Website Terms and Conditions of Use

www.roberthalf.ch Website General Terms of Use (Terms of Use)

Last updated: December 15, 2017

1.    Scope of application; acceptance and modification of the Terms of Use; duration

Welcome to www.roberthalf.ch (the “Website”). This Website is operated by Robert Half GmbH, based at Bahnhofplatz 9, 8001 Zurich and Quai de I´lle 13, 1204 Geneva (“RHCH”). These Terms of Use regulate the use of this Website and the use of the services offered through this Website. For the online application service provided by RHCH, specific terms apply in addition.

By registering on our Website or by otherwise giving your consent to these Terms of Use, you enter into a user relationship for the services offered through this Website. This user relationship is subject to the present Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use apply for the duration of the user relationship. RHCH reserves the right to modify the Terms of Use from time to time at its discretion. If we make any modifications during the duration of the user relationship, we will notify you accordingly on this Website. By continuing to use the Website after we have issued notification of a modification of the Terms of Use, you give your consent to the modification made. Notwithstanding this, your consent to the respective modification will be deemed to have been given if you do not object to the modification within four (4) weeks of our notification. If you object to the modification during this objection period, the modification will not enter into effect and the user relationship will be continued subject to the former Terms of Use. We reserve the right to terminate the user relationship in this case. In our notification, we will draw your attention to your right to object and to the consequences of your objection or non-objection.

The parties may terminate the user relationship at any time without giving any reason for doing so.

2.    Legal capacity

This Website and all related services are made available to you subject to the condition that you have full legal capacity (in particular that you are of legal age) and can conclude binding agreements pursuant to Swiss law. This Website is not made available to minors. If you are a minor, please do not use this Website.

3.    Services of RHCH

This Website provides a forum for you to obtain employment information or career information. This Website may include additional features such as blogs, forms, salary overviews, salary calculators or newsletters.

In particular, RHCH also displays job advertisements for positions at third parties on its Website that you may view free of charge and for which you may submit a job application. By using this Website, you do not enter into any employment relationship, employment agency relationship, broker relationship or commercial agency relationship, partnership or company or similar relationship with RHCH.

You are aware and accept that RHCH

(a)    does not guarantee or promise that you will receive a job offered through this Website;

(b)    accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any job offers, pre-employment checks, recruitment decisions or actual recruitment by third parties; and

(c)    is not your employer or employment agent.

In no event do the job advertisements displayed on this Website constitute a specific offer of an employment contract or a recommendation for a specific position or for the recruitment of a specific job seeker.

4.    Login data

If you receive login data (e.g. password, user ID) from us for specific services available on this Website or you are required to define such login data, the following will apply:

You will ensure that your login data does not become accessible to third parties. Should you become aware that your login data has become known to unauthorized third parties, or that unauthorized third parties have used your login data, you are obligated to inform us without delay. You are liable for all activities engaged in using your login data, unless you can prove that such activities have not been authorized by you and that you are not responsible for such unauthorized use.

5.    Intellectual property, right to use this Website

All materials available and/or offered on this Website, including, without limitation, graphic materials and designs, documents, texts, pictures, audio and video materials, artwork, software and HTML code (jointly referred to as “Materials”) are owned exclusively by RHCH or the respective rights holders. All copyright, database, trademark and design rights and other intellectual property rights to the Materials are held by RHCH or the respective rights holders. Subject to these Terms of Use, RHCH grants you – exclusively for your own or your organization’s personal, non-commercial purposes – for the duration of the user relationship the non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right to view, temporarily download or permanently reproduce for your own personal use a copy of the Materials offered on this Website. Except for the rights of use expressly granted herein, you are not granted any further rights to the Materials. Unless otherwise provided for in these Terms of Use, you may not, without the prior written consent of RHCH, in particular

(a)    use, copy, modify, publicly disclose (in particular make publicly accessible), delete, distribute, download, store, reproduce, transmit, publish, sell, resell or lease the Materials or create adaptations thereof, or

(b)                use the Materials on other websites or in other media, such as network environments, or

(c)    remove or modify any copyright or other intellectual property right notices in the Materials.

All trade names, trademarks and logos (the “Trademarks”) displayed on this Website are owned exclusively by RHCH and the respective rights holders. Without the prior written consent of RHCH and/or the respective rights holders, you may not use the Trademarks in any way.

You hereby grant us a non-exclusive, transferable and sublicensable right without territorial restrictions to use the content posted by you or upon your request to the extent that this is required for the proper operation of this Website and/or for providing the services offered through it. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the rights required to post, store and/or transmit the respective content on or through the Website and to grant the above-mentioned rights.

6.    General prohibitions

When using this Website, and unless otherwise provided for in these Terms of Use, you agree not to:

(a)    violate any applicable laws, administrative orders or any other applicable provisions;

(b)    infringe any rights of third parties, in particular intellectual property rights, especially patents, copyrights, trademarks, rights to business secrets and/or personal rights;

(c)    post, store and/or transmit content that infringes (a) and/or (b) and/or that is pornographic, harmful to minors, racist and/or discriminating;

(d)    bypass or attempt to bypass this Website’s security measures;

(e)    use devices, procedures or mechanisms to monitor, download, search or gain unauthorized access to this Website, e.g. through search machines like spiders or robots, unless RHCH has granted its prior written consent;

(f)    gain or attempt to gain access to the accounts or login data of third parties.

7.    Scope of use and responsibility

You also agree that you will use this Website only to inform yourself about opportunities in the labor market, find career information or use the other services available on this Website in compliance with these Terms of Use.

You are aware that you have to use the job opportunities, the Materials and other information available on this Website under your own responsibility and in particular need to use your own judgment to evaluate job offers as to their benefit for you.

8.    Links to third-party content

This Website may provide links, such as hyperlinks or buttons directing to third-party websites (“Linked Websites”). RHCH is not responsible for the content of Linked Websites and does not endorse such linked content. The provision of links to Linked Websites on this Website does not mean that there is a relationship between RHCH and the operator of the Linked Websites or that RHCH endorses the content of the Linked Websites in any way. RHCH provides links to the Linked Websites exclusively for your perusal. You may use these links under your own responsibility.

9.    Availability and deficiencies of service

This Website and its content is provided on an as-is and as-available basis. No warranty is offered that this site will be available or error-free at any given time. In case of deficiencies, you will only have recourse to statutory rights to the extent that RHCH has maliciously concealed such deficiencies.

10.    Liability

The liability of RHCH is limited to cases of intentional or gross negligence, regardless of their legal basis. This limitation of liability does not affect any liability pursuant to the Product Liability Act for loss of life, physical injury or harm to the health or for maliciously concealing a defect. RHCH is not liable for simple negligence.

11.    Modification and discontinuation of services

RHCH reserves the right to modify, refine and/or discontinue the Website and any services offered through the Website and to remove any Materials from the Website or altogether discontinue the Website’s operation at its discretion.

12.    Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between yourself and RHCH regarding your use of this Website. If additional arrangements have been made, these additional provisions and agreements, such as the General Terms and Conditions for Online Applications, also apply.

There are no side agreements to these Terms of Use.

If you are a businessperson within the meaning of the Swiss Code of Obligations, Zurich is the place of jurisdiction for any disputes arising from or in connection with this user relationship.

The user relationship and these Terms of Use are governed by Swiss law to the exclusion of the rules of uniform international law, in particular the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

If individual provisions of these Terms of Use are found to be invalid or ineffective, this will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.