visited previously.  Cookies are widely used in order to make platforms work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the platform.

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors (for example, by remembering your language) and to better understand how our Platform is used.  Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Platform before or whether you are a new visitor.  They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

– First party cookies, served directly by the FHH to your computer or mobile device. They are used only by the FHH to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Platform.

– Third party cookies, which are served by a third party service provider on our Platform, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other platforms. Third party cookies are most commonly used for platform analytics or advertising purposes.

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time.  The FHH uses both ‘session cookies’ and ‘permanent cookies’.  Session cookies exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser.  Permanent cookies survive after your browser is closed, and can be used to recognise your computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.

What cookies does the FHH use?

The Platform serves only the following types of cookies to your computer or mobile device:

Type of Cookie Purpose
Cookies necessary for essential purposes These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through this Platform and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.  Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.
Functionality Cookies These cookies serve a variety of purposes related to the presentation, performance and functionality of this Platform.  Their overall purpose, however, is to enhance visitors’ experience and enjoyment of this Platform.For example, some of these cookies enable visitors to specify language, or other platform preferences.
Analytics Cookies These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Platform.The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor and is aggregated.  It includes the number of visitors to our Platform, the platforms that referred them to our Platform and the pages that they visited on our Platform.We use this information to help run our Platform more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Platform.
Content sharing and social networking cookies These cookies enable users to share pages and content through third party social networking and other platforms.  The companies that serve these cookies may also use your information to serve targeted advertising on other platforms.

How to control or delete cookies

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this right below.  However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Platform.

You can set your cookie preferences by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this Platform cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.  In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility).

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer or mobile device, including where available your IP address, operating system, log in times and browser type.  We use this information to better understand how visitors use our Platform and for internal reporting purposes.  We may anonymise and share this information with Exhibitors.

Sharing your information

We do not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except under the following circumstances:

– To third party providers who provide services on our behalf such as fraud prevention;

– We may disclose your personal information to any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other third party where we believe this is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any third party;

– And we may disclose your personal information to any third party that takes over the operations of FHH and organisation of the Watches&Wonders Exhibition. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to ensure that the entity to which we transfer your personal information uses it in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

International Transfers

Information we collect may be transferred to, stored and processed in any country or territory where one or more of our affiliated companies or third party service providers are located or maintain facilities.  While other territories may not have the same standards of data protection as those within your home country, we will continue to protect the personal information we transfer in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Protecting your information

We want you to feel confident about using our Platform, and we are committed to protecting the personal information we collect.  We limit access to personal information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it, to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.  We have appropriate technical and organisational physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information that you provide to us against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction.

How to edit, delete or access your personal information

You have the right to ask for access to any personal information that we hold about you in our records, to correct any inaccuracies and to update any out-of-date information.  You can also ask us not to send you direct marketing communications (however please note that we may continue to send you service related (i.e.  non-marketing) communications, such as e-mail updates on Watches&Wonders Exhibition).  If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please write to us at the address listed below.

You may unsubscribe from e-mail marketing communications at any time by e-mailing the address below in the section headed “Contact us” or clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any FHH marketing e-mails.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us at the address provided below.  You can also use this address if you wish to request access to the personal data we hold about you or to unsubscribe from any further e-mail marketing communications.

Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), Data Protection & Privacy – Watches&Wonders Exhibition, 22 Avenue du Mail, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland

Terms of Use

About the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and these Terms of Use

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (the “FHH”), organiser of the Watches&Wonders Exhibition in Hong Kong, is a Swiss Foundation and has its registered offices at 22 Avenue du Mail, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland.

These Terms of Use govern your use of the Watches&Wonders website and mobile applications (together the “Platforms”). In these Terms of Use, we use the term the FHH (and “we“, “us” and “our“) to refer to the head office of the FHH at the registered address above and its affiliates. The Platforms are owned and edited by the FHH.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Platforms. By using the Platforms, you signify your assent and agreement to these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you are not authorised to continue use of the Platforms.

Updates to these Terms of Use

We may make changes from time to time to these Terms of Use so please check back regularly to keep informed of updates. The latest version of these Terms of Use will always be available on the Platforms. Any new version of these Terms of Use shall take effect and will govern the use of the Platforms and your relationship with us immediately upon the date of posting. By continuing to use the Platforms, you agree to be bound by the terms of these updates and amendments.

About our hosting services

Hosting Services for our website is provided by our third party supplier, Ltd, in Hong Kong. Mobile applications may be hosted by us or by other companies and you should refer to the relevant conditions of such other company.

Our privacy policy

Our information collection practices on the Platforms, such as the types of information we collect regarding visitors to the Platforms and the ways in which we may use that information, are governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Use of materials on the Platforms

The FHH has created its various Platforms to provide information about the Watches&Wonders Exhibition,the exhibitors (the “Exhibitors”)  for your personal use. You may download one computer copy or print one copy of the material made available to you via the Platforms, or download  applications on to your mobile device, for your own non-commercial, educational, private or domestic use only, provided that proprietary notices, in particular intellectual property notices such as copyright©, trademark™, are preserved intact and are not modified, deleted or changed. Unless otherwise stated, you should assume that everything that you see or read on the Platforms (such as images, photographs, including any person represented in the photographs, illustrations, icons, texts, video clips, music, written and other materials) (the Watches&Wonders Material“) are protected by legislation such as copyright, designs,  trademark legislation as well as privacy and personality rights under international treaty provisions and national laws worldwide.

You are not authorised to sell, reproduce, distribute, communicate, modify, display, publicly perform, report or otherwise prepare derivative or second hand works based on or use any of the Watches&Wonders Material in any way for any public or commercial purposes. Furthermore, the Watches&Wonders Material may not be displayed or communicated on any other platform, in a networked computer environment or on any other digital platform for any purpose whatsoever. In the event of breach of any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Watches&Wonders Material will automatically terminate and any copies made of the Watches&Wonders Material must be immediately destroyed. Any unauthorised use of the Watches&Wonders Material may infringe copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

However, and in spite of the foregoing, Journalists requiring information on how to obtain accreditation in order to receive press materials should contact the FHH Geneva Headquarters by writing to:

Your submissions and unsolicited communications

Any unsolicited communication or material that you transmit to the FHH via the Platforms or through social media, by electronic mail or otherwise, including, but not limited to, any data, questions or answers, comments, suggestions, or the like will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary by the FHH. By sending communications to the FHH, you automatically grant the FHH a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such communication(s) alone, or as a part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known of hereafter developed and to sublicense such rights to anyone. Anything that you transmit may be used by the FHH and its affiliated companies for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting such information.

Limitation of liability

The FHH tries to ensure that the information provided on its Platforms is accurate and complete. However, the FHH does not warrant or represent that the Watches&Wonders Material is accurate, error-free or reliable or that use of the Watches&Wonders Material will not infringe rights of third parties.

The FHH does not warrant that the functional and/or technical aspects of the Platforms or the Watches&Wonders Material will be error free or that the Platforms, the Watches&Wonders Material or the servers that make them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. If use of the Platforms or the Watches&Wonders Material results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment, data or other element, the FHH is not responsible for those costs. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Platforms is provided to you “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. The FHH and its suppliers make no warranties about the Watches&Wonders Material, software, text, downloads, graphics, and links, or about results to be obtained from using the Platforms.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the FHH shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of information available from the Platforms or any liability relating to any loss of use, interruption of business, lost profits or lost data, regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, negligence, civil liability or otherwise, even if the FHH has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Please note that in some jurisdictions consumer protection laws may not allow certain exclusions or limitation of warranties or liabilities, and consequently some of the above exclusions and limitations may not apply.

Trademark notice

In general, all trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks“) that appear on the Platforms are registered, unregistered or otherwise protected FHH trademarks or those of the Exhibitors or are licensed for use by the FHH by third parties. Other trademarks are proprietary marks and are registered to their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Platforms should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any licence or right to use any trademark without the FHH’s or the Exhibitors’ prior written permission or that of such third party who owns the trademark. Misuse of any trademark displayed on the Platforms, or any other content on the Platforms, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.

Copyright notice

All content (including the Watches&Wonders Material) on the Platforms are either Copyright © the FHH, its Exhibitors or are licensed for use by the FHH. All rights are reserved. Please refer to the section above on Use of Materials on the Platforms.

Links & linking

The Platforms may contain links to Exhibitors platforms and other platforms operated by third parties not affiliated to the FHH or the Watches&Wonders Exhibition. The inclusion of any link to such third party sites does not imply endorsement by the FHH of those sites. The FHH has not reviewed all of the content contained in the linked sites and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to any of the Platforms. If you choose to click through any link to Exhibitor platforms, off-site pages or third party sites then this is at your own risk.

The FHH does not authorise linking to any of its Platforms from a third party platform without its express prior written authorisation.

Termination and suspension

You agree that the FHH may terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Platforms if the FHH reasonably believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use, or violated the rights of the FHH, its affiliated companies or any third party, with or without notice to you. You agree that the FHH may modify or discontinue providing any of the Platforms, with or without notice to you. You agree that the FHH will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of such modification or discontinuation. The provisions entitled “Limitation of liability” and “General provisions” will survive termination of these Terms of Use.

General provisions

Unless otherwise specified, the information and materials presented on the Platforms are presented solely for the purpose of promoting the FHH’s Watches&Wonders Exhibition and in certain cases to present products for sale via a variety of means. The FHH makes no representation that the Watches&Wonders Material is appropriate or available for use in every country of the world. You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, keeping in mind that access to the Watches&Wonders Material may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. Our products are available in many parts of the world. However, the Platforms may identify products that are not available worldwide.

If any provision, or part of a provision, of these Terms of Use is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall be deemed not to form part of these Terms of Use, and the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of the provisions of these Terms of Use shall not be affected, unless otherwise required by operation of applicable law.

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the use of the Platforms, and replace and extinguish all prior agreements, draft agreements, arrangements, undertakings, or collateral contracts of any nature made by the parties, whether oral or written, in relation to such subject matter.

The waiver by the FHH of a breach of any provision of these Terms of Use will not operate to be interpreted as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland, without reference to conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to the Terms of Use, including the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be adjudicated or arbitrated in accordance with said Terms of Use.  Where the laws of Switzerland are different to the mandatory consumer laws in your own country, we will afford you with similar protection.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, or matters generally, please contact us at the address provided below. You can also use this address if you wish to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you.

Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) – Watches&Wonders Exhibition, 22 Avenue du Mail, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland