Last updated: May 2017

These Terms of Use (Terms) govern your use of the website (Site). The Digital Coding & Tracking Association (We, Us, Our) provides this Site as a service to you. By using the Site you are indicating that you accept these Terms and agree to abide by them. If you do not accept these Terms, please do not use the Site.

We may change the Terms at any time by putting amended Terms on the Site.

1. Intellectual Property

The intellectual property rights in the Site are owned by Us or our licensors. These rights include, without limitation, database rights, rights in designs, rights in know-how, patents and rights in inventions, whether registered or unregistered.

“DCTA”, “Digital Coding & Tracking Association” and other marks used on the Site are Our trademarks, and you may not use any of them without Our prior written permission. You may not use any meta tags or any other hidden text using Our names or trade marks without Our prior written permission.

The information and images contained on the Site are Our property or the property of Our licensors and are protected by copyright laws. All software used on the Site is Our property or the property of Our software suppliers and is protected by copyright laws.

Unless the conditions below are met, You may not distribute, store, modify, copy or reproduce any part of the Site without Our prior written permission.

  • Any material You reproduce must be reproduced accurately and must retain any copyrights which are contained in the original material;
  • If you issue any reproduced material to others you must acknowledge the source of the material and the copyright status; and
  • Any material reproduced must not be used in a derogatory manner or in any manner which may adversely affect Our business or reputation.

2. Third-party Websites

Mention of third party products, services, companies and websites on the Site is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation by Us. Please note that all third party products or service must be ordered directly from the third party.

The Site may contains links to websites run by other organisations. While every effort is made to check the content and accuracy of the websites the Site links to, We take no responsibility for information contained on websites maintained by other organisations or for action taken as a result of information contained on websites maintained by other organisations.

3. Privacy

Please review Our privacy policy (Privacy Policy) for information on how We collect and use your personal information. By using the Site, you are consenting to Us collecting and using your personal information and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

4. Acceptable Use of the Site

You may link to the Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage Our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on Our part, where none exists.

You may not use any data gathering or data extraction tools, such as robots, on the Site without Our prior written permission.

You may not frame the Site without Our prior written permission.

You must not misuse the 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 any part of the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial of service attack or a distributed denial of service attack.

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 the Site or any site linked to it.

5. Our Liability to You

While We have taken care in preparing the contents of the Site and except as set out below, We do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, loss of anticipated revenues, loss of business opportunities, loss of goodwill, loss of data or damage to reputation resulting from your use of, or your inability to use, the Site or any reliance placed on any information found or content posted on the Site.

Nothing in these Terms shall operate to limit or exclude Our liability for death or personal injury caused by Our negligence or for fraud (including, but not limited to, fraudulent misrepresentation) or for any liability which cannot lawfully be excluded.

We do not guarantee that access to and use of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free. From time to time We may suspend or restrict access to the Site in order to carry out repairs, maintenance or to introduce new facilities. We do not warrant that the information on the Site is accurate or complete and are not responsible for checking that information on the Site is accurate or complete.

6. Your Liability to Us

You agree to indemnify Us and keep Us indemnified from and against all costs, claims, expenses (including legal and professional fees and expenses), losses, damages and other liabilities We suffer or incur and arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site or any breach of these Terms or Our Privacy Policy by you, or the infringement by you of any intellectual property or other right of any person.

7. Severance

If any provision in these Terms is declared void or unenforceable by any court or other body of competent jurisdiction, or is otherwise rendered so by any applicable law, such provision shall to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability be deemed severable and all other provisions of these Terms not affected by such invalidity or unenforceability shall remain in full force and effect.

8. Waiver

No delay or failure by Us in enforcing any provision in these Terms shall be deemed to be a waiver or create a precedent or in any way prejudice Our rights under these Terms.

9. Jurisdiction and Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Switzerland.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms please contact us in writing at the following address:

Digital Coding & Tracking Association
c/o KBT Treuhand AG Zürich
Zimmergasse 16
8008 Zürich