Terms and conditions of use

Terms and conditions of use of the Hidex web service

Use of the Hidex web service maintained by Hidex (hereinafter the Service) requires acceptance of these conditions of use. These terms and conditions of use apply equally to all users, regardless of whether they have accessed only the public sections of the Service or that requiring a login.

Hidex owns the Service, and is responsible for its operation and development. Hidex reserves the right to make changes in the Service.

The Service is governed by Finnish law irrespective of the location of the user.

Copyrights and trade marks

The contents of the Service, including texts, images, product information, trademarks, brands, logos, etc., are the property of Hidex or a third party, and as such they are protected by the Copyright Act and other legislation. Unless otherwise specified in these conditions of use or the Service, Hidex retains all rights to the Service and its contents.

User rights and responsibilities

Users shall not copy or otherwise duplicate, move, distribute or save – wholly or in part – any of the contents of the Service, nor shall they use images, product information, trademarks, brands, logos or other contents of the Service without the prior written consent of Hidex. Using text or pictures for commercial purposes is prohibited. The use of bulletins published in the Service for journalistic purposes is allowed, provided that the source of information is duly mentioned.

Customers may read, browse, and download material published in the Hidex website, and also print out parts of it for their own personal use. Modifying or copying such content is not allowed. Copying and using content in any manner whatsoever, without the prior written consent of Hidex is prohibited.

Responsibility for the web service and its content

Hidex does not guarantee the correctness or reliability of the information provided in the Service. Prices, images and specifications of, and information on, the availability of products and all other content in the Service are published without any warranty. Hidex shall not be responsible for any direct or indirect damage caused by the information provided by the Service.

Hidex reserves the right to change, at any time, without prior notice and at its own discretion, the terms of use, appearance, content and availability of the Service, the services and products provided therein, and any other properties of the Service. Hidex has the right to bar any and all Customers from the use of the Service or parts of it.

Hidex does not guarantee the availability or flawlessness of the Service. Barring any imperative legal provision, Hidex cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by use of the Service, obstacles to the use of the Service or any other reason relating to the Service.

Third-party services

The Service may contain links to web sites owned or operated by third parties. Upon being transferred to such web sites, the user must read and accept any terms of use before starting to use those web sites. Hidex is not responsible for the operation, contents or other features of websites produced by third parties.

Hidex shall not be held liable for the usability of third-party applications and extra functionalities installed by the user or for disturbances, errors or other damage relating to or caused by such applications or functionalities.

Cookies

The Service uses cookies, i.e. small data files stored on the users’ computers for service session control and user monitoring. The cookies facilitate analysing how users use the Service. The information about the user stored by the cookies includes information relating to the browser used, to the use of the website and the IP address of the user’s computer.

The Service utilises a user monitoring service when analysing website use. The information gathered is delivered to user monitoring service servers in Finland for storage purposes. The user monitoring information may be submitted to third parties if legislation so requires or if that third party processes the information on Hidex’s behalf. Hidex utilises statistical data to develop Hidex business activities.

If they so desire, users may prevent the use of cookies by changing the settings of their Internet browser. However, preventing the use of cookies may affect the functionality of the website. By using the Service, users consent to the aforementioned information processing method.

Personal data

By using our web services, you are our client. Based on applicable laws, we have the right to process your personal data to response your requests or similar purposes.

We have the right to collect and process your personal data when you communicate with us or fill out a form or survey, register to use our services, submit information through our web solutions, enter a contest or sweepstakes, register your e-mail address with us, or send us e-mail.

While we collect the majority of the above-mentioned data directly from you or your device, we also receive data from 3rd party sources. We do this to create a seamless customer experience. Such other sources may further include subcontractors who have provided you with support services, or advertising partners who have assisted us in conducting our marketing activities.

If you use your social media account to register to our services, we may also collect relevant data (such as e-mail) from your account to enable us to contact you.