Terms of service

1.1 These Terms of Service (“Terms of Service”) govern the use of all iMag websites and all contents, services, and applications provided by iMag (“iMag”), the publisher (“Publisher”) and the reader (“Reader”). A Publisher is any one person that publishes contents on iMag; a Reader is any one person that reads the contents on iMag.

1.2 If the Publisher / Reader is a private individual, he/she certifies that he/she is at least 18 years of age. iMag does not enter into contracts with individuals under 18 years of age.

1.3 These Terms of Service serve as base for all offers, deliveries and services, and apply to all transactions made at a later date. Other terms and conditions apply only if they are in accordance to iMag’s Terms of Service, or if their use as base for a particular contract or service is explicitly stated in writing.

1.4 iMag reserves the right to make amendments to its Terms of Service from time to time. If the amendments affect the key provisions for the use of this website, the Publisher / Reader will be deemed to consent these amendments before further using the services provided. Minor revisions shall become effective immediately upon posting. The version in force is the one that is currently on the portal www.i-mag.com. By using their login details (log in), users approve the latest version of our Terms of Use.

2.1 All content (text, graphics, images, layouts, etc) published on this site remains the sole intellectual property of iMag. iMag does not assume liability for the contents of external links. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their own content.

2.2 Generally, all content is accessible by anyone at no cost. Nevertheless, iMag reserves the right to request the Publisher’s / Reader’s registration to grant access to certain contents. In that case, the Publisher / Reader is solely responsible to maintain the confidentiality of account information, password and computer access. The Publisher / Reader agrees to notify iMag of any breach of security (loss, theft, unauthorized use or access). iMag reserves the right to terminate the access for this Publisher / Reader.

2.3 iMag may change, limit, extend, or discontinue any aspects of the site or services at any time.

3.1 The website contents provided by iMag – with the exception of materials published by the Publisher (pamphlets and catalogues) – remain the sole intellectual property of iMag.

3.2 This relates in particular to the design, interfaces, graphics, information, computer codes, used trademarks and names.

4.1 The Publisher / Reader shall use the services according to applicable law and especially to these Terms of Service; he/she shall respect third party rights and particularly the Privacy Policy as well as the Copyright Policy.

4.2 iMag, at its sole discretion, may investigate any suspicion of misuse of the site or services or material breach of these Terms of Service; may take appropriate measures; and if there are reasonable grounds for suspicion, may suspend the Publisher’s / Reader’s account access. In case of serious breach, iMag may terminate the Publisher / Reader agreement without notice of termination.

4.3 The Publisher / Reader shall compensate iMag for any damage resulting from his/her breach of duty. The extent of the Publisher / Reader’s liability shall be limited to the Publisher’s / Reader’s responsibility in accordance with these provisions.

4.4 The Publisher may remove published contents at any time.

4.5 The payment of applicable taxes, fees and costs are the responsibility of the Publisher.

4.6 The Publisher agrees that all correspondence with iMag is done via email.

5.1 iMag uses cookies – small files with configuration information – to track user specific settings and realize user functions. iMag does not collect personal data through the use of cookies. The website and its services are fully functional even without the use of cookies; only the access to user specific features and settings will be limited.

6.1 Publisher may publish their contents by converting PDF files to e-Papers.

6.2 All information on this website is provided by iMag without guarantee of accuracy, completeness, or topicality.

6.3 The Publisher agrees in regards to an e-Paper that the Reader may view, copy, print, or share it in accordance to following provisions:

6.3.1 The Reader shall respect the copyright of the Publisher or the lawful copyright holder.

6.3.2 Use for commercial purposes is prohibited.

6.3.3 Any copy of a document or parts of a document shall embody these copyright provisions.

7.1 iMag conducts its Services with utmost care.

7.2 iMag shall not be liable for copyright infringements.

7.3 iMag makes no warranty to meet the Publisher’s expectations, especially not in terms of gaining profitable success through the use of the database or services.

7.4 iMag explicitly denies any responsibility for the contents published by the Publisher, or damages which might occur thereof. Further, iMag denies any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or topicality of the published content. The Publisher guarantees to have researched any content with care and in regards to copyright compliance.

7.5 iMag does not guarantee the publication and the availability of any contents online. iMag attempts to make its services available at all times. However, the Publisher / Reader has no right to claim the permanent availability of iMag’s services or a service without interference.

7.6 Where a disclaimer does not apply, iMag shall only be liable for intentional acts or gross negligence. The liability for consequential damages, loss of profit, loss of data, and financial losses shall be excluded completely.

7.7 Product and company names are trademarks of the respective owner and solely serve informational purposes. All publications are subject to technical malfunctioning, inaccuracy, grammatical, and spelling errors.

7.8 iMag assumes no responsibility for third party websites linked to its site or services; liable are their respective owners. Since iMag may be accessed via third party links without iMag’s knowledge thereof, the inclusion of images, contents, or any linked website on the site or for the services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website. iMag will assume sole responsibility for third party content only, if iMag becomes aware of its existence (also in case of infringing and unlawful content), and if the removal thereof, is possible and reasonable, in order to prevent further use. However, iMag is not obliged to screen third party content.

8.1 Due to the ever changing content in forums, iMag cannot guarantee to review all posts, screen their contents, or take active control thereof. iMag assumes no responsibility for the content, accuracy, and form of any such posts.

9.1 The Publisher / Reader agrees to use the services provided by iMag as well as pamphlets and catalogues published on its websites according these Terms of Service and to refrain from activities including, but not limited to:

9.1.1 Use of iMag products for purposes other than stated in these Terms of Service;

9.1.2 Removal markings of copyright or other rights;

9.1.3 Insulting, defamatory, or denouncing behavior towards other Publishers / Readers or the misuse of iMag’s services in any other manner;

9.1.4 Changing, hiding, or blocking any published pamphlets and catalogues, especially the removal or manipulation of advertisements and links;

9.1.5 Sale, licensing, offering subscription to or any other commercial use of published pamphlets and catalogues.

10.1 The Publisher has to go through the full registration process in order to have access to the portal. The Reader only has to register in order to participate in a forum of the website.

10.2 By registering with iMag and its portals, the Publisher / Reader agrees to the following Terms of Use (the same accounts for Publishers / Readers participating in discussion forums and posting of comments). The Publisher / Reader participating in forums agrees:

10.2.1 to refrain from the usage of any offensive, unlawful, pornographic, or vulgar language in their communication;

10.2.2 to assume sole responsibility for all posted materials and text, to maintain third party rights (especially, trademark laws, copyright laws and personal rights), and to indemnify and hold harmless iMag from and against any third party claim;

10.2.3 to refrain from using forums or comments for unsolicited marketing correspondence or commercial activity of any kind. This applies to any link to a personal or third party website (“links”) or the publication of toll free numbers for any purpose.

10.3 The Publisher / Reader is not entitled to claim the publication of his/her submitted comments or posts. iMag may, at its sole discretion, edit or delete comments or posts. In case of violation, iMag reserves the right to temporary suspend or permanently delete the Publisher / Reader account.

11.1 In order to publish a post or article, including PDF files (magazines …), the Publisher / Reader shall enter his/her full and correct legal first and last name in the Publisher / Reader profile. This name serves as the publishing name of the submitted materials. For any post, article, or e-paper, the Publisher will issue the following statement:

11.1.1 If presented with user specific data by a customer, iMag is not responsible to seek the user’s consent for the use of that data; this is the responsibility of the customer. iMag reserves the right to request proof of individual user consent, and may reject to use these addresses. The customer is not entitled to use generated user data without the User’s consent.

11.1.2 The registered Publisher grants iMag the unrestricted use of submitted materials for their publication in portals.

11.1.3 The Publisher is not entitled to claim the storage, publication, or retention of submitted materials. iMag, at its sole discretion and without justification, may choose not to publish submitted materials, to edit materials before publication, or to delete them after publication.

11.1.4 All published posts, articles, and e-papers may be deleted due to third party request after being reviewed by iMag. In order to report any breaching contents, iMag shall provide the button “report misuse” which then can be used by the Reader. If iMag determines reasonable grounds for the removal of the reported materials, their removal takes place within 7 days after use of that button.

11.1.5 For damages to the reporter of misuse arising by the delay of the content’s removal, iMag shall be held liable only for damages that were caused deliberately or by willful negligence, but not if resulting from a breach of duty by the Publisher. In this context, iMag points out explicitly, that all sites are subject to the regular indexation by search engines, and that iMag has no control over the possible storage of these materials on data banks of search engines and web catalogues, even after their removal from the site.

11.1.6 The submission and publication of materials does not entitle the Publisher / Reader to claim any compensation (professional fees, royalties, reimbursement, or similar payments) from iMag.

11.1.7 The disclosure of any personal or business data by the Publisher in order to use certain services offered on the site occurs solely on voluntary basis.

12.1 With the Publisher / Reader’s consent, iMag generates email addresses for advertising purposes and other reasons agreed upon. The exclusive use of an email address will be agreed upon individually, otherwise, iMag may provide several customers with this user specific data.

12.2 If presented with an email address by a customer, iMag is not responsible to seek the user’s consent for the use of that data; this is the responsibility of the customer. iMag reserves the right to request proof of consent of the user of the email address and may reject to use it if the consent was denied. The customer is not entitled to use generated user specific data without the user’s consent.

12.3 iMag may add test addresses to the generated email addresses. According to these Terms of Service, in cases of misuse of at least one data set, the customer shall pay a penalty in the amount of five times the contract value for breaching the agreement or of double the expenditure for generating the addresses. Notwithstanding that, iMag may claim an amount exceeding these figures.

14.1 Apple products (iMag Enterprise) shall be used according to Apple’s Terms of Use. Upon the registration of an Apple Developer Account and APP with Apple the Publisher receives a link to Apple’s Terms of Use.

14.2 The Publisher agrees to abide by these Terms of Use.

14.3 The Publisher acknowledges that Apple has the right to accept or refuse the registration of an APP.

14.4 The Publisher has no legal entitlement for the approval of his/her APP.

15.1 The place of jurisdiction is the registered office of the company; these Terms of Services will be governed by the Swiss law.

This document was last updated on November 9, 2018.