Terms and conditions of use

1. Role of Hoffmann& Krueger Consulting Ltd.

Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Limited will carry out the services set out in the Engagement proposal and will not be obliged to provide any other advice or services unless it expressly agrees to do so.

Any advice rendered by Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd, unless otherwise agreed by us, is solely for the benefit of the Client and must be kept confidential.  This advice may not be relied on by the Client other than for the purposes of the Engagement and may not be disclosed to any third party or announced publicly unless there is a legal or regulatory obligation to disclose or announce it or otherwise agreed by Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd.  Such advice may not be used or relied on by any third party without Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd's prior written consent.

 

2. Authority and Information

Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd is entitled to assume that its instructions in relation to the Engagement have been properly authorised by the Client if they are given by a director or senior executive of the Client or by any of the persons referred to in the proposal.  Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd is authorised by the Client to carry out such steps as it considers necessary to complete the Engagement including acting through agents.

The Client understands and agrees that Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd in performing its Engagement, will use and rely upon information provided by the Client as well as publicly available information and that Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd does not assume responsibility for independent verification of any information, whether publicly available or otherwise furnished to it by the Client.  Accordingly, Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd shall be entitled to assume and rely upon the accuracy, fairness and completeness of all such information.

All reports and data is the property of the client but all documents, questionnaires, cards etc. on which the data is recorded shall be the property of the Company. Copies of any or all of this material in an anonymous form can be made available to clients on request on payment of additional fees. If wider circulation of results is intended, Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd name may not be quoted in connection with the study until the exact form of any communication has been agreed by Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd. The Client undertakes to inform Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd of any intended wider publication prior to release and to offer identification of Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd as the supplier of the work to be published.

 

  1. 3.       Accuracy of Information and Disclaimer

While we do our best to ensure that all information on the Site is accurate, the Site is provided on an "as is" and “as available” basis and we do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, reliability or timeliness of such information; nor do we warrant that it is fit for any particular purpose. If you find any inaccurate information on the Site let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable.

 

4. Disclosure of Interests

It is possible that Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd and/or one of its associates and/or one of

Their  respective officers, employees, representatives or agents or another client of the Hoffmann&Krueger  Consulting Ltd may have interests, relationships and/or arrangements that give rise to conflicts or interests which are otherwise material in relation to the Engagement ("Other Interests").  So far as Hoffmann&Krueger  Consulting Ltd is aware without having made enquiry of any of its clients, no other client of Hoffmann&Krueger  Consulting Ltd has, as at the date of the project agreement, any Other Interests and Hoffmann&Krueger  Consulting Ltd agrees to notify the Client if it becomes aware during the Engagement of any of its clients having any Other Interests provided that Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd shall not be required to disclose details of the names of any such clients or any other details concerning such clients to the Client pursuant to this Clause 3

The employees of the Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd assigned to the Engagement may be unaware of, and in any event are required to disregard, any Other Interests and the Client agrees that Hoffmann&Krueger  Consulting Ltd may act for it despite Other Interests and that any profit or remuneration from such interests may be retained by  Hoffmann&Krueger  Ltd.

The Client agrees that Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd does not have a duty to disclose any matter which comes to its notice in the course of their business if doing so would constitute a breach of duty owed to other persons. Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd will remain bound by any Confidentiality Agreement entered into between the parties.

 

  1. 5.       Access to the Site

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site.

Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis. We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Site or any part of it or to withdraw any of our services at any time, without notice, for any reason (including without limitation any breach of these Terms). From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Site, to our entire Site and/or to users who have registered with us.

While Hoffmann&Krueger  Consulting Ltd endeavours to ensure that the Site is normally available 24 hours a day, Hoffmann&Krueger  Consulting Ltd shall not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

 

  1. 6.      Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We reserve our right to report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and may co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any commentary or other materials posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

 

7. Liabilities

Although all reasonable care and skill is used in the preparation of reports, the company cannot accept any liability for any loss arising from the clients interpretation of such reports. In any event, the Company liability is strictly limited to the amount of any fees received Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd from the Client in respect of the preparation of the report which is the subject of the claim. Neither party shall be liable for the loss of profits, loss of turnover, loss of data , loss of business opportunities, or consequential loss.  Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd shall not be liable for any loss howsoever arising from or in connection with the Client’s interpretation of the Deliverables.

 

8. Product Testing

In cases where products, samples or other materials supplied by the Client or his agent are used in the project, the Client warrants that all contents, packaging and labelling comply with Swiss laws and shall indemnify Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd from any loss or claim on Hoffmann&Krueger Consulting Ltd arising from their use in the project, it being accepted that Hoffmann&Krueger  Consulting Ltd has no responsibility at all in this regard.