USER GENERATED CONTENT
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Eligibility
User Generated Content can be created and shared with (by tagging)/ uploaded to the Website (the “Website”) by anyone who: a) is at least 18 years of age (or at least the age of majority in the country of residence); and b) did not purchase any equipment for the purposes of using the Website.
2. Owner of the Website
Swarovski Crystal Online AG, Alte Landstrasse 411, 8708 Männedorf, Switzerland, ("Owner") on behalf of Swarovski Aktiengesellschaft, Dröschistrasse 15, 9495 Triesen, Fürstentum Liechtenstein.
3. Agreement these Terms and Conditions
Using the Website constitutes User’s full and unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions and Owner’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Website.
4. How to Access

The Website can be found at www.swarovski.com/bebrilliant

Uploading/Tagging User Generated Content can be done:

4.1. Via Social Media Platforms: The Owner does not take any responsibility for using any of the Social Media Platforms below. The Terms and Conditions of the respective Social Media Platform apply.

Instagram: Tagging User Generated Content on Instagram includes holding a separate Instagram account. Registered Instagram Account holders must agree to the Instagram Terms of Use (a copy of which can be found at http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/) and the Instagram Privacy Policy (a copy of which can be found at http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/).

As a registered Instagram Account holder, Users must upload and tag an image/images (“Image”) with “#Swarovski” to share it with the Owner/on the Owner’s Website.

Via Twitter: Tagging User Generated Content on Twitter includes holding a separate Twitter account. Registered Twitter Account holders must agree to the Twitter Terms of Service (a copy of which can be found at https://twitter.com/tos) and the Twitter Privacy Policy (a copy of which can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy).

As a registered Twitter Account holder, Users must upload and tag an image/images (“Image”) with “#Swarovski” to share it with the Owner/on the Owner’s Website.

Via Tumblr: Tagging User Generated Content on Tumblr includes holding a separate Tumblr account. Registered Tumblr Account holders must agree to the Tumblr Terms of Service (a copy of which can be found at https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/terms-of-service) and the Tumblr Privacy Policy (a copy of which can be found at https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy).

As a registered Tumblr Account holder, Users must upload and tag an image/images (“Image”) with “#Swarovski” to share it with the Owner/on the Owner’s Website.

 

4.2. On the Website:

There are the following possibilities to upload User Generated Content on the Website:

Via Website Application: To upload User Generated Content on the Website, the User must follow the instructions given on the Website. In addition, the User must provide certain information if requested. User may provide only true, complete and current information.

The User ID gives the User access to the personal Website Account. User may not allow anyone else to access or use their personal Account or User ID. User is responsible for all activities that occur under it’s personal Account or User ID.

User’s information submitted to the Owner via the website will be treated in accordance with owner’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.swarovski.com/dataprotection.

Via Facebook: Uploading User Generated Content via Facebook includes holding a separate Facebook account. Registered Facebook Account holders must agree to the Facebook Terms

Users must register for a Facebook personal account. Creating a Facebook personal account is free of charge and can be done by visiting www.facebook.com. To create a Facebook account, Users must agree to the Facebook Terms and Conditions (a copy of which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/legal/terms) and the Facebook Privacy Policy (a copy of which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation).

5. Content Guidelines

Users need not purchase or depict any of Owner’s products or services in their Images. Users must ensure that their Images comply with the Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”). By uploading User Generated Content, Users agree that the Owner, in its sole discretion, may remove any Image from the Website if the Owner believes, in its sole discretion, that an Image fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions. The Owner will review User Generated Content Images.

Guidelines and Restrictions

Images must comply in full with the Guidelines and Restrictions in order to be uploaded:

     Technical Guidelines. All Images must:

Be in a format recognized by the Website; and Content Guidelines.

     All Images must not:

Contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;

Disparage Owner or any other person or party;

Contain brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Owner, which User has a limited license to use to incorporate in his/her Image;

Contain images, artwork or any other copyrighted material not created by User Contain material that is indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (including, without limitation, depictions of nudity, sexual activity, offensive images or language, or other lewd behavior or activities);

Contain material inappropriate for the Website (including, without limitation, depictions of gang signs/symbols, weapons, violence, threats of violence, alcohol, drugs, or other such inappropriate behavior or activities);

Contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

Depict the use of alcohol, whether in moderation or not;

Show license plates, phone numbers, personal addresses (physical or e-mail) or other information that could be personally identifiable of any person (whether that person is the User or not); and

Contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any country (or subpart thereof) where Image is taken.

Users must have permission from all individuals that appear in the Uploaded Content (if any) to use their name and likeness in the picture and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, User must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to the Owner.

6. Intellectual Property Interests:
For All Users: WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE USER AGREES TO IRREVOCABLY GRANT, TRANSFER, CONVEY AND ASSIGN TO OWNER THE ENTIRETY OF THE RIGHTS IN AND TO ANY UPLOAD OF USER GENERATED CONTENT, ANY DERIVATIVE WORKS MADE THEREOF, AND ALL RENEWALS AND EXTENSIONS OF COPYRIGHT TO ALL SUCH WORKS (INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SECURE COPYRIGHT REGISTRATIONS THERETO) IN PERPETUITY (OR FOR THE LONGEST PERIOD OF TIME AUTHORIZED BY LAW, BUT IN NO CASE FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME LESS THAN TEN (10) YEARS) INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RIGHTS TO USE THE USER GENERATED CONTENT FOR ANY AND ALL PURPOSES IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVELOPED, ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS. UPLOADING USER GENERATED CONTENT TO THE WEBSITE ALSO CONSTITUTES USER’S WAIVER, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, OF ALL MORAL RIGHTS CONFERRED UPON USER OR ARISING IN RESPECT OF THE RESPECTIVE USER’S USER GENERATED CONTENT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. User further agrees to assist Owner with any or all filings, registrations, or other documentation as may be required to complete and perfect the assignment and transfer of rights. In the event that the User cannot transfer and assign the rights to the User Generated Content as contemplated in this Section, then the User grants to Owner a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual (or, if perpetual is prohibited by law, for the longest extent permitted by law but in no event less than ten (10) years), worldwide right and license to display, perform, modify, adapt, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), the User Generated Content, in whole or in part, and any/all works based thereon, for any purpose, including for promotional or marketing purposes, except where prohibited by law.
7. Publicity
Except where prohibited, uploading User Generated Content constitutes User’s consent to Owner’s and its agents’ use of User’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
8. Warranties and Representations
BY UPLOADING USER GENERATED CONTENT, EACH USER WARRANTS AND REPRESENTS THAT: (a) THE USER OWNS ALL RIGHTS TO THE USER GENERATED CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMAGE, AND THE PERFORMANCE CONTAINED IN EACH USER GENERATED CONTENT; (b) THE USER IS THE INDIVIDUAL PICTURED IN THE USER GENERATED CONTENT, OR, ALTERNATIVELY, THAT THE USER HAS OBTAINED PERMISSION FROM EACH PERSON WHO APPEARS IN THE USER GENERATED CONTENT TO GRANT THE RIGHTS TO THE OWNER DESCRIBED IN THESE RULES, AND CAN MAKE WRITTEN COPIES OF SUCH PERMISSIONS AVAILABLE TO THE OWNER UPON REQUEST; (c) THE USER GENERATED CONTENT HAS BEEN LEGALLY OBTAINED AND CREATED; (d) THE USER GENERATED CONTENT DOES NOT INFRINGE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY RIGHTS OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR MORAL RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY; AND (e) THE USER GENERATED CONTENT DOES NOT VIOLATE APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS. User will indemnify Owner, Released Parties (as defined in Section 9, below) and any licensee of Owner against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms.
9. Release
By uploading User Generated Content to the Website, User agrees to release and hold harmless the Owner and the Social Media Paltforms as set out in Para 4 hereinabove, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of accessing the Website, to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law. Depending upon the law of your country of residence, this release may not apply to claims against Owner, its representatives and its vicarious agents for damages because of personal injury or death, and to claims for damages in case of intent or gross negligence by Owner, its representatives or vicarious agents.
10. General Conditions
Owner reserves the right to delete, suspend and/or modify the Website, or any part of it. Owner reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or delete any User Generated Content it finds: a) to be tampering with the access processes or the operation of the Website; b) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion; c) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or d) the User Generated Content inappropriate for the Website. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Website may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Owner reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Owner’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
11. Limitations of Liability
Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by User, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Website; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Access process or the Website; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Website, the uploading, or in any Website-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail or Content; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from User’s Access to the Website. Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable User Generated Content or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any Access.
12. Disputes
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, User agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the User Generated Content or the Website shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by Swiss courts located in Zurich, Switzerland; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with accessing the Website or the upload of User Generated Content, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will User be permitted to obtain awards for, and User hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the User and Owner in connection with the Website or the upload of User Generated Content, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland.
13. User’s Personal Information

All information will be submitted directly to the Owner via the Website. All information submitted to Owner will be treated in accordance with Owner’s Privacy Policy, available at http://www.swarovski.com/dataprotection

Information submitted via Social Media Platform is subject to the respective Social Media Platform’s privacy policy as set out in Para 4 hereinabove. The User’s personal information will be used for any purposes consistent with these Terms and Conditions. The User’s country of residence may grant the right to review and correct the personal data stored about the User, including its origin, recipient or categories of recipients of the data and the purpose of the storage. In addition, the User may have the right to disable and delete its data, depending upon the circumstances. If the User’s country of residence grants such rights, the User may exercise them by making its request in writing. To submit the request, please write to “User Generated Content”, Digital Communication, CGB Marketing Communications, Swarovski Aktiengesellschaft, Triesen, Männedorf Branch, Alte Landstrasse 411, 8708 Männedorf, Switzerland and be sure to include the specifics about the request.

14. Consumer Rights

Nothing in these Official Rules shall be deemed to exclude or restrict any of the User’s statutory rights as a consumer.

 

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