General Terms and Conditions – macwin.ch
1.1. These General Terms and Conditions (GTC) govern the contractual relationships between the Customer and Macwin Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Macwin) and form an integral part of all contractual relationships between Macwin and the Customer.
1.2. Any other general terms and conditions referred to by the Customer, namely in any orders placed with Macwin, are only valid and applicable if Macwin has previously expressly agreed so in writing.
1.3. These GTC supersede and replace all previous GTC between the parties.
1.4. Macwin reserves the right to change these GTC at any time and without prior notice by publication on the Web site www.macwin.ch. Such changes will take effect immediately after publication.
- SERVICES OF MACWIN
2.1. Macwin offers its customers services and products in the fields of computing, the Internet, the sale of Mac and Windows computer hardware, computer maintenance, remote maintenance, computer security, data backup, recovery data, web hosting, website creation, creation of online training, online conferences. Macwin provides its services in a professional manner and within the agreed deadlines in accordance with the conditions and specifications stipulated in the individual contracts.
2.2. Macwin reserves the right to call upon third parties to fulfill its contractual obligations.
2.3.1. The preparation and handing-over of merchandise occurs at Macwin’s principal place of business in Icogne. Profit and risk of the merchandise passes to the Costumer with the conclusion of the contract. Property is transferred to the Customer only once the sale’s price has been paid in full.
2.3.2. The sale’s prices indicated are inclusive of all taxes, but excluding delivery costs (transport and packaging). Delivery and installation at home is invoiced separately according to the applicable current rates.
2.4.1. Customers include all legal entities or natural persons that use Internet services under a service contract concluded with Macwin.
2.4.2. Macwin assists the Customer in order to ensure undisturbed use of the Internet services. If the assistance requires an unusual amount of effort or results from faulty operation by the Customer or dysfunctional Customer installations, charges will apply for the assistance according to the applicable current rates.
2.5. Backup of secure and encrypted data
2.5.1. Macwin allows customers to securely and securely back up their data (256 bits AES) in Switzerland via the Internet.
2.5.2. Macwin has a backup servers (Mac or Windows) to manage backups of all devices on the network.
2.5.3. Macwin can remotely monitor the operation of backup devices at any time.
2.5.4. Data restoration and maintenance work are done by Macwin and billed according to the tariff in force.
2.5.5. The customer is informed and agrees that the servers used by Macwin for the storage of its data may belong to a third party (service provider) and may be located outside of Macwin’s premises.
2.5.6. Billing is done according to the volume of data in increments of 1 TB.
2.5.7. The customer is responsible for his software which uses an SQL database, that the software makes a daily complete export (dump) in a local directory on the hard disk on which the software is installed. This dump must be able to allow a complete reinstallation of the software with import of data.
- CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATIONS
3.1. The Customer must pay all amounts due under the individual contracts as well as in these GTC’s on time as specified in paragraph 9.1.
3.2. The Customer is obligated, as far as reasonable, to assist Macwin actively and rapidly in its performance of the contract; in addition, the Customer must take all necessary measures in respect to preparation and remittance.
3.3. The Customer undertakes to give clear and pertinent instructions and, if asked to do so by Macwin, in writing. Macwin is not obligated to follow the Customers instructions when inappropriate. If these instructions generate additional work or costs for Macwin, they will be charged according to the applicable current rates.
3.4.1. Complaints about incomplete deliveries must be made in writing within 5 days of receipt of the delivery.
3.4.2. Under no circumstances will Macwin accept returns for software or operating systems and no refund will be done to the Customer.
3.4.3. All orders to Macwin are final and cannot be cancelled by the Customer.
3.5.1. The Customer must immediately inform Macwin about any errors, malfunctions and inability to use the Internet services and installations.
3.5.2. The Customer undertakes to comply with all cantonal and federal laws, in particular applicable data protection, telecommunication and copyright laws.
3.5.3. The Customer guarantees that the Internet services of Macwin will not be used for following purposes:
a) abusive, defamatory, slanderous or in any other way detrimental to the honor or reputation of third parties;
b) racists, xenophobes, revisionists or negationists;
c) obscene, pornographic, pedophilic, offensive or in any other manner contrary to morality;
d) infringing in any way on the rights of others, in particular the right to privacy, the right to image, the right to a name, the right to human dignity, and the protection of children and adolescents;
e) infringing the intellectual property rights of others, in particular trademark law, copyright (images, sounds, texts, photographs, software, etc.), as well as the rights of performers, producers of phonograms and videograms and broadcasting organizations;
f) inciting discrimination, hatred, violence, or the commission of a crime or misdemeanor or the consumption of illicit substances;
g) of an advertising nature, or relating to propaganda or proselytism; Where
h) in any way contrary to the laws and regulations in force.
3.5.4. In addition, the Customer undertakes not to send any message containing viruses or any other program that could cause damage to Macwin or third parties.
3.5.5. Finally, the Customer undertakes not to overload the server hosting the Macwin site, in particular by using the said site to send e-mails, especially unsolicited advertising.
3.6. Data backup
3.6.1. Customer agrees to verify that backup devices in its own premises are always in up and running.
- INFORMATION OBLIGATION
4.1. The parties inform each other of all developments, incidents or events that may be important for the other party with respect to the performance of the specific contract or in the context of the general contractual relationship.
4.2. In particular, the Customer must inform Macwin if he notices that the services of Macwin are being used in an illegal manner, in violation of contractual provisions, in particular the GTC, by his co-workers or third parties introduced by him, as well as by unauthorized third parties (for example “hackers”).
5.1. Information that is not accessible to the public and that has not yet been published must be handled confidentially. In particular, Macwin undertakes to not provide third parties with any information whatsoever regarding the services of Customers, unless Macwin has been expressly authorized to do so.
5.2. The Customer authorizes Macwin to transfer information concerning the Internet services and the names of contact persons etc. to third parties, to the extent necessary in order to properly fulfil or coordinate the contractual obligations of Macwin.
- PROPERTY RIGHTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND RIGHTS OF USE
6.1. No property rights will be transferred, unless expressly agreed otherwise in writing. In particular, the software and equipment, provided by Macwin for the use of its services remain the exclusive property of Macwin.
6.2. Any intellectual property rights concerning the services and products supplied by Macwin remain the property of Macwin or the respective owners (unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing).
6.3. Macwin grants the Customer the non-transferable and non-exclusive right to use the services of Macwin defined in the specific contracts. The content and degree of this right are governed by the specific contracts.
7.1. Macwin warrants the careful execution of the contractually agreed services. However, Macwin cannot guarantee faultless services. Announced interruptions of its services, in particular if due to maintenance work by our Internet providers or Macwin, will not be considered as disruptions.
7.2. Duration and guarantee conditions are governed and specified by the specific contracts and their enclosures.
7.3. The Customer undertakes to control that the Macwin services are free from any defects immediately after delivery. All defects must be notified to Macwin without delay in writing. All defective products covered by the manufacturer’s warranty shall be replaced by the latter. The Customer must exercise his guarantee rights directly against the manufacturer. If the Customer asks Macwin to exercise this right on his behalf, Macwin is authorized to charge its costs according to the applicable current rates. Any costs of reinstallation and reconfiguration shall be charged separately according to the applicable current rates.
7.4. The warranty is excluded for any defects caused by the Costumer, third parties or exterior influences.
7.5. The warranty is possible only in the original packaging.
8.1. Macwin assumes limited liability for all direct damages caused to the Customer through its fault up to a maximum amount equal to the contract value.
8.2. Macwin does not answer for any subsequent damage or lost profit. Macwin also does not respond to any data loss related to the use of storage services. Any third party guarantees (service providers) are reserved.
8.3. The Customer is liable for all damages caused to Macwin or to third parties by use of Macwin’s services. The Customer shall hold Macwin harmless from all claims (including legal fees) by third parties that may arise, in particular through breach of paragraphs 3.5 or 6.4.
- CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT
9.1. Macwin’s invoices are due for payment within 10 days of invoicing.
9.2. Macwin’s hourly rate is CHF 150.- (plus VAT). Remote maintenance is charged per quarter hour at the same costs. Travelling expenses are charged CHF 1.- (plus VAT) per kilometer (travelling time is not charged). Prices may be modified at any time and without prior notice, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing.
9.3.1. The Internet services are billed according to the current price list. Macwin may adapt these prices (in particular in case of a modification to the price of its access to the worldwide Internet network or in case of a particularly intense use of resources by the Customer) and communicate them to the Customer in writing. The adapted price shall only apply the following year. The Customer may terminate his contract according paragraph 10.2.3.
9.3.2. The Internet services are charged to the Customers monthly or annually and are payable net and in advance. Any costs arising from payments by post offices or banks charged to Macwin shall be billed to the Customers in the following invoice.
9.4. Complaints must be made within 5 days of receipt of the invoice.
9.5. In the event of delay in the payment of an invoice, Macwin is entitled to request from the 1st reminder interest on arrears of 5% p.a.
9.6. The Customer will be charged CHF 20.- for every reminder.
9.7. The Customer will be charged CHF 100.- for any money claim in addition to the effective debt collection costs.
9.8. In case of non-payment after the first reminder, Macwin is entitled to reclaim the merchandise and to block or terminate the Internet services as well as to terminate the contract with immediate effect.
- BEGINNING, DURATION AND TERMINATION OF THE CONTRACT
10.1. The contract enters into force upon the signature by the Customer of Macwin’s offer.
10.2.1. Macwin determines the date on which the Customer is entitled to use the Internet services.
10.2.2. Without specific written specifications, the service contract is concluded for a period of one year and is tacitly renewed for a new period of one year in the absence of termination by one of the parties by registered letter at least three months before the expiry of the current period.
10.2.3. Each party may terminate the service contract by registered letter by giving three months notice for the end of the contractual period. If Macwin’s Internet provider terminates its concession for operating an Internet connection, the Customer’s contract will be automatically terminated on the same date. Macwin shall inform the Customer in due time.
10.2.4. If a Web site hosting Customer changes providers, the hosting at Macwin will be automatically terminated. Macwin will not refund any balance of the price already paid for the hosting.
10.2.5. If a Web site hosting Customer requests particular services (migration, data recovery), he is obligated to inform Macwin in writing before the contract expires. These services will be invoiced according to the applicable current rates. After the expiration of the contract, all data, including the e-mails, are deleted from Macwin’s servers and for this reason cannot be restored.
10.3. Macwin reserves the right to terminate the contract for valid reasons at any time with immediate effect (without refund), in particular in case of violation of paragraph 3.5.3 and in case of non-payment after the first reminder. In such case, all data will be deleted from Macwin’s servers and cannot be recovered.
10.4. When IT services are terminated, subscriptions and hosting ends on the same date.
10.5. By ticking the validation box of the GCS providing for it, the customer agrees to waive his right of withdrawal for 14 days in order to be able to immediately benefit from the digital content not provided on a material medium and/or services whose delivery is planned immediately after the command.
- FINAL PROVISIONS
11.1 The English and German versions of the present document only have an informative purpose, the sole French version is binding.
11.2. In case of dispute, Macwin reserves the right to correspond in French.
11.3. The present contract is subject to the laws of Switzerland. The place of jurisdiction is Sierre. Notwithstanding the forgoing, Macwin reserves the right to take legal action against the Customer at the Customer’s registered office or domicile.
Icogne, the 1st of September 2023