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The term "Alpiq" in this legal notice, the personal data protection notice and throughout the website is understood to stand for "Alpiq Ltd" as well as all its Group companies and subsidiaries.Disclaimer
The information contained in our website does not constitute any recommendation or offer to conclude a legal transaction, or in particular to acquire financial instruments. Moreover, financial products and services are under no circumstances addressed to natural or legal persons domiciled outside Switzerland.
The pages and documents provided on this website may contain forward-looking statements and information – that is, statements related to future, not past, events.
In particular, among other statements, certain statements with regard to management objectives, trends in results of operations, margins, costs, return on equity, risk management and competition are forward-looking in nature. Words such as 'expects', 'anticipates', 'targets', 'goals', 'projects', 'intends', 'plans', 'believes', 'seeks', 'estimates', variations of such words, and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on our current expectations and certain assumptions, and are, therefore, subject to certain risks and uncertainties.
Therefore, Alpiq's actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, economic conditions, the impact of competition, political and economic developments in the countries in which Alpiq operates, regulatory developments in the energy market in Switzerland and internationally and changes in oil prices and in the margins for Alpiq products. Any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of Alpiq speak only as of the actual date they are made. Alpiq will not update forward-looking statements to reflect any changes in Alpiq's expectations with regard thereto or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any of these statement is based.
Alpiq disclaims, without limitation, all liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages which might be incurred through the use of or access to this Website. Furthermore, Alpiq disclaims all liability for any tampering with the visitor's computer system by unauthorized third parties.
The information provided on this Website is for general information purpose only. Alpiq makes no representation about the suitability, reliability, availability, accuracy and completeness of the information contained on this Website for any purpose. Alpiq makes no representations or warranties about the contents of any information provided in a linked site.
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement at any time. Please make sure that you regularly read the latest version of this policy. The "Last update" paragraph indicates when the last update was made.
Whenever you visit our Website, our server logs the connecting IP address and, among other things, information about your browser ("Connection Data"). This Data registers the communication between you and Alpiq. These Data are used for statistical purposes and internal measures to enhance quality of service. Cookies are also used (see below).
When you visit our Website you have the option of sending us personal details such as your name, address, user name, password etc. ("Personal Data"). Personal Data are transferred by filling in the online form. Whenever we process Personal Data, we inform you about the type of information we collect and how we use it on the same page on which you enter your Personal Data. You can also see which data is mandatory in order to provide the service you require, and which data is optional. The mandatory data is marked with an asterisk.
This Website may contain links to other websites that are not operated or monitored by Alpiq ("Third Party Sites") to which this privacy statement shall not apply. External websites may install their own cookies and may be able to collect Personal Data. Alpiq does not monitor Third Party Sites, is not responsible for them and accepts no liability whatsoever for their content or their privacy policies. If you access a Third Party Site by clicking on the link, we advise you to read its privacy statement carefully.
With the following exceptions, your Personal Data are not disclosed to third parties without your express consent:
Your Personal Data may be forwarded and stored within the Alpiq Group. Alpiq operates branches in Switzerland, various countries in the European Economic Area and a small number of other countries.
Your Personal Data may be forwarded to service providers that provide support for our Website or otherwise support our business activities. These service providers process your Personal Data exclusively according to our instructions and are contractually bound to observe data confidentiality.
Your Personal Data may be disclosed to state or judicial authorities if required by law or other regulation.
Your Personal Data may be disclosed at Alpiq's discretion if this is deemed necessary in order to protect the interests of Alpiq, its users or the general public.
Data transmission to our servers over the Internet is not encrypted by default. Personal Data is transmitted over an open network which is accessible to anyone. We cannot guarantee the protection of Personal Data transmitted via such open networks. Alpiq accepts no liability for direct or indirect loss or damage resulting from data transmission between Website visitors and Alpiq.
We have, however, implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect Personal Data stored and processed at our facilities against unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification, unlawful destruction and accidental loss. These security measures guarantee the authenticity of our Website, the integrity of the data and the confidentiality of data transmitted over our private network (intranet).
Access to Personal Data is restricted to those of our employees who require such information in order to respond to queries and provide the services requested. All our employees are under an obligation to respect the confidentiality of Personal Data.
In accordance with the applicable data protection laws, Personal Data is kept only as long as needed for the designated purposes.
You have the right to remain informed and are entitled to request that your Personal Data be amended or deleted. Upon your request by e-mail to email@example.com, we will provide you with a readable copy of your Personal Data within 30 days, free of charge. For security reasons, we may take appropriate measures to authenticate your identity.
Alpiq Holding Ltd., Corporate Communications, based in Olten, Switzerland, is responsible for processing Personal Data collected online. If you have any questions about the protection of your Personal Data, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: December 2009