By accessing our websites and the information, services and products provided on them, you are declaring you are in agreement with the following terms and conditions.
Terms and conditions of use
The information and services included on these websites are made available by BLS LTD exclusively for private use as well as for information purposes.
BLS LTD reserves the right to amend and/or update these websites at any time and without prior notification. In addition, it reserves the right to limit the operating times of the websites or to temporarily close them down for technical reasons.
The information, fares and price lists published on the websites categorically constitute neither an offer nor a recommendation to acquire products and services and/or to conclude any legal transaction. Exceptions to this policy are expressly mentioned on the websites.
The entire content of the websites of BLS LTD are copyright protected. Trademark rights (in particular copyright and related trademark rights) to all of the elements of these websites (namely also the word, figurative and sound marks or logos included) belong exclusively and comprehensively to BLS LTD.
The copyrights of third parties remain reserved. In the event of duplication in its entirety or partially of the materials or parts thereof in any form (electronically or in writing), the express permission of BLS LTD is required as copyright-holder/owner of the relevant rights.
The reproduction, transmission, modification, linking or use of the websites for public or commercial purposes is only allowed with the prior written consent of BLS LTD.
Although BLS LTD and its contractual partners have taken every care possible to guarantee the reliability of the information included on the websites, neither BLS LTD nor its contractual partners can give an explicit or implicit assurance or guarantee (also to third parties) in respect of the accuracy, completeness or up-to-dateness of the information on the websites.
BLS LTD gives no guarantee that the functionality of the websites will remain uninterrupted or that the websites or respective servers are free from viruses or other harmful components, and accepts no responsibility if misuse by third parties (accessing data, copying, etc.), loss of programs or other data in its information systems takes place. This also applies if an indication of such potential damage is given on BLS websites should the need arise.
Exemption from liability
All liability of BLS LTD to users or third parties, including consequential damages (specifically for loss of profits) of any type resulting from the use of or access to the websites of BLS LTD or from the utilisation of the information included on them, is fully excluded.
Links to other websites
The websites of BLS LTD can include links to the websites of third parties that are beyond the control of BLS LTD. Should you activate such links, under certain circumstances you leave the websites of BLS LTD or extracts from the websites of third parties may be displayed in the environment of BLS LTD's websites.
BLS LTD accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness and legality of the content included there and links to other websites as well as for any offers, products and services included there.
The use of linked websites takes place exclusively at your own risk and responsibility. This also applies if these websites include the BLS logo, any other protected designation or other brand communications of BLS.
When dealing with personal data, BLS LTD complies with Swiss data protection regulations. Essentially, you can visit our websites without having to divulge any personal data.
We would point out to you that, as a result of your visit to our websites, we automatically come into possession of anonymous information, thanks to which we can determine how visitors use our websites and what information and offers they find to be of particular interest. Data processing is carried out by ourselves or third parties – with the exception of services requested by you – exclusively for the purposes of gathering individual information on our customers, aimed at their interests and requirements, as well as for our own statistical and marketing purposes.
Your personal data will neither be sold nor forwarded to third parties outside the BLS LTD Group, with the exception of the service providers of BLS LTD that are involved in the handling of your enquiry or are dependent on your details in order to perform a service. BLS LTD and its service providers use appropriate security systems to protect data from foreseeable risks. Data is only stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the intended purpose.
Data protection declaration for Google Analytics
We collect so-called "tracking data", which gives information on the surfing behaviour of users, with the aim of improving the sites and for statistical purposes. Such tracking data cannot be traced back to individual persons. These websites uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the websites. The information generated by the cookie on your usage of these websites (including your IP address) is transferred to one of Google's servers in the USA and stored on it. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on these websites, your IP address is however truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information to analyse your usage of the websites, to compile reports on websites activities for the website operator and to provide more services associated with website usage and internet usage. Where appropriate, Google may also transfer this information to third parties, as long as this is legally prescribed or where third parties have been commissioned by Google to process this data. The IP address transferred as part of Google Analytics by your browser is not amalgamated with other Google data.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate setting to your browser software. We would, however, point out that in this case you will not necessarily be able to utilise all the functions of thiese websites fully. By using these websites, you declare that you are in agreement with the processing of data collected by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose mentioned above. Further information about Google and data protection can be found at: http://google.com/privacy.html.
BLS uses a Google Analytics function that is based on Google Display Advertising. You can switch off Google Analytics functions for display advertisements and display network advertisements via this link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Data protection declaration for use of Facebook plugins
Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated into our sites. You can recognise Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or "Like" button on our site. You will find an overview of Facebook plugins here.
When you visit our sites, a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This means that Facebook receives information that you have visited our sites with your IP address. If you click on the "Like" button in Facebook whilst you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our sites to your Facebook profile. In this way, Facebook can allocate your visit to our sites to your user account. We would point out that, as the provider of the sites, we receive no information on the content of the data transferred and its usage by Facebook. Further information in this regard can be found in the Data protection declaration of Facebook under: Facebook Privacy
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign a visit to our sites to your Facebook user account, then please log out of your Facebook account. If you do not want any data acquisition via Custom Audience, you can deactivate Custom Audience here.
Data protection declaration for use of Google +1
You can publish information worldwide with the help of the Google +1 button. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and its partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for a +1 content and information about the sites you have looked at by clicking on +1. Your +1 can, together with your profile name and photo, be shown in Google services, such as for example in search results or in your Google profile, or at other points on websites and displays on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others.
To be able to use the Google +1-button, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and must include as a minimum the name selected for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users that know your e-mail address or who have at their disposal other identification information from you via others.
Apart from the intended uses mentioned above, the information you provide will be used according to the currently valid Google data protection regulations. Google could possibly publish consolidated statistics about the +1 activities of users or pass these statistics on to our users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
Data protection declaration for use of Twitter
The functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our sites. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Thanks to the use of Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In this respect such data as IP address, browser type, domains called up, sites visited, mobile phone provider, device and application IDs and search terms are transferred to Twitter.
We would point out that, as the provider of the sites, we receive no information on the content of the data transferred and its usage by Twitter. By virtue of the ongoing updating of its data protection declaration by Twitter, we would refer you to the latest version at: http://twitter.com/privacy.
Should one or more of these provisions become null and void or invalid, the binding nature of the other terms and conditions of use remains unaffected. In such a case, as soon as it becomes known they are null and void or invalid, BLS LTD will immediately replace these provisions with commercially comparable, legal provisions.
BLS LTD reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions of use and data protection regulations at any time. Continued use of these websites after any amendment shall be regarded as implicit agreement with the amendments made.
These terms and conditions of use are subject exclusively to Swiss Law. The place of jurisdiction for possible disputes is exclusively the responsible courts of the city of Bern.
If you have any questions or comments on our legal notes or data protection, then please get in touch with us using the contact address quoted in the website credits.
Last update: 1 November 2016
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